Community News


Community Round-Up: February 1st, 2013


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!


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] sALTurday!: “Esseles / Coruscant (Feb 2) - Week 1 - 3:30-6:30 PM PST. Please be level 10 and on the Republic Fleet by start time. Whisper Zolaf (Melyn) for group invite. If you have TS downloaded, Salturday people are welcome to hang out as we go through these quests. Ever wanted to get a level 50 republic character? Want another one? Ascension Strikes Back is hosting weekly Salturdays! ‘Salturday’ is a weekly event designed to get as many people from Begeren Colony hanging out, leveling together, having fun, and leveling their characters at the same time.”
  • [Dalborra] UPDATED Dueling Tournament: "The competition will be 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."
  • [Jedi Covenant] Unicorn Stampede has a legit ranked team.: “Hey guys want to throw this out here unicorn stampede has a group for ranked warzones we will be queing at around 8:00 pm till 10:30 pm EST on Wed and/or friday if any of the guilds would like to come out for some friendly competition it would be more than appreciated!”
  • [Jung Ma] Heavyweight Championship of the Galaxy (RP event): “The Coruscant Sports Commission, in conjunction with the Galactic Boxing Authority and the Universal Boxing Association, is proud to announce a tournament for the Heavyweight Championship of the Galaxy! Located on beautiful Nar Shaddaa, the forbidden planet of Neon Dreams, this event will showcase the finest athletes in pursuit of the ultimate prize. When: Feb 9th, 9:00 pm EST / 6:00 pm PST. Where: Club Ufora, Nar Shadaa. What: A 1v1, single-elimination, pvp tournament. All fighters must be unarmed and unarmored, except that they may wear gloves and boots. Contestants will only be permitted to use the unarmed attacks from the Legacy system (specifically Punch, Jab, Uppercut and Bash).”
  • [Jung Ma] Re-Occuring events on Jung Ma: “This is a compilation of ALL the re-occuring events on the Jung Ma server. These events can be anything from Open World PvP, Rated Warzone runs, Operation Runs, or Roleplay and social events.”
  • [Master Dar’Nala] Team Update: “ANNOUNCING SEASON 1 OF THE R.A.W CHAMPIONSHIP. Monday and Thursday Nights 8:30PM AEDT. Two games to be played each night, total of 4 games per week. We would like to start on Monday 11th February.”
  • [Master Dar’Nala] RWZ's Mondays/Thursdays: “Hi everyone, since it's looks like this is gonna be the nights of the comp the boys are running I'm gonna try and aim to get our BOSS core team on these nights from 8pm, so I encourage any and all teams to do the same, we have had to mess with our team composition alot over the past few weeks since most of our old core team now plays on harbinger, so we could use as much practise as possible in the lead up to the comp. Cheers guys hope to see you all in there!”
  • [Prophecy of the Five] Imps Announcing the first DARK TOURNAMENT: “Venue and Time The tournament will be held in the Voss neutral grounds on Sunday, February 10th with the first Match beginning at 1:00PM Eastern Standard time.”
  • [The Bastion] +++++ 2v2 Tournament Brackets +++++: “First round deadline is TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5th”
  • [The Bastion] <POD RACING EVENT> Feb 2nd, Saturday - all factions welcomed: “The rules are simple. Starting/finishing line - don't attack. But anything in between those two points, kill/sabotage. All factions welcome.”
  • [The Bastion] Decension (Imperial guild) World PVP EVENT!: “Welcome sentients and worldly beings. Descension of the Bastion (an Imperial Guild) will be hosting world PVP on different planets on Saturday evenings. Last Saturday night we raided the Republic base on Section X until we were finally pushed out by a force larger than ours. After regrouping we were able to push the Republic back from Dread Tooth, to their base several times. We plan to go back to Section X, but will try to change up the scenery every couple of weeks. If any Republic guilds would like to coordinate please feel free to contact us in game. My character is Bracus; you may also contact Steaxy, Lowk, or Sinaster. World PVP has been sorely lacking in this game and we look forward to making World PVP a permanent lifestyle on the Bastion.”
