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Ula Vii / Jun 22, 2018

Cara has been valiantly leading the ongoing war against the Battle Masters each Monday night for several months and feels now is the time for him to move onto an exciting new campaign. I'm using this as an opportunity to improve both our conquest and Battle Master systems with the first big change being that in Cara's stead I have formed a group of keen eyed fearsome killers to lead our hunts:

👹 The Battle Master Killers 👹

Improved Battle Master System & Rewards
  • You can COD mail Encryptions of all types to me for 250,000 credits each (up from 150k)
  • Encryptions drop for 12 random people in the group
  • Frameworks go into the Officer's Vault in the guild bank
  • We now have a large group of leaders in charge of our Battle Master hunts
  • The event leaders will be working independently although there may be more than one at each hunt
  • There will be no fixed time and day in our event calendar
  • Different leaders will cover different times of day; morning, afternoon, evening and late evening
  • The leaders will check the alts they placed at the Battle Master spawn points and if they find at least 3 alive then they will form a group via guild chat and the Discord LFG channel
  • Once the group is formed they will summon you to location
  • Some days there could be more than one hunt, some days there may be none. It all depends on the hunt leaders schedules and what they can find alive.

Increased Guild Weekly Conquest Score Prizes
We encourage people to get the highest conquest score each week by offering several rewards for those that earn above 100k with their legacy. The results are posted in our CQ image gallery each week as a combined list of winners from all three of our guilds so the same person could win more than once. These prizes have been significantly increased as a big thank you for the extra effort you are all putting in due to Bioware's "improved" conquest system.

  • First Place
    • Wins the Legendary rank of "Minister of War"
    • Wins a chance cube
    • Wins 5 million credits for 1st place (up from 3m)
  • Second Place
    • Wins 3 million credits for 2nd place (up from 1.5m)
  • Third Place
    • Wins 2 million credits for 3rd place (up from 1m)
  • General
    • 200k credits for each 100k points (up from 100k)
    • 300k credits for each 200k points (up from 200k)
    • Top single character point scorers in each of our 3 guilds wins 1 million credits (up from 1 person)
These changes take effect immediately and because I haven't sent out the prizes for last week's conquest yet then those will be the first of the increased rewards. Our new Battle Master system will go live within a few days of this post. Please do join in when you see the opportunity as it's fun to do things in groups, it helps the guild and it brings you one step closer to buying that shiny new item you've been watching on the GTN 🌟

Play well and have fun!
~ Ula Vii ~


Republic Overseer 😜

Ula Vii / May 08, 2018

Most of you know that I have been championing having the guild cap increased above 1000 since before the merges in December. Despite over 250 posts the devs have chosen to ignore our pleas for help. The guild cleaning is down to 10 days of inactivity which is sadly a necessity to allow you, your friends, your alts and new friends we haven't met yet to join us. Think of it this way; the cap is 1000 and we have over 500 active accounts so technically that means most people could have just 1 alt in guild.

It is impractical to continue daily guild cleaning and due to the producer's deafening silence I have been forced to put the backup plan into action so effective immediately we are activating all three of our guilds:

Imperial: Stroke my Wookie (Alpha)
Our primary guild is super popular which has led to it becoming full to the limit so we're hoping some of you will volunteer to move characters over to our second Imp guild. SMW Alpha will continue to aim for 1st place on each of the planets based on our Normal Rotation so this is the place to be if you want the conquest achievements and titles.

Imperial: Stroke my Wookíe (Beta)
We have reactivated our original guild that was merged over from ToFN so we now have two Imperial SMW guilds. If you want all your characters under one roof then the Beta guild is the place for you. This is not a dead alt guild but a second active Imperial home. Conquest wise, this one will target Large Yield planets with the aim to cross the yield line but not to take 1st place. This is where you can get your new augment materials and encryptions.

Republic: Stroke my Wookiee
Our Republic guild is a great place to meet up with wookies on the other side. It is the quietest of our guilds as we don't run a lot of events over there but that may change soon 😉 When it comes to conquest, SMW Rep will invade Medium Yield planets. The aim is just to cross the 550k yield line but not to take 1st place.

If you are not interested in conquest then it doesn't really matter which guild you join as our events and competitions are shared across them all 😀

Please Help!
We are one of the most popular SWTOR guilds in the world and we fill over 30 spots every day. I want everybody to be able to have all their characters in one guild. I beg you. Please help. I am not asking a lot of you, just post #uniteourcharacters in this thread anytime you see it slip off the first page:

Do not give up. Help me to help you by showing Musco, Keith and Charles that this affects all of us.

Questions & Answers

How To Join?
Myself and Cara will be available tonight (Tuesday May 8th) after 20:30 BST to handle the first wave of invites. Cara and Silver will be around on Wednesday afternoon to handle more. I will ask the other officers to help with this as well.

