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Community Round-Up: October 4th, 2012

Hello and welcome!

It’s time for the weekly 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!


Server Events

Get to know the community on your server by participating in player-created events. Below are some occurring this week! We have updated our Server Forums so be sure to check out the Server Forums to find other events happening on your individual server.


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Forum Round-Up

Hidden Chest in TFB: MKshift shows you were some of the hidden chests in the Terror from Beyond are located.

  • MKshift: “We had a blast in story mode last night and found a little secret. Didn't see any information about it by searching google so I thought it would be nice to spread the word. Let me know if you guys are still having trouble finding it!”
  • Oggthebase: “thanks for sharing!”

Whos the bad guys?: Community members debate who’s “the bad guys” in The Old Republic – the Empire or the Galactic Republic? Some of your answers included:

  • Khevar: “When you find out about the Belsavis experiments on the Republic side, it's all "That's horrifying" and the senator is like ‘Don't tell anyone.’ When you find out about that on the Imperial side, it's all ‘Why didn't we think of that first’ and ‘Wow, I didn't think the Republic had it in them’ and ‘Let's take over the program now that it's shut down.’ Every bit of corruption and evil in the Republic is matched and far exceeded by the Sith. Defending the Sith Empire is like glamorizing the Middle Ages. Sure, if you were a Lord it was a sweet setup. As one of the many peasants, it was horrible.”
  • Errant_knight: “The Sith code doesn't have to be interpreted as it it and the emotions that power them don't have to be destructive. That being said, even my sith think that much of what the empire does is evil, and while they don't know everything the knights do, think that the galaxy might be better off without the emperor. Still, there's good and bad on both sides. The republic commits atrocities, they just feel bad about it. Crime is rampant, society is fragmented, and it's rife with internal rebellions which kill thousands, or so it seems. The empire is virtually free of those things (except atrocities), but at the cost of freedom. While many in the empire seem irredeemably bad, the republic seem like hypocrites,and the jedi try to live up to a standard that's doomed to failure since it goes so utterly against human nature. It seems to me that there must be some middle ground between the two that's both more right and more honest.”

Rank the stories 1-8: Origin poster, kyrieIrving, asks the community to rank the class stories. Some of your answers included:

  • Qarran: “lol. Well you are going to get a bunch of different rankings I think. This is a story only ranking. Game play is quite different between classes as you know and could impact your leveling experience.

    1. Imperial Agent. Hands down the best overall IMO. And if you like spy stories, there is no question about it.
    2. Jedi Knight. The classic SW story complete with a dual of fates and a love story. lol
    3. Sith Inquisitor. Loved this story, especially as a light side character. I particularly enjoyed the end of Chapter 1.
    4. Trooper. Interesting story that left me frustrated but in a good way. Life and death decisions, stupid politicians etc.
    5. Jedi Sage. Started slow but really picked up after Chapter 1. You are truly a Consular.
    6. Sith Warrior. Interesting exploration of Sith politics. The companions are great story wise as well.
    7. Smuggler. Funny as hell! Great one liners. But to be honest, the story fell apart toward the end. Good, not great.
    8. Bounty Hunter: Good fun and funny in parts. Didn't enjoy the journey however. Mako almost made up for it though.”
  • Spitoc: “IMO- BH, Trooper, JK, JC, Smug... In the process of finishing up SW, Agent, and SI.”


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!