SWTOR Top 5 BEST Moments in 2016

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Here are Vulkk’s SWTOR Top 5 Best Moments in 2016

In the first days of 2017, everybody (still) makes conclusions and overviews of the past year. We, the fans of Star Wars The Old Republic, also have things to remember. Let’s see now. These are Vulkk’s top 5 Best things from SWTOR in 2016.

The “Betrayed” trailer

That 6-7 minutes long cgi trailer was probably the biggest moment of attention the game received in the whole year. Everybody was talking of how awesome Blur’s new clip is and how great the story behind it is expected to be. There’s no doubt, the trailer was the most memorable event or moment in 2016 for me as well.

The story of a young and innocent Vaylin, of her mother and the constant struggles both are undergoing in their life so many years before Fallen Empire and Eternal Throne, it was the perfect set-up for a great 2nd KOTFE seas… I mean next expansion – Knights of the Eternal Throne.


We claim they are boring. We accuse them of being too easy and not rewarding enough. We moan against the complete lack of new boss mechanics inside them. Well, I do. You may not.

The Uprisings arrived with Eternal Throne and Patch 5.0 just about a month ago. They aren’t what the hardcore community was expecting, but they are new content. Fresh one and fun, at least the first few times. A bit too casual even for the casual players. But lets’ face it, we don’t have a hard core player base any more. The Uprisings are the future of SWTOR’s Group Content. Bioware may actually disprove that theory of mine less than a month from now with Patch 5.1 and the next Producer Live Stream.

One thing is certain – these Uprisings are better than no Uprisings at all!

The Bonus Chapter

That was the best and funnies chapter of all 16, I mean 17, included in Fallen Empire. Playing as an HK unit was fantastic on its own (despite the lag in the first week). Having the silliest droid companion next to you, made it even better.

The Bonus chapter was worth the wait and even though it wasn’t big enough to claim the throne of “Best Subscriber Reward“, it was a lot of fun. It offered a stand-alone experience and adventure that enriched the story, but didn’t provide any crucial details that players who could not play it, will miss for any future story development.

Crafting is viable again

SWTOR NEWS - SWTOR 5.0 Crafting Changes and Crafted EndGame GearI’ve never been a good crafter myself. I mean, I always do what my own characters need and then ditch the crew skills until the next update arrives and I have to farm/upgrade again. Crafting has seen a huge number of revamps in these 5 years. I believe the one that arrives with 5.0 is the biggest and best. The introduction, or rather return, of the dreaded RNG forces many of us to brand the Galactic Command Rank unfriendly and boring. To most old players with enough alts and resources the new Crafting system provides a fantastic opportunity to gear up your alts without spending countless hours farming… um… Fractured.

Bioware’s attempt for better communication

In 2016 Bioware’s representatives made several attempts to revive and improve the communication and connection to the SWTOR Community. I personally was contacted several times with interesting ideas and offerings like May the Fourth and the more recent Influencer Program (which has the worst name ever, BTW!).

There were a much more regular Producer Live Streams, which among the laugter and silly jokes offered interesting bits of information here and there. It wasn’t much, but it was better and more than the previous year of 2015.


Vulkk presents his SWTOR Top 5 BEST Things (or moments) that happened to Star Wars The Old Republic in 2016.

That’s it. These are my Top 5 Best Things in SWTOR for 2016.
How different your lists would be from mine? Let’s see!

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