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55 minutes | 7 years ago
TORWars Podcast #176: Clones, Rebels, and Wookiee-Sized Changes
Well, fellow TORWarriors, it's time for our little weekly chit-chat, namely, Podcast #176. In this week's show, we talk about all the latest in the SWTOR universe, including news about Bounty Contract Week, information about the public test server, and most importantly, we discuss the changes that are in store for all of the classes in the upcoming update 2.7. We also share with you the very latest news for Star Wars in general, including the very latest about Star Wars Rebels, some good news for Clone Wars fans, a few things Disney has up its sleeve, and a very sad loss for the Star Wars family. Of course, class updates aren't the only things that are ch-ch-ch-changing in our little corner of the galaxy, and in our last discussion segment, we'll tell you exactly what we mean. And with that oh-so-cryptic remark, it's time to get on with the show! ~~~ NEWS:Bounty Contract Week is live and kickin'! If you've got characters on the Public Test Server, be prepared to have them wiped with each future update. Eric Musco did another livestream episode on Twitch TV on Friday, February 14th, in which SWTOR was played live!Big class changes are slated for update 2.7, which goes onto the PTS on February 24th. The specifics for your class can be found below: Sorcerer // SageMarauder // SentinelJuggernaut // GuardianSniper // GunslingerOperative //
41 minutes | 7 years ago
TORWars Podcast #175: Stuff, Things, and Whatever!
Hello, fellow galactic citizens, and welcome to the very latest edition of the TORWars podcast! This is a bit of an odd show for us because, quite frankly, we had to cut out a lot of otherwise newsy tidbits. Why, you ask? Well, there's just been a feast of SWTOR news of late, and quite frankly, we don't like doing three-hour long shows. There's a good reason for this. One, Deirdre simply wanders away from the mic at roughly the 45 minute mark, leaving me to do the rest of the show by myself. Have you ever heard me drone on, and on, and on, all by myself? It's like listening to a lone, pathetic Wookiee during mating season. Believe me, we struggled with this one. However, faced with this option of having a long (but completely thorough) podcast, your hosts decided to cut things down to a more reasonable size, eliminate some of the news bits we'd normally report on, and keep the show short, punchy, and lively. Trust us: it's much, much better this way. :) ~~~ News: 1. Update 2.6 is now live, bringing with it all manner of changes to SWTOR. The classes got an update to their abilities (Smuggler and Agents are just loving the change to XS Freighter Flyby and Orbital Strike. Loving it, I tell you!) Kuat Drive Yards is the new flashpoint that everyone is running Team Deathmatch is live on Galactic Starfighter The Bomber is now terrorizing the skies of GSF 2. There is a new Double XP Weekend coming up! STARTS: Friday, March 14, 2014, 11AM PDT / 6PM GMT ENDS: Monday, March17, 2014, 12AM PDT / 7AM GMT 3. A new Community Cantina has been announced, and it's February 28th in Atlanta, Georgia. We’re happy to announce that the next stop in the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Community Cantina Tour will be happening on Friday, February 28th, 2014 in Atlanta! This is your chance to join the Star Wars: The Old Republic community for a development team Q&A as well as complimentary drinks*, food, and giveaways. Every attendee will be receiving a highly coveted Tauntaun Fawn code. Space is limited so be sure to come early. If you’re in the area, make sure to stop by and hang out with us! Venue: The Tabernacle Date: Friday, February 28th, 2014 Time: 7:00-10:00PM EST Address:152 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA 30303 Space will be limited, so be sure to arrive early! You can RSVP on
41 minutes | 7 years ago
TORWars Podcast #172: Wishlists and the Future!
