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Old 12-10-2011, 04:06 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Is it just me or does the Trooper Vanguard look like an old school Cylon?
I'm hoping you can toggle the visibility of your headgear because my Shepard never wore helmets.
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I'm hoping you can toggle the visibility of your headgear because my Shepard never wore helmets.
You can do that.


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Old 12-10-2011, 08:38 PM   #53 (permalink)
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This isn't exactly in-game stuff, but it is SWTOR-related.

The wallpaper on the left is something I found online and the right is one I put together tonight. I'm not crazy about how the SWTOR folks made their wallpapers, so I made my own.

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Old 12-11-2011, 02:36 AM   #54 (permalink)
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I have secured a Mumble server for voice-chat for the guild. I'm tweaking a few settings and expect to share connection information (on the Guild Private Forum) later today (Sunday).
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I have secured a Mumble server for voice-chat for the guild. I'm tweaking a few settings and expect to share connection information (on the Guild Private Forum) later today (Sunday).
I've gotten mine set and ready to go.
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I hope it comes back.

There is a Mumble app for Android but it's a beta and the last time it was updated was in November of 2010. I tried it on my Android tablet but it keeps telling me that "This version has expired. Please update to a newer version." Which means that it was apparently abandoned. There is one for iOS as well but looks like it is a piece of crap. They are both not done by Mumble but by one of the developers.

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What class of toon are you going to roll first?
Republic Trooper -> Vanguard because I am a total Jennifer Hale fanboy.

Probably Sith Imperial Agent -> Sniper second.

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What type of server (PvP, PvE, RP) do you plan to roll on?
Probably your bog standard PvE. PvP has never really interested me, and I've never really role-played in MMOs, it's more about the social aspect, seeing the story, getting loot and making my characters better.

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What kind of guild (raiding, casual, leveling, etc.) are you planning on joining or creating?
Probably casual/leveling, if I do join one. I've raided in other MMOs but don't really have the time to anymore. I usua;;y tend to hang out in goon guilds but the TOR ones (Starfleet Dental, Marauder She Wrote) are giving me weird vibes. I don't think I'll 'click' with them as well as I did the CoH and Champions goons.
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I didn't get an E-mail yet about which server Cult of the Black Orchid but if you go to the Guilds page on the SWTOR site it shows that the server is called Dreshdae Cantina. There is also a message on the Guild website:

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Ok so I pre-ordered. God I'm such a weakling.

1st Class? Smuggler. Mainly cos I tried it in the beta and want to see how the story pans out. I also want to make a montage film using Fun Lovin Criminals as the soundtrack However, the Imperial Agent has so many more opportunities to be an snobbish, species-ist, superior sine tat it might be fun to try it out too.

Server Type? Well I'll be moving abroad soon, so one that has an ok ping (will probably end up being West Coast USA servers). Other than that I don't really mind.

Guild Type? I wouldn't want to be part of any guild that would have me as one of its members But if I don't meet some like minded folk I doubt I will last very long.
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I think Dreshdae Cantina is a better name then Belgoth's Beacon


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Meh... either way..
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Some interesting Guild names on the Dreshdae Cantina server:

Dude where's my speeder
Not Safe for Work
Armchair Assassins
Wacky Weasel Weekend
The Republic of Dave
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I got my early access in the first wave and here I am at work.
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I got my early access in the first wave and here I am at work.
Looks like I'm not alone
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I got my early access in the first wave and here I am at work.
PM me your login/pass, I will reserve names for you.

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I got my early access in the first wave and here I am at work.
I got mine about an hour ago but only had time to create a character, join the CotBO and only able to play til I leveled up to two. Now I need to get ready to go to work but only for a few hours. I noticed that in the upper left corner it has which instance that you are in and it shows how many guild members are in that instance. I should be back in before 4pm CST.
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What server(s) are you all on?
Edav and I are on Dreshdae Cantina.

I was able to create two toons before I came into work. Got my main in as the GM of the guild, too.

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a friend of mine has reserved a name each for Mousie and I on the Frostclaw server (euro english, pve)
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the Facebook group and the swtor forums are lit up like a Christmas tree with rage..The darkside is strong,no?

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I don't have my email yet, either. But, as my Master told me, "Patience, young Padawan. You will learn the ways of the Force in due time, not before."
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When it's in beta I do look at MMO forums a good bit but usually when it launches or in this case the early access period I rarely venture there because of crap like this.

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I just found out via Twitter that as of about 1pm CST there will be no more invites sent out today. They will resume tomorrow at 8am CST.
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I just found out that there is a pending charge to GameStop for the price of the SWTOR CE plus shipping on my CC.

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For the people who haven't gotten their early access invite yet.

From the SWTOR forums:

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We absolutely understand you want to get in and play the game early. It's one of the reasons we expanded our Early Game Access from a maximum of five days to a maximum of seven days. However, there are a couple of important points to realize about today's opening salvo of invites, and the procedure in general for Early Game Access and launch.

First, Early Game Access and launch is not supposed to be a stress test. In our previous Beta Testing Weekends we got up to very large concurrent number of players and brought invites into the game at a very high rate. That was done to stress test every aspect of our systems and servers, and essentially to see if they broke. In some cases, they did, but that helped us improve for launch.

For us, launch isn't just about stuffing our servers with as many people as possible. As anyone who's been through a large MMO launch can tell you, that experience can be painful. Our aim with this launch was to ramp things up gradually, to spread our player population out amongst a variety of servers, to maintain all server types, and to keep queuing to a minimum (although we expect that to happen as we head towards December 20th). So far, all that has been successful for us on Day One.

The second thing to realize is scale. We invited more people to play Star Wars: The Old Republic today than many other MMO launches manage in their entire head-start process. As I mentioned earlier today, when we opened pre-orders we had a huge spike in numbers - far more than most MMOs capture at launch. That was the initial rush. After that, our pre-orders settled down.

What this means is that tomorrow, you'll effectively start to see the pre-order timeline expand. You'll see people who have pre-ordered later than July getting invites. The day after that, more people will be invited. We're actually planning to invite more tomorrow than today, and invite the same number again on Thursday - at which point we'll be into the original 'five days of Early Game Access'.

Last thing. Why aren't we continuing to send waves over time? Two main reasons - one, because we need to see that the servers are maintaining stability over time; adding a lot of players in a short period (in other words, stress testing) can cause stability issues.

Two, our plan is to continue to add servers - but carefully, and in response to demand. We need to monitor that demand and roll out servers accordingly. A long-term recipe for MMO failure is to add a lot of servers early on, and then when population decreases, have to close those servers and merge them together.

Our aim is for Star Wars: The Old Republic to be around for a long time to come. Today's just the first step in that - an early step, too - and we'll be running smoothly, with a stable population, before too long.
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