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SWTOR: The Alderaan Noble Estate Part 1: Formation

BioWare Austine just posted news article about the Alderaan stronghold. It’s no secret that the Alderaan Stronghold has been a highly requested addition, so the team was very happy to bring this to fruition with Game Update 6.1, ‘Pinnacles of Power,’ which went live earlier this month. To celebrate the release, we present a two-part conversation about the Alderaan Stronghold’s creation. A future interview will discuss the Stronghold’s functionality and design, but let’s get things started with our first interview, where we sit down with Mark Taylor and Emily Henderson to talk about the fundamental formation of the Stronghold! Since this is our first time doing an interview with both of you, let’s do a quick introduction. Who are you, and what do you do on the SWTOR team? Mark: I’m Mark Taylor, one of the Game Designers on the team. My role on the team includes Stronghold setup and creation…

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SWTOR Game Update 6.1 ‘Pinnacles of Power’ is Live!

SWTOR game update 6.1 is now live! This update will continue the story, which is why it gets a unique name; Pinnacles of Power. And with Pinnacles of Power comes more than just the story. It also brings in the finalized version of the long-awaited Alderaan stronghold. Strengthen your ties with the Galactic Republic or Sith Empire and establish a new personal headquarters in the luxurious Alderaan Noble Estate! In the aftermath of the Sith Empire’s assault on the Meridian Complex Shipyard, both factions form elite organizations to carry out key objectives that could tip the balance of the war. Republic-aligned players work alongside Jedi Master Gnost-Dural and General Daeruun to guide the formation of Task Force Nova, an initiative to help rebuild the Jedi Order after years of brutal conflict. Players aligned with the Sith Empire meet with the new Sith liaison, Darth Rivix, to direct the reformation of…

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SWTOR PTS Changes: The Alderaan Noble Estate

In the upcoming Game Update 6.1–‘Pinnacles of Power’–BioWare are introducing the Alderaan Noble Estate as the newest Galactic Stronghold in Star Wars: The Old Republic! Gamers can catch an early look at this Stronghold by checking out the Public Test Server now. Customize your own royal retreat hidden away in the mountain ranges of Alderaan! This Noble Estate comes with a wide-open field, a snowy overlook, and a regal mansion with a balcony overlooking cascading waterfalls. Careful use of high explosives can even unlock a hidden area and grant access to a unique aspect of the estate’s territory. How to Get Started Log into your account with your username and password at www.swtor.com. Click on your account name in the top right-hand corner of the site. Click “My Account.” In the left column, scroll down and click the link entitled “PTS Character Copy.” Select the server and then the character that you…

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SWTOR Onslaught PTS: Round Three

The final round of testing for Onslaught is now live on the public test servers! While the previous installments centered on adding content and systems, the focus for this round balancing. Let’s look at everything available for you to experiment with. What’s available for testing Since a lot has been added between the various PTS updates, here’s a quick breakdown of everything available for testing. The full process of loot acquisition has been implemented across the entire game. This includes an overall increase of loot gained, Discipline/Rating targeting for gear drops, Set Bonuses, Tacticals, Amplifiers, the gear deconstruction system, and several gear vendors. The upcoming Dxun Operation open for testing! If you would like to see what dangers await you in Dxun’s jungles, head to Odessen. There, your adventure will begin with an ominous bridge leading into the sky. Dxun is accessible on Story Mode and Veteran difficulty. Onderon is…

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SWTOR: A Day In the Life of Sorcerers and Sages: the 6.0 Experience Explained

The upcoming SWTOR Expansion – ‘Onslaught’ – will introduce a many changes for each Class in the game. Players will among other things experience new abilities, Set Bonuses, and Tactical items. To help explain it all, The developers over at BioWare are releasing a series of articles featuring each Advanced Class’s new ability, as well as new Set Bonuses and Tactical items. They will also present various combat scenarios to show how these changes will mesh together. In today’s article they are showcasing the Sith Sorcerer and Jedi Sage Advanced Classes! Check it out: Sorcerer Let’s take a look at the new ability for Sorcerers! Volt Rush – Deals energy damage to your target and energizes you for up to 5 seconds. The Energize effect can stack twice, with each stack increasing Volt Rush damage by 30%. The ability has 3 charges and a recharge timer of 10 seconds. The “charge” system…

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Testing fase part two of SWTOR Onslaught are now online on the PTS.

