SWTOR Flashpoint Guide

November 21st, 2011 by Jack Matthews

Wondering what SWTOR flashpoints are? Here’s a quick description for you to quickly grasp the concept and an overview of the known flashpoints.

Flashpoints are what is more commonly known as instances. When engaging in flashpoints, gamers will have to fight waves of enemies to complete a certain goal and earn the corresponding rewards. In SWTOR, flashpoints are highly story-driven and lots of action can be expected. Like other game’s instances, you would take on flashpoints with a group of allies. Group decisions, strategies and how well you work together can determine the outcomes of our efforts. In order to obtain some of the best items, gamers will want to strongly consider SWTOR flashpoints.

During the course of a flashpoint, gamers will find themselves conversing with NPCs which drives the story along. At the very start, every player will be asked to select from a set of options, after which a dice will be rolled which ultimately determines the chosen path the group will take. Take note that decisions made by each player will have affect on either one of this dark side points or light side points.

There are currently a couple known flashpoints. For the Galactic Republic, very early in the game, you will come across ‘The Esseles’ flashpoint. Midway through, there’s the Taral V. For the Sith Empire, there’s first ‘The Black Talon’ early on and then ‘Boarding Party’ half way through. Directive 7 is an end-game flashpoint that will be available to both SWTOR allegiance.

The Esseles is a republic-only flashpoint that is available very early in the game. Story-wise, it’s majorly about defending securing a republic ship from the imperial agents.

Taral V is a 4-man flashpoint that is available to gamers after they reach level 32. So far, the estimate given is roundabout 90 minute to complete.

The Black Talon is an empire-only flashpoint. Aim of the this SWTOR flashpoint is basically to take over an uncooperative imperial transport ship in order to intersect a republic ship.

Boarding Party is another empire-only flashpoint that is available mid-game. The aim is to track down a run-away from the imperial prison in order to prevent an attack on the Sith Empire.

Directive 7 is the only currently known flashpoint that is available to both allegiance at end-game. The main objective is to fight against droids together (the forces of the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire) in order to defend themselves from a massive rebellion. This one would be a very interesting flashpoint.

If you’re looking for more than preliminary info, this SWTOR Guide is recommended. The manual is also available as part of a SWTOR Complete Guides Bundle; further recommended for serious SWTOR gamers.

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SWTOR Warzones System Page Launched

October 31st, 2011 by Jack Matthews

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

Anyone interested in SWTOR PvP? Now is your time to gear up and read up on all the aspects of the near release of this huge MMO Star Wars the Old Republic. SWTOR has launched a SWTOR Warzones System page dedicated to all those hardcore PvP’ers wanting to know more. The site will reveal screenshots, revealed zones, videos and articles typed straight from the developers themselves.

There are 3 SWTOR Warzones: Huttball, Voidstar, and Alderaan (released info so far)

Huttball: Just like Quidditch, SWTOR has created a whole new sport, an extreme and deadly sport just for the SWTOR gamers. This new sports is held on the Smuggler’s Moon of Nar Shaddaa. A place overseen by Giraddo the Hutt. This game if it can be called a game, pits players into a zone against one another with no hold barred actions.


Voidstar: Because of a lost Imperial Battle Cruiser known to hold tons of secrets, both the Empire and Republic are trying to control it again to seek out all that can be used on this lost but now found Imperial Battle Cruiser. Watch the latest released video.

Alderaan: A planet intensely fought over by 2 powerful sides each relentless in their attacks. With laser cannons on the surface and troops on the battlefield, the Imperial army and Republic fight over this planet.

Click here to reveal more about SWTOR Warzones

 

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SWTOR Combat

September 19th, 2011 by admin

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

Storyline what? All we hear now is how great the story-telling in Star Wars The Old Republic is and how much players will be able to walk down their own path with different choices they make. Whether you choose the light of the dark side, this post doesn’t really care. We want to see action, action and action. Watch this latest action-packed video on how SWTOR fans will experience combat within the game.

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SWTOR Open World PvP Details Revealed

September 6th, 2011 by admin

This article provides a preliminary guide for SWTOR, more advanced content such as related gameplay strategies could be found in this SWTOR Complete Guides Bundle.

I know this post is  a little late, but nevertheless here it is. Over at PAX Prime, Bioware confirmed the beta weekend and which week it started for Star Wars: The Old Republic. They also featured an Alderaan PvP Warzone and how it rolls out. The most revealing part of the show was about the Open World PvP that everyone knew for the first time. Here are some of the details

– Many neutral planets up for grabs with multiple control points (ie. bases, and turrets)

– Planet Ilum was the planet used as a reference

– If a faction takes control of planetary defences, bombing runs can be called in on opposing base

– Players will receive Valor and Mercenary points for participation. Mercenary points can be exchanged for the best PVP gear

Let’s hope more will be revealed after the Beta Weekend. While we wait, here’s a video link about Alderaan PvP.

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SWTOR Eternity Vault Operation Developer Walkthrough

August 28th, 2011 by admin

This article provides a preliminary guide for SWTOR, more advanced content such as related gameplay strategies could be found in this SWTOR Complete Guides Bundle.

Focusing on the latest developer walkthrough for SWTOR, today we’ll focus on the Eternity Vault – a high-level Operation or raid, for a total of 8 players.

“A prison discovered buried in the ice on Belsavis is thought to house an ancient and deadly evil that could threaten the galaxy. To counter this threat, General Threnoldt dispatches Imperial forces to investigate the prison and confront the dangers within,” reads BioWare’s description of the video.

A short summary of the story reveals Belsavis landing in escape pods to regroup with other members of the Imperial to battle a small army of droids. In this skirmish, the video will reveal the many different roles that SWTOR classes can perform in battle. Similar to other MMOs, SWTOR has tank, healers, and DPS characters ready to step up and use their skills to advance in battle. Success and victory in this Operation depends on the ability of the team to work cohesively to get through the giant mech waiting to arrive.

