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Patch notes: Game Update 1.2 – Legacy

Warning. Wall of text crits you infinity Highlights Players can now unlock a wide variety of rewards by leveling characters and reaching new Legacy levels, including buffs for your characters, unlocking additional Species choices for every class, and upgrades for your personal Starship. Build your own Legacy with the new Family Tree! Lost Island, a new Flashpoint, is available for play! Having uncovered the sources of the Rakghoul plague outbreak in the Tion Hegemony, players must travel to Ord Mantell and confront Dr. Lorrick, the mad scientist who engineered this horrific biological weapon. Explosive Conflict, a new Operation, is available for play! The Trandoshan mercenary warlord Kephess has seized the planet Denova, a world rich in resources valuable to the war effort. Players must assault his war camp, situated atop a mountain in densely-wooded terrain, fighting Imperial defectors and heavy war machines along the way. 8- and 16-player Story and…

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Help Fight the Boycott on SWTOR

Non profit organization All Out want to help fight the boycott on SWTOR. They posted this message on their website: April 6, 2012 Electronic Arts (EA) — one of the largest video game makers in the world – is the target of a hateful boycott campaign. Why? Because they approved a gay romance story in one of their partner BioWare’s most popular games: Star Wars: The Old Republic. Anti-gay letters are flooding Electronic Arts headquarters, calling for a boycott. Without our help the company, its staff and more than 100 million registered players could be pushed to the dark side if the forces of hate get the last word. Master Yoda wants to make sure Electronic Arts knows anti-gay haters don’t win the game. Add your name to Yoda’s letter urging the company to stay away from the dark side. Yoda himself will deliver the message directly to the headquarters…

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The Guild sphere: Army of Yonuss

This week I sat down with Jono from “Army of Yonuss”, for a quick question and answer session about The guild. Army of Yonuss plays SITH on the Tarro Blood server, and currently recruiting. Check out the interview below, while you are downloading patch 1.2 🙂 Where did your guilds name come from? Our guild is named after the username our good friend used to use for every one of his RPG characters, Yonuss. He passed away just before TOR was released, but was very active in beta. He had been planning to co-found the guild with us for months, so when he passed away we decided it would be a nice way to honor him. Can you give me a quick 2-3 sentance description of your guild? Army of Yonuss is laid back and open to members of all sorts, however we are still very organized. We run weekly…

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SWTOR Patch 1.2 Coming On 12th April 2012 Make Sure You Get An Updated Guide!

SWTOR Patch 1.2

In this post we are finally able to announce that the patch everyone has been waiting for is here soon! SWTOR Patch 1.2 officially Is released on the 12th April 2012 and is one of the largest patches seen in a MMORG. Further to the point the server downtime will be about 8 hours looking at the official announcement on the forums. Of course there will be the new improved Legacy system, UI Customisation and gear updates. For the actual content the biggest changes will be a new warzone, Flashpoint and Operation in the game that will keep all you raiders and PVP’ers happy for a while. There will also be a new Warzone ranking system to get to grips with as well. Throughout this blog we have given you quite a few free builds from www.swtorsavior.com and if you really want to get to grips with the game fast…

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PaxEast Day 3 Q&A Transcript & Audio

Dulfy has done it again and taken the time to map out the info that many of us might have missed while we were busy working, at school or doing whatever it is that we do. She posts on Reddit: Hey, sorry this is a bit late but for those of you who have not listened to the audio for day 3 Q&A at Darth Hater, here is a transcript of the Q&A. The main points at this Q&A were operation diffculty/itemization/bugs (especially Soa), class balance (especially tank threats), and Jawa 2015. Transcripts: Both links have same content, just pick one you like or not blocked at work 🙂 http://mmo-mechanics.com/news.php?article=paxeast-2012-day-3-qa I will post the contents below for those who can’t view it at work:) And so there we have it. Highlights and transcripts from the Q&A and all the great info that Darth Hater brought us fans as well. Thank…

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Husband how to get back together with your ex

  With patch 1.2 not far off, everyone is preparing for what changes this might be to their played class. For the Jedi Guardian, a lot of changing are incoming. Most, however, are not aimed at the Defense Guardian. A few key changes are on the horizon that may help the Guardian, as a whole, in the long run, including a brand new ability. Relevant 1.2 Patch Notes: Added Focused Defense, a new ability that allows the Guardian to spend Focus to lower threat. While active, one point of Focus is spent each time damage is taken to heal the Guardian for a small amount. This ability is usable while stunned and is not limited by the global cool down. Defense Blade Barrier is now located in Tier 4 of the skill tree. Blade Storm no longer consumes stacks of Courage while the “Momentum” buff is active. Command no longer…

