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The Unnamed SWTOR Podcast recently spoke with BioWare devs Damion Schubert, Andrew Horwitz, and Eric Musco at Star Wars: The Old Republic's Community Cantina Q&A in New York City. According to podcast host JD, BioWare said that space PvE will not be coming to SWTOR any time soon, if ever. I as...

October 20th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Those of us who have played through the middle planets of Star Wars: The Old Republic know that chapter two is rather blasé. And as far as the free-to-play experiment is concerned, I really don't have anything new to report this week, or at least, not enough to fill a whole column. I will ce...

May 21st 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Fansite SWTOR-RP.com has posted an interesting Q&A with BioWare devs Damion Schubert and Charles Boyd. Boyd, Star Wars: The Old Republic's lead writer, and Schubert, its senior designer, have a lot to say regarding Game Update 2.0 (otherwise known as the Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion). T...

February 24th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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All MMOs could use improvements, but that doesn't negate what they have done right. And despite the negativity, SWTOR is doing well. In fact, in a recent forum post Systems Designer Damion Schubert said that the free-to-play push was working quite well: "The success of the market (and it has been...

January 22nd 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Sometimes we need to see certain things from different perspectives in order to understand the whole truth. If detectives listened to only one eyewitness, then the totality of the crime would be missing. They could head in the wrong direction, thereby letting a criminal go free and possibly detai...

December 11th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Lead Designer Damion Schubert made an interesting statement during the last Star Wars: The Old Republic livestream. He proclaimed that although the designers don't want to completely eliminate vertical progression, the stats between the upper tiers of PvP armor will begin to flatten out. As many...

December 4th 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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BioWare will be rolling out Star Wars: The Old Republic's official transition to a free-to-play business model very soon, so today the game's lead designer, Damion Schubert, has put out a new developer update apprising players of the status of SWTOR's F2P incarnation. In this new missive, Schub...

November 7th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Star Wars: The Old Republic players are checking out the game's potential free-to-play changes on the test server, and serious concerns about some of the restrictions have prompted a response from BioWare. Lead Designer Damion Schubert wrote a lengthy forum post to state that the team's been obs...

October 25th 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Given how many people have quit Star Wars: The Old Republic and how many of those people still follow me in other media, I should really not be surprised at the number of people who ask, "Why do you still play SWTOR?" Usually, that question is followed by some snide remark about how the game suck...

October 16th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Damion Schubert remains a well-respected member of the online development community. He can tell tales of his time working on Meridian 59 and Shadowbane. His latest project allowed him to build many of the integral systems of Star Wars: The Old Republic, arguably his most successful work to date....

October 10th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Those darn GDC organizers! They're still using the term postmortem for games that are very much alive. In this case it's Meridian 59, and former lead designer Damion Schubert will take the stage at GDC Online 2012 for a special Classic Game Postmortem lecture focused on the 1996 title. A GDC pre...

September 18th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments