This index is a list of fansites, blogs, podcasts, communities and more for Star Wars: The Old Republic. I started putting this list together as part of my own research into the MMO, but decided to share it in the hopes of getting even more resources included.
If you’ve got the name of a site or a link you’d like to share, either post it in the comments or email me at email@example.com and I’ll make sure it gets added to the list. I’d also like to add pages that are particularly useful guides as well, so feel free to suggest single posts too!
Finally, if something’s been mislabled or miscategorised, or the description of the resource is just plain wrong then let me know and I’ll update it.
Feel free to suggest some! All topics considered – crafting, companions, flashpoints, operations, classes, advanced classes, crew skills – anything you like! Bonus points if it’s something unique that isn’t covered elsewhere.
SWTOR Mega Sites
These are some of the biggest news and opinion websites dedicated to Star Wars: The Old Republic. Usually with paid staff members working around the clock, these are the places that fans rely on to keep them updated.
- Ask A Jedi - SWTOR news & player guides
- Darth Hater - SWTOR News, Interviews and companion podcast.
- Force Junkies - Regular specialist articles and a companion podcast from the *Junkies network
- R2-DB - Database of guides and items using a unique question-answer system
- The Holocomm - Brought to you by some of the team behind WoW Insider, this site and podcast brings opinion and comment on all aspects of the game.
- Torhead - A database of almost every single item, mission. creature and NPC in SWTOR
- TORWars - An online magazine covering all things SWTOR, plus companion podcast
- Wookieepedia - An online encyclopaedia covering everything in the Star Wars universe
SWTOR Podcasts, Vidcasts and Streams
Rather than relying on the written word, these sites use audio and video to get their message across.
- Corellian Run Radio - A three-host weekly podcast, covering a range of topics and segments
- Galactic Public Radio - This hub of SWTOR podcasts aims to cover everything in the game with a blend of specialist shows.
- Mos Eisley Radio - SWTOR Podcasting network
- Red Rancor - Home to a number of live streams and Youtube videos.
- The Droidcast - Father and son team Roger and Tristan host this weekly SWTOR podcast
- The Republic - Produced by GameBreaker TV, The Republic is a weekly look at all things SWTOR
- The TORrific Podcast - A weekly podcast apparently fit for a king!
- TOR Hangout - A weekly video recorded from a Google+ hangout session
- TOR Talk - A weekly podcast and now a community site
SWTOR Dedicated Blogs and Sites
The blogsphere is an incredible resource, often rich in opinion, analysis and comment. While the mega-sites will usually tell you what’s going on, these places will tell you what it means and how players feel. They’re also a great place to find specialist knowledge and guides.
- A New Dope - SWTOR tales and refelctions, plus occasional guild management
- All For the Wookiee - Kristalys and her levelling experiences
- Crew Skills - Crafting guides, crew skill guides and more.
- Going Commando - Exploring SWTOR with friends
- Han Shot First - A random hodgepodge of SWTOR experiences
- Hawtpants of the Old Republic - Njessi talks about healing in The Snark Side
- Inquisitor's Roadhouse - Anexxia covers all things Sith Inquisitor
- Luragames - Allura talks about her gaming, focusing on SWTOR
- Moon Over Endor - Opinion about the latest SWTOR news
- Peal's Heals - The journey of Peal the Healer
- Republic Trooper - News site covering SWTOR development and lore
- Star Wars MMO - Part of a network of fansites covering all LucasArts games.
- Summertime On Hoth - Chronicles of a healer and light raider
- SWTOR Arena - A PVP focused SWTOR community, with forumscovering class techniques and strategies
- SWTOR Brasil - Brazilian fansite covering SWTOR in Portugese
- SWTOR DK - Danish SWTOR fansite
- SWTOR Face - Blog focusing on characters and companion information
- SWTOR Hub - A selection of news and guides
- SWTOR Life - News and guides
- SWTOR Strategies - Blog focusing on compiling strategies, guides and lists
- SWTOR Wiki - A smaller wiki focusing purely around the TOR universe
- The Exploits of Mandalorian Girl - Mandalorian fanfiction set in the Old Republic era
- The Gathering - Fansite and community forums, primarily in Greek
- The Niquisition - A look at SWTOR from a Sith Inquisitor/Sorcerer perspective
- The Stoppable Force - Stop, a veteran Warcraft blogger, documents his progress through SWTOR
- TOR Healbot - Healing guides, help and research
- TOR OZ - Australian SWTOR fansite, covering news from an oceanic perspective
These might be forums for a particular server or a particular aspect of the SWTOR community. Whatever it is, these sites specialise in bringing players together.
- Codex Ulgo - Trask Ulgo server and roleplay community website
- Force Heal - Forums, Wiki and blogs focusing on healing in SWTOR
- Jedi Tank - Jedi Tanking and Healing community forum
- No Sleep Till Kessel - Guild website and community for NSTK on Juyo US, containing a number of guides and resources.
- Old Republic.Net - Community heavy SWTOR news site
- Progenitor Archives - Roleplay community website for The Progenitor EU server
- Sith Warrior - Don’t let the name fool you – this covers theorycrafting for all classes.
- SWTOR-RP - A community hub for all aspects of roleplay in SWTOR
- The Church of Alvis - A former Star wars Galaxies guild, now reforming in SWTOR.
- The Snark Side - Website and community for a Republic guild on Juyo US
- TOR Syndicate - A nexus of links to podcasts, fansites and guild sites.
- True Galaxies - A gaming community that started in Star Wars Galaxies but now includes SWTOR
Blogs with Occasional SWTOR Coverage
These places might not be writing about SWTOR exclusively, but they help to put the MMO in more of a genre context.
- Bootae's Bloody Blog - A general MMO and gaming blog, but with an occasional MMO focus.
- Jed's Corner - Jed talks about being a guild master in both SWTOR and WoW,
- Scary Worlds - A regular in the MMO scene who occasionally talks about SWTOR
- The Land Of Odd - A rather strange look at World of Warcraft