We all have enemies. Life would be kind of boring if it wasn't for a little unhealthy competition, right? Our enemies take the form of people who are awfully jealous of us but could never admit it. Because they're incapable of ever achieving your level of success or happiness, they try to lower you to their bottomless pit of self-loathing and disgust. Call is basic psychology. On the other hand, perhaps your enemy is someone who beats you at every turn, being one step ahead of you every time. Your enemies could be those close to you, without you even realising. In most cases, however, your enemies are pretty apparent, as they make your life a living hell. 

You'd have to be pretty clueless and ignorant not to spot the countless characters in Star Wars that have arch enemies. In Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan's best friend turned against him and the two went from being soul mates to each other's nemesis in a heart beat. Rolling back the clock a few thousand years, Revan defeated his former partner-in-crime-turned-adversary in Knights of the Old Republic. As we move on a few hundred years to the era of The Old Republic, Satele Shan and Darth Malgus could be said to share a mutual distaste for one another. 

Today's Friday Focus is a character building exercise, something which we like to do often. It is no doubt that our characters would have enemies, whether it be someone from their past or a current adversary who causes your character much grief. Let us know in the comments section who your character's greatest enemy is, whether it be an individual, an organisation or an entire faction. We don't like to be haters here at SWTOR-RP, but lets be real: this is Star Wars, and as roleplayers, we thrive for conflict. 
Mahlak Daseon, M-D Selfishness
Golgaron Golgaron's only real, persistent enemy is himself. One of my other characters has conventional enmities, but I h...
Enddelt Endri Character wise is the Zakull Empire and any enemy of Mandalorians. Personaly also character wise, Force users.. Issue is...


We all have our weaknesses. Is it that you fail to resist the undeniable urge to eat that chocolate bar that has been staring at you all day? Or perhaps it something more extreme, such as a lust for power? There are numerous characters from Star Wars that can relate to that. Darth Vader lusted the power to stop those he loved from dying and bringing back those he had already lost. Darth Sidious consummated the power to rule the known galaxy, even though it saw his eventual downfall. Literally. 


You can be the strongest and most powerful being that anyone has ever seen, but there is always something that rips you from that pedestal. Darth Malgus believed that his true potential was being deterred by his love for Eleena. Darth Vader's fall to the dark side of the Force was heavily influenced by his love for his mother Shmi and his beloved Padmé, both of which perished causing Vader to be fueled by nothing but raw rage and hatred. Darth Sidious was told by Luke Skywalker that his overconfidence was his weakness, causing Sidious to rebut by telling Luke that his weakness was his faith in his friends. 

Today's Friday Focus has been made pretty clear. What are your character's weaknesses? Does your weakness trigger a particular emotion or memory? Share your answers and ideas in the comments section. 

The Saboteur Blaster bolts seem to do the trick.
Golgaron Golgaron is an irredeemable ideologue to his own self-determined philosophy, and that puts him at philosophical odds wit...
LD.OOC My two police mains: Aresconson is nuts, but you probably won't see it. Ouf'usic doesn't know how to spea...


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Aisling ((This was beautifully written)).
"We all have our heroes. And when we watch them fall we die inside." 
- Atris, Knights of the Old Republic II
 
The elite were not always considered as such. Becoming a renowned warrior requires strength, dexterity, stamina, charisma, a whole lot of blaster fire and saber swinging, and a little bit of sacrificing along the way. 

Our characters are regarded as such. They're the elite. They've saved the galaxy in some form, or for those Sithly types, they've contributed to the manic destruction of someone or something. 

As our characters have progressed through to elite status, however, they would have idolised some heroes along the way. Who are they for your character? Satele? Jace Malcolm? Malgus? Ven Zallow? A member of the Dark Council? Someone who's less under the spotlight? Let us know who your character's heroes are in the comments section below!
Aéla Dasvarat Although she follows in the footsteps of her grandmother, Aéla views her parents as her heroes. Her father was an...
Jüdas Hylo Visz. The woman forced the underworld to work together, took on the Mandalorians, took the Republic's money, ...
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The team at BioWare behind The Old Republic and the upcoming digital expansion Knights of the Fallen Empire hit San Diego Comic Con with a Cantina Tour. There were Q&As with the development team, but much to my dismay, the reveals were minimal. Most of the answers fans could get out of them—viewable at Dulfy as always—consisted mainly of answers like "yes," "no," and "we're working on it." Most of the questions asked seemed to be on aspects of the expansion that we already know about. Yes, they're still working on Operations; yes, they're revamping the companion system; yes, old planets are being revisited; and yes, the focus is on story. 

