Charles, Ben, and Musco have just wrapped up the first KOTET livestream; lots of information dropped, but we can expect many more details to come in the later broadcasts. Read on to find out what was discussed today, and what's coming up in future streams as soon as this coming Thursday; fresh off the press!
Opening up was some clarification on what exactly an uprising is; they are to be 4-player like flashpoints, but with a focus on “fast paced, Star Wars action” with three difficulty levels, ranging from an introductory level for the newest player to something that they hope will challenge the best of SWTOR’s players.
It seems they’ve deduced that people like their content in bigger packages, rather than offered piecemeal more regularly. They plan to fill the gaps between these bigger releases with repeatable content, though no specific information was given on what that would be.
Dark vs Light, 2x Experience
A quick reminder that the DvL event and the associated doubled experience will last until KOTET Early Access (29th November).
As already tooted about, Shae Vizla will be a subscriber reward for those subscribed on the 25th October. A Rapid Recon Walker will be the reward for those subscribed on the 27th November. If you stay subscribed between the 25th of October and the 27th of November, you will get early access on the 29th November.
KOTET in brief:
- Five more levels
- A KOTET character token (you can choose whether to start at level 60 or level 65)
- New class abilities (to be covered in a later stream)
- Two new planets
- Galactic Command
- Repeatable KOTFE/KOTET chapters with three challenge levels
Eric Musco has clarified some questions about the announcement information on Knights of the Eternal Throne. Here is what he said:
"All 9 Chapters are being released with Eternal Throne’s launch."
About group content and when we'll know more:
"What we said is that after KOTET’s launch, the team is refocusing on group content. Our hope is that as a part of the January Producer Letter or Livestream, we will have more
specific updates on what is to come. This includes all types of group content, but was a specific answer to the question of Operations."
More information on the expansion:
"We will have a whole bunch of livestreams and blogs between now and launch to go into details on many facets of the expansion."
When DvL event ends:
"Dark vs Light is intended to end with KOTET Early Access on November 29th. However, I believe the Dark vs Light part of it to decide which Companion will be awarded, will end a week or so prior to that."
New maps for PvP and GSF content:
"PvP / GSF – Refer to answer above about Operations // stream in January."
The question for us roleplaying folk here at SWTOR-RP is: will Knights of the Eternal Throne make up part or the entirety of your roleplay when it launches? With Fallen Empire now over, is your character up to date with the timeline, or has your virtual creation completely ignored what's occurred across the known galaxy? One major different between the current and upcoming expansion is the release of the chapters. Our characters won't be lingering in limbo between each chapter's release; players will be able to take the expansion content at their own pace.
Let us know in the comments section below how you have roleplayed through Fallen Empire and your intentions for Eternal Throne.
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Good evening viewers, and welcome to Starwire News. I’m Lily Serel.
In the galaxy this week: the Remembrance Coalition partners with the Starwire Network to prepare a memorial to honour the victims of war; anonymous war ministry sources speak out against last week’s stories of mass desertion; and we launch a new section, FleetWatch, in response to the odd behaviour observed in the vessels of the Eternal Fleet. As usual, this will be followed by the news and sport where you are.
That’s all after the break: don’t go anywhere.
Just like the heavy and endless rains of Kamino, news has come pouring in from a number of fronts about the upcoming expansion Knights of the Eternal Throne. We thank Dulfy once again for always providing the goods when it comes to these announcement events as they've once again, like a good bounty hunter, brought to us that which we seek.
Some of you might be up to date with the annoucements, but some of you may still be lingering in the dark. Regardless of how in-the-know you are, here is a summary of what we've learnt thus far.
Shae Vizla, the well-known bounty hunter whom we either love or love (not a grammartical error) is joining our crew. She'll be available as a companion character as of October 25th. You can see the other rewards here.
Through @CristiPetrarca on Twitter, we learn that choices matter for our companions. We've heard that line before, but perhaps this time it'll be true. Supposedly, depending on our choices, lots of companions could die. In my best Jar Jar impersonation... OH NO!!!
There are going to be three difficult levels for Eternal Empire and Eternal Throne: Story, Veteran and Master, all with different levels of rewards. These may be relevant to the new uprisings that we can partake in which sound like Flashpoints. We also get Galactic Command which will be a new way to access activities and gain galactic power. Eric Musco is writing blog entries about it which will be released in three to four weeks.
