May 082014

By Heather Nazareno

Last month I had the pleasure of attending my second SWTOR Community Cantina in Boston! If you love SWTOR and have yet to attend a Cantina, I highly recommend finding a way to go to one. They are completely free to attend, and you receive a thumb drive full of upcoming content, an exclusive Special Event pet-code, and a free drink ticket. You can even win some exclusive SWTOR goodies by answering trivia questions correctly!

Tips for Q&A questions & more after the Jump…





Not only can you meet up with the people you play with or even make some new friends, you also have a chance to set yourself apart from the masses and have your voice heard by the developers and community team.

The main attraction of a Community Cantina is the Q&A session, in which you can find out about upcoming content in the game or have any current concerns or issues addressed. One of things I noticed when listening to or reading later transcripts of Q&A sessions is that sometimes the questions that are asked are not useful for finding more about the game. Since the time you have to speak with the developers is fairly short, it’s imperative that you make your question count!

Here are a few tips on asking questions at gaming Q&As!

  • Look up previous Q&As to make sure you don’t ask something that was already answered.

Q&A time is precious, and you want to make the most out of it.

  • Don’t ask anything that they can’t/won’t answer.

Ex: “What’s the next expansion about?!” Of course they’re not going to tell you, and now you have just used up a few minutes for them to give you a vague answer. Ask instead something more specific about what has already been announced.

  • Save your wish list and special requests for when you can talk to them one-on-one.


While Q&A sessions are focused on learning what the players want, with 100 or so people depending on you to ask a good question, now may not be a good time to ask for a hot-pink color-dye. Ask instead for something that has everyone’s interest in mind.

Finally, when the Q&A session is complete, don’t leave the cantina just yet! Many great questions are answered when players speak to the developers or community managers on an individual basis.

Hopefully I will see you at an upcoming Community Cantina!


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