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Knights of the Eternal Throne Review

It wasn’t until the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion late last year that BioWare’s vision for the future of SWTOR crystalized. The studio strongly shifted focus back towards what set the game apart from its peers: the story. But Fallen Empire wasn’t without flaws. BioWare got caught up in the massive focus on story and seemed to forget the game was still an MMO. Thankfully, Knights of the Eternal Throne successfully strikes that balance and this bodes well for the game’s future.

2016: The Year of HK-55

Yesterday’s producer’s livestream for Star Wars: The Old Republic was hyped up over the past couple of days. BioWare supposedly had some major plans for the game’s subscriber rewards program, and yesterday we found out what all the hype was about.

Is Knights of the Fallen Empire SWTOR’s Sequel?

There are a host of sweeping game changes coming to SWTOR when Knights of the Fallen Empire launches later this morning. We were scheduled to have some early hands-on time with BioWare’s expansion, but some technical oddities with the test server and Mike Bitton’s access kept that from happening. Instead, like you all, we’re now watching the clock and waiting for 11am Eastern to roll along.

'Rise of the Hutt Cartel' First Impressions

We've spent a couple of hours with Rise of the Hutt Cartel, the first digital expansion to Star Wars: The Old Republic, and today we're offering our first impressions.

Guild Summit Impressions

Last week, our boots were on the ground at the first Star Wars: The Old Republic Guild Summit. We've got thoughts to share about the summit itself and the overall tone of the event in this exclusive report. Keep reading and then leave us your thoughts in the comments!

Good Cop, Bad Cop – SWTOR

There is no question that Star Wars: The Old Republic has stirred strong feelings on both sides of the love/hate aisle. In today's Good Cop, Bad Cop, we take a look at opposing viewpoints about various controversial topics in SWTOR. See what you think and judge for yourself who best represents the light and dark sides of the equation.

The Staff Roundtable Review

As should be expected, more than a few of the MMORPG.com staff members are playing Star Wars: The Old Republic. We've put together several key first-impressions type reviews for your reading pleasure which will (hopefully) tide you over until our official and comprehensive review comes out at a later date. Read on and see if you agree.

Head Start Time!

It's almost time and people around the world are breathing into paper bags to calm themselves as the launch of Star Wars: The Old Republic's head start program is about to begin. In a new article, we talk about the reasons why we're excited about the SWTOR Head Start. Read on!

Swan Song for the Traditional MMO?

About a week from now, Star Wars: The Old Republic will burst onto the MMO scene in a big way. The game comes with lots of action, lots of content and everything else we seem to expect from our games any more. In a new article about the game, we wonder whether SWTOR is the end of the line for what has become the "traditional MMO" during the past decade. See if you agree or not and then discuss the article in the comments.

NYCC ’11 Main Panel Recap

During this past weekend's New York Comicon, Star Wars: The Old Republic took center stage in the MTV Theater for the main panel. We've got the entire discussion on video and a recap of the event from MMORPG.com Community Manager Mike Bitton. Check out Mike's write up and then treat yourself to watching the video. Let us know what you think in the comments!

You Got Your Story in My World PVP

In a new article related to Star Wars: The Old Republic, MMORPG.com's Som Pourfarzaneh checks in with what is known about PvP yet wonders a bit about how world PvP will play out in the game and how it will differ from open PvP. Check out what Som means by "You got your story in my world PvP" and then leave us a comment or two.

PAX 2011 Panel

During last weekend's PAX, MMORPG.com's Carolyn Koh sat in on the Bioware / Star Wars: The Old Republic panel with several members of the dev team. During the panel, Carolyn shot a terrific video of eight players taking on the Eternity Vault along with developer narration. Read on!

Game Update from SyndCon

During the recent Syndcon, MMORPG.com's Carolyn Koh had the opportunity to check in with Bioware devs and Star Wars: THe Old Republic. Carolyn has a full report on what she learned at Syndcon that you won't want to miss. Read on!

The 15 Year Plan

The Story of the Week for the past seven days involves a quote buried in the Comic-Con 2011 discussion of the road map for the development of Star Wars: The Old Republic. In it, Bioware's senior creative director James Ohlen mentioned that the game will feature seventeen worlds on launch and has the ability to expand to over 500 by 2025. This off-the-cuff remark created a tsunami of discussion on our forums.

What’s the Endgame?

There is no question that Star Wars: The Old Republic is going to hit the MMO market and hit it big. Some will doubtless rush to hit level cap and then...? Well, that is the question, isn't it? It's certainly one that MMORPG.com's Greg Dodd wants to try to answer. Check out Greg's thoughts about SWTOR's end game and then add your voice to the mix.