What About Communications?
We are sticking with Teamspeak for our voice comms and Discord for cross guild/faction text chat:

SMW Discord:

There are 6 channels:
  • welcome - Read only welcome message
  • new-arrivals - The server will auto-announce here when new members join the server
  • guild-invites - Used for when you want to have a character invited to one of our guilds
  • group-finder - Cross guild and cross faction LFG channel
  • ghost-battalion - Channel for Ghost Battalion to LFG, ask question and swap tips
  • general-chat - This one's a trial. If you know you can't say it in guild chat then don't say it here!
One concern that several officers brought up was what a pain it would be to moderate so I've been pretty strict on the permissions system. Additionally, if you try to use any of the channels beyond their specified purpose then you will get a warning. If you do it again then you get banned from the Discord server. For more substantial discussions you should continue to use the website forums.

Once you've joined the server please right click your user and choose "Change Nickname". Set it to match your in-game name/member note so we know who you are. Don't worry, this only changes your name on our server.

Why Not Use Discord For Voice Comms?
500-800 guild members listed in the Discord user list will be ultra shit plus moderating or even just reading more varied chat channels will by massively time consuming. It does work well for smaller groups but not for a guild of our size.

Why Not Three 1st Places?
Two reasons, one is that it will take a lot of effort from myself, the officers and you. Nobody wants that kind of pressure. The bigger reason is that we don't want to piss off everybody else on the server, Bioware already did a great job of that with their new improved "3 planet" conquest 😁

Isn't This A Lot Of Effort?
Yes. 3 guilds means myself and the officers have to do three times the work which sucks. If we can persuade the producers to increase the cap to 10k+ then we'll merge our two Imp guilds back together. I look forward to that day.

What About The Weekly Conquest Prizes?
I will continue to do conquest scoring but now it will be across all three guilds. For the last few years I have totaled up everybody's scores based on the legacy and member notes. Now I will do the same for all three guilds but we we will continue to have a single score board which means you could appear in there more than once. Here's an example to make things clearer:

  1. Player A - SMW Alpha - 150,123
  2. Player B - SMW Beta - 140, 000
  3. Player C - SMW Rep - 130, 444
  4. Player A - SMW Beta - 120,120 (Same player as 1st place but different guild)
It's being handled this way to save time on my part. Having three guilds already means all my work is tripled and having to double check every legacy/member note across all three guilds for CQ scoring purposes will be too much for me to handle on a weekly basis. The Bright side is, you can win more than once 😀

What About The Guild Lottery?
The only competition that is guild specific is our bi-weekly lottery which will only be run in our Alpha guild. It takes a lot of time to count all the tickets in just one guild bank and it's much better to have a single large prize pot instead of 3 smaller ones.

Increased Member Cap vs Account Number Cap
The current 1000 limit is on characters. Several people have suggested a better solution over increasing the cap is for the devs to change it to be 1000 accounts with unlimited alts. I love that solution however the reason I am pushing for a member cap increase is because it should be easier for the devs to change a number then it is to change the entire cap system. They already increased the cap from 500 a few years ago so they already have the knowledge of how to do this.
Ula Vii / Apr 18, 2018

Our guild has always had a chaotic relationship with PvP. Over the years we've tried out several variations of structured PvP to help bring it inline with our PvE teams but it never works out. Part of that is down to the PvP playerbase changing so frequently but the biggest reason is down to a lack of PvP leadership. We've had a few leaders rise to the challenge only to fade back into the mists of time and that is where we find ourselves now.

The War Leaders
For this reason I have disbanded the League of Death and created the War Leader rank. There is no leader and no organised PvP nights. Instead this is a rank to recognise the best of our PvP players. Our War Leaders can group together safe in the knowledge that every one of them has incredible skill. The primary focus is 8 person unranked although several enjoy ranked.

Alpha Wing
Our best GSF pilots still have the Alpha Wing website title but in-game they will share the War Leader rank since Bioware thinks a guild of 1000 members should be limited to 10 ranks 😂 The Starfighter aces have an additional tag in their member note so you can tell them apart from our PvP killers.

How To Join
You must prove yourself in combat for the current members to the point that one of them will nominate you. You have to be one of those people that others on your team recognise in the pre-match team line-up and think it means easy victory or where your enemies see you and quit before the match even begins 😈

Don't worry if you're still a rookie, most War Leaders and Alphas are more than happy to help you improve if you are willing to follow their instructions 👍

You can see the current War Leader and Alpha Wing roster here on our PvP page.


"Show them your power!"