There was one reveal which stood above all others; well, it seems to be the only reveal from SDCC this year. We find out what happens to Darth Malgus with the galaxy takeover by the Eternal Empire. If you do not wish his fate to be spoiled, avert your eyes NOW.

Malgus lives! We don't know the extent of his survival, however, because he's frozen in carbonite, just like we will be as The Outlander! Twitter user Heather Nazareno posted a video of the reveal.

He was handed to Valkorian—The Immortal Emperor—as a gift from his twin sons. What happens to him afterwards, we can only speculate. Will we see him again? Will our adventures perhaps require us to save Malgus and use him as an ally to defeat the Eternal Empire? Could he be a recruitable companion? Time will tell!

[Header original art by ashasylum]

JuicerJames The clip was cut from the original trailer So his fate is again uncertain. Come on, do you think they'd reveal he...


The internet has gone Jar-Jar crazy with information about The Old Republic's upcoming expansion Knights of the Fallen Empire. What's official is that we know the expansion is coming later this year, and we know what it's called. We know that there will be new worlds and new recruitable companions, and that unidentified twin males are connected to the story is some way. 

What's bigger than Jabba's gut is what's not official. Most of it is speculation, whilst other parts are believed to be official leaked information. We don't know if someone is going to get tossed into the Rancor Pit for making a massive error for leaking the information, or if BioWare did it on purpose. One thing to note, however, is the image above. There are four lightsabers believed to be in the possession of the twins we've seen in the screenshots (you can view them below). Someone has to gone to lengths (see the image below) to identify those lightsabers as belonging to—left to right—Ven Zallow, Vindican, Kao Cen Darach, and Darth Malgus. Mind blown!

If you don't already know, the official website temporarily launched the expansion's own page (swtor.com/fallen-empire) which detailed a lot of what the new expansion is about. It also contained linked to screenshots and a release date. The page was taken down soon after, but not without people taking screenshots and a whole lot of copy and paste. 

We don't want to jump the E-11 blaster gun here, but we feel it would be a disservice to our fellow SWTORians to not share this information with you. But know that soon, EA are holding their official press conference, and we will get our hands on official information. 

In the meantime, continue below to view the officially-released screenshots from what we believe is an upcoming CGI trailer, as well as all the leaked information we have gathered thus far. 


While trawling the forums for inspiration and interesting topics to write about, a post made by another roleplayer called Veloxa really got our attention. It made us think about the days when roleplaying Flashpoints a seemed pretty common place and maybe it still is! So here's a run down of what Veloxa is proposing. Maybe you'd be interested in joining in? The events will be held on The Ebon Hawk, so maybe get in touch and see whether you'd like to get involved: 

"Each week (going to try for Mondays), I'll open a poll with the choice of Flashpoints, one from each level range (low, mid and high). You guys will vote on which one you want to participate in the most (and of course, you're always encouraged to do other FP's as well on your own).

Once the voting has been closed and the FP decided on, we'll gather on the Gav Doragon or Ziost Shadow respectively on the mission deck at a specified time (which I'll set shortly). From there, we'll choose who we want to group with and off we go!"

With the new content in recent months, there seems to be a lot of new and fun-worthy inspiration out there to get the roleplay genious flowing! One such flashpoint is called the False Emperor. A plot featuring the infamous Darth of the name Malgus. Heard about him? If you're new to the game and the lore then maybe not, so let's do a bit of a run-down on what this scary guy is all about. 

