A Trip Down SW:TOR Memory Lane – Hang A Left At Free-To-Play Parkway
Posted by Ask A Jedi [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 November 2012, 1:03 pm
Ah, the memories. Chances are you’re reading this post now because you were a fan or follower of Ask A Jedi back in the day. I started this site back in 2010 because, quite simply, I couldn’t get enough of Star Wars: The Old Republic! There were already plenty of great sites like Darth Hater, Mos Eisley Radio, TOROcast, Corellian Run [...]


Important News About Ask A Jedi: The Sith Did It!
Posted by Ask A Jedi [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 March 2012, 10:21 pm
Although I knew the day to write this post would come, I didn’t expect it to sneak up on me so quickly! Recently, my personal and professional life has gotten more demanding on several fronts, and I found that I was struggling to put the time into Ask A Jedi that it needed and deserved. [...]


United We Stand: The Machiavellian Guild Leader
Posted by Ask A Jedi [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 March 2012, 6:10 pm
United We Stand is an Ask A Jedi series focusing on guilds, groups, and other communities in Star Wars: The Old Republic. By examining the communities that we form, we can create a stronger game for ourselves, build relationships that will last a lifetime, and perhaps even change the world itself. A while back, I [...]


If you saw last week’s announcement about the Friends Of The Old Republic trial program, and wanted to check it out but you didn’t have any Friends in The Old Republic already, BioWare has a new deal for you today! And it’s limited (so far) to this weekend only: Today we are excited to announce [...]


Yellow Posts: Game Update 1.2 Dev Post Roundup
Posted by Ask A Jedi [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 March 2012, 9:16 am
This week has been super busy on the forums. The devs (Georg Zoeller, Principal Lead Combat Designer in particular), responded to tons of posts about the information that came out of the Guild Summit. Here are some choice posts I found most interesting: There was a little confusion on the forums about the future of Ilum [...]


Council Chambers: Lady R’s View of the Guild Summit
Posted by Ask A Jedi [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 March 2012, 7:52 am
Council Chambers is all about the ins and outs of guild leadership in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Each week, we’ll look at running and managing a guild through good times, bad times and everything in between. For all those who did not get a chance to watch the live streaming of BioWare’s Guild Summit, Reedyn [...]


TOR Featured In Tonight’s Episode Of “Big Bang Theory”
Posted by Ask A Jedi [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 March 2012, 4:01 pm
In what must be the biggest home run in MMO product placement history, Star Wars: The Old Republic will be featured on tonight’s episode of everyone’s favorite geek sitcom Big Bang Theory! We are excited to announce that Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ will be featured ina brand new episode of The Big Bang Theory! The [...]


GDC 2012: Vogel & Dickinson Share Secrets Of TOR’s Development
Posted by Ask A Jedi [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 March 2012, 12:19 pm
This week at GDC in San Francisco, two BioWare developers very familiar to fans who have followed the development of the game participated in a special panel entitled “There Is Another…” The Escapist was nice enough to give us a report on this session, and we learn some pretty interesting facts in the process! To [...]


Game Update 1.2: Legacy – HD Trailer Now Available
Posted by Ask A Jedi [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 March 2012, 12:29 pm
Yes, we’ve seen it by now, but for posterity’s sake, I just wanted to post a pristine copy here for all of us to revel in. And if you find yourself pausing it every frame to look for hidden secrets, let me know if you find any! Enjoy.


Ever wanted to send an in-game mail to a member of the opposing faction? Even if you have two characters, one Republic and one Empire, you still couldn’t  send a mail between those two characters. Geeluc wanted to know why this restriction exists in his post “No Interfactional Emails”. Principal Lead Combat Designer Georg Zoeller answered to [...]


Guild Summit: Roundup!
Posted by Ask A Jedi [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 March 2012, 11:42 am
We thought it was time to make a “roundup” post as we usually do after an important event for Star Wars: The Old Republic, and the Guild Summit certainly qualified! Not only did we learn what to expect in Game Update 1.2: Legacy, the developers seemed more open than in the past about things that [...]


BioWare Launches Friends Of TOR Free Trial Program
Posted by Ask A Jedi [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 March 2012, 9:46 am
Do you have several gamer friends who you’ve been trying to talk into playing Star Wars: The Old REpublic, but they’re hesitant to plunk down the cash without trying it first? Well, they don’t have that excuse anymore! Today BioWare is releasing the Friends of Star Wars: The Old Republic Trial. This program allows any [...]


Patch Notes: 1.1.5 – Roll Away! Plus, Performance Improvements
Posted by Ask A Jedi [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 March 2012, 8:34 am
Today, BioWare pushed Patch 1.1.5 to the live servers, bringing many welcome fixes to players of Star Wars: The Old Republic. While it may pale compared to the shiny that is Patch 1.2 as detailed during the Guild Summit, it’a great to see constant forward movement on a weekly basis from the gang in Austin! [...]


