Date: Oct 2, 2013  |  Written by Silverstrike  |  Posted Under: Article, Column, Point of View  |  DISQUS With Us: 3 comments

Oricon Flyby

The brand new Planet of Oricon has a great story lead up and rewards for completion. Those are good enough reasons to complete the area, but it also unlocks valuable Operation Missions.

As a Daily Zone, Oricon is mechanically sound. The missions are tight and well done. The foot travel time is the only downside to the area. Unlike CZ-198 it will take a time commitment to finish the daily missions.

Date: Sep 30, 2013  |  Written by Silverstrike  |  Posted Under: Buzz, Patch Notes  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

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mmmmm… delicious patch notes!

Game Update 2.4: The Dread War

Highlights

  • New Story Mission Area: Oricon! Located in an uncharted system well off the Hydian Way, Oricon is a remote moon that is immeasurably strong with the dark side – a perfect home for the feared Dread Masters! Begin the Oricon journey by talking to O6-D5 on the Republic Fleet or D5-F3 on the Imperial Fleet. Details under General
  • Warzone Arenas! 4v4 Warzone Arenas are now active for Unranked, Ranked Solo, and Ranked Team play! Details under PvP
  • New Level 55 Daily Missions! Explore the ship-strewn, mysterious landscape of Oricon as you battle the deadly Dread Guard and their minions. The Dread Masters are bent on destroying both the Empire and Republic and they’re using their every resource to do so! Details under Missions and NPCs
  • New Operation: Dread Fortress! Begin your assault of the Dread Masters lair, an ancient fortress claimed by the Dread Masters soon after arriving on Oricon. Details under Flashpoints and Operations
  • New Operation: Dread Palace! Make your way beyond the Dread Fortress to the foreboding palace of the Dread Masters –and battle towards the final confrontation with the galaxy’s greatest threat.Details under Flashpoints and Operations
  • New Galactic Reputation Organization! A new organization has been added: Strike Team Oricon (Republic) (Republic)/Dread Executioners (Imperial). Details under Legacy

Date: Sep 29, 2013  |  Written by Silverstrike  |  Posted Under: Buzz  |  DISQUS With Us: 2 comments

Dev Tracker, Star Wars: The Old Republic

Prepare Comrades, the Dread War is upon us!

Originally posted by Amber Green(Source)

Scheduled Maintenance: October 1st, 2013 | 09.29.2013, 05:06 AM
On October 1st, all game servers, SWTOR.com and the launcher will be unavailable as we perform scheduled maintenance. Game Update 2.4: The Dread War will be implemented during this downtime. Details are as follows:

Date: Tuesday October 1st, 2013
Time: 3AM PDT (10AM UTC) – 7AM PDT (2PM UTC)
Duration: 4 hours

During maintenance, all updates and additional information will be posted on our Twitter account.

Thank you for your patience as we maintain service for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™.

Date: Sep 25, 2013  |  Written by Silverstrike  |  Posted Under: Buzz  |  DISQUS With Us: 1 comment

Dev Tracker, Star Wars: The Old Republic

…sometimes they say yes!

Originally posted by Eric Musco(Source)

I emplore you Bioware, please let us dye the Lore outfits. | 09.24.2013, 10:05 PM
I come to this thread with some interesting news! Today I learned of a fun, new thing we are adding in Game Update 2.4… the ability to dye lore outfits!

Very handy that this thread was still active in GD so I could deliver this news 

-eric

Date: Sep 13, 2013  |  Written by Silverstrike  |  Posted Under: Buzz  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

Dev Tracker, Star Wars: The Old Republic

If you’re into this sort of thing, now’s the time to go crazy!

Originally posted by Eric Musco(Source)

Appearance Designer Sale! | 09.12.2013, 01:29 PM
Hey folks,

Over the next ten days, starting tomorrow, we are going to be offering a 50% off sale within the Appearance Designer! Here are the details:

Start: 11 AM CDT Friday, September 13th
End: 11 AM CDT Monday, September 23rd
The Sale: All Appearance Designer changes and Appearance options will be 50% off. Note that subscribers will get this discount in addition to their normal subscriber discount!

