TOR TV

TOR TV: SWTOR Gameplay With The KOTOR Interface

If you loved KOTOR and you’re currently playing SWTOR, have you ever wondered what it would be like to play SWTOR with the KOTOR interface? Well, now someone on the internet is going to make it possible for you. Or at least, they will make it possible for you to see what it’s like to play the game with the KOTOR interface – you can decide if you want to do it, too. Everything isn’t going to line up perfectly, of course, because the skills are different in the different games. That said, he’s able to get it really close and if you like the way it looks, you’ll want to check out his video that shows you how to do it. On request by Kid Lee, he’s playing the game with the KOTOR interface. The video is a bit over 10 minutes long and it shows you what it looks…

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TOR TV: The Adventures of Spankie

Spankie gets around SWTOR and now you can follow along with Spankie’s adventures. If you’re looking for a laugh today, you have to check out the video below from Samuel Phillips on Vimeo. Spankie really gets around, has a lot of friends, and has a good time. I bet you never knew there was this much fun to be had in SWTOR, did you? With all those missions and flying around from planet to planet, training companions, collecting gear, building up your quarters and more, sometimes you just need some time to relax. Sometimes you just need to cut loose and unwind a little. Take Spankie here. Spankie knows how to throw a good party. Spankie knows how to let loose. Join Spankie as he brings the /tihaar to all those /outofbreath!!   Join the forum discussion on this post

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TOR TV: Star Wars Galaxies – Duel of the Fates

Fan projects are so much fun. That’s one reason I write so much about them here. We love being able to share with you the cool, fun, and sometimes funny stuff we find from other fans online and around the globe. Sometimes you send it to us via Facebook or email and we love that too. I think Star Wars fans are some of the most creative people around. Seriously, I write about a lot of fan stuff but it’s the Star Wars fans that really put their heart and souls into things and seem to come up with some of the best and most creative ideas. Here’s a little project we found that recreates the Duel of the Fates from The Phantom Menace using Star Wars Galaxies. It’s a fun little watch even if you never played the game but bonus enjoyment if you were a fan of SWG, too. It’s…

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Tor TV: Spacedock: X-70B Phantom

Spacedock looks at Star Wars: The Old Republic’s “X-70B Phantom” in this great video. This short (under 4 minute) video is going to give you a rundown of the X:70B Phantom. The starships of the Imperial Navy have a long and rich history. They come from centuries of military research and development and it definitely shows in the final product. The Empire designed its fleet to be able to destroy the Republic as quickly as possible. However, as many things will, the design strategies changed over the years, especially after the Great War. Imperial engineers played on what worked from the past, along with the new technologies and lessons learned, to create beautiful new starships. This new generation also brought us the X-70B Phantom. This was a beautiful, stealthy, high-tech, low profile starship. It could get in and get out, get the job done without any unnecessary hassle. It has…

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TOR TV: Wrath Remembers Darth Marr – Tribute

In memory of Marr . May your Empire rise again … Here is a lovely tribute to Darth Marr from DuduFilm. If you have not seen it yet, it’s just over 2 minutes long and it’s well worth the watch. He has a history of making great films like this and this short packs a big emotional punch, especially if you were a fan of Darth Marr. See for yourself: What do you think? As others have said before, Darth Marr seemed to be what the Empire really needed. He was one of the most respected Sith. A great warrior and leader, a master and a council member. He had conviction.  Many would call him the one true Emperor. It’s definitely safe to say he made his mark on the story and he has many fans. This was a most fitting tribute and it’s very well done, as all of DuDu’s…

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TOR TV: The Imperial Army 47th I.E.F. Recruitment Video

I just love when players get creative with videos surrounding the game. I also love it when players get creative with their recruiting techniques. I think one reason for this is that I have been in charge of recruiting in many games and communities in which I played a serious role. In my WoW guild, I handled recruiting, as well as when my WoW guild moved to SWTOR. I also handled recruiting in a ranked/leadership position for a TF2 community I was part of for some time. I know all about the unique challenges that can come with recruiting. I know how hard it is when you want to encourage recruiting without spam, how hard it is to find the right people suited to your community or guild, how challenging it can be to find new, creative ways of advertising that you are accepting members and showing the benefits of…

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The Academy: How to Make Your Character Look Cool in SWTOR

There are many reasons to love MMORPGs and SWTOR has all of these features packed into one great Star Wars themed game. Of these, character customization is an important one. Sure, there are many other important elements, such as those that affect gameplay, but when it comes down to it, looking cool is important to many players. When you’re rolling characters in a role playing game, there is usually a part of you that wants to get into the character you’re playing. You want your character to reflect parts of your personality or of the personality you are role playing. Now if you want to learn how to make your character in SWTOR look cool, this great video from SWTORista’s Academy series will help you. In the video they explain the outfit designer, which is a pretty cool feature. I remember when WoW first got a feature like this. It…

