SWTOR Leveling Guide Preview

March 27th, 2015 by Hayden

Time is nearly up for the long awaited Star Wars: The Old Republic launch. Were all excited about it and preparing for the game by buying cd-keys and pre-ordering to get that color-stone. Customizing that lightsaber of ours to our color preference and that SWTOR model to be placed on that shelf in your room so your friends can admire.

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If you are some of the lucky ones, you’ve actually beta tested the game. This post is really to share you some details on some of the info I have read up on online and it seems like there aren’t really any guides promoted for the game yet. Came across one site called KillerGuides and checked out their SWTOR Strategy guide. As the game is not officially out yet, I haven’t placed my money yet even though they already have it selling. But to think that I would have a expert gamers perspective on the mmo SWTOR was pretty cool. A whole SWTOR leveling guide to myself. If any of you have seen any other guides out in the market, feel free to share here.

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Free SWTOR Beta Key

November 16th, 2011 by Hayden

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By the way, did you hear? MMORPG.com is giving away tons and tons of beta keys!! If you’re reading this post, quickly head over to their site for the free swtor beta key.

MMORPG.com was given tons of beta test key for Star Wars The Old Republic. Although you will not receive it right away, they guarantee you access when the next phase beings. You must however redeem this key before Nov 18 @11.59PM in order to be invited into the beta. So hurry up and don’t miss this chance to get invited.

The key must be redeemed from the official SWTOR.com site and not at MMORPG.com

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SWTOR Early Game Access Details Revealed

November 8th, 2011 by Hayden

Hope you were one of those who pre-ordered the SWTOR mmo. If you did, you are in luck as you will have gained an Early Game Access before the launch on December 20th. A great chance for all you SWTOR gamers to start before anyone else. Stay ahead of the game and other folks.

Depending on which day you redeem your Pre-Order Code, you have the chance to gain Early Game Access of up to five days before the official release date. Redeem your code here at the Code Redemption Center. If you haven’t then order it right away as there is still time. See what you will get in our Pre-order details or watch the exciting SWTOR collectors edition unboxing video

lay your character ahead of the official live game launch.Many of you have been wondering how long Early Game Access will last, and we are now happy to announce that depending on when you redeem your Pre-Order Code, you will gain Early Game Access up to five days before the official game launch date.

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

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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 Skill Calculator

September 28th, 2011 by Lavi Lee

SWTOR Skill Calculator

 

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

Are you one of those getting ready for the coming madness in December 20? All the hype and online news killing you? I feel exactly the same way. Preparing your computer so the specs are worthy of the game, buying accessories and upgrading your computer just for this release. But the biggest area that you should be prepared in is the thought of which character you will play and how you will build up the character.

Use this SWTOR Skill Calculator to determine where and how you will play throughout the galaxy.

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SWTOR Released!!!!

September 25th, 2011 by Hayden

SWTOR MMO release dateProbably the biggest news of the century!! Probably not for everyone, but definitely for me. Let’s get to the point. Bioware and Lucasarts has finally revealed the release date of the long awaited Star Wars The Old Republic – SWTOR.

This huge SWTOR mmo will be released on December 20. Bioware and Lucasarts announced this morning that the SWTOR release will be making its official debut in North America on December 20, with a European launch 2 days later, 22nd of December.

 

“This is an incredible moment for everyone at Bioware and our partners at Lucasarts who have dedicated their lives to build this extraordinary game. We appreciate the patience from the millions of fans who have been waiting for the game’s release,” said Bioware co-founder Dr. Ray Muzyka during the keynote at the 2011 Eurogamer Expo.

Based on traditional MMOs, SWTOR will start with 30 days of free play time and several subscription models are announced as well.

1 month: $14.99/month
3 months: $13.99/month
6 months: $12.99/month

Pre-orders of the game are still in 3 different editions – Collector’s, Digital Deluxe, and Standard –come with special early access to the MMO.

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 The Last MMO?

September 22nd, 2011 by Jack Matthews

SEO Boss predicts that SWTOR could be the last paid subscription based MMO.