That's the bulk of it thus far. You can read deeper into it in the following links:
Official site: http://www.swtor.com/eternal-throne/home
Dulfy's news from NYCC: http://dulfy.net/2016/10/08/swtor-news-nycc-cantina/
Dulfy's KotET summary page: http://dulfy.net/2016/10/07/swtor-knights-of-the-eternal-throne-expansion-info/
Let us know in the comments your thoughts on the upcoming expansion.
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Good evening, ladies and gents. I’m Lily Serel. Don’t mind the state of my studio.
Some of you may have tuned into our last irregular broadcast and found troubling scenes of violence. The Starwire Network apologises for any distress caused; we are now in a position to explain the current state of affairs and assuage any doubts. We will follow this update with the latest breaking news from the wild end of the galaxy. Be assured that our new measures have ensured neither our integrity nor our safety will again be compromised quite so spectacularly in the future.
All that, and more, after the break.
A new teaser for SWTOR's upcoming expansion, Knights of the Eternal Throne, has been uploaded to their official Twitter and Instagram accounts. In it, we get a short teaser of what appears to be a young Force user in meditation. Is it young Vaylin?
The new cinematic is coming from Blur studios who are responsible for the other amazing SWTOR cinematics.
The full cinematic will be released October 7.
What are your predictions on the teaser and the expansion? Who is the young Force user?
Unfortunately, all good things must eventually come to an end. Worlds of The Old Republic
is a series of articles based on the planets that we can visit in The Old Republic
, detailing the planets' history and story, as well as a few interesting facts. This is the seventh and final edition of the series, covering the last three planets, saving some of the best for last. Coruscant
, majority of you should be familiar with, especially if you call yourself a Star Wars
fan. The third and final planet featured in this article is Ord Mantell
. Each planet is aligned with the Republic, but they're said to have suffered an impact from the Empire or criminal organisations in some way. Lets find out how.
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Good evening viewers, and welcome to tonight’s special broadcast! I’m Lily Serel.
We regret interrupting your regularly scheduled Starwire News bulletin, but we have an exclusive opportunity to conduct a very special live interview – and during the broadcast, we will be opening the lines to the public. So, if you have questions, start thinking of them and start dialling the frequency on your screen! That, and more, after the break.
American author Mark Twain believed that "modesty died when clothes were born." Some would even say that our freedom of expression has died, because every day we cover up the flesh that we were born into with cotton and cloth – labels and brands made by others to cover up the beauty of the human body. It is a modern world we live in, evolving from the days where humans wore nothing but objects of nature to cover up their nether-regions. We have clothing to accommodate the weather, our comfort, and our need to make a fashion statement to the rest of the world. To speak to the contrary of Mark Twain's quote, the idea of clothing can be said to be expressing some much needed conservativeness, moderating and concealing parts of the body some may say to be for private viewing only.
The great thing about fantasy worlds is that we don't have to take into consideration some of the illicit aspects of everyday life, including nudity. In Star Wars
, not once do we see the private bits of any of the characters. Sure, we see Leia
in a revealing outfit, but that is the extent of revealed flesh we see in the whole saga. When creating a character for the Star Wars
fantasy world, we don't have to think about which underwear to don, how often we have to visit the lavatory, or the size and features of our character's man-bits. It is a fantasy world, and the idea is to adopt a sense of orthodox thinking.
For today's Force Reflection
, tell us your thoughts about nudity in Star Wars
. Do you think it is an acceptable part of the story that should be adapted and openly depicted? Perhaps you prefer the traditionalism of fantasy worlds, keeping nudity and other 18+ features under wraps. Post your thoughts in the comments section.
Covered with ice, Belsavis is one of the Republic
-controlled worlds for players of The Old Republic
to explore. However, despite being covered by ice, Belsavis is also covered by small pockets of volcanoes. The world has two suns, three moons, and a standard day lasts 25 hours. Prior to the events of the Great Hyperspace War
, Belsavis received no attention from the outside world. It was fifty years before the era of The Old Republic
that Republic scientists discovered the world and the dangers that lingered underground. During the times of the Rakatan Empire
, a prison was built that housed some of the most dangerous creatures and droids in the known galaxy. Due to the ancient nature of the prison, the Republic believed that the force fields that contained the prisoners would soon fail. Restoration efforts began on the prison to ensure that it remained operational, soon after being dubbed as "The Tomb."
As a result of the Great War, the prison's population grew with Sith Lords, Sith Alchemists, and even Mandalorians. It wasn't long until the Empire
discovered the location of the secret prison and an all-out assault took place. It is this battle that brings us into the events in The Old Republic
. Will the Republic succeed in keeping the prisoners at bay, or will the Empire see the release of the countless dangerous criminals, creatures, and droids that have been contained for centuries?