Today, dear friends, is a day of mourning. A day of sadness. A day that will haunt my dreams. It’s the very last day of the SWTOR beta.
Even as I write these words, I can hear you crying tears of geeky grief. I, too, feel your pain. What will become of our beta characters? What will happen to the virtual galaxy we lived in for lo, these past few weeks? What will happen to all those padawans we rescued, all those villagers we saved, to all those distress beacons we reactivated? I fear that it was all for naught, that the virtual universe we inhabited will now simply be powered off, patched, and restarted by the BioWare gods without pause.
Oh, the horror! Oh, the humanity (and Zabrakity, and Twi’lekity, and Cyborgity)!
Oh, boo hoo hoo, somebody call me the waaaaambulance. Who am I kidding? What kind of a Zabrak am I? The whole thing will be restarted in a mere 11 days, since early access starts on the 15th. I figure that, with a couple of cases of beer, I should be able to hold out for that long. That’s especially true since I’ve got a good three episodes of The Walking Dead, and half a dozen episodes of Nova waiting for me on my neglected Tivo. I am confident that The Walking Dead + beer = a great way to kill my SWTOR withdrawals, so there is hope.
Of course, we cover the end of beta in this week’s show. We also cover the newly opened Bioware Sacramento story, the latest news about Advanced Class switching, hot new free music from BioWare, and when the Razer peripherals are going to ship. We also discuss why Bobby Kotick is going to win lots of “humanitarian of the year” awards, why Agents are sneakier than Consulars, and why the space combat mini-game is going to force you – yes, force you – to fall in love with it.
So, yeah, it’s a full show. Sure, we start off all sad, with the news of the beta ending. But, considering how much we drink before, during, and after the show, things really pick up. Heck, by the end of the show, David has passed out on the floor, and I write obscene things all over him with a marker, all for your listening pleasure. Trust me, friends, you don’t want to miss this one.
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