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Star Wars: The Old Republic
Star Wars: The Old Republic

Genre: Role Playing
Developer: Bioware Official Site: http://www.starwarstheoldrep...
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release Date:
1st March 2012
Star Wars: The Old Republic

Genre: Role Playing
Developer: Bioware
Official Site: http://www.starwarsth...
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release Date:
1st March 2012
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Monday, 10 October 2016
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The latest expansion for EA and BioWare's online Star Wars: The Old Republic begins this December. Called, Knights of the Eternal Throne it looks to follow in the footsteps of last year's Knights of the Fallen Empire by offering up a more story-driven experience. Which itself followed in the hallowed footsteps of the classic Knights of the Old Republic, or KOTOR. And the six-minute plus cinematic trailer for Knights of the Eternal Throne more than lives up to its pedigree, offering a fantastic Star Wars story told almost entirely through action and not words.

And in speaking of action, the intense night-time bridge light-saber duel we get to see is right up there. Great stuff.

And after viewing the above cinematic the very brief synopsis for the expansion sounds all the more powerful.

Knights of the Eternal Throne puts the player at the center of their own explosive battle to rule the galaxy. As the Outlander, a veteran of the Great Galactic War, players will have the power to make their mark based on their light and dark side choices. Stakes are high as the player faces the most powerful villains in the galaxy including Emperor Valkorion and Empress Vaylin, as you lead the fight to take control of the Eternal Throne.
Thursday, 11 December 2014
Post by Eorl @ 03:00pm 11/12/14 | 9 Comments
Star Wars: The Old Republic's Shadow of Revan expansion is now live, bringing a swathe of new content including increase in levels and a new storyline arc to the free-to-play MMO.

The new expansion will deliver a chunk of new story content centered around Revan, a powerful Jedi central to the plot of BioWare and Obsidian’s Knights of the Old Republic RPGs. According to its description, Shadow of Revan will focus in on the re-emergence of “a long-hidden sect of extremists” led by Revan intending to enact a plan that “will leave the Republic and the Empire in ashes.”

What this amounts to in terms of gameplay is “five new levels” of narrative, a new level cap of 60 and new “high-level multiplayer Flashpoints and Operations.” The expansion will also add in a fresh swathe of gear and reputation rewards as well as a new “discipline system” that will allow players to “customize [their] combat experience” by selecting new disciplines as they advance through the game.

Unfortunately for all free-to-play players, the new content is subject to all the same restrictions as the rest of the game. To see BioWare’s full announcement, feel free to head over to the game’s official website.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Post by Eorl @ 10:46am 17/09/14 | 4 Comments
BioWare has unveiled a new trailer for their free-to-play MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic, suggesting that evil doer Revan will be making a return to the sci-fi universe.

Revan originally appeared as the amnesia-ridden protagonist of Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic for the original Xbox. He wouldn't be seen again for some time, with only some brief appearances in the Star Wars: The Old Republic MMORPG for PC, most notably a mid-level Flashpoint. This new trailer shines a light on him however, which leads us to believe he will play a major role in the upcoming 3.0 update for the game.

This is most likely the tip of the iceberg for update 3.0, with BioWare noting that full details on the expansion are to be revealed by the end of September. While we wait for that day to come, check out the short snippet below.

Saturday, 16 August 2014
Post by Eorl @ 10:49am 16/08/14 | 5 Comments
After making a brief appearance at Gamescom 2014 this past week, developer BioWare has confirmed in a recent gameplay trailer that the long-awaited player housing for their MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic will be hitting servers as soon as next week.

The new addition will be part of the game's Galactic Strongholds expansion, which will also feature Guild Flagships alongside Strongholds. In short, players of The Old Republic will soon be given the chance to create player and guild housing, complete with fancy Star Wars-themed objects to place in your house.

The trailer below shows off Galactic Strongholds, which releases for long-term subscribers on August 19th. It comes to players with preferred status on September 16, and launches for all on October 14th.

Saturday, 19 July 2014
Post by Eorl @ 12:25pm 19/07/14 | 13 Comments
Continuing on from The Elder Scrolls Online's subscriber count, BioWare's own Star Wars-themed MMO The Old Republic is continuing to push for even more revenue thanks to its free-to-play move last year, having generated a whopping $165 million in 2013 according to research group SuperData.

The new report on all things MMO also points to Blizzard's World of Warcraft as a continued success, topping the market with a crazy total of $1 billion in revenue last year and a market percentage of 36 overall. Second place was offered to NCSoft's first game in the Lineage series at a reasonable $235 million in revenue. From there it moves down to TERA: Online ($236M) as third place, Star Wars as fourth and Lord of the Rings Online ($104M) as fifth.

Looking at the top 10 chart, one thing that pops to mind is the continued success of the free-to-play market, with only two MMOs utilising the age-old subscription model - World of Warcraft and space sim EVE Online.