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TOR TV: Knights of the Fallen Empire Fan Trailer

Here’s another entry for the Build Your Alliance contest by BioWare and Nvidia that we really love. This is a fan trailer for Knights of the Fallen Empire and is just a little over 2 minutes long. If you haven’t seen it yet, we’ve embedded it below and it’s well worth the time. The attention to detail, the story element, all of the fine details are present in this one. It has the immersion element that gamers love and makes you feel like you want to jump in and start playing like NOW. It appeals to Star Wars fans who love being the hero and it pulls you in with your emotions as well as the intrigue. I’ve been looking at tons of these since the contest began but this one definitely stands out among the majority. It’s very well done, nearly professional-level quality. “A recreation of the Force Awakens…

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TOR TV: SWTOR: Knights of a Fallen Empire – Rise Fan Made Trailer

Here’s another fan film that was made for the #BuildYourAllianceContest and we think this is pretty good too. The music choice has a very classic Star Wars feel to it and builds that drama and momentum with the increase tempo of the music. When paired with the dramatic imagery, it’s a fantastic 2-minute trailer. If I had never seen SWTOR or KotFE before, I would want to play it after seeing this. I think that definitely means it did it’s job, right? With so many entries into this contest, I can bet it will be very difficult for them to choose a winner. In the meantime, we have some great shot films to check out. Also, if you have a friend you’ve been trying to get into SWTOR or the new expansion, some of these trailers might be just the way to go ahead and win them over to your…

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TOR TV: The World We Wrote – A Cinematic Tribute to Star Wars Galaxies

The World We Wrote: A Cinematic Tribute to Star Wars Galaxies [Globus] We love fan films. I loved SWG and since it was shut down in December of 2011, I have enjoyed seeing the various ways that other fans pay tribute to our beloved game. If you have not seen this video tribute to the game from Third Age Films, it’s really worth it. I feel a bit of nostalgia every time I go back and re-watch it. If you played SWG at all, you’re probably going to get some of the same warm and fuzzies when you watch this short film. It’s just over 5 minutes long so don’t feel like you have to give up a big portion of your evening to watch it. It’s hands-down one of the best SWG tribute videos ever. Check it out here: The MMORPG Star Wars Galaxies, launched in 2003, was shut…

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TOR TV: I Roam – SWTOR Smuggler film

I Roam – SWTOR Smuggler film #BuildYourAllianceContest #ShareEveryWin KOTFE Did you enter the Build Your Alliance Contest from BioWare and Nvidia we told you about earlier this month? There’s still a little bit of time left and we have really enjoyed seeing all the great entries from fans. Here’s a little video that was made for the contest and in the spirit of #BuildYourAlliance. It’s a “Smuggler film” and plays very much like a cutscene/opening scene for a particular class or character. It’s just under 2 minutes long so it’s a very quick view if you haven’t seen it yet. Here we share with you “I Roam” from Crafted Crows. “With 6 days before the contest ends I decide to participate and I thought I would do something different than what other people did. For some reason Swtor has all those great cutscenes and I was inspired so I whipped out…

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TOR TV: Fett’s Vette (Original) featuring Mc Chris

Hello Star Wars Galaxies fans. When it comes to great Star Wars games, you cannot get past how awesome SWG was. As excited as we were to see SWTOR nearing launch, it came with the bittersweet news that SWG was going to close up shop. Thanks to the fans who love it enough to want to keep it alive, the game is not only still alive, but experiencing a new height of popularity with certain crowds. This makes us really happy! So with that, we want to bring you a little oldie but goodie from the YouTube vault. If you somehow missed this from the earlier SWG days, check out Fett’s Vette. This is a classic! What does a bounty hunter like Boba Fett need to keep taking those jobs for? Well, to finance his vette, of course! Here it is!   Star Wars Galaxies is still available on Amazon,…

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TOR TV: SWTOR: Love & Lust – Imperial one-nighters

“Have I ever told you how beautiful you are?” Oh yeah, he went there. One big appeal to SWTOR is the story. You’ve heard it time and time again, you’ve probably said it yourself, we’ve said it here on the site. When a game has a good story, it has immersion. We you can lose yourself in the characters, in the plot and even in the passion, you have the makings of a very good game. One thing Bioware does well is story and one thing they’ve never been afraid of is adding love and sex to their games, when relevant. SWTOR is no exception. So here is a video that gives us a compilation of romance scenes throughout SWTOR. You’ll notice they really do love their “private time” here. You might recognize some of these scenes yourself. Maybe others are new. It’s an hour long so it’s not a…

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TOR TV: What if SWTOR Had First-Person Mode?

