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HoloNet Links #78

Happy 2013 to everyone! Well, it seems the Mayans were a bit off lol. That just means more SWTOR we will be able to play. It is sort of wild to believe it has already been more than one year ago we were able to start our journeys in the Old Republic universe. Yes, there have been and still are issues to be found in the game, however the game has come a long way. Now, as everyone returns back from the holidays, maybe we will learn in more detail what direction SWTOR will be heading for 2013.

Thoughts on the State of the Game blog and more after the Jump…

 

 

 

 

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  • State of the Game from Jeff Hickman

Jeff-HickmanIn the State of Game #2 blog, Jeff Hickman spoke about the launch of the Free-to-Play option and also the Cartel Market being added to the game. These two things came into the game a lot smoother than I had imagined, especially the Free-to-Pay option. While leveling a new character it is amazing and good to see well over 100 players on starter planets again.

Jeff Hickman went on further to address future content. Although the article was typically very vague and lacked the details players are starving for, there were some items that could be gleaned from the article. He addressed four hot topic issues in the article.

Topic #1 – Elder Game Content

Topic #2 – World PVP

Topic #3 – Character Copy to Public Test Server

Topic #4 – Same Gender Romance news

 

I would suggest you read the article to see his exact wording on these topics. Personally, while I am glad for any news on these and any issues relating to future content and fixes in SWTOR, I would have liked to see at least one firm, concrete fact that will be coming to the game. Now, I am well aware that things change and thus dates, timeframes, and even the very content itself can change, but I would rather hear something is being pushed back than trying to always decipher cryptic messages and clues. Honestly for me, the news they are getting closer to having Character Copy for the PTS means better testing, especially on the higher level content, like the Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion.

Now by no means do I want to stop playing the game. I love the game and plan on playing it for a long time, hopefully. Like I said, I did find some “tidbits” inside the blog to be very intriguing besides the hot topics.

outlaws denThe 1.7 update, while very lacking in exact details, does sound very interesting. Could this be the long awaited changes to Ilum or could there be something coming to Outlaws’ Den? Remember Outlaws’ Den does have the Legacy quicktravel and not to mention he talked about Ilum specifically under hot topic #2 World PVP, just a couple thoughts.

chevin_world eventThe other small segment that caught my attention was the mention of “a visit” from old friends from The Gree Enclave. At first I just thought, that was another way of saying they were getting ready to add Nightmare Mode for the Terror From Beyond Operation. However, the way it is worded,”a visit,” would suggest something else, since you travel to Operations. Think back to the last in-game event, The Grand Acquisitions Race, remember a certain fleet the Chevin were warning everyone about that was returning to known space and guess who’s fleet it is? If you said The Gree, you would be correct. Is this a new event? It does feel like one of the small hints they dropped for the Rakghoul event. So, while I might just be hopeful or plain crazy, I believe that this will be the next big event! However, that is just my theory 😉

 

What did you think about this State of the Game blog by Jeff Hickman? Please let us know in the comment section below or leave us a voice message with our voicemail application. It can be found on the right hand side of the screen.

 

Star Wars Community News & Events

  • Corellian Run Radio’s Weekly Nav Coordinates

As people make their way back to work, school, or just travelling back home from the holiday season, please be safe. Although it may take a few days to get back into the “normal” routine, don’t forget to take a break and catch up with your favorite Corellian Run Radio articles and of course our podcast. As you read through our writers’ articles and listen to the podcast, 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.

12/21 Operation Information: Year in Review by Ghoztt

12/21 Imperial Analyst: Is the Community Unfair and Misinformed by Joe Foran

12/28 Episode 86: December Writers’ Roundtable – podcast

12/28 Operation: Information – Nightmare Kephess Revisited by Ghoztt

01/01 My Two: Credits: Here’s to a New Year! by Maer

 Corellian Run Radio’s Youtube channel featuring SWTOR 101 videos by Gaddock Teeg

Corellian Run Radio’s Facebook group

 

 

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

CRR Black AvatarAs we get started in 2013, do you have a server event or guild 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 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!

 

  • SWTOR Music video

Now there might be bit of shortage on news items with the holidays wrapping up, but members of the SWTOR community are still busy creating some very creative pieces of content. Whether it is fan fiction, artwork or videos the members of the community have some amazing talents and I am happy to share a few of them here in the following videos. One is just a well edited music video full of fun and lots of dancing. It was done this past summer, but still just as fun.

 

This next one comes from The Order of Red Hand guild. They were featured on our Community Checkpoint article back in November. They have created a 2012 year end video featuring a lot of great Open World PVP action all set to the song “Warriors Call” by Volbeat.

 

Finally, the last video is more of a concept video. This video is a story of a bounty hunter making their way through the SWTOR galaxy. There is no dialog, but the use of music well-suited for any Clint Eastwood “Spaghetti Western,” along with some well edited in-game scenes help convey the story perfectly.

 

That’s it for this week’s HoloNet Links. If you have a particular link, story, video, or topic related to SWTOR we would love to hear about it! You can send those to us here at Corellian Run Radio and we can place it in a future article. Just email us the links and/or the details for the event at corellianrun@gmail.com, or you can also leave any link suggestions in the comments below, or in Corellian Run Radio’s Facebook group. Thanks and see you all next week!

 

 

  3 Responses to “HoloNet Links”

  1. I am so disappointed in the state of the game report for open world PVP and PVP in general. 🙁

  2. Sadly, I think it is the game engine holding back true Open World PVP plans. They have been optimizing it, but no way they could ever get larger numbers of players all PVPing without it crashing 🙁
    I think it would be an interesting idea for them to try OP size (8-16) groups and pit two teams to take objectives, defeat certain NPCs and thus generate PVP inside the instance. However they would need to work on a better gear rating system, which they did mention, and use that system to form brackets or maybe the lower geared team has less objectives to complete etc. Just random thoughts 😛

  3. Surely they knew the limitations of the engine they are using before making the game.

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