SWTOR News Roundup

So many things happened in the SWTOR Universe this past week. Lay down your blaster, lightsaber and put aside earning SWTOR credits for a minute and read through our recap:

New SWTOR Website

After last week’s successful launch of SWTOR Game Update 1.2, now comes the unveiling of the shiny new SWTOR website. According to the official announcement,

“We’ve completely rebuilt the website from the ground-up, with the intention of providing you with the latest game updates in an easy to navigate way. In addition to all of the latest news and information that is released, we’re also going to give you much more information about in-game content. Right now, you can check out our updated Flashpoints page on the Holonet, which includes information for each of the seventeen Flashpoints currently in the game.

But this is only the beginning. We’ll be continuing to update the website with an array of new features and functionality, such as Guild support, Skill Trees, Character Profiles, and so much more.”

The new site does look better, reads easier, but the posts kinda bleed into one another; hard to tell where one ends and another begins. Overall, very nice. SWTOR gold star for you guys.

Character Transfers Now Available for Asia-Pacific

Players who purchased the game before  SWTOR launched in the Asia-Pacific region can now transfer their characters to a local server. Keep your SWTOR credits, the transfer is free.

Only characters created before 5:01PM AEDT / 7:01PM NZDT / 2:01PM HKT / 2:01PM SGT on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 qualify for a transfer.

To request a transfer, log in to your account and click on the “Asia Pacific Transfers” link on the right side of the menu. Fill up the form and submit before the deadline on:01PM AEST / 4:01PM NZST / 12:01PM HKT / 12:01PM SGT on April 24th, 2012.

Note: Your SWTOR credits will be transferred with your character. It may take a week to complete transfer requests.  You will receive an email notification once your character has been transferred.

Reminder: your character might have transferred to an Asia-Pacific server, but you can still buy SWTOR gold here.

No Ranked Warzones yet

Did you load up on SWTOR credits to get all the cool new gear that came with 1.2?

In case you hadn’t noticed, ranked Warzones were not included in Update 1.2. According Lead Game Designer Daniel Erickson,

“After Careful consideration, it is clear that to make Ranked Warzones the feature we all want it to be is going to take a bit more time. I apologize for any disappointment this may cause and ask for your patience as we work to make sure the Ranked Warzones Preseason launch is polished and fun.”

Bummer, but it’s better to have it late and fixed rather than on time and broken, right? There’s plenty to do with all the new content anyway. Instead of moping, buy SWTOR gold, gear up, head off for Lost Island and try to get past evil Doctor Lorrick. (First you have to get to him and through a couple of mini bosses and a couple of real ones… )

Get your Tauntaun pet yet?

To celebrate the release of Game Update 1.2 and thank fans for their support, BioWare also announced that it would offer Star Wars: The Old Republic players a billion SWTOR credits each… alright, no they didn’t, but they are offerring up a number of in-game rewards*:

  • All subscribers with active game accounts on April 12, 2012 or April 21, 2012 will be rewarded with an in-game Legacy Reward: the Tauntaun Ram Pet via in-game mail.
  • New players who subscribe to The Old Republic before April 21, 2012 will also receive the Legacy Tauntaun Ram Pet.
  • All active subscribers who have achieved a level 50 character by April 12, 2012 will receive 30 days of game time at no charge as a reward for their loyalty to the game.
  • Former subscribers with inactive accounts are invited back to play Game Update 1.2 for up to seven days at no charge starting April 13, 2012.