Wednesday, November 02, 2011


Site name: TOROZ  (short for ‘The Old Republic – Australia / New Zealand’)
Name: David Holloway
Started: 2009
Type: News and opinions, blog, media, Podcast 

SWTOR Face: In your words, how would you describe your site? Do you have a particular focus or interest?

David Holloway: TOROZ was very much set up as an Oceanic SWTOR site (Australia / New Zealand and areas close by) but it's got a surprising number of international readers as well who appreciate a different slant on things. Our focus more broadly is just SWTOR: news, opinion, lore etc

SWTOR Face: How many people work on your blog/site (including writers, editors, webmaster, etc)?

David Holloway:  We current have myself as writer/editor and three other writers plus a fourth about to commence.

SWTOR Face: When did you start blogging (about any topic)?

David Holloway:  My first blog as a personal one around 2001. I've regularly blogged on virtual worlds since 2006 (

SWTOR Face: When did you start blogging about SWTOR?

David Holloway:  In 2009. It was natural extension of my virtual worlds blogging given I grew up and was massively influenced / inspired by the original three Star Wars movies.

SWTOR Face: What, if any, MMOs have you played?

David Holloway: World of Warcraft since 2007 - I'm a Level 85 (Arcane/Fire) Mage with a couple of alts as well ;) I also played MUDS and MOOS back in the early 90s.

SWTOR Face: Are you attracted to SWTOR because of the gaming experience, Star Wars, or both?

David Holloway: Definitely both - WoW has some great features and some serious limitations - I'm hopeful SWTOR will be a big evolutionary step in a genre.

SWTOR Face: What is your most memorable experience in gaming?

David Holloway:  Winning the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza in WoW 18 months or so ago ;)

SWTOR Face: What was your first Star Wars experience?

David Holloway: Star Wars: A New Hope in a rural cinema in 1977.

SWTOR Face: Republic or Empire?

David Holloway: Republic initially but both eventually for the sake of balance ;)

SWTOR Face:What excites you most about SWTOR?

David Holloway: Like any MMO it's the community that makes a game, so that and the story.

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