SWTOR SDCC – ‘The Essles’ Developer Walkthrough

July 31st, 2011 by Lavi Lee

Here’s an overview of SWTOR. For more information and gameplay recommendations, check out this SWTOR Guide.

At the event of the San Diego Comic-Con, a few lucky gamers had the chance to play through a Flashpoint called ‘The Esseles’. This Flashpoint’s mision was to collectively protect a high-ranking diplomat and fend off Imperial boarding parties. These lucky players were allowed to experience a true Republic hero and take a feel of the game very early on.

For all those who missed the SWTOR SDCC, don’t worry. We have posted up the latest video featuring developr commentary from Dallas Dickinson himself, the Director of Production. View this new video and tell us what you think and if its got you excited. Don’t forget you can also pre-order your copy of Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR Pre-Order)

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SWTOR Comic Con ‘Join the Fight’ Trailer

July 26th, 2011 by Marcus

Just incase you missed out on all the fun at this years San Diego Comic Con, SWTORGUIDE brings you the latest video introduced by Bioware of all the various playable classes in this Star Wars: The Old Republic ‘Join the Fight’ trailer.

More advanced contents such as tips, hints and strategies is shared over at SWTOR Complete Guides Bundle.

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SWTOR Pre-Order Cinematic Montage Trailer

July 24th, 2011 by admin

The long wait has nearly come to and end. While the Pre-orders or Star Wars: The Old Republic are shooting through the roof, let us take a step back and enjoy a cinematic montage of all the past videos.

For a more in-depth insight into SWTOR, please refer to this SWTOR Guide.

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Star Wars the Old Republic and the Missing Beta Key

July 20th, 2011 by Jack Matthews

Although there’s no confirmation about the release of SWTOR anywhere to be seen. I can sense that it is near. And unfortunately, as passionate about Star Wars as I am, I still can’t get my hands on the game. -_-

My fellow Star Wars mates, if any of you happen to have a key and you are not using it. Please please please let me know. I want to go there. I want to experience the game and I can’t wait for the unknown release date to come.

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Pre-order SWTOR Collector’s Edition

July 20th, 2011 by Marcus

Great news for Star Wars: the Old Republic fans! Word has it that pre-ordering of the Collector’s Edition is here, starting 21 July 2011 (this Thursday). News has it that the pre-order will be available to the first 500,000 people. However, from the 500,000 total, 50,000 will definitely get their preorder while the rest will be on a waiting list. So you’re actually looking at getting into the 50,000 spot, so be sure to keep a close watch on the clock and quick on your fingers to secure the pre-order and heaps of bonus items that comes with it.

Here’s what comes with the pre-order of the SWTOR Collector’s Edition:

* Darth Malgus statue (By Gentle Giant)
* Star Wars: The Old Republic game discs in collectible metal case
* The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural annotated by Satele Shan
* Old Republic galaxy map
* Custom Security Authentication Key
* Exclusive Music of Star Wars: The Old Republic CD
* High Quality Collector’s Edition Box

And some more:

* Flare Gun: Launch flares into the air
* Training Droid: Helps players in combat
* HoloDancer: Your very own holographic dancer
* HoloCam: Keep visual records of ingame adventures
* STAP: Unique in game vehicle
* Mouse Droid: Droid to assist in your quests
* Exclusive Collector’s Edition Store which is an in-game vendor that’ll sell you exclusive items

The pre-order is priced at 175 USD. Take note that this has not been confirmed by Electronic Arts yet though. Would be a good idea to stay tuned to the official site for the official announcement. The pre-order purchases will be handled by EA’s online store so make sure you have an account with them if you’re looking to be one of the first 50,000 to pre-order the SWTOR Collector’s Edition.

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SWTOR at Comic-Con

July 17th, 2011 by Lavi Lee

comic-conOnly the largest event in North America for lovers of comics, movies and video games, each year the San Diego Comic-Con received hundreds of thousand of people. Looking forward to another big year for the event, Bioware and LucasArts have decided to appear at the Comic-Con to release more announcements about Star Wars: The Old Republic. More revealing information and of course give gamers a feel of the game by allowing them to have hands on experience.

Here is the schedule of the SWTOR at Comic-Con. With new gameplay footage and new playable builds on the SWTOR mmorpg, Comic-Con is sure to be packed full of exciting new things. Anyhow, we’ll keep you posted on all the Comic-Con updates!! Stay tuned!

More advanced contents such as tips, hints and strategies is shared over at SWTOR Complete Guides Bundle.

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SWTOR Maps and Updates

July 11th, 2011 by admin

This article is a good starting point to learn about SWTOR Maps. Check out this SWTOR Complete Guides Bundle for more advanced details, insights and gameplay tactics.

Star Wars: the Old Republic brings new updates from Damion Schuibert on the importance of the creation and use of maps. As maps are the most frequently used part of the interface, Bioware feels they need to create a perfect map so users get a great feel when using the map to navigate themselves around the land and planets.
swtor maps

The end result is that we have maps that can show astonishing details about the game world. Chairs, crates, statues – all manner of items show up on the map from a birds-eye view, giving the player a real sense of where they are in the world. The resulting map was in fact so good that early on, we found unexpected obstacles were appearing on the map. After investigation, it turned out they were chandeliers and rafters rendered near the ceiling.

Encountered by every mmorpg gamer is the massive world they are thrown into and sometimes if the UI is not correctly made from the beginning can cause catastrophic issues for gamers and the game creators. So for the the Old Republic, they realized that this was a unique problem they had to deal with straight from the beginning as the game also encourages you to wander around exploring the world.

In the beginning, once your character leaves their Origin World, other planets will be exponentially bigger and larger in land and area when compared to other mmo’s, sometimes 5 or 6 times larger. So note the importance of this Map UI, as without this map UI, players would be lost in an instant.
Star Wars: the Old Republic map

For more info on SWTOR maps and updates, visit SWTOR

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SWTOR Bounty Hunter Character Progression

July 3rd, 2011 by Jack Matthews

Here’s an introductory guide to SWTOR Bounty Hunter, for more in-dept information and gaming insights, check out this SWTOR Bounty Hunter Guide.

A class to be feared throughout the galaxy where in this latest video of the SWTOR Bounty Hunter, we get the chance to see 5 possible looks for the bounty hunter. Loads of new gadgets and skills newly released which include short ranged AoEs like the flamethrower and carbonite blast to its other Mercenary specialization which uses dual pistols and smaller version rocket launchers.

Watch the video to see what all the hype is about in this SWTOR Bounty Hunter video.

More info on the SWTOR Bounty Hunter or through the official SWTOR site.

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