Hello TORWarriors, and welcome to Podcast #170! In this week’s episode, we cover all the SWTOR and Star Wars news that you’ll find most helpful and interesting. Since the launch of Galactic Starfighter, there has (of course) been an outpouring of interesting news, so there’s plenty to talk about this week. So, enough with this chit chat, let’s get to the news!
1. Galactic Starfighter goes live!
Yes, folks, it’s finally happened – Galactic Starfighter has finally gone live as of last week! Well, there are a couple of caviats (it’s “early access”, so it’s only gone live for subscribers) but for the die-hard, the game is up and running. In addition, the reviews have been rolling in, and we’ll share with you what players (and professional game writers) are saying around the web. There were also a flurry of official news bits and videos from BioWare on the topic, including: An Official Welcome by Blaine Christine, Brian Audette on Crew Members, and an impressive video about customizing your Galactic Starfighter ships,
2. A new forum for Galactic Starfighter has now gone live
With the launch of GSF, the new forum is ablaze with the latest fan info about the expansion. Of course, it’s also become a hot spot for collective griping.
3. Tuesday Downtime
There will be some regularly scheduled downtown for SWTOR maintenance today, Tuesday December 10th, from 3am to 5am PST. This maintenance will contain Patch 2.5a and will be quite short, at only two hours. This is essentially a simple bug patch to address some minor issues with Galactic Starfighter and SWTOR overall.
4. The Class Representative program returns
According to Eric Musco, the Class Representative program will be coming back starting this January, so get your top 3 questions about your favorite class ready for the development team.
5. Bounty Contract Week returns
Bounty Contract Week is coming back, folks, and it goes live December 10th through the 17th.
6. Star Wars: Battlefront has been put on hold
This is due to problems that developer Dice is having with Battlefield 4 — including server kicks, inability to log in, overstuffed servers, etc — and they seem to have pulled all their development team members to addressing problems with BF4. Is this related to the launch of two new consoles before the holidays? How long with SW: BF be delayed? Is this the end of the world? We have opinions on this, and we share them with you in our ‘cast.
Video of the Week:
Check out Cosmic’s video guide to playing Galactic Starfighter. There are a lot of videos out there and…well, there’s also a lot of bad advice out there. If you’d like to hear from someone who actually has a good handle on how to play Galactic Starfighter effectively, this is the best video guide we’ve been able to find.
Our impressions of Galactic Starfighter
There has been a lot said about Galactic Starfighter lately, and the community hasn’t been shy about expressing opinions about SWTOR’s latest expansion. Some have suggested that GSF is too small to be a real expansion, while others have complained about a lack of play modes, or that GSF is PvP only. Are any of these concerns legitimate? What do you TORWars hosts think of Galactic Starfighter? Tune in to find out!
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