Single Saber Mastery is a column about Star Wars: The Old Republic from the perspective of a Jedi Guardian.
Being this the first post about this new column, I’d like to write some words of introduction.
When I started to play Star Wars: The Old Republic, I decided to roll a Jedi Guardian being the reason the way it fits in the stereotype of the Jedi in the Star Wars universe. It was announced that the Guardian would be more of a tanking class but I decided to take my chances and going the DPS way. I always played DPS classes on other games and I must confess I was a little afraid of sub par performance if pick the tanking route this time. Later I picked a Jedi Shadow, that I’m still leveling up, and I might go the tank way on that one. For my main I decided to stay on my comfort zone and do what I do best: DPS.
Since the announcement of Star Wars: The Old Republic, fansites started to pop and began to gather and publish news about the game, the development team and all the aspects related. Podcasts also appeared to discuss how the game was going to be and that it would excel in the MMO space. All went good and with great expectations until the game finally launched. For some, the game became a disappointment, for others it was good. Players came and went away for several reasons being those the lack of features and systems some other games with several years after release already had.
This week BioWare relased Patch 1.4: Terror From Beyond. The main focus of this patch is the new Operation but along came some class balance tweaks, chest color match and hide head slot for companions, mood expressions, new PvE endgame gear, new PVP weapons among other small things.
You can read the patch notes here.
Soon I’ll be posting some thoughts about the changes on this patch from a Jedi Guardian DPS perspective, which is my main class.
Today ArenaNet announced a beta version of Guild Wars 2 for Mac. As this version is still in beta, some performance optimizations are still in development and final system requirements aren’t finalized. It’s good to see a game like this being released for Mac, a platform that many publishers just decide to ignore even when Macs are selling very well these days. If you already have an active Guild Wars 2 account, you can go to your account page and download the Mac client today!
For the full announcement go here!
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A new Developer Dispatch from Bioware details a little more what we’ll encounter on the new Operation, Terror From Beyond.
Hit the jump to watch the video!
The next patch, 1.4, is already on the test server along with a forum post with the patch notes.
In this patch there’s some new stuff:
- Operation Terror From Beyond – is a new operation where players will fight the horrors unleashed on the planet Asation by the Dread Masters;
- New PvE endgame gear – along with the Operation, a new tier of gear will be available in order to continue player’s gear progression;
- Group Finder expanded features – now players, when leaving the group, will be returned to their original location;
- Emotes improvements – new emotes will be available for facial expressions to reflect player’s mood;
- Companion customization options – the companion match to color and hide head slots features will be available.
Head over to the PTS patch notes here!
Image source: swtor.com
After a longer than usual maintenance, some fixes are up for Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Check the new patch notes after the jump!