Ula Vii / Mar 30, 2018

I'm changing how I post guild news so that there will be more frequent posts that target specific topics instead of long posts that cover many topics. The primary reason for this is because I've been busy with work-work for weeks so I keep adding topics to the list for the next news post but then once I manage to free up time to write it I see that several of those topics already feel like old news! 😅

Website Chaos
Some of you noticed the website images were missing for a while. This is part of a big update our site host is releasing in stages. The first part to affect things publicly was that they moved the image hosting and it took a while for the update scripts to go through all the pages and update the paths. A larger change to the sites theming system is on the way as well which means at some point in the next couple of months the website may suddenly look strange until I get time to rewrite the theme to work with the new system. I have no ETA on that and just expect to login one day to find it looking kooky.

Another change to our website hosting is the payment plan. Thanks to all your donations we had enough money to switch to a yearly plan which gets a 20% discount. To make the deal even sweeter our host gave us an extra 2GB image storage for free on top of the new package amount so we go from 2GB to 6GB! Plenty of room for our guild memories 📷

The downside is that there is only 1 month worth of funds left for the teamspeak server which will cover until the end of May. If you want to help out then please make a donation to help keep things running.


No escape from my terrible news post easter egg videos!

Ula Vii / Jan 09, 2018

Happy New Year! We have a great 2018 ahead of us and as you would expect, we're starting it strong with a host of special events around our regular raids and activities:


Apart from all our calendar events we also have special ongoing competitions which let us reward those that do their best to be the best 🏆

Death Bounty: DvL CXP Champions
Earn substantial rewards for eliminating the DvL Champions. Join our Death Bounty Leaders Chiara and Ellie when they start a hunting group in guild chat then scout a boss and be there for the kill and you not only earn yourself an easy 150k but you also climb our Bounty Hunter Leaderboard. We've already paid out over 4 million credits in Death Bounties so go check the thread and find out the rest of the details of how to become one of our legendary Death Bounty Killers 💀

Raid Boss Prizes
To encourage improvement in our raiders we are giving out special prizes for certain boss fights. If you win any of the challenges on our general guild Hard Mode raids then you get to pick a reward from our Prizes guild bank vault at the end of the night. This applies to all of our general Hard Mode raids. It's a long list of bosses so go check the thread for more details.

Achievement Master
Become the guilds Legendary Achievement Master by attaining the highest achievement score. Read the thread to find out how to enter. The prizes for winning are:

  • Legend rank in-game
  • "Achievement Master" rank on the web-site
  • "Achievement Master" added to all your characters member notes
  • You name is added to the Guild Heroes block on the left side of our website
  • Choice of reward from our guild banks Prizes vault
Most Prestigious Wookie
Become the guilds Most Prestigious Legendary Wookie by attaining the highest prestige score. Read the thread to find out how to enter. Make sure to also read my comment about the potentially bugged server merge scores (which we're accepting for now). The prizes for winning are:

  • Legend rank in-game
  • "Most Prestigious" rank on the web-site
  • "Most Prestigious" added to all your characters member notes
  • You name is added to the Guild Heroes block on the left side of our website
  • Choice of reward from our guild banks Prizes vault

Iokath Conquest
The Iokath conquest week is coming up in January and while we considered conquering it for a third time we have instead decided it's only fair to let the other guilds have the opportunity to win it. We don't want to be "that guild" everybody hates for always blocking them from this rare target and besides, we've already seen they added it to at least one other CQ week so maybe they have done it for some more. Only time will tell but rest assured, we will reclaim it again soon 😎

Don't misunderstand though; while we are not going to all out war, we are still invading as I would like us to be in the top 4 and to that end we will have our usual super big 150 million credit prize pot for the top 30 scorers:

Top 50 Prizes ~ 150 Million Credits
  • 1st: 20 Million Credits & "Minister Of War" legendary rank
  • 2nd: 15 Million Credits
  • 3rd: 15 Million Credits
  • 4th: 10 Million Credits
  • 5th: 7 Million Credits
  • 6th: 6 Million Credits
  • 7th: 6 Million Credits
  • 8th: 6 Million Credits
  • 9th: 5 Million Credits
  • 10th: 5 Million Credits
  • 11th-20th: 4 Million Credits Each
  • 21st-30th: 1.5 Million Credits Each

Stroke my Wookiee
Our recently re-opened Republic guild has been growing in numbers and we invite you to join in. This is purely for our Republic alts, we are not inviting strangers and we're keeping it exclusive for Stormtroopers and above. You can read the full details of our Rep guild Stroke my Wookiee in the previous news post.

