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Community Round-Up: February 14th, 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day and welcome to this week’s Community Round-Up. Each week, we scour the forums, fan sites, and reddit, finding some of the most interesting discussions in the community as well as player-created events happening on certain servers in The Old Republic™.

If you have nominations for next week’s Round-Up, please post 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 begin!


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 take a look at the Server Forums to find other events happening on your individual server.

  • [Begeren Colony] sALTurday!: “Esseles / Coruscant (Feb 2) - Week 1 - 3:30-6:30 PM PST. Please be level 10 and on the Republic Fleet by start time. Whisper Zolaf (Melyn) for group invite. If you have TS downloaded, Salturday people are welcome to hang out as we go through these quests. Ever wanted to get a level 50 republic character? Want another one? Ascension Strikes Back is hosting weekly Salturdays! ‘Salturday’ is a weekly event designed to get as many people from Begeren Colony hanging out, leveling together, having fun, and leveling their characters at the same time.”
  • [Dalborra] UPDATED Dueling Tournament: "The Grand Tournament being the final segment of this Event will be held this Sunday the 17th of February at the usual 4pm AEST."
  • [Jung Ma] Re-Occuring events on Jung Ma: “This is a compilation of ALL the re-occuring events on the Jung Ma server. These events can be anything from Open World PvP, Rated Warzone runs, Operation Runs, or Roleplay and social events.”
  • [Jung Ma] Alpha Company RP-Patrol Schedule: “In order to encourage free-form RP (both cross faction and same faction) we are beginning to do an RP Patrol Mon-Thurs every week at the following times and locations. I will update the list as it changes. Monday: Hoth 8:00PM EST. Tuesday: Tatooine 8:00PM EST. Wednesday: Alderaan 8:00PM EST. Thursday: Belsavis 8:00PM EST.”
  • [Master Dar’Nala] R.A.W Season 1: “Monday and Thursday Nights 8:30PM AEDT. Two games to be played each night, total of 4 games per week. We would like to start on Monday 18th February.”
  • [Master Dar’Nala] RWZ's Mondays/Thursdays: “Hi everyone, since it's looks like this is gonna be the nights of the comp the boys are running I'm gonna try and aim to get our BOSS core team on these nights from 8pm, so I encourage any and all teams to do the same, we have had to mess with our team composition alot over the past few weeks since most of our old core team now plays on harbinger, so we could use as much practise as possible in the lead up to the comp. Cheers guys hope to see you all in there!”
  • [The Bastion] Decension (Imperial guild) World PVP EVENT!: “Welcome sentients and worldly beings. Descension of the Bastion (an Imperial Guild) will be hosting world PVP on different planets on Saturday evenings. Last Saturday night we raided the Republic base on Section X until we were finally pushed out by a force larger than ours. After regrouping we were able to push the Republic back from Dread Tooth, to their base several times. We plan to go back to Section X, but will try to change up the scenery every couple of weeks. If any Republic guilds would like to coordinate please feel free to contact us in game. My character is Bracus; you may also contact Steaxy, Lowk, or Sinaster. World PVP has been sorely lacking in this game and we look forward to making World PVP a permanent lifestyle on the Bastion.”
  • [The Ebon Hawk] Wednesday Night Datacron Expedition & World Boss Hunt [Imperial]: “The Third Season of the Former "Tuesday Night Datacron Expedition & World Boss Hunt" will now be on Wednesdays (had to change due to RL conflict) starting on Wednesday Jan 23rd, 2013. We will be starting out on Hutta/Korriban and working our way up through the planets getting all the datacrons and hunting the world bosses as possible (and other elite mobs and pretty much everything that gets in our way). We end the season with a run for the +10 to all stats datacrons.”
  • [The Ebon Hawk] Million Credit Race! Sun, Feb 17th 8:00pm EST: “What: Speeder race. When: Feb 17th 2013, 8pm EST. Where: Ebon Hawk Server, Tatooine, start point is Outpost-Zaroshe speeder. Entrance fee?: NO entrance fee. This event is absolutely free to the whole server!!. Prize: 1st place will receive at least 1 million credits from my own pocket. (This prize may increase with donations). Other places such as 2nd, 3rd, 4th place will have their own prize money awarded.”
  • [The Ebon Hawk] Jerc's Friday Fight Club!: “So, let's make it a regular thing. Every Friday at 3pm EST we'll start things up on Tattoine. Bring health packs, grenades and whatever else you need. No rules. Just some ole fashion rope-a-dope in the pit.”
  • [The Ebon Hawk] The Ebon Hawk Bounty Board: “Hello everyone. I'm AlyxDinas. Back on Lord Adraas, I ran a player bounty board which offered missions for IC open world PvP and even PvE. The original idea came from my friend Darth_Slaine, an Ebon Hawk player. He ran his own board as well for a time.With his permission, I've been allowed to continue the process. All participation is optional but it can lead to some really interested and suspenseful RP. I monitor the board close, keep it updated often, and generally do my best to provide a fun little "game" for people to participate in.The system and it's rules seem daunting but they're not too difficult in practice. I will do my best to keep things updated here and on the various Ebon Hawk community forums.”
  • [The Harbinger] 1 v 1 Champions Tournament Official Sign-up: “Hey it's Chukles again. Just going to say looks like we're going to have a good turnout for this event. I'm actually here to post the rules. For everyone that signed up already on my previous thread I will be putting together a bracket. The other thing is if your still interested in doing this, comment on this updated thread or mail me on Chukles/Verdus or mail Spliffy. Date: 2/23/13 at (5 SERVER TIME)”
  • [The Shadowlands] >>> Shadowlands 1v1 Dueling Tournament <<<: “Please report your results by posting here, latest by 10pm EST, on Wednesday February 15, 2013. Fraps/screenshots are encouraged but not required.”
  • [The Shadowlands] Old Timers Guild (Server) +10 Datacron run, February 24th at 2pm EST!: “The Old Timers Guild will be having a public +10 Datacron run on the Empire side on Sunday, February 24th at 2PM EST. Meet us in the museum on the Ziost Shadow ship off the fleet. Once on the Ziost, take the elevator to the bridge deck then head to the North end where you will find another elevator that goes up to the museum. Before entering the hallway to the datacron room, you need to get a blue crystal to get the datacron.”
  • [The Shadowlands] <Universal Truth> is hosting the +10 to all stats Datacron on FEB 24th [Republic]: “Date: Feb. 24th @ 12:00-3:00 EST (server time)”


