Dec 132010
 

Will TOR Be Relased Before the End of the World?

Zach Brown from Mos Eisley Radio stopped by to talk TOR with us and we somehow spent a lot of time talking about WoW.  But never fear, we also talk about crafting (yes, we know…still), plus a few other things.  Bonus: no one calls each other names because Zach is much nicer than Roxanne.  Don’t forget to check out our joint Cataclysm adventure with Mos Eisley Radio in Anvilmar.  Faction: Alliance.  Guild name: Don’t Feed the Wampas.  Whisper Tavus, Zachariahs, Howlabout, Fanglethorn, or Karilla for guild invite.

Fact or Fiction: Can you pick out the confirmed fact from the tall tales?  This week’s host challenge examines the Crew Skills System.

From the Newsnet & Beyond: Roundup of the most important announcements and news.

  • EA Games announces that SWTOR will be released during the fiscal year of 2012.  Some people call, “PUSH BACK!”  Read gamasutra article here.
  • GameStar magazine gives mixed review of SWTOR, Stephen Reid responds to inaccuracies.   Read SWTORStrategies.com recap here.  Read community reaction  thread, including Stephen Reid’s response, here.
  • Friday Update 12/3: Developer Blog by Patrick Malott.  Companions are increasingly useful, but keep them happy or risk their poor work ethic.   Patrick also discusses the new Armstech branch of the Crew Skills System.  Blasters are never worse than Premium quality!  Read full article here.
  • Does the community like the Crew Skills System?  You betcha!  93% give a thumbs up to crafting, TOR-style.  See full poll here.
  • BioWare embraces the old-style monthly subscription model, Darth Hater reports.  Digital downloads will be available for those who don’t want to leave their houses.  Read full article here.
  • Eric Brown says SWTOR will not need subscribers in the millions, Eurogamer.net reports.  Read article here.
  • Eurogamer.net satirizes BioWare developer trailers in this clever parody, “If Trailers Told the Truth.”  Watch video here.
  • Friday Update 12/10: Master Gnost’s Timeline, “Rebirth of the Sith Empire.”  A look at Odile Vaiken, the original Grand Moff and founder of the modern Imperial army.  Watch timeline video here.

Quick Mentions

  • Game Revolution video interview with Daniel Erickson and Gabe Amatangelo.  Watch female interviewer squished uncomfortably between Daniel and Gabe on the couch here.
  • G4 Interview with Daniel Erickson.  Nothing new, but Daniel stays committed to next Spring as the release date.  Watch video here.

Sith or Jedi? We find out which path we walk in real life with The Test of the Hot Shower.

Community Buzz

  • Player-Driven Economy
  • How Much Story is Too Much Story?  Read thread here.

Thank You from Corellian Run Radio

  • Zach Brown for taking the time to be a guest on CRR.
  • B.Bizz for leaving a positive review at the iTunes store.
  • New listener heybarn for emailing us a really nice note after hearing us on Mos Eisley Radio and deciding to check out CRR.
  • Guild Launch for their generous sponsorship.  Check out their guild hosting services here.
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