WoW Adds a Karting Mini-Game, Color Blind Support, and Major SWOTOR Updates Outlined

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Big Things Coming to SWTOR

Star Wars: The Old Republic was a massive gamble for BioWare and EA, and while the game might not have hit the wow-like subscriber numbers the pair might have hoped for, it still brings in more than enough SWTOR credits to pad EA’s books. Over the course of the past year, the game has received a number of small updates.

In a post on the official SWTOR website, senior producer, Bruce Maclean stated that the company’s been focused on improving gameplay systems and social connectivity. That changes this year, as Maclean promises a switch to focusing on content. He pointed to the success of the Shadow of Revan expansion, and says that the team wants to center on story once more. Character stories in particular will take a central focus, so if you want to beef up your toon in time for the new adventures, feel free to buy cheap SWTOR credits from Here’s what Maclean had to say about the team’s plans.

“Shadow of Revan was just the beginning. In 2015, we are committed to bringing you more character-driven adventures in the Old Republic universe. You’re going to see a unified story, with a focus on themes that unite our eight classes – everyone is a veteran from the Galactic Civil War with a complicated past and an uncertain future. ”

Maclean goes on to add that there will be two major content releases this year, the first hitting in the spring, and the second later at the end of the year. One exciting, but unconfirmed rumor is that SWTOR will release an expansion to tie in with this year’s blockbuster release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. On paper, it makes a lot of sense that EA would want to cash in on the free marketing, as they’re already getting a Star Wars Battlefront game ready for release in the same period. While not confirmed, we’d bet SWTOR credits on it happening, especially as Maclean says the second major expansion hits around that time frame.


WoW Adds a Karting Mini-Game and Color Blind Support

The people at Blizzard are known for their love of their fans, so it’s great to see that they’ve gone ahead and added color blind support to the game. The new menu allows users to select appropriate colors via color wheel, and also lets them elect to have text pop-ups activated to make it easier to differentiate between friend and foe.

In even more touching news, the company announced that the Argi charity pet it released last month has raised a staggering $1.9 million for the Red Cross to help Ebola relief in Africa. The company assured that 100% of the proceeds from the pet sales would go to charity.

First it was selfies, and now Blizzard’s adding a Mario-kart-esque mini-game to WoW with patch 6.1, currently still on PTR. You won’t need any wow gold to buy these karts, but you can still get some from EpicToon to tune your toon. When the race is finished, it’ll be added to Darkmoon Faire Island. Gamers will have to hit three posts with their kart within as short a time as possible, whilst avoiding electrical wires randomly scattered about the track.