Star Wars: The Old Republic Revealed As Ambitious MMO

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BioWare and LucasArts have officially announced Star Wars: The Old Republic, the second massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the Star Wars universe. While technically not a replacement for Sony Online Entertainment's Star Wars Galaxies, BioWare brands the ambitious MMO, set in the time period of previous Knights of the Old Republic games as a sequel of sorts to those games — events occur some three centuries after KOTOR II — calling the MMO "Knights of the Old Republic 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12-plus." Two opposing factions, the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire, will also incorporate two paths, light side and dark side. "You can play as the good guy in the bad place trying to do good things or the bad guy in the good place trying to do bad things," says BioWare, according to a report from GameSpot. The game's official site writes that BioWare has yet to determine specific playable species and classes and won't reveal what planets from the Star Wars universe will appear. Concept art shows only Jedi and Sith humanoids, as well as visuals for planets Coruscant and Kerriban. Star Wars: The Old Republic is currently scheduled for a PC release, but a date has yet to be determined. For more details, including artwork and screen shots, read on. Star Wars: The Old Republic [Official Site] Star Wars: The Old Republic revealed [GameSpot]


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Not an MMO player here.

For me (and I know im in the minority here) one of the best Star Wars games I've ever played is Shadow of the Empire for my N64. I thought that game rocked so much!

I played KOTOR2 and fell asleep during the opening level on the spaceship. I was bored to tears, it was sooo slow and had been playing already for a couple of hours and I was still weilding some stick. Where's my lightsaber?

boring (oh, and fugly character designs... especially the girls).