Hello fellow TORWarriors, and welcome to podcast #171! It's been a slow couple of weeks for news, so on this week's show, we branch out a bit, do a bit more discussion than we usually do, and cover a wider range of topics. So without further ado, here are our topics for this week's show! ~~~ NEWS: 1. It seems that EA Canada is working on an open world, sandbox style Star Wars title. How do we know this? Well, it's only hinted at in various job announcements, Tweets, and other errata. It does seem that EA Canada is hiring for such a game, but will it be Grand Theft Tauntaun: Voss City? No one actually knows anything at this point. 2. It's been two years since SWTOR first launched, and the community team got together and posted some very warm "Happy Anniversary" wishes to everyone. Now, we sort of covered this story before, but because of the soft launch of SWTOR (with early access, etc), the official date was actually December 20th. 3. Jedi robes are finally being input into the game! Well...maybe. Eric Musco has answered this hard-hitting question from fans, with this quote: As requested, here is an update on “traditional” robes being brought into SWTOR. I think the first thing that is important to realize is that traditional can mean different things to different people. Although I know many folks are looking for the “Obi Wan” appearance, we won’t just copy and paste that in. With that being said, we have already brought some armor into the game that is a bit more traditional, such as Relnex set in the Supreme Mogul’s pack. In talking to the Cartel Market team we also have two more “traditional” Jedi armor sets in the works. One you will see in a future pack… and another which will be a direct sale item. You should see both of these within a few Game Updates from now, I don’t have exact timing at this moment. 4. Jinx SWTOR gear is on sale! Why? In fact, it seems this may be a way for them to reduce their SWTOR inventory. Anyway, this is your big chance to nab that t-shirt you've always wanted for just $14.99. 5. Our very own CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Deirdre, made a guest appearance on
52 minutes | 7 years ago
TORWars Podcast #171: Celebrate Life Day by Killing Your SWTOR Enemies!
Welcome back, fellow SWTOR fans, to another epic episode of the TORWars Podcast! This week's show is full of news, opinions, and all the latest info for fans of Star Wars: The Old Republic (and for Star Wars in general) for the week of December 17th, 2013. Without further ado, let's jump right on into the show! News: If you happen to be listening to the show when it first goes live (on Tuesday morning), you'll recognized that the servers have been down for maintenance. This four-hour maintenance is called Update 2.5.1, and it's a whopper. Update 2.5.1 serves no less than four individual purposes. First, Update 2.5.1 is a generalized bug-fixing patch: On December 17th, all game servers will be unavailable as we perform scheduled maintenance. Game Update 2.5.1 will be implemented during this downtime. Details are as follows: Date: Tuesday December 17th, 2013 Duration: 4 hours Time: 3AM PST (11AM GMT) - 7AM PST (3PM GMT) Thank you for your patience as we maintain service for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™. Second, Update 2.5.1 introduces the SWTOR Second Anniversary Rewards: On December 17th, SWTOR will be celebrating its two year anniversary! BioWare is celebrating by giving everyone "SWTOR Second Anniversary Rewards", which includes 25 faction based fireworks, as well as custom paint jobs for the scout starfighter. Third, Update 2.5.1 introduces a new Life Day event: NEW EVENT COMING SOON: LIFE DAY EVENT (DECEMBER 17, 2013 – JANUARY 1, 2014: BEGINS AND ENDS AT 2AM PST/10AM GMT) LEVEL: Levels 10 – 55 MISSION: Celebrate Life Day with two weeks of snowball fights! Every snowball you throw during the Life Day Event has a chance to award you with a Snow-Covered Parcel. Collect and exchange your Snow-Covered Parcels for festive rewards at the “Master of Ceremonies” located in the Galactic Trade Market sector in the Imperial and Republic fleets. Snowball Bombs and Fireworks can be purchased for credits from the Master of Ceremonies. Watch out for those snowballs! FEATURED REWARDS:: Mount: Sleigh I Mount: Cyan Sphere (requires Snow Parcels from Life Day Event and Gray Helix Components from the Gree Event) Achievements:Fireworks: Life Day Tree Jolly Parcel Peddler (Legacy Title: Life Day Celebrant) Merry Life Day To All! To All A Good Night! (Legacy Title
35 minutes | 7 years ago
TORWars Podcast #170: Galactic Starfighter Tips, Thoughts, and Impressions
