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BioWare have been busy posting the latest information about the upcoming changes to class abilities in Game Update 3.0. When Shadow of Revan launches next month, we're going to be seeing a new interface with the Disciplines System, which will coincide with a revamp of class abilities. 

If you're not up to date with the Jar-Jar-crazy amount of information with everything we'll be seeing in the new digital expansion, head to our every-thing-you-need-know post here and get caught up. 

For everyone else who is all over the changes to their favourite classes, what are your thoughts? Are the changes for the better? Is the Disciplines System a forward or backward step for classes in The Old Republic? Hit our comments section and let us know your thoughts!
Etherot The disciplines system seem good, and should make playing some classes feel much different than before. But some of the ...
The Haksus Legacy I'm not very happy about the lack of Retaliation for Marauder, but the new Force Gash ability for Annihilation seems to ...

The SWTOR community is buzzing with the news of the upcoming digital expansion, Shadow of Revan. There is an bantha-load of information pouring out about what the expansion will bring to the game, some of which includes a raised level cap from 55 to 60, two new planets consisting of Yavin IV and Rishi, a new Disciplines abilities system, and pre-order goodies. Within all that is more information that some of you may have missed. 

We've put together a list of information that may assist you with getting up to date with all the hype of the new expansion. In our list you'll find information pertaining to the Disciplines system, pre-order information, story-related news, and a Hutt's-belly more.  

If there is anything you think we've missed that is paramount, leave a comment and we'll update this article as time goes on, all the way up to the release of the digital expansion in December. Think of this article as our own little holocron of information for all things Shadow of Revan!
Glzmo Will chat bubbles also be one of the finer details? ...

Image edit credited to Dr. Odolys Bujare and the Market Sector's Trade Emporium.  Inspiration from the Dangerous Hutt Banner.

On Friday the 31st of October, The Progenitor server hosted a Halloween party that saw players come together with some of the most wicked and spooky costumes we've seen in-game thus far. 

The party, organized by the player behind Dr. Odolys Bujare, was hosted at the Market-Sector's Trade Emporium. There was a contest that had players compete for best costume. The screenshots are not disappointing. Some of them are as scary as the Dread Masters themselves! 

Head on over to the event forum post here on the SWTOR-RP Progenitor server forums, and be sure to flick through some of the finalists' images. It might just give you some ideas if you're looking to stomp around in some freaky get-up. 

With Christmas fast approaching, we'd like to remind members of SWTOR-RP about the up and coming opera to be hosted by Aéla (AKA the Snowmaiden) next month.

If you aren't familiar with the event then take a look in the thread here and check out the previous article

Remember that the event hopes to raise money for the children's charity child's play. And if you're interested in seeing what they are all about, then you can take a look at the charity information here.

Below is an excerpt from the thread regarding the advertised event:

"Aéla will be returning to perform her annual charity opera at the end of this year

Last year saw a grand turn out of over 50 characters on Voss, and £200 raised out-of-character for the Child's play charity, and I would like the chance to repeat on the successes and do it all again this year!"

From industrious Australian Stormtrooper hermits, to Princess Leia undergoing street harassment, to goats singing Star Wars themed music; we have it all in this week's video picks. So sit back, click on the individual images above, and herald in the rest of your week with funny and interesting video clips from the Star Wars universe. 

Finally, why don't you see what's up on the set of the latest Star Wars movie? Click here to find out. Or watch this video of an aspiring R2-D2 budgie!

That's all for the now. Force be with you fellow SWTORians! 

With the bounty hunting events running again this week, we are sure that players will be sinking their teeth into the content added as of the 11th during the game server updates. You can hunt wanted criminals and claim your hard-earned bounties all the way up until the 18th at 4 AM PST/12:00 GMT.

And a few awesome fixes to the game mean that you no longer have to hunt around for access to missing guild ships or wear those coveted Combatant’s Bracers with unwanted clipping!

But what are you guys up to this week? Are you still excited about the Strongholds and the new quests introduced so that you can get your guild shiny new things for their guild ships? Or are you grinding away at those dailies so that you can buy something fashionable to wear to any upcoming roleplay events you have planned? 

