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Star Wars: The Old Republic News

Latest Headlines for Star Wars: The Old Republic

  • This Weapon is Your Life

    In his latest Star Wars: The Old Republic column, MMORPG.com Community Manager Michael Bitton gives readers a bit of history behind the importance of the lightsaber, both to individuals and to the overall lore behind the game. In addition, Mike ponders how the acquisition of lightsabers will be accomplished. Check out Mike's thoughts and then add your own to the mix in our comments section.

    Reported on Dec 08, 2010
  • Site Updates

    The official Star Wars: The Old Republic site has been updated with a pair of articles over the weekend. The first features the news that the Jedi Wizard has been renamed and the second reveals more information about the recently announced 'crew' skills system.

    Reported on Dec 06, 2010
  • Sith Not-So Pureblood

    In his latest Star Wars: The Old Republic column, MMORPG.com Community Manager Michael Bitton takes a look at the Sith Pureblood playable race. Mike delves into Sith history to determine why it is that the race despises the Jedi so much and whether or not a 'pureblood' is precisely that. Check it out and then join the discussion below.

    Reported on Dec 01, 2010
  • Not Until At Least April 2011

    At this year's Credit Suisse 2010 Technology Conference, EA's CFO Eric Brown indicated that Star Wars: The Old Republic will not be released until the company's fiscal 2012 begins in April of 2011. EA had acknowledged earlier this year that the game would perhaps ship in 'spring 2011' which is consistent with the target date indicated by Brown, though a bit later than some would have hoped.

    Reported on Dec 01, 2010
  • Community Q&A Thoughts

    In his latest Star Wars: The Old Republic column, MMORPG.com Community Manager Michael Bitton takes a look at last Friday's community Q&A and the information that the Bioware development team revealed. Mike found a lot of great tidbits that he's excited to discuss so keep reading! Be sure to leave us a comment when you're done.

    Reported on Nov 24, 2010
  • Creating Flesh Raiders

    The Star Wars: The Old Republic site has been updated with a fascinating look at the creative process behind the Flesh Raiders. The inside look shows how concept art is created from the initial idea through the modeling process. It's a great read with some terrific looking screenshots.

    Reported on Nov 19, 2010
  • Crew Skills: Impressive, Most Impressive

    In his latest column about Star Wars: The Old Republic, MMORPG.com Community Manager Michael Bitton takes a look at the recently detailed crew skills and crafting. As the title says, Mike is most impressed by what he's learned and has a few thoughts to share about it. Check out Mike's column then leave us your comments below.

    Reported on Nov 17, 2010
  • Daniel Erickson Discusses Crew Skills

    Last week, Bioware revealed the "Crew Skills" system for Star Wars: The Old Republic at this year's EA Winter Showcase in London. The Crew Skills system serves as the crafting component for Star Wars: The Old Republic, and the folks at DarthHater caught up with Bioware's Principal Lead Writer Daniel Erickson this week to shed some light on what players can expect from the system and what drove Bioware to go with this particular design.

    Reported on Nov 12, 2010
  • EA Takes On Publishing Duties

    EA has announced that it will take on all publishing, marketing and distribution tasks related to Star Wars: The Old Republic. Prior to this announcement, LucasArts had held those rights. According to Bioware CEO Ray Muzyka, it's a back end change that won't have any obvious implications for players.

    Reported on Nov 11, 2010
  • Warzone Thoughts

    In his latest column covering all things Star Wars: The Old Republic, MMORPG.com Community Manager Michael Bitton takes a look at last week's news about Warzones. Mike admits to being pleasantly surprised by what the Bioware team showed off with regard to Warzones and he's got a few thoughts about what it all means. Read Mike's thoughts, then head over to the forums to have your say.

    Reported on Nov 10, 2010
  • Warzones and Crafting Overview

    EA recently revealed the first solid details on Star Wars: The Old Republic's PvP and crafting features as part of its annual Winter Showcase in London. Read below for a breakdown of the details.

    Reported on Nov 05, 2010
  • Warzones & Crafting Information

    Yesterday, EA presented its Winter Showcase in London, England. During the event, the Bioware team revealed a lot of exciting information about the PvP Warzones and Crafting for Star Wars: The Old Republic. Among other things revealed was the information that the PvP planet, Alderaan, will be an objectives-based 8v8 PvP mission to control the planet's defenses. Rewards will come in the form of tokens and XP. SWTOR blog site, Darth Hater, has all the information.

    Reported on Nov 05, 2010
  • Intel on the Imperial Agent

    In his latest look at Star Wars: The Old Republic, MMORPG.com's Community Manager, Michael Bitton, checks out the new information recently revealed about the Imperial Agent and its advanced classes, companion, ship and the Chiss playable race. Mike has a lot to say about the Chiss playable race for Imperial Agents so head on in to read it, then let us know what you think on our forums.

    Reported on Nov 03, 2010
  • Imperial Agent Advanced Classes

    The Star Wars: The Old Republic site has been updated with a new video and information about the advanced classes for the Imperial Agent. The two Advanced Classes are Sniper and Operative. In addition to a neat video about the Imperial Agent ACs, there is information about the Rattataki companion, Kaliyo.

    Reported on Oct 29, 2010
  • Two Years and Counting

    In his latest column regarding Star Wars: The Old Republic, MMORPG.com Community Manager Michael Bitton talks about the game's two year journey to where it is today. The official site debuted almost exactly two years ago and Mike questions whether or not Bioware and LucasArts tipped their developmental hands a bit too early. Check out Mike's thoughts and then tell us what you think.

    Reported on Oct 27, 2010
  • Site Updates

    Star Wars: The Old Republic devs have let us know about a pair of updates to the official site. The Holonet has been updated with a trio of new biographies: Bouris Ulgo, Diab Duin and the Imperial Spymaster "Keeper". The second feature is a Fan Friday update where the SWTOR community is spotlighted.

    Reported on Oct 25, 2010
  • Things SWTOR Isn't

    In his latest MMORPG.com column, Managing Editor Jon Wood takes a look at the Internet's perception of Star Wars: The Old Republic. There is a lot of hype, speculation and misinformation floating around the 'Net these days and Jon takes those things and the people who post them to task. Find out which issues Jon has a bone to pick with and then let us know your thoughts on the forums.

    Reported on Oct 21, 2010
  • The Legacy System: Journey vs. Destination

    In this week's Star Wars: The Old Republic column, MMORPG.com Community Manager Michael Bitton discusses the buzzing of the SW:TOR community over the game's oft-rumored about Legacy System.

    Reported on Oct 20, 2010
  • Daniel Erickson’s Quest Breakdown

    In this week's Star Wars: The Old Republic column, MMORPG.com Community Manager Michael Bitton takes a look at information revealed recently by Lead Principle Writer Daniel Erickson. Erickson spoke about the game's quest content breakdown. See what Mike thinks of the information posted on the SWTOR forums and then let us know what you think on our forums.

    Reported on Oct 13, 2010
  • Ilum Profiled

    The Holonet on the Star Wars: The Old Republic site has been updated with another planet profile. This time the featured planet is Ilum. Long a bone of contention between Jedi and Sith, Ilum is a planet in crystal resources necessary for lightsabres. As it stands, the Empire remains in control of Ilum as the Republic has been unable to retake the planet.

    Reported on Oct 08, 2010