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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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Star Wars: The Old Republic Official Podcast Episode Two

The official podcast for Star Wars: The old republic is now live! This time the hosts Eric Musco and Brooks Guthrie interviews Jesse Sky, George Smith and William Wallace. about Flashpoints, Operations and other future content along with game update 1.3. Hte podcast also includes discussion on future content coming to Star Wars: The Old Republic, such as upcoming Nightmare Mode for Explosive Conflict and the future Operation Terror from Beyond You can listen to the full 25 min podcast here, along with the full transcript of the discussion. Posted by: Eric Musco Hello everyone! My name is Eric Musco and I, along with Brooks Guthrie are happy to bring you episode two of the official Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ podcast, “Nightmare Mode”. You can listen by using the embedded player, by downloading and listening on your preferred MP3 player, by subscribing and listening on iTunes or check it out on…

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SWTOR Podcasts and Vodcasts- The Master List

What’s almost as good as playing your favorite game? Learning more about it- tips and techniques – and just having fun listening to some of the experts in the community share their wit and more. With SWTOR podcasts and vodcasts, you can do just that. You can subscribe to the ones you like the most or check in with all of them if you have the time. Some are explicit and some are tamer. Some are funny and some take a more serious approach but all are great! We’ve tried to compile a Master List here of all the recently updated podcasts and vodcasts online. Each of these has updated within the last 30 days or so and we’ll keep an eye on it and pull off old ones if they go stagnant and add new ones as they come across us. Podcast/Vodcast Twitter Corellian Run Radio @CorellianRun Keyboard…

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The Sith Inquisition: Kotick Attacks The Old Republic; Experts Fight Back

In a recent articles , Bobby Kotick, head of Activision, publicly stated that he felt The Old Republic had little real chance of success, not only because Lucasarts was going to drain most of the revenue their direction, but because the amount EA needs to receive in the number of subscriptions from launch or withing one quarter of launch is simply too high. He went on to describe other minor points of error he felt were important, but they simply weren’t important enough to be restated here. Experts immediately retorted with accusations that Kotick, despite being one of the biggest heavy hitters in the industry, had no real information or facts to back up what he was saying. One analyst, Michael Pachter was quoted as saying, “Based on used commentary and user surveys, the profit potential for The Old Republic is high.” This outpouring of support from industry experts begs the…

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Darth Hater Turns 2

Darth Hater celebrates their 2-year birthday/anniversary this week. “Episode 89 “Two Years of Hate” of the Darth Hater Podcast is now live. Check the bottom of the post for the stream and download links. Podcast notes after the jump.”Here are the credits of the 2-year podcast:Intro Justin Lowe – Sado – @zirak Pete Trerice – Misenus – @petetrerice Joshua Ogborn – Sleeper – @dhsleeper Ben – Dover – @doverbsOfficial Darth Hater Twitter Pre-Show Two year anniversary SegmentsFriday Update: Studio Insider, Community Q&A and Final Comic-Con Details Revan Excerpt in Star Wars Insider DevTracker Highlights For The Week of July 14, 2011 Facebook Image of the Week 7.13.11 The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of PvP Lore Update: Jedi Consular Community Poll Would you like to see a player review system added to PVE Flashpoints/Operations?Yes (853 Votes, 66%) No (442 Votes, 35%) Would you like to see the PVP…

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Bootleg Radio – All TOR, All the Time!

If you’re as anxious about SWTOR as we are then you have to head over and check out Bootleg Radio- All TOR, all the time. And it’s a great time to check in if you are not familiar with them yet because they have recently added four brand new shows, each dedicated to our favorite upcoming MMO- Star Wars: The Old Republic. It doesn’t get any cooler than that. Really. These new shows are in addition to the existing awesome show, the Galactic Underground which airs Saturday at 7:00pm Eastern. This live, four-hour show is uncensored and features special guests live. Hosted by Brehon and other members of the GU Crew, it’s always tons of fun. The new lineup includes: Galactic Core Fridays at 6:00pm EST. Live 2 hour show, hosted by the Mysterious V talking about game: In his own words “it will be informative and requests more than…

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Mos Eisley Radio host Joins The SWTOR Team

Brooks Guthrie, co host on the popular Mos Eisley Radio podcast, has been hired as audio editor at BioWare Austin, to work on up and coming SWTOR videos. Brooks will be working with Brandon Miletta, who were formerly host on the TOROcast podcast. Mos Eisley Radio was the 1st site to be featured in SWTOR’s Fan Site Spotlight, and has grown big audience over the time. In their most recent podcast the guys made it clear that Mos Eisley Radio and Open Bounty will continue as a podcasts with a new unannounced host. All the best to wishes to Brooks Guthrie getting a dream job on the SWTOR Team.

