Kathy’s back from being out of town and we celebrate by having Roxanne compare things to Nazis and spread baseless rumors about who’s picking up the tab at the fansite cantina event. Speaking of cantinas, we hope actual social spaces like cantinas will replace fake social spaces like the mailbox in our Community Buzz discussion.
Fact or Fiction: Can you pick out the confirmed fact from the tall tales? This week’s host challenge involves crew skills, class balance, and PAX East.
From the Newsnet & Beyond: Roundup of the most important announcements and news.
- Friday Update 2/11: Timeline, “The Great Hyperspace War.” Jedis believe in genocide!
- Friday Update 2/18: Studio Insider, “Sith Temple Concept Design.”
- Friday Update 2/18: Fan Friday, Community Q&A, Fan Site Spotlight on Mos Eisley Radio, polls.
- Friday Update: 2/25: Developer blog, Blaine Christine’s “Living the Life of a Live Producer.” Working at BioWare Austin is like working in a combination of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and Disneyland!
- Damion Schubert interview with Ask A Jedi. Companions can’t be killed on missions, but they might screw it up and lose your money. Full article here.
- The Doctors at DICE 2011. Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk face-off with Blizzard’s Mike Morhaine….and everyone is really nice to each other. Read Gamespot article here. Watch Gamespot video interview here. Read Gameindustry.biz article here.
- “SW:TOR Graphics Evolution & Comparison” video by logun24x7. Terrific side by side comparisons of old TOR graphics to latest graphics, plus comparison to other current MMOs. A second video showing off the run/walk animations is also worth a look.
- “New” Fansite Agreement. Well, not really new, but BioWare is starting to ask the sites to be in compliance. Thanks to Guild Launch for their sponsorship, sorry we had to say goodbye.
- Georg Zoeller confuses us with his talk of Guardian DPS “option.” Read here and here.
- PAX East! March 11-13 in Boston, MA. Stephen Reid talks about what to expect here and here. Daniel Erickson pipes in about the official fan meet and greet on Saturday night.
- SWTOR Community Cantina event at PAX East on Friday night. Come meet various personalities from your favorite fansites and podcasts (including Kathy and Roxanne!) at The Times Irish Pub & Restaurant. Details here.
- Have questions you’d like us to ask at PAX East? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, or our forums.
- Conventionist app here.
- We fixed the space combat trailer!
- Gordon Walton leaves BioWare for Playdom.
- John Riccitiello strikes a competitive tone at Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference. Read full Gamasutra article here.
Sith or Jedi? We find out which path we walk in real life with The Test of the Coffee Bar Table
- Are Sith Really Evil or Just Misunderstood? Read Daniel Erickson’s fantastic food-for-thought post here. Read Drew Karpyshyn’s interview with Ask A Jedi here.
- What About Social Hubs?? Georg Zoeller posts about selling grays here, here, and here. Damion Schubert confirms that your ship is your bank here. Larry Everett (Hyperspace Beacon) wonders if TOR is moving too far away from being an MMO here.
Thank You from Corellian Run Radio