Posts Tagged ‘swtor’

Rumour: Is This Star Wars TOR’s Spec Ed?

By John Walker on July 20th, 2011.

Shiny.

How much do you think you’d pay for Star Wars: The Old Republic? Signs point toward BioWare/EA opting for an old-school subscription model, as well as charging for a boxed copy of the game to start – so very 2007. So, perhaps £30 for the game and £8-£10 a month thereafter? You’d be happy with that? Well, some rumours revealed by NeoGAF, as posted on BetaCake, seem to suggest you could opt to pay an awful lot more for a special edition. A special edition with an awful lot of stuff.

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SWTOR: LFG

By Jim Rossignol on July 4th, 2010.


Just when we thought E3’s videological seed was spent, Bioware release their multiplayer footage for The Old Republic, which I’ve posted below. The blurb explains: “Commander Narlock readies his troops for an Imperial assault. As he does, all four Republic classes; a Jedi Consular, Jedi Knight, Smuggler, and Trooper join together to assist in fighting off the attack.” And it’s pretty much as you’d expect for an MMO of this kind, except, perhaps, for that little Bioware dialogue sequence. No surprises in the combat bit, but I think SWTOR’s strength could be in the story and companion cleverness rather than doing anything mechanistically interesting too far outside of the standard MMO template.
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SWTOR Trailers: Sith And Hope

By Jim Rossignol on June 15th, 2010.


The Old Republic is quietly rumbling away in the background of our consciousness, and it seems to gradually be gaining momentum. It was always going to be a big deal, but with PvP and such being revealed at E3 this week I think we will start to see it really begin to grip the fevered minds of the MMO masses. And frankly, from everything I’ve seen so far, there are reason to be interested in what Bioware are doing. Below are the most recently animated outpourings from the dev army, a look at the Sith class, and an animated short about the battles for Alderaan.

WARNING: For some reason the videos both auto-play, so you might want to pause one unless you’ve got two attention centres in your brain, or something.
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Not Dragon Age: SWTOR Reveals

By Alec Meer on November 6th, 2009.

Almost forgot there was another Bioware game in the offing (two, in fact – Mass Effect 2 also looms) amidst all this cheery chatter about Dragon Age. The Old Republic remains The New Hope of both Star Wars games and mainstream MMOs, and while we’re all lacking a clear picture of quite how it’s going to play, Bioware are at least providing a steady drip-feed of new info. This time, some of their thinking behind the Jedi class, and the revelation of what another class will be – boo-hiss-baddies, these ones…

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