HoloNet Links #195
How is it possible that we are nearing the end of May? I say this several times a year about time passing by, but it truly is and seems to do so at a quicker rate all the time. Five months almost is done in 2015. How has your year been? How would you say the year has been thus far for SWTOR? Honestly, I feel it is a mix of good and bad, with much more of it being good. I guess like in everything, it is a matter of perspective.
Now let’s get into this week’s links after the Jump…
In my perspective, there are still a lot of things I enjoy and have me logging into the game. The Epic XP Boost has got me to begin working on those couple of class stories I kept putting off. The QoL changes to quick travel, Fleet passes and speeder unlocks have been a welcomed addition and have made revisiting planets less of a chore. In addition, the increased amount of Basic comms awarded for class missions and reduction of vendor cost has made gearing a much more pleasant experience.
I hope in the next seven months BioWare looks to increase the positives and lessen the negatives. However, the most important thing BioWare needs to do is listen to the community. Not everyone, who feels there are mistakes or things being done wrong in the game, hates SWTOR. In fact, some of the most diehard fans of SWTOR have issues with the game because they want this game to be good. Yes, there are haters, trolls, etc., but making sure people feel like they are being heard is very important. Good examples are the concerns from mentions of changes coming to PVP in future Update 3.3. Listen to the community BioWare and make the changes with their perspectives in mind.
Here is something to be on the watch for in the not so distant future…
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The above quote was from these patch notes
- Alex Modny & Eric Musco on Bad Feeling Podcast
BioWare has been true to their word and allowed podcasts more access with the series of interviews and guest appearances. The latest example can be heard in the interview the Bad Feeling Podcast had with Eric Musco and Alex Modny. The hosts, Chuck and Brian, were on a scheduled visit to the BioWare studios in Austin for the interview. The subject of the interview was PVP, specifically changes and potential things BioWare are or are not working for PVP in SWTOR.
TOR Community has posted a summary of changes coming in future Update 3.3. I found that this summary had a great breakdown of the highlighted changes suggested to be coming in Update 3.3. I am using the summary as I go through the interview again, to glean any other useful bits of information.
If you had not had a chance to listen to the interview, be sure to head over to the Bad Feeling Podcast website to listen to Episode 66, entitled “Ultimate PvPness with Alex Modny.”
- SWTOR Community stream on June 3rd
According to the developer thread the Community stream will return on June 3rd. The Twitch livestream will focus on new content. A walk through of the new Yavin IV Stronghold and the entire presentation of this will be done with a specific specie character. This of course is the new species the Togruta, which be added to SWTOR later this year. The stream will start around 4pm CDT and last about an hour.
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05/22 HoloNet Links #194 by Jason Taylor
05/26 Episode 145: Interview w/Nick Avola from BioWare Austin – podcast
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- SWTOR Speeder Mini-giveaway by Ravalation
As I was looking through the community blogs, I skimmed through Ravalation’s site and saw her SWTOR Speeder mini-giveaway. She has four of the Anaheim Community Cantina speeder codes to giveaway, but wait there is more. On top of that, she is also giving away some other mounts. Why is this considered only a mini-giveaway? Because it is limited to only one server, The Red Eclipse, since that is the one in which she has the speeders. You can go to the blog posting to read the exact details for entry into her contest. Best of luck to all those who enter the mini-giveaway!
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