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SWTOR: Ranked Season 11 PvP Rewards

The SWTOR Ranked PvP Season 11 will be ending October 22nd! Here are the highlights, the rating breakdowns, rewards, and news about Season 12.: Season 11 of Ranked PvP is set to end with the launch of the ‘Onslaught’ Expansion on October 22nd, and only the most formidable opponents will be left standing. Time is ticking, so get in those final matches while you can! As the end draws near, let’s look at the rating breakdown so players can see what tier they’ve reached. We’ll also reveal what rewards can be obtained. Rating Breakdown Bronze Tier (Solo Rating: 1225 – 1299, Group Rating: 1250 – 1399) Bronze Season 11 Flair Bronze Season 11 Battle Flag Bronze Season 11 Decoration Bronze Season 11 Title – “[PlayerName] the Pitiless” 7,500 Ranked Tokens Silver Tier (Solo Rating: 1300 – 1499, Group Rating: 1400 – 1599) Silver Season 11 Flair Silver Season 11 Battle…

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Changes coming to Loot Acquisition in SWTOR with 6.0 PTS

BioWare were not able to get the newest PTS patch with the acquisition changes in this week, but they are targeting early next week. In the meantime, Eric Musco took some time to talk us through what is coming in this round of changes as quite a bit is changing. Check it out: Targeting GearWe talked about this in the last post but just to reiterate: we hear your concerns about gear dropping too randomly and so we are introducing mechanisms to work towards exactly what you want (with one change from last post). Here is what is available in this patch: New vendors will sell almost every set tactical and set bonus for tech fragments and credits. The only items not included on the vendors are set bonus and tacticals that drop directly in Corellia and Dxun, crafted sets and tacticals, and the Onderon Reputation vendor set. Corellia and…

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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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Episode Zero – Lost Archives

A video series for a small community, here’s something to give your attention to for a bit. It’s Episode Zero, Lost Archives, a lore show made to showcase the Characters, Stories, and Adventures created by the Roleplay Community.  We’ve got something fun and interesting to share with you this week from the SWTOR community. This archive of the lost and forgotten will be curated by Darth Eros, his assistant Master Hawke and other guests. Darth Eros is also a writer, so I completely relate to what he says about the roleplaying community, making friends, and growing yourself as a writer through roleplaying. It’s one big reason I have always loved gaming so much. As a creative and a writer, video games were a way to flex my creative brain, and video games with a story, or that allowed roleplaying were all the more fun. By the time SWTOR came around,…

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Onslaught Expansion Launches Worldwide on October 22, 2019

Due to player feedback, BioWare pushed the release date the upcomming Onslaught Expansion for Star Wars: The old Republic. The new relese date is October 22, 2019. We know you have all been eagerly awaiting to hear when we plan to release our Onslaught expansion. The feedback from our Public Test Server (PTS), along with the data from our internal play tests showed us we need more time. We haven’t released all the changes to PTS, and we want time to make adjustments based on your insight. It was a difficult decision but with our commitment to delivering you a quality experience, we’ve decided to push the release date for our new expansion to October 22, 2019. We have been gathering your feedback both in and out of game since late June and we have already made sweeping changes to a number of systems, especially Spoils of War. Our new Operation,…

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SWTOR: The Making of Mek-Sha

The guys over at BioWare Austine made a blog post about the upcomming ‘Onslaught’ Expansion for Star Wars: The old republic. Check it out: As the launch of the ‘Onslaught’ Expansion comes closer and closer, we’re back with another behind-the-scenes interview with members of the team. Previously we sat down with our Art Director, Carrie Meade, to discuss the making of the upcoming planet Onderon. This time, we have a two-for-one special! Carrie has returned to join us along with our Creative Director, Charles Boyd, so they can share what went into the creation of Mek-Sha, a brand new planet coming to Star Wars: The Old Republic. With the ‘Onslaught’ Expansion, players will be exploring two new planets, Onderon and Mek-Sha. While Onderon is an established planet in Star Wars lore, Mek-Sha is brand-new. Why do you feel it was important to add a new planet, as well as an existing one? Charles: While…

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SWTOR Around the Blogosphere – August 6 – 2019

What is happening around the internet in the world of SWTOR for the past few weeks? There’s a lot of great news happening in the world of SWTOR and we want to tell you about it, but there are some great people in the community who have already said it best. Let’s take a few moments for a roundup post to highlight these great SWTOR posts online. Here’s a look at SWTOR Around the Blogosphere: First, we have a cool post from Vulkk about SWTOR 6.0 PTS, the Spoils of War. He covers the new class abilities, gear sets and technical items coming with 6.0. Keep in mind that things from a test realm can and do change, but Vulkk is also pretty good about updating regularly and quickly when they do. It’s a good, solid resource to help you know what to expect from the new release. Onslaught PTS…

