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4 Major Issues With Star Wars The Old Republic

Most of us who have been playing SWTOR for a long time, especially those of us who have been playing since the beginning, know that the game has some faults. Even big fans will admit there is some room for improvement. There’s always room for improvement, and SWTOR is no exception. So here’s a video that addresses some of these issues. Give it time and an honest chance before you just shake it off as a complaint video. They bring up some legit complaints as well as some options for how this should be remedied. “Here’s our list of 4 major issues with Stars The Old Republic. Agree? Disagree? Share your thoughts in the comments below.” This is their second video about SWTOR and in Part 1, they actually give 10 reasons new players should try the game. This video is geared more toward problems that older players have with…

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The Academy -“How to Take Great Screenshots and Videos”

It’s time for another episode of The Academy and Swtorista covers a great topic this time: How to Take Great Screenshots and Videos. Gamers love visuals. You can also see that from all the videos and pics we share here on the site and on our Facebook page. If you want to learn more about how to take screenshots and video from the game, how to share them, and even how to edit them to make them look better then this video is the one for you. It’s under five minutes long and as usual, she does a great job of laying it all out for you so you can easily give it a try for yourself. If you really want to learn how to take awesome screenshots, you should also read her screenshot guide. There are so many great places within the game to take pictures, find awesome backgrounds for…

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10 Most Notorious Star Wars Urban Legends

If you’re a Star Wars fan, then you already know there are more urban legends out there than nearly any other franchise. We love Star Wars and we love to talk about Star Wars. Fans are always looking for a new little tidbit, piece of news, gossip, or some hidden fact they never knew before. We want to feel like insiders, like we know something other people don’t, and like we’re special in our fandom. That’s probably one big reason these Star Wars urban legends take off like they do. There are many of them but this video will explore 10 of the most known. Are they true? Just a myth? Let’s find out! The Millennium Falcon broke Harrison Ford’s ankle – We know he had a leg injury filming the latest film and the rumor said it happened this way but the story came out later that it was…

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Star Destroyers Compared – Star Wars Explained

Have you always wanted to learn more about the ships in Star Wars? Growing up a girl who wanted to be a pilot, this was one of my favorite parts of Star Wars. I won’t lie, I watched a young Anakin and daydreamed about pod-racing and I was also fascinated with all the ships in the Star Wars Universe. In this great video, you can learn more about all of the Star Wars destroyers found in the game. The video is only a little over 3 minutes long but it’s packed full of great info. Learn more about each destroyer, their class and size, the weapons they are loaded with, how many crew members they can carry, and much more. You’ll feel like a Star Wars destroyer pro in no time. If you’re just one of those fans who loves Star Wars stats, this is also a video that will…

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SWTOR Knights of the Fallen Empire — ‘The GEMINI Deception’ Teaser

BioWare just leased the  teaser for the next chapter, in Star Wars: The old republic Knights of the Fallen Empire. This one is named “GEMINI Deception” Check it out below: Lead the assault against Arcann’s fleet in ‘The GEMINI Deception,’ coming June 30th in the episodic story, Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ – Knights of the Fallen Empire. Prepare to embark on a dangerous mission to land a fatal blow against the Eternal Empire! Alongside the mysterious and deadly Droid SCORPIO, the Outlander’s team must infiltrate a Zakuulan warship and face Arcann’s formidable force of elite soldiers. When the mission goes awry, the Outlander must find a way out of a deadly trap – only to be faced with the ultimate betrayal. Knights of the Fallen Empire — including ‘The GEMINI Deception’ — is free to all Subscribers, and new players can jump right into the story with a new…

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SWTOR: The Academy, Ep 15 – “Codes & Creeds”

It’s that time again – time for another episode of The Academy. This one, episode 15, will tell you all about codes and creeds. There are many codes and creeds in the Star Wars universe so you will also see them throughout SWTOR. One of the first you will hear in the game is the Jedi Code: There is no death, there is only the Force.  There is no emotion, there is peace. There is no ignorance, there is knowledge. There is no passion, there is serenity. There is no chaos, there is harmony. There is no death, there is the Force. They then go on to tell you the code of the Sith, which is basically the opposite of the Jedi Code. Peace is a lie, there is only passion. Through passion, I gain strength. Through strength, I gain power. Through power, I gain victory. Through victory, my chains…

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Knights of the Fallen Empire – ‘Mandalore’s Revenge’ Teaser

BioWare posted a new teaser for the upcomming chapter of Star Wars: The old Republic Knights of the Fallen Empire. Check it out: Step into an epic story-driven adventure as your character becomes The Outlander, a veteran of the Great Galactic War, in Knights of the Fallen Empire – now live! Travel to the Outer Rim of the galaxy to come face-to-face with a new threat, Emperor Valkorion and his Eternal Empire. Choose your path, recruit Companions into your Alliance, and make choices that have power to change destinies, all at the center of your own personal Star Wars™ saga! Best of all, Subscribers of Star Wars: The Old Republic can access and play all chapters of the evolving Knights of the Fallen Empire story for free. Create your Level 60 character and play today! Join the forum discussion on this post

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The Academy, Ep 12 – “How Do Conquests Work?

