Author: Maria Taylor

Kenobi, for all its flaws, did a great job connecting the prequels to the original trilogy

The original trilogy (OT) felt majorly disconnected from the prequels plot-wise for a long time, ESPECIALLY Vader. I feel like Kenobi, for all its flaws, has connected the OT and the prequels pretty well. Re-watching Vader in the OT in light of Kenobi, OT Vader feels like he is a continuation of his prequel character in a way he didn’t before. Kenobi has done what the prequels, by themselves, failed to do adequately: show Anakin become Darth Vader and make the OT Vader make MORE sense, not less. It just didn’t make sense that Vader would be so calm on the Death Star in A New Hope if it was his first meeting with Kenobi since Mustafar. But re-watching the A New Hope Vader/Kenobi duel in light of their duel in Kenobi, it just felt right. Vader has had years to prepare for his reunion with his master and has already had ample opportunity to vent in…

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Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes: Developer Insights – Grand Inquisitor

The guys over at Capital Games are happy to introduce you to Grand Inquisitor, a menace and force to be reckoned with on the battlefield. Don’t let him linger around too long otherwise you can expect a debuff bonanza. UNIT NAME: Grand InquisitorALIGNMENT: DarkCATEGORIES: Attacker, Leader, Empire, Inquisitorius, Unaligned Force UserThe calculating and relentless Master of the Inquisitorius who specializes in dealing with Jedi ABILITIES: BASIC: Pain Can Break Anyone (ZETA) Deal Physical damage to target enemy. If all allies are Inquisitorius, inflict a stack of Purge (max 6), which can’t be resisted. Reduce the target enemy’s Critical Damage by 15% (stacking) for 2 turns per attack, which can’t be resisted. On Grand Inquisitor’s turn: [*]If the enemy has at least 3 stacks of Purge at the start of turn: Attack a second time always scoring a critical hit if able.[*]If the enemy has 6 stacks of Purge at the start of turn: Attack a…

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Obi Wan kenobi is Not Weak

The arc in the Kenobi series so far has clearly been leading up to a traditional weak to strong power building type of story, or in other words, how Kenobi gets his mojo back after ten years of little to no practice with the force, or his lightsaber, and far too much PTSD. There have been some arguments so far that state that the show has portrayed a far weakened version of Kenobi, thus diminishing his character and heroisim. Sure, this Kenobi is not in his prime, as he was in the clone wars, but again, this is Kenobi at not just a different point in his life and character arc, but arguably the lowest point in his life. He’s survived order 66, yes, but he has lost everything. Aside from being torn away from his family at a young age to become a child solider in what is essentially…

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5 QUESTIONS BEFORE BOOKING A CLEANING SERVICE | CARPET CLEANING LONDON

UK life is extremely quick and fabulous. It is exceptionally difficult to save time for everything, particularly for cleaning on a day by day or week by week premise. Truth be told, we as a whole are searching for some assistance. There are a lot of professional carpet cleaning London companies all around the UK . You wouldn’t surrender once you begin getting help making your home perfect and sparkling. In any case, as a beginning, prior to picking one of these administrations you need to keep not many things to you.  1) Do your schoolwork  Observing the ideal individual or cleaning administration can be a troublesome assignment. It’s significantly more troublesome when you don’t have the foggiest idea where to start. Furthermore, you might have questions about having somebody you don’t know in your home. Perhaps the most ideal way of recruiting a cleaning administration is through the references…

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How to have more followers on Instagram?

Instagram isn’t a high-energy hadron collider. In fact, doing the same actions on social media is the key to success. It’s not always a pleasurable profession, and it may be tedious and unpleasant at times, especially in the beginning. You’ll need to know how to attract followers to make things more intriguing. The more Instagram followers you have, the better your activities will be. You’ll have to do a lot of tedious, repetitive tasks at first, such as looking through other accounts and spreading hearts and comments, for example. With time, it will improve. It’s worth using hashtags on Instagram from the start if you don’t want to earn like a wild donkey. It’s worth investing in deals (contests) and paid promotion if you want to speed up the process of collecting followers. It’s best to stay away from risky (and unsuccessful) tactics like follow/unfollow, buying followers, and deploying bots….

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New SWTOR Short Story! “Seeing Red” by Jay Watamaniuk

The guys over at BioWare Austine posted a new short story named “Seeing Red”. I don’t understand what the picture in the article is supposed to be LOL. I thought it might be the dueling ring but that’s not how it’s described. Does anyone recognize this from somewhere ingame? I wonder if it is maybe some type of hint for future stuff? The filename is just rass_ordo_story.jpg Anyways. Check it out below: Late again. Jek is going to kill me. Rass Ordo was only steps away from the entrance to “Cover Fire”, the favored watering hole he and his brother Jekiah had been frequenting for years. When Jekiah wasn’t on assignment, it was a good bet he could be found here at about the same time of day, eating about the same kind of thing, surrounded by about the same kind of people. This was the unofficial cantina of warriors….

