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Community Round-Up: Events and Forums August 1st, 2012

Hello everyone!

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!


Server Events

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.


SWTOR Subreddit

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.


Forum Round-Up

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
    Endor:PvP world
    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!