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Star Wars: The Old Republic News

Latest Headlines for Star Wars: The Old Republic

  • All Aboard the SWTOR Hype Freighter!

    It's not unusual for a game studio to gather their crew to initiate some buzz for their latest release. This summer, BioWare's been revving up the Galactic Strongholds hype freighter more and more as we approach the August launch of Early Access for subscribers, and they've all but confirmed that Manaan will be the focus of the later expansion this year whose title has yet to be revealed.

    Reported on Jul 23, 2014
  • Will Galactic Strongholds Be Your Star Wars Home?

    Ever since February, we knew about Galactic Strongholds as 'SWTOR Does Housing', but we really hadn't seen many details on how it will work, what it will entail, or perhaps most importantly, how much it will cost. BioWare Austin recently announced their plans to do a weekly livestream on http://twitch.tv/swtor on Thursdays to go over the features of the new expansion between now and when it soft launches in August.

    Reported on Jul 09, 2014
  • Everything You Need to Know About Your Stronghold

    Bioware has published a new and extensive new developer blog on the Star Wars: The Old Republic site that gives players tons of new information about Galactic Strongholds. The digital expansion of the same name will give players a chance to own a piece of the game with their personal "bastion of military might and personal luxury". Players will find out more about how the stronghold is acquired, how various aspects are unlocked and much more.

    Reported on Jul 09, 2014
  • Tatooine Homestead, Life in a Sandbox

    Bioware has released a new Star Wars: The Old Republic video that showcases the Tatooine Homestead, a humble abode that can be found on the galaxy's sandiest planet. The Tatooine Homestead is part of the upcoming digital expansion, Galactic Strongholds, that will bring housing into the game. All who have an active subscription by July 15th will be awarded a Nar Shaddaa Sky Palace for free.

    Reported on Jul 07, 2014
  • Galactic Strongholds to be Previewed in Weekly Series

    Bioware is reviving the Star Wars: The Old Republic Twitch.tv channel to get players prepped for the next digital expansion, Galactic Strongholds. The series will begin on Wednesday, July 3rd and continue weekly through the expansion's early access launch of Galactic Strongholds in mid-August.

    Reported on Jul 01, 2014
  • Dude, Where's My Endgame?

    So, it's been two over two and a half years since Star Wars: the Old Republic launched, and even now, players are asking, 'Dude, where's my endgame?' While BioWare no doubt has better metrics than any of us as to why a number of players rushed to level cap when the game first launched and then wandered off, a common thread to the conversations was that the game launched with no real endgame in place.

    Reported on Jun 25, 2014
  • Gambling and Group Finder: Game Update 2.8

    As was promised a couple of months ago, Star Wars: the Old Republic's Game Update 2.8 launched on June 10th. It wasn't without difficulty, as a number of players experienced severe troubles logging in, getting stuck in a Flashpoint, transitioning to other areas, using the group finder, or logging in and seeing an empty server list. The worst of the issues were resolved within twenty-four hours, but maintenance is posted for Friday to hopefully alleviate the rest.

    Reported on Jun 12, 2014
  • A New Playable Race in SWTOR?

    Due to the voice acting present, there could never be a new race that could not speak Basic. Sorry, Wookiee fans, but despite the fact that Wookiees were playable in Star Wars: Galaxies and the Smuggler gets one as a companion, they'd have to rewire all of the voice acting to accommodate them in SWTOR. Same with folks wanting to play Trandoshans in homage to Qyzen Fess, or those of us crazy souls who think it would be pretty awesome to run around as a Jawa Jedi Knight.

    Reported on May 28, 2014
  • New Roadmap, Adjusted Timeline, PTS Goodies

    Last week, Star Wars: the Old Republic's Senior Producer Bruce Maclean published his revised roadmap for the Summer of SWTOR. Couple that with his previously-published Producer Letter announcing the delay of the Galactic Strongholds expansion and the reasons for it, we have an overall message that they believe players would rather see a much bigger up-front expansion rather than trickling new features and updates along the road piecemeal.

