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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Game Update 5.7 Maintenance and Patch Note Highlights

The Patch Notes for Star Wars The Old Republic’s Game Update 5.7 ‘Legacy of the Creators’ have been posted. Scheduled Maintenance for Game Update 5.7 will occur: Date – Tuesday 23 January 2018 Time – 5:00AM – 9:00AM PST (1300 – 1700 GMT)  Double XP is also returning after Maintenance. It runs from the 23rd January – 2nd February. Highlights New Operation Boss: Scyva – Known as the Mother of Sorrows, Scyva is a nigh-indestructible threat – your team will have to take advantage of every resource at hand to prevail! Returning Companions: Risha and Corso – The Smuggler’s old allies emerge from …

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Ranked PvP Leaderboards Down in SWTOR

Eric Musco, the Community Manager for Star Wars The Old Republic, recently addressed player complaints about the Ranked Arena Leaderboards. The Leaderboards were not updating correctly. Bioware finally looked into it and discovered that there was something wrong and have taken the Leaderboards down for the time being. Hey folks,   Quick update. We are seeing some incorrect data being pulled into the season 9 leaderboards, so we are going to disable them for the time being while we investigate. It doesn’t look like it will be fixed today, I will let you know of any updates early next week. This …

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Scheduled Maintenance – 23rd January

Maintenance has been announced for Game Update 5.7 occurring Tuesday 23rd January. Hey everyone!   We will be taking the servers offline on Tuesday, January 23rd in order to apply Game Update 5.7. The website will also be unavailable during this time.   Details: DATE: 23 January 2018 TIME: 5:00AM – 9:00AM PST (1300 – 1700 GMT) VERSION: 5.7   Patch Notes will be available on Monday, here.   Thank you for your patience as we maintain Star Wars™: The Old Republic™!   -eric

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SWTOR Maintenance – Friday 12th January

The Star Wars The Old Republic servers will be going down for some brief maintenance on Friday 12th January. Hey everyone! We will be taking the servers offline on Friday, January 12th for some quick back-end maintenance. Details: DATE: 12 January 2018 TIME: 6:00AM – 7:00AM PST (1400 – 1500 GMT) VERSION: N/A Thank you for your patience as we maintain Star Wars™: The Old Republic™! -eric

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SWTOR Announces Game Update 5.7

Eric Musco, the Community Manager for Star Wars The Old Republic, recently announced Game Update 5.7 and gave us our first hint of a new upcoming Road Map. ‘Highlighted’ text done for emphasis. Hey folks, Since we are formally in 2018 now, Happy New Year to all of you! We know there have been some questions about what is coming next, so we wanted to give you some details. The big “what is coming” type question will be addressed as always in Keith’s Roadmap, which is being worked on now. I would expect a few more weeks before you can …

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SWTOR’s Senior Character Artist Explains Ongoing Eye Colour Issues

Eric Musco, Star Wars The Old Republic’s Community Manager, came onto the forums in December (2017) and offered clarification from Senior Character Artist, Dustin,  about ongoing character Eye Colour issues. Here is what he had to say. A while back a change was made to our game engine that affected how reflections work on a global scale. As you’re likely aware, this caused eyes to accept too much reflection, creating a glass look (sparkly eyes). This was not a simple fix for the eyes as it wasn’t actually the art of the eyes themselves causing the issue. To adjust how the reflections …

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What Content to expect in 2018 in The Old Republic

We don’t really know that much about what content to expect specifically for Star Wars The Old Republic in 2018 as of yet. But, the Developers have dropped some clues in recent months. Let’s take a closer look at them. Fall Road Map Keith did drop some hints in the Fall Road Map about what we could expect in early 2018. A Look Ahead to Early 2018 And, just a few tidbits about what’s right around the corner: The conclusion to this chapter of the story is coming where the Traitor reveals his true plan once and for all via a new Flashpoint. The …

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Six Year Anniversary Rewards

Another year has gone by for Star Wars The Old Republic and once again the Anniversary Vendor has returned. While for the most part, the rewards on the Vendor are the same as last year, there are two new rewards you can grab for free! A Statue of Valkorion and a Character Flair. Simply travel to the Republic or Imperial Fleet. Then, visit the ‘Strongholds and Crew Skills’ area of the Fleet to get your rewards from the Anniversary Personnel vendor. Also for a limited time, you can purchase the Coruscant and Dromund Kaas Strongholds for only SIX CREDITS each (normally 5,000 …

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