Okay, first post and on a topic I'm a little late on: the whole Bioware Knights of the Old Republic Online (KOTORO) rumour. The rumour got a little more solid after it was announced that Bioware and Lucasarts have a formal agreement to develop something. But still Bioware is playing the "are we or aren't we?" PR game with KOTORO.
The reason I think that KOTORO (or something like it) will be announced by Bioware is that it's a stupid thing for them to have feed the rumour they know they can't pay up on - and by issuing non-denial denials, they are feeding it. Although some people think that all hype is good hype, the second that Bioware announces that they aren't doing KOTORO but are doing another Lucasarts-orientated MMO (Loom Online, anyone?) then all of that interest will disappear, Bioware or not. People are excited about a Star Wars MMO that is without the taint of Galaxies and that it will be "done right" (which it won't be, but that's another story). Any other non-Star Wars Bioware game isn't going to cut it.
The only way Bioware gets the rumour to pay off is they are developing KOTORO (which sounds like a video game villain to me). Anything else will see players feel deceived by Bioware, which isn't going to help develop a community around their new MMO nor help players feel that Bioware still has their gaming interests at heart having been bought by EA.