Friday, January 2, 2015

Temple of Sacrifice Operation

Temple of Sacrifice

All the story mode videos for Temple of Sacrifice bosses are ready for you to view. We also started Hard Modes and those fights will be added to the appropriate playlists in a few days.





Happy New Year

Shoutout to the SWTOR development team taking a month off while massive bugs and exploits were introduced right before the holidays. The sad thing is addressing exploits will take resources away from fixing things like Underlurker's casts breaking early, doing random 180s, and the cross failing for no reason amongst other non-raid problems.

It's situations like these that make me want to stay away from game development, despite the allure. Enjoy playing catch-up when you get back to the office, guys. I hope you had a nice break.

To my viewers: I genuinely thank you for your continued support. Have an awesome year.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Ravagers Operation

The Ravagers

Videos for Story Mode Ravagers are up on my Youtube channel.




Stay tuned for Temple of Sacrifice and hard modes after the holidays. Happy Life Day and Merry Sithmas.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Surviving Shadow of Revan

SWTOR: Shadow of Revan

SWTOR Rishi
courtesy swtor.com

Early access for the Shadow of Revan expansion has arrived! Follow me on Twitch because I'll be streaming throughout the week. Here's an idea of what you can look forward to.

Disciplines

First, everybody needs to open up their skills and choose a specialization again. Next, you'll want to check the trainer to see if you need to buy anything that changed significantly.

Finish up by reading through Utilities and grabbing the ones you think will help you play the way you want. These can easily be changed so long as you're out of combat.

The site has been updated so Discipline overviews are part of the menu bar at the top of every page.


Train Crew Skills

New expansion, new crafting materials. Head over to the crew skills area to train then start up a quick mission so you can harvest from the new planets. Remember you can send out 6 companions on missions now.


UI Setup

If you play a spec with DoTs or lots of procs, take a few minutes to open the UI editor and decide what options you want to use for the new highlight feature.

Abilities buffed by procs and debuffs applied by you are now highlighted for easier tracking. The buff bar is also its own UI element and no longer attached to your player portrait. You can move it wherever you like.


Prelude

You may have the Prelude to the Shadow of Revan quest available to you on your ship. This will take you through the three flashpoints that led up to the expansion in Solo mode. That's right - Flashpoints important to the storyline can be experienced by solo players.


Rishi

After getting an odd holocall on your ship, you'll want to head to the pirate port on Rishi to investigate. This is a pretty lighthearted planet with various gangs and feathery natives to satisfy in the name of gaining experience towards level 60.

At some point during the main storyline, an opportunity to continue your class story pops up. Inquisitors speak to an old ally with some questions about how you'd like to handle the assets you acquired during your rise to power.

Rishi is the location of both new Flashpoints and The Ravagers Operation. Blood Hunt and the Battle of Rishi have Solo modes if you prefer to handle them that way.


Yavin 4

The story heats up as you head to Yavin 4, a location absolutely steeped in the Dark Side of the Force. Massive temples are visible through thick forest including the Temple of Sacrifice Operation.

It becomes obvious that an alliance is necessary to handle threats Revan presents on Yavin - Empire and Republic share a landing zone.

Although the atmosphere is tense, the number of quests on Yavin is actually similar to Oricon. This will become a reputation daily hub once the initial push to level 60 is over. Enjoy discovering and attempting to thwart the Revanites' plans. If you've read "Revan" you'll probably be very hyped.

Monday, November 24, 2014

SWTOR Level 60 Stalker Set Bonus

New Stalker Set Bonus


Information from a Shadow of Revan press event came out today. Pretty Little Sith has a great writeup on what she got to play and took a photo of the new Assassin DPS set bonus.

Stalker's Gear

This is a 7 piece set that now includes bracers and belt at 192 gear rating.

2: Ball Lightning and Leeching Strike of Psychokinetic Blast and Serenity Strike increase damage dealt by 2% for 15 seconds.

4: Reduces the cooldown of Recklessness or Force Potency by 15 seconds.

6: After activating Voltaic Slash and Thrash or Clairvoyant Strike and Double Strike your next Assassinate and Maul or Spinning Strike and Shadow Strike will critically hit. This effect can only occur once every minute.


These look solid, but they're definitely not as big a deal as our old constant critical chance on Thrash. I like that our new abilities trigger bonus damage. It makes them seem a bit more interesting.

Not long until December, everybody!