Hello TORWarriors, and welcome to Podcast #170! In this week's episode, we cover all the SWTOR and Star Wars news that you'll find most helpful and interesting. Since the launch of Galactic Starfighter, there has (of course) been an outpouring of interesting news, so there's plenty to talk about this week. So, enough with this chit chat, let's get to the news! News: 1. Galactic Starfighter goes live! Yes, folks, it's finally happened - Galactic Starfighter has finally gone live as of last week! Well, there are a couple of caviats (it's "early access", so it's only gone live for subscribers) but for the die-hard, the game is up and running. In addition, the reviews have been rolling in, and we'll share with you what players (and professional game writers) are saying around the web. There were also a flurry of official news bits and videos from BioWare on the topic, including: An Official Welcome by Blaine Christine, Brian Audette on Crew Members, and an impressive video about customizing your Galactic Starfighter ships, 2. A new forum for Galactic Starfighter has now gone live With the launch of GSF, the new forum is ablaze with the latest fan info about the expansion. Of course, it's also become a hot spot for collective griping. 3. Tuesday Downtime There will be some regularly scheduled downtown for SWTOR maintenance today, Tuesday December 10th, from 3am to 5am PST. This maintenance will contain Patch 2.5a and will be quite short, at only two hours. This is essentially a simple bug patch to address some minor issues with Galactic Starfighter and SWTOR overall. 4. The Class Representative program returns According to Eric Musco, the Class Representative program will be coming back starting this January, so get your top 3 questions about your favorite class ready for the development team. 5. Bounty Contract Week returns Bounty Contract Week is coming back, folks, and it goes live
37 minutes | 7 years ago
TORWars Podcast Special Report – LIVE Audio from the Austin Community Cantina!
Hello TORWarriors!!!! Sorry this was a bit late, but life took hold like a runaway bantha and wouldn't let us go. As you know, our intrepid reporter Jean Prior went off to Austin for some fun and was able to attend SWTOR's Austin Community Cantina. While at the Cantina, Jean shot some exclusive pics and of course nabbed us the assets off the thumb drive. She was also able to procure for us this wonderful little treasure, audio of the Q&A from the Cantina floor for your listening pleasure. We hope that you enjoy it and as always, please let us know your thoughts about what you hear in the comments section below.
30 minutes | 7 years ago
TORWars Podcast #174: New Bomber, New Class Updates, and A New Live Rakghoul Event!
This past couple of week's certainly been busy ones in the SWTOR universe! We've had a slew of golden posts by devs/community team members, all containing juicy nuggets of information about developments in everyone's favorite MMO. This kind of information from the community team is certainly welcome. Also, it looks like Update 2.6 will go live on February 4th. What's in 2.6? Quite a lot, it seems, and we'll be discussing all of it with you. Of course, by the time you read this, Update 2.5.2 has been alive and well on the servers. Was this just another maintenance patch, or was there a BIG secret surprise in store for SWTOR players? Of course, we'll let you know what we think of this latest event/surprise/thingie! ~~~ NEWS 1. Update 2.5.2 went live on Tuesday, January 14th, and 2.5.2a went live on January 21st. This really looked to be largely a maintenance update. Of course, on the 21st, everyone was greeted with a somewhat unexpected surprise (well, some spoilers were released by data miners, etc). 2. Update 2.6 is scheduled to go live on February 4th! In Update 2.6, there are a number of improvements and updates to the classes, which is certainly welcome. 3. 2.6 will allow players to simultaneously queue for Warzones AND Galactic Starfighter, and will provide a detailed scoreboard for GSF! The simultaneous queuing is a very significant quality of life improvement for PvPers everywhere. 4. 2.6 will also introduce the bomber to Galactic Starfighter. We got to see the bomber in action during the beta testing of GSF, and it's on the live test server now. It's a nice addition to the game, but the consequences introducing a new spacecraft may be far reaching. 5. Finally, 2.6 will introduce a new game mode to Galactic Starfighter: Team Deathmatch. Essentially, Deathmatch will simply track e
39 minutes | 7 years ago
TORWars Audio: Live Q&A from the SWTOR Community Cantina!
