A Look Back at 2018 – SWTOR Edition

The expansion drought continues for The Old Republic. It’s been over two years since 5.0 came out. 2018 gave us a few Updates with some story, some PvP and even some Operations content. I haven’t really made much of a secret of the fact I haven’t played SWTOR that much throughout 2018. I dabbled in the game here and there around Game Updates and did a fair bit of PTS testing for Game Update 5.9.2. But beyond that, I haven’t really done much throughout 2018. The game overall continues to be marred by a horrible gearing system (especially for PvP) …

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Mid Year Mayhem Event Returning January 10th – 21st

The January Crown Store Showcase Article revealed the dates for the Midyear Mayhem Encore Event. The Event will begin on Thursday, January 10 and end Monday, January 21 at 10 am EST. Why is there a Mid Year Mayhem Encore Event? Because of the Indrik Mount. According to the Update 20 PTS Patch Notes, you’ll be able to earn tickets from doing the Event and buy the first Indrik Evolution Berry. Berries are used to evolve the Indrik Mount. During this event, you can obtain one Event Ticket after completing a Cyrodiil Board or Town Daily quest, once per day …

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Looking Back on 2018 – ESO Edition

Elder Scrolls Online had a massive 2018. With quarterly content release cycles, there was always something to look forward to! I started out the year mainly doing solo stuff then the last few months getting full-on into PvP. The content released was fantastic! Both the Summerset and Murkmire stories were excellent! The environments of both the new zones were incredible. I’m continually blown away by the beauty and detail of this game. The new houses released this year were incredible. The Princely Dawnlight Palace and the Enchanted Snow Globe Home were particularly amazing. However, it’s very disappointing that they still …

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Major Spoilers for Game Update 5.10 – Influencer Exclusive Image Tease

(This post was republished due to website rollback/error. Changing website hosting providers is so much fun…) To celebrate Seven Years of The Old Republic and the return of a major character in Game Update 5.10, the Developers have released this exclusive image for Bioware Influencers to share with the community! Here is the image (click on the image to enlarge it!) The Developers have also gone on to publish a new story trailer for Jedi Under Siege showing Darth Malgus in the story. Be sure to keep an eye for my upcoming articles about Darth Malgus’ return!

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Ossus Screenshot Contest!

To celebrate the launch of Game Update 5.10, I am doing a massive Contest/Giveaway! All you have to do is submit a screenshot of Ossus for a chance to win prizes! Please read up on all the details, rules and submission info before sending me a Screenshot!  UPDATE I’ve extended the duration of the contest since I won’t be able to give the winners some of the prizes until the Devs are back from their Holiday break! Screenshot Categories There are three different categories you can enter. Story Cutscene – Any nice cutscene screenshot you snag that is on or shows …

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5 Last Minute Things you should know about Game Update 5.10

Here’s a quick outline of what you should know so you’re prepared for Game Update 5.10 (if you don’t already). Note some info in this article could change as it’s based on PTS. The new Tier of Gear is a Grind Honestly, if you’re not a NIM Raider or a Ranked PvPer, I wouldn’t recommend stressing about getting the new tier of gear. There are two levels of gear being introduced, 252 and 258. Here are the three main methods to get the new tiers of gear. Crafting (258 only) NIM GOTM (258 Schematics and new Mats) Ranked PvP (new …

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Game Update 5.10 252-258 Gearing Guide

There is a new Tier of Gear being introduced to The Old Republic in Game Update 5.10. It consists of two gear ratings, 252 and 258. Here is my Guide to how you can get the gear.  Contents Basics Crafting Masterwork Data Crystals Ossus Reputation Command Crates 252 Gear 252 Gear Vendor – Ossus Weekly Lockbox  Command Crate Drops 258 Gear 258 Gear Vendor – Ossus Crafting Basics There are three key ways to get the new gear. Crafting (258 only) NIM GOTM (258 Schematics and new Mats) Ranked PvP (new Mats + Ossus Reputation Tokens) Masterwork Data Crystals (252 …

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Game Update 5.10 258 Crafted Gear Guide

By Andynul and Xam Xam  Here’s a Guide to crafting the new 258 Gear. One of the main ways to get 258 Gear is via crafting (but is available through other means). Here is how you can go through the long process to craft your own set of 258 gear. Note 258 Weapons (Mainhands and Offhands) will not be available in Game Update 5.10. They will be released early next year in conjunction with new group content. Contents Basics 258 Gear Stats Mats Relics of Ossus Ossun Assembly Components Crafting Schematics Cybertech Biochem Armstech Artifice Synthweaving Armormech Basics In order …

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Game Update 5.10 Guild UI and other Guild Changes Guide

The Guild User Interface has gotten quite a facelift to accommodate all the Guild Improvements coming to The Old Republic in Game Update 5.10. Here is a Guide to the new UI and other new features being added in Game Update 5.10. (Click on any image to enlarge it). Notes The Guild Bank UI hasn’t changed. Contents Basics General Tab Roster Tab Perks Tab Ranks Tab (Guildmaster Only) Guild Mail XP, Reputation and CXP Bonuses Guild Inspect Tool Basics There are four tabs in the Guild UI: General Roster Perks Ranks (Guildmaster) The bottom right corner shows how many Guild Reinforcement …

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