Aug 212010

Giancarlo Varanini from Gamespot interviewed Daniel Erickson at GamesCom.  A few new tidbits were revealed:

1. When Varanini asked Erickson to confirm that space combat would be a completely optional activity, Erickson hedged, “Not sure if it will be completely optional.”  He said they might interweave the space combat with the on-the-ground quests.

2. Developers are looking at awarding xp for space combat missions and battlegrounds

3. Erickson insisted, “We are no where near a final point” when it comes to balancing classes and advanced class systems.

Watch the full video here.

Aug 182010

Rail Shooter Makes for Unhappy Smuggler

It’s convention season, which means the devs are out there giving interviews, doing panels, whipping the fans up by hinting at wondrous wonders.  What will our characters look like?  What will they fly?  What will they do when they fly?  Why should we care about stories that happened 300 years Continue reading »

Aug 032010

It's been confirmed! We will have space combat!

Two chock-full Friday Updates and a Comic Con panel made for lots of discussion.

Fact or Fiction? (2:05) Can you pick out the confirmed fact from the tall tales?  This week’s host challenge concerns faction change, pazaak, and the Cathar. Continue reading »

Jul 232010

It’s been confirmed!  Even though SWTOR fans fell short on the Facebook/Twitter Challenge (200,000 Facebook Likes & 30,000 Twitter followers), Sean Dahlberg took pity on us and announced that space combat will be a totally happening and officially confirmed thing.

Says Sean, “Space combat is an alternative gameplay experience to the primary game of storytelling, questing, and ground-based combat.  In space combat, you fly your personal ship to various “hot spots” on your galaxy map.  From there, you will blast your way through asteroid fields, enemy fighters, frigates, destroyers, and a variety of other obstacles….”

Run to your local magazine shop (on newsstands Aug. 17th) and read all about it in PC Gamer.

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