If you're a Star Wars: The Old Republic fan, you probably already know that the official SWTOR San Francisco Community Cantina was held last night. As usual, it was a fun event, with free food, lots of free drinks, and some hands-on play time with the next big SWTOR expansion, Galactic Starfighter. That, in and of itself, has made this a big night in the SWTOR universe, and fans everywhere are giddy with excitement. Of course, there's always more to see and hear from these events. TORWars' own Deirdre has uploaded the thumb drive assets that the BioWare developers handed out at the event, and our very own correspondent, Marshall Carr, also took a bantha-load of pics while at the event. Of course, we've got our very own interview with Marshall after the event, in which he gives us his insights, impressions, and overall feel from both Galactic Starfighter itself, and the Cantina overall. So yes, we've been busy bees here at TORWars. Busy, Sithy little bees. One of the things that SWTOR fans are sure to be excited about is the Q&A from the Community Cantina. Sure, just like every other Q&A, some fans ask the same old questions again and again. And, once again, Master Musco shows his patience. This time, however, things were a bit different. Why, you ask? Because at this event, everyone got to play Galactic Starfighter, and the devs answered specific questions about this formerly super secret space project. Yes, that's right, fans asked questions about Galactic Starfighter, and the devs gave out some scoop. What, pray tell, did the devs divulge? Well, you'll have to listen to the audio, above, to get the full skinny. And, as always, after you're done listening, leave us a comment and let us know what you think. The show isn't over until we've heard from you!
18 minutes | 7 years ago
TORWars Podcast Special Report: The San Francisco SWTOR Community Cantina!
Hello TORWarriors, and here we are with our TORWars Podcast Special Report at the San Francisco SWTOR Community Cantina! Our main man on the ground, Marshall Carr, was in attendance at EA's Redwood City campus. We were able to get some tidbits of information and his impressions about the Cantina, the Q&A, and his hands-on adventure with Galactic Starfighter. You can see his epic coverage here and hear his words about said coverage in this podcast special. Listen on! Please also keep an ear out for our recording of the Q&A session from the event floor.
35 minutes | 7 years ago
TORWars Podcast #173: Amber, Tait, and Star Wars Land
Welcome, intergalactic friends and neighbors, to the latest TORWars Podcast. In this week's show, we cover some very tantalizing news bits about the SWTOR community team, as well as a couple of juicy, inside bits of information about the next Star Wars movie. Trust me, you'll be intrigued when you hear what we've got to say. So, without further ado, on to this week's show! ~~~ NEWS 1. Out with Amber! She's no longer a part of the Community Team, but it's all good. Her career has taken a jump to lightspeed as she's now SWTOR's Live Producer! 2. In with Tait! A big welcome to Tait Watson, the newest member of the Community Team! Huzzah! 3. Community Cantina in Phoenix on January 31st (and Atlanta, Georgia sometime in February! Also, NYCC, and PAX East Cantinas are planned!) We’re happy to announce that the next stop in the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Community Cantina Tour will be happening on Friday, January 31st, in Phoenix, AZ! This is your chance to join the Star Wars: The Old Republic community for a development team Q&A as well as complimentary drinks*, food, and giveaways. Every attendee will be receiving a highly coveted Tauntaun Fawn code. Space is limited so be sure to come early. If you’re in the area, make sure to stop by and hang out with us! Venue: Hyatt Regency Phoenix Date: Friday, January 31st, 2014 Time: 8:00-11:00PM CDT Address: 122 North Second Street, Phoenix AZ 85004 Space will be limited, so be sure to arrive early! You can RSVP on Facebook here (Facebook RSVP is not required for attendance). We look forward to seeing you there! The Star Wars: The Old Republic Community Team INSIGHT: BIG INCOMING CHANGES TO STAR WARS LORE? In this segment, Deirdre and Jeff discuss the formation of the "Star Wars Story Group", which offers fans
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