HoloNet Links #76
As we told you last week, BioWare is giving away free fireworks to qualified accounts as part of the 1st Anniversary celebration coming the 20th of this month. We also mentioned how BioWare was looking for your anniversary screenshots. We now have the official information on where and how to submit your screenshots to potentially be used on the official SWTOR website or their Facebook page.
More on screenshots submissions, Patch 1.6 live & more holiday gifts after the Jump…
In the latest article about in-game screenshots for the anniversary, BioWare explains in the details listed below on how to be involved.
Guidelines for screenshots:
Screenshots should not be retouched or enhanced
Screenshots must solely utilize in-game environments and objects
Screenshots must be at least 800×600
We recommend turning off your User Interface
All submissions are subject to the Electronic Arts Terms of Service
So after you have your in-game screenshots:
Email your screenshots to celebrate_EN@swtor.com before January 2nd, 11:59PM CST.
Total email size cannot exceed 5MB.
To qualify to be featured, your email must include the following information:
Country of Origin
The following is optional, but may be included in your email:
One sentence describing what is going on in your picture
In-game location where the screenshot was taken
How long you’ve been playing the game
- Patch 1.6 is live!
As many of you are already aware Patch 1.6 is now live in-game. The two major content features are the new warzone, The Ancient Hypergates and the new Heroic Space missions. Unfortunately, I have yet to get any opportunity to play the game and experience the new content. What are some of your feelings on the new content? How is the new warzone and the new heroic space missions? Please let us know your Patch 1.6 feedback in the comment section below.
Now enjoy the new trailer for update Patch 1.6!
- Dev notes
JovethGonzalez MiniBoss in TfB missing after Patch 1.6? | 12.12.2012, 03:43 PM
Hi everyone, after investigating, we have found that there is, in fact, an issue with spawns in Terror From Beyond. Specifically, several NPCs may not spawn as intended:
Hypergate Beacons (Hard Mode ONLY)
Additionally, the Gargantuan Lobel may not spawn as intended.
We apologize for the loss in credits and crafting mats, and we’re working on implementing changes to fix this. In the meantime, the Operation can currently be completed per usual with the aforementioned spawn issues.
We have updated the Known Issues thread to reflect these issues, as well as new spawn issues with Maelstorm Prison and Explosive Conflict.
Thank you for your patience in this.
Here is an update on the spawn issue with the Terror From Beyond Operation. This has been added to the known issues thread, but hopefully they will have this fixed soon, possibly today, or by this weekend. If you or anyone in your group notices any other issues not found in the known issues thread, be sure to issue a ticket and also make a post in the forums.
AmberGreen I’m a current subscriber yet my account when I log in acts like I am not… | 12.12.2012
Thank you for your continued reports. We deployed a fix for this issue with patch 1.5.2, which resolved the issue for most players. However it seems that there are still a few people being affected. To help track down the final issues, we have added additional logging. If you encounter this issue, please report:
1. Your character name.
2. Your server name.
3. Area logged in to (ie. Republic Fleet, Voss, etc).
4. Approximate time when the incident occurred.
Just to be clear, this issue manifests as a player who has been logged out as Subscriber or Preferred Status Player (often triggered by the account being left AFK). Upon reconnecting, they are treated as a Free-to-Play Player once a character is in the game. The most obvious signs are a loss of rest XP and having quickbars reset to the default of two.
This is not something any subscriber wants to have happen to their account. If you happen to have one of the accounts affected by this situation, be sure to follow the above steps so customer service and support staff can help find a solution to fix the problem.
Star Wars Community News & Events
- Corellian Run Radio’s Weekly Nav Coordinates
This week Corellian Run Radio has an exclusive interview with Rob Hinkle from BioWare about PVP. Be sure to take a look at this article and leave your feedback on this interview. Also don’t forget to take some time to catch up on your favorite CRR weekly articles. As you read our writers’ articles, be sure to take a moment and submit your feedback and suggestions in the comment sections. We love to hear from you. Thanks and enjoy the links below.
12/07 Operation: Information – Colonel Vorgath Nightmare Mode Strategy Guide by Ghoztt
12/08 Tactical Strike: Special Edition – December News by Geldarion
12/10 Community Checkpoint featuring Glen Bricker by Jason Taylor
12/11 Exclusive Interview: Rob Hinkle at Bioware on PvP
Corellian Run Radio’s Youtube channel for SWTOR 101 videos by Gaddock Teeg
Corellian Run Radio’s Facebook group
- Star Wars Gift Ideas
Now through December 17th, Etsy will guarantee Christmas delivery on this Star Wars coffee mug set. The glass coffee mug set has the famous lines between Han and Leia from Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, as Han was being lowered into the carbonite freezing chamber.
Leia: I love you
Han: I know
This gift would be perfect for a young couple for their first Christmas, or a gift for that special someone in your life to let them know how you feel.
Next on our Star Wars gift idea list is this R2-D2 USB hub. Not only is the a replica of almost everyone’s favorite astromech, but it is also a 4-port usb hub. This 4-port hub is great to plug-in that gaming mouse or your usb headset or whatever possible usb device you need close by to use or charge. The usb hub also makes sounds like R2-D2. So if you have a computer geek or Star Wars fanatic on your list this might just fit the bill.
Now for that Star Wars fan who has everything, I have the following suggestion, especially if they are a huge Chewbacca fan. Marc Ecko has an entire line of Star Wars jackets and hoodies. One of these hoodies pays tributes to the “big walking carpet” Chewbacca. It is a furry hoodie, that is fur look on the outside and a cloth stitched ammo belt. Now this hoodie can also reverse and have the fur on the inside with a chocolate brown color outer shell it also has the leather rebel symbol. I will be honest this is not most practical gift, but if that Star Wars fan on your list is worth the extra…I’m pretty positive they will be blown away to open this gift.
- Want to have your server event or guild highlighted on CRR website?
Do you have a server event or guild you would like to have mentioned or highlighted? Please send us an email at email@example.com or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the emails, please include the details for the event and/or guild, any possible links where people can sign up or get out more information. We would love to highlight your event or guild on Community Checkpoint!
- What are your thoughts on new Life Day items?
I’m curious to hear what you are readers think about the new items with the Life Day theme that BioWare has added to the Cartel. Do you like the items? Would you like to see more items and even events surrounding holidays etc. added in-game? If so what are some ideas you would like to see added for events and such? Please leave your ideas and thoughts in the comment section below.
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 email@example.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!
I don’t know about anyone else, but I thought BioWare would actually give everyone a gift for what they are calling “Life Day.” I was completely disappointed that those items were only available through the cartel market. We need more holiday stuff THAT IS FREE (as in give us quests!).
@Carla I have to agree about being surprised there was no event surrounding Life Day or combined with the anniversary. That said for I would rather they work on bug fixes and future content (Operation, warzone, story content etc.) rather than a Life Day event questline thrown together. Just my opinion 🙂