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How to create your own SWTOR Podcast

Ever wanted to create your own SWTOR Podcast. It seems to be the hot thing these days. Personally I have a hard time going through some of the 75 min long monstrosities that seems to be really popular within the SWTOR community. That’s also the main reasons we don’t have our own podcast here at swtorstrategies. we do however post our favorite podcast – created by torwars – on our facebook page when they come out. However… If you want to create your own podcast, the guys over at Mos Eisley Radio ( these guys also run a cool podcast that I recommend) has put together a video overview that covers the basics of creating a podcast. A must see if you a new at creating podcast, or you are thinking about making one. Easily the most common question we have received since posting the first episode of Mos Eisley Radio is “How do you make the podcast?” From deciding…

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Gamebreaker SWTOR Video Blog #22

We haven’t followed the republic podcast for a while. Mainly becourse it haven’t been that intereseting. But this week, the guys discussed the trooper class — My favorite! This one is a long one though so we have posted a short summary below the video. Basically the podcast could be broken down as: Trooper video analysis: They dislike the female trooper, the guy with glasses wants his trooper to be a bulky bad ass. Also they enjoy the grenade shot by the Trooper that knocks back the force leap. Secondly they discuss what “modular shield” means in reference to the Trooper’s ship. They decide it either means interchangeable shields or damage would effect parts of the shield separately. Recreation Center: They discuss what a recreation center on the space ships likely means and if they think it’s cool. They guy with the bandana thinks a gym where you could workout would be cool,…

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Podcast of the year

Now is the time for you guys to vote and to see who’s podcast is the popular choice amongst our kind. The two with the most votes are TorCast and DarthHater with TorCast taking a slight lead. We can all appreciate the great importance and entertainment that TOR related podcasts have given us along the way. I would like to thank all of these dedicated people who have single handily kept me sane, in what seems a never ending run up to the release of SWTOR. Now its you chance to vote for you favorite podcast of the year. It does not have to be the longest running, or the most informed. It just could boil down to which kept you most entertained over that past year. For those that are unaware of these sites, check below for links. Darth Hater ToroCast The Galactic Holofeed The Jedi Archive The TOR…

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Gamebreaker SWTOR Video Blog #19

Gamebreaker.tv and Gary Gannon released Episode 19 of The Repulic, the SWTOR Vlog on Gamebreaker. As usual the 2 guys are covering the recent updates on the holonet, like last week’s Crew Skills update, as well as the renaming of the formerly known Jedi Wizard to Jedi Sage. They also feature the Hands on Preview of the german magazine Gamestar, that made huge waves last week as they were critizising the game’s core features.

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WoW Commercial Parody SWTOR Style

A parody created by Aaron G. Thompson of the Un-Official Star Wars The Old Republic Vodcast, based off of the WoW commercials (Mini Me, Mr. T – etc), and set in the SWTOR world. The Un-Official Star Wars The Old Republic Vodcast (USWTORV) hosted by Aaron G. Thompson illustrates news, current events, and community of the Star Wars The Old Republic MMORPG fanbase in a productive video format. USWTORV was created in September 10′ for the sole purpose of communicating released information of Star Wars The Old Republic (an MMORPG by Bioware) in a video format to the mass audience. Aaron G. Thompson who has worked professionally in theatre, film, and taught (improve comedy) class to groups; took on said project in hopes of sparking that artistic view he once had. Being out of the “arts” eyes for 5 years, he needed an outlet — a burst of confidence to…

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Gamebreaker Video Podcast dissects recent QA

Gamebreaker published their “The Republic” Video Podcast yesterday. This time , they covery QA Questions from the latest Fan Update and the darkside corruption. To me Jay comes off as an Uber Nerd, but he really doesn’t know much about SW:TOR or Star Wars for that matter. He can’t comprehend that the reasons AOC and WAR failed were not because they were WoW clones, but that they were way too focused on PVP and were rushed products. Had either of those game had the time they needed and cared at all for their PVE content they could have done really well. I will say that I’m not shocked somebody else is complaining about the overzealous mods on the TOR boards killing threads. I can’t wait until the game launches and they can’t handle the massive amounts of posts on the forums. They’ll probably ease up on the insane amount of…

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Darth Hater potcast

A day ago Darth Hater crew made their weekly podcast, during which they jawed about Dragon Age, Imperial Agents, and what class Jabba the Hutt would be. Well, they didn’t talk about the last one, but really — Gangster? Slug Supreme? Whatever he’d be, I’d play him, even if my run speed would be two feet per day. So if you feel inclined, you can listen to the podcast here!

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