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

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

Hyperspace Beacon: Why PVPers are abandoning SWTOR – again

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

Hyperspace Beacon: Obtaining the Masterwork armor in SWTOR Update 5.10

I'm torn on this new armor achievement system in Star Wars: The Old Republic. On the one hand, everyone can get the armor...

Hyperspace Beacon: Old characters, rumors, and nostalgia in Star Wars The Old Republic

I believe a game has hit an unusual place when players get nostalgic pangs for a game within the game itself. We see that kind...

Here’s a run-down of everything coming to SWTOR in the next month and a half

There is no eloquent way to explain everything that is coming to Star Wars: The Old Republic from now until December. So let's just...

Hyperspace Beacon: First impressions of SWTOR’s new Huttball map

Yesterday, Star Wars: The Old Republic released its latest update called Fame and Fortune. I'm not exactly sure why BioWare called it "Fame...

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR, a roleplay community divided

Much praise and hatred have been tossed at Star Wars: The Old Republic for its decision to focus more heavily on...

Hyperspace Beacon: What will we see on SWTOR’s ‘ancient Jedi world’?

Producer Keith Kanneg wrote, "[T]he next phase of the SWTOR storyline will kick off with a bang on the ancient Jedi world." Let's look at the clues that let us know exactly which Jedi world that is, why I am excited to see that world, and what we will likely see on that planet. I don't think I have to mention it at this point, but I will: Possible spoilers ahead, but only if I am right.

Hyperspace Beacon: How BioWare could get SWTOR back on track

If you have yet to experience the conclusion to the traitor storyline from the latest story update to Star Wars: The Old Republic...

Tamriel Infinium: Three key takeaways from the Elder Scrolls Online Murkmire teaser

Hopefully, everyone saw the Elder Scrolls Online presentation at Quakecon. If not, I'll have that whole video just past the break. Game Director...

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR is testing huge changes for the Rishi stronghold

I know I took more than a moment to explain why I liked the new Rishi stronghold coming to Star Wars: The...

Hyperspace Beacon: Making roleplay events deeper in SWTOR (or any other MMORPG)

From time to time, I like to break from talking about the latest news from Star Wars: The Old Republic to talk about...

Hyperspace Beacon: Take your SWTOR PvP to Rishi!

OK, I'll come right out and say it: I love the Rishi stronghold. The Star Wars: The Old Republic developers have outdone themselves....

Hyperspace Beacon: Memorable moments in Star Wars Galaxies, the original Star Wars MMORPG

Yesterday, the game that solidified my place in the MMO space would have turned 15 years old, and MJ, Bree, and I took...

Hyperspace Beacon: Future plot points for SWTOR and other unanswered lore questions

Last night, BioWare Creative Director Charles Boyd and Community Manager Eric Musco were guests on the Passionately Casual Podcast to discuss the lore of...

Hyperspace Beacon: The sorry state of roleplay in Star Wars: The Old Republic

Since the server merges, the Star Forge server has unofficially become the roleplay server for Star Wars: The Old Republic. And roleplaying's fight...

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