How To Join
If you want an invite then add these names to your Rep side /f list and /w us when we're online but please check our location via /who as you won't get a reply if we're in a raid or PvP/GSF match. I've been flying on Rep side a lot lately to help balance the teams plus I get to test (shoot down) more wookies that way 😆

  • Ulavii
  • Devenor
  • Moraendyl
  • Tihax

Help us help you
Please post your support in my thread Increase/Remove Guild Member Cap. Either write your opinion pro/con of if you don't have anything to add just post #uniteourcharacters as each reply helps keep the thread on the first page and draw attention to it.

I am having to do guild cleaning every 2 days and while a lot of the characters getting kicked are alts, about a 1/4 are people's main characters which sucks. I am not happy about it and I know from some of the angry/upset mails I receive that you are not happy with it. If you help us to get the cap increased from 1000 to 10k+ then the need for cleaning will be almost entirely removed.


Not everything is as it seems... 🙈🙉🙊

Ula Vii / Dec 16, 2017

Big congratulations on our second conquest of Iokath ✌️ We had no idea it was coming up thanks to Musco keeping the CQ schedule secret until the last minute so it was great to see everyone rise to the challenge. Despite our victory, Bioware dropped the ball again and failed to grant most people their rewards and despite Musco claiming the prizes will be automatically sent out for both broken conquest weeks nothing has been done so please keep sending your "Item/Loot" tickets. I know a lot of you have given up on Bioware living up to their word but do send the tickets so they are logged into the system. I have sent video recordings of all your guild panel scores for both weeks to Musco and Keith directly via PM so they have no excuses 😁

Work hard, play hard, time to dish out our own prizes! Originally I said it would be 150m for the top 30 but after seeing everybody's efforts I decided to increase the prize pot and reward all legacy scores over 100k 🏆

(there's way more news below the long list of Iokath winners)

  1. Smellycatus: 6,502,875 Conquest Points - Wins 20 Million Credits
  2. Black Knight Darknell: 5,876,500 - Wins 15 Million Credits
  3. Argona'th: 5,740,375 - Wins 15 Million Credits
  4. Black Knight Miley Fury: 5,604,125 - Wins 10 Million Credits
  5. Smashed'face: 3,590,913 - Wins 7 Million Credits
  6. Black Knight YoyoXCamy: 3,465,500 - Wins 6 Million Credits
  7. Hýpatos: 3,198,375 - Wins 6 Million Credits
  8. Dem'mi: 3,197,875 - Wins 6 Million Credits
  9. Grand Moff Louis: 3,057,000 - Wins 5 Million Credits
  10. Jellianâ: 2,988,375 - Wins 5 Million Credits
  11. Dread Lady Moraelin: 2,429,500 - The next 10 each win 4 million credits
  12. Marsh Mellow: 2,304,250
  13. Sharryl: 2,065,244
  14. Dread Lord Carä: 2,027,125
  15. Tomski: 1,879,134
  16. Grand Moff Andreasson: 1,758,000
  17. Redspæt: 1,672,250
  18. Nyessá: 1,653,750
  19. Kaffesugen: 1,539,000
  20. Queen Silver: 1,383,375
  21. Grand Moff Tizia: 666,250 - The next 10 each win 1.5 million credits
  22. Athi Ori: 430,250
  23. Chiannu: 430,125
  24. Karybdus: 420,375
  25. Vesous: 385,000
  26. Shormayesh: 358,463
  27. Väider: 322,375
  28. Theo: 320,000
  29. Atalantæ: 298,375
  30. Xasyn: 280,250
  31. Niebianska Dziwka: 258,750 - The next 10 each win 500k credits
  32. Caracara: 255,875
  33. Galdorius: 241,201
  34. N'ike: 227,250
  35. Vösch: 213,750
  36. Anne'ubis: 204,625
  37. Jaebee: 203,625
  38. Delliyana: 197,580
  39. Dzikikon: 178,500
  40. Miges: 174,910
  41. Sindisil: 172,625 - The remaining winners each get 250k credits
  42. Tracyn Cadera: 164,585
  43. Ladywise: 160,500
  44. Sijur: 159,125
  45. Jayseh: 158,237
  46. Viirgil: 152,625
  47. Boomboom's: 147,500
  48. Nagl'far: 142,875
  49. Apolline Delacour: 142,000
  50. Selhet-sinh: 141,749
  51. Spôôky: 141,415
  52. Nyx'val: 141,140
  53. Szilva Copffal: 131,500
  54. Bossah: 129,640
  55. Arctyc: 127,500
  56. Antario: 127,250
  57. Grand Moff Roussou: 123,500
  58. Felenc: 119,625
  59. Aarr: 119,000
  60. Jagannath: 114,500
  61. Maerret: 113,090
  62. Victu's: 109,700
  63. Lofero: 109,500
  64. Saya Kitan: 109,500
  65. Drogat: 109,420
  66. Cold Blooded: 104,750
  67. Jyn Ergofacto: 101,750
  68. Teodorre: 101,500

