This Friday update is Fan Friday and, for us, it is the most exciting update thus far. It is because SWTOR Life is featured in Fan Site Spotlight section and we got to answer a few questions in it. Feel free to check it out in the official news article.
For all of you great SWTOR fans visiting us for the first time I would like to recommend our:
– Fan Site Summit game hands-on and event impressions
– Crafting and Crew Skills articles by SWTORCrafter
– Forum Friday and other articles by BorukBH
– Editorials by Mr.Warlock of SWTOR UK fame
– Humorous articles by Flagg
– Our infamous webcomic and demotivational posters sections
– We also have a super-fast, searchable developer tracker you might want to check out
Make sure you also keep a look out for our upcoming SWTOR E3 coverage straight from the show floor.
You can find all of us on Twitter. @SwtorLife, @SWTORCrafter, @Grant__D, @BorukBH, @MrWarlock_, @Dalqak, @ForceMeridian
To make things even more exciting Bioware released their own video from the Fan Site Summit reminding us of just how awesome that whole event was. We feel as we made some real friends among other fansite members and watching this video just makes us miss them that much more. Epic music in the video is not helping me stay calm. Seeing all those great people and being reminded of the most exciting two days accompanied by John Williams’ music is just a bit overwhelming.
Studio Insider is also a part of this big Friday update an we have Audio Designer Scott Morton guiding us through the process of creating the perfect mix of music and sound effects to complement the combat experience; in other words we get and in-depth look at how audio enhances the gaming experience including some nice sound samples.
Accompanying the Studio Insider is another community Q&A with questions about art being answered by Senior Concept Artist Clint Young. Next month’s Q&A will be focusing on sound and music and you can ask your questions here. Here’s an interesting excerpt from the Studio Insider:
Q: Was “stylized realism” the first art style BioWare decided on, or were other art styles considered? If so, what were they? – JakeLagerstrom
A: “Stylized Realism” was always the plan for the overall look and feel for the art of The Old Republic. Both LucasArts and BioWare wanted to give the art in SWTOR a style that could be easily recognizable as Star Wars, but really call its own. Many people draw comparisons to the Star Wars: The Clone Wars™ television series; however, being a fan of both the films and the animated series, I like to think that we are both and neither. I recently received a bit of art direction on a concept piece I was working on that simply stated “ya know, make it ‘Old Republic’y’.”
Last, but not least are some concept art and fan made art that you can view in the gallery below:
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