A Letter from Special Executive Rasmus Blys

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Greetings!

My name is Rasmus Blys, and I have the great honor of serving as a Special Executive for the Czerka Corporation: the most dynamic business entity in the entirety of known space. Czerka’s history is a long and storied one; we have centuries of innovation and success to look back on, with entire worlds owing their economic and social development to our valuable insights and generous cooperation. When we consider everything that our corporation has achieved, I think we can all rightly take a great deal of pride in our roles in the Czerka of today.

But what exactly is my role? Just what does the “Special Executive” for CZ-198 do all day, anyway?

I like to think of CZ-198 as a castle: a fortified home where our Czerka family can join together and carry out our great works in an atmosphere of total safety and security. A place with strong walls, so that the troubles and trifles of the rest of the galaxy simply bounce away with hardly a sound. A place with loyal troops: brave men, women, and droids who protect our lives with the very weapons and technologies that we develop.

Of course, any good castle needs a castellan, and that’s how I see my role as “Special Executive”: merely one servant among many, responsible for ensuring that all of the people and machines of CZ-198 have everything they need to work together and achieve their highest potential. After all, we wouldn’t want to waste the tremendous resources that we’re so fortunate to command, or risk tarnishing the gleaming legacy that the Czerka brand has so flawlessly developed!

But who is the ruler of our great castle? The consumer, of course! The demands of the marketplace are our royal decrees, forever guiding and pushing us toward new and better designs. Our speeders and starships are glistening chariots, ensuring that our customers can travel safely and glamorously to any destination. And our weapons are the customers’ royal bodyguards, protecting them and their interests from any possible harm.

Thus, our role is clear: we must commit ourselves, our time, and our resources to create the finest products and technologies that we can; exceptional goods fit for kings and queens, marketed and sold to every sapient being in the galaxy. Anything less would be treason!

We have our castle, CZ-198: built strong at the crossroads of technology and talent. We have our goal, noble and pure: serving our consumers with every means at our disposal. And we have our history: a tradition of success and dynamism that is unrivaled in the galactic marketplace.

We are Czerka Corporation. Together, we will seize the future!

Bounty Contract Week

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Got Blasters? Get Credits!

Once per Galactic Standard Month, the Bounty Brokers Association (BBA) posts a list of contracts in the Cartel Bazaar section of the Fleet. Each contract outlines the parameters of a bounty that has been posted on one of many planets across the galaxy, including contact information for the client who posted the bounty and a list of underworld contacts in the sector who may be persuaded to assist you in the hunt. Targets include members of crime syndicates, violent gangs, and various other law-breaking entities. High-profile targets, designated “Kingpins,” may only be hunted through Kingpin Contracts, which are entrusted to professionals who have a proven track record with the BBA.

Bounty contracts will take you far and wide in the search for your target, but the BBA Mission Terminal allows you to select the specific planet on which you wish to hunt. Each day, you may sign up for one standard contract and one Kingpin Contract, and each may take you to a separate planet. Completion of a contract requires the death or capture of your target, but you will also be rated on your investigative technique and your aptitude for handling BBA underworld resources.

The Bounty Broker’s Association is an unaffiliated corporate conglomerate that exists to streamline and standardize the process of posting and fulfilling bounty contracts. Contracts are available to characters at level 15+, and although contracts on some planets have a minimum level requirement, each contract will scale its difficulty and rewards to your level.

Look for this event coming in the middle of August.

Happy hunting!

Celebrate KOTOR’s 10 Year Anniversary

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We are happy to announce that on July 15th we will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Knights of the Old Republic™ from BioWare and LucasArts. To mark this celebration, we will be doing a couple of things both in-game, and out. Here are some of the things you can look forward to:

  • A blog from BioWare Creative Director, James Ohlen, where he talks about KOTOR and how it helped set the stage for making Star Wars™: The Old Republic™.
  • A brand new title “Revan’s Heir” coming to the Cartel Market for only 24 hours at the low price of 10 Cartel Coins! (July 15 2AM CT to July 16 2AM CT)
  • Cartel Coin giveaways throughout the day on the official Star Wars: The Old Republic Facebook Page.

