Friday Updates

Discussion in 'Game Discussion' started by Merketh, Oct 7, 2011.

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    Merketh The MerkBot

    Companion Characters Update - Part 2

    In the previous blog, Senior Game Designer William Wallace explained new improvements to companion characters in The Old Republic. Here, he delves deeper into AI and companions’ roles in a group

    http://www.swtor.com/news/blog/20111007

    Choose Your Side: Jedi Knight vs. Bounty Hunter

    From the moment that we announced the eight classes in Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ fans have been pitting them against each other, arguing who would have the advantage in a one-on-one fight. The hallways of BioWare echo this debate, with the writers, combat designers and other developers all chiming in on which class they feel reigns supreme.

    In our new video series “Choose Your Side,” members of the Star Wars: The Old Republic team plead their cases, highlighting only a few of the many skills and abilities that set their class apart from the rest. In the first video of the four-part series, two of the most iconic classes in the Star Wars™ universe stand toe-to-toe as the famed Jedi Knight squares off against the feared Bounty Hunter.

    http://www.swtor.com/news/news-article/20111007

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    Gekido Community Member

    (Force ability option)"You will realise what an idiot you are!" xD I like the sense of humor Bioware has.
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    Kephir Veteran BOON

    indeed jedi mindtrick failed :D
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    Merketh The MerkBot

    A return to war is inevitable. Two great armies mass their forces, readying themselves for the approaching battle. Meanwhile, the galaxy is rife with chaos and corruption. As the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire teeter on the brink of open warfare, a new generation takes charge; their actions will shape the future of the entire galaxy.
    We are excited to present to you the latest Game trailer for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™, Signs of War, which debuted at New York Comic Con.



    http://www.swtor.com/news/news-article/20111014

    Over the past several weeks we have talked more and more about Operations in Star Wars™: The Old Republic™. Operations are high-level, multi-group missions where you and your friends will face the most menacing threats in the galaxy. The new Game Systems page offers more details about Operations and offers a look at one of the Operations that you and your allies will be able to explore.
    Head over to the new Games Systems page to read up on the content that players have to look forward to with Operations in The Old Republic, and be sure to check out the developer walkthrough for the Eternity Vault to get just a small sample of the challenges that await you.

    http://www.swtor.com/news/news-article/20111014-0

    Today BioWare and LucasArts are excited to announce that the new global launch date for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ will be December 20th, 2011. Updating from previously announced plans, the release will now be simultaneous in North American and European launch territories!
    Those who have pre-ordered the game and redeemed their Pre-Order Code at the Code Redemption Center before the game’s official release are eligible for Early Game Access as well as an in-game ‘Color Stone’ to change the color of your weapon’s visual effects. If you haven’t yet reserved your copy of the game, be sure to visit our Pre-Order page and secure your place in the Old Republic now!
    Additionally, be sure to check back to StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com as well as our Twitter and Facebook pages for all the latest news and updates on Star Wars: The Old Republic.

    http://www.swtor.com/news/news-article/20111014-1

    Paris Games Week, held annually in Paris, France, plays host to over 100,000 passionate gamers each year. This year BioWare and LucasArts will be in attendance to give people the opportunity to get some hands-on time with Star Wars™: The Old Republic™! Located inside Hall 3 of the Paris Expo inside of the Portes de Versailles, those who come by our booth will have the opportunity to experience in-game content, including Origin Worlds and Huttball Warzone PvP.
    Paris Games Week runs from October 21st to October 25th, with hours from 9:00AM CET until 7:00PM CET, except for Tuesday, October 25th which closes an hour earlier at 6:00PM CET.
    The BioWare European Community Team, including European Community Manager Chris Collins and French Community Manager Antonio Moreno, will be hosting a Community Meet & Greet on Friday, October 21st. Be sure to check the forums for the latest details on location and time!
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    Gekido Community Member

    Release date moved up to 20th of Dec. Rejoice!
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    Astarael Vertically Challenged

    better news is that they finally realised america doesn't deserve everything early.
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    Gekido Community Member

    Yeah but they still are launching launching the game in only 8 EU countries... What's up with that?
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    Alaisy Veteran BOON

    Which countries exactly?
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    Acina Admin Officer

    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hungary
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Russia (Standard Edition only)
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • United Kingdom
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    Gekido Community Member

    Oh they've incresed the list... My bad:

    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hungary
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Russia (Standard Edition only)
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • United Kingdom
    But that's surely not all of them... None ofthe baltic countries are included, Bosnia, Krotia, etc. I don't get it why won't they allow whole EU region into the game..
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    Zeraph Community Member

    In soviet Russia, you do not get key. (CE for all you non-forum-trolls)
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    Gekido Community Member

    Well atleast they get to play the game at all! :D
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    Aspira Admin Officer

    There must be some legal issue or something that is making them not release in certain countries. They wouldn't simply not release a game in a country for no reason as they will want to sell it everywhere as that gives them more money.

    Would be interesting to know why it isn't available in these certain countries yet though.
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    Gekido Community Member

    How do you like them apples... Sounds like bs to me. I wonder what kind of service are they talking about...
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    Balmung Veteran BOON

    love that VA, she spoke Bastilla in KOTOR and female Shepard in ME&ME2 :D *excited*
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    Gurtholfin Veteran BOON

    Question:

    When looking at preordering the game, it seems to cost like 20 quid more to download it compared to some of the shop prices. I guess the question is... if you buy a physical copy, will it definately arrive at your house by the time the game begins?

    Gurth
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    Fizzee Veteran BOON

    Decent suppliers like amazon will give you a code before release for the early start. That will cover you for a few days whilst the disk is in the post.
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    Balmung Veteran BOON

    for preorders, amazon will send retail codes on dec. 19th iirc, at least in germany. proyl the same for many other EU countries.
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    Fizzee Veteran BOON

    Already got my headstart code from amazon. Avoid zavvi, they don't have the codes until near the time so you may miss out.
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    Zeraph Community Member

    You got your pre-order key, and some/most get a headstart from that, based on randomness and or date entered. The actual key won't be available yet, but the pre-order will give you a few extra days post launch considering the launch date :)

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