SWTOR Subreddit


Fan Site Spotlight

  • TORWars TV: TORWars has started a new web series about all the latest news in The Old Republic. Asros has posted the first three episodes in this thread.


Forum Round-Up

The Scrapper's Handbook: A PvP Guide: ktkenshinx has put together this extensive pvp guide for scrappers.

  • AngelofCain: “love it. well done. extremely detailed to the smallest degree. A nod to all of the tactics mentioned. There is one rotation not mentioned that is a 12-15k bomb if all the conditions are met. Well 12-15k bomb in 3gcd's, and you are geared enough. But that's super advanced and situational only, and not recommended as you pretty much blow everything.”
  • Forsaked: “I love your guide, it helps me alot after beeing away since pre 1.2.”

Happy Valentine's Day From The Gree Enclave!: A traditional Gree poem from Basil_Evenstar for Valentine’s day.

  • Basil_Evenstar: “Radiants are red, Scalenes are blue, Grey Secant engages interests in your actions!”
  • Rafaman: “Perpendicular is good. Try Green Obtuse. Grey Helix makes a Perfect Bisector too.”

~ * ~ Vanity Pets Guide ~ * ~: Jenemi has updated her pets guide to include the new pets from Game Update 1.7.

I starred in Star Wars....twice!: PhantomAxe showing off their “cameos.”

  • Lyynk: “lol, the podracer one is awesome”
  • Orlesian: “Haha, nicely done”

Darth Thanaton VS Satele Shan: Fight!

  • Tahrl: “Thanaton would get his skinny white arse handed to him.”


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!