So you want to know how conquests work? The latest episode of The Academy has got you covered! Created by SWTORISTA on request of the viewers, we have Episode 12: How Do Conquests Work?  If you’re new to the game or have a friend or family member who has just started playing, this is an invaluable tool to helping you understand all the ins and outs of SWTOR. As we have already said before when covering these episodes of The Academy, they’re great for new players but even existing players who know this info can find them entertaining. They’re really well done and entertaining. They might also provide you with a refresher if it’s been awhile since you were a new player. Even if you don’t personally find them helpful, you need to know these videos exist. You can share them to other new players or just help support Swtorista…

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Announcing Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ “Build Your Alliance” NVIDIA Contest Winners!

Back in January, BioWare launched a contest, were players should upload SWTOR Movies to Youtube. 3 winners would each win a powerful gaming PC plus valuable in-game rewards from BioWare. Ten runner ups will receive a GeForce GTX 960. Here is the verdict: BioWare and NVIDIA are excited to announce the winning video entries from the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ – Knights of the Fallen Empire “Build Your Alliance” contest! Thanks to you, our players, for sharing your fight against the Eternal Empire – from intense lightsaber battles to dramatic story moments. Check out the winners below and watch the full playlist of videos here: YouTube Playlist A big congratulations to these top three winners: 1st Place: Jonathan Winkler 2nd Place: Инга Куклина 3rd Place: Danilo Wachsmuth Plus, a round of applause to these runner ups: Дмитрий Ялама Alex Thomas Julien Hélias Joel Argersinger Holly Montgomery Natthaphon Phonyiam Cristian Ceoroiu Rodrigo…

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SWTOR Knights of the Fallen Empire – ‘Hero’s Saga’ Trailer

BioWare just released a new trailer for the upcoming chapter of  Knights of the Fallen Empire. Check it out below: Momentum is building as the Outlander and his Alliance move closer to the ultimate confrontation in Star Wars™: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire. The episodic adventure enters its final Chapters beginning this month. Be a part of the epic finale by activating your Chapter 1 Free* Trial and binging the story so far! The tide of battle is turning against the despotic Eternal Empire, and you alone must rally the galaxy’s greatest heroes and lead the final assault against Arcann’s forces. Join the fight today — activate your Free Trial by May 30 to gain a free Level 60 Character and instant access to Chapter 1: The Hunt! Assemble your army, fight alongside hand-picked allies, and watch your choices shape the fate of the galaxy! Plus, join us…

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The Academy Ep 10 & 11 -“Gearing and Stat Optimization in 4.0”

Gearing and stats can be a confusing concept to a new player. This is just one more great benefit to follow The Academy series from swtorista. In the latest episodes, 10 and 11, she talks to us about these specific points. These are great episodes that delve more deeply into important aspects of enjoying SWTOR. If you know someone who is new to the game, or thinking of picking up SWTOR, we highly recommend you point them in the direction of the Academy. Even if you’ve been playing for a long time, you might still appreciate these videos so go ahead and give them a watch/listen.  Here’s what these two episodes are all about. Gearing up your character can be one of the most daunting tasks in the game. The first half of this episode talks about how to mod your gear, and the second half talks about stat optimization…

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Star Wars Fan Film Unity of the Force

Here’s a really cool fan made film we think you will enjoy. In this story, the young hero, Lak, is tasked with finding an artifact, a special lightsaber that is said to be the most powerful in existence. He is less than enthused in the beginning, which makes him different from many young Jedis. I would expect him to be chomping at the bit to take on a mission like this but instead, his attitude was one of “Can’t someone else do it?” While this annoyed me, I also thought it was kind of refreshing to see a different angle taken. So anyway, he goes on to complete this mission to find The Artifact and there are many obstacles in his way, which is no surprise. I think you’ll find it a fun little short and the ending was a bit of a surprise to me. The ending may surprise…

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SWTOR Chapter 13 – ‘Profit and Plunder’ Teaser

The SWTOR Team over at BioWare  has just released a new teaser trailer of the upcoming Chapter, Plunder and Profit coming on May 5th: BioWare™ and Lucasfilm today announced the next chapter in the episodic storyline of Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ – Knights of the Fallen Empire. The Profit and Plunder chapter will be available on May 5 along with a new multi-level Eternal Championship challenge that requires increasingly more courage and skill as you progress. The newest chapter in Knights of the Fallen Empire gives the Outlander an opportunity to turn the tides against the Eternal Empire in a clandestine heist to plunder Arcann’s secret treasury. In a high-risk mission to recover the Eternal Empire’s vast riches, players will partner with the galaxy’s most infamous thieves: the suave Bounty Hunter, Gault Rennow, and the female Twi’lek pirate, Vette. Prepare to risk everything as you embark on a covert…

