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Interview: Star Wars The Old Republic devs on Legacy of the Sith’s December 14 launch

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"This is the start of a year’s celebration," Star Wars: The Old Republic Project Director Keith Kanneg said just before showing the press the...

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR’s Charles Boyd on BioWare, newbie acquisition, economy, and beyond

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So it’s been two years since I wrote a piece on Star Wars: The Old Republic. I’m sorry. You’ll have to tell me what...

Hyperspace Beacon: How SWTOR added two Onslaught stories (but wrote only one)

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Star Wars: The Old Republic prides itself on being a game with choices that matter. Fundamentally, one of the biggest choices a player can...

Hyperspace Beacon: First impressions of SWTOR’s Onslaught and Update 6.0

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Like all other Star Wars: The Old Republic fans, I have been waiting for another expansion from BioWare for too long. Of course, the...

Hyperspace Beacon: Is SWTOR prepared for the Onslaught?

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Welcome back to the Hyperspace Beacon. I have taken a much-needed break over this summer to come back to the first expansion that Star...

Hyperspace Beacon: Thoughts on SWTOR’s Dantooine Incursion update

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Tuesday, Star Wars: The Old Republic released a new event update called the Dantooine Incursion. I played through the questlines on the PTS, then...

Hyperspace Beacon: Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes satisfies that Star Wars fix, but there’s a catch

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For the last few weeks, my other job has either taken away my game time or just sucked the energy out of me so...

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR takes us to Dantooine for the fifth time in a video game

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My very first memory of Dantooine was surprisingly its first real appearance in a video game at all. Star Wars Galaxies imagined Dantooine as...

Hyperspace Beacon: Why we’re excited about the SWTOR Onslaught announcement

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Before the Star Wars: The Old Republic Community Cantina, millions of voices were crying out in terror: "We are never going to get any...

Hyperspace Beacon: I can’t believe I forgot these things about Star Wars Galaxies

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For the last couple of weeks, I've been able to re-experience Star Wars Galaxies. After eight years, I noticed that I might have forgotten...

Hyperspace Beacon: This is the toughest choice in Star Wars Galaxies Legends

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I'm Larry, and I'm an altoholic. (Pauses for everyone to say "Hi, Larry.") The toughest part of any game for me is which class...

Hyperspace Beacon: Which Star Wars Galaxies emulator should I try first?

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As a longtime Star Wars fan and former Star Wars Galaxies player, I've known there were plenty of emulators out there ripe for playing...

Hyperspace Beacon: The tale of Ood Bnar and his place in SWTOR

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If you've not watched the "Choose My Alignment" livestreams that MJ and I have been doing over the last couple of years, then you've...

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR’s year-end report card for 2018

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Every year, I place Star Wars: The Old Republic on a scale and weigh it against the Bartle Taxonomy, giving the different aspects letter...

Hyperspace Beacon: First impressions of SWTOR 5.10 ‘Jedi Under Siege’

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Faith in BioWare products has been waning as of late, but Star Wars: The Old Republic seemed to always maintain a core fan base....

Hyperspace Beacon: Why PVPers are abandoning SWTOR – again

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I don't usually like to jump into the PvE-v-PvP debate because no one wins, but I have started to see an exodus of PvPers...

Hyperspace Beacon: We have the Star Wars The Old Republic story all wrong

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I have been buried in Star Wars: The Old Republic lore for about 8 years now, and it pains me to admit this, but...

Hyperspace Beacon: Five things you need to do before SWTOR’s 5.10 update

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Update 5.10 for Star Wars: The Old Republic is coming very soon, possibly next week, but more likely the week after. That's not a...

Hyperspace Beacon: Everything you need to know about Star Wars The Old Republic’s guild changes

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Since the launch of the game, guilds have been a real weakness for Star Wars: The Old Republic. For the longest time, I have...

Hyperspace Beacon: Five tools to up your roleplay game in SWTOR

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As you all know, I like to roleplay in Star Wars: The Old Republic. In fact, creating characters and creating struggles for them within...

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