Sep 202012
 

HoloNet Links #64

Server consolidations happened this week. So, if you haven’t logged on since Tuesday, you might just find yourself on a new server or have some of your “forgotten” characters on other servers added to your character select screen. Okay, the good news, there are more people on each of the new “mega” servers and that is great for grouping and having Warzones pop faster. We also got a free chance to change our Legacy name. This is because Legacy names are no longer unique to just one player per server. Now along the lines of naming, there was some bad news. Some of us had to make name changes to existing characters. Oh, there was one other issue, UIs were reset. Why? Thank goodness I saved my UI settings. All and all, despite name changes and UI reset, the server consolidations seemed to go fairly smooth.

LiveStream Event 9/21/12, SWTOR 101 series & more after the Jump…

 

 

 

  • LiveStream Event #1 on 09/21/12! *(edited! yes, I got my days mixed up lol)

There will be a live Q&A event held today, September 21, 2012, at 4pm CDT. According to the article posted on the SWTOR official site, this is the first in a series of similar events. BioWare and LucasArts want to answer your questions and reach out to the community. Below, Courtney Woods’ Dev post explains how the community can submit their questions, so be sure to click LiveStream Event #1 at the specified time.

 

LiveStream Event #1 | 09.18.2012, 03:31 PM

Courtney WoodsBioWare and LucasArts are excited to announce a new monthly LiveStream Q&A Event. The objective of this new LiveStream event series is to answer any questions our Community has concerning the content within each Game Update. If you’d like to participate in this LiveStream Q&A Event, you can ask questions beforehand on our forums or live on the LiveStream through Livestream chat, Twitter (#SWTOR), and Facebook.
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Dev notes

Quote: Originally Posted by KyaniteD

Are the people on my friends/ignore list the people I friended/ignored or just the people who were lucky/unlucky enough to keep the name?

Joveth GonzalezThe former. The people are the same, even if they needed to rename their characters. Please refer to this answer in our FAQ!

 

 

So basically, if you were worried that one person who you had ignored would change their name and cause further issues…no need to worry. Go ahead and queue up for that Flashpoint or Warzone, the ones you had on ignore won’t be sneaking into your group.

 

 

Joveth GonzalezWhen naming conflicts occur due to the consolidation, players are given priority based on a variety of factors such as character play time and if they have already had to rename their characters as part of the first character transfer program back in June. Please do keep in mind that this does not encompass all of the factors taken into consideration, but those are an example of the major ones.

 

 

Well, this is the explanation for why some name changes happened. However, I’m still puzzled why those that were part of the destination server had to have their names changed. Even if it was moving everyone onto a bigger server…shouldn’t the ones that were already a part of the server, that it is named for, be moved first? I am not a bitter gamer, because thankfully, only one of my characters had to go through the name change, but that one had more game time hours than new alts that were moved to the server. Just seems odd how it all worked out. How did server consolidations work for you? Let us know in the comment section below.

 

 

 

Amber GreenHi everyone! Not all the color changes made it into this update, but we definitely plan to change the colors on the remainder of the Dread Guard gear.

 

 

Okay, honestly I do not have issue with the colors of the new armors, but who is designing the style of these armors? Have these designers even seen the movies or played Knights of the Old Republic? Please just give us cool armor actually seen in the Star Wars Universe. A good place to start with ideas is look at the cantina scene from Star Wars episode IV or Jabba’s Palace in episode VI. However, since color has been brought up…can we get the color options mentioned during the Guild Summit?

 

 

 

Toby McCallHi all,
I’m Toby McCall, the designer responsible for the Operator IX puzzle fight. Firstly, let me say that we really appreciate the feedback and the streams from PTS, both help us deliver the best play experience possible. Regarding the issues some of our color blind players are having while playing the Machine Core puzzle fight, we are aware of those issues and have been working on implementing a viable solution. For now, we’ve modified the direction and speed at which the orange and purple FX rotate to help differentiate them from yellow and blue. If it continues to be a problem, we’ll investigate other solutions.
Thank you all for your patience and for your passion for SWTOR!
See you out there.

 

This may not seem like a big deal to some, but if part of the operation has to deal with who has what color or the team could wipe, this is something that needs addressed. How about adding the color name above the character’s portrait or a subtitle of the color below the character on the ground? Just offering a couple suggestions to try and help this situation. What would be your idea to solve this issue?

 

 Hmm there might be an issue…what do you think?

 

 

Star Wars Community News & Events

  • Corellian Run starts new series of videos

If you have not checked out our Youtube channel lately, then you have missed the start to Gaddock Teeg’s new series of videos. He is breaking down gameplay in SWTOR for all those who might be trying out the game or an MMO for the first time. The series is called SWTOR 101. Below you can check out the first in this series. Stay tuned to Corellian Run Radio and see what Gaddock and the rest of the staff have planned!

 

 

  • Corellian Run Radio’s Weekly Nav Coordinates

This has been another exciting week, full of good news and some sad. If you have been busy trying to get all your Legacy lined up after the consolidations or been taking part in testing Patch 1.4 on the Public Test Server…most likely you might have missed some of this past week’s articles from Corellian Run Radio. No need to fear, we have you covered. All the links to these weekly articles are listed below for your convenience. Please be sure to take some time and leave our authors your comments on feedback. We all love to hear from you!

09/14 Operation: Information – 1.4 Public Test Server Open by Ghoztt

09/17 Community Checkpoint featuring Olympia by Jason Taylor

09/18 My Two Credits: The “Other” Side by Maer

09/19 Tactical Strike: Types of PVPers by Geldarion

09/19 Episode 73: Deirdre is BAAAACKK!!! – podcast

Corellian Run Radio’s Youtube channel

Corellian Run Radio’s Facebook group

 

 

 

  • Want to have your event or function highlighted on CRR website?

Do you have a server event or guild function you would like to have mentioned or highlighted? Please send us an email at corellianrun@gmail.com or email me at jason@corellianrun.com.  In the emails, please include the details for the event, any possible links where people can sign up or find out more information. We would love to highlight your event on Community Checkpoint!

 

 

  • The Good Doctors retire from BioWare

BioWare just does not seem the same to me now. After hearing the news earlier this week that Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk announced their retirement and leaving BioWare.

BioWare ‏@bioware

BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka & Greg Zeschuk have announced their retirement. Read their blogs for details

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These two men were responsible for bringing many of us back to the RPG genre, by making it more for those of us who grew up playing and loving the “old school” role-playing game. They made choices matter and really impact how the story played out. Their games made me remember the books that had you make a choice and then told you to turn to a certain page. Yes, they were games and the gameplay I enjoyed, but the thing I loved most was their passion for pulling me into this world and caring what was going on…not just my own character, but how other characters felt about my character and even how each companion was doing. Speaking of the companions, what other game had you truly wanting to interact and learn about a completely inhuman being? Yes, other games did this or maybe I should say, would attempt this, but BioWare and their stories are second to none. Now, I don’t think BioWare is going anywhere soon, but for me it is just like saying goodbye to a couple of friends.

Thank you to Dr. Muzyka and Dr. Zeschuk and all the best to you both.

 

 

That is it for this week’s HoloNet Links. Please leave us your thoughts or suggestions in the comment section below.

Is there a particular link, story, video, or topic related to SWTOR you would like us to highlight? If so please send them to us here at Corellian Run Radio and it might just be included in a future article. You can email us at corellianrun@gmail.com, or you can leave link suggestions in the comments below, or in Corellian Run Radio’s Facebook group. Thanks and see you all next week!

 

 

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