Star Wars: The Old Republic Articles
Cinematics are integral parts of marketing across the games industry - and really the entertainment world. Game cinematics are oftentimes rightfully criticized for not being indicative of gameplay, but they can set the stage for the stories the MMORPG is meant to tell. Is there a cinematic that not only stood out to you, but rather got you interested in starting a new MMO?
Recurring events are a mainstay in MMORPGs. SWTOR just recently ended its Pirate Incursion event, and while going through it, Scott got to thinking: are these events more fun, or simply a daily chore?
Two weeks ago, after completing my first Star Wars: The Old Republic column, I was a bit anxious about its next instalment. But just like that and out of the blue, they released the game on Steam.
Star Wars: The Old Republic – Onslaught released this past week. With it comes new story content, planets, flashpoint, operation, gearing system, and other quality of life features. It sounds like a lot but is it enough for a returning player to stick around once the new story content has been completed.
Star Wars: The Old Republic was a massive MMORPG launch back in 2011. The game is often called one of the last great MMOs to come out of that era. It was steeped in Bioware storytelling with huge plotlines to follow. Factions between the Sith and the Republic, along with Light and Dark side Force choices made for your character. Over time, SWTOR continued to see a lot of success. However, rumors circulate that Bioware Austin may be moving on to new projects. Is it time for the republic to end?
You know things are going well when you have to force yourself to put the game down to make a deadline. Back when I wrote my impressions of Knights of the Fallen Empire, I commented that the expansion “starts off with a bang and just doesn't let go.” and the same is true for Knights of the Eternal Throne.
BioWare has been under fire most of this week for the upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion, Rise of the Hutt Cartel, that will bring the planet Makeb and same gender romances into the game (among other things). We have some thoughts to share about the controversy. See what we have to say and then join the respectful conversation in the comments.
This week's SotW is a tie between two pretty hefty announcements. Earlier in the week, SOE announced that DCUO is going F2P after just several months on the market. Then just this morning BioWare announced the launch date for their upcoming MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic. And we thought September would be dead for news?
The Story of the Week may be a no-brainer, but that doesn't stop Bill Murphy from chatting about it and recapping the events. Star Wars: The Old Republic has its pre-order all lined up and ready for fanatical consumption, and it's definitely generating some buzz.
Stepping up to the plate with this week's Devil's Advocate, Drew Wood takes a look at BioWare's supposed forthcoming Opus, Star Wars: The Old Republic and some of the general complaints from the MMO Community about the game's structure. Will SW:TOR revolutionize the way that MMOs are produced? The Devil's Advocate seems to think there's a good chance.
In this week's Star Wars: The Old Republic column, Mike Bitton takes a look at the recent announcement that BioWare will be... er, making an announcement at this week's San Diego Comic-Con.