*If there are no delays to SWTOR release date, you just might be able to play the SWTOR Eternity Vault later this year.

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SWTOR Jedi Consular Trailer

August 7th, 2011 by admin

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This article is a good starting point to learn about Jedi Consular. Check out this SWTOR Jedi Consular Guide for more advanced details, insights and gameplay tactics.

This new Jedi Consular trailer says it all. Learn about the true power of wisdom and how the Jedi Consular studies and wields its power for its many uses. Understand how they have come about using their knowledge of the Force to bring peace to the world, but if trampled upon and peace cannot be reached, the Force makes them quite a dangerous foe.

This new trailer gives great details to those who want to you just what you’ll be expecting if you choose the Jedi Consular and walk down the path of either the Shadow (silent hand of the Jedi Council) or dive deep into the mysteries of the Force as a Sage and help heal and power your allies.

More information about the Jedi Consular

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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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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.
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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.
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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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SWTOR E3 Highlights

June 27th, 2011 by admin

If you were one of those who missed out on all the Star Wars: the Old Republic E3 action, worry no more. Lucas Arts and Bioware has made a highlight video recapturing all the excitement at the SWTOR E3 Expo! SWTOR was a massive success, drawing in crowds from all over the exhibition hall. Players had a chance to get hands-on game experience even though the lines got pretty long. Nevertheless, this video is a great chance for those who didn’t attend to see what went down at the SWTOR E3.

For more advanced content such as strategies and gaming hints, please refer to this SWTOR Complete Guides Bundle.

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SWTOR Alderaan Higlights Trailer

June 26th, 2011 by Marcus

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

As if SWTOR at E3 wasnt enough, Bioware’s just released yet another Star Wars The Old Republic gameplay video revealing all the highlights. Featured in the SWTOR latest video showcases the missions and stories that take place on the battered planet of Alderaan. Watch and enjoy…

More information on the Planet of Alderaan

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SWTOR Guild: Pre-launch guild program

June 19th, 2011 by Lavi Lee

Here’s an introductory guide to SWTOR Guild, for more in-dept information and gaming insights, check out this SWTOR Complete Guides Bundle.

Form your alliance now before the launch of one of the most awarded games at the E3 Expo. Star Wars the Old Republic introduces a new three-phased pre-launch guild program where you will get the chance to find your own select group of players whom you wish to venture into the galaxy with. Reserve your SWTOR guild name now and start recruiting. Upon launch of the SWTOR game, you can transfer the guild directly into the game, thats only if your guild meets the SWTOR criteria.
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Click the link below for more information about what a guild is, why you should join forces at SWTOR Guilds Games Systems.

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SWTOR Tatooine Developer Walkthrough

June 9th, 2011 by admin

Below is an overview to SWTOR. More detailed content and coverage of the topic could be found in this SWTOR Guide.

The new official released video of SWTOR gameplay on Tatooine. Gameplay walkthrough is described by Dallas Dickinson, Director of Production. This released Tatooine Developer video is similar to what Daniel Erickson and Stephen Reid showed us on the first day of the amazing E3 . Watch and drool over this video. Official video can be found at Swtor.com

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SWTOR Lightsaber

May 23rd, 2011 by admin

Lightsaber crafting

This article provides a preliminary guide for SWTOR Lightsaber, more advanced content such as related gameplay strategies could be found in this SWTOR Guide.

Any Star Wars fan knows that there is nothing cooler than the ability to wield the laser sword known as lightsaber, since wielding a SWTOR lightsaber symbolize a user’s control over the force. Everyone dreams of a chance to have their very own lightsaber and if you can’t have it in real life, having one (or several) in game might suffice.

In SWTOR, you can choose to be either a Jedi or a Sith in order to gain access to the ability to wield a lightsaber. There is a slight difference in appearance between a Jedi lightsaber and a Sith lightsaber. A Jedi lightsaber would come in either green or blue due to the crystal called Adegan, also known as Ilum crystals which the Jedi uses to craft the lightsaber and can be found only in the Crystal cave on Ilum. In contrast, a Sith lightsaber emits red or sometimes purple plasma because of the synthetic crystal within the hilt.

SWTOR Lightsaber crafting will be available though specific details of how it will turn out have not been revealed yet. However there is a video showing a Jedi constructing a lightsaber in a cave followed by a scene where the Jedi is then attacked by a monster.

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SWTOR Gamplay Guide – Flashpoints

May 8th, 2011 by Marcus

Group dungeons are common in most MMORPGs, in SWTOR, group dungeons are referred to flashpoints. So what does flashpoint gameplay entail? Similarly to dungeon attempts in other games, in SWTOR, you would take on flashpoints together with a group. SWTOR flashpoints are repeatable and involves the completion of quest to gain rewards.

Flashpoints in the game would come in two types, those that are specific to each faction (the Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic) and those that both factions could attempt. How is SWTOR flashpoint gameplay different? Gamers will be able to control how the story goes in SWTOR flashpoints. Also, depending on how players make their choice, the rewards would differ as well. With that gamer driven feature, the SWTOR gameplay of flashpoints have good replay value.

Single player missions are not called flashpoints and considered another type of SWTOR gameplay. In generic terms, single player quests are called missions in Star Wars the Old Republic. Players who enjoys WoW-type gameplay would enjoy SWTOR flashpoints given that they are in fact repeatable, short to complete and specifies certain group sizes.

If you’re looking for more than preliminary info, this SWTOR Guide is recommended. The manual is also available as part of a SWTOR Complete Guides Bundle; further recommended for serious SWTOR gamers.

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