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Hunt for the Ardent Oracle

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So I updated instagram last night with my interesting armour hunting adventure that gave me a nice little surprise. Whilst looking over this awesome website TOR Fashion (my go-to site for everything related to SWTOR Armour) I stumbled upon a new armour set I hadn’t seen before – the Ardent Oracle. There was very little information on the armour, some people were asking about it in the comments but no replies. I went searching on SWTOR’s website as well and nobody in the forums could provide any details other than it was a new armour set and they were expecting it to drop in the next pack. That was 17 days ago.  Continue reading → Hunt for the Ardent Oracle

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SWTOR Reported – EA “Support” Response

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If you’ve ever reported something to customer service “support” before, you’ll be all too familiar with the response template that’s anything but personal sent from the “Support” staff. Here’s an example of a reply I received recently after reporting inappropriate player behaviour: Continue reading → SWTOR Reported – EA “Support” Response

Instagramming on the Darkside

 

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I created an Instagram account just for Star Wars related content a while ago. I decided in my infinite wisdom (yes, that’s sarcasm just in case you missed it :P) that it would be better if I separated general Star Wars content from SWTOR content so I could run the odd giveaway for SWTOR gamers and generally focus on trading, trading tips, and general SWTOR in-game content. Continue reading → Instagramming on the Darkside

SWTOR Reported #01

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I wrote about SWTOR reported and what it means to me in terms of my existence inside the world of Star Wars: The Old Republic. Today I was (un)lucky enough to come across another moron throwing their weight around in general chat channel thinking they could get away with talking about “niggers” and what they’d like to do with one if they found one (extremely unsavoury and explicit chat followed).

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I decided to keep the responses from other players because some of them are golden! I also spent a few minutes explaining to another player how to use the report function as they were new to the game. Which brings me to my next point. This type of behaviour (unfortunately) is not uncommon in video game communities today. If you visit certain chat forums (as an example 4chan) you’ll see just how degraded some of the forum users can be. It’s the same thing with video games. Some gamers like to display their toxicity in general chat for everyone to read. I am not against a person wanting to express themselves (even if they are disgusting and demeaning) but there is a place and a medium for that and a general chat channel in a video game is not one of them. I am not entirely sure of what the “rules and guidelines” are for forums such as 4chan but I’d like to think that the people running it have a sense of decency to restrict access to these forums for the sake of the younger generation of gamers who like to be curious and explore.