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For the Christmas Eve update, BioWare announced more updates for the Trooper class. Players can choose a member of the Zabrak species for their Trooper. The Troopers will fly a Rendili Hyperworks BT-7 Thunderclap which confirms our speculation about it in the Space Combat Video Dissection. The Weequay demolitions expert Tanno Vik joins the game as the Trooper Class Companion. Also included in the update was a revamp to the Trooper Class page which includes more information about the Advanced Classes of the Trooper. Most important for the Troopers out there is the class video (embed after the jump) along with the Dissection of it that we covered yesterday. Official Forum Post, Aurebesh Translations, Ship Video Dissection, video embed, and new screenshots after the jump.
As an early Christmas present, BioWare released a new class reveal trailer today for Star Wars: The Old Republic. This time the new trailer comes from Gamespot before the unveiling of it in the Friday Update. The trailer most notably features Jennifer Hale as the voice actor of the Trooper. Beyond the voice that every BioWare fan should recognize, several new abilities were unveiled along with possible companions seen. The video is also another good reason to see people shot repeatedly in the face by the Trooper. For those who are planning on playing the Trooper, this is the video to watch.
Working dissection after the jump. Make sure to keep checking back as we will be adding new images throughout the day. We also invite you to help the dissection along by submitting your own tips via the comment section of this post. If you find something that we currently don't have or have commented on in a prior dissection, we will credit you for the find. As always, things that are commented on in prior dissections will not be mentioned here again.
It's that time of year where all of us head home for the holidays and spread the holiday cheer, opening gifts and eating way, way too much food. Keep your head and feet warm, make sure the Christmas tree isn't too close to the fire, and don't forget that snow banks outside are the perfect place to keep the beer that won't fit in the fridge. Oh, also we've got a special issue of Pro Tips just for you. Enjoy it! Seriously, don't eat too much. I ate too much at Christmas once. My grandmother's dining room walls used to be white.
Happy holidays from all of us here at Darth Hater.
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In October, BioWare added an Awards page to the Star Wars: The Old Republic official site. We at Darth Hater responded with awards of our own. The boys reviewed the polls in the December 6 podcast - here is a recap of the results.
In the Star Wars universe, its hard to find a more venerable archetype than the Jedi Knight. One of the species set to appear in this role within Star Wars: The Old Republic is the Miraluka. Although they may be on different sides of the conflict, the Miraluka's mysterious beginnings, mixed human genetics and connection to the Force give them many things in common with the previously discussed Sith Pureblood species. In this article, we delve deeper into the Miraluka species and their impact on The Old Republic.
The second Community Q & A thread also opened, and once again questions are open, so feel free to head over and ask the developers about whatever parts of The Old Republic you want to hear about. With the opening of the second Q & A thread, the first one has closed, and some of those questions have been answered in the Community Q & A section of today's Studio Insider. More than a few hot button issues were answered in the Q & A, most notably one on PVE and PVP servers. DevTracker posts after the jump.