-eric

So what’s it gonna be Nation? Cathars in Bikinis?

Date: Sep 10, 2013  |  Written by Silverstrike  |  Posted Under: Buzz  |  DISQUS With Us: 1 comment

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Greetings Comrades!

Reminder: Bounty Contract Week is live again for September. Go Get ‘um!

Date: Sep 9, 2013  |  Written by Silverstrike  |  Posted Under: Article, Column, Point of View  |  DISQUS With Us: 4 comments

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A battle hardened Knight once said, “…many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.” These are mine.

Min / Maxing gear in your chosen MMO has been around a long time. When a player chooses to Min / Max gear, they are taking an active roll in the stats allocated. They forgo the passive aspect of wearing the gear awarded, and customize it to squeeze every last drop of Stats out for their class. The way this is achieved is different in every MMO, but the results are the same.

Some consider this an important part of the game, separating the Great players from the bad. Given the amount of front-end investment to Min / Maxing, it also could be considered a Road Block.

Date: Sep 4, 2013  |  Written by Silverstrike  |  Posted Under: Patch Notes  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

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These patch notes have some serious real money implications. Please fully read them if you are a Cartel Market aficionado to take advantage of the discounts.

Other noteable notes include the Emergency medical Table apology, Instant Emergency Fleet Transport unlocked via Legacy Perks, and Class Free Black Talon/Esseles Ques.

Happy Reading!

9/4/2013

Game Update 2.3.2 Patch Notes

9/4/2013

Highlights

  • New Vehicle! The Desler Nomad is a new rare drop from the final boss of all level 55 Hard Mode Flashpoints.
  • New Feature! Players can now purchase Cartel Coins in-game through the “Add Coins” interface within the Cartel Market. (details under Cartel Market)
  • Vendor Update! Emergency Medical Table and Mood: Outraged have been added to the Bounty Supply Company Vendor. Each item is bind on pickup and available for 1 credit to all players, regardless of Bounty Supply Company Reputation rank.

Cartel Market

General

  • The MR-36 Sniper Rifle is now a Super Rare item.
  • New Feature! Players can now purchase Cartel Coins in-game through the “Add Coins” interface within the Cartel Market:
    • This feature requires that players opt-in before it can be accessed. For additional details, please refer to this News Article.
    • Subscribers receive a 50% discount on the first purchase made using the in-game feature. Please note: this offer does not apply to Cartel Coin purchases made using the website.

New Items

**Please note that Cartel Market updates are dynamic. Changes listed in Patch Notes may take effect up to several days after the patch is made available.**

  • Players can now purchase standard single-use White and White Dye Modules individually on the Cartel Market! Cost: 1000 Cartel Coins.
  • Players can now purchase standard single-use Black and Black Dye Modules individually on the Cartel Market! Cost: 2000 Cartel Coins.
  • A new Emote is now available on the Cartel Market! Complete your musical group with the Emote: Sing unlock. Cost: 400 Cartel Coins.
  • A new Emote is now available on the Cartel Market! Watch as a strange force possesses your mind with the Emote: Possessed unlock. Cost: 400 Cartel Coins.

Date: Sep 3, 2013  |  Written by Silverstrike  |  Posted Under: 101 Classrooms, Article, Column, Professional Tank  |  DISQUS With Us: 1 comment

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Tanks are expected to know all content and push the group forward without hesitation. Great Tanks have to start somewhere, this is one of those places. Here we’ll examine the ins and outs of being a Professional Tank.

Greetings Comrades. This JNtv video is a comprehensive walk-thru for the Immortal Juggernaut Tanking Tree.

After the break you can watch the classroom going over my preferred Immortal Talents.

Date: Aug 29, 2013  |  Written by Villalobos  |  Posted Under: Article, Column, Front Line Medic  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

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I’ve healed on my sorc for more than a year without the set bonus. I leveled my operative and healed most of the current content without that juicy bonus boost to my AOE heal.

I even started to heal on my merc without the set buff to the supercharged gas, which is probably the most important ability of the merc class of healers.

Basically, I know not of these set bonuses you speak of and it hasn’t been much of an issue…until recently.

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