Tag Archives: swtor
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 02:13 GMT
BioWare has announced the closure of Star Wars: the Old Republic’s Asia Pacific servers, with local gamers to be shuffled over to new homes on North American hardware.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 | 19:40 GMT
Star Wars: The Old Republic has gained 2 million new accounts since going free-to-play, according to the latest State of the Game letter from executive producer Jeff Hickman. He also said that “thousands of new players jumping in every single day,” and the MMO’s “high capacity servers are teeming with people.” This spring, the game’s Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion will launch, and a new customization feature giving players more options to change their character’s appearance using Cartel Coins will be released for the MMO sometime this summer. You can read the entire blog entry through the link.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 | 23:35 GMT
BioWare is throwing a series of double XP weekends for Star Wars: The Old Republic, kicking off at 6:00PM GMT on March 15. Each promotional weekend runs well into the following Monday, and there are four scheduled; visit the SWTOR blog for full times and dates, as well as details of the Relics of the Gree event which runs concurrently.
Sat, Mar 09, 2013 | 18:27 GMT
We’ve already told you about the Star Wars: The Old Republic developer blog regarding the creation of the planet Makeb. Today, though, we have for your consideration a video discussing the planet, which is to be included in the Rise of the Hutt Cartel, the MMO’s first digital expansion. Hit up the break for a watch. The expansion is due in northern spring.
Fri, Mar 08, 2013 | 02:18 GMT
Over on the Star Wars: The Old Republic developer blog, BioWare has detailed the process of creating the planet Makeb, an all-original addition to the Star Wars universe coming in the Rise of the Hutt Cartel digital expansion. Makeb is a beautiful world peppered by towering geological formations, but it has been ravaged by ecological disaster and is a hostile environment. The Hutt Cartel are the main antagonists on Makeb, and the story takes in a rare instance of the Republic overcoming the Empire. Hit the link for more.
Thu, Mar 07, 2013 | 01:57 GMT
Star Wars: The Old Republic players will soon be required to log in using their screen name, not email address. The change is said to be a pre-emptive strike against account hacks, which may increase with an upcoming expansion, and will be made mandatory next month, although players are encouraged to switch as soon as possible. According to Shack News, BioWare announced the change in a news post, but it’s inaccessible at this time.
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 | 01:05 GMT
Star Wars: The Old Republic servers will be down later today, with a maintenance windows kicking off at 5:00AM CST. BioWare expects the downtime to last two hours, and all servers will be down. After they come back up, simply restart your game launcher to grab the patch. Details have not been provided, but the patch will presumably address feedback on Update 1.7, which arrived earlier this week.
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 | 01:46 GMT
Star Wars: The Old Republic’s Relics of Gree live event is slated to begin when February 12 hits the US, That VideoGame Blog reports. The event runs till February 26 and offers weapons and armour sets as completion rewards. The arrival of this questline suggests we won’t have much longer to wait for Update 1.7, which adds a Reputation System this event was supposed to support. Check out a trailer through the break.
Wed, Feb 06, 2013 | 21:30 GMT
SWTOR game Update 1.7 will introduce Galactic Reputation to all players, which will help with character advancement.
Wed, Jan 23, 2013 | 17:44 GMT
Bioware has released a new SWTOR video, featuring a “first look” at The Rise of the Hutt Cartel update slated for spring. Watch it below, and have a look at the screenshots while you are at it.
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 | 21:04 GMT
A teaser page for Star Wars: The Old Republic’s Return of the Gree update has been launched. Details are provided on the new recurring event, Relics of the Gree, which will thrust players into the planet Ilum for a spot of investigation.
Mon, Jan 14, 2013 | 23:58 GMT
Star Wars: The Old Republic’s Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion will finally deliver long-awaited same-sex romance options, a BioWare mainstay sadly missing from the MMORPG at launch. But as PCGamesN points out in a biting editorial, these new romance options will only be available on a single planet, Makeb, and you’ll have to be high level and fork out some cash in order to access it. Ouch. The expansion is due in northern spring.
Wed, Jan 02, 2013 | 19:51 GMT
SWTOR executive producer Jeff Hickman has revealed his latest State of the Game report that same-gender romance between players and NPCs on Makeb will be added to the MMO with the Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion, slated for spring. More SGR options will be added “in the future.” The expansion also adds several new systems, five new levels, a large new planet, new storylines, new skills and new abilities. Hickman also noted that the game has seen an increase in player numbers since going free-to-play, and changes to “a special PvP area,” are slated for Update 1.7, and more endgame content and the ability to copy characters to the test server are all on the way. More information can be found through the link.
Tue, Dec 11, 2012 | 16:36 GMT
A trailer for SWTOR Update 1.6: Ancient Hypergate has been released by Bioware to go along with the content patch’s release. Screenshots of the content are below as well. Enjoy.
Sat, Dec 08, 2012 | 21:41 GMT
Bioware has announced SWTOR Update 1.6: Ancient Hypergate will launch next week. The update introduces the new Ancient Hypergate Warzone where players will team up to gain control over powerful energy pylons. These pylons can be used to “unleash the power of the ancient Gree hypergate” against one’s enemies. The update will also include six Heroic Space Missions for each faction. Servers will be brought down in the game to apply the update on December 11.
Thu, Dec 06, 2012 | 00:18 GMT
Wed, Dec 05, 2012 | 02:02 GMT
BioWare has made a few changes to Star Wars: The Old Republic’s free-to-play option to the benefit of Preferred Status players.
Thu, Nov 29, 2012 | 01:45 GMT
Star Wars: The Old Republic has just gone free to play, but that doesn’t mean the content’s going to stop, with a few hints dropped as to where the story’s going next.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 | 22:11 GMT
Star Wars: The Old Republic fans keen on new content can check out upcoming Update 1.6, Ancient Hypergate, on the MMORPG’s test servers. The beta includes a new warzone in which players battle to control a portal which promises to deliver reinforcements but can damage the controlling team, as well as a six new heroic missions for each faction, which reward elite gear and Black Hole Commendations. More details on the game’s website.
Fri, Nov 16, 2012 | 02:00 GMT
Star Wars: The Old Republic’s free-to play option has gone live, and it allows players to complete the storylines of all eight classes to level 50 for free.