Aug 252011

HoloNet Links #8

Hope everyone has caught their breath after Gamescom, because PAX Prime is set to start this Friday! As many of you might be traveling there, the Bioware team is busy setting things up. What new info and reveals are in store? We will have to stay tuned, but for now let’s get into this week’s HoloNet Links!

picture from Stephen Reid via Twitter


More community news, Dev notes, and much more after the Jump…

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Aug 182011

SWTOR’s first Producer Presentation featured Gabe Amatangelo talking about what the fans will see at Gamescom.

  • Approximately 70 stations for fans to play SWTOR, approximately 15-30 minute sessions.
  • BioWare is cycling through three different aspects of the game: origin worlds, Alderaan warzone, and Eternity Vault operation demo. They change approximately every hour.
  • Gabe describes Huttball, which players will eventually play in The Pit, a newly-announced warzone.

Stephen Reid plays Sith Warrior on Korriban after the jump. Continue reading »

May 052011

Gabe Amatangelo's Warzone Blows Everyone Away

Lead PvP Designer Gabe Amatangelo kicked off the Tuesday session with a short presentation on PvP in warzones.  Many features of SWTOR warzones focus on building community behavior through the proper placement of “carrots,” which entice players away from that all-for-me mentality, and nudges them toward a let’s-coordinate-and-beat-the-other-guys strategy.

Recap of Gabe’s presentation, our warzone experiences, and Q&A highlights after the jump. Continue reading »

Apr 072011

Want to find out what people thought of the April 5th UK gameplay event?  There are a couple places you can go.

Moon Over Endor’s lengthy article about Ayane’s experience, which included ninety-minutes of playing the Imperial Agent.

SWTOR-Life highlights several official forums posts and Tweets in their article about hands-on play.

Aartan Away includes the Q & A session at the end of their podcast.

Jono Bradley from Doghouse Gamer recorded the Q&A session with Daniel Erickson, Stephen Reid, and Gabe Amatangelo.  The audio is a little distorted, but worth a listen.  Partial transcript is provided.

Official forums thread, “Did you Play at the UK Community Event?  Post Your Impressions Here!”  Fair warning: a lot of extraneous people clutter up the thread with their chatter, but Allison Berryman has tried to put the actual impressions posts at the top of the thread.  TORLegends sums up the best bits here.

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