Friday, December 9, 2011

TOR Datacron: Early Access is when?

Well, it's been quite a week for Star Wars: The Old Republic.  We found out that Early Access (for those that pre-ordered) will begin on the 13th instead of the 15th.  How often do MMO's start ahead of schedule?    Then we found out there is no grace period to account for shipping delays.  That's a bit odd, as I remember most MMO's having one.


Factions.  Darth Hater had an interesting lore post about different factional conflicts going on in the TOR universe.  These are areas ripe for new content.  I'd love to be able to pick sides and experience a story in the Czerka vs Wookie conflict.

Healers.  Laura from the Force Junkies gives us a breakdown of the different healers in SWTOR.  Since a number of classes can spec healing, it's good to know what each brings to the table.

Early Access.  Syp discusses the whole Early Access situation.  I am pretty happy about getting in potentially two days early.  As for the grace period, not sure it'll affect me.  I'd certainly like a day or two to be sure though.

Tanking 101.  Elicas, also from Force Junkies, put up a guide discussing the basics of tanking in SWTOR. It's a good place to start if you are planning on taking that role.  I will be going DPS or Healer on my main.

Preferences.  Swtor Life has a comprehensive guide to the preferences in SWTOR.  It goes over, in detail, what every option does, pretty helpful if you are not sure.  You can find Part 2 here.


Million Credit Mount.  Well, 1.5 million to be exact. This is a video of a mount which you can purchase from a vendor in the VIP lounge.  It is pretty sweet, if not a little big.

Outlaw's Den.  Check out this video of TOR's Free for All area, the Outlaw's Den.  There are no other players around, so it is more of a tour.

Ilum.  A video of Ilum, TOR's objective based PvP area.  How awesome is that Troopers robot companion?

Subject Alpha.  The Guardians of Peace took a video of their battle with Subject Alpha, a world boss on the planet Taris.

TOR Datacron links and video gathered from the TOR Nexus.