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Interview: Gabe Amatangelo on PvP & Operations

Darth Hater interviewed Gabe Amatangelo on PvP & Operations and as usual, he had some interesting things to say. It is well worth the read if you haven’t already. Thanks Darth Hater! Why did you choose a quasi-Domination objective for the new Warzone? Gabe Amatangelo: Huttball comes at a close second, but overall Domination is the most popular one. Obviously we’re really proud and excited about Huttball being a close second because it is a new take on an existing type of mode. How does Novare Coast differ? I mean, how does Domination differ from game to game? Level design has something to do with it. I’m sure people that are on the PTS already know the specifics of mechanics. It is a majority one, so you have to have two out of three to at least start accruing some points or doing some damage to the enemy base. Also,…

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Free to Play SWTOR Weekend Again!

Have your friends tried SWTOR yet? Got any family members who want to try it out? Now you get the chance once again! I love anything free and that’s why I was so happy to see another free weekend for the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Weekend Pass Free Trial. I have a lot of friends and family who still want to try out the game and now they will get another chance. According to the SWTOR website newsletter, “We want to thank everyone who has taken part in the program so far, and we want to continue allowing those of you who are curious about the game to have the chance to try The Old Republic™….” You can read the full article here: Free to Play SWTOR Weekend Again. The trial period for the The Old Republic™ starts on Thursday April 5, 2012 and goes on until Monday April…

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SWTOR 2012 Guild Summit Panels

BioWare have uploaded all the recorded Panel discussions from last month Guild Summit. If you missed the live stream, you now have the chance to watch it now or watch ig again if you, like me seat by the computer and watched it live. Check it out below: STAR WARS: The Old Republic – Guild Summit Operations Panel: STAR WARS: The Old Republic – Guild Summit PvP Panel: STAR WARS: The Old Republic – Guild Summit Legacy Panel STAR WARS: The Old Republic – Guild Summit Economy Panel STAR WARS: The Old Republic – Guild Summit Roleplaying Panel STAR WARS: The Old Republic – Guild Summit Guilds Panel STAR WARS: The Old Republic – Guild Summit User Interface Panel STAR WARS: The Old Republic – Guild Summit “The Rest” Panel

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SWTOR Trooper Vanguard PVP Build To Help You In Warzones!

SWTOR Trooper Vanguard PVP Build

Today we have another build from www.swtorsavior.com and this will probably be one of the last ones until we update them all for the 1.2 patch. This build is for the Trooper Vanguard and this actual class makes for a good Tank/DPS player on the warzone. The most effective way to play is to lure enemies to attack you taking the attention from the healers and the DPS and then ideally the heavy hitters will finish them off. So for all intents and purposes this class makes a good support class on the warzones. If you have no idea how your build should look then here is a level 10-50 build you can use: SWTOR Trooper Vanguard PVP Build: A couple of things to note with this build and how to use it: You should use Storm to closer the distance between you and the enemy and then follow it with…

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Intergalactic Intel: Community Events

Intergalactic Intel: Community Events “Do you remember back in raganrok online when we used to hold events?” I had to stop and think. We did throw a lot of them, most of them ending in disaster. “Yeah I do why do you ask?” Welcome back to another Intergalactic Intel! Today we’re talking about community created events. For those of you have joined the MMO genre in the last six years, community created events are a rare thing. In older MMOs communities held events all the time. These events ranged from pvp tournaments, to hide and seek, and scavenger hunts. They allowed players to experience the game in ways they may have not thought of.  Back in my day of MMOs developers were not the only one’s responsible for the player’s experience in the game. Community events were part of the experience and helped strengthen server communities. So why bring up…

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SWTOR Trooper Commando Build For PVP – Works With Patch 1.2!

