Hall Hood

Massively: Interview Hall Hood

Massively’s Larry Everett  had the chance to to an interview with  Lead Writer of Star Wars: The old Republic –  Hall Hood. This guy is approaching politician levels of question dodging, and answering  questions regarding the upcoming planet  Makeb, Hall Hood  don’t really sheds light on anything new. It seems to me that going forward, at least for the foreseable future, the concept of 8 distinct class stories is gone, even if we may have different cutscenes for the same main story depending on our class.  No word about “Rise of the Hutt Cartel”  story, that was datamined a few weeks ago either. When Makeb was first announced, we were told that it was not a continuation of the class story. Yet in a recent interview, Jeff Hickman said that Makeb is the continuation of your story. I think there might be a bit of confusion in semantics. Can you clarify and perhaps expound on what…

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Meet the Developers: Hall Hood

This week’s Meet the Developers post from SWTOR features Hall Hood, Lead Writer on Star Wars™: The Old Republic™. In each “Meet the Developers,” they introduce a new developer, ask them some questions about their background and their place on the SWTOR team and then they publish it all on the forums in a specific thread so you can read and ask more questions if you want. I was excited to see this week’s was with Hall Hood. I always love hearing from the writers on the team and I knew he would have a lot of insight into the game and storylines. Here’s a snippet of the interview: Who is your favorite companion? Why? Risha, hands-down. She’s so much fun to write, and Tara Strong’s voice acting blows me away every time. What has been the most enjoyable thing to write for SWTOR? I’m a big fan of our companion…

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Interview with SWTOR Lead Writer Hall Hood

Last week TORWars had a great interview with SWTOR Lead Writer Hall Hood via their podcast. There are some amazing details in this hour-long interview and they cover topics like: ~ Character development that keeps players interested~ Why some classes are clearly Republic, and some are Sith, and some walk a very gray line~ Drawing inspiration from Episodes 4, 5, and 6 (and not so much from 1,2, and 3!)~ Why humor is important to Star Wars~ Writing characters and NPCs that people care about~ Why the Sith aren’t completely evil~ How does one write for players who like to be smartasses?~ Where do the stories go, now that players have leveled to 50?~ Why plot twists are essential to the Star Wars universe~ Can great villains (or heroes) truly die, or can they re-appear? Give it a listen and check it out for yourself. It’s definitely worth it and…

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Hall Hood and Chris Collins interview

Swedish website bobafett.se had the chance to talk to  Hall Hood and Chris Collins, when the guys was in Stockholm for the Nordic Immersion Day Event a few weeks ago. The website is in Swedish but the interview is in English, so it’s definitely worth checking out. Here is a snip: I have to ask about the story itself, what is your favourite story ingame?Hall Hood: I cant choose. I know all the stories and they are great. The reality is our game is such that every class has it’s own unique story. It fulfills its own different fantasy of the Star Wars setting and fills a different niche. So a lot for me depends on what mood I am in on any given day what story I want to play through. That said, I am a smuggler guy. so that is what I want, that is what I enjoy. If push comes to shove I want…

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SWTOR Nordic Immersion Day Event

Excitement for SWTOR is going wordwide! Immersion Day has arrived! swtor.dk visited the Nordic Immersion Day Event, which was also under the Star Wars: The Old Republic embargo lifted this week. There were guilds and fan sites who attended on October 15th and now they are able to share their experiences. The event was held at Inferno online, in their e-sport arena in Stockholm, a closed area of the gaming center. The event featured SWTOR fans from Scandinavian guilds who were all super excited to try out the game and learn more about it. The event began with senior writer Hall Hood showing some fun trailers, introducing the classes and the features of the game and building enthusiasm from the crowds. Scandinavian fan sites: Star Wars Sverige, Star Wars Norge and Star Wars DK have videos up of the event. Ruthless Guild Q&A Videos: And for more, check out the…

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Immersion Days – Stockholm

New York Comic Con isn’t the only event going on this weekend. Across the pond, Senior Writer Hall Hood, and EU Community Manage Chris Collins, will be attending inferno Online  – at the worlds biggest eSports erena in  Stockholm Sweden. SWTOR will be playable at this event, and the BioWare devs will have a Q&A. Danish, Norwegian  and Swedish SWTOR fan sites will be at the event, so if you speak a Scandinavian language, remember to visit there sites, or ells stay tuned here, as we will do  do our best to keep you updates on any news coming out from the event. Join the forum discussion on this post

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Pax East 2011: SWTOR Interview extravaganza

The last week have been an orgy of new information regarding Star Wars: The old republic. Many fan sites and bigger news sites were all attending PAXEast and has supplied all us hungry SWTOR fans with new juicy information. We have done our best to keep you posted with game recordings, but today we will have a look at all the interviews flooding around. First off we got Ask A Jedi  who did a Audio Q&A with Daniel Erickson and released another Audio Q&A with Stephen Reid yesterday The girls over at corellianrun also has some Daniel Erickson goodies. If you were at Pax and didn’t attend the Interactive Dialogue Panel you can get a chance to hear the full recording (about 1 hour long) at their website here The Girls also got an excellent interview with Cory Butler who confirms companions in flashpoints – something James Ohlen previous said…

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