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Bioware Needs to Be Cautious

June 19, 2013 11 comments

Recently there was a post by Bioware Lead Designer Bruce Maclean (who unfortunately seems to be my favorite punching bag). It said a lot of stuff about events and such, but the final paragraph read as follows:

Game Update 2.4 is also in the pipe and being worked on for an October release. Even though our mantra is smaller more frequent patches this particular update is shaping up to be very big, with tons of new content and big PvP updates especially targeting Ranked play. We’ll start sharing details next month. If you absolutely *have* to glimpse the potential future, enter a Force trance and focus on these key phrases. Oricon. Warzone Arenas. Dread Masters.

Now, I look at this and the first thing I think is “Warzone Arenas?!?! AWESOME!!!”

The second thing I think is “what the heck do Oricon and Dread Masters have to do with PvP?” Read more…

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Update 2.0 Leveling Gear Guide

June 13, 2013 7 comments

Welcome to the Update 2.0 Leveling Gear Guide! This guide is compiled from a combination of my experience leveling a brand new character on a brand new server without the aid of my crafters and the knowledge of the systems in place.

This guide is not an endgame gearing guide. Once you hit level 55, you are on your own. This is a guide about getting the maximum use out of your planetary commendations while leveling. First off, let’s talk about what planetary commendations are. Read more…

SWTOR Story Ranking – Chapter One

April 4, 2013 2 comments
My commando in front of the Endar Spire on Taris. When I first played Knights of the Old Republic and started on the Endar Spire, I was a soldier, so my SWTOR soldier coming across the Endar Spire was poetic. And then the KOTOR theme music started to play inside the Endar Spire and I got goosebumps...

My commando in front of the Endar Spire on Taris. When I first played Knights of the Old Republic and started on the Endar Spire, I was a soldier, so my SWTOR soldier coming across the Endar Spire was poetic. And then the KOTOR theme music started to play inside the Endar Spire and I got goosebumps…

Just like my previous posts on the Prologue in the 1-10 Starter Planets and the Capital Planets, I want to continue to analyze and rank the stories in SWTOR by its natural divisions. Each story has the Prologue and three Chapters. Today, we will look at Chapter One.

I will give my ranking first, then I will fully explain my position with potential spoilers, so if you just want to see what I think, don’t go past the big spoiler text. Feel free to comment on all of the rankings and provide your own if you want! Be sure to add your reasoning as well! Also stay tuned for more rankings of the additional parts, as well as the ultimate story ranking at the end! Which class will win?

Here is my ranking. They are also links in case you only want to read my analysis of certain classes. Be careful while scrolling!

  1. Agent – 10/10
  2. Trooper – 9/10
  3. Inquisitor – 9/10
  4. Bounty Hunter – 9/10
  5. Smuggler – 9/10
  6. Consular – 8/10
  7. Warrior – 7/10
  8. Knight – 7/10

**SPOILERS AHEAD** Read more…

Did Bioware Back Themselves Into A Corner?

March 21, 2013 11 comments

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Story is Bioware’s fourth pillar in Star Wars: The Old Republic. They have spent possibly millions of dollars on voice acting alone. Almost every single quest in the entire game is voice-acted, and in fact, they literally hold the world record for voice-over content. What does that mean when it comes to putting out future content? Today I want to talk about the question that burns in all of our minds: did Bioware make a mistake in going fully voice-acted?

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SWTOR Story Ranking – The Capital Worlds

March 6, 2013 2 comments
Still no Rakghouls...that will change next time

Still no Rakghouls…that will change next time…

Last time, I wrote about the stories on the starting planets and how I liked them. This week, I will look at the second half of the Prologue on the capital worlds, Coruscant and Dromund Kaas. Next time, I will talk about Chapter 1!

Like last time, I will give my ranking first, then I will fully explain my position with potential spoilers, so if you just want to see what I think, don’t go past the big spoiler text. Feel free to comment on all of the rankings and provide your own if you want! Be sure to add your reasoning as well! Also stay tuned for more rankings of the additional parts, as well as the ultimate story ranking at the end! Which class will win?

Here is my ranking. They are also links in case you only want to read my analysis of certain classes. Be careful while scrolling!

  1. Agent – 9/10
  2. Inquisitor – 9/10
  3. Smuggler – 9/10
  4. Bounty Hunter – 8/10
  5. Knight – 8/10
  6. Trooper – 8/10
  7. Warrior – 4/10
  8. Consular – 3/10

**SPOILERS AHEAD**

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