Rarely is there a more influential figure in our childhood than our mother. The lack of a maternal figure can be just as impactful. Our relationships with our mom can shape who we are. Often a source of nurture and loving care, they can make us feel safe or frightened, and our bond with them is one of the most powerful biological connections. However, as we age, our relationship with our mother may change dramatically, for better or for worse.
This Force Reflection asks: what is your character’s relationship with their mother? Are they a momma’s boy or girl? Has their mother died or have they cut off all contact with each other? Let us know in the comments below!
"Ooh moi moi, I love you!"
I'm feeling about as much joy right now as Jar Jar was when Qui-Gon
saved his life. It has been confirmed during a livestream session on Twitch
that player housing is making its way to The Old Republic
Below is a teaser trailer for the upcoming feature which reveals a window looking out to the air traffic on Coruscant
. The apartment room contains a bed, mailbox, plus other household furniture.
Hopefully we're not too far from being able to move house from our starships to our very own on-planet houses!
This is Over Exposure, an investigative look at the galaxy around us to find out what is really going on behind those closed blast doors. For the past couple of weeks, we have been poking around Balmorra to get a really good history lesson of what transpired during the Imperial occupation after the Great War before the Republic took the planet back. So we've got some catching up to do.
Balmorra has really been good at doing one thing, and one thing only, during its reign in the galaxy, and that is making weapons and weaponized droids. So of course the Republic seized the opportunity to make good friends with the planet and bought up all of their contracts. After the Treaty of Coruscant, the Republic was forced to pull out of Balmorra and allow the Imperials to settle in. We saw how well that sat with the Balmorran citizenry. They fought back tooth and nail against the the Empire's occupation.
So all the while, as the Treaty of Coruscant crumbled around itself over time, the Balmorran Resistance gained in strength. Some say it had funding from the Galactic Republic, while others say, "Heck, yes, we did give them assistance!" The Republic eventually did return in earnest, and fighting broke out across the planet surface. However, Balmorra's previously pristine weapons and droid factories have been all but demolished in the reclamation. It'll take some elbow grease and some good work to bring everything up to speed again.
So that's it for Balmorra! Stick with us as we take off for uncharted (Czerka) territory to revisit some old friends. Until next week, HoloSeekers!
Mai Cash | Over Exposure
Earlier in the year, we discussed
the difference between combat and conflict in terms of roleplay, specifically the inclusion of both terms when it came to combat roleplay, but the exclusion of combat in certain forms of conflict roleplay.
While the Star Wars
universe has a specific focus on the Galactic Civil War
, be it the Star Wars Galaxies
Era with the stories of Darth Vader
and Luke Skywalker
, or the Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic
Era with stories of the Sith Empire and the Republic, combat and war are a continuous theme regardless of the series you call home.
It's because of this, and people's desire to be like their heroes or villains as the case may be, that leads many to create characters that are designed to be part of that world. Smugglers, Jedi, Sith, troopers, agents, bounty hunters, assassins; all of these and more are what encompass the vast majority of player characters when it comes in terms of roleplay.
But not everyone finds combat roleplay to be engaging, and many find continuous combat roleplay to be boring and tedious. Some people enjoy a more middle ground level of roleplay, maybe not completely keeping their characters out of the fray, but allowing them more of an actual life outside of the constant struggle. One of my friends had a penchant with her characters to almost always get in trouble of some form, but equally so, she had a love of what we affectionately termed "domestic roleplay," such as big family dinners for the entire clan (she was a Mandalorian after all).
So in my writing I found myself curiously asking this question: are there any non-combat characters out there? Do any of you have characters that would rather run from a fight than dive into one? Any journalists? Actors? Dancers? Models?
If not, do your combat characters have any other
jobs or hobbies outside of shooting face and getting into trouble?
Having troubles with The Old Republic
? Need some assistance with your roleplay? Well look no further, because SWTOR-RP
has added to its team of guides. Thralle
has joined the fray!
RP-PvP server doesn't receive much love, but hopefully that's all about to change. Thralle has set up base within Jung Ma's
chaos, and we're proud to announce our first staff member from that server, fresh with battle scars!
Thralle grew up with the Star Wars
movies and a strong dislike for Hayden Christensen
(we love Thralle already, right?). Revitalising love for Star Wars
with the discovery of The Old Republic
two years ago, Thralle created a Jedi Sentinel character on The Ebon Hawk
. Eventually, Thralle made the switch to Jung Ma and reigned chaos—or at least we're going to pretend that happened.
In-character, and I quote: "Thralle's a mix between being a murderous sociopath who generally likes to cut things, start fires, and electrify peoples blood; and a kind, loving, peaceful being who really isn't all the much unlike a Jedi. It varies. Pray you're on her good side."
