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Greetings from Chipchops or, “Once you pop…”

December 13, 2011 Comments off

My name, for all intents and purposes, is inconsequential. You may refer to me, however, as Chipchops. [NOTE FROM EDITOR: Chipchops now goes by Rhekk] My pseudonym, as opposed to my wonderful friends Geldarion and Torvox, is more of a personal nickname rather than my gamer/lore name. Despite that, it serves its purpose as good as any other. Now on to a bit about me. Something you may find of me is that I love words. So to say this is “a bit” is only based on my own standards. Also, to say that I hope you will enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it will probably be inaccurate, but I hope you will enjoy this article regardless. Read more…

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A SWTOR Beta Top 4: Things I DON’T Like About The Game

December 9, 2011 5 comments

There are so many wonderful features of Star Wars: The Old Republic. I got the immense pleasure of playing the Beta this last weekend, and I want to share some screenshots and opinions. I will be putting out a series of posts with the Top 4s of the many things I got to try, including the classes, the PvP, the systems, and the experience in general.

I have to be honest. I have posted things I love about SWTOR, and I have illustrated that I am clearly looking forward to getting my hands on this game again. However, to be completely fair, I need to at least do one post on things I DON’T like about the game (vs. you know, the 9 posts I did on what I love).

Here are the top 4 things I don’t like in SWTOR. Read more…

Hello Fanatics!!! ^_^ from Torvox /flex

December 9, 2011 Comments off

Greetings from my odd viewpoint on life. I am code name “Torvox” and I tend to be somewhat crazy. I’m currently finding (like actually right now as I type this) that I am crazier writing this than I am in real life…maybe. Geldarion is a good real life friend of mine and we play LOTRO together some and plan to be avid players of SW:TOR together; therefore, he was nice enough to invite me to be an author on the blog. ^_^ Read more…

Very Late Introduction: A Hello From Geldarion

December 8, 2011 Comments off

Howdy there, most of you already know me. My name is Geldarion, and this is my blog!

I am a musician, gamer, and chemist. I enjoy spending time with my wife, studying exact quantum dynamics, and playing guitar, and occasionally, I play two games called Star Wars: The Old Republic and Lord of the Rings Online. This blog will mostly be about those two games.

I began gaming in 1991, when my dad brought home a Mac. I don’t remember the model, because I was 3 at the time, but suffice it to say that it was a very early model. When we got a PC, I began playing games such as the Jedi Knight series, X-Wing Alliance, Battlefront, Knights of the Old Republic I & II, World of Warcraft (very briefly, in Vanilla WoW), City of Heroes, Runescape, and Rappelz. I have owned or played pretty much every Star Wars game there is. Today my game of choice is Star Wars: The Old Republic, with Lord of the Rings Online as my off-hand game (so to speak). Read more…

A SWTOR Beta Top 4: Things To Know About PvP

December 6, 2011 Comments off

There are so many wonderful features of Star Wars: The Old Republic. I got the immense pleasure of playing the Beta this last weekend, and I want to share some screenshots and opinions. I will be putting out a series of posts with the Top 4s of the many things I got to try, including the classes, the PvP, the systems, and the experience in general.

I played three Warzones that were available to me at level 15ish: Alderaan, Huttball, and Voidstar.

Alderaan was a really interesting Warzone, where tactics and battlefield knowledge will definitely come in handy. You have to control turrets that are constantly firing at either the Republic ship or the Imperial ship. The amount of time you control the objectives will directly influence whether you win.

Huttball is a blast, especially if you like football. It is either incredibly difficult to score or we had a bad group that just wanted to shoot each other, because only one team scored when I played, and only once. You are given a skill to pass the ball which is automatically put on your skillbar. It also remains there even outside of the Warzone, which I thought was interesting, so you can place it on a little-used bar and keybind it.

Voidstar was my favorite. The match lasts a little over 10 minutes, and you play either attacking or defending, switching off immediately after the match ends. You have 5 minutes to access a datacore by breaching two sets of doors. The bombs that you place take a few seconds to do so, and the defenders can disarm them as well. Whoever gets the farthest or completes it in the fastest time wins.

Here are the top 4 things to know about PvP in SWTOR!

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