Monthly Archives: March 2015

Rise of the Emperor

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First off, if you missed the Dev’s stream you can view it here. And there are some spoilers, so if you don’t want any spoilers. Than don’t watch it.

I will say that I personally think that the Dev’s did a good job with this stream, using the presentation that they were going to use for Pax East. Energy was good, the giveaways, nice touch.

Great that they’re building hype for ‘The Rise of the Emperor’, a new storyarch, and yes like the Devs said it did leave a few questions unanswered. I guess we’ll learn more once 3.2 hits the live servers. This stream seemed to cover PvE content, I was noticing in chat a lot of questions as to bug fixes, PvP, class balancing, cross-server, etc. If you can dodge a wrench, you dodge a question.

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A tremor in the Force

Well, today Eric Musco announced (finally) that Bioware will have its stream.

March 20th from 3pm-4pm CDT via twitch.tv/swtor with some news of 3.2 update.

So we get 1 hour to hopefully watch something that will hype us up for 3.2 update.  Maybe a little insight on ‘the outfitter’?

Maybe a Q&A? What questions do you think will be asked?

  • Coratanni and Underlurker bug fix?
  • PvP new content?
  • Nightmare for new Ops?
  • Class balancing? Or Nerfing?
  • Operation: Victory, re announced?

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Pulling the ears off a Gundark…

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I had quite an interesting conversation with a couple of guildies and friends on Teamspeak, the topic… was Bioware and its reputation and where the company is going.

One of the most interesting things about this topic is the fact that Bioware seems to have a ‘running joke’ reputation. And every time that Bioware puts out an update to fix something they break something else. As a guildie said, ‘one step forward, and three steps back’. I mean how bad is that, that we as players of this game see it that way.

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It’s all about that XP

When The ‘Shadow of Revan’ expansion preorder was announced, I was excited about it. I just had to look up the details about it, and to my surprise 12x XP to class story, say whaaaaaaat! When I preordered I jumped into the game and started leveling up my lowbie toons. I crunch out several characters to 55, I think I went a little crazy with it. But I was happy to see that I did it, going through some of the class stories so quickly I was spacebarring just to get to 55. I wanted to be ready for the expansion.

So after the 12x XP was done, I started hearing that players wanted 12x XP to be brought back. And I said to myself, now THAT’S a great idea. But when?

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Follow the Path…

Not a lot of news going on, the ‘Choose your Path’ promo pack where you get the ‘Rise of the Hutt Cartel’, ‘Shadow of Revan’, 60 day game time and 2400 cartel coins for $39.99 (40% off). Now that’s not bad to entice returning subs, and if your a sub by March 29, 2015 you get a Black-Purple crystal (+41 endurance, power, critical rating, expertise).

Operation: Victory ~ Cancelled. 

With seeing Bioware partner up with ESL (an esport company) and just a couple of weeks later after announcing the speed run competition. That it was cancelled. Patch notes for March 3rd, stated putting the Coratanni encounter ‘in a better place’. Or is it, being on a friends teamspeak today listening to them do the Cortanni encounter, it may not be fix or a better place. Which brings up the question, could Bioware not get it fixed or the better place? It sadden quite a bit of players, but there has to be some real issues for Bioware to cancel the speed run.

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