HoloNet Links #211
Happy Fall, to all those in the Northern Hemisphere of planet Earth! It is now one month till launch of Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion. As we get closer, BioWare has announced some upcoming Livestreams to showcase some of the story content in the expansion. BioWare also has a scheduled livestream to highlight and explain some of the user-interface updates, changes coming to the crafting system & more. It seems the “floodgates” are opening and we will be learning more about the inner workings of the expansion.
Now, let’s get into this week’s links after the Jump…
- Twitch Con Livestream Sept 25-26
This weekend Saturday and Sunday BioWare will be having several streamers playing through chapter one of the new expansion Knights of the Fallen Empire. Each of the streamers has a time slot, that will be shown via the SWTOR Twitch channel. This will be another opportunity for players to see a small fragment of the new story content coming next month in the expansion. Be sure to tune in this weekend to see fellow gamers getting their chance to check out chapter one of the expansion. For more details follow the link about times, date and livestream link at the official SWTOR website.
- SWTOR Livestream – UI updates, Crafting changes & more
Okay, now this livestream is the main course that many have been waiting to see. The livestream is scheduled for September 30th, 2015 at 5 – 7pm EDT / 2 – 4 pm PDT. It will be going over various changes coming in the newest expansion like, user-interface updates and crafting changes. Players have been eager to get news about the crafting or crew skill changes. If you have been waiting to find out more of the details on upcoming changes in the expansion, this looks like the livestream for you. Be sure to read the date and times below or check out the SWTOR website post for more details.
Wednesday, September 30th from 2 – 4 PM PDT / 9 – 11 PM GMT
- SWTOR post Inquisitor and Jedi Consular story blogs
BioWare has posted the last two of its class story blogs. The Inquisitor and Jedi Consular were the third and fourth in the series. The story blogs highlight the three chapter arcs used in the two class stories. Each blog gives a brief overview, but be warned that both blogs contain potential spoilers.
Personally, I would recommend those who have not played through the stories wait before reading the two posts. Like the previous story blogs, these are designed for the new players that will jump right into the new expansion utilizing the instant zero to level 60 option. Be sure to bookmark the links for the Inquisitor and Jedi Consular to glance over after completing the class stories ingame.
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- Dev notes
CoryKolek Game Update 4.0 New Feature: Keybinding Importing and Exporting | 09.21.2015, 09:13 AM
One feature I pretty consistently see requested is the ability to copy your keybindings from one character to another, so I’m happy to say with the release of 4.0 you’ll be able to do just that.
When 4.0 launches you’ll notice a new tab in the preference window labeled “Keybinding Import/Export” from there you’ll be able to save out your current keybindings to a file which you can then load on another character. When you save the keybinding they’ll show up in a list which you can then select to preview and load those saved bindings. The list of keybindings you can import is shared across all your characters and saved locally on your computer. The keybindings are saved out to an XML format much like the UI Profiles are, so you’ll be able to share them with friends and such.
The idea of being able to save and copy your keybindings has been a suggestion and rumor for a long time. Finally, the rumor appears to be reality when the new expansion goes live. This could be a huge Quality of Life improvement for SWTOR. Not only will players be able to save and copy keybindings for all your characters, but you can also save your keybindings and share them with your friends. This will personally save me quite a bit of time when creating a new toon or even switching between specs. You can save a certain spec or even class specific keybindings and when you switch you would just pull up your new keybindings. Thanks BioWare for adding this QoL to the expansion. Tell us what you think of this new option coming in 4.0 in the comment section below.
I wanted to let you know about what changes are coming to Commendations in Fallen Empire, this way you can plan accordingly. Simply put, only the names of some existing Commendations are changing. There are no conversion rates or anything this time around.
- Basic Commendations will now be called Common Data Crystals
- Elite Commendations will now be called Glowing Data Crystals
- Ultimate Commendations will now be called Radiant Data Crystals
- All other Commendation names remain the same.
Again, there are no conversion rates pre/post Fallen Empire. Thanks!
It appears like the names of the current commendations will be changing. This is standard for things to change with commendation system whenever an expansion is released or level cap is changed. However, BioWare is NOT going to be converting comms. This is surely a welcome bit of news. Time to get collecting those commendations before the expansion goes live.
Just to clarify as there seems to be some confusion:
On September 25-26th, there will be streams on and off both days as streamers play through some of Chapter 1 at TwitchCon. The full schedule is as follows:
Friday, September 25:
10:00 AM (PDT): Lulaboo
11:00 AM: Towelliee
12:00 PM: ZombiUnicorn
2:00 PM: LadyInsanity
3:00 PM: OMGitsfirefoxx
Saturday, September 26:
10:00 AM (PDT): LobosJR
12:00 PM: JediConsular
2:00 PM: Aureylian
3:00 PM: JoblessGamers
Then, on September 30th, we will be having a Dev Stream to talk about some of the gameplay changes coming in Game Update 4.0. The details of this can be found at the start of this thread.
Just in case two weeks in a row wasn’t enough, on October 8th, we will be streaming the Cosplay Contest from the New York Cantina Tour stop.
As you can see, this is the schedule for the streaming this weekend for BioWare during Twitch Con. These are the streamers helping BioWare show off chapter one of the Knights of the Fallen Empire. The story element will be front and center during this weekend’s livestreams and then on the 30th of September BioWare will highlight other gameplay elements like crafting. For more information on this weekend’s livestream be sure to use the following link to the post on official SWTOR website
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