BioWare Announces New Story Expansion For The Old Republic

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Knights of the Eternal Throne, a new story heavy expansion for BioWare’s Star Wars MMO will release on December 2. It will continue the story set in the previous expansion, Knight of the Fallen Empire. The announcement featured one kickass trailer.

The trailer focuses on Senya, a Knight of Zakuul and former wife of the big bad Emperor Valkorian. Knights of the Fallen Empire’s trailer focused on his sons; this takes a look at his daughter Vaylin. The Old Republic got a much needed breath of new life with the first expansion. This second season of the Knights storyline aims to once again recapture some of that magic.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic is an oddity as an MMO. The highly popular Star Wars name combined with BioWare’s strong storytelling to feature fully voiced character stories but never seemed to catch on with fans looking for a more technical, gameplay filled experience.

The announcement page boasts of new mechanics and systems, including a command system that allows players to make grand choices about the entire galaxy. I personally enjoy SWTOR and am excited to see if this new expansion can reclaim some of the magic that made it so interesting to begin with.

Former Senior Writer and Critic at Kotaku.

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Shawntez Phillips

Ok so question.

I played this a few times when it launched but my pc wasn’t exactly good. I want to hop back in for the story and story only. Should I sub or just stay F2P

Also how long would it take me to catch up