Overall, revenue from subscriptions has dropped every year since 2010 - from 30.6 million subscribers to 23.4 million subscribers this year, according to SuperData. According to SuperData, the amount of revenue generated from in-game transactions has almost doubled in the last five years, from 14 percent to 27 percent.
Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Post by Eorl @ 11:21am 29/04/14 | 9 Comments
BioWare has revealed its plans for celebrating "Star Wars Day" within The Old Republic MMO, offering players a free mini-pet and the ability to gain double experience from Friday, May 2nd through to Monday, May 5th.

The promotion is part of a celebration of "Star Wars Day" (May 4), where people around the world celebrate all things Star Wars, including dressing up and rewatching the six films in one stretch. Those interested in picking up the MT-4T Astromech Droid mini-pet can do so on April 29th, however those joining in on the action must have an active account by May 4th; the droid will be delivered via in-game mail. Players can bring the droid into missions, player-vs-player zones and operations, just don't feed it too much oil.

Star Wars: The Old Republic is available as a free-to-play MMO, which you can find more details on over here.
Thursday, 24 April 2014
Post by Eorl @ 01:31pm 24/04/14 | 0 Comments
Star Wars: The Old Republic’s early access to the Galactic Strongholds expansion has been delayed, according to a letter from senior producer Bruce Maclean on the official website.

The expansion was set to add player housing to the game in the form of Strongholds, as well as Guild Flagships - huge flying bases where you can convene. According to Maclean, subscriber early access has been moved from June 24 to August 19 so the development team at Bioware can add more features such as a Tatooine Homestead stronghold, and more. He states that for GS to truly feel like an expansion, "it needs to include the full set of features including those originally coming later in the year."

BioWare has also moved the deadline date for subscribers who are looking to get early access rewards. It's now July 15th instead of May 11th, meaning that you'll need to sub up by the former date if you want the Nar Shaddaa Sky Palace with three additional rooms and the other promised goodies. After the August 19th subscriber early access period, preferred early access and the official launch will follow in September and October.
Thursday, 20 March 2014
Post by Eorl @ 03:21pm 20/03/14 | 0 Comments
Developer BioWare has announced that their latest expansion, Galactic Strongholds, will be launching this Winter for Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Previously teased with a very brief trailer, the new expansion brings a kind of player housing to the MMO, known as Strongholds, as well as Guild Flagships - huge flying bases where you can convene. If that wasn't Star Wars enough, the Strongholds can be decorated with acquired trophies and furniture, and even a leaderboard to compete with fellow players on who has the best stuff, called a Stronghold Directory.
In Galactic Strongholds, players can live on multiple planets and customize their prestigious apartments. Players can live in the heart of their faction’s capital world, live in style among the high-rollers of Nar Shaddaa, or even both by owning multiple Strongholds. Hundreds of unique decorations will be available for players to express their own personal style, as well as to boost their Prestige score to compete for top ranking in the Stronghold Directory. Friends can be invited and transported to a player’s Stronghold from any in-game location to socialize. At official launch, Guilds will also be able to launch powerful Guild Flagships where members can meet, plan, and strategize for their next adventure.
As is customary with BioWare's MMO, extra benefits are offered to subscribers as opposed to those on the free-to-play platter, all of which is detailed in full on the game's official splash page.

The expansion will be launching in August, with early access available in July.

Saturday, 8 March 2014
Post by Eorl @ 12:53pm 08/03/14 | 0 Comments
A trailer released today for Star Wars: The Old Republic, BioWare's massively multiplayer online role-playing game, appears to tease an upcoming feature: player housing.

With as little of a description as possible on the YouTube trailer, BioWare is suggesting that players "Get ready to make yourself at home in Star Wars: The Old Republic," clearly pointing at some form of player housing heading to the space MMO soon enough. Feature some John Williams-like orchestral soundtrack, the trailer clocks in at 52 seconds, giving you the briefest of teases as to what you can expect life will be like in the future when we all get Jedi powers.

Hit the trailer below to see it for yourself, and hopefully we'll get a full disclosure of what to expect in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014
Post by Eorl @ 02:43pm 15/01/14 | 5 Comments
Galactic starfighters arrived in Star Wars: The Old Republic today for players with Preferred Early Access to the game.

According to developer Bioware, the massively multiplayer online role-playing game's second expansion, Galactic Starfighter, will be available to everyone else February 4th. One of the main features of the new expansion is the addition of 12 vs 12 space battles, a feature sorely missing since its launch back in 2011.

The new starships are now available for anyone who was once a subscriber of the MMO or has purchased items in Star Wars: The Old Republic's store. Those who qualify and join during the Preferred Early Access period will get access to new pilot suits and the in-game designation of "Test Pilot."

Check out the trailer below showing off the new space battles and a glimpse at each of the available starships on offer.