  • [The Ebon Hawk] Wednesday Night Datacron Expedition & World Boss Hunt [Imperial]: “The Third Season of the Former "Tuesday Night Datacron Expedition & World Boss Hunt" will now be on Wednesdays (had to change due to RL conflict) starting on Wednesday Jan 23rd, 2013. We will be starting out on Hutta/Korriban and working our way up through the planets getting all the datacrons and hunting the world bosses as possible (and other elite mobs and pretty much everything that gets in our way). We end the season with a run for the +10 to all stats datacrons.”
  • [The Ebon Hawk] Jerc's Friday Fight Club!: “So, let's make it a regular thing. Every Friday at 3pm EST we'll start things up on Tattoine. Bring health packs, grenades and whatever else you need. No rules. Just some ole fashion rope-a-dope in the pit.”
  • [The Ebon Hawk] The Ebon Hawk Bounty Board: “Hello everyone. I'm AlyxDinas. 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 system and it's rules seem daunting but they're not too difficult in practice. I will do my best to keep things updated here and on the various Ebon Hawk community forums.”
  • [The Harbinger] 1 v 1 Champions Tournament: “Hey it's your friendly neighborhood laughing box Chukles. On 2/23/2013 which is 3 weeks from this upcoming Saturday I will be hosting the first ever 1 v 1 Champions Tournament. Anybody can enter and the prize fund will end up being 10 million credits. Top 4 spots will be given a portions of the prize fund. Buy-ins for the tournament will be at 100 thousand credits. We will be doing a double-elimination format for this event. So come one and come all, to get your chance to be the champion of the Harbinger! (PS depending on how many people show up, that will determine the prize fund. I was looking at getting enough people interested to get to the 10 million prize fund. If we have more people than expected the prize fund can easily get over 10 million.)”
  • [The Red Eclipse] Fist fighting in outlaw's den social event (Confirmed): “Free for all/last man standing - an all out fist fight in outlaw's den. Last man standing wins. We can also do it multiple times so we get a few winners, but that all depends on the situation. The date is 9.2.2013 (Saturday) at 19:00 pm (GMT + 0).”
  • [The Shadowlands] Seeking ALL Republic & Imperial Ranked Warzone Players: “This thread will have an updated roster after players reply back with CLASS+SPEC+FACTION+CHARACTER NAME they would like to play for ranked warzones. If teams are looking to get Ranked going, we can utilize this list and check to see if any players are available at that time to fill the spots of groups being made.”
  • [Tomb of Freedon Nadd] Sunday, February 2nd - 3v3 tournament: “I wanna announce the next week's even which is going to be a 3v3 tourny on Tatooine. It'll be held on Sunday, February 2nd. Gonna mail you the exact time of the tourny through ingame mail.”
  • [Tomb of Freedon Nadd] Dreadtooth (5 stacks) - Friday, February 1st, 9 pm CET: “Our guild will attempt to get the server 1st kill for Dreadtooth with 5 stacks today, Friday, February 1st. We will start inviting to our group at 9 pm CET. Since this will require a 24 player group we are looking for more players to join us on this fight.”


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The Machinima Experiment: StaalDK has been putting together a great project. Take a look at the first two sketches he has done! Thanks to Saliq for the nomination!

  • TheBBP: “Great start. Looking forward to more.”
  • CloudCastle: “Your clips made me laugh! I look forward to seeing more, and I do hope there's some humor in your next movies too.”

Swtorista - SWTOR Customized Visual Equipment Database: Want a new look? Check out LadyAdmiral’s Swtorista database to see some of the styles you can acquire in The Old Republic.

  • Zerosw: “Gotta love that site I should submit some stuff later”
  • Moiraesfate: “Ooo, this is awesome.”


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!