Initial Rishi Hideout Feedback and Impressions

I also posted this on the PTS Forums but have added a couple of additional things to this article. If you haven’t already you can review my Rishi Hideout Guide which includes some handy maps! Now that I have some time, I thought I’d offer my perspective of Rishi Hideout as both a PvPer and avid Stronghold decorator (yes, you can like both lol). Overall I have to say I am very impressed with this Stronghold, it far exceeded my expectations. It’s not perfect but it is so much better then what I was expecting. It captures the feel of Rishi …

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Why SWTOR will never be on Consoles

Recently, Ootinicast retweeted a petition to put Star Wars The Old Republic on Consoles. For curiosity’s sake, I had a look at it. Here is the blurb from the petition. Star Wars: The Old Republic aka SWTOR is a Star Wars MMO for exclusively the PC. Now I understand that this game was created with only the PC in mind, but with how increasingly popular Star Wars is becoming a console version would be a great idea! Not everyone has access to a computer to play this amazing game on and I think more people should have access to it. It’s …

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Matchmaking Changes coming to PvP in SWTOR

Recently, Musco revealed the specifics on upcoming changes to matchmaking in PvP coming in Game Update 5.9.2 (possibly launching July?). All Warzone queues are now cross-faction. The Unranked Warzone queue will now always prioritize Warzones over Arenas. An Arena match will only pop if there are not enough players to populate a full Warzone match at that time. Role Balancing –  Matchmaking will never place more than 2 tanks or healers on the same team in a Warzone or 1 tank or healer for an Arena. Matchmaking will always do its best to balance the number of tanks and healers on …

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My Dream Rishi Stronghold

Some of you probably know that I have wanted a Stronghold on Rishi for a very long time! Well, now that is finally becoming a reality! Charles Boyd revealed in his and Eric Musco’s recent interview with Vulkk that the next Stronghold (possibly coming out in Game Update 5.10 in July) will be located on Rishi. Here are some elements I hope are included in the Rishi Stronghold. Setting – Private Island Like, come on? Surely there’s a nice, sizeable island we can call home with our names written on it somewhere on Rishi? With a nice tall mountain (and maybe even a Volcano), …

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Commentary on the Spring 2018 Road Map and State of the Game

Keith Kanneg, Game Producer for Star Wars The Old Republic, finally revealed a Road Map for just the next couple of months. I’ve written an overview that cuts out the fluff and gets straight to the good stuff. Instead of getting Road Maps that give us information for the next few months, they’re just going to be trickling out information when it’s ready. I’m not too sure how I feel about that. As long as they’re consistent with the flow of information and communication it should be good. But we know from past experience that they haven’t always been able …

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Spring 2018 Road Map Predictions and Wishlist

The next Road Map for Star Wars The Old Republic is due to be published within the next couple of weeks. Keith Kanneg, SWTOR’s Game Producer, confirmed last month that they were actively working on the Road Map and revealed roughly when to expect it. Eric Musco, SWTOR’s Community Manager, also recently gave an update on what was happening with the Road Map and what the Developers are up to. As for what is going to be in the Road Map, the Developers are understandably remaining tight-lipped. But we can surmise a few things based on the previous Road Map …

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My Favourite Houses in ESO

Okay, I have a confession to make. I don’t actually own a proper house in Elder Scrolls Online, yet. Only a couple of those Apartments you get for free from doing those Quests. I’ve been saving up my Gold for nearly a whole year (so pretty much for as long as I’ve been playing the Game) to buy my first house. But I seem to have difficulty accumulating Gold. Of all the MMO’s I’ve played, ESO is definitely the hardest to earn coin in. But that hasn’t stopped me from ‘previewing’ all the Houses (you can do this via the Crown store …

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For the last time, SWTOR is not Dead or Dying

There has been ample talk of late about the state of Star Wars The Old Republic. The minimal communication from the Developers of late and the slow content release cycles has gotten many players increasingly concerned about the future of the game. To add more fuel to the fire, Kotaku recently published an article about Bioware doubling down on its new IP, Anthem. The article confirmed what I have suspected for some time in that the majority of Developers at Bioware Austin were now working on Anthem. This isn’t something new for Bioware Austin. As the article alluded to, Bioware …

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Welcome to MMO Bits!

Welcome everyone to MMO Bits! I’m Xam Xam, the creator of this Website and owner of the Blog, Xam Xam Says. Those of you familiar with me and my work will know that I’m planning on shutting down the Blog in time to work on this new project! I’ve also moved over most of the Guides I had on Xam Xam Says to MMO Bits and updated most of them in the process. For those of you unfamiliar with me, I’ve been creating content predominantly about Star Wars The Old Republic for over 3 years now on the aforementioned Blog, Xam Xam Says. This …

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