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