The two jewels in the crown are Nightmare Mode operations - Terror from Beyond and Legions of Scum and Villainy - buffed out versions of previous missions, now with tougher bosses and added enemy hordes.
Last seen in February, next week sees the return of the Grey Secant, the ancient Gree warship that plagued Ilum. It’s return marks another week for players to unlock unique armor, pets, weapons while fighting through its tight alien-filled corridors.
SWTOR update 2.1 today sees denizens of both the Republic and the Sith Empire down their blasters and meet in no-man’s land to ask, ‘Who are you wearing?’. And slightly more disconcertingly, ‘Whose face are you wearing?’.
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The future of Star Wars’ long and occasionally fruitful flirtation with our fair medium has been uncertain since LucasArts vanished in a puff of financial logic just over a month ago. Not so now. EA have inked a deal which gives them exclusive license to publish and develop “core" Star Wars games, and have handed the keys to three of their favourite children: DICE, Visceral, and BioWare.
Are you unhappy with your nose? Eye colour? Even race? Never fear, BioWare have felt your disturbance in the Force and will be offering more character customisation options in Star Wars: The Old Republic’s next game update.
Everybody wants to be a cat. So the song goes, and so it is. In the past, the given reason has been that cats know where it, something, is at - now, it’s that cats are possessed of some of the greatest natural agility and self-discipline in the known galaxy, and consequently make for excellent jedi.
EA have reportedly laid-off up to 10% of their entire workforce, with various sources reporting that the EA Partners label and two Vancouver game studios have become casualties of EA’s ongoing restructuring.
Over the past couple of weeks, EA have been cutting jobs across the company, particularly at studios focused on mobile platforms. In a statement explaining the lay-offs, EA have said they are pursuing new “priorities in new technologies and mobile". If EA really have let go 10% of their workforce, that would mean around 800 people have lost their jobs so far in this reorganization.
The Old Republic’s take on the cat-person, a fantasy staple for reasons I’ve never been privy to, has been around since launch. Especially if you’re in Republic space, you’ll have regularly come across the Cathar as NPC, companion, or jedi master. But only now are they set to become playable. We think.
Like freshly made dough in a hot oven, Star Wars’ Hutt Cartel is rising. However, they are not transitioning into delicious bread but are being bitter buggers and seizing control of Makeb. If that simile didn’t rouse you to action, causing you to log into Star Wars: The Old Republic to fight for Makeb then maybe the new launch trailer will.
With the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic 2.0, Bioware have launched a new trailer into the internet. While a great many internettians were killed by the media projectile, we can’t help but weigh their loss against the quality of the video payload delivered.