As we all know, competition in the MMO industry has never been so fierce. Battling between launch dates to capitalize on profits or rather to perfect the game. Developers have been put in the hot seat for quite some time already.

With more and more MMO games switching from subscription based to become a free-to-play model, Sony Online Entertainments Boss, Smedly, predicts that Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) may be the last MMO to use a subscription based model.

Smedley said:

There’s another large juggernaut coming out soon in Star Wars: from EA/Bioware. That’s a game that I think has a legitimate shot at a 2 million subscription user base and I believe they will stick with the subscription method. This is going to be the last large scale MMO to use the traditional subscription business model. Why do I think that? Simply put, the world is moving on from this model and over time people aren’t going to accept this method. I’m sure I’m going to hear a lot about this statement. But I am positive I’m right.”

He also reckoned & reasoned that this was also due to the economic climate that wasn’t doing too good.

“Economic times are hard out there and a recurring subscription is something that glares at you from a credit card bill every month. For some people, saving money starts with getting rid of subscriptions that hit the credit card.”

Tell us what you think subscription based games will fair in the future.

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

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Same-Sex Relationships Coming to SWTOR

September 18th, 2011 by admin

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A very controversial topic that has come up and discussed in much detail is the story of “Same-Sex Relations” in SWTOR MMO. This latest issue has been a big concern for many gamers who favor the notion or disapprove of this action. Nevertheless, Bioware initially stated that gamers would only be able to experience mixed-gender romantic relations but after many cries from the fans,Bioware decided to add it in.

Newsrama is reporting that Bioware has heard the cries of a thousand fan voices and has been more than willing to add in same-sex romance. They wrote “BioWare originally announced that players and their companions in “Star Wars: The Old Republic” would only be able to experience mixed-gender romantic relationships. After many inquiries from fans asking the developer to explain the decision, earlier this week a new forum post by Stephen Reid, the senior online community manager for the game, showed up on the company’s official website announcing that those fans had been heard and same-sex romance will be added to the game.”

Bioware has issued this statement to all fans:

“Due to the design constraints of a fully voiced MMO of this scale and size, many choices had to be made as to the launch and post-launch feature set. Same gender romances with companion characters in ‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’ will be a post-launch feature. Because ‘The Old Republic’ is an MMO, the game will live on through content expansions which allow us to include content and features that could not be included at launch, including the addition of more companion characters who will have additional romance options.”

So, tell us what you think!

There you go, a short guide to the SWTOR. For more detailed content and gaming strategies, check out SWTOR Complete Guides Bundle.

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SWTOR Beta Testing Re-Invites

September 18th, 2011 by admin

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

In the past week, community manager Stephen Ried annouced on the official SWTOR forums that all those who were invited to join the first Beta Testing Weekend is confirmed to get re-invites for a future undisclosed beta testing weekend.

“Today we re-invited all testers who were invited to our Beta Testing Weekend #1 back to a future Beta Testing Weekend (which will happen on as yet unspecified date). I wanted to give you a little insight into why, and clear up confusion.

These testers were not re-invited to a Beta Testing Weekend for this weekend. We’re still internally testing the next major build of the game. As we’ve said before, when we’re ready to give everyone a date for the next Beta Testing Weekend, we’ll announce it.

Why are they being re-invited? Because we feel for a significant proportion of those invited to test during Beta Testing Weekend #1, they did not have an optimal testing experience. As I mentioned before, we had some issues, including some people not receiving an invite, and others being unable to get the client in time because of issues with their acceptance of their invite. With those factors in mind, we felt that because many people did not experience the game, it was worthwhile to re-invite everyone.”

Click here to view the full story on the SWTOR forums

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SWTOR Playable at GAMEfest

September 14th, 2011 by Marcus

SWTOR Gamefest 2011

Great news to all again as Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) will be playable for gamers at this years GAMEfest. GAMEfest official Facebook page announces that SWTOR will be available and developer presentation for games liek Soulcalibyr V, Batman Arkham City and various other titles.

