Jun 172011
 

It’s that time of month again — Fan Friday with a few extra goodies tossed in, including BioWare’s E3 round-up of fan and media reaction, including a list of awards SWTOR won.

Developer Blog: Post-Writing Polish
SWTOR Writer Ian Ryan talks about working with the art team to make sure what the players see is in sync with the story they are experiencing. He gives an example of the original concept for the Promenade on Nar Shaddaa.

More Friday Update info and Comments after the jump.

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May 202011
 

Fan Fridays tend to be the red-headed stepchild of Friday Updates, but BioWare threw in several extra treats for the fans, including their 2011 convention schedule and a gorgeous screenshot of a Bounty Hunter doing what he does best: hunting.

SWTOR Hitting the Cons
BioWare announced several conventions they plan to attend in 2011: San Diego Comic Con, PAX, Eurogamer, New York Comic Con, Paris Games Week, and DreamHack.  Start making those travel plans!  Corellian Run Radio will be at PAX in August. Continue reading »

Apr 152011
 

We’re very excited to be featured in this month’s Fan Site Spotlight.  And aww they said Corellian Run Radio is “one of our favorite community podcasts.” Many thanks, BioWare, for giving us our moment in the sun.

Other cool stuff in today’s update:
Fan Art, fan kit updates, avatars, etc.
SWTOR at E3
Studio Insider: Environment Polish.  Senior Environment Artist Robby Lamb talks about the importance of proper environment work– everything from the “look” to concerns about frame rates.
Community Q&A: Senior Game Designer William Wallace tackles a variety of questions covering companion characters, class roles and specs, stealth, and more.

Polls:
Have you joined a guild for The Old Republic yet?
Which species are you most looking forward to playing as in SWTOR?

 

Jan 142011
 

Fan Art Submitted by Greighson

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite fansite here.  We’re excited to be nominated!

PAX East
OK, so it’s not gameplay information, but we were thrilled to see the announcement that the SWTOR team will be at PAX East, March 11-13.  Stephen Reid started a thread, asking what the fans would like to see there.  Apparently, someone has already requested a dunk tank.  David Bass says, great idea, but NO.  *sad face

Studio Insider: Starship Design
Still feeling the warm glow of that announcement, we settled down to enjoy a closer look at how starships go from concept to production.  In today’s Studio Design article, “Starship Creation,” Ryan Dening and Christopher Reeves walk the Continue reading »

Dec 172010
 

Paul S. Kemp’s Darth Malgus novel, Deceived, is not due to be released until March 2011, but the fans are getting a sneak peek at the first chapter today, now available on the official SWTOR site.  Read Chapter One here.  Chapter Two is available at StarWars.com.  Read Chapter Two here.

It’s Fan Friday!  Check out the assortment of fan contributions, Rodian smilies, wallpapers and avatars here. Continue reading »

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