Equip fearsome new Wasteland Crusader’s armor, renovate your Stronghold’s Cantina with the new Cantina Performers, and more!
Published May 22, 2018
Get a first look at what’s coming to the game in the next few months with Lead Producer, Keith Kanneg
Published May 16, 2018
On sale this week only – the fierce Sign of Mandalore Flair, the Relentless Hunter’s Armor Set, the Frontline Gapillian Mount, and more!
Published May 15, 2018

Community Highlight: Darth Nexios

This time I managed to grab the precious hours of Nexios, a profilic Sith roleplayer hailing from the Dark Side. Nexios continues to be admirably open to opportunities with the wider community at the same time as leading Entropy, a Sith guild with an impressively extensive history. 

The honesty and wry self-awareness of this interview is something you don't see often from experienced roleplayers, and it's definitely worth the read for anyone interested in finding out more about Sith roleplay, the stumbles of getting started, and of course about the man himself. 

Read on for the Q&A!

Kraethas Nova Great roleplayer, great player to chat with. Nexios / Nick is an amazing person to share online time with. (No, I have n...
Kirbus A truly Evil person a heart, twisted by the Darkside of the force. Nexios the character that is. :p Nick's a fun RP...
Emoral Heliolite Excellent chap! A well-deserved highlight!

The Golden Beetle Staff

Editor in Chief - Devrim Eran

News - Arnie Hamcheck

Business - Rief Larson

Dining Reviews - Edwina Bacque

Sports - Karson "Crash" Bennet

Entertainment - Cassie Plunt

Society/Gossip - Lora Leal




How Safe is Nar Shaddaa?

By Arnie Hamcheck

Kraethas Nova Yes, so much yes. Even though this month's issue wasted some space on a nobody label whiskey (<3 Aresand), I...
Iradox More of this please! It adds a lot to immersion.
Sozêi 'Snow' - 'Belle Blue' Great stuff! Thanks for writing about the diner!! :d

Concept Spotlight

The Criminal - Part II

Picking up from last month's issue, the second part of the Criminal Character Spotlight highlights some of the troubles and conflicts criminal characters have to deal with as a detriment on their lifestyle and other key aspects of criminal identity, such as organizations, independents and infamy.

Oblitus This is an interesting summation. To say that a life of crime is a lonely one gives birth to an interesting paradox of C...
Vanity & Mayhem My favourite part about playing a criminal is making up why he or she does what he/she does, and why it's OK. For i...
Ruchira Letane A very thorough look at the criminal construct! Thank you for the article!

Holoscopes - Issue 6

Lae posted Apr 30, 18

Ladies and gentlemen, beings and sentients of our fair Galaxy. From the far reaches of the Wild Space and beyond, I - Mystic Mog - have come forth to share with you the wisdom I have seen in the stars themselves. The Force has blessed me with foresight of the cosmos, and from that I divine forth what is in store for you the next month.

Heed this warning, dear readers, for the ebb and flow of the Force is forever changing. The future is a finnicky thing that even the most talented of us fail to fully interpret its meaning:

Damodred Pretty accurate for my character. I really love these. ^^
Qog Another weirdly fitting month... How does Mog do it (⚆ _ ⚆) Great write-up as always!
Kraethas Nova If we do what our Holoscopes suggest this month, the CFCS will be headless for a month. All the people at the "...

Community Highlight: Margo Faulkner and Braya Yasra

This month I have tracked down Margo and Braya from the First Expeditionary Fleet (FEF). These are two of the most requested players I have been asked to speak to, so it was great to finally catch them and find out more about their roleplay and place in the community.

As long-time roleplayers from even before swtor, both Margo and Braya have solid insight into how to get started with roleplay, character development, story coordination, and more. They are two positive, enthusiastic individuals and the Darth Malgus server is definitely lucky to still have them around.

Read on for the usual Q&A session!

Alen Doubling down on a previous comment - when I asked around a few months ago looking for people who were interested in rai...
Margo Faulkner My utmost thanks to Qog for this feature, and to everyone that recommended us for it! It was a huge surprise to hear tha...
Kraethas Nova Many many likes for this spotlight :) thank you for the great read and some very solid advice out there!!!