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Star Wars: The Old Republic News

Latest Headlines for Star Wars: The Old Republic

  • 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
  • What's Your (Advanced) Class?

    In his latest Star Wars: The Old Republic column, MMORPG.com Community Manager Michael Bitton takes a look at the Smuggler class and its two Advanced Classes. The Smuggler was recently and prominently featured on the official site, using it as an example of how the Advanced Class system will work in SWTOR. Mike breaks down the information revealed in that revelation and offers thoughts about what it all means. Check it out!

    Reported on Oct 06, 2010
  • Designing Advanced Classes

    The official page for Star Wars: The Old Republic has been updated with a new blog post by Georg Zoeller, Principal Lead Systems Designer. In his post, Zoeller talks about the Advanced Class System and the complexities in designing it well. Zoeller then goes on to give some concrete examples of the design process for the Smuggler class as it moves into either the Gunslinger or Scoundrel Advanced Class.

    Reported on Oct 01, 2010
  • Never Tell Me The Odds!

    In his latest column covering Star Wars: The Old Republic, MMORPG.com Community Manager Michael Bitton takes a closer look at the Smuggler class. The Smuggler recently received some attention on the official SWTOR site with more information revealed about advanced classes, available ships for flight, companions and more. See what Mike thinks about the new information and then join in the discussion!

    Reported on Sep 29, 2010
  • Smuggler Details Emerge

    The official Star Wars: The Old Republic site has been updated with detailed information about the Smuggler class. Devs have placed terrific intelligence about the Smuggler's advanced classes, the Gunslinger and the Scoundrel. Also of great interest to lots of people is the information about the Smuggler's Wookiee companion, Bowdaar. Finally, devs have released a Smuggler gameplay video that you won't want to miss.

    Reported on Sep 24, 2010
  • I, Jedi

    In his latest Star Wars: The Old Republic column, MMORPG.com Community Manager Michael Bitton takes a look at probably the most recognizable character archetype from the game: The Jedi. While acknowledging some reservations about the overarching story, Mike figures that the Jedi adventure just might make the whole game worthwhile. Find out why in Mike's latest look at Star Was: The Old Republic.

    Reported on Sep 22, 2010
  • Becoming Obi Wan

    Bioware has released the latest video developer diary for Star Wars: The Old Republic. In it, devs discuss 'designing the light side' and how they are working hard to represent the classic Jedi experience for players. Citing Obi Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker and others as the basis for the design, devs also acknowledge choice in SWTOR, choice that allows for deviation from the light if and when necessary.

    Reported on Sep 20, 2010
  • The Story Problem

    In his latest Star Wars: The Old Republic column, MMORPG.com Community Manager Michael Bitton expresses some concerns about the game's story. Bioware is known as THE storytelling game maker and Mike wonders whether the ambitious story for SWTOR will diminish the overall player experience. Read Mike's thoughts and then add your own on our forums!

    Reported on Sep 15, 2010
  • Corellia Profiled

    The holonet at the official Star Wars: The Old Republic site has been updated with information about Corellia, one of the founding planets of the Galactic Republic. There's a new video, bunches of screenshots and background lore to keep you up to date on all things SWTOR.

    Reported on Sep 13, 2010
  • PAX Prime 2010 Wrap-Up

    In his latest Star Wars: The Old Republic article, MMORPG.com Community Manager Michael Bitton has taken all of the information from last week's PAX and synthesized it into a readable one-stop-source for all thing SWTOR. Find out what exactly was revealed at PAX and what Mike thinks. Be sure to swing by the forums to add your thoughts to the mix as well!

    Reported on Sep 08, 2010
  • Community Manager Sean Dahlberg Departs Bioware

    What began today as a rumor, has now been officially confirmed: Sean "AshenTemper" Dahlberg has departed Bioware.

    Reported on Sep 07, 2010
  • PAX Interview

    At last weekend's PAX convention in Seattle, Washington, MMORPG.com's Bill Murphy had the chance to chat with Star Wars: The Old Republic Lead Writer Daniel Erickson about cinematics and the overall experience that Bioware is trying to create for players in the game. Check it out!

    Reported on Sep 06, 2010
  • PAX Trailer

    Bioware has released the latest trailer from Star Wars: The Old Republic. The video was shown during last weekend's PAX in Seattle, Washington. The video features a boatload of roleplay conversations with NPCs, cinematic interaction and combat with many character archetypes showing off their moxy. Check it out!

    Reported on Sep 06, 2010
  • Critical Missions in Space

    Devs have updated the official Star Wars: The Old Republic site with a page devoted to space combat. During ship encounters, players will have the opportunity to blast through asteroid fields on their way to 'hot spots' that developers say will evoke memories of epic battles from the movies. The page has wallpapers, concept art, the original space combat trailer and more.

    Reported on Sep 03, 2010
  • KOTOR in The Old Republic

    In this week's column about Star Wars: The Old Republic, MMORPG.com Community Manager reveals a dirty little secret: He loved Knights of the Old Republic II. He liked the first KOTRO enough but two was -it- for him. Mike spends time in this column considering what aspects of the KOTRO series could be effectively brought into play in Star Wars: The Old Republic. See what he thinks then add your own ideas to the mix.

    Reported on Sep 01, 2010