Every Star Wars hero needs a companion. Han had Chewie, Luke had R2-D2 — even Jabba had the cackling monkey lizard Salacious B. Crumb. These characters complement a player’s strengths or weaknesses, and provide company for the epic journey you will inevitably undertake. Whether they’re combative, friendly, flirtatious, or even just good for a laugh, companions always contribute to your adventure.
In Star Wars™: The Old Republic™, a variety of these Companion Characters will join your cause. Some will join you for adventure, some for greed, and some for motivations that will remain hidden until much further along in your adventure. The Companions run the gamut from intelligent droids to bizarre aliens, from an honorable princess to a roguish pirate, and each class has a completely unique set of Companions.
The travelling system might be most interesting for many of you. We were able to test the fast travelling system on Korriban as we sat down on a Speeder with our Sith. We also took a picture of it. The system works similar as in other MMOs - once you reach a travelling point you can choose your destination via a map. When driving, you won't see a loading screen, but you can enjoy your surroundings.
Talking about maps, if you press M you will see the world map. A special feature is a magnifier, which can be enabled, to show you certain areas more precisely. Below you see the world map of Ord Mantell (sorry for the quality). The yellow sign on the upper left shows a hotspot for travelling. Below Fort Garnik is a little purple head which shows the location of fellow group members.
SWTOR PERSONAL VEHICLES
42-Y Civilian Speeder Bike Speeder bikes become available : ---------------at level 25 and you talk to a class trainer. $4k
72-X Military Speeder Bike Speeder bikes become available : ---------------at level 40 and you talk to a class trainer. $21k
JR-3 Galactic Speeder Bike Speeder bikes become available: -------------- at level 50 and you talk to a class trainer. $33k
June 3, 2011 Damion Schubert: “Initially, we’re just going with vehicles instead of animal mounts, although we definitely hope to get to the animals post-launch. We felt that, given a choice between the two, being on a vehicle felt more like Star Wars. The vehicles tend to be reminiscent of vehicles you’ve seen in the films, although it’s a balancing act. As a designer, you want to be sure that the vehicles graduate in speed but also that the vehicles look appropriate for the speed at which they’re travelling.”
July 22, 2011 James Ohlen: We have reacted on the reaction of the speeders. We were originally going with an upgrade route to the speeders, slow at first make them not look great. After a little thought we went back to the drawing board and adding new speeders, land speeders went in and now we're churning out a bunch of them and you will likely be impressed.
What about changing the armor on some of the vehicles... like the speeders?
One of the things when were determining how we were going to have progression work within speeders, within your personal vehicle... the reason we started so slow is we wanted to have a traditional MMO thing where you start out and you're a little bit faster, you get a better speeder. And you're a little bit faster, and then we sort of realized that it was counter to Star Wars. You want to be pretty darn fast.
So there are going to be speed upgrades as you get the higher level speeders, but in addition (to that), we're going to be upgrading the armor so you get knocked off your speeder less frequently. Right now as you drive around Tatooine, if you get too close to somebody, they can do enough damage and pop you off your speeder. If you're on a more highly armored one, you're going to have a lot more capacity to take damage without being knocked off, which again is a boon to the player who is trying to get from point A to point B.
Here is some low leveling consular leveling footage. I will be working on getting higher stuff and show the heals. In my personal opinion from what I experienced is that the starting areas for the republic are visually better, whereas the sith counterpart is more fun. Starting off I didn’t like the consular but as soon as I got my companion I started to kill things very quickly and I can take on elites with ease. Theres a lot of story dialogue in these videos.
Swtor Jedi Consular Leveling Part 1
Swtor Jedi Consular Leveling Part 2
Swtor Jedi Consular Leveling Part 3
Author Of these videos is Betafootage.
I always try to gathter the best swtor beta videos for u and keep u updated about the beta.
This beta footage shows both the male and female jedi consular. The game and its properties shown in this video are property of LucasArt Ltd. & Bioware and/or their affiliates. This video is for educational purposes.
On the next post i will show u the Jedi Consular Leveling
Though starships have been traveling hyperspace for millennia, the technology propelling these ships is always evolving. Advanced shielding and weaponry must also be outfitted for any starships venturing outside secured hyperlanes. In the years of the Great War, shipbuilders crafted a new generation of starships. Republic and the Imperial engineers developed a variety of unique designs for official use, but some of the most advanced models have surfaced on the black market, where Bounty Hunters, Smugglers, and pirates pay high prices to acquire the most advanced technologies available.
