Community Round-Up: Events and Forums August 1st, 2012
Welcome to this week’s Community Round-Up. Every week, we highlight some of the most interesting discussions in the community as well as player-created events happening on certain servers in The Old Republic™. While most of these discussions occur on our forums, we also try to look at what people are saying about Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ on other sites whenever we can. This week we have added a new section to the Round-Up focusing on discussions taking place on the SWTOR subreddit on Reddit. Please feel free to nominate discussions found on the subreddit along with your favorite forum threads and server events!
If you have suggestions for next week’s Round-Up, please nominate them in this thread. Please remember the Community Round-Up blog is meant to highlight interesting, productive discussions and server events - not the most talked about forum threads.
Let’s get started!
Get to know the community on your server by participating in player-created events. Below are some occurring this week! Be sure to check out the Server Forums to find other events happening on your server.
- [Corellian Run] Open World PvP - Tatooine / 05 Aug / 8 PM Eastern: “Outlaw's Den, 05 Aug, 8 PM EST”
- [Prophecy of the Five] <The Fight Club> Hosting Sunday or Friday Fight Night. Feedback preferred!: “<The Fight Club> has decided to Host either a Friday Night or Sunday Night Bi-Weekly 3v3 tournament on Tatooine in the outlaws den. So what we are asking is, which day would best suit the community and during what hours. As of now we determined that Sunday Night at 7:30 pm CST would be for the best. Let us know what you think.”
- [Jung Ma] Alpha Company Party!: “Alpha Company will be hosting a grand party at the Slippery Slope Cantina to celebrate our success on the planet Ilum. The cantina is located on Nar Shaddaa, and it will remain strictly RP (PvP is impossible in there). Drinks and food are on the house! The party will start Wednesday, August 1st at 8pm EST.”
We are adding a new section to the weekly Round-Up highlighting some of the interesting posts on the SWTOR subreddit on Reddit. If you haven't visited this subreddit before, it's another great place to learn new things from other players and to discuss The Old Republic.
- Got my Celebration Tickets in the mail - I'll be representing Havoc Squad!: Grievear shows off an awesome t-shirt and blaster rifle that he will be sporting at Celebration VI.
- I still smile every time I see this guy on my desk: Check out Hatterson's image of the Gentle Giant Darth Malgus statue that came with the Star Wars: The Old Republic Collector's Edition.
- Tips for using keyboard instead of mouse for actions?: For those new to MMO's or looking to switch from "clicking" to using key bindings, this thread has some good advice.
- Lego Fury: Darth_something shares a picture of his completed Lego Fury. Darth Malgus looks menacing even in Lego form!
If TOR was a movie, who'd play as your character?: Thanks to MrSchmo for this nomination! In this thread, tell us which actors or actresses would play your character in a hypothetical SWTOR movie.
- Kawiki: “Sage - Kristen Bell”
- Clipperson: “male inquisitor (light-sided) = Edward Norton”
Planet suggestion thread: Thanks Vitas for this nomination! Now that Makeb has been revealed at E3, Vitas has put together a list of planets (complete with Wookieepedia links!) and asks the community which ones they would like to see in The Old Republic. Some of your answers included:
- Darthsteel: “Bespin:PvP warzone
Commentor:vote as a new planet
Dathomir:vote as a new planet
Geonosis:PvP arena warzone
Kamino:vote as a new planet
Kashyyyk:vote as a new planet
Mandalore:vote as a new planet”
- SamuelAU: “I would really love to go to Dantooine and Kashyyk.”
Please Note: Below contains SPOILERS for the story of The False Emperor Flashpoint.
Solo HM Darth Malgus: A truly impressive feat, Chaori was able to solo hard mode The False Emperor. Chaori now plans on soloing every hard mode Flashpoint boss. Post in the thread to recommend who Chaori should slaughter next or shower them with praise.
- Rafaman: “Nicely done!!!! Damn dude... I'm going to need to get to work now. TBH, I didn't think it was possible.”
- AshlaBoga: “I thought soloing the Ancient One on Taris (level 38 World Boss) was a decent fight. But I can't imagine putting 3 hours into it! Geez you really wanted to see if it was possible. K I'm going to go try to solo some stuff now (probably HM BT) you've inspired me”
SWTOR Animated Series: Exen has posted this amazing video about “the Galaxy’s unsung heroes: The Vendors.” Dealing with wannabe Siths is harder than it looks.
- Exen: “I'm a big fan of The Old Republic timeline since you can really tell any story in it, so I decided to tell the story of the Galaxy's unsung heroes: The Vendors. It’s like Clerks with more lightsabers. Hope you guys like and share it so we can make more”
Which romance is best written?: Halinmonk asks the community which romance arc is the best. Some of your answers included:
- Pubsam: “Oh I love the power dynamic in the Trooper/Jorgan romance. So many possibilities. That I won't mention.”
- WickedDjinn: “My fav is Vette with a darkside character. Keep in mind that, IMO the relationship only makes sense from a writing standpoint if played a certain way. For instance, if your a complete chaotic psychopath it doesn't really gel. But if you play more along the lines of a ruthless warrior who still maintains *some* sense of honor, who doesn't commit violence for no reason, a leader rather that a random force of destruction, the relationship is quite plausible.”
Thank you for all of the fun and interesting discussions this week! There are many other great conversations happening in the forums that are not on this list so be sure to look around. Please don’t forget to nominate your favorite threads and events for next week’s Round-Up by posting here!