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Come see The Old Republic at PAX East!

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Come see The Old Republic at PAX East!
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DavidBass
03.30.2012 , 03:11 PM | #1 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
It's time for the beginning of the 2012 convention season, which kicks off with PAX East in Boston next week. Since this is our first major convention post-launch, we wanted to share with you some of our plans for the event.

Playable Demos
We'll be bringing Game Update 1.2 with us to the show, so for those of you who have been unable to check it out on the Public Test Server, this will be a great opportunity to see the new customizable User Interface, Legacy, and more.

We'll also have The Old Republic's Razer peripherals at each computer. If you haven't had a chance to see the keyboard, mouse, and headset in action, this will be your opportunity to come check them out and play with them!

Community Lounge
We're premiering our Community Lounge for the first time this year, an area of the booth for players of The Old Republic to hang out and socialize with developers, other players, and the Community team throughout the weekend. Stop by our registration desk, grab a name badge, and meet your fellow Republic and Empire fans!

New Warzone: Novare Coast
We'll have a signup sheet for anyone who comes by and wants to put a team together to face off in the new Novare Coast Warzone. Prizes await the winners!

Exclusive In-Game Mini-Pet: Tauntaun Fawn
For the first time ever, fans who visit our booth will be able to pick up a code redeemable for a tauntaun mini-pet in-game. These special black and white tauntauns are only available by coming to one of our events, so check out the Events page for more information about where we'll be this year.

Community Meet & Greet
The Meet & Greet will take place at the BioWare Base inside the PAX convention center (Room 105). Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, April 7th
Time: 8:00PM -11:00PM
Location: Room 105 in the Boston Exhibiton & Convention Center (e.g. the BioWare Base)
What: Meet the developers of The Old Republic, grab some drinks, and hang out with the rest of the SW:TOR community!

You will need a PAX badge to get into the convention center, but the room itself is open to all PAX attendees. We hope to see you there!

MMORPG.com panel: The Future of Online Gaming
James Ohlen, Game Director, will be appearing on MMORPG.com's panel on Friday evening at 6PM in the Main Theater, to discuss where the MMO genre is heading in the next ten years. Attendees will be able to ask questions directly to the panelists, so come prepared!


We're really excited for this first opportunity to spend time with players of the game in-person, and we can't wait to see you in Boston!

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Celwinn
03.30.2012 , 03:18 PM | #2
Looking forward to seeing some content from it.

Sadly, I won't be able to get the Tauntaun though
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Kikirowr
03.30.2012 , 03:20 PM | #3
Sounds like fun! :3
Glad that I made time last minute to be able to go on Friday. Tauntaun! ♥
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Qui-Don
03.30.2012 , 03:26 PM | #4
I live in southern Colorado and am regrettably unable to attend any of the big cons, will you be making any appearances at this year's Starfest and Denver Comic Con?

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Azzras
03.30.2012 , 03:55 PM | #5
So 1.2 will not go live until sometime after PAX.

The event is from April 6-8 I believe.

Should we expect 1.2 to go live the week after, or will it be later than that?
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Cmdluke
03.30.2012 , 04:16 PM | #6
wish I could go to PAX.

Please tell me you are planning some similar awesome stuff for E3 this year. The community lounge and tauntaun pet sound especially nice. =)

I waited for 4 hours over 3 days to play the game 3 times last year and plan to do the same if you'll have awesome stuff/events for us.

the meetup was awesome last year too.

EDIT: just re-read the post.

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These special black and white tauntauns are only available by coming to one of our events
YAY!!!
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danpen
03.30.2012 , 04:16 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Azzras View Post
So 1.2 will not go live until sometime after PAX.

The event is from April 6-8 I believe.

Should we expect 1.2 to go live the week after, or will it be later than that?
It might be this Sataday.
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LtHanley
03.30.2012 , 04:31 PM | #8
The registration for the community lounge and stuff is all of that going to be around the Bioware Base?

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DavidBass
03.30.2012 , 04:46 PM | #9 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Quote: Originally Posted by LtHanley View Post
The registration for the community lounge and stuff is all of that going to be around the Bioware Base?
No, we're not part of the BioWare Base. The Old Republic can be found at Booths 212 and 312 on the main PAX showfloor. The BioWare Base is located outside the main hall, in Room 105.

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JediKier
03.30.2012 , 05:01 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Azzras View Post
So 1.2 will not go live until sometime after PAX.

The event is from April 6-8 I believe.

Should we expect 1.2 to go live the week after, or will it be later than that?
actually by suggesting that you can face off against their team at PAX they will probably be releasing 1.2 before then, as most people don't have characters on the PTS, and they aren't gonna make you play a class/build you are unfamiliar with.