Monday, March 25, 2013

BIG NEWS REVEALED! *Update*


At noon eastern, a few TOR sites will be releasing big news!  Makeb release date?  The long-rumored 'secret space project?'  Cathar?  More Cartel packs?  Barbershop functionality?  Server transfers?  2.0 launch details?  WHO KNOWS?!!?!

Stay tuned here for the best and most hilariously overblown reactionary report coverage of the reports that will be reported on after the report deadline related to the reporting of reports!

STAAAY TUUUUUUUUNED!

*UPDATE! 9:13am ET*

We're less than 3 hours away from the reporting deadline pertaining to the reaction of reported reports about TOR.  TORGate is in full swing.  Here at Imperial Intelligence, we're dedicated to bringing you the absolutely most up-to-date information regarding any sort of release made about TORGate.  Keep checking back to see the most ridiculously overblown coverage of this ever-expanding scandal/revolution.

Will we find out the release date for the new expansion?  Will we finally have server transfers?  Will we ultimately know the sexual orientation of jawas as it pertains to the new same-gender romance options in the digital expansion?  Will Master Satele Shan respond to the scathing reports of Republic indifference on Balmorra?  Will Darth Malgus wear Armani at the premiere of Makeb?  Will we finally get to axe-murder Tharan Cedrax, winner of the latest "Most Annoying Thing in the Universe" poll after narrowly beating herpes and George Lucas?  And we'll have new Makeb cooking tips from everyone's favorite chef, Bowdaar!

STAAAY TUUUUUUUUUUUUNED!

*UPDATE 11:59am ET*

ITS ALMOST HERE OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

*UPDATE 12:01pm ET*

MAKEB RELEASE DATE OMG OMG OM GOM GOMGOGMOGMOGMGOGOMGGOMGOG

APRIL 9TH EARLY ACCESS!
APRIL 14TH LAUNCH!

AND THAT'S IT REALLY!

OMG INFO WE ALREADY SORTA FIGURED OUT TOTALLY CONFIRMED BY BIOWARE OMGOMGOMGOMGOGMGOMGMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG

*UPDATE 12:33pm ET*

So, I was reading a snippet from this article over at Darth Hater, and I saw this during the interview with Bruce Maclean (no relation to John Maclean of Die Hard fame).

  • Where does the development team stand with regards to individual class stories?  Are these still a priority for upcoming content?
Great question.  The way you choose to overcome your own personal villains is a crucial part of what defines your character, and once you’ve gotten closure on your personal story, you’re ready to be a key player in the larger conflicts that threaten the Empire and the Republic.  Moving forward, we’re focusing on those stories – conflicts that decide the fate of the entire Galaxy and demand the attention of other living legends like yourself.  You can still put your personal touch on these stories, and you’ll develop relationships just like before, but now the stakes are higher, and the experience can be shared with your friends.
So, basically, fuck your class story.  Fuck it in its tender, sweet asshole.  So ends the grand class story experiment in TOR.  Guess it was fun while it lasted.  Now we're gonna have 'awesome stories to share with our friends!'  HOW AWESOME.

owait its not.

It's the TOR version of Zoey Saldane!
Targeter News Network, reporting in!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Makeb? Hello?

It's been a while since we've heard anything concrete on Makeb.  It makes an agent ... twitchy.  Sure, we've gotten dev blogs and a couple of videos and some rampant speculation, but when was the last time we heard anything concrete?  The PTS is up and there's neat stuff on there, including the new operation Scum & Villainy (oh, how I *RUE* the day I lost my Scum and Villainy guild name), there's not really been one peep about the actual planet Makeb.

We've got info on 2.0 and the changes we can expect.  We've got gear sets (which I think are cool, by the by).  We've got some 'making of' videos.

That's about it.

What's the release date?  We can infer from the 'March to Makeb' promotion that these double experience weekends serve as a vehicle to get us ready for level 50-55 content in the new expansion pack.


Could this be the long-anticipated Makeb release date?  Methinks yes!  I guess we'll find out on Monday!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Boostin' the Weekend!

Well!  This is interesting.  Apparently, SWTOR is having double experience weekends!  Isn't that interesting.  Looks like I'll be spending some more time playing this weekend ... and the next ... and the next ... and the next.  And they stack with your cartel market XP boosts as well!  Who doesn't want 125% extra XP?  (Cue the Capital One baby saying "No!")

Darth Hater is right when they state that this feeds the speculation that RotHC will drop sometime in April or May.  Personally, I think it'll be the Tuesday after the last double XP weekend (April 9th).  That's right!  Write it down!

We're headin' to Makeb for some serious SGR* action on April 9th!  Whooooo!




*Imperial Intelligence neither condemns nor condones SGRs and their inclusion in the game.  Imperial Intelligence is fine with whatever you want to digitally love because OMG he soooo has a crush on Doc Loken.  Because the Doc feeds the rakghoul in his heart.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Scalevelene?

Patch 1.7.2 notes ...

Galactic Reputation

    • Players may now gain reputation with the Contraband Resale Corporation, a group loosely affiliated with the Hutt Cartel! Reputation Trophies for this organization are now available in new Contraband Packs, and a new vendor has been added to allow players to capitalize on this reputation.
    • Companion characters can now equip gear earned through Galactic Reputation
    • Players will now receive a message when ranking up with an organization.
    • The Galactic Reputation Window will now update properly to indicate when players rank up with an organization.
    • Added the text "Next Rank:" to better clarify Galactic Reputation progress.
    • Cosmetic gear rewards from Galactic Reputation have had their required levels reduced to 10. This affects:
      • Voss Ambassador's gear
      • Hyperspace Hotshot gear
      • Section Guardian gear
      • Blue Scalene gear
      • Red Scalene gear
      • White Scalene gear
      • Gray Helix Weapons

 But all I saw was ...

Cosmetic gear rewards from Galactic Reputation have had their required levels reduced to 10. This affects:

Blue Scalene gear
Red Scalene gear

SOOPER DOOPER GIGGLE SQUEEEEEEE