Tuesday, 6 March 2012

1st FREE Trial For TOR Is Upon Us

I did not think I would see any thing close to a free trial of SWTOR any time soon, well as soon as this anyway. My best guess would of been the back-end of the year but heck here it is.

Every subbed player can invite 3 friends to a one week test run of the game, so not exactly an open invite but this is as close as it gets without having the name tag.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Guild Summit Starts Today

Representatives of over 150 guilds from around the world will be coming to Austin, Texas to take part in BioWare’s inaugural Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Guild Summit. During the summit, guild members will have the opportunity to speak with the development team, and see a preview of what the future holds for the game.
When the Guild Summit was announced, we received thousands of applications from passionate fans who were willing to travel from all parts of the globe to take part. While we were humbled by the overwhelming response, we couldn’t accept every application for space reasons. However, we don’t want any of you to miss out on the details either. That’s why we are excited to announce that portions of the Star Wars: The Old Republic Guild Summit will be streamed live!
On Monday, March 5th, we will be hosting a livestream of the Guild Summit, which you’ll be able to watch by visiting www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/GuildSummit. Here’s our full schedule of events for the livestream:
  • 10:00AM CST (4PM GMT) – Welcome and Introductions
  • 10:30AM CST (4:30PM GMT) – State of the Game and Game Update 1.2 Presentation
  • Break (Livestream offline from 11:00am to 2:00pm)
  • 2:00PM CST (8:00PM GMT) – Operations and Flashpoints Discussion
  • 2:45PM CST (8:45PM GMT) – Player vs. Player Discussion
  • 3:30PM CST (9:30PM GMT) – Legacy Presentation
  • 4:00PM CST (10:00PM GMT) – Economy and Crew Skills Discussion
  • 4:30PM CST (10:30PM GMT) – Roleplayer's Discussion
  • 5:00PM CST (11:00PM GMT) – Guild Features Discussion
  • 5:30PM CST (11:30PM GMT) – User Interface Presentation
  • 6:00PM CST (12:00AM GMT) - ...And The Rest
Throughout the day you will be able to not only watch each of these discussions, you’ll also be able to take part in them. We’ll be taking questions from the livestream throughout the event, although we will have to limit the number of questions answered for time. You can also discuss the Guild Summit on Twitter using the hashtag #SWTORSummit, and we’ve created a Guild Summit Forum for you to discuss each of the sessions with other viewers.
If you’re unable to watch these livestreams on the day, we’ll be providing recorded versions of each presentation and discussion after the event.

Monday, 23 January 2012

TOR Is Evolving

One month out and we hear SWTOR is going from strength to strength.


The first bit is a free title of Founder. This title is given to those that have payed for continued subs to the game before March 19th.
I do not use titles of any kind in-game as I find them too messy, yet maybe a year or two on I may display this one as it will let other know you were there in the beginning.

Coming Up in STAR WARS: The Old Republic

This is the big news this week. The future of what to expect in the coming months with TOR. Guild banks, a PvP ranking, new content/warzones and UI customization all the things that are very important for any mmo.

And can you believe it that we are gaining such a major update so soon after launch ?

May it long continue, TOR is already my most liked MMO to-date. Sure its not perfect and yes there are more that one or two things that need addressing. But all in all all of those things do not subtract from how fun this game is to play. And at the end of the day that is why we as gamers play games.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Kaon Under Siege

At long last the time restraints that have bogged me down over the holiday season are fading away, now I'm back. And luck would have it nothing has happened since my last post.....

Thats if you don't count launch a patch or two here and there oh and the odd nurfing of some skills... no apart from that nothing has happened o0.

 The Tion Hegemony is in utter chaos. A mysterious outbreak of the Rakghoul plague has spread across several worlds, killing countless civilians while mutating others into Rakghouls themselves. On the planet of Kaon a small group of survivors fight against the endless waves of Rakghoul monstrosities. Now both the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire have set plans in motion to rescue the survivors of Kaon, locate the source of the virus, and forge an alliance with the Tion Hegemony.

This we will see a very early and comprehensive patch 1.1 that brings us the Kaon Under Siege Flashpoint.

Who would of thought that only one month out from launch that we would get anything like this so soon ?
I know I was hoping for maybe 3-6 months out, getting something like this but never did I think it would be with-in just a few short weeks. 

