community is buzzing with the news of the upcoming digital expansion, Shadow of Revan
. There is an bantha-load of information pouring out about what the expansion will bring to the game, some of which includes a raised level cap from 55 to 60, two new planets consisting of Yavin IV and Rishi, a new Disciplines
abilities system, and pre-order goodies. Within all that is more information that some of you may have missed.
We've put together a list of information that may assist you with getting up to date with all the hype of the new expansion. In our list you'll find information pertaining to the Disciplines system, pre-order information, story-related news, and a Hutt's-belly more.
If there is anything you think we've missed that is paramount, leave a comment and we'll update this article as time goes on, all the way up to the release of the digital expansion in December. Think of this article as our own little holocron of information for all things Shadow of Revan!
Love can make us absolutely crazy, driving us to do the unimaginable. There will be that one person who brings forth our head noises, making us say and do things we normally would not. We see it day-to-day in films, television shows, novels, games, and in our own lives.
tells the story of a man who was driven mad by love; the fear of losing his beloved made him give up everything and everyone he knew for what he believed was a way of life that could set things right. WRONG! Anakin's
love for Padmé
drove him as mad as a wild gungan.
The idea of love and its problems is represented in every era of Star Wars
, including the era of The Old Republic
. Each class had its own romanceable companion. However, the potential for real magic and drama comes from roleplay.
Roleplaying characters in SWTOR allows us to birth our own wild stories of love. Your love story could send your Jedi down a horrible dark path, just like many other Jedi throughout Star Wars history. It can drive other non-Force users to murder, to kidnap, to steal, and even betray those closest to them.
For today's Friday Focus, tell us if you've participated in your own Star Wars-esque love story, and what drama erupted as a result of it. Was your love perfect and without consequence? We'd like to know about that fairy tale as well. Hit our comments section with your answers!
This week instead of looking at artists, musicians or video editors, let us take a step back and remember to commend the roleplayers of the community! In today's Progenitor Highlight,
we are looking at Arlan:
the guild leader of The Black Thorn
which is a Rep-sided guild based around the premise of freelancers existing within the SWTOR
We feel that the following quote stands out when interviewing the player:
"I try not to look that far ahead. Who knows what's around the corner? Anything can come along and take you on a new journey or path. Live for today. Tomorrow may never arrive."
Interestingly, Arlan has this to say about the Jedi code
"I could say they are more guidelines than actual code, but I won't. The code is the code. While some may not agree with every line in it, we still follow it. It was written for a reason and by far wiser Jedi than I, so who I am to go against it?"
An interesting take on the code! Yet from Jedi to Jedi the code is easily interpreted in many ways it would seem but the message remains the same.
Fair and Balanced.
The Galactic News Network prides itself in being a fair and balanced source of knowledge about the galaxy; looking to further promote awareness of the worlds about us as well helping you to know about those who shake our understanding and shape our view of the galaxy.
To begin this series of articles, we have decided to take a look at the new organisation, The Ebon Pact, with whom we had the dubious pleasure to interview on their ship, The Desolation; a Harrower-class dreadnaught looking more like a derelict wreck than it does a warship. Our reporter had a distinct and unpleasant feeling running down his spine when he entered, yet nonetheless our reporters seek to bring to you an awareness of the galaxy and thus pressed on.
The Ebon Pact is led by the enigmatic Darth Krypteyos; a person who, as so many others in his position, have better things to do than to have interviews with reporters. So instead, we had the pleasure to sit down with a Lord Tanysha Harlock.
Onto the interview:
-Message to House Organa High Command from Jedi Master Chi'vas Ji'haldri-
Organa High Command,
My presence here is in response to a report made recently about what may be a Sith task force operating somewhere in Thul territory. We hope that these reports are without substance, though I doubt anyone involved is that lucky. I don't know what a Sith task force might be doing here, but if I were to hazard a guess, it would be that they wish to consolidate what holdings they might have now before dealing with whatever the basis is of the Revan rumors spreading. However, I admit that that is purely a guess, and as likely right as not.
Whatever their theoretical reasons, my padawan James Zithro and I are here to investigate them and determine the proper response. You can rest assured that this situation is well in hand. I expect to be working in close concert with House Alde on this due to their close proximity to Thul territory. We will be arriving on-planet in precisely 45 minutes, and will be departing for House Alde almost immediately. I would appreciate it if you let them know we are coming.
May the Force be with you.
It has been some time since we've had a new addition to our staff. As of last week, Singularity's Mtidja
has joined our team of reporters and is raring like a bantha on heat (eww?) to bring you some great in-character stories from The Old Republic
Mtidja—also known as Seyl—began gaming back in 2002 in Neverwinter Nights
, but began roleplaying Dungeons and Dragons
style in 1994, moving onto live action roleplaying in 1998.
Writing comes naturally to Mtidja with real life journalism being part of studies and every day life.
