Aug 5, 2011

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Friday Update – At Long Last, Consulars… + Comic-Con Wrap-up

We have our revenge!

In addition to a most welcome graphical update to the Consular page, we are also treated to a class video! If you haven’t watched the video yet, all I can say is that you are missing both a fine example of gameplay and abilities that we possibly haven’t seen before, but also some fantastic new music that was not part of the original Star Wars soundtrack.

Check out the new page and enjoy! Side note to SWTOR staff on the dev twitter: The teasing was okay. THIS TIME ONLY.

You might ask, what could possibly be better than 1 video in the update? That would be 2 videos! As at Pax and E3, we’re also being given a video of the highlights from SDCC!

Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ was a big hit at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con! Thousands of fans visited the booth on the showfloor and the BioWare Base at the nearby Hilton Gaslamp hotel. They played through Origin Worlds, Flashpoints, and even got to be among the first to play PvP. The crowds were incredible and once again we are grateful for the consistently positive responses to the game.

For those of you who weren’t able to join us in San Diego, we’ve put together a highlights video to share the San Diego Comic-Con experience with everyone. BioWare and LucasArts thank each and every one of you for your continuing support and excitement for Star Wars: The Old Republic!

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Aug 3, 2011

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SDCC 2011: James Ohlen Newsarama Interview – “One More Big Thing”

There’s bound to always be a straggler article or interview that crops up after a major convention, and today we got that from Newsarama in the form of an interview with Game Director, James Ohlen that was done during San Diego Comic-Con last month.

It’s a fairly general interview that meanders over topics like release date and quality but there was at least one quote worth pulling:

Newsarama: Obviously you can’t reveal all the secrets yet, and you’ll be releasing a steady stream of information until launch. Do you feel like you’ve held anything really big back, a ‘best for last’ sort of thing?

James Ohlen: We have some pretty exciting announcements that will be coming. I don’t think there’s anything on the level of PvP, Warzones, space battles or anything like that. Well, there’s one thing that might be at that level. Depends on what you like about the game, but it’s pretty exciting. Obviously I can’t go more into that, PR will kill me.

So, there you go. I wonder what Mr. Ohlen is holding back? There’s only a few more conventions suitable for a big reveal in the release window… stay tuned!

You can read the entire piece over at Newsarama.


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Jul 25, 2011

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SDCC 2011: Ask A Jedi Interviews Producer Cory Butler (Video)

San Diego Comic-Con this week has been nothing short of amazing for the TOR faithful. The biggest news this is of release is that pre-orders are now available!

But, there was still information to be mined! To that end, we were lucky to be able to have some time with BioWare Producer Cory Butler to work him over ask him some questions about new stuff we’ve seen and some older stuff lingering on our minds.

Here’s a quick overview, with the video below and a full transcript after the jump as well!

  • Companion control
  • Companion customization
  • HoloCam workings
  • Collector’s edition vendor
  • Planet count confirmation
  • Mysterious endgame content not yet revealed (hint: its still not revealed!)
  • How the “story owner” works
  • Return intro cinematic order
  • Bagless inventory
  • Mac version update

Special thanks to Jeff from for his awesome assistance! If you’re not reading TORWars, you’re missing out.

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Jul 25, 2011

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Blue Milk & Cereal: What Did You Think Of SDCC?

No day would be complete without the breakfast of Jedi: Blue Milk & Cereal.  Every morning, the team at Ask A Jedi will get Force-induced thoughts coursing through your head with delicious issues from around the galaxy! Join in the discussion below to make your voice heard!

The weekend that just passed was easily one of the biggest for TOR in recent memory. Short of a release date, you really can’t get much bigger than pre-order information. There were also many Q&A sessions with the developers in which little golden nuggets of information emerged. Check out our full coverage, as well as the great compilation post on the official forums by GamewizX, putting all relevant information together in one big pile.

In addition to that, we saw a brand new gameplay trailer entitled “Join the Fight” that showed off quite a few new things, as well as giving a glimpse into both the combat and the personality of each class.

Even more, we now know that there are going to be beta weekends in September, pointing towards stress tests leading up to launch. From here on in, it’s just a straight path to a release date announcement! Right?

Personally – this weekend brought a lot of good news and confirmed many things for me. I was extremely happy to see that BioWare is listening to its fans and adding in more types of vehicles, more companion customization and control and many, many other things. And of course, this weekend brought me a nice pre-order of a Collector’s Edition of TOR.

What about you? Did BioWare exceed your expectations at this event? Are you even more excited for the release? Of course there’s a p0ll, but we want to hear what you actually thought as well! Discuss!

What did you think of Comic-Con as far as The Old Republic goes?

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Jul 24, 2011

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SDCC 2011: New Screenshots – Eternity Vault, Ord Mantell And More

BioWare has released some new screenshots for San Diego Comic-Con! We get some nice, high-res detail of characters, environments and combat.

In this set we see what looks like some Eternity Vault Operation shots, in addition to some nice looking water on what appears to be Ord Mantell. Plus more! Check em out:


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