Monthly Archives: February 2015

SW:ToR Community Shoutout…

I wanted to give a shout out to podcast peeps that I listen to. For the longest time I’ve listen to ‘The Republic‘ with @Shaddoe (Larry Everett of ‘Hyperspace Beacon‘), which features different co-host from time to time @Heather_PLS (Heather Nazareno also of from ‘Corellian Run Radio‘, @R3DN4 (Redna) ‘Ootinicast‘, @BeardedApe (Chuck) and @BadFeelingpdcst (Brian) from ‘Bad Feeling Podcasts‘, @ThatRoadGuy from ‘TOROcast‘, @Maebeebuzz of (Maebeebuzz Blog) and more. Old Republic Radio has a great podcast explaining the new operations that I would highly recommend in listening to.

I remember watching ‘The Republic’ being the first podcast I watched/listened to. Always enjoyed the cast. Wanting to hear more information on the upcoming MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic. And little by little started listening to more and more podcasts, enjoying the content and different views.

When Star Wars Galaxies went under, I bounced around from MMO to MMO, played WoW for a bit, tried DCUO, beta tested Star Trek Online, Rift for like a minute (literally), and probably a few more that escape me at the moment. Read the rest of this entry

To pug or not to pug…

One thing the lately I have noticed is that not so many players are really starting to do a lot of the new ops. Guilds are doing progression raids of 8 mans. Haven’t really heard too much about 16 mans. Now let’s not forget about the bugs from the 3.0 update in regards to the new ops. Ravengers and Temple of Sacrifice. Read the rest of this entry

Pitchforks and Forcepikes

So I’ve been out of commission for a few days. Under the weather, sucks, feels like a lightsaber going through my head. But anyway I wanted to touch base on the fact that Bioware has dished out the punishments for the Ravengers exploit.

Reading up on Twitter, ingame gen chat, forum post, I get the feeling that the non-exploiters wanted a more severe punishment for the exploiters. But it’s funny to me on certain forum posts the “good players” want to be rewarded for not using the exploit?! When I read that, I said to myself, “Say whaaaaa?!” I personally find it funny that people expected a cookie for doing their chores. And it’s funny how quickly people are quick to judge.

So punishments when out with emails dictating the stipulations of their punishment. Anywhere from game time suspension, removal of schematics, removal of materials, perma-ban for the egregious offenders (depending). Now, some players feels that the punishments was just more of a “slap on the wrists”. Others will say that BW dropped the ball on this whole exploit. But from what I can gather, certain players didn’t have any schematics, materials, gear/loot/credits removed.

Now, I have to say being open minded helps, listening to Bad Feeling Podcast and hearing both sides of the arguments makes better sense. I just find it funny that people compare real life consequences to a game, and personally you just can’t compare it.

Now, I was on a toon running the “Battle of Rishi” and this other player was asking in group chat, “How much is it worth it to you to get ‘exploit’?” Now I LOL’d. And I told this person nothing. And what was funny was I was level 58, and this person was trying to sell the lockout to me. Seemed like this person was desperate to make credits.

Let’s see what’s coming in 2015 for Star Wars: The Old Republic.