Over 1.5 Billion Conquest Points!
During the Iokath week we passed the 1.5 billion conquest point line! Well done everyone, this is a great achievement we can all be proud about. What surprises new members is that we don't put a lot of focus on conquest as it's just one part of the game. There's no point slogging away like it's a sweat shop if you don't enjoy yourself and the company of your guild mates. We do our best to provide a friendly environment for all our members along with activities that cover all areas of the game. Our conquest score is a great indicator of how much fun everybody has and shows that magic does happen when we all work together ✨

1,585,372,136 Conquest Points
Total Conquests: 167
Total 1st Places: 150
Total Points TOFN: 466,654,930
Total Points TRE: 1,013,230,545
Total Points DM: 105,486,661
Highest Single Week Guild Score: 105,652,530

Celebration Lottery! 💰
To celebrate this conquest milestone we are having a special guild lottery this week were the prize pot is seeded with 32.7 million credits! To play just deposit 100k for each ticket you want directly into the guild bank. There will be 3 winning /rolls on Sunday at 20:00 GMT. Read more about the lottery here.

Guido's Napoleon Complex
Unfortunately great success also brings great envy from the less successful. The above message was sent to Moraelin out of the blue for no reason. Over the last few weeks several guild members and officers including myself have received similar unprovoked abusive messages from Guido the guild leader of Darkstorm. If this silly little monkey decides to throw some of his poo at you then make sure to upload a screenshot to our gallery and submit an in-game harassment ticket. Don't bother replying to him as it just feeds the troll. You all know we don't poach other guild's members as each of you found your own way here. The story we keep hearing is that people get sick of Guido's childish tirades and decide to leave for greener pastures of their own accord so the irony is that it appears as if Guido does our recruitment for us 💩

Holiday Events
We have a calendar full of awesome events for December including several for the holiday period. As usual priority will be given to signups but it's still worth putting your name down even if there are already 16 since people might have some last minute family holiday malarkey or they may have just drunk themselves unconscious 😅


Stroke my Wookiee
Some of you noticed me and Mora discreetly hunting for a fully unlocked Republic guild ship since the servers merged but unfortunately we had no success. Our goal of going live with it for the new year was fast approaching so we decided to use one of the spare guilds we had lying around. The guild ship isn't fully unlocked but we'll work on that over time.

So once again our Republic guild Stroke my Wookiee rises from the ashes. This won't be like it was a long time ago on ToFN as we are not interested in running a fully active second guild since that would mean we won't be able to bring the same level of service to you that we currently do on Imp side.

What's the point of our Republic guild?
  • A home for your guildless Republic characters
  • Makes it way easier to group up with your friends for Republic action
  • Will help with summons for our server events and certain guild events in the future
What our Republic guild is not...
  • Not for conquest (unless the 2018 CQ overhaul interests us)
  • Not for people that primarily play Republic side
  • Not for people who are not already active members in our Imperial guild
Who can join?
Anyone that is in our Imperial guild with Stormtrooper rank or above. We are not inviting Rookies to the Republic guild.

When can you join?
Myself and all the Dark Council have characters in there so we can invite you when we are not busy. We have also put aside this Sunday at 12:00 GMT for mass invites. Our Rep toons for your /f list are:

  • Ulavii
  • Devenor
  • Moraendyl
  • Tihax

Help us help you
Please post your support in my thread Increase/Remove Guild Member Cap. Either write your opinion pro/con of if you don't have anything to add just post #uniteourcharacters as each reply helps keep the thread on the first page and draw attention to it.

I am having to do guild cleaning every 2 days and while a lot of the characters getting kicked are alts, about a 1/4 are people's main characters which sucks. I am not happy about it and I know from some of the angry/upset mails I receive that you are not happy with it. If you help us to get the cap increased from 1000 to 10k+ then the need for cleaning will be almost entirely removed.


Who are the Black Knights?
The Black Knights are a small group of guild members I have brought together over the last 7 months who are dedicated to helping with certain areas of the guild.

They are not officers and have no authority over other guild members except when they lead their special events. They are agents of positive force within the guild that I have personally selected due to their unique talents & personalities:

Black Knight Aashtaroth - Herald
Ash is our primary Herald who posts details about our latest events in /g and answers any of your event related questions.

Black Knights Miley, Two-fingers & YoyoXcamy - Crafting Masters
These three help with all our conquest crafting needs. During non crafting weeks they are busy creating assembled components, bonded attachments and cell grafts and on crafting weeks they convert those into War Supplies to generate points. Grand Moff Louis also helps with crafting so he's an honorary Black Knight.

Black Knights Chiara & Ellie - Champion Killers
Our two newest Black Knights are in charge of our DvL Champion Death Bounties...

