The whole crew is back together this week – Carla, Kathy, and Roxanne review the new videos and how they’re starting to look like they’ve been directed by Michael Bay. We also delve into the good, bad, and ugly of microtransactions.
FACT OR FICTION: Can you pick out the confirmed fact from the tall tales? This week’s host challenge involves the Jedi Consular companion, stealth, and blaster colors.
More Show Notes and Comments after the jump…
FROM THE NEWSNET & BEYOND: Roundup of the most important announcements and news.
- 7/29 Fri Update: Esseles Walkthrough. Dallas Dickinson guides us through an early flashpoint – cutscenes galore and play-by-play descriptions.
- 8/5 Fri Update: San Diego Comic Con Highlights video. Our first SWTOR infomercial!
- 8/5 Fri Update: Jedi Consular finally get some lovin’. Class trailer, companion Qyzen Fess, Corvette Defender.
- EA re-organization. Gamasutra reports that BioWare gets its own label under EA Games.
- Gamescom Aug 17-21 in Cologne Germany.
- Dev Tracker: Georg mentions Smuggler group stealth in the official forums. He also confirms that the Imperial Agent will have it on Google Plus.
- Daniel Erickson tells us that switching companions will no longer require a trip back to the ship on Google Plus.
- Dev Tracker: Georg Zoeller tells us that there is no gear dye system in place right now, but it may happen later.
- DT: Georg talks about changing blaster fire colors.
- DT: Chris Collins is named new European Community Manager.
- DT: David Bass says no decision has yet been made about whether players will be able to have surnames.
- Weekly Guild Checkpoint by Jason Taylor. Interested guilds please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Official Forums Fan Fiction Contest until Aug. 14th. Details here.
- “Those People” by Noah. Do you recognize these guild personalities?
- “SWTOR and the Future of Star Wars” by PoisonTaco
SITH OR JEDI: We find out which path we walk in real life with The Test of the Collector’s Edition.
This Extra Credits: Microtransactions episode spawned our discussion on the dreaded MT.
Thanks from Corellian Run Radio
- Thanks to gsworld and Prince Ali of ia for leaving us positive reviews on iTunes.
- Special thanks from Kathy to Carla and all our gifted staff writers – Mark, Jason, Chris, Noah, PoisonTaco –who have kept the articles rolling out while Kathy has been seriously MIA these past couple weeks.