As 2012 comes to a close and we celebrate the one-year anniversary of Star Wars: The Old Republic, we thought it'd be interesting to take a look back at the articles Darth Hater has published over the past year and see which ones were the most popular. Browsing the articles that have had the most views of 2012 gives an interesting snapshot of how the year went for SWTOR and Darth Hater. Patch notes during major updates (and long downtimes) account for several of the top viewed articles, so those were excluded from the list. Hit the jump for the list in full.
Game Update 1.5 will be live in a matter of hours. In anticipation of the launch, a new developer blog has been posted by BioWare. In this edition, Lead Designer Jesse Sky and Missions Designer Matthew Pucevich take a look at some of the new content included with the 1.5 update. The article gives some insight into the new Section X daily area as well as the missions involved in obtaining the new HK-51 companion.
ection X introduces a new set of daily repeatable missions for both Imperial and Republic players, including two new Heroics. These missions offer more rewards than any previous daily area; more Daily Commendations than before, more Credits overall, and an additional source for Black Hole Commendations.
Head over to the official SWTOR site for the full post.
With the release of Game Update 1.5 and the new Free To Play model right around the corner, a new developer dispatch video was released by BioWare today. In the video BioWare Senior Development Director Bruce Maclean and Associate Designer Matt Pucevich talk about the new Section X daily mission area, the new world boss, and Explosive Conflict Nightmare Mode and the rewards found within.
Check out the latest Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Developer Dispatch to get a first look at the story behind Game Update 1.5: HK-51 Activated.
Watch as they discuss the dangerous missions that await you in the new Section X area on Belsavis. Discover how you can embark on a galaxy-spanning hunt for clues on how to unlock one of the most deadly Assassin Droids, the HK-51 Companion! Take a sneak peak at the final pieces of the Dread Guard gear set and see a rare new mount that your team can earn by taking on Operation: Explosive Conflict in Nightmare Mode!
The video is available after the jump.
Game Update 1.5 for Star Wars: The Old Republic is on the PTS this week and with it came the inclusion of HK-51. Fans of the Knights of the Old Republic series are sure to want HK-51 due to the resemblance and lore of HK-47. To assist in players acquiring this new companion, we created a guide. To see the guide in full, hit the jump.
Note: This guide contains potential spoilers. If you do not wish to have the quests spoiled, do not hit the jump.
Update: A portion of this quest is currently bugged but there is a workaround for it.
Just wanted to confirm that there is indeed an issue here - When someone uses the Foundry / Maelstrom Prison component (depending on faction), you will likely see the "Recover HK Components" task's counter tick up by 2-4, instead of just 1. Even with the bug, though, each player in the group should still be getting proper credit for finding the Loyalty Chip when someone clicks on it.
In practical terms, this actually winds up being more of a display issue than anything else. You should be able to continue to gather the other components, and your quest will advance when you have them all. Alternatively, if you save the HK Loyalty Chip component for last (as others have suggested here), you can circumvent the issue entirely.
This issue will be addressed, and I apologize for any inconvenience experienced in the meanwhile.
Game Update 1.5 is up on the Public Test Server and with it HK-51 and the quest line to acquire it. To assist in this, we’ve uploaded the initial quest line for the droid. Hit the image below for the full-size version. CAUTION! SPOILER TERRITORY!
During the Star Wars: The Old Republic companion panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, BioWare showed a new trailer for the upcoming HK-51 companion. Now with the panel over, BioWare would like to share the trailer with the rest of the world. While we were not in attendance to hear the crowd reaction live, we will assume the roar in the comments section is similar.
For the official posting of the trailer, head on over to the media section on the SWTOR page.