Edit: Chiara is now a Grand Moff (see comment below) so I guess we can say she's the second honorary Black Knight 😁

The return of the Death Bounty Killers! 💀💀💀
A long time ago on a server far, far away... we ran a Death Bounty program against the DvL Champions that spawn around the galaxy were we paid over 34 million credits in kill rewards. The champions drop CXP packs which were brand new and everybody wanted them but over time interest waned and we froze the event in carbonite. We've tweaked how the event works so it should be much smoother now and I've appointed two new Black Knights to lead our kill squads so it's time to dust off your weapons and join the hunt!

Killing a DvL Champion will get you a Large World Boss CXP Pack, count towards 3 achievements and if it's the opposite to your LS/DS Alignment then you also get a LS/DS Token. If you are the one to scout out a boss that the group kills then you get 150k. If you scout out 10 bosses then you get an easy 1.5 million credits 💰


I can't wait for this special edition holiday release 😁

Ula Vii / Dec 06, 2017

Iokath Conquest is here again woohoo! It seems Musco was too busy stroking his porg to post an updated conquest schedule and so he dropped Iokath on us with no notice. We already had a week of great events planned and now we get to add all the fun teamwork activities that are required for victory over Iokath so strap up and prepare for action! We are strong believers in work hard/play hard so as a reward for the top 50 conquest point scorers we are giving away 150 million credits in prizes:

Top 50 Prizes ~ 150 Million Credits
  • 1st: 20 Million Credits & "Minister Of War" legendary rank
  • 2nd: 15 Million Credits
  • 3rd: 15 Million Credits
  • 4th: 10 Million Credits
  • 5th: 7 Million Credits
  • 6th: 6 Million Credits
  • 7th: 6 Million Credits
  • 8th: 6 Million Credits
  • 9th: 5 Million Credits
  • 10th: 5 Million Credits
  • 11th-20th: 4 Million Credits Each
  • 21st-30th: 1.5 Million Credits Each
There are loads of fun things you can do either in a group or on your own. As usual I will total up all your scores on Monday night based on your legacy and member notes and I'll post the results on the site before mailing your prize credits.

Crafting War Supplies is a big point earner and Invasion Forces are repeatable but they give less points and take much longer to produce so leave those until you are out of other mats.

The Iokath daily and weekly missions are repeatable across your characters as are completing Group Finder ops and Flashpoints so give a shout out in guild chat and see who else can join you.

There are bonuses for completing Group Finder raids so the Dark Council will be getting lockouts for the final bosses to do repeat kills in the late afternoon & evening. The more people and characters helping with this the better.

There are three 1-off bonuses for boss kills, these only count once for your legacy:

What would help loads is if you can put an alt next to each of the openworld bosses and then include that alt in your login rotation. If you find one of them alive then try and get a group together in guild chat. I'm sure some wookies will get Nahut SM lockouts so if possible try and get as many people through that as possible.

Both PvP and GSF will generate great points this week so make sure to pickup the daily and weekly missions then dive in. Remember that if you go into a match then you are there to win. If we find out you have been going AFK or suiciding then you will be kicked! We want to win Iokath but not at the expense of spoiling the game for other people.

Play well and have fun!
~ Ula Vii ~


For the Muscos of the world...💩

Ula Vii / Oct 08, 2017

Wow we have some exciting times ahead of us. Not only do we have patch 5.5 arriving with a host of quality of life improvements but our server is also being merged on November 8th. The Red Eclipse, Tomb of Freedon Nadd and The Progenitor are all being combined into a single new server called "Darth Malgus". The best part is we don't have to do a thing!

  • The guild, guild-ship and stronghold will be moved as whole so you won't be on your own!
  • All your characters, strongholds and storage from the 3 servers will be moved over
  • If you end up with more characters then the server limit (52) you will still be able to play them all, you just won't be able to create more characters until you delete enough to drop below the limit
  • Guild character limit is staying at 1000
  • The personal stronghold cap will be raised to 10
  • If you have strongholds on more than one of the 3 source servers then you will have them all on the new server, so you could have more than one Nar Shaddaa Sky Palace
  • If you go above the cap of 10 you can still use all your strongholds but you won't be able to purchase any new ones they add in the future until you deactivate enough to fall below the 10 threshold
  • You won't have to redecorate so your lovely rooms full of chairs will stay as elegant as ever 😁
  • Stronghold conquest bonus stays capped at 150%
  • Achievements from multiple servers will be combined (highest progress wins)
  • Achievements still in progress are maintained so you won't have to restart them
  • Some of your character names may be in jeopardy! Because people on the three servers may have the same name BW have decided to solve the problem by having a priority list:
    • If you are a subscriber you have priority on the name over F2P & preferred players
    • If somebody of the same subscription status as you shares the name then it goes to the one with the most time played
    • Characters that are level 10 or lower and which have not been logged for 90 days will lose their names to free them up
  • Rename tokens will be going on discount at some point around the merge
  • Friend & Ignore lists will transfer
  • Appearance Designer tabs will transfer

