HoloNet Links #58
The convention season is well underway. Gamescom, in Germany, is the next big convention coming up. It will take place August 16th through the 19th, and the SWTOR team is going to be there. This is not just a token appearance for BioWare. They will have the new Warzone, Ancient Hypergates for convention attendees to try for themselves.
Details about Gamescom & much more after the Jump…
According to the news article found on SWTOR’s official site, the new Warzone will be loaded and ready to play on 32 computers for the convention. They also have scheduled an official press conference that says to contain, “some exciting new details about the future of The Old Republic.” The press conference is scheduled for August 14th. The BioWare team is also planning another “Meet & Greet” event to coincide with the convention on Thursday night, August 16th. For more details about attending for our friends in Europe or those traveling to Gamescom please check the link to apply for your invitation.
- SWTOR not going to be at Star Wars Celebration
A bit of bad news concerning the convention and event season, SWTOR had originally been scheduled to be a part of Star Wars Celebration. However dues to scheduling with other conventions and working on the game the team sadly cannot make it to this event. You can read the official announcement from Community Manager Joveth Gonzalez below.
SWTOR no longer going to Star Wars Celebration?? | 08.08.2012, 04:39 PM
Folks, I wanted to follow up a bit regarding Celebrations. We do apologize for any inconvenience but our dev team is hard at work on the game, and we just couldn’t spare the staff. We just completed Comic-Con and are preparing to attend Gamescom in Germany next week. Stay tuned for updates about future events.
This is disappointing, but unfortunately they cannot be at every event and work on the game. Let’s hope that this is a sign of them making a commitment to focusing on new content of higher quality and getting it out faster.
- Allison Berryman offers some information to the community
We, the gaming community, tend to complain when we don’t hear any answers to our questions. Allison Berryman did give us some answers about a few areas. Some of which are a bit “disappointing,” to use her word, but we did get answers. It also means they are listening and are working on the new content. Below is Allison Berryman’s post from the dev tracker.
They’re ALIIIVE!! | 08.08.2012, 01:49 PM
I’m afraid my answers here may be a little disappointing, since most of this revolves around questions about the future, but I will answer with the best I can.
1. No information about space right now; apologies!
2. Nightmare Explosive Conflict has not been scrapped. Still in the works!
3. Don’t have any information about open world PvP at the moment.
4. 1.4 is coming along quite well. While your class feedback has been compiled and sent up, not every class change you see in 1.4 will necessarily be based on it, but we did appreciate the very constructive feedback we got.
- SWTOR music video & request for video content
Okay so now some of you might be down, so let’s get some smiles back. Nothing better than a fun SWTOR music video to cure having the blues…hmm unless you happen to like ponies and unicorns, oh wait, this has those in it too. It is a fun and yes, very silly video, but isn’t this all about having fun? Check Youtube user Boski Fox’s video, a SWTOR Pony Dance Off!
While we are on the subject of videos, Corellian Run Radio is looking for folks to showcase their creative side in video, as well as their gameplay knowledge. We are looking for videos that cover class video guides, PVP tips/guides, and guides for Flashpoints/Operations. If you happen to enjoy making in-game music videos or other types of creative videos we would consider using them. The videos all need to be “family” friendly in language and to keep spoilers to a bare minimum in Flashpoints and Operations…Yes, there are still folks that have not been through all of them yet. Along the lines of PVP, we are also looking to talk to a Ranked PVP team about putting together some video segments. If any of these video opportunities or all are your thing, please email me at email@example.com
Star Wars Community News & Events
- Corellian Run Radio’s Weekly Nav Coordinates
Another exciting week here at CRR, Ghoztt starting his stat theorycrafting, Maer talks about her thoughts on the Free-to-Play option, another podcast – Episode #67 & Geldarion shows us some video of his PVP gameplay. We hope you check out all the past week’s articles. Please be sure to leave a comment on our staff’s articles. We really love your feedback and discussions. Let us know what you would like to see on the site.
08/06 Community Checkpoint featuring Viper & Vysht Ventures by Jason Taylor
08/07 My Two Credits: TOR F2P by Maer
08/07 Episode 67: Free To Play & More! – podcast
08/08 Tactical Strike: Special Holo by Geldarion
- New movie to focus on Chewbacca
The director of Fanboys, Kyle Newman is supposedly working on a scripting for a movie named Chewie. It is not exactly stated how the director plans to take this movie, but how he treated Fanboys it might be a well deserved backstory on the man behind the fur, Peter Mayhew. It will be interesting to see what becomes of this project. Please be sure to check out the article from Screenrant.
Would you like to see a Star Wars movie based on Chewbacca or maybe another character? Please let us know in the comment section below.
- Are these the Sith Cookies everyone talks about?
In a blog from called Moogie & Pap, I came across this cookie recipe. Ever since I had been nudged and recruited to join the Empire. *cough Carla* I had heard about some alleged Sith/Empire cookies. Well, I think I have found them. The author has used a sugar cookie recipe, which is shown below. The real kicker that makes these a “Dark Side” treats is the unique way they added chocolate to their cookies. It is not a frosting or even a glaze of chocolate. Each cookie has a piece of chocolate that has setup in an ice cube tray found at ThinkGeek.com, of Han Solo as he appeared frozen in Carbonite. So not only are you reenacting freezing Han several times over, but after heating the bottom of each chocolate Carbonite form so they will adhere to the cookies…you then devour Han, possibly even after dunking the Carbonite frozen man in a glass of milk over and over….hmm evil sounding, but I bet they taste good.
Williams-Sonoma’s sugar cookie recipe:
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For rest of the directions please see the blog post.
That is it for this week’s HoloNet Links. Please leave us your thoughts in the comment section below.
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