Here is the full schedule for the 3-day even at the official GAMEfest page

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SWTOR Guide – Smuggler Skills & Progression

September 11th, 2011 by admin

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

Finally the hour has come for all Star Wars: The Old Republic fans. The wait was finally over last Friday as players were waiting for new updates.Revealed last Friday was the progression of the SWTOR Smuggler Class. View the video below and see if you can pick up some of the Smugglers abilities and armor sets. Watch how the Smuggler plays fights using misdirection and various other forms to enable sucker punches. Also see how the Smugglers are the master of the dual blasters.

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SWTOR Gamescon Highlight Video

September 4th, 2011 by admin

Yes we all know and are saddened by the end of Gamescon but just when spirits are down, Bioware has released a highlights video of the full conference for all those who missed the show and still miss the conference. So for all those who missed Gamescon in Germany, stay put infront of your screens and hopefully this video will give you a glimpse into what the fuss about Star Wars the Old Republic is all about.

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SWTOR Release Date Tied to Beta

August 31st, 2011 by admin

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Fans of SWTOR now have a slight glimpse of joy as Frank Gibeau as now they know that the release of this huge MMO will be tied closely with the Beta. With 2 million people signed up for the beta and even though pre-order sales have shot through EA’s pre-order records, there is still a lot that can go wrong in an MMO launch. If you recall previous MMOs in the past like WOW and other MMOs, their launch caused a massive server problem trying to uphold the millions of players.

“We’re driving towards a date, but… [we] …want to make sure that these services can last a decade… It is definitely tied to the beta test feedback that’s ongoing and so far, so good. We feel good about the date that we’re heading towards but you’re right, you could have a Crazy Ivan show up in the September/October beta test and be like, ‘wow, I’ve got to fix that’.”

“The other thing is, the technology of standing these things up and then getting all the server farms to work together, talk to one another, store character records… it’s extraordinarily complex and so we want a very stable experience.”

“We don’t want to happen to us what happened to WoW and a couple of other services where in the first week there were queues trying to get on to the servers, the entire service crashed — we don’t want that to happen. So we need to nail and make sure that it’s up 24/7 and [that] it’s high quality.”

In summary, the rumors heard a few months ago through EA’s marketing distribution has led us to believe that we are in the plans for something very big and that Bioware is not in a hurry to get there. All in all, game release will depend mainly on Beta testers on their feedback, so if you are one of them, feel free to share your stories here so we can get an indication if the game might be on time or pushed back.

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SWTOR Beta Weekend – Sept 2

August 29th, 2011 by Marcus

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Bioware, creator of the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO (SWTOR) reveals from PAX Prime officially the beta test weekend would start on Sept 2nd – assumed from previous announcements. Access to beta weekend events are not only based on whether or not you pre-ordered the game, but rather for everyone. So there’s an equal chance for you or me to get in.

Sign up today from their official SWTOR website and good luck. If your in, congratulations and give a shout out of joy here.

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 Collectors Edition Top Hit at Best Buy

August 23rd, 2011 by Marcus

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Best Buy Co.Inc reveals online sales for SWTOR pre-order are its best-selling product. This week, SWTOR Collector’s Edition ranked as the No.1 product sold on Bestbuy.com

SWTOR Collectors Edition which sells at $149.95 includes the Gentle Giant Darth Malgus statue, collectible metal case, The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural, SWTOR galaxy map, Music of Star Wars: The Old Republic CD, Collector’s Edition box and seven digital items.

In other related news, Microsoft Corp. this holiday will also sell a limited edition Xbox 360 Limited Edition Star Wars Kinect Bundle.

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SWTOR Crew Skills Updated

August 22nd, 2011 by admin

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

Bioware has finally updated complete details for companion crafting abilities or the official term known as “Crew Skills”

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The updated list of Crew Skills now include:

SWTOR Gathering Skills:
– Archeology
– Bioanalysis – Scavenging – Slicing

SWTOR Crafting Skills
– Armortech
– Armstech – Artifice – Biochem – Cybertech – Synthweaving

SWTOR Missions Skills
– Diplomacy
– Investigation – Treasure Hunter – Underworld Trading

Described on the official SWTOR site:

“The Crew Skills system allows you to take advantage of everything the galaxy has to offer without getting in the way of your adventure! You’ll assign your crew of companions to gather resources, craft useful and valuable items, and even to undertake their own missions, bringing you and the rest of the crew a variety of benefits and rewards.”