The developers over at BioWare Austin Announced via tweet and covered in detail on their site, that SWTOR has pushed the second major phase of Onslaught onto the public test servers. Onslaught comes with increased loot drops, amplifiers, deconstruction, a slot-targeting vendor, and Galactic Renown changes, as well as changes to the crafting system. All of which are now live on PTS Below are the news. or check it out over at the official website The second round of testing for the ‘Onslaught’ Expansion on the Public Test Server is now live! With this round, a bunch of new things have been added to the PTS. We’ve added the loot acquisition from Spoils of War, Crafting progression, and the Dxun Operation for testing! Spoils of War Acquisition As we’ve previously discussed at cantinas, on livestreams, forum posts, and our Reddit AMAA, there are a lot of aspects to the “Spoils of War” changes for gearing. Increased loot…

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SWTOR: First Round of Onslaught is now up on PTS

SWTOR: First Round of Onslaught is now up on PTS

The guys over at BioWare is now testing the first fase of the upcomming expansion for Star Wars: The old Repulic named Onslaught. The comming game update will be known as Game update 6.0 of the MMORPG. Check out the news below: Welcome to the first round of Public Test Server testing for the ‘Onslaught’ Expansion! Each round will be targeted to test something specific. For example, In this initial round we are going to be looking at changes to the Sorcerer, Assassin, Marauder, and Juggernaut Advanced Classes. These changes include new ‘Onslaught’ Set Bonuses, Tactical Items, an initial batch of Amplifiers, and the following new Abilities: Volt Rush (Sorcerers) – Deals energy damage to your target and energizes you for up to 5 seconds. The Energize effect can stack twice, with each stack increasing Volt Rush damage by 30%. The ability has 3 charges and a recharge timer of 10…

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Onslaught: Is It Kill Or Cure?

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There aren’t as many people playing SWTOR as there used to be. If you’re still a regular player, you’ll already know that. The game isn’t denying- despite unhelpful articles that refer to the Electronic Arts’ Star Wars’ games as a ‘sinking ship’ – but it’s way past the peak of its popularity. You can see that without even logging into the game to check it out. When the game’s official Twitter account announced that ‘Onslaught,’ the seventh expansion pack, will be released in September 2019, the response was less than enthusiastic. The Tweet failed to reach a thousand likes, had barely over two hundred re-tweets, and a little over one hundred comments. All in all, it doesn’t suggest that there’s a massive base of players out there, waiting to seize on the new content and jump back in. Given the declining numbers, we’re faced with a question. Is ‘Onslaught’ an…

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A new expansion, Onslaught, is coming to Star Wars: The Old Republic

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BioWare Austin held a Community Cantina at Star Wars celebration, were they announced a brand new SWTOR expansion titled Onslaught. Coming September 2019 and free to all subscribers. Star Wars: The Old Republic: Onslaught puts you at the center of the reignited war between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Will you remain loyal to your faction or work to undermine and sabotage their war efforts? The choice is yours. Explore two new planets, a new Flashpoint on the war-torn world of Corellia, a new Operation set in the lush jungles of Dxun and more! Reap the spoils of war with reworked itemization, an increased level cap, and new abilities. Star Wars: The Old Republic: Onslaught is coming September 2019, free to all subscribers! The War Reignites! War between the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire blazes across the galaxy. Crucial resources dwindle as piracy and crime escalate dramatically. Amid this…

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SWTOR Shadow of Revan and Rise of Hutt is now free to play Until Nov 1

Due to Revan has been released in Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, the devs over at Bioware Austine has made the two SWTOR expansions, Shadow of Revan and Rise of Hutt Cartel, free until Nov 1. So if you haven’t yet tried them, now is your chance! Below is the official news: The Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ team is excited to celebrate the release of classic KOTOR characters in the acclaimed Star Wars™ mobile game – Star Wars™: Galaxy of Heroes. In Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, players can unlock and play as beloved KOTOR companions, including the devoted Bastila Shan, the cynical Jolee Bindo and now the Savior of the Republic… Jedi Knight Revan! Join us in celebrating KOTOR’s legacy in both games: Star Wars: The Old Republic – Play the Shadow of Revan Expansion for free* and uncover the fate of Revan! Now through November 1, 2018 at 11:59PM PDT / November 2,…

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