New York Comic Con may be over but there is plenty left incoming on the Darth Hater content train. As we are in the process of getting the rest of the video up, we put together our own highlights video from the event showcasing a few fans as well as gameplay from various classes at the event. We also pulled together a ton of video, the first of which being an eleven minute video staring Imperial Agent gameplay on the Origin Planet of Hutta.
For the highlights video and Imperial Agent gameplay footage, hit the jump.
During the fourth and final day of New York Comic Con, we had a chance to speak with Cory Butler, Live Producer at BioWare on Star Wars: The Old Republic. In the interview, we discuss the team's preparations for launch, goals for testing in targeted regions, the lack of central US servers, approach to dynamic spawning, and more.
As we are a little over 9 weeks away from launch, what's the mood like among the development team?
Cory Butler: Everybody is really excited. We are just kind of heads down, looking to finish things up, tie off some loose ends, and everybody is really pumped to get the game out there and have people start to play it for real.
During day three of New York Comic Con, the Darth Hater staff caught up with several fans and captured their impressions of Star Wars: The Old Republic gameplay. Fans representing a good mix of experience and play styles shared their thoughts on Origin Worlds, Warzones, Classes, tactics, pre-orders, and plans for launch. And we're not quite sure what the Wookiee was saying, but it appeared as if he really enjoyed the game too.
Please note, the audio quality is not good due to some issues we had with the recorder. It is recommended that you keep the volume level in mind when watching.
At New York Comic Con during the Del Rey Star Wars Books Panel, Drew Karpyshyn revealed that he will pen a second Star Wars: The Old Republic novel in Fall 2012. Unfortunately, Drew did not give any details on the subject of the book or its name. When more information becomes available about the novel, you can be sure we will bring it to you as it happens.
On another note, Drew stated that when fans pick up the Revan novel on November 15, it will include details on how Revan turned to the dark side. He also stated players want the full Revan experience in SWTOR will have to play the Republic and then Empire.
Update: Full audio of the panel is now available for stream and download below.
It is the first official day of New York Comic Con and there is plenty going on in regards to Star Wars: The Old Republic on the show floor. In our second piece of content from today, we cover the 'Q&A Panel with MMORPG.com' with a live blog directly from the event starting at 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT. While we are unsure what will come out of the Q&A, you can be sure we will note it in the live blog as it happens and the transcript (of the major points) some time after the conclusion of the panel.
For now, join us after the jump for the live blog.
It is the first official day of New York Comic Con and there is plenty going on in regards to Star Wars: The Old Republic on the show floor. In our first piece of content from today, we cover the SWTOR Main Panel with a live blog directly from the event. Senior Online Community Manager Stephen Reid noted yesterday in a Newsarama interview that while there may not be any major reveals at the panel, there would be new 'visuals.' Whatever the 'visuals' and more happen to be, you can be sure we will note it in the live blog as it happens and the transcript (of the major points) some time after the conclusion of the panel.
Notes from the live blog are contained after the jump
UPDATE: In an effort to get video up as soon as possible for our readers and the SWTOR community in general, we pulled together some quick highlights from the main panel. The highlights video is available after the jump.
BioWare hosted a Meet & Greet event for Star Wars: The Old Republic fans at District 36 in New York City. This event was the precursor to BioWare's presence at New York Comic Con. In attendance from the SWTOR team were Daniel Erickson, Stephen Reid, David Bass and several other BioWare Austin staff.
The BioWare team decorated the club with SWTOR concept art and posters. Fans were able to also use six computers set up for SWTOR origin world play - about 20 lucky individuals played for roughly 40 minutes each. For the majority of attendees who did not get to play, there was an open bar and open conversations with the BioWare staff. The crowd around Daniel Erickson was consistently large, as fans know by now he can tell a good story. There was also swag to be won from Ari Sapriel of BioWare in the form of t-shirts and posters for answering Star Wars or BioWare trivia questions.
A media gallery with photos of the event is available below.
Darth Hater is at New York Comic Con to observe and report all things Star Wars: The Old Republic. If you are attending, remember to look for the Darth Hater shirts to identify the team on the show floor and all other events throughout the convention. If you manage to get your hands on the game in any of the sessions, please share your commentary and thoughts with the rest of the Hater community on our official thread. Make sure to watch this post for content coming in throughout the week.
BioWare Meet & Greet: 8PM EDT (5PM PDT), District 36
Floor Hours: 4PM - 7PM EDT (1PM - 4PM PDT) - Press, Professionals, VIP's and 4-day passes only
Darth Hater invites the Star Wars: The Old Republic community to another Community Cantina this Saturday, October 15 at 8:00 PM ET. The festivities will be on the second floor of Blarney Stone Pub & Restaurant, located at 410 8th Avenue, New York, NY. If you plan on attending NY Comic Con or if you live in the New York metropolitan area, then come unwind over a pint and discuss SWTOR with other fans.
Please add a comment to this post if you plan to attend, and we look forward to seeing you there.
Update: Thank you to everyone who came out to the event! We added a photo gallery with images of the event that are available for your viewing pleasure below.
Although most will keep an eye on BioWare developers at GDC Online panels next week, there is some good news for Star Wars fans in the NYC area. At New York Comic Con, Star Wars: The Old Republic's Blood of The Empire artist Dave Ross and inker Mark Mckenna will participate in Dark Horse's panel on Sunday, October 10 (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EST in Room 1A22). Official description reads:
As the lines of pop culture blur video games and comics, a slew of popular characters and franchises cross platforms. Join representatives from Dark Horse Comics, as we explore this growing comics phenomenon. Guests include Mass Effect lead writer, Mac Walters, artist Omar Francia, as well as Star Wars The Old Republic "Blood of the Empire" artist Dave Ross, as well as inker, Mark Mckenna.