If you'd like to partake in an in-character interview with Mtidja with the potential for the conversation to feature in an in-character article on our front page, send Mtidja a private message
. Otherwise, keep your eyes, sights, or Force-sight focused on SWTOR-RP
as Mtidja works to bring you fresh in-character reports from stories in-game.
Remember: your news, your friends, your story, your roleplay at SWTOR-RP.com!
This week we had some interesting news about the Shadow of Revan expansion
coming this December. One of the more intriguing points of note being the increase in the level cap to level 60.
Some players seem to welcome the level cap increase and others emit a sigh of frustration; we assume this depends on whether or not you would rather play the game or role-play in the game. Many players feel that the need to play for the new level cap will eat away at all too precious role-playing time and others just cannot wait to sink their teeth into the upcoming content.
It can be perceived by avid role-players that this increase forces players away from role-play in order to level characters to the new cap; arguing that it is important in terms of accessing higher level content for roleplaying purposes. However, one can find a lot of interesting role-play on lower level planets and often, many are happy to ferry those who need help to get to role-play locations for say, events that might need a higher level.
But where are you on this matter? Are you glad for some new content? Or are you more interested in focusing on role-play? Do you feel that as a role-player it is important to have a max level character? And if you do or do not feel the need to have a max level character in role-play, why is this? Let us know in the comments below!
The time has come once more. The reconstructed Jedi Temple on Tython is hosting a tournament of martial skill! This is a chance for students of all levels of ability to sharpen their skills, and witness new and unfamiliar techniques. The Tournament seeks to honour the purity of lightsaber combat; all are welcome to watch, or to enter and take part according to the ancient rules of the tournament!
There are only two days to go and you can still apply to enter or judge the competition! So come along, test your skills and join in with the fun or simply spectate and enjoy the show! Check out the forum thread here
for more information!
Location: Training Arenas, Jedi Temple, Tython. The Progenitor server.
Time and Date: Saturday, October 11th, 1900 BST
(Judges and Entrants arrive at 1820-1830 BST)
To apply to enter or judge the competition, contact Alen
via PM or reply to the thread here
BioWare just announced the latest expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic
today: Shadow of Revan
. Although we don't have an exact release date, we know that it will hit live servers in December and can be pre-ordered now for $19.99 USD.
Of course, we get to see the continued story of Revan, and what exactly is driving him insane. But we also gain two new major venues: Yavin IV and Rishi.
Yavin IV first appeared in the first Star Wars movie, but as since appeared in multiple games like the Jedi Knight series, comic books like the Tale of the Jedi, and of course, novels like the Young Jedi Knight series. The planet hosts giant temples constructed by Naga Sadow by his Massassi slaves and were the ultimate resting place of the Dark Lord Exar Kun. In the video above, you can see that we will definitely face the Massassi head on, even though they were supposedly all killed by Exar Kun.
Rishi is another jungle planet, but this one doesn't have the temples. Next to nothing is known about Rishi during this time period other than it's the home of the winged-species the Rishii. If it follows in the footsteps of the established lore, Rishi will be the home of smugglers and other otherworld factions, but it's not a citified like Nar Shaddaa or Corellia. This planet is a home for smugglers because it's out of the way and not friendly to average folks.
What are your thoughts about these two planets? Are you surprised to see them? What would you like to see happen here for roleplay?
In the later half of 12 ATC an order of warriors fought a bloody battle on the Republic world of Bimmiel. Outnumbered, many died but in the end the warriors were successful in accomplishing their objective of recovering key information that would save their world from the oppression of the Dark Council. As the warriors boarded their shuttles that would return them to ship the shuttle carrying their leader Luniara
Solborne was shot down deep behind enemy lines. With a Republic Fleet inbound the others had no choice but to leave her and her team behind to be captured by the Republic.
Upon returning to their home planet of Aeten II they freed themselves from the occupying forces of the Dark Council only to face a power vacuum as ruthless Sith battled for control of the planet and their Order. Foreseeing what would occur then Admiral Aeetos Atiniir
and those still loyal to Solborne broke ties with the Order as the Admiral led them off world in search of both their missing leader and a new place to call home.
Now acting as Commanding Officer Admiral Aeetos Atiniir worked to turn the mix-matched group of smaller star ships and star fighters into a working Fleet by steadily adding larger ships that could house both the thousands of refugees as well as serve as a military base for the Fleet's fighters and other space going craft that required a carrier to operate in deep space that the Fleet kept to in order to avoid detection from enemies that would do them harm in their very vulnerable state. Meanwhile Atiniir and the others never stopped searching for both Solborne and others of their Order who were scattered due to the events of that battle and now considered missing in action.
Their search continued well into 13 ATC until finally, after dozens of false leads and dead ends they located her and the others. Rejoined by several other prominent members of their former Order the team launched a daring rescue and retrieved her and the last of those missing.
Now reunited and led once more by Luniara Solborne they formed a new organization that would come to be known as Penumbral.