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Myrkur / Feb 23, 2012
1.2 should be dropping sometime next month. GW2 going into Beta real soon. When that drops I will be expanding the site to accomodate that game as well as a World of Warcraft once MoP gets further into development.

Also, I had some problems getting decent footage for a Beginners Guide to Huttball. I still wasn't able to get all the shots I really wanted for the guide, but I will be putting it together soon. My next project will involve a full Warzone that I commentate over and explain how I approach PvP in Warzones when I solo Queue. How to maximize your medals while helping your team and minimizing your deaths so that you can score an 'Immortal' announcement. At least if you are a Shadow, haha.
Myrkur / Feb 09, 2012
I made a post on the official forums this morning shining light on an explotative guild. It sadly was deleted. I have the post here though, and feel it should still be said. At least to you guys so that you may be aware of what is going on, and hopefully not get too discouraged by what is going on. The guild I am talking about here is <Fist of the Empire>, the largest guild on Empire and likely the entire server. They have over 1000 characters I believe, spread across three guilds of similar names. A Vast majority of them do not exploit. Unfortunately 4-8 of them do, and that is enough to ruin your Warzone experience, and enough to tarnish their reputation.

So I took the accusations of a certain empire guild with a grain of salt because I hadn't hit level 50 yet and therefore did not experience the claims of the original thread maker. Well, I finally hit 50 a few days ago and I am starting to notice the trend that the deleted thread complained about.

Alderaan Civil War is very difficult to get a full match in. The empire typically bugs out and has 9-12 players instead of the 8 that are supposed to be there. And this commences the Warzone Shutdown sequence. So I began to ask myself 'Why is it only Civil War this happens in?" and the answer is pretty obvious. It is much easier to guarantee a win within 2 minutes on Civil War than it is on Void Star or Huttball. They may spawn on the wrong team on Void Star, or a Tank may be on the other team with 3 healers who grabs the ball and holds it for 2 minutes.

So what is happening? A pre-made from the accused guild is queuing up together. When their queue pops, one of them accepts it and the others wait till he tells them which warzone it is. If it is Alderaan Civil War then they do the exploit and get an extra 1-3 players in the warzone.

Which brings me to the question 'Why would they even care to do that? The game only lasts 2 minutes in that scenario, that's hardly enough time to kill the entire other team once over. How is that fun for them?' and of course the answer to that is simple also. They don't care about actual PvP, they just want to get their Daily done. They want to check that box and get their little gear bag. And I have to say, that is some carebear *** **** right there.

Their only interest is completing a quest and getting a Champion/Battlemaster Bag. They could care less about actually PvPing. They do this because they feel they cannot compete, and want to finish the daily ASAP.

One of two things is going to happen in a few weeks. These guys will get all of their battlemaster gear, and then be one of those people that post on the pvp forum 'This game is boring. I have all battlemaster gear now and there is nothing to do' and then quit. Or they will have their Battlemaster Gear and stop exploiting, to find out they still cannot compete because they were never PvPing in the first place and all the best gear in the world won't help them. They will get frustrated and quit.

Of course not every member of that guild will do this, but a vast majority of them will. Their reputation will be terrible, their numbers will dwindle, and only the few that could have stopped their carebear friends will remain. Very few of them will feel shame and know why things turned out the way they did, the others will eventually get bored and quit themselves.

So enjoy your quick Alderaan Civil War wins. We will laugh heartily whenever we manage to get the caps first and win. And when we don't we will just take our quick 5+ Medals in 2 minutes and be glad we could get that much valor in the short time the game was played.

Addendum: If you experience other players exploiting this bug, then report them using the in-game ticket system. Do it each and everytime you experience it. The only way for us to combat the problem is to be tattle-tales and as annoying as possible to Bioware. If noone reports that players are doing this, then they will continue to be oblvious to the problem and it will continue to ruin our experience.
Myrkur / Feb 02, 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSkODkXOjGI&

I have finally completed my first video guide, and it's on Alderaan Civil War! This video is aimed at beginner players looking to learn how to be a better teammate in this Warzone. It goes over some basic gameplay and strategy for this map, and following the tips will help you become a valuable member of your team.

Look forward to more videos on other Warzones, Operations and World PvP, as well as general MMO Tips and some full Warzone and Ilum Commentary.
Myrkur / Jan 24, 2012
As our guild grows day by day, I am getting more inquiries about what one class a person should play. The answer to that question is simple. Play whatever the hell you want to.

If we are a guild of 500 Jedi, cool. If we have 20 Smugglers, 50 Knights, 40 Consulars and 15 Troopers, cool. Don't play a class just to fit into some mold of a group. If you roll the class you like the most, and get good at playing it you will find a place to shine. So if you must, play a bunch of different classes to level 20, so you get one key ability from a spec tree which will change the class a good deal. This will also let you see a good deal of the first chapter, to see if you like your base classes story. Then make a decision on which one you like the most, and run with it.

In terms of Story, Jedi Knights are regarded as having the best on Republic Side and I hear it is the best Dark Side Alignment Story in the game. The Smuggler story leads to some mischieve, fun, sex and rock and roll. Consulars story starts off weak, IMO, but gets really good in the end. From what I know of the Troopers story it's not extreme in the hate/love category, but more of a like/dislike. I believe the Trooper story starts off as a Revenge type story, in which your commanding officer is an incompetant POS that you will grow to hate. Sounds like a true Military batallion, haha.

As far as what classes are the "best" there really isn't any right now. At least that we can definitely say as there is no way to record combat logs and run parses. I recommend a Hybrid though, a class that can switch it's roll as they seem to be a little more powerful and are definitely more flexible. So figure out what class has the gameplay you enjoy and the story you don't hate and run with it. Worry about fitting into a group after you've proven you are one of the best people at your class, because by then you will be able to find a group for whatever you are doing no problem.
Myrkur / Jan 16, 2012
To reflect the open recruitment currently going on, all members have the ability to extend a guild invite. From recruits to Officers. So if you come across any players that were a pleasure to group with don't forget to extend a guild invite to them. We want to make our roster as large as possible so that we can easily support each other. So get out there and invite people!
Myrkur / Jan 15, 2012
Resonance is a newly created SW:TOR Guild on the US-Veela server. A guild that welcomes all types of players. We will strive to work together to build a strong community not just within our guild but on the entire server.

We encourage every type of playing style. You will see us participating in Leveling, Flashpoints, World PvP, Ops Groups and Warzones.

Right now we have a completely open recruitment and will stay mostly open. Resonance strives to be a large force of players on the Veela server. Please check the General Forum for Guild Rules to see if Resonance will be a good fit for you.