We hope you will join us in celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Knights of the Old Republic.

The Star Wars: The Old Republic team

Facilities: Take a Virtual Tour

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Welcome to CZ-198! This virtual tour will give you an exclusive sneak-peek into Czerka Corporation’s most advanced and exciting product development facility.

CZ-198 is located on an exotic and beautiful moon. Though it’s a little ways off the beaten path, the facility’s lavish recreational and living quarters make employees feel right at home, and the sunset is truly breathtaking!

A sophisticated rail system keeps the entire facility connected, moving people, supplies, and finished products wherever they need to go. Our central supply and shipping yard uses automated processes developed right at CZ-198 to ensure maximum efficiency and quick delivery, whether it’s bringing in some of the cafeteria’s delicious meal ingredients or sending out a shipment of state-of-the-art Czerka products to our eager customers!

The Atrium is just one of the many beautiful architectural details incorporated into CZ-198’s open and welcoming floorplan. Throughout every workday, many of the most brilliant minds at Czerka can be found meeting up here to discuss their work and develop innovative solutions to the needs of the galaxy’s consumers.

The Seario Memorial Showroom collects just a few of the incredible products developed by the dedicated staff of CZ-198. Each item represents thousands of hours of meticulous research and experimentation: “a loving tribute to the exceptional work of Czerka Corporation’s beloved employees.”

At the Czerka Corporation, safety and security are always a top priority. Cutting edge technology and constant vigilance ensure that every member of CZ-198’s staff is safe and accounted for. When you’re in the Czerka family, there’s always someone looking out for you!

Czerka products are designed to be used and enjoyed in every environment in the galaxy. A series of sophisticated biodomes allow CZ-198 scientists to test their creations under authentic user conditions, with a dazzling array of plant and animal specimens gathered from planets near and far!

Czerka Corporation has been a pioneer in the bioweapons industry since its founding, and CZ-198 is leading the charge of innovation in this exciting and dynamic field. Our facility has the most sophisticated specimen observation and testing laboratories ever developed, ensuring that phenomenal new developments can be made in an atmosphere of utmost safety.

At the heart of CZ-198, one of the galaxy’s most advanced power generators provides for the full energy needs of the entire facility, allowing our staff to conduct their groundbreaking research without concern for resource limitations. Simply put, no experiment is off-limits at CZ-198 – our brilliant scientists’ developments are limited only by their imaginations!

Our virtual tour ends here, but your enjoyment of Czerka’s unparalleled innovations doesn’t have to! Visit any of our state-of-the-art storefronts to explore the many Czerka products that can improve your life, regardless of your budget!

And don’t forget to check back soon, when we’ll be sharing more information on one of Czerka’s special executives, and perhaps even discovering a few of the many insightful management techniques he’s used to propel CZ-198 and its employees to the forefront of Czerka Corporation’s research and development division!

Game Update 2.3 is Now Live on PTS!

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Game Update 2.3 is now live on our Public Test Server! For those of you that already have high level, copied characters on our Public Test Server, we encourage you to explore the CZ-198 moon and two new Czerka Flashpoints. Get on, check everything out, and give us your feedback by posting on the Public Test Server forum. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to offer the ability to copy characters for this test nor will there be any rewards offered for testing. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Game Update 2.3 contains a host of new features including:

CZ-198 Mission Area

  • CZ-198, a new Level 55 daily mission area, is now available! CZ-198 is a small, private moon where Czerka Corporation’s most secret and dangerous data, research and technology is stored. The facility has recently entered an emergency security lockdown, and both the Empire and the Republic have descended on the moon in order to seize control. Complete missions to earn Galactic Reputation with the Ordnance Acquisition Corps (Empire) / Adjudicators (Republic) and purchase special rewards including powerful droid new companion armor!