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The Best April Fools’ Gag this Year

If you missed it the other day, you must see this trailer for Fury of Maul on Netflix. Really, if you weren’t already a Netflix lover, would this not make you subscribe immediately? “Happy April Fools’ Day! Darth Maul makes his live-action series debut on Netflix! A mysterious, dark power is butchering those on both the light and dark side of the Force.” Directed and Shot by Sean Finnegan Seriously, this looks awesome. If you didn’t know already, it was just an April Fool’s joke from IGN and that’s really too bad because it would make a great series. Star Wars fans everywhere can cry like that poor little boy who’s dad let him watch not knowing it was prank. May we all go to our beds and bawl our eyes out because this will never come to be. Honestly, April Fool’s pranks are the worst, are they not? I…

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SWTOR Chapter 12 “Visions in the Dark Teaser”

Bioware released a new  the teaser video for Chapter 12 a few days ago. This chapter is named Visions in the Dark, and is available from April 5, 2016 with early access. Face your Star Wars™ destiny and the immortal Emperor Valkorion in ‘Visions in the Dark,’ coming April 7th in the episodic story, Star Wars™: The Old Republic™- Knights of the Fallen Empire. Prepare for your most intense confrontation yet as your Alliance risks everything to strike a mortal blow against the Eternal Empire. As the Outlander, unravel dangerous truths that bind you to your dark enemy and get ready to wield a powerful new weapon inspired by some of the greatest Force™ users in the galaxy. Will you rise to overcome your fate and shatter Arcann’s forces? Knights of the Fallen Empire, including ‘Visions in the Dark’ is free to all Subscribers and new players can jump right…

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The Academy, Ep 4 – “Which Class Should I Play?”

We told you about this upcoming episode of The Academy and it’s a good one, especially for new players (the intended audience). This one is all about what class you should play. So if you’re new to the game, or know someone who is, this is a great video to watch before picking your class. The real bottom line is that every class is unique and good in its own way, so there really are no right and wrong choices. However, the class you choose when you’re just starting out may affect how you appreciate the game and if you want to stick with it long term. Different people have different player styles. What works for one person may not work for another.  If you try one class and you’re just not feeling it, it’s easy to just make a new character. We agree with Swtorista that you should try…

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Top 10 Worst Star Wars Games of all times

We’ve talked time and time again about all the Star Wars games that have come out over the years. In fact, there’s been more than 30 years of Star Wars games published and they are most definitely not all created equal. So as much as we love to share all of our favorite games, it can sometimes be just as entertaining to talk about the ones that bombed it. With over 100 games based on the Star Wars franchise, you have to expect that a few might not measure up like the rest. Here’s a video from GameTrailers on the Top 10 Worst Star Wars Games of all times, that includes Yoda Stories (aww, it was such a good idea that just wasn’t implemented well), Super Bombad Racing (another great idea not implemented well), Episode 1: The Phantom Menace and more. GT tells us exactly why each of the 10 makes it…

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Knights of the Fallen Empire Behind the Scenes

Knights of the Fallen Empire “Story and Writing” Video We have something cool released today to help us prepare for the new expansion: KOTFE. This video released today shows us an exclusive behind the scenes view from the lead writer. It’s fun, it’s creative and it’s bound to make you get excited about the upcoming expansion. That said, they didn’t release much more about the game or story, as most fans were hoping for. This serves really as more of a teaser video, once again giving us glimpses of what we can expect to get us hyped and excited for the expansion but without any real meat and potatoes of what we can expect. This is a bit of a letdown but again, not really a surprise. They want to keep us intrigued but not give away too much so we want to buy the expansion. So with that in…

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Versus Series | Revan vs Galen Marek: Video

  The Balance of the Force. Who is the true master of the light and dark? That is a very good question for Star Wars fans everywhere and this versus video attempts to answer that, complete with some background on each character and a timeline of events of progression. This Versus video, just over 30 minutes runtime, explains the background of Revan and Marek, including how they came into power, how they changed over time and other life and background info. It’s a good recap too for those who might not remember (or just don’t know) the full stories of each. As we’ve said before about these versus videos, this is just one person’s interpretation of the outcome of the matchup.   It’s quite common that we see fans squabble over this and honestly, it’s part of the fun for me. Seeing how different fans interpret the potential faceoff and…

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Versus Series Darth Malak VS Darth Vader

Here we have another great episode of the versus series: Darth Malak VS Darth Vader It’s a Darth vs Darth battle. This should be interesting… You know how we love these videos. They are a lot of fun for fans and even if we don’t agree on the outcome, or what it should be, it can be a lot of fun to watch. So here we go for this one: If you have seen these versus videos before, you know that they don’t always end the way we wish and sometimes that is part of the fun. In fact, some fans have even complained that they are biased but wouldn’t that kind of make logical sense too? I mean, the person creating the video is going to give it the outcome they think is most likely to happen. Yes, it will be based in lore and timelines and other facts from…

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