We'll this just get me stocked about about the up and coming months ahead with TOR. Now if only they would attend the faction class imbalance issue and it would be all flowers, rainbows and light-sabers for years to come.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Tick Tock, Tick Tock Let F5 Week Begin.


Forget about F5 Friday.

This week will eclipse the repetitive bashing of F5, and bring it to a whole new level. Within 24 hours many thousands of gamers will be playing TOR for realz after a 3 year wait.

E-mails will be staggered though out the day and batches of them will be send out each and every day until all those that pre-ordered are finally in the game. Not only do we have to check first thing in the morning we also have to make sure that we did not get an e-mail throughout the day.

My CE box-set has been dispatched and will get here sometime today or tomorrow, all I need now is an e-mail letting me know the time has arrived.

Although like most I hope I get in on the 13th (as I pre-ordered early) alas my code took a week to get released so I think my hopes will be dashed.

But anyway its almost here and we can finally start to enjoy the game to the fullest.

I'll see you all in-game soon.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Its The Last Pre-TOR Friday Update

This is the very last Friday update before SWTOR starts to admit players into the early access and this week we first have the last progression video which just happens to be the Sith Inquisitor.

So thats it we now have all the classes, with only days left till most of us get to play the game for real this came right down to the wire.
I guess everyone knew this was coming as it was the only one left, yet I was still hoping for a time line video which would of been the icing on the cake for me.

Yet who knows they maybe holding time lines back for a reason. They could be a great way to lead up to new content in the future i.e flashpoints. But what ever the reason we are still missing mass on the time line videos and it must be over a year ago the last one graced our screens.

Community News
TOR has also given us a brand-new feature on the forums on community news - a BioWare run blog of sorts. Where news can be put to the masses in a more efficient and speedy way. 
This week we get 3 updates on the new format -
Still nothing on guilds or server but  we still have time.
4 days and counting.... 

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Download TOR Now For Early Access - 13th Dec

Thats right people early access will begin in  6 days time. BioWare have just released the latest details on the game and oh joy it starts 2 days earlier than everyone expected.

Bring it on !!!

Early Game Access* for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ is only a few days away! Starting December 13, 2011, The Old Republic will begin emailing invitations to start your Early Game Access. Invitations will be sent throughout the Early Game Access period offering rolling access to the game in the order in which you redeemed your Pre-Order Code, so be sure to check your email inbox!

Monday, 14 November 2011

Friday Update - Beta For All


This is the the update everyone has been hoping for. This Friday every follower of TOR has will have had an e-mail saying they will be getting a weekend beta test in the next few weeks.

Anyone that has signed up for beta testing before 11/11/2011 will at some point be getting some much needed hands on game time.
The main object is to stress test the server and give the many followers of the game a quick joy-ride.

Those that register after 11/11 are still eligible to test TOR by gaining beta keys that have been given out to some of the media site.

You can find all the details and the site giving out code here.

Choose Your Side: Inquisitor vs. Trooper

Friday, 11 November 2011

EU Invite Come And Gone

 General beta invite started last night for the EU followers of TOR.

General Game Testing Invites are now being sent to EU testers.

Sent Nov. 10: General Game Testing Invites

  • Who was invited: Testers from all European launch countries (see list here)
  • What was sent: General Game Testing Invites
  • Server locations: EU servers
  • Invite status: All invites have now been sent. E-mails can take some time to be sent, so please check your www.swtor.com/tester page to be sure!

And as 20 minutes ago if you have not received an invite or you do not see your status updated on the tester page your out of luck for this round.

  Stephen Reid

All EU invites for this round have been sent. Thread updated as promised:

So thats it until the next invite go out. With time running out testing opportunity's are slipping away.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Update - Ensure Your Account Security

As we prepare to launch Star Wars™: The Old Republic™, we want to ensure that your account and personal information are as secure as possible. To that end, we have begun implementing new security features within StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com that are designed to protect you. This process includes a refresh of our password security requirements. To make sure that all accounts comply with our new security measures, members of the Star Wars: The Old Republic community who created accounts on StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com on or before October 21st, 2011 will be required to reset their password in order to meet with these new standards. Those members who created an account after October 21st, 2011 will not receive an email and do not need to update their passwords.

Over the next few weeks, we will be sending out emails to everyone who created an account on or before October 21st, 2011 to notify them that their password must be reset. You do not need to take any action prior to receiving an email.