Flashpoint: Czerka Corporate Labs

  • Infiltrate Czerka’s corporate headquarters on CZ-198 and take down Rasmus Blys, the Czerka scientist responsible for developing the company’s most dangerous weaponry.
  • All-new role-neutral Story Mode at Level 55. Group Finder will match the first four players of any role for fast queue times!
  • Hard Mode available at Level 55.

Flashpoint: Czerka Core Meltdown

  • Race against time to stop the imminent meltdown of the CZ-198 research facility and battle against the terrifying security system known as “The Vigilant!”
  • All-new role-neutral Story Mode at Level 55. Group Finder will match the first four players of any role for fast queue times!
  • Hard Mode available at Level 55.

Please note, at this time, we will not be providing Customer Support for this test server. Attempts to file in-game tickets will result in an error message and will not be processed. Please use the Public Test Server Forums for feedback and any issues you may experience. All gameplay policies are still in place; inappropriate or abusive players will not be tolerated on the test server and we ask that you please report this behavior to Customer Support here.

Be sure to click here to view the current Game Update 2.3 patch notes.

Your feedback and participation are truly appreciated.

The Star Wars: The Old Republic Community Team


La mise à jour 2.3 est maintenant disponible sur le serveur public de test !

La mise à jour 2.3 est maintenant disponible sur le serveur public de test ! Ceux d’entre vous qui ont un niveau élevé et ont déjà copié des personnages sur notre serveur public de test sont encouragés à explorer la base lunaire CZ-198 et les deux nouvelles zones litigieuses de Czerka. Allez-y, furetez partout et faites-nous part de vos remarques en les publiant sur le forum du serveur public de test. Malheureusement, nous ne pourrons pas permettre la copie de personnages pour ce test ni offrir des récompenses. Nous vous prions de nous excuser pour la gêne que cela pourrait occasionner.

La mise à jour 2.3 renferme de nombreuses nouvelles fonctionnalités dont les suivantes :

Zone de mission CZ-198

  • CZ-198, une nouvelle zone de mission journalière de niveau 55, est maintenant disponible ! CZ-198 est une petite lune privée où la Corporation Czerka stocke ses données les plus dangereuses et les plus secrètes, son centre de recherches et toute sa technologie. Le complexe est récemment passé en confinement de sécurité en urgence, et l’Empire tout comme la République est descendu sur la lune pour en prendre le contrôle. Terminez des missions pour gagner en réputation galactique avec le corps d’acquisition d’artillerie (Empire) / les adjudicateurs (République) et achetez des récompenses spéciales, dont une armure pour un nouveau compagnon droïde très puissant !

Zone litigieuse : Laboratoires Czerka

  • Infiltrez les quartiers généraux de la société Czerka sur CZ-198 et neutralisez Rasmus Blys, le scientifique de Czerka responsable du développement de l’arsenal le plus dangereux de la société.
  • Un tout nouveau mode histoire au niveau 55. La recherche de groupe mettra en relation les quatre premiers joueurs de n’importe quel rôle pour écourter les temps d’attente !
  • Mode difficile disponible au niveau 55.

Zone litigieuse : Fusion du noyau de Czerka

  • Luttez contre le temps pour empêcher le désastre imminent sur le centre de recherches CZ-198 et battez-vous contre le terrifiant système de sécurité appelé “la Vigilance”.
  • Un tout nouveau mode histoire au niveau 55. La recherche de groupe mettra en relation les quatre premiers joueurs de n’importe quel rôle pour écourter les temps d’attente !
  • Mode difficile disponible au niveau 55.

Nous vous informons que, pour l’instant, nous ne proposons pas de service clients pour ce serveur de test. Si vous essayez de remplir un ticket en jeu, vous recevrez un message d’erreur et le ticket ne sera pas traité. Les politiques de jeu habituelles s’appliquent. Aucun comportement inapproprié ou insultant ne sera toléré sur ce serveur de test et nous vous demandons de signaler ce genre de comportement à notre service clients ici.

