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Star Wars: The Old Republic News

Latest Headlines for Star Wars: The Old Republic

  • The Burden of Freedom

    Now that Star Wars: The Old Republic has presented players with a 'free to play' option, many are thinking of trying it out. But, as they say, caveat emptor. In our Devil's Advocate column today, we examine the 'F2P' option and offer some thoughts. Read on before joining the conversation in the comments.

    Reported on Nov 21, 2012
  • Chatting SWTOR F2P with Blaine Christine

    We recently had a chance to catch up with BioWare senior producer Blaine Christine to discuss the newly launched free-to-play option for Star Wars: The Old Republic. Read on to find out what we learned!

    Reported on Nov 20, 2012
  • Is SWTOR Moving Toward the Dark Side or the Light?

    Now that Star Wars: The Old Republic has officially adopted a 'free-to-play option', some players are beginning to wonder if BioWare and EA went far enough. Check out what we think in our latest Free Zone column and then leave your ideas in the comments.

    Reported on Nov 19, 2012
  • F2P Option Launches Today

    BioWare and EA have announced that the new 'free to play option' for Star Wars: The Old Republic has officially launched as of today. According to the press release, players can now hit level 50 without ever paying a dime for a subscription.

    Reported on Nov 15, 2012
  • Section X and HK-51 Missions

    The Star Wars: The Old Republic site has been updated with a new blog post about the upcoming v1.5 version of the game with specific reference to Republic & Imperial daily repeatable missions in Section X and HK-51.There are some impressive changes coming with big time rewards for players. WARNING: Visiting the official site to read the post may reveal spoilers.

    Reported on Nov 14, 2012
  • Reasons to Check Out SWTOR F2P

    Star Wars: The Old Republic goes free-to-play beginning tomorrow and we've got a couple of reasons why we think you should check it out! Read on!

    Reported on Nov 14, 2012
  • Digging into Free-to-Play

    We recently took a tour of Star Wars: The Old Republic's upcoming free-to-play option and today we're bringing you all the details. Read on for our full preview!

    Reported on Nov 08, 2012
  • The Free-to-Play Experience Detailed

    The Star Wars: The Old Republic blog has been updated with a terrific new post detailing the developers' thoughts about the free-to-play experience. Key to the success of the new model will be that players can reach level 50 without paying a dime and that their user experience is not degraded in any way from those who are subscribers.

    Reported on Nov 08, 2012
  • First State of the Game Letter Posted

    Star Wars: The Old Republic has a new feature for player to enjoy in the form of a State of the Game letter from Executive Producer Jeff Hickman. In the inaugural edition, Hickman talks about how the team came to the decision to move SWTOR to a free-to-play revenue model, why developers are leaving BioWare, bugs and Oceania among other topics.

    Reported on Nov 07, 2012
  • The Disney Deal

    George Lucas has sold the Lucas empire to Disney for the sum of $4.05 billion and we've got some thoughts to share on the subject, including what it could mean for MMO fans going forward.

    Reported on Nov 01, 2012
  • Player Feedback Integral to Update Changes

    BioWare has left a new post on the Star Wars: The Old Republic forum indicating that they will be making changes to the next update which will bring the free to play model on board. The team indicated that community feedback was integral to the list of changes that will be implemented. Additionally, several bugs have been identified as priority issues.

    Reported on Oct 25, 2012
  • BioWare Previews F2P in New Video

    BioWare has released a new video describing the free-to-play experience and restrictions for the upcoming F2P re-launch of Star Wars: The Old Republic.

    Reported on Oct 18, 2012
  • Game Update 1.5 on PTS

    BioWare has announced that the forthcoming v1.5 update is now live on the Star Wars: The Old Republic public test server. Interested players can check out the changes that will be coming into the game when the update hits live servers. Among other things, testers can experience the new HK-51 companion, the Belsavis quest hub and more.

    Reported on Oct 12, 2012
  • SWG Features I’d Love to See in SWTOR

    What are some of the features of Star Wars Galaxies we'd like to see in Star Wars: The Old Republic? Read on to find out and share your own in the comments below!

    Reported on Oct 10, 2012
  • Daniel Erickson Departs BioWare Austin

    In the second big departure from BioWare-Austin, Star Wars: The Old Republic lead writer Daniel Erickson has confirmed with Gamasutra that he has left the studio to "pursue other creative endeavors".

    Reported on Oct 04, 2012
  • v1.4 - Terror From Beyond Goes Live

    BioWare has announced the successful deployment of the latest update to Star Wars: The Old Republic. Called "Terror From Beyond", the update brings a host of big changes to the game including a new operation, new armor, new weapons, an improved group finder, and expressions for player faces.

    Reported on Sep 26, 2012
  • Quality of Life Improvements Incoming

    The latest Star Wars: The Old Republic blog on the official site lays out "quality of life" improvements coming with the v1.4 patch. Included are new facial emotions, a way to leave flashpoints and return to where you were gaming, a delayed binding mechanic and customization of companion armors.

    Reported on Sep 20, 2012
  • Monthly Live Stream Events Announced

    Bioware and the Star Wars: The Old Republic team have announced that monthly live stream events will be held with the community being given the opportunity to ask questions of burning concern. The first event is scheduled to take place on September 21st from 4-4:30 p.m. CDT.

    Reported on Sep 19, 2012
  • Ray Muzyka & Greg Zeschuk Retire from BioWare

    BioWare has just announced that co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk have decided to retire from the company. Each of the two has penned a blog article about their time at BioWare and detail some of the reasons behind their decision.

    Reported on Sep 18, 2012
  • Shadow Optimizations & Server Consolidation

    The Star Wars: The Old Republic blog has been updated with a pair of posts detailing some significant incoming changes. First up is the shadow optimization coming in patch v1.4. Secondly, the team is preparing to further consolidate and stabilize high-population servers by transferring characters. As a result players may find their characters on a different server.

    Reported on Sep 17, 2012