Star Wars: The Old Republic debuted a new Friday Update feature today titled Studio Insider and demonstrates systematic concept art creation from Diego Almazan of a Flesh Raider and a Community Q&A section. BioWare's Daniel Erickson answers questions about group questing mechanics, helmet toggle options, Advanced Class roles, and returning to origin planets. If you would like to ask the developers a question and possibly be featured in a future update, BioWare is soliciting participation from the community to post their questions in a thread dedicated to the function.
The update also included this month's Fan Friday, and includes artwork by Yssta, lightsaber graphics from WovenKash, paintings from Xanfel, fan fiction, emoticons, wallpapers, costumes and avatars. Community members also showcased their Halloween costumes, and new polls are available.
Read the Friday Update forum posts from Joanne Laroche after the jump.
Studio Insider - Flesh Raiders:
The Studio Insider is a chance for us to give you a quick sneak peek at work-in-progress art, special screenshots, animations, and other exciting insights from The Old Republic team. This week we're sharing a fresh look at the creation process for the Flesh Raiders, as well as answering some of the questions posted in the forums.
Be sure to visit November's Fan Friday to get a look at some awesome fan creations and other goodies!
Star Wars: The Old Republic Fan Friday (November 19, 2010):
Every week, members of the Star Wars: The Old Republic Community share a variety of inspired creations from stunning artwork to colorful costumes. We're shining the spotlight some of that great
work today and releasing new wallpapers, avatars, and smilies.
Be sure to check out this month's Studio Insider for a step-by-step breakdown of a Flesh Raider concept art. Also, we're featuring the new "Community Q & A section to answer some of your questions about the game.
Community Q & A Thread:
The Old Republic community has a lot of questions and we want to answer as many as we can. In fact, we're starting this new discussion on our forums solely dedicated to finding out what you want to know. Each month we'll create a new thread for you to ask questions in. We'll be reading and reviewing all of your questions and featuring some of them to be answered in a future Community Q & A section of the Studio Insider!
Questions need to be about Star Wars: The Old Republic and can range from small details to general questions. Future threads may be topic specific, but this month we're leaving it open for you to ask anything related to The Old Republic.
Some things to remember when posting:
- Please keep questions courteous and respectful
- Avoid duplicating the same questions in the same thread (it's okay to post the same question in the following month's thread)
- Limit yourself to asking one question per month
- Please do not bump posts. Your post will be seen; there is no need to continually bump it or post a repeat of your question.
Keep in mind, as well, there are some questions that we're not able to answer right now, so if we don't get your question answered specifically it may just be that we are unable to talk about it at this time.
Thanks! We're looking forward to your reading your questions!