    Reported on May 12, 2014
  • Finally! Quality of Life Improvements

    Hands up if you've filed a ticket or simply complained about the fact you stomped the final boss in Black Talon or the Esseles flashpoint and just as you were going to jump back to Fleet, the game crashed. Tomorrow, Star Wars: the Old Republic will release Game Update 2.7.1, announcing the start of Ranked Warzone Season 2, Double XP weekend this weekend, and oh my Giradda, they say they're finally fixing that bug.

    Reported on Apr 29, 2014
  • Celebrate Star Wars Day (Weekend) with a New Droid

    Bioware is inviting Star Wars: The Old Republic players to head into the game this weekend to celebrate Star Wars Day which takes place on May 4th. In honor of the day, players will receive a special commemorative droid as well as be able to take advantage of double experience gains throughout the weekend.

    Reported on Apr 28, 2014
  • Galactic Strongholds Delayed

    Bioware's Bruce Maclean has penned a new Producer's Letter on the Star Wars: The Old Republic site that announces a delay in the release of the Galactic Strongholds expansion. According to the letter, the June early access will be shifted to August to give the team more time to make the expansion "truly feel like an expansion". From there, Maclean lays out some of what the team hopes to accomplish with the extra time.

    Reported on Apr 23, 2014
  • Boston Cantina Tour and Jack Wood Interview

    This past Friday, BioWare sent a team from Star Wars: the Old Republic to Boston to meet with players, answer questions, and give out swag. In attendance from Austin were Community Manager Eric Musco, Community Specialist Courtney Woods, Producer Jack Wood, and Development Director Matt Hemby, with a surprise appearance by Lead Writer Charles Boyd and Senior Director of Marketing DebySue Wolfcale.

    Reported on Apr 17, 2014
  • PvP Season 2 Changes Outlined

    A new blog entry has been posted on the Star Wars: The Old Republic site that details some of the forthcoming changes to PvP Season 2 that will arrive with the v2.7.1 patch. Among other things, daily and weekly PvP quests will give players incentives to queue up for otherworldly domination and a shorter, more brutal season will come into play.

    Reported on Apr 15, 2014
  • SWTOR Insider Details v2.7 'Invasion' Update

    The latest Star Wars: The Old Republic Insider takes players and fans inside the next update, v2.7. Called "Invasion", the update will feature a new level 55 flashpoints as well as a new Huttball map, a new operation and a new Galactic Starfighter mission. Check it out!

    Reported on Apr 03, 2014
  • Housing Speculation – Too Many Questions to Jump on the Hype Train

    So, the big news in the land of Star Wars: the Old Republic, is that we're finally getting housing to play with this summer with the release of Galactic Strongholds. It's a feature that players have been requesting since before launch. Let's face it, the most readily-viable games these days for housing are ones that have a free-to-play element, because a game studio can easily monetize unlocks on top of everyone having the option of using the shop for décor items or whatever.

    Reported on Apr 01, 2014
  • Too Rigid and Longevity

    As everyone probably knows by now, Story is the high altar upon which BioWare trades its wares. With Star Wars: the Old Republic, we got a rich set of interwoven class storylines and overall game storyline that pitted Republic versus Empire with the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance. One of the critical challenges for any MMO is keeping things fresh for older players wanting to start a new alt. Replayability is the cornerstone to keeping the game's doors open.

    Reported on Mar 19, 2014
  • Galactic Strongholds to Launch in August

    Bioware and the Star Wars: The Old Republic team have begun to release information about the forthcoming Galactic Strongholds digital expansion. Galactic Strongholds is the update that will feature player housing and guild flagships. Subscribers will have access to the expansion in late June, Preferred Access players in late July, with everyone gaining access in early- to mid-August.

    Reported on Mar 19, 2014
  • The Quesh Huttball Pit Previewed

    The latest developer blog has been published on the Star Wars: The Old Republic site. This time, the team takes a look at the forthcoming Quest Huttball Pit that will arrive with Update 2.7 but that can also be played on the PTS currently. The blog details the differences between Quesh's version and the original, rectangular pit.

    Reported on Mar 10, 2014
  • Breaking News - Housing Announced

    Bioware fans participated in a developer chat with the Star Wars: The Old Republic team. During the chat, housing was revealed, a feature that many players have called for since the game's release. To generate discussion and excitement, Bioware has released a teaser video. Watch the video and let us know what you think in the comments.

    Reported on Mar 06, 2014
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