PVP Panel Discussion and Q&A!
Posted by Ask A Jedi [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 March 2012, 4:58 pm
Lady R has again come through with some extensive notes for the PVP-minded out there. Warzones Warzones are extremely popular. More than 50%of players play warzones daily. Concerns about faction imbalance on servers No ability to queue for specific warzones Players going afk and leaving New warzone in 1.2, Novare Coast, going to involve same [...]


Flashpoint and Operations Panel Highlights!
Posted by Ask A Jedi [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 March 2012, 3:46 pm
Lady R was kind enough to report in with the latest from the PVE-centric panel. Afternoon Panel • James Ohlen • Daniel Erickson • Gabe Amantangelo • Georg Zoeller • Damion Schubert • Emmanuel Lusinchi Operations and Flashpoint Panel Operations 38% of level 50 players have played an Operation There are bugs, especially in Etenity [...]


Guild Summit Day 1 Summary
Posted by Ask A Jedi [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 March 2012, 8:40 am
We know many of you will be excited to see the livestream of the first-ever Guild Summit for Star Wars: The Old Republic™. However, yesterday was the start of the first official Guild Summit in Austin, Texas. Over the weekend people have been checking in to the DoubleTree Hotel. Towards the late afternoon the lounge was [...]


Livestream Notes
Posted by Ask A Jedi [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 March 2012, 11:37 am
Highlights Fast growing subscription game in North America Sold through 2 million copies Players average 5 hours per day in game 3.8 million characters created Game Update 1.1 introduced Rise of the Rakghouls New Flashpoint and Operation less than a month after launch March 1, opened servers in the Asia Pacific region Weekly maintenance – [...]


While there were fewer questions than usual answered in this week’s community Q&A, there were definitely some interesting ones. For example, we learned from Damion Schubert that part of the Legacy system will unlock things like a mailbox and GTN terminal on your ship: JediCarve – Will our ships ever get upgraded to include mailboxes [...]


Guild Summit Schedule & Live Stream Details Announced!
Posted by Ask A Jedi [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2012, 7:14 am
As you may be aware, BioWare is hosting the first-ever Star Wars: The Old Republic Guild Summit in Austin starting this Monday. They’ve invited over 150 guild leaders from around the world to come and discuss the state of the game directly with BioWare, and learn what’s next for TOR! Ask A Jedi will be [...]


Don’t quit. That’s the thesis of this post. If you are a guild officer, don’t do it, don’t give up. Don’t quit your guild, don’t ask to step down, and absolutely do not just disappear. Burnout has always been a danger for leaders everywhere, not just in gaming guilds but in every volunteer leadership position. [...]


Georg Zoeller Waxes Poetic On Economic Changes In Patch 1.1.5
Posted by Ask A Jedi [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 March 2012, 7:00 pm
In a very entertaining blog update, Principle Lead Combat Designer and legendary pit fighter Georg Zoeller provided players with a glance at some changes to the economy on the horizon. In a nice twist, everything was provided in-context and with lore attached. I do believe this might just be the first story-based dev blog. Kudos, [...]


The fine folks over at long-time Australian fan site TOROZ have just posted a brand new video interview with Lead End-game Designer Gabe Amatangelo. Apparenlty, Gabe was down under for the launch festivities taking place over the past few days, and took some time to meet with fans and fan sites. There are definitely some [...]


Council Chambers: Whose Guild Is It?
Posted by Ask A Jedi [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 March 2012, 10:51 am
Council Chambers is all about the ins and outs of guild leadership in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Each week, we’ll look at running and managing a guild through good times, bad times and everything in between. This week’s topic comes from a question that a coworker was talking to me about with respect to his [...]


Calling All Guilds – Do You Want To Test Game Update 1.2?
Posted by Ask A Jedi [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 February 2012, 7:37 pm
If you’re the member of an experienced Star Wars: The Old Republic raiding guild, BioWare wants to hear from you! They’ve just posted notice that they’re nearly ready to begin testing Game Update 1.2 on the Pubic Test Server, and are looking for guilds to test the high level content: As you know, Game Update [...]


Oceanic Servers Officially Live; No Server Transfers Until Late April
Posted by Ask A Jedi [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 February 2012, 9:47 am
It’s a bit of a bittersweet moment for TOR players in the Asia-Pacific region of the world. This morning, BioWare launched brand new servers in their region hat should greatly improve gameplay performance for the majority of players currently playing but on North American servers. This is great news… but what if you’ve already got [...]


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