A rare peek behind the Curtain – SWTOR Developer Interview by Bad Feeling Podcast

What follows is a loose summary and some paraphrasing of the interview with some commentary interjected (commentary is italicised). There is also a Further Comments section where I briefly discuss PvP topics not mentioned in the interview.  Chuck and Brian from Bad Feeling Podcast recently had the pleasure of interviewing a couple of Star Wars The Old Republic Developers. Senior Designer David Demaree, Design Lead Brett Hoffman and Community Manager Eric Musco about PvP. I’d highly recommend listening to it in full which you can do from below (it starts around the 8-minute mark)! http://badfeelingpodcast.com/audio/podcasts/episode_205_final.mp3 The Interview They started by discussing the …

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Not So Speedy Achievement and Horrible Person Title Acquisition Guide

Guide on how to complete the ‘Not So Speedy‘ Achievement and get the ‘Horrible Person‘ Legacy Title. The achievement is located in Legacy –> Strongholds –> General Stronghold. Note: You can click on any image to enlarge it. Prerequisites Completion of Eckard Lokin Alliance Alert which can only be completed during the Rakghoul Event. To get the Lokin Alliance Alert, you need to complete Chapter 9 of KOTFE. If you have not started KOTFE, you can start KOTET and that will unlock all of the KOTFE chapters. That way, you only have to do Chapter 9. You will also have to …

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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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Rishi Hideout Stronghold Guide

Star Wars The Old Republic’s latest Stronghold, located on Rishi, is quite a unique Stronghold. Similarly sized to Yavin with 1500 hooks, it also boasts a brand new feature, PvP Areas. These areas are designed for and contain the tools for PvP Combat as well as the usual hooks. Unlock Costs and Features Maps Screenshots PvP Areas 4 v 4 Arena 8 v 8 Arena Scoreboard and Combat Scenarios Bolster Terminal Observation Droid Loadscreen Unlock Costs The Rishi Stronghold is made up of three separate areas with a total of 11 expansions. The Total Cost is 15,620,000 Credits. Initial Purchase …

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New 5.9.2 Stronghold Crafting Schematics

A new tier of stronghold crafting schematics is being introduced in Game Update 5.9.2. The Prefabs crafted are used to purchase new Stronghold Decorations. You can purchase these schematics from crafting trainers. They cost 20,000 Credits each. Fabricator Crystal MK-4 Fabricator Design MK-4 Synthetic Prefab MK-4 Industrial Prefab MK-4 Universal Prefab MK-4 Synthweaving Armormech Biochem Armstech Artifice Cybertech Mats Here are the mats you need to craft the schematics. All of them are Grade 9 and 10 Mats. All Professions Universal Prefab MK-4 Fabricator Crystal MK-4  x1 Fabricator Design MK-4 x1 Synthetic Prefab MK-4 x1 Industrial Prefab MK-4 x1 Synthweaving Fabricator Crystal …

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New 5.9.2 Stronghold Decorations

There is a new Decoration Vendor called the ‘Martial Decoration Droid‘. They sell Decorations for Universal Prefabs and are located on the Imperial and Republic Fleets with all the other Decoration Vendors. They sell a variety of barricades, walls and other similar decorations suitable for the PvP areas in the new Rishi Stronghold. Here is a full table of the decorations and how much they cost: Decoration Name Cost HookType Desert Settlement Wall x1 Universal Prefab MK-4 Centerpiece Dromund Kaas Boulder x1 Universal Prefab MK-1 Floor Medium Fabrication Droid (Martial) x2 Universal Prefab MK-4 Floor Medium, Medium Narrow Fortified Barrier x1 Universal Prefab …

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Keith Confirms late June PTS plus more Rishi Stronghold Details

Keith came onto the forums today to respond to some of the queries players had about the newly released Summer Road Map. The most intriguing detail was the revelation, hinted on the Road Map, that we’ll be getting ‘access to the changes on PTS‘ to test the upcoming PvP changes and the new Stronghold in late June. Here are some additional caveats Keith revealed about the new Stronghold! Stronghold Acquisition – you’ll be able to acquire it the same as any other Stronghold by purchasing it on the Fleet (and probably the Cartel market too). So no, there isn’t a PvP component …

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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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