Thralle's area of expertise, if you require assistance, is with game mechanics, the almighty Force, and of course roleplay. You can find Thralle here on SWTOR-RP, or on the Jung Ma server.
Welcome aboard Thralle!
From time to time we all take a moment to consider why it is that we choose to role-play. Our motivations, the reasoning as to why some of us might take the time out of our day to day lives to throw off the mantle of the real world and therefore sink into a virtual reality; a world set within a galaxy far far away, in a time long forgotten.
The reason is often as simple as wanting to share something innate within all of us: imagination. Some yearn to exchange the multitude of worlds of which we manage to conjure within the mind's eye on a day to day basis, to make a connection with other role-players. Many simply wish to experience the Star Wars
universe, to live within the confides of that reality, to escape into a world of Hutt
peoples and Mandalorians
alchemy and the turmoils that might exist within the setting of the Empire.
Perhaps you simply wish to live a life of light-sided contemplation upon the planet Tython
, learn the ways of the Jedi
and to someday fight the 'evil' Empire
There are so many options for each and every one of us within the vast and expansive Star Wars universe, and for me, being a part of this community means all of the above and more! So, what is it that brings you here?
Whether or not our characters and the characters of the Star Wars
universe like to admit it, they live in a fashionable world. Sith
alike—including the independents—all dress to impress. Darth Sion
was one bad and evil guy, but did he look damn cool? Yes he did. Han Solo
, though he was just a smuggler (just
, you say?), he still rocked it with his vest, belt and thigh holster.
The fashion in The Old Republic
is no different. The options we have as creators of characters is almost limitless. You can combine a number of different items to get a unique look, and it's only going to get more difficult to decide on a look as the developers continue to add clothing and armors to the game. But to help with the decision making, we have TOR-Fashion
. If you haven't visited the site before, I suggest you do.
Today's Force Reflection asks: what does your character's current outfit or armor consist of? Give us a description of what your character wears and why, and feel free to post images too. Share your creations with your fellow players!
Raxino'vel was born and raised on Corellia
, the son of a shipyard construction worker in the outskirts of Kor Vella
. The Republic was tranquil in his lifetime, enjoying what would soon be the end of a long-lasting peace following the Jedi Civil War
As a young boy, Rax would help his father at work while still attending school where he was fascinated by stories of brave adventurers and the mysteries they uncovered across the stars. While on their way home from a long day, he and his father stopped at a local dining facility to grab a bite to eat. What they didn't realize was that it was a legitimate front for the Exchange
and it was about to be raided by CorSec
authorities that same night. The ambiance was broken by flashbang detonators and blaster fire as tactical response units moved in to secure the restaurant. Rax became separated from his father in the chaos, the only thing he could think of was to run home where he hoped his family would be waiting. He arrived to the blue and red lights of a CorSec patrol speeder, his mother sobbing in front of their home as investigators walked away with many of their possessions.
The truth became apparent that Rax's father was working with the Exchange, giving them access to important shipyard assets to be used in their criminal operations. Not able to handle the revelation Rax ran away from home, making it as far as Coronet where he purchased a shuttle pass to take him even further than possible. Everything he was led to believe was a sham.
has a new member on the team! Telyenna
has joined our ranks as a reporter, and you will soon see her work making its way onto our front page for your perusal. Want to know more about her? Read on!
Telyenna has been roleplaying for about twelve years. I know that some of you are veterans in this field of gaming with years in the high double digits, but I'd put her up there with you old banthas.
She currently writes stories for her guild, Qorit, and is a site administrator there helping with the design of their website. She enjoys exploring and writing about emotion; let's just hope she adheres to the Jedi code and not that of the Sith, otherwise it's going to get a little gloomy around here.
In-character, Telyenna is an undercover agents of sorts. She's gutsy and a whole lot'a woman. You can find Telyenna—both in and out of character—on The Progenitor
. Otherwise, catch her online here at SWTOR-RP.
Fancy exploring your creative side and sharing those head-noises with your fellow players? Then walk alongside Telyenna and join our reporting team by filling in our staff application
Life is full of goodbyes. Unfortunately, parting with people we have grown close to or fond of is a natural part of life. Whether it’s because someone has passed away, a ruined friendship, or even just a lack of interaction, these separations are painful. Often we find ourselves reminiscing about those that we have lost to unfavorable circumstances.
This Force Reflection asks: who does your character miss? Who do they wish they could see again, from their ancient or recent past? Why do they no longer see the person they yearn for? Let us know in the comments below!