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Community Round-Up: October 25th, 2012

Hello and welcome!

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 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] Quesh PvP Event: “Day: Saturday, November 3rd. Time: 8:00pm EST. Where: Quesh (Meet at your respective faction bases)”
  • [Begeren Colony] 1 million credit tournament this Sunday 6pm CST: “This Sunday, I will be hosting a sub 50 tournament for my guild (THE DARK JEDl ORDER), the winner gets 1 million credits (brackets) However we will be opening the tournament to several guilds who want to place their best sub 50 pvpers into the mix. If interested post here or send a mail to Rybes or Ez'real. Time: 6pm CST. Where: Ruined Acropolis, Tython”
  • [Jung Ma] Battle for the Bridge: Hoth World PvP Event (Hosted by <Esoteric Order): “Battle for the Bridge: Hoth World PvP Event (Hosted by <Esoteric Order).”
  • [Jung Ma] 3v3 tournament: “My guild will be holding a 3v3 tournament in Outlaws Den on saturday Nov. 3. Entry fee will be 100k per team. Lvl 50's only and all sides are welcome to attend.”
  • [Jung Ma] Ranked Warzone Nights -- MON/WED @ 8PM-12AM EST: “I am calling for all guilds to queue for ranked warzones every Monday and Wednesday evening from 8PM EST to 12AM EST!”
  • [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: Tatooine 8:00PM EST. Tuesday: Hoth 8:00PM EST. Wednesday: Alderaan 8:00PM EST. Thursday: Belsavis 8:00PM EST.”
  • [Jung Ma] RP Social - Saturdays at 10pm EST: “I wanted to let everyone know that Jen'jidai hosts a social RP scheduled weekly at 10:00 PM EST every Saturday on Nar Shaddaa, at the Lower Promenade Cantina. Though this started as a guild activity, it is open-invitation and we would love to see others attend.”
  • [Master Dar’Nala] Open, Casual Sunday RWZ: “This Sunday we are going to try something new, for the past few weeks First Knowledge have been running a casual EC SM, we are going to move that two hours forward and start a new casual PvP event. We are going to run some balanced casual RWZ teams. Information below, contact Eviros or Mosus or reply to this thread if your interested. Date: Sundays, ongoing. Time: 8pm Type: PvP Faction: Republic. Description: Casual Rated WZs, We'll make two balanced teams and go at each other. [Imps should que!] Contact: Mosus or Eviros."
  • [Prophecy of the Five] 2 vs 2 Tournament 2.0: “Transcendence and HaVe a Nice Day (HVND) Guilds are excited to announce our monthly 2 vs. 2 player vs. player (PvP) tournament. Our kickoff event will be November 1st, starting 7 PM Central time at Tatooine Outlaws Den. This will be repeated the first Thursday of each month.”
  • [Prophecy of the Five] Monthly Meet n Greet and Guild Rush: “Reminder that the Monthly Meet and Greet is coming up on Friday October 26th. Hope to see you all there”
  • [The Ebon Hawk] World pvp Event oct,28,2012: “Hi All, Im calling out to all of the pvp community on the Ebon Hawk community to join us in some World PVP in Illium on 10/28/2012 at 8PM.”
  • [The Ebon Hawk] Pax's Server-Wide 3-v-3 Team Tournament Oct 27th: “Pax Imperius (Empire) and Pax Dominus (Republic) will be hosting a server-wide tournament at the Outlaw’s Den on Tatooine. We encourage spectators, and all are welcome to attend. We do ask that a cease-fire be observed during, and in proximity of, the event.”
  • [The Ebon Hawk] Ranked PVP, Mon. and Wed 8pm EST!:Hi folks, Just restarting our ranked PVP night thread. Much fun was had last night during the ranked PUG night. Hex divided into 4 teams, and we enjoyed a rolling ranked queue pop for hours. We're toying with the idea of making every Monday a ranked PUG night. Looking forward to this Wed.!”
  • [The Shadowlands] 1v1 PVP Tournament is BACK ON! (Friday 9pm EST): “Location: Outlaws Den Tatooine (The Arena Pit). Time/Date: Friday night at 9pm EST. 2 Match Elimination (2 loss elimination).”
  • [Tomb of Freedon Nadd] [28.10.12] 2v2 PvP Tournament: “I would like to announce next week’s event. It’s going to be 2v2 PvP tournament which will be held on Sunday, 28 of October. Information about exact time of the event will be sent through in-game mail to 1 person of team.”


SWTOR Subreddit


Forum Round-Up

My character the movie poster: Uluain nominated this thread where the talented Ixum has used their photoshop skills to create some awesome SWTOR inspired movie posters.

  • Elizak: “That's awesome!! Well done.”
  • Wainot-keel: “Holy crap ! Awesome work”

What's Garza actually done herself?: A great discussion about General Garza from the Trooper Class Story.

  • HellbirdIV: “Basically, she's more bada** than the whole of Havoc Squad (both the pre- and post-Trooper squads) which is why you need to shut up and follow her orders.”
  • Uluian: “Garza used forged identity records in order to enter the military at age 15 at the beginning of the Great War, fought in several campaigns and earned multiple promotions, eventually becoming a lieutenant with command of an entire platoon and it was with this that she really began to make a name for herself.”

malgus vs. malak: Who of these Sith Lords reign supreme?

  • AshlaBoga: “Summary: Malgus wins! But Malak wins if it's on the Star Forge.”
  • SentinelDranoel: “My final analysis: Draw”

Companion Fights - Go!: AshlaBoga asks the community who would win “in terms of gameplay, not lore” – Kira Carsen vs. Nadia Grell and Jaesa Willsam vs. Ashara Zavros. Some of your answers included:

  • _biddan_: “1:nadia 2:jaesa”
  • FireFoxed: “All 8 melee dps companions have the same 2 modes (exsanguination and perforation) and the same 8 abilities (a +crit buff, an aoe slow, a +parry buff, an aoe attack, a charge, a standard attack, and a dot) just with different names and slightly different numbers, except Akaavi whos aoe slow also does damage so her other attacks have slightly reduced numbers and Torian who shares the same abilities as Akaavi and so is basically screwed in the dps department ... So Kira vs Nadia vs Jaesa, they all wear light armor and it'd come down to lucky crits/misses. Ashara had a huge advantage before the 30% armor buff to ladies, but still has a slight advantage because of her medium armor. Overall it'd go Yuun/Akaavi > Ashara => Kira/Nadia/Jaesa > Torian => Vector imo.”


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!