What about the ToFN Stroke My Wookie guild?
Our ToFN guild still exists although it is manned by a sole caretaker who rests in stasis aboard our old guild ship. When the merge happens there will be more than one Stroke My Wookie and the guild names will have the original server appended by the system:

Stroke My Wookie - The Red Eclipse
Stroke My Wookie - Tomb of Freedon Nadd
Stroke My Wookie - The Progenitor

After the merge I will rename the empty guilds which will revert our displayed guild name back to the normal version without the server name on the end. I'll keep the ToFN guild and guild ship for the moment until we have a use for them 😉

Buy your own personal guild ship & guild bank!
For those with some spare credits I want to point out that there will be A LOT of unused guilds and guild ships arriving on the new server so it should be a great time to buy a cheap fully unlocked guild ship with several bank tabs. I won't be selling our spare one but I'm sure other people will for some quick credits.

Max out your character slots
The server limit is 52 characters lots. If you make 18 characters on each of the 3 servers then when they merge you will have 52 character slots for free. The hope is that you can delete the level 1 placeholders you made and still have the character slot available. We'll only know if this works once the merge is complete but it's worth a go, I'll be trying it.

Thanks to Plague for this suggestion 👍

Claim your character name
If you couldn't get the name you wanted on TRE originally then now is the time to see if you can claim it. The first step on TRE is to open the friends list on both factions and try adding the name you want. Once added you should be able to see their character level. If not remove them and add them again. If they are a low level character or one that is not played very often then you may be in luck! Your next step should be to do the transfer+rename trick:

  1. Head to the server select screen and try to create a level 1 character on both ToFN and Prog with the name you want
  2. If it lets you create level 1 characters on both ToFN & Prog then leave the one on Prog and delete the one on ToFN. Skip to step 5
  3. If it only lets you create the level 1 character on one of the servers then delete the character and skip to step 5
  4. If you discover the name is used on all three servers then you're fucked. It's still worth checking their character level in case they are all level 10 or lower but otherwise your only choice is to contact them and ask if you can have the name after the merge. Possibly sweeten things by offering them a character rename token once they are discounted
  5. Transfer+Rename Trick: Pick a well played high level character you don't mind transferring to ToFN/Prog until merge day. It does not need to be the character you actually want to have the name although it saves a few steps at the end if it is
  6. Don't transfer yet
  7. First head to ToFN or Prog (whichever does NOT have a character with your desired name) and create a new character with the name of the one you just picked to transfer
  8. Now transfer your high level character for 90CC to ToFN/Prog
  9. When it arrives on the other server the system will say the name has already been used and that you must rename your transferred character so give it the name you want to claim after the merge
  10. Now you should have a well played high level character on ToFN or Prog with the name you want, ready for merge day
To put that into an example:

  • You have a character on TRE called Eric Múscô and you really wanted the proper spelling Eric Musco but somebody already had that version
  • You do the who panel and friend panel test and see they are only level 7
  • You then head to ToFN and Prog and try to create a character on each called Eric Musco
  • You see there is a level 30 Eric Musco on Prog
  • You find nobody has that name on ToFN so you create a new level 1 character there called Eric Múscô (name matches the one on TRE)
  • You transfer your high level Eric Múscô from TRE to ToFN
  • The server tells you it already exists and forces you to rename so you type Eric Musco
  • Now you have a high level well played character on ToFN with the proper spelling for Eric Musco
  • On merge day that one will have priority over the level 7 already on TRE and the level 30 on Prog *IF* you are a sub and they are not OR if you're /played time is greater than theirs
If everything goes to plan then after the merge you may find you managed to win the name hoora! If the one you transfered with was not the character you actually wanted to have the name then you just need to use a (soon to be discounted) rename token or wait a few days until transfers are enabled again and repeat the rename trick by transferring the character to the new French or German server. That will then free up the name again on the Darth Malgus server so you can create a new character or rename the one you were forced to use the bastardised Ćhàrãćtêŕ Ňåmę version of 😅

Special Note: Server character transfers will be disabled for one week before Merge Day and one week after (around 1st-15th) so you need to do this soon!

Buy 18 strongholds!
The producers have been pretty vague about how the SH conquest bonus will work besides saying it will remain capped at 150%. Musco muttered something in the stream about the bonus being spread across your strongholds. Sooooo my advice is to buy all the strongholds across all 3 servers so that after the merge you can have your 150% CQ bonus AND a bunch of nice properly decorated strongholds.

