Friday, 7 May 2010

Shocking News: No Sarlacc Enforcer Class!

At the start of April BioWare announced that they were including a ninth class in Star Wars: The Old Republic, namely the Sarlacc Enforcer. And I'm sure that many of you were looking forward to playing the stealthy lurker. But now BioWare dashes all of your hopes and dreams by announcing that the Enforcer won't be a class after all. As per Sean Dahlberg's post:
Hey everyone,

We hope that you have enjoyed the Sarlacc Enforcer class reveal we made on April 1st. We just wanted to confirm that the Sarlacc Enforcer is not going to be a class and that it was just some fun we were having for April Fool’s day this year. We’ve had quite a bit of fun reading all the posts and threads that were created and we sure do hope you’ve had as much fun as we’ve had! While you can no longer post in this section, we are going to leave it viewable so that everyone can enjoy the fun and creativity with the Sarlacc Enforcer class!
And I was so looking forward to the Sarlacc's storyline too. <pouts>

On a more serious note Sean has also announced what today's update will be (which I guess will be available shortly):
Hey everyone,

I know we don't make these threads very often any more but I wanted to for this week to keep all of you in the loop (as much as possible). We've had four awesome week's of updates; Timeline 7, VidDoc4, Biographies update, and even launched a new section in the HoloNet: Inhabitants!

This week, we're going to be publishing Blood of the Empire #2. We have a few things in store for all of you before we head off to E3 2010 but this week's update will be the webcomic. And check back next week for our latest Developer Blog.
And for some real shocking news, that is if you're shocked by that kind of thing, it seems that LucasArts president Darrell Rodriguez has resigned from his position. It is uncertain why he resigned, but it seems that LucasFilm's Jerry Bowerman will hold LucasArts' reigns until a full-time replacement can be found. It is said that a number of other top executives are leaving as well, though apparently it shouldn't affect any games in development. According to a statement given to IGN:
"Darrell Rodriguez has resigned and we have initiated a search for a new leader," the company said in a statement given to IGN. "Jerry Bowerman - a member of the Lucasfilm Board of Directors and a games industry veteran - will be stepping in to lead the LucasArts executive team during this transition. Lucasfilm remains fully committed to making great games and we continue to invest in our business."
Whatever is going on and whoever will become the new president, it's exceedingly unlikely that any of it will have any significant effect on the development of Star Wars: The Old Republic.

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