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SWTOR In-Game Events for July 2021

Here are the ingame events for Star Wars: The old republic for the month of June 2021 Double XP EventDate: June 29 – July 13, 2021 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 5:00AM PST/12:00PM GMT)Requirement: None! Starting June 29th and lasting until July 13th there will be a Double XP event! Enjoy multiple weeks of Double XP, Valor, Renown, and more. Nar Shaddaa NightlifeDate: June 29 – August 10, 2021 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 5:00AM PST/12:00PM GMT)Requirement: None! Test your luck at the exotic Star Cluster and Club Vertica Casinos with the return of the Nar Shaddaa Nightlife event! Rare and extravagant rewards await high-rollers or those touched by Lady Luck. For those of you wanting a change in scenery, the event has broadened its horizons and is also happening on Mek-Sha. New Daily Missions and a rewards await all those flushed with credits. FEATURED REWARDS: Kingpin’s and Nightlife Socialite Armor Sets Phrojo Nuray and Gammorean Bodyguard Companions…

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Now on SWTOR PTS: The Spirit of Vengeance Flashpoint, Login Rewards, and Emote Window!

BioWare have updated the Public test servers with new goodies. Check it out: The Spirit of Vengeance Flashpoint Renegade Mandalorians commanded by Heta Kol ambushed one of Shae Vizla’s capital ships – The Spirit of Vengeance II – to rip it apart and steal priceless Mandalorian relics. Players will fight these renegades to free Shae Vizla’s ship and save its crew and relics.  Login Rewards Alongside this new Spirit of Vengeance Flashpoint, players can test the new Login Rewards system. Players will receive rewards (Legacy wide) every day they log into the game.  Subscribers will receive bonus rewards for logging into the game multiple days in a week.  Emote Window In addition to the Flashpoint and new Login Rewards, you can also test the new Emote Window. This new window improves accessibility to emotes with new features such as: Grouping unlocked emotes, emote preview, an indicator as to whether an…

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SWTOR: The Feast of Prosperity is now on PTS!

The Feast of Prosperity is our newest seasonal event, coming soon with Game Update 6.1.4. This event, like Life Day and Nar Shaddaa Nightlife, will reoccur once a year. Alongside this new event, several changes are in the works for the Conquest system. These changes focus on scaling Conquest points to better reflect the difficulty of the required task. Before this update goes live, any players interested in testing the event or Conquest changes can head over to the Public Test Server now! Feast of Prosperity The Feast of Prosperity event features new Daily Missions, Weekly Missions, and mini-game activities that you’ll be able to participate in on PTS. You’ll also have access to an introductory Mission, where you’ll meet Gaboorga the Abundant and Duuba the Magnanimous, the founders of the Feast, and learn a little more about them and their ambitions. When the event reaches the live servers, a…

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Characters I’d Like to See Introduced or Brought Back in Onslaught

The SWtOR community has been buzzing recently about the new details regarding the “play what you want, how you want” gearing system that is Spoils of War. While I, too, have been caught up in the whirlpool of hype (and confusion), I am choosing to wait until we actually get to see this new stuff in-action on the PTS before I offer my thoughts on it here.Instead today I’m turning my attention to something I care about far more than gear, and that’s the in-game story characters. I’ve been thinking a great deal about who I’d like to see, either brought back or introduced for the first time, on Onderon and Mek-Sha and I just thought “hey, why not make a post about it?”Obviously, some characters are a given. Darths Krovos and Malgus, Empress Acina, General Daeruun, Jonas Balkar, Major Anri, Moff Pyron, NR-O2, Tau Idair, and Vowrawn are all definitely going…

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SWTOR: The First 6.0 Details

Another Star Wars: Celebration, another bunch of interesting reveals.Of course we’ve had the big reveals of the Episode IX title, the first full details of Jedi: Fallen Order and its hero Cal (no relation), and, by the end of today, more information regarding The Mandalorian and the long-awaited seventh series of The Clone Wars.However, as glorious as those reveals are, the one which is the most pertinent to this blog is the first official glimpse of the next expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic.~~~So what is it?I’ve never seen one before, no one has, but I’m guessing it’s a White Hole.Alright, you’ve made your obligatory non-Star Wars reference, but seriously, what is it?Star Wars: The Old Republic: Onslaught.Onslaught will be arriving on our virtual doorsteps in September, assuming all goes well, and will be free for all subscribers at that time. It includes the next step in the storyline, two new locations. a new Flashpoint, a new Operation,…