N’oubliez pas de cliquer ici les notes de résolution actuelles de la mise à jour 2.3.

Vos retours et votre participation sont très appréciés.

L’équipe de la communauté Star Wars: The Old Republic


Spiel-Update 2.3 ist jetzt auf dem öffentlichen Test-Server!

Spiel-Update 2.3 ist ab sofort auf unserem öffentlichen Test-Server spielbar! Alle, die bereits hochstufige Charaktere auf unseren öffentlichen Test-Server kopiert haben, können den Mond CZ-198 erkunden und zwei neue Czerka-Flashpoints ausprobieren. Geht ins Spiel, seht euch alles an und schreibt uns euer Feedback ins öffentliche Test-Server-Forum. Leider ist es für diesen Test nicht möglich, Charaktere zu kopieren und es gibt auch keine Belohnungen. Wir bitten, diesen Umstand zu entschuldigen.

Spiel-Update 2.3 bietet jede Menge neue Features, darunter:

CZ-198-Missionsbereich

  • CZ-198, ein neuer täglicher Missionsbereich für Stufe 55 ist ab sofort verfügbar! CZ-198 ist ein kleiner Mond in Privatbesitz, auf dem die geheimsten und gefährlichsten Daten, Forschungsobjekte und technologischen Entwicklungen der Czerka Corporation gelagert werden. Die Einrichtung wurde kürzlich im Zuge eines Notfalls abgeriegelt und sowohl das Imperium als auch die Republik sind auf dem Mond gelandet, um die Kontrolle zu übernehmen. Schließt Missionen ab, um galaktischen Ruf für das Waffensicherungskorps (Imperium) oder die Adjudikatoren (Republik) zu erhalten und kauft besondere Belohnungen wie mächtige Droidenpanzerung für euren Gefährten!

Flashpoint ‘Czerka-Unternehmenslabore’

  • Infiltriert Czerkas Firmensitz auf CZ-198 und schaltet Rasmus Blys aus, der als Czerka-Wissenschaftler für die Entwicklung der gefährlichsten Waffen des Unternehmens verantwortlich ist.
  • Brandneuer, rollenneutraler Story-Modus ab Stufe 55. Der Gruppenfinder bringt unabhängig von der Rolle die ersten vier Spieler zusammen, um den Einstieg ins Spiel noch schneller zu gestalten!
  • Schwerer Modus ab Stufe 55 verfügbar.

Flashpoint ‘Czerka-Kernschmelze’

  • In diesem Wettlauf gegen die Zeit müsst ihr versuchen, die bevorstehende Kernschmelze in der Forschungseinrichtung von CZ-198 zu verhindern und gegen das grausame Sicherheitssystem “Vigilant” kämpfen!
  • Brandneuer, rollenneutraler Story-Modus ab Stufe 55. Der Gruppenfinder bringt unabhängig von der Rolle die ersten vier Spieler zusammen, um den Einstieg ins Spiel noch schneller zu gestalten!
  • Schwerer Modus ab Stufe 55 verfügbar.

Beachtet bitte, dass wir keinen Kundendienst für diesen Test-Server anbieten können. Im Spiel eingereichte Tickets führen zu einer Fehlermeldung und werden nicht bearbeitet. Verwendet bitte die öffentlichen Test-Server-Foren, um Feedback zu schreiben und Hilfe bei Problemen zu erhalten. Alle Richtlinien bezüglich des Spiels sind in Kraft. Unangemessenes oder anstößiges Verhalten wird auch auf dem Test-Server nicht geduldet. Bitte meldet solches Verhalten hier dem Kundendienst.

Hier könnt ihr euch die aktuellen Patch-Hinweise zu Spiel-Update 2.3 ansehen.

Wir danken euch jetzt schon für euer Feedback und eure Teilnahme.

Das Star Wars: The Old Republic-Community-Team