SWTOR Trooper Commando PVP Build

Today we have another build from www.swtorsavior.com and this one is a PVP build for the Trooper Commando. It is a DPS build and you can actually play as either DPS or healing as a Trooper but we are told that a healing build will follow shortly! Here is the build: SWTOR Trooper Commando Build: The Trooper Commando has a respectable amount of utility and damage output when it comes to DPSing in PvP. The mainstay of your damage output will come from Grav Round and Demolition Round, which will also help out the rest of your team by lowering the armor of your target. You’re going to want to be using Armor-piercing Cell as your weapon buff, so make sure that it is always on. Layer a Hammer Shot in between each skill to manage your cells and maximize your dps. Mortar Volley and Hail of Bolts should only ever…

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Guardian Angel: Statting and Itemization

So far, with the Jedi Guardian we’ve only covered the very basics, including leveling, builds, rotations, and tactics. Now it’s time for itemization. Note that for the current build, 1.1.x, end game itemization is greatly limited by the amount of gear available from the tier system. There is only one tank set for Tionese, Columi, and Rakata gear, as well as Centurian, Champion, and Battlemaster gear. Though you may not be able to itemize as you choose now, familiarity with the system and how you can manipulate it will help you for later builds, such as the upcoming 1.2 patch. The only stat I will not cover in this article is armor, which is a stat that you have virtually no control over. We will start with the most basic stats. Strength and Endurance: As far as primary stats go, even in 1.2, your ability to manipulate these will be…

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SWTOR Pre-Launch Waves Daily Update Thread: 8 Waves Today

Are you still waiting for your pre-launch email? At least one went out already today and Senior Online Community Manager Stephen Reid is updating everyone on the status on today’s SWTOR Pre-Launch Waves Daily Update Thread on the official forums. His original post this morning: “Morning everyone! We’re starting to send out more invites for today. Here’s the good news: overnight we decided to send out more invites than we had originally planned. However, we’ll be spacing those invites out, which means we’ll have more ‘waves’ than the previous four-per-day. We are inviting more people today than we did during yesterday. I’ll update this thread as we send invites. As a reminder, we’re also updating our official Twitter accounts (@SWTOR, @SWTOR_FR and @SWTOR_DE) with the invites as they sent; that’ll be more up-to-the-minute than this post. For anyone who’s not yet been invited, remember to have the email address no-reply@bioware.swtor.com…

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Jedi Knight Vs Sith Inquisitor Video = EPIC!

The boys over at TGN.TV are hard at work making SWTOR videos pre-launch. They just released their first installment of the new “Versus” series in which Advanced Classes get compared side by side in a “Deadliest Warrior” type of format. The graphics were made from scratch by the team at Red Rancor (a fellow SWTOR Fansite) and the intro music was custom made by Music Drake. I hope that they make one of these videos for every advanced class, especially Smuggler and Imperial Agent 🙂 Let us know in the comments below what classes you want to see pitted against each other in the future episodes. Do you think that the Guardian would easily take down the Sorcerer 1v1? It is hard to tell pre-launch, but sure is fun to speculate. Enjoy the video below friends!

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Star Wars The Old Republic Release Date

Well, it’s official- at least for now… The May 2011 issue of PC Gamer states the release date of SW:TOR will be “Autumn 2011”. While not an exact date, it’s a pretty narrowed down timeframe and well, that’s good enough for me. The cover of this upcoming issue promises to reveal a lot about the much-anticipated MMO from Bioware and EA, Star Wars: The Old Republic. Of course we all know that things could change as the game goes on in production. There are always potential holdups and delays, which is why they are holding back on giving us a definite date for release. But Autumn timeframe being officially announce in PCGamer as well as the hands-on event at London recently shows us that they are pretty darn close to being ready for a release. There’s still no official word on if or when there will be a beta but…

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SWTOR Open Beta closing in!!! … Not!

For 12 long hours I was so psyched! TorWars pointed me to a great interview GameInformer.com did with Dr. Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk from Bioware. The Interview was original about Mass Effect 3, but the interviewer also had some interesting questions on the chance of an upcoming Star Wars: The old Republic Beta. On this the good doctors answered in the a more possitive way then ever: “You’ll have to watch our website and see. At this point we’re still in more of a closed beta period. We’re definitely making great progress on it. The feedback’s been great. There’s always lots to do, but it’s really really shaping up. Before too long you guys will get a little crack at it. Keep an eye out for that.” What was that? Wait a second. You said what? Did I here that right? What was that again? Before too long you…

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Jedi Knight Character Progression

In most MMOGs, you earn skills and get new gear to progress as you level. But as a Jedi in Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR), you get to do it with a lightsaber! This week’s update from BioWare is all about advancement as a Jedi Knight. The video shows off some of the skills and gear that you can get while leveling up in SWTOR. Check out the full video after the break.

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