In this Fan Friday, we are highlighting various items from the Star Wars: The Old Republic community, dishing out exciting content from the Development Team, following up on GDC 2010, and confirming our presence at this years E3.
If you're looking for more opportunities to voice your opinion, you'll be interested in the new polls we posted up. Also, we added new avatars to the forums, so try them out.
The Developer Corner section includes is an amazing video of the Sith Inquisitor showing off some of his lightning abilities with booming sound effects.
Also included is some fan art by Hazaz and some by Daennika, some fan fiction by terminalpleasure, a Sith History Guide for Noobies by Danik_Kreldin, a few new pictures of customizable female faces, new avatars, new polls, and a wrap-up on GDC 2010.
In addition to Fan Friday, Daniel Erickson posted a few comments on the official forums this week. Details on his posts after the jump.
In response to a thread asking about what BioWare looks for in its writers, Daniel Erickson had the following to say:
Interesting thread. Important to note that the degree is not, in fact, mandatory but then you really need the work experience to even it out. Unless you're just mind bogglingly brilliant in your application module, of course. In fact one of our most accomplished senior writers is degreeless, choosing to go straight to work in the dreaded real world. As far as age, we run the gamut. We've got people right out of school and we have people with decades of experience. I care about two things: Can you write great interactive fiction and would you meld with my team. Having at various times been a producer and lead designer in my previous lives I have to say that finding the unique skills and creativity needed for BioWare writers has been the hardest hiring challenge of my career so the last thing we'd do is turn away some amazing talent because they weren't carrying the right piece of paper.
He also provided clarification on one of the species shown in a thread about the GDC session on facial animation in Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Originally Posted by SunyataGood guess!
The last species could very well be an Abyssin.
He also hints at the depth of the Sith Empire in a thread about the Sith species.
Or maybe, just maybe, there's a great deal of the Empire yet to be seen.