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SWTOR Thoughts on 5.10: The Good, the Bad, and the Eeehhhhhs [Full Spoilers]

SWTOR Game Update 5.10.1 is Now Live on the PTS

Happy new year!Now that that’s out of the way, it’s finally time for me to turn my attention to going over as much of what came with 5.10 as possible. Since this was a fairly major story patch, the most significant we’ve had since 5.0’s nine Eternal Throne chapters, I decided to enact my “one-month spoiler-free” safety window, hence why it’s taken me so long to get around to posting this. Of course, as is the way of things, this ‘safety protocol’ was rendered somewhat nullified as BioWare promptly began churning out full spoilers for the appearance of a certain character on their website and social media channels. I can’t say I blame them, as this move will undoubtedly attract several long-gone veterans just for this update alone.Anyway, on with the stuff. ~~~The GoodOssus: The Characters I’ve already touched on the returning companions in this post, so I won’t touch on them again here. This post…

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SWTOR Mutated Geonosian Queen boss guide (5.10.1)

Game Update 5.10.1 adds a new operation boss, the Mutated Geonosian Queen. Follow this guide for details on how to beat her on SM and VM. Enter the Hive of the Mountain Queen… Ima SM hero, gimme the TL;DR 🚕 Getting to the boss: There is no weekly quest for SM, you can go straight to the boss. The entrance is on Ossus, the closest taxi point is Catacombs (next to the Kil’Cik world boss). After killing all trash groups, click the Loose Rock Formation to unlock a shortcut. There are four Lost Ossan Relics hidden throughout the instance that reward a hidden achievement and a decoration. ⚔️ Boss fight: There are a ton of adds, make sure to stack them under the boss for AoE. If you have an off-tank, let him grab aggro from the huge Royal Guards; the other adds don’t need to be tanked. Players with the big circle (Pheromonic Blast) should run away so they don’t hit…

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Bingo For Cash’s One Sure Strategy: Play The Averages

When playing online Bingo for cash, nothing is quite so destructively seductive as math. One so-called “system” after another purports to tell players how to clean up in bingo for cash games . Time after time, just by knowing which cards to reject and which to buy makes this a reality. One game after another demonstrates that these systems seem sound in theory but almost always crumble in practice with a narrow few exceptions. In fact, there’s only one even somewhat-solid modus operandi for picking Bingo for cash cards. Even that proven edge is a very slim one, and rarely enough to really “take” the house in one of the purest games of chance. Granville & Tippett Two otherwise remarkable statisticians and analysts can lay claim to the most widely – and mistakenly – accepted theories of finding order in a Bingo for cash draw’s chaos. Stock market pundit Joseph…

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SWTOR Fallen Empire Companion Influences Guide

SWTOR Fallen Empire Companion Influences Guide on getting influences for returning and new companions. Updated for Patch 5.0.1 Updated with 5.0.1: Wampa, K1-Z3N Updated with 5.0: Arcann, Shae Vizla, Mawvorr, TY-4N, Exoboar, Master Ranos Updated with 4.7.1: Z0-0M, Rusk, Skadge Updated with 4.7: Bogstalker, ISO-5R, Guss Updated with 4.5: Broonmark, Bowdaar, Torian, Vette, Gault, Ginx, Annihilator T4-1D Update with 4.3: Ak’ghal Usar, K’lor’slug Soldier, Q0-77 have being added. Update with 4.1: Kaliyo, Blizz and Personal Warbot have been added. Note that Kaliyo as an agent companion as different gift preferences compared to Kaliyo as an alliance companion Update with 4.0.3: Artwork gifts are now called Delicacies and Consumable gifts are now called Maintenance. Update with Patch 4.0.2: This patch changed the way some companiions react to gifts. They now all have at least one gift type they love (max affection). How Influence Works With Fallen Empire, affection has being changed to influence. Instead of a max of 10,000…

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SWTOR THORN Rakghoul event guide

A guide to the Rakghoul Resurgence event and the THORN reputation in SWTOR. The event will run from Jan 12 to 26 on Tatooine. How to Start & Planet Dallies Rakghoul event now runs monthly on a different planet each time. From Jan 12 –26 2016 it will be on Tatooine. 1) Starter Quest from Fleet Players level 20 and above can participate in this event as the mobs in the tunnel scale to your level. If you attempt The Eyeless operation boss, you will be bolstered (on storymode) You will find new terminals on the fleet. Interacting with it will give you a small cutscene and a quest. You will also receive the codex entry for THORN. You will complete this quest once you arrive inside the Rakghoul tunnels on the planets which will reward you with 10410 credits, 1 Glowing Data Crystal and THORN Booster Pin (green rep…

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