Charles Boyd Answers Story and RP Questions on Twitter

The Creative Director for The Old Republic, Charles Boyd, has recently been answering Lore questions on Twitter. Here’s what he had to say! Currently no plans for another timeskip like that 🙂 — Charles Boyd (@Charles_Boyd) 27 November 2018 Alive and retired! — Charles Boyd (@Charles_Boyd) 30 November 2018 I guess we’ll find out later when the Inquisitor meets Anathel 🙂 — Charles Boyd (@Charles_Boyd) 1 December 2018 There is no “canonical” choice of player character. — Charles Boyd (@Charles_Boyd) 1 December 2018 Sorry, not talking about anything beyond 5.10 for the time being 🙂 At this point, nothing has …

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Same Sex Romances being Introduced for Vanilla Companions in SWTOR

In a recent Star Wars The Old Republic Developer Livestream (Part 1 & Part 2), where they announced the details about Game Update 5.10, the developers also announced an unexpected bombshell. While they were announcing the return of companions Doc, Nadia and Jaesa, Charles Boyd, the Creative Director for SWTOR revealed that they would be introducing same-sex romances for these companions. Charles Boyd added later on in the stream that they want to introduce same-sex romances for other vanilla companions when it fits in thematically with the story. He wasn’t specific on timing but it is definitely the direction they want …

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SWTOR Cantina Livestream with Giveaways, Developer Q&A + More!

After the cancellation of their New York Community Cantina, Star Wars The Old Republic has announced a Cantina Livestream! Tune into the Stream on Thursday, October 11th 3 PM PST / 6 PM EST / 11 PM BST, Friday, October 12th Midnight CEST / 9 AM AEDT at twitch.tv/swtor. The team will be sharing more info about some of the things coming in Game Update 5.10 ‘Jedi Under Siege’! Here is some of the exciting gameplay we will be talking about! We will reveal what planet you will be able to explore in our new storyline! Get a spoiler-free overview of …

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Fall Road Map Overview and Summary

Keith Kanneg the Lead Game Producer for Star Wars The Old Republic, has finally given us another Roadmap to gorge over! New Stories set on a new planet to explore, NIM GOTM, Guild QoL improvements and more! Let’s take a dive, shall we? Summary Summer of PvP New Story and Daily Area NIM GOTM New Tier of Gear Guild QoL Improvements Companion Returns Content Schedule Game Update 5.9.3 Game Update 5.10 PTS Beyond 2018 Summary Summer of PvP Update The new Vandin Huttball Warzone Map is currently on the PTS. They’re targeting mid to late September for the release of …

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Game Update 5.9.3 Now Live on PTS featuring Vanden Huttball Map

Star Wars The Old Republic’s Game Update 5.9.3 is now live on the PTS! The crowning jewel of this update is a new Huttball Map, The Skyshredder, set on Vanden (KOTFE Chapter 13). Here’s our first look at the map (click on the image to enlarge it). It is described in the PTS Feedback thread as having new traps and we’ll even be able to fall off the side of the map. Please use this thread to post your feedback on the new Vandin Huttball Warzone. Any and all feedback is welcome. A few things that are different about this Warzone that …

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SWTOR’s Next Community Cantina has been Announced!

The next SWTOR Community Cantina has been announced and it’s going to be in New York! If you’re in the area or can otherwise go, I would highly recommend attending! All the relevant details are below (taken from swtor.com)! Join us Thursday, October 4th at 7 PM EST and meet the development team, make new friends and get exclusive swag! This is your chance to join the Star Wars™: The Old Republic community for a development team Q&A as well as complimentary drinks*, giveaways, and more. Attendees will receive Cantina exclusive swag! Space is limited so be sure to come early. …

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Old Cartel Market Requisition Reputations to be Merged into One Reputation

In Game Update 5.9.2, Star Wars The Old Republic will be merging all the old Cartel Pack Requisition Reputations into one reputation called the Underworld Exchange. Here is a list of all the old Cartel Market Reputations and the Packs that dropped them. Binary Star Realty – Stronghold Packs Bounty Supply Company – Bounty Packs The Contraband Resale Corporation – Contraband Packs Esstran Exports – Explorer Packs Freebooter’s Trade Union – Shadow Packs Interplanetary Component Exchange – Starfighter Packs Musco explained in his Developer Tracker Post how and why they are implementing this change. Here’s what he has to say: …

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PvP Changes Coming in Game Update 5.9.2

There have been a number of Developer Posts lately detailing the planned changes to PvP in Game Update 5.9.2 (~July). Here they all are listed in one convenient place! I will be updating this article as more changes are revealed. Official Posts: Planned Warzone Changes – May 30th Upcoming Matchmaking Changes – June 4th Planned Warzone Changes Part 2 – June 5th Planned Warzone Changes Part 2 (Revised) – June 7th Influencer Sources: Passionately Casual – Episode 46 – Road Trip There will definitely be an Open PTS that everyone will be able to access! Requirements – Must be subscribed and …

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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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Warzone Changes coming to SWTOR with Commentary

Musco unexpectantly posted some changes slated for the following Warzones. Voidstar Ancient Hypergates Alderaan Civil War Yavin Ruins These changes will likely be implemented starting in July and hopefully be on the PTS (that hopefully, everyone will have access to if they wish). Overall Aim of the Changes To shorten the average time of our Warzones to be around 12 minutes. We have a few WZs that are taking quite a bit longer than that currently. We have some WZs that are exploitable due to environment hacking, we want to fix that. Commentary – I think these are beneficial goals. …

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