Currently you can't have them all active on the same server but that doesn't stop you having the last one active on another server. I didn't bother buying the Umbara train but I will now. I already have all the other strongholds unlocked on TRE & ToFN so I'll send a character with some credits over to Prog to buy another 6 strongholds there. After the merge I will still have at least 6 strongholds which are maxed out with chairs and paintings for my 150% stronghold bonus and then I can properly decorate the duplicates in my own time. I'll have 18 strongholds in total. Sure I'll have to deactivate 9 if they add another stronghold and I want it but I can deal with that when it happens.

Save your command packs
If you are already level 300 and have all your gear then save your packs until patch 5.6 on November 28th. They are changing the way disintegrate works so it will give you legacy bound Unassembled Components. They confirmed that this change will be retroactive so it will work with packs you have already (source). They have not said if the other changes to crates will be retroactive but we can wish 😀

Fall Roadmap 2017
Galactic Crate content improvements – we’re adding another slot in each crate that, no matter what Tier you’re in, grants a small chance to receive a higher tier Mod/Enhancement, Grand Chance Cube, CXP Buff, or CXP consumable.

These are the big things that affect the guild and your characters but there are plenty more so make sure to go read the following links after finishing the news post! 😅

Play well, have fun and see you on the other side!
~ Ula Vii ~

Iokath PvP War: New Achievements - Friday 20th October
We have run the Iokath PvP War a few times now and despite the massive loot trail lag issues the event has been good fun. We're running the event again as the datamined 5.5#3 data shows they may be adding some 6 more PvP achievements for the area:

  1. Traitor To Your Own - Defeat 50 Imps as an Imp - (20 Achievement Points)
  2. Defeating Your Own - Defeat 50 Reps as a Rep - (20 Achievement Points)
  3. The Fire of Aivela - Defeat 50 enemy players as Aivela (10 Achievement Point & 20CC)
  4. The Jealousy of Esne - Defeat 50 enemy players as Esne (10 Achievement Point & 20CC)
  5. Tyths Rage - Defeat 50 enemy players as Tyth (10 Achievement Point & 20CC)
  6. Walking All Over Them - Defeat 50 enemy players as a walker (10 Achievement Point & 20CC)
I am posting this event a few weeks in advance to give you the opportunity to farm enough Iokath Power Shards to access the droid unlocks (War Factory entrance is good location). You will also need the Tyth, Aivela and Esne Control Modules that drop from the bosses if you want those achievements.

Signup for the event on Friday 20th and make sure to tell your friends as this event that is open to all.

Raiders: 5.x Squad Progression
It's been pretty quiet in raid town over the summer but things are heating up again as people return from their summer breaks. On November 28th the third boss from Gods From The Machine arrives: "Nahut the hated son" so it might be an idea for the teams which haven't already cleared Aivela & Esne to focus on them so they can tackle Nahut when he is released 👾

Raid Progress
Raid Teams Recruiting

Ace Squadron >> Apply
Ace Squadron are seeking a melee/ranged DPS.

Dread Squadron >> Apply
Dread Squadron are seeking a new team member of any role as they can juggle the team around to accommodate you.

Omega Squadron >> Apply
Omega Squadron are seeking a ranged DPS.

Phoenix Squadron >> Apply
Phoenix Squadron are seeking two DPS.

Reaper Squadron >> Apply
Reaper Squadron are seeking tanks.

Shadow Squadron >> Apply
Shadow Squadron are seeking a healer.

House Party
We had a great House Party this month were we got around 60 people the achievements in 2.5 hours which is a pretty good speed for such a mixed crowd. Don't worry if you missed out this time as we run this event every 2-3 months with the next being planned for December so see you all next time 👍

3-Winner Blind Lottery Results
We ran a special Blind Lottery to mark our 100th. To make this a blind lottery for some extra fun I hid the ledger tab from all ranks so nobody knew who bought how many tickets. As Obi Wan famously said:

"Your eyes can deceive you, don't trust them, stretch out with your feelings, spend big and be a winner!"

The final prize pot was 148.9 million credits with each wining roll getting them 49.63 million credits! The winners were: Bigslasher (35 tickets), Tony Stark (15 tickets) and Shiira (6 tickets) 💰

Next lottery begins on Tuesday 10th with the draw on Sunday 15th. You can read the full details of how the winners are picked on the lottery page. Play to win!

Get your free Korrealis Viceroy mount
  1. Open:
  2. Enter code: NYCANTINA17
  3. (If already logged in) Close game and log in again
  4. Check in-game mail for your Korrealis Viceroy mount
  5. You can also try these other codes from previous cantina events:


"Let's bring Theron home..."
( we can torture him before finishing him and his haircut with a light saber)