Game Update 2.6: Galactic Starfighter is here, bringing with it bombers and the new Team Deathmatch mode. We also cover the Q&A at the Phoenix Community Cantina, and the producer’s letter laying out the first half of 2014 for SWTOR! Finally, Bill is back with some more credit-making tips.
Bill’s new look for his Vanguard, which he calls “The Green Machine”:
Bill also discovered just what happens if you die while taking a speeder between travel points:
2. Tip of the week
Congratulations to this week’s winner, Esiasch De Prap! His derived best combination of crew skills and classes can be found here.
Next week only, we’re after tips specific to Galactic Starfighter, in honour of the two Taunfaun codes supplied by Dunedai that will be given to the winner and runner-up. Please send your tips to firstname.lastname@example.org by next Wednesday.
- Game Update 2.6: Galactic Starfighter was deployed on Tuesday during regular maintenance. It’s accompanied by its own launch trailer titled “Galaxy Under Fire” (also on YouTube) and press release. The new role-neutral, level-neutral Kuat Drive Yards Flashpoint is now available (Dulfy’s guide). Dulfy also has a preview of the Orbital Lifter speeder which can be obtained once Legend rank is achieved with the faction-specific reputations associated with Kuat Drive Yards. She also previews the content of the new Galactic Ace’s Starfighter Pack, available on 11 February.
- Our guildmate Dunedai attended the Community Cantina in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday night, and wrote up the half-hour Q&A for us. Dulfy has published the pictures found on the usual thumbdrive given to attendees, along with some additional information from one-on-one conversations with the BioWare folks.
- Bruce Maclean (Senior Producer) has published his Producer’s Road Map for 2014, giving details about content coming in Game Update 2.7 (8 April) and Game Update 2.8 (10 June). He also confirms that there will now be 3 weeks between minor game updates (up from 2 weeks), and 9 weeks between major game updates (up from 8 weeks).
- BioWare has confirmed that Ranked PvP Season 1 will end with the release of Game Update 2.7 on 8 April. There will be a blog by the end of February about this, including details about the tiered rewards.
The OSWguild from The Harbinger, which you can find on YouTube here (follow them on Twitter via @OSWguild) have videos summarising the Game Update 2.6 patch notes, and their reaction to the lack of new operations mentioned in the producer’s letter.
Moff Chong will be in Las Vegas on 22 February with Chill and our friends, guildmates and fellow raiders Mosq, Terg and Bill. They will welcome all and sundry who’d like to join them for some tasteful debauchery.
5. Force Feedback
We discuss tweets, emails and comments from @TheMalgadar, Terg (@TheTurg), @Dekarch, @ForceChuckle, @JediKrackr, @DsanOB, @Enyonix (Xusin legacy), Graham “Awesome” Sellars (@GrahamMSellars), Cole, @PatKasprik, @Da_Dirty_Spoons and @DurtaDurta.
Here is @Enyonix’s shrine to Star Wars:
6. Sarlacc Digest
Bill returns to impart yet more credit-making advice. The two topics he covers are how to make credits from companion gifts, and is collusion to fix prices allowed and viable.
Information about our guilds on The Harbinger, Ootini Knights (Republic) and Ootini Rage (Empire), can be found here.
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