Community News


Community Round-Up: September 27th, 2012


It’s time for 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! We have updated our Server Forums so be sure to check out the Server Forums to find other events happening on your individual server.

  • [Jedi Covenant] October Dueling Event hosted by Republic Reform: “Date: 10/07/2012. Time: signups start at 2pm est, first fight 3pm est. Location: Coruscant. Requirements: be lvl 10-19. Price: Dependent on total participants. FEE: 0 CREDS”
  • [Jung Ma] Weekly Event: The Jundland Swoop Race!: “Come on out to Jung Ma's only weekly event, the Jundland Swoop Race on Tatooine! This good old fashioned race is open to both factions and anyone with a speeder is free to join. There is no entry fee to race; all you need is a 90% speeder and to be there. Faster speeders are forbidden in this race, so that anyone with a speeder can participate.”
  • [Master Dar’Nala] Open, Casual Sunday EC SM: “For the last few weeks, First Knowledge has been running a casual EC SM. Last week we had so many people we did 16 man. It went well, we full cleared. This week we are changing the start time to 6pm EST. This is so we have time to run a casual balanced RWZs. Please contact Eviros or Mosus for more information and reply to this thread or contact us to get your name on the list for either events.”
  • [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.”
  • [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 September 28th (Will plan for the last Friday each month).”
  • [The Ebon Hawk] Icefang is gonna help get all those weeklies done!: “All are welcome who would like to come join in on what should be a blast. Its always fun killing these baddies, but i can only make myself available Friday 6-8 to put together the team(s) and same for saturday and sunday, thats EDT. Fight will start at 8:30 ish hopefully. If you would like to meet there and join thats ok. Will not be long fights like it used to be i imagine but who knows..we could rally up for this new op that is lookin good for anyone interested msg or mail me in game to Icefang.”
  • [The Ebon Hawk] Pax R-PVP Tournament (The Hand of Ka-shem): “Pax Imperius Hounds will be hosting an 8 player double elimination PvP tournament on Saturday September 29th at 10PM EST. The aim of this tournament is to find the very best 1 vs 1 PvPer within the guild who will hold the title of ‘Hand of Ka-Shem.’”
  • [The Ebon Hawk] The Ebon Hawk Bounty Board: “At this stage we are only taking bounties placed by players on their own characters. Once a target has volunteered they will be fair game for any hunters to find in-game. When the paths of hunter and prey cross, that is where it gets fun.”
  • [The Harbinger] Outlaws Den 2v2 Tournament 9/30/2012: “WHEN: Sunday 9/30/2012 - 7 PM Server Time. WHERE: Outlaw's den - (Gonna have to do some gquit and rejoin to fight guildies).”
  • [The Harbinger] Free +10 Datacron access on Harbinger!: “On September 30th, Order Sixty-Five (Formally Blue Harvest from Drooga's Pleasure Barge) will be hosting free access to the +10 Datacron!”


SWTOR Subreddit

  • Gav Daragon Community Event: “Greetings Hunter, Republic prisoner transport 187T has broken the blockade and escaped to the Outer Rim with the help of a rogue operative. One of our agents forced the ship down on the remote planet of Ilum but has since gone missing. Droid surface investigation shows the ship empty and at this time, the names and whereabouts of the crew and occupants of 187T are unknown.”
  • I drew one of my toons for fun. I'll draw yours too!: The talented sobapop shares a sketch of their smuggler! Love their work? Post a screenshot of your character and they will make you sketch!
  • Many Looks of T7-01: John Gatt of SWTOR Face put together this great article showing off T7’s customizations.
  • Dodgeball in huttball: Well that’s one way to play Huttball!
  • What cool outfit have you created?: SWTOR Fashionistas unite and post your creations here!


Forum Round-Up

TFB Operation boss guides: The amazing Iwipe has put together some new guides for Game Update 1.4: Terror from Beyond that came out this week!

  • Adellion: This is a great guide, think a lot of GMs will love you lots for this”
  • KarethRiker: “Dulfy you are amazing! Love the guides, very thorough.”

What's your biggest SW:TOR fail?: We all have those moments… Here are some of yours:

  • JustaRandomGuy: “For me, it was when i finally got to chose the Advanced Class for My Sith. I decided to go with Sith Assassin, and off I went on my merry way. It took me about 10 levels until I realised that the strange bag that appeared in my inventory was full of the items I needed to become the Assassin....”
  • Iamthehoyden: “wwa78979a%%8@#$@22429987a8w7af7fe8979
    Why am I dead?!?!?
    <looks at chat>

Best Chapter for Your Class?: Community members discuss which of the three acts of their class stories they enjoyed the most.

  • Asbiorn: “I love the entire story for Imperial Agent, but Chapter 2 was probably my favorite. I'm working on my darkside Jedi Knight right now but am still in the Prologue.”
  • SamuelAU: “For the Jedi Consular it would be Chapter 3, although starting from the end of Chapter 2 straight after Hoth.”

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!