We don't know about you, but when we think about the bounty quests running this week, we think about the lore and bounty hunters such as Calo Nord, or maybe the more widely regarded and perhaps more popular Boba Fett. So why don't you click on the links and find out more about these infamous Star Wars characters! Can you name any other infamous bounty hunters? Leave a comment below!
"There are not many Sith alive today who know of the Galaxy before the return of the Empire. Consider yourself lucky." 
~ Anorak

Anorak (Born 52 BTC) is an elderly and experienced Lord of the Sith.

Originally a Jedi Padawan by the name of Lysander Novaqi, Anorak found himself as a promising young pupil of medicine at Aldera University. After discovering the writings of Sorzus Syn while under his Jedi Master, he joined the Empire upon their return in 28 BTC in order to explore the powers chronicled within.

His first post was as a Sith Combatant somewhere in the Minos Cluster at the start of the Great Galactic War. He rose quickly through the ranks but after a failed attempt at creating Imperial super-soldiers through Sith Alchemy, he was taken out of a commanding military role.

After a 2 year long clean-up operation and 3 years roaming the Galaxy perusing biochemical research, Anorak was recognised as an outstanding expert in his field and a powerful wielder of Dark Force power.

While not a prominent figure in the Sacking of Coruscant, the Cold War or the Second Great Galactic War, Lord Anorak's expertise provided much assistance to the Empire during this time.

Now in old age, Anorak looks to attain the title of Darth and join the Dark Council

Unless you've been trapped in the Great Pit of Carkoon's belly, being digesting slowly and painfully, you would know that Game Update 3.0 and its many changes are upon us. Classes and their skills are being completely revamped into the Disciplines system. 

BioWare has released a Developer Blog detailing the changes to the Trooper and Bounty Hunter classes with the new Disciplines system. And apparently, those two classes are receiving the most drastic changes of any other class in The Old Republic

Looking at the blog, it appears that Energy Cell and Heat costs have been adjusted for certain abilities. Some abilities cost more but do more damage, and others cost less and do less damage. Each class then has a list of passive abilities and other abilities to choose from. Have a look at the Developer Blog for a full list of what changes are inbound. 

Today's Friday Focus is for all you Hunters and Troopers out there. What are your thoughts on the proposed changes coming with 3.0? Are they for the better or worse? Educate us non-Hunters and non-Troopers by gunning into our comments section below!

Vet I personally find the changes needed. The mercs and commandos were too immobile in PvP with our middle trees which are ...

Hello girls, boys and aliens of SWTOR-RP. It's the week after Halloween, and if you're as buzzed about the ghoulish festivities as me, then we are sure you're looking for something to pick you back up again after a weekend of scary tantalising delights!

So what better way than with the visual musings of players from the shores of the USA to the isles of the UK, to the wider continents of Europe, the land downunder and the wider world beyond?

We explored the world of SWTOR-RP, other sites and online dwellings, and we weren't disappointed. We are sure that you will not be either! First up, we would like to give an honourable mention to videos suggested by the players of SWTOR RP a fortnight ago. Thus, without further delay we introduce you to the visual musings of  Hawkinz of The Ebon Hawk server, suggested to us by Progenitor player Dennis of The Labyrinth.
Dennis Correction: I'm not a roleplaying-part of Singularity anymore.
Fair and Balanced

The Galactic News Network prides itself in being a fair and balanced source of knowledge about the galaxy. We look to promote awareness of the world around us, as well helping you to know about those who shake your understanding and shape your view of the galaxy.

This week we focus on a group whose sphere of influence is quite different from the previous week's work. First of all this is, unlike the previous week's focus, a non-military group in neutral Hutt space. We are talking about the club with quite some renown;: The Velvet Pearl. Their influence is far greater than what one might think; that is, until you see the guests they have hosted in the past.

The Velvet pearl is run by Mr. Zeeda Moru and Kitty Stardust, who together were very kind to allow us an interview.

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