D5 - Mantis
Bounty Hunter Ship
About this ship : KUAT DRIVE YARDS (KDY) D5-MANTIS PATROL CRAFT
A rare, best-in-class vessel, the D5-Mantis is an alpha predator in the cold depths of space. Designed to meet the hefty demands of a much larger interdiction vessel, the Mantis has a compact frame and above all-- is built to fight. By employing three retractable weapon foils with independent power supplies, the Mantis is capable of safely utilizing armament intended for larger class vessels, as well as reducing its profile significantly in order to be packed tightly into carrier ships with a surprising number of other Mantis crafts. To mitigate what would otherwise be an extremely cramped interior, the engineers of the D5-Mantis make efficient use of vertical space and minimized bulkheads to provide more open areas and ensure ease of access for maintenance. Due to the prohibitive cost of building a completely independent, long-range picket ship, the Mantis has never seen large-scale production. Spotting one in use is a very rare sight, and a mark of exceptional means.
About this ship:CORELLIAN XS LIGHT FREIGHTER
The classic Freighter has advanced by leaps and bounds since the Dynamic class Freighters from the days of the Jedi Civil War. The freighter is larger and more versatile than its predecessors, and the XS Freighter model also features a variety of significant upgrades that make it one of the fastest and most nimble ships in the galaxy. In addition to an enlarged cargo hold, the XS also has secret compartments throughout the ship for transporting contraband and anything else the captain would prefer to keep hidden. If the captain prefers to simply avoid being boarded, the XS has proven itself to be fully capable. In addition to the standard laser and torpedo batteries, the starship is designed with upper and lower turrets that can be controlled manually or remotely from the cockpit. Captains of these freighters typically live on board, so the XS Freighter has all the creature comforts anyone could ask for, from a recreational lounge to extra sleeping quarters. It’s no wonder that it inspires such loyalty in its owners.
Featuring an advanced hyperdrive and state-of-the-art sub-light engines, the Fury is the most versatile starship in the Imperial fleet. Though initially designed for high-priority military missions, the Fury has become a favorite among Sith Lords and the latest models have been engineered accordingly. The Fury’s angular design combines the maneuverability of smaller Imperial fighters like the Interceptor with impressive armament that rivals some of the Empire’s larger military vessels. The Fury also features a newly designed set of ‘strike foils’ that remain down for travel but can be expanded in short range combat to maximize the ship’s agility and range of firepower. On the interior, adjustments have been made to match to the luxury and aesthetics demanded by the Sith. No expenses have been spared.
About this ship :CORELLIAN DEFENDER-CLASS LIGHT CORVETTE
Developed at the height of the Great War, the Defender was custom-built for the Jedi Order. The Jedi Council commissioned the starship after determining that Republic military vessels were not well-suited to the Jedi’s more specialized missions. The Defender’s exterior design is based on the consumer model corvette, but it has been outfitted with countless customized upgrades. The starship includes two levels. The formal upper level features diplomatic meeting rooms and an elegant conference room at the ship’s center. The conference room contains a unique Holocom system for secure communications with the Jedi Council. The Defender’s lower level includes a cargo hold, a medical bay, and a small private space in which the Jedi can retreat for meditation. Despite the Jedi Order’s commitment to peace, the ship is battle-ready. If circumstances warrant, the Defender is engineered with high-powered shields and twin turbo lasers to engage the enemy.
The starships of the Imperial Navy are the product of centuries of military research and development. The Empire designed its fleet to destroy the Republic as quickly and efficiently as possible. During the years of the Great War, however, the Empire refined its design strategies. Co-opting newly discovered technologies and revising blueprints according to lessons learned, Imperial engineers built a new generation of starships. First among these, Imperial Intelligence commissioned the X70B-Phantom—the most low-profile, high-tech starship the galaxy has ever known. From its radar-resistant sleek exterior paneling to the next-generation navigation systems, the Phantom is so far ahead of its time that mass production would never be possible. More likely, the experimental prototypes built so far will be designated for critical Intelligence missions, and entrusted only to the most professional and responsible Imperial Agents.
X-70B Phtantom Imperial Agent Starship video presentation
About this ship: RENDILI HYPERWORKS BT-7 THUNDERCLAP
The BT-7 Thunderclap is the Republic’s largest and most elite rapid assault ship—streamlined for fast deployment in combat situations. Upgrades requested by Republic Special Forces ensure reliable performance and durability: state-of-the-art armor plating and heavy laser cannons provide exceptional combat capability, modular shield systems protect the Thunderclap from enemy fire, and the ship’s design deflects blaster fire away from crucial components in the event of shield failure. Despite its efficient military design, the Thunderclap is outfitted with all manner of interior improvements. The main deck contains a high-tech command center and briefing room, a secure armory, and a fully-outfitted medical bay. Personal bunk space is above average, and recreational facilities are available for increased quality of life for the squad during extended missions.
BT -7 Thunderclap Trooper Starship video presentation