More information at the official site.

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EA Limiting Supply of SWTOR at Launch

August 18th, 2011 by admin

A SWTOR rep at Gamescon revealed plans that EA would limit the game supply right at launch date. The purpose of this move is not a marketing move to create an illusion of the game being more popular that it already is. If you rewind back in the past, I think Nintendo was accused of using this strategy with the Wii. Anyhow, the rep at Gamescom says this move is made to avoid server instability, something that all MMOs face during the launch of the game where there are just to many players for the server to handle. This will seem to be the case considering the SWTOR pre-order numbers. The rep also goes to say that it plans to limit copies both at retail and digitally. Apparently no figure as to the maximum number was given but the rep did mention that once the number is reached, digital sales will be the first to be cut off while EA will try to increase its server capacity before allowing more players in the game.

EA is able to limit or pause digital sales is due to the fact that all digital SWTOR copes will be available exclusively through its own Origin shop, therefore making the process relatively simple.
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The rep says that game publishers are willing to do this as they are more interested in players having a great and smooth experience rather than sell the game to as many people as possible.

Relating to the statement above, EA’s Frank Gibeau talked about increasing its server capacity to allow millions of players if needed, he described his plan as an “aggressive plan”.

“We’re pretty relaxed about what we’re going to be able to achieve there. We’ll be able to scale up and light up new severs on a fairly quick basis. We’ve got a plan to do that over the months following ship, and we’ve got a lot of capacity built into that,” says Frank.

He went as far as to say that it would only take half a million subscribers for SWTOR to be profitable.
“And anything north of a million, as we approach a million and a half or two, starts to look like a great investment, and justifies the entire purchase price… of BioWare in a very positive way, he said.

According to many statements, it seems reassuring to know that EA is going to ensure a great gaming experience and hopefully will not face any problems at launch. Bioware is aiming to have the game out this year, but still no release date has been mentioned yet. If worst comes to worst and the game is not released this year, it should be out in early 2012. Those who have already made a SWTOR pre-order will get to play ahead of time.

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SWTOR Guild Testing program

August 16th, 2011 by Lavi Lee

BioWare announced on 15th August that Star Wars: The Old Republic’s Guild Testing program is started and the first wave of guilds are invited to try out the system already. Any guild that has at least 10 guild members is welcome to register the Guild Testing program. Note that the size of your guild doesn’t matter. Whether you are small or big, your guild might get a chance. Make sure you register your guild at the Guild Headquaters and please go ahead and get yourself acquaintance with the Recruitment Guidelines. Trust me. You don’t want to break their rules.

David Bass also emphasized in the forum that “Please do not contact any BioWare staff requesting access to Guild Testing, or else your guild may be removed from consideration.”
Have I told you how strict they are?

SWTOR Launch Worldwide?

August 10th, 2011 by admin

As some of you might have already known, and unluckily for some countries, Star Wars: The Old Republic will not be launching worldwide this year, but BioWare has revealed some news that should thrill some gamers outside of the launch territories.

“SWTOR WILL BE REGION-FREE”

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BioWare new MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic still has not set a release date yet but has been revealed and confirmed that the title will not be launched at the same time in all countries. BioWare has also set a no IP or Region lock for players outside of the launch territories meaning those who want to import the MMO Swtor game can do so without worrying that the game will be unplayable. Though gameplay experience may vary due to latency issues.

Community Manager Stephen Reid also explained that the decision to launch the title at different times may sound somewhat unfair to gamers but everything has been done with good reasoning.

“BioWare and LucasArts are completely focused on building an exceptional game and an exceptional game service to go with it. Unfortunately, to achieve the goal of an exceptional game service certain territories could not be serviced at launch. This decision was undertaken with a quality player experience as the primary goal.”

If your thinking about getting the game first, go here for SWTOR Pre-Order.

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