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State of the old republic: Podcast 100th Episode

The State of the Republic Podcast just posted their 100th episode and this is truly a cause for celebration! Episode 100: Spoils of War released the other day and you can have a listen here if you haven’t already. If you’re not familiar with SOTOR podcast, it’s not too late to catch up. The State Of The Old Republic (SOTOR) Podcast is hosted by Ted. In game, he is known as a Mercenary named Strega. He also writes for a group called The Cantina Cast, and is known as Ted over there, too. He’s a fellow WoW player (like me) and goes by Darkbrew there. He also has a blog site called The Brew Hall where he sometimes writes about SWTOR as well. Here’s what he had to say about the podcast and its 100th episode: “Spoils of War” was revealed back in May. And after hearing what Eric and Charles had to…

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SWTOR: The Making of Onderon

BioWare has posted news about Onderon. What is Onderon you ask? Well it is one of the new planets players will be able to experience with the with the upcoming launch of the ‘Onslaught’ Expansion this September. If you played KOTOR 2, you know that Onderon whas one of the planets in the game. Here is an interview with art Director, Carrie Meade, about pulling back the curtain on bringing this iconic planet to SWTOR. For starters, what is your role here on the SWTOR team? On the SWTOR team I function as the Art Director – which means I am responsible for organizing and running the SWTOR art team, as well as maintaining the artistic vision for the project. I help with troubleshooting, brainstorming, idea generation, problem solving, team scheduling, swag creation and general game editor whispering. What lessons or aspects from the creation of other planets came into…

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SWTOR: In-Game Events for August

Here are the ingame invents for Star Wars: The old republic for the month of August 2019 Double Rewards EventDate: July 23 – August 20, 2019 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 11:00AM PDT/6:00PM GMT)Requirement: None! Starting July 23rd and lasting until August 20th, there will be a month long Double Rewards event! Perfect timing to get ready for the ‘Onslaught’ Expansion coming in September. Enjoy a full month of double rewards, including XP, Command XP, and much more! Pirate IncursionDate: July 30 – August 6, 2019 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 11:00AM PDT/6:00PM GMT)Requirement: Level 20+ The remote planet Dantooine has been thrust into the center of escalating hostilities between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Spurred on in secret by covert Imperial forces, the Nova Blade pirates have staged an all-out attack on the pastoral Republic world. As the Republic scrambles to defend this key territory at the edge of Imperial space, the Empire…

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That Time Big Bang Theory Played SWTOR

That Time Big Bang Theory Played SWTOR

If you’re a fan of Big Bang Theory, you may have noticed that one episode (S05E19) where the gang all played SWTOR. In their usual hilarious manner, the gang talked “nerdy” about “that new Star Wars game” and the other games they had played in the past (remember when they played WoW?) And of course, the girlfriends didn’t understand, although Bernadette jumps in with her pink laptop to play their healer (stereotypical, but still good for a laugh). “My Howie-wowie has an owwie.” Anyway, most of it is just reference to the game, which they never actually call by name, except for one scene on Raj’s screen where we actually get to see them play. SWTOR fans have criticized this clip every time it gets brought up but I think it’s all in good fun and one player commented on a thread that he found out about the game because…

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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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SWTOR patch notes: game update 5.10.4

SWTOR Defender of Alderaan

Here are the patch notes for game update 5.10.4 Highlights Free-to-play and Preferred Status changes – More hotbars, increased credit caps, unlimited medical probes, and unlimited quick travel for all F2P and Preferred status players! ????? – There are reports of mysterious observers being spotted around the Odessen base… General Players can now move items within Guild Banks as intended. The fog of war has been lifted on Balmorra; Imperial and Republic forces will no longer appear to be fighting members of their own faction. Reduced the respawn timer for a number of the items required for the Dantooinian Culinarian Achievement. A Conqueror of Dantooine Achievement has been added. Imperial guard turrets on Ossus will no longer appear to hover above the ground. All turrets also now have stealth detection. The Achievement for defeating Izax on Master Mode difficulty now properly awards the Master Mode Trophy (was previously rewarding the Veteran Trophy)….

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SWTOR: 6.0 changes for Inquisitor and Warriors to possibly hit PTS next week.

SWTOR 6.0 changes for Inquisitor and Warriors to possibly hit PTS next week.

