The Casual SWTORian: Staggered Global Release

The Casual SWTORian is dedicated each week to those who don’t have the time to immerse themselves in game developments but instead want a very simple roundup of things happening and stuff on the horizon. If you like what you read, tell our casual guru Ken.

Do you live in a part of Europe or the Middle East that doesn’t have SWTOR? if so then check this link. Otherwise you came here for one reason. One simple reason. To read up on The Casual SWTORian. Bioware shot out the Q&A, more info on the staggered global release, and the server transfers happened. And without further intro, the gold:

Trietxan: Is there a plan to make social armor adjustable to armor rating? For example, I would really like to dress my Powertech in the Imperial Trooper armor without losing the heavy armor rating.

Daniel: Yes, adaptable social gear that automatically changes to your character’s gear type is coming in Game Update 1.3.

wyllam: I love the new armor color “unify” feature. Will this option (as well as “hide head armor”) ever be available for companions?

Daniel: Definitely in the plans for the future.

JimG: Is there any sort of ETA on adding completely new playable species into the game such as Togruta, Mon Calamari, Nautolan, etc.?

Daniel: Can’t comment on what species you might see, but you can expect the roster of playable species to expand… this year.

Zannis: Any chance on allowing companions to show in the Operation frame? As a healer, I do a lot of questing with a friend, and I’m unable to replace Party Frames with the Operations Frame since we can’t see our party member’s companions with this option turned on.

Damion Schubert (Principal Lead Systems Designer): Funny, we were just talking about this the other day. I’m working on the design now, but have no ETA of when this will get to you.

Capthxc: Any plans to improve your achievement system and/or codex? Right now achievements don’t seem to serve any purpose.

Damion: We have big plans. Too big to share prematurely.


And there it is, one SWTORian for you to digest. As always, If you feel I missed anything feel free to comment below or you can start a religious debate – your choice.


  1. I was happy to see my 3 transfers went through well–only had to change one character’s name, and my legacy name was available.