A human male, born during the period of the Great Galactic War, was found to be Force sensitive while living within the confides of his adoptive father's estates. During his time as Sith, he partnered and fell in love with his Twi'lek slave Eleena Daru. But most notably, Malgus and his masterMaster Vindican, helped to enact the recapture of the Sith world Korriban. Even leading a successful assault on the Core World of Alderaan.

We won't spoil the plot too much for you, so if you would like to read more, then we fully recommend you take a look at his Wookieepedia page found here

But really, the question this week is: do you still roleplay out the game content? Flashpoints especially. We'd be interested to know!


So we're talking about something a little different today. Lightsabers. In Star Wars Rebels, the Episode 7 teaser, and elsewhere throughout the Star Wars galaxy, we've been seeing more and more lightsabers that are unique; not just in how they look, but how they function. From one thing to the next, we can safely say that lightsabers are not constricted to merely being the simple energy swords they were introduced as.

As such, here are a number of the interesting adaptations we have seen, and even a few we haven't. Please note that not everyone would use some of these. For example the Jedi frown on putting spikes on a lightsaber.

First up, simple things. Different types of guards. These often don't have to guard the users hand so much, as lightsabers simply shear through most materials. However, utilizing Cortosis-weave or other lightsaber-resistant materials in them is a fairly common practice throughout the SWTOR Jedi and Sith Orders. This gives the user a small bit of protection against an enemy blade. The usual forms this takes is either spikes, or a thin, circular plate. Note that the use of a lightsaber-resistant material is used in as many blades with this design as not. Just because you see a guard of some kind on your enemy's blade doesn't mean it means anything.

Second, hilt shapes. Assuming we leave out the obvious extreme of a saberstaff, there are mainly two forms a hilt generally takes: the straight version most often seen, and the curved-hilt version sometimes favored by Makashi users. These can then vary in length to allow their user different attributes. A shorter hilt might be favored for maneuverability in Makashi or a Jar'Kai styled form, while a longer hilt would be used for greater leverage when using a more strength-based form.

Derrick Well where do I start.. I think lightsabers, in all honesty, are some of the most customize able weapons out there in st...
Derrick Gosh you know as someone who rp's a jedi that part-times in lightsaber building for the enclave he's in I can ...


Last week we took a look at cosplayers, but this week we want to take a closer peek at weapons, artwork, and concepts by TOR players themselves. It has been a blast covering these and we are sure that you will not be disappointed when you take a look at what we picked for you! These are by no means the best out there, but we liked them. So read below and see what you think.

The following pistols were made by DeviantArt artist RebelATS, inspired by actual in-game SWTOR pistols. The artist had the following to say about them: 

"These are the blaster pistols I am going to use for my SWTOR Smuggler costume. It's the last costume I have to finish for SDCC! There's going to be a SWTOR Cantina there and I have to show up as my Smuggler! These actually look fairly close to the ones I use in game so I cannot wait to dual wield this in my completed costume."
D'aax This is amazing stuff!
Captain Shanks Shame i cant take a picture of the Death Star i made, since its in space and shit.
Cruallassar I designed the lightsaber/s that my character (before I completely redid him) uses as 3d models, (no textures, just the ...


"We all have our heroes. And when we watch them fall we die inside." 
- Atris, Knights of the Old Republic II

The elite were not always considered as such. Becoming a renowned warrior requires strength, dexterity, stamina, charisma, a whole lot of blaster fire and saber swinging, and a little bit of sacrificing along the way. 

Our characters are regarded as such. They're the elite. They've saved the galaxy in some form, or for those Sithly types, they've contributed to the manic destruction of someone or something. 

As our characters have progressed through to elite status, however, they would have idolised some heroes along the way. Who are they for your character? Satele? Jace Malcolm? Malgus? Ven Zallow? A member of the Dark Council? Someone who's less under the spotlight? Let us know who your character's heroes are in the comments section below!
LordFluffmuffin For Tray it has to be Arca Jeth. Just about the only Arkanian Jedi of high standing and quite frankly he was epic as hel...
Cruallassar My Jedi Knight and Sith Inquisitor, Revan. My Sith Warrior, the Emperor. My Imp Agent, nothing. His goal includes anonym...
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