Eric Musco hit the forums yesterday clarifying the games PTS schedule : Let me add some clarity to our PTS schedule and then I can let you know the current plan for getting hands-on with PTS. So, when we initially talked about when PTS would be available I don’t think we framed it very well. When we stated June, we didn’t necessarily mean playable in June, but that would we would be providing you with in-depth information where you could start providing feedback. Throughout the whole PTS process there are going to be two components: Giving you the details on the PTS forum so that you can provide your thoughts and feedback. Placing those same things as playable on PTS to get your hands-on feedback. Obviously we are at step 1 of that process right now but we definitely understand that you are all very eager to get your hands…

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SWTOR reducing some of the limitations for Free-to-Play and Preferred players

SWTOR reducing some of the limitations for Free-to-Play and Preferred players

Next month BioWare will be reducing some of the limitations for Free-to-Play and Preferred players in Star Wars: The old republic. Read all about it here: Upcoming Free-to-Play and Preferred Changes In Star Wars: The Old Republic there are three different ways players are able to enjoy the game – as a Subscriber, Free-to-Play, or Preferred. Free-to-Play– Players that have not spent any money and have access to the original storyline of the game. Preferred – Players that either used to be Subscribers or have spent money on the Cartel Market. Subscription – Players that pay a monthly amount to access all gameplay content of SWTOR. While the team is hard at work revising some systems for the ‘Onslaught’ Expansion, we also wanted to show some love to the Free-to-Play and Preferred players. Most notably these changes will be to the credit cap, Quickbar, Medical Probe, and Quick Travel limitations. Let’s take a…

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How to Optimize Graphics on SWTOR

How to Optimize Graphics on SWTOR

If you’re still playing SWTOR, or if you have returned after some time away, you may be wondering how to fully optimize your graphics in SWTOR. One of the biggest downsides to having a favorite game get old is that the graphics just don’t hold up to the newer. The same is relevant for video editing PC, so no wonder so many users are searching for the best graphics card for video editing. Here is a video to show you how to do it. Tutorial Reshade + LOD Bias from r/swtor Here are some other tips to help those who are looking to get a bit more life out of SWTOR. (from KickstartComputing). I run Nvidia and I tried this myself and it helps a ton. ***This only pertains to Nvidia GPUs*** So I’ve just been following through this very useful tutorial which details how to get an RTX level of…

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New SWTOR Event: The Pirate Incursion

New SWTOR Event The Pirate Incursion

With SWTOR Game Update 5.10.3, Bioware will introduce a new event named The Pirate Incursion. Check it out: New In-Game Event – The Pirate Incursion The remote planet Dantooine has been thrust into the center of escalating hostilities between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Spurred on in secret by covert Imperial forces, the Nova Blade pirates have staged an all-out attack on the pastoral Republic world. As the Republic scrambles to defend this key territory at the edge of Imperial space, the Empire plans to capitalize on the chaos and deal a major blow to the longtime Republic bastion. Event Availability and Requirements The Pirate Incursion in-game event will initially be available for two weeks after 5.10.3 launches, and then it will join the other recurring events on rotation. Characters level 20 and above can travel to Dantooine and take part in the event. The Pirate Incursion During…

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SWTOR: Celebrate May the 4th!

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To Celebrate May the 4th, BioWare is giving away a pet droid: In honor of the upcoming Star Wars™ Day on May 4th and to show our appreciation for all of our players in a galaxy far, far away, we’re celebrating by giving players the M4-Y8 Astromech Droid Mini-pet! This sleek Astromech model is the perfect ally to accompany you across the galaxy. Additionally, throughout the week there will be special sales for the Cartel Maret. Log-in Bonus Log in by May 6th to receive your very own M4-Y8 Astromech Droid! Your new Astromech Droid will be waiting in your in-game mailbox by May 10th, 2019. Cartel Market Sales During the period of April 29th to May 6th, there will be special sales happening on the Cartel Market! 50% off all collection unlocks 50% off all Appearance Options and Appearance Designer changes 40% off all available Stronghold Decorations 35% off…

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SWTOR Web Content Roadmap

SWTOR Web Content Roadmap

SWTOR Community Coordinator, Daniel Steed, has just informed the comunnity that Bioware has a schedule for content of new expansion material. Below are the news: Web Content Roadmap | 04.29.2019, 09:52 AM Hello everyone! In one of my earlier posts I mentioned an idea that I had about a web content roadmap. Initially I had the idea to break it down month by month, but as I started to build it, I realized that really wasn’t viable. Instead, I have come it with a living format that will serve as a stickied forum post here. Below I will list every idea that I have for articles between now and the release of ‘Onslaught’. I’ll have these broken down by topic and once I start the process of writing them, I will bump them up to the “Work in Progress” section. Then once they get published, I’ll come back to this post and…

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

Star Wars The Old Republic - Onslaught

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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