Community Round-Up: November 29th, 2012
It’s time for the 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 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 take a look at the Server Forums to find other events happening on your individual server.
- [Begeren Colony] Join the RP community!: “Hello ladies and gentle-beings, I just wanted to take a moment to welcome all the newcomer's to the game due to free to play and welcome back all those that are returning!”
- [Dalborra] Dueling Tournament hosted by SnX: “Duelling Tournament. Firstly I think that it's great that we are organising this and I believe that we can improve on the last event. One area we can improve on is transparency for all so that competitors know what they are fighting for from the beginning and that the rules are clear. My idea for the competition is that you first have 8 competitions, 1 between each advanced class, with the top two of each AC going into the grand tournament at the end. The grand tournament at the end would then feature 16 of the best pvpers on the server with all classes represented.”
- [Gav Daragon] This week on Gav Daragon: “Hi Everyone! Welcome to the first of a weekly update for what's happening across the Gav Daragon server. Feel free to add anything interesting I might have missed.”
- [Jedi Covenant] Torva Nex's 2v2 PVP Tournament: “Lets See Who Our Servers Best Pvpers Are! Imperial and Republic forces are welcome. NO gear restrictions”
- [Jung Ma] DECEMBER 3rd PvP: “So alot of people are resubbing which is fantastic. Since server tranfers are being rumored of not coming out for a LONG time it is our responsibility to rebuild this server. I propse that as a server... yes im sayong as a server.. we all get together on illum. This is on a monday and will take place at 7 pm eastern standard time (6 pm central time).”
- [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.”
- [Jung Ma] <Esoteric Order's> 3v3 Tournament: “<Esoteric Order> will be hosting its very own 3v3 Tournament. Almost exactly like the one Shimigami tried to hold. It will be at the Outlaw's Den, teams of 3 will sign up by paying 100k. We will then match people up based on random dice rolls. The Contestants will jump in the pit, fight, and the winner will advance to the next bracket.”
- [Jung Ma] [Weekly Event] Discounted Drinks at the Voss-Ka Cantina! Hosted by <Esoteric Order>: “Come out to the Voss-Ka cantina to enjoy some cantina RP with <Esoteric Order> every Thursday night at 8PM EST. All factions and levels are welcome to come! Come talk with your own circle of friends in a Roleplay environment, or make new friends! Enemies can also be made if you're less friendly!”
- [Jung Ma] Arming the Empire - Free Gear ICly <Hosted by Esoteric Order>: “In an effort to welcome the new Free to Players, encourage the continuation of roleplay on the server, and proudly uphold the excellence and benevolence of Jung Ma's community, Esoteric order will be hosting weekly RP events where we will pass out free high-quality low-level gear on Dromund Kaas in character. Event: Arming the Empire. When: 8-8:45ish pm Friday Nights, starting November 16th, after the launch of FTP. Where: Dromund Kaas, Northern Taxi point in Kaas City (the one that connects to the three areas of the citadel). What: EO will be passing out free gear for all classes, levels 9-20. This will be done in character.”
- [Jung Ma] The Nar Shaddaa FIGHT CLUB! (RP-PvP Event): “WARNING: The following announcement may contain content that is not suitable for girly-men.
Viewer discretion is advised. Coming Soon!: The Nar Shaddaa FIGHT CLUB. Monday nights; 9pm, near the Violet Lounge.”
- [Prophecy of the Five] Monthly Meet n Greet and Guild Rush: “Location - Silppery Slopes Cantina - Lower Promenade Nar Shadaa. When - 9:00 pm Server Time Friday November 30th (Will plan for the last Friday each month)”
- [The Ebon Hawk] GG hosted Server PVP tournament 12/8: “Teams are 5 vs. 5. Date is Dec. 8th, 9pm est. Place: Outlaw's Den. Entry fee: 150,000 per team. We will award cash prizes to the winner and 2nd place finishers.”
- [The Ebon Hawk] The Ebon Hawk Bounty Board: “Hello everyone. I'm AlyxDinas of the Mantell Syndicate. 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 Ebon Hawk] Nar Shaddaa bar room brawl: “Location : Nar Shaddaa cantina lower promenade. Friday 11 / 30 / 2012 9 pm EST”
- [The Ebon Hawk] Corellian Transports and Exports Presents: The Vertical City Swoopstakes!: “WHEN: Sunday, Droukcember 8th @ 9:00 EST (Echuta Standard Time). WHERE: Lower Promenade, Nar Shaddaa.”
- [The Shadowlands] Old Timers Guild +10 Datacron Run 12/16 5PM EST (All are welcome): “We will be doing another public +10 Datacron run on Sunday, December 16th at 5PM EST. Meet us in the museum on the Gav Daragon ship off the fleet. Once on the Gav, take the elevator to the bridge deck then head to the south 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.”
- 1-50 in 10 seconds: heltidsluffare made this awesome video of their player progressing from level one to fifty!
- SWTOR story secrets revealed by Lead Writer Hall Hood: Check out this great interview with our Lead Writer Hall Hood on Massively.
- Kira Carsen fan-art: Treewrx posted this stunning Kira Carsen fan art.
- Corellian Defender with Satele Shan, Qyzen Fess, & C2-N2: 10k support and it could get produced: Glenbricker posted the Corellian Defender on Cuusoo, which you can support to become a real Lego set!
Updated Index of SW:TOR Fan Fiction by Author and Class: Bright_ephemera has put together this great index of fan fiction on the forums. Thanks to Irissa for the nomination!
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!