So here is an interesting question that has been theorized before. What if SWTOR had a first-person mode? It worked for Elder Scrolls, right? If SWTOR had a fully fleshed out first-person mode, there would likely be a big market for it. Many current players have expressed they would enjoy it. Still others have said they don’t care much for first-person so the best solution would be a mode that you can toggle on and off. Best of both worlds – those who like it can do it and those who don’t won’t be bothered with it. This begs the question, “What would it look like?” and while we can’t be certain since it has not been done, one player has created a video to give us a general idea of what it might look like and we think it’s pretty cool. Order of Draki has this video below that demonstrates what a first-person…

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TOR TV: Fan made SWTOR – Knights Of The Fallen Empire – Launch Trailer

It has been ages since we last did a TOR TV column, but there haven’t really been that many fan movies for SWTOR for a while either. Here is one that court our eye though. A trailer for Star Wars: The old Republic – Knights Of The Fallen Empire, mixed with the soundtrack from Star Wars: The Force Awakening. Something that just had to be done! Great little video. Good timing on the dialogue, and the music fits nicely with  key points in the trailer, the end in particular had a really nice feel. Good job Tim Skijwalker   Check it out: I have been playing the expansion for a week now and holy hell it deserves a trailer! i just had to make this! going back to SWTOR one last time!

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TOR TV: The Appropriate Way to Respond to a Game-breaking Bug

  The Haunted Ship Here’s a fun little bug from 2012 that some of you might remember. “As it turns out, there’s a bug that’s existed in Star Wars: The Old Republic for some time now. If you’re a Jedi and try getting onto a Smuggler’s ship, you’ll be trapped in this ghost instance where you can’t leave or do anything, but everyone can still see you. You’re basically a ghost, haunting peoples’ ships. Annoying at the time, but hilarious in retrospect.” We find this entertaining for two reasons. One: it reminds us of the early days of SWTOR and two: we love seeing fun videos of people being silly and making the most of a bad situation. For those of you who remember, this bug would trap you inside the ship, putting you into other people’s ships and you could not escape until later when they released a patch….

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TOR TV: “How to Increase Speeder to 200% Speed”

Do you want to know how to increase your speeder to 200% speed? This video has all the answers (and a lot of laughs). Sometimes you just have to take a break from all the seriousness and give yourself a good chuckle. That’s really what playing games should be all about in the first place- having fun. Sometimes we get so caught up in game objectives and goals that we forget to have some fun. Videos like this are a good little reminder to take time to smile each day. Have you seen anything fun, silly or fan-created about SWTOR that you want to share with us? Let us know in the comments!

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TOR TV: Opening 24x Apprentice’s Shadow Packs

We haven’t done this column for a while, so I thought it was time to do one again. There is a lot of great SWTOR videos being made since the latest game update: Shadows of Revan, and it will be appropriate for us to share them with you guys. This is the latest video from KranitokoGames were how openes 24x Apprentice’s Shadow Packs. It’s a long video, and maby longer then it should be, but still a fun view. If you go to Youtube, you can use the skip button and skip the most of the intro, but you will then miss the chance to win stuff, and you want to go win stuff. So watch it, and comment on his video. Anyways… Check it out: A little late than it usually is, the latest pack opening video is here, with special guest R3DN4 (from the Ootinicast) being in the pack intro!

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TOR TV: House of Cards SWTOR Intro

Youtube user EggsGamerTag  has created a very cool House of Cards SWTOR intro that we just had to share with you. If you are not familiar with House of Cards, you are missing out. The show is an American political drama television series, developed and produced by Beau Willimon. It is an adaptation of BBC’s mini-series of the same name and is based on the novel by Michael Dobbs. The entire first season, thirteen episodes, premiered on February 1, 2013, on the streaming service Netflix. A second season of thirteen episodes premiered on February 14, 2014. On February 4, 2014, ten days prior to the release of the second season, Netflix announced that the show had been renewed for a third season, which will be released on February 27, 2015. For some reason, it also goes really well with Star Wars: The old Republic. Check it out yourself:

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TOR TV: SWTOR 3.0 – YAVIN 4 & RISHI

Here is a video by Vulkk. This video has two simple goals – to show the great new screens and design-art of the new worlds as well as tell us a little more of their History & Lore, to prepare us for the exploration and adventures awaiting us in Shadow of Revan 3.0. In the end of the video Vulkk have the notes from the Q&A section during the NY Cantina Event. The Devs gave more information and hints on what is to come with the next Expansion to SWTOR. Learn more about the History & Lore of AVIN 4 & RISHI, the 2 new Worlds in SWTOR 3.0 Shadow of Revan . Check the NY Cantina Q&A for more new info on the expansion in the end of the video: ► VIDEO DESCRIPTION This video will tell us a little of the History and Lore of the 2 new planets…

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