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Posted: Jul 17th 2008 2:30PM Nadril said

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Bioware has an incredible chance here to make something amazing. Especially in regards to the KoTOR universe there were (IIRC) a ton of jedis during that time. It really makes the most sense when making a star wars MMO.


I'm thinking about PvP too, could be pretty damn awesome. Instead of just choosing the dark side or light side it would be based off of who you fight. If you start letting your power get to your head, and start killing off people your character will become increasingly evil. Think of the KoTOR system just a bit more advanced hopefully.

I do hope they incorporate PvP though, because the universe is one of the best to have it. Bounty Hunters, jedis running around, ton of conflict...


Bioware has a lot on their hands though, but I'm positive they can pull it off.

Posted: Jul 17th 2008 2:40PM (Unverified) said

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well, assuming that in the KoTORO universe everybody wouldn't HAVE to be a jedi, there would need to be some fairly extensive reworking of the balance in the game. Getting one-shotted by a jedi who can deflect your every attack seems a little... extreme.

Unless everybody has to be a jedi, but then there's not much you can do with your character to make him or her unique beyond a purely superfcial level. There are only so many force powers that the developers can throw in to a game, and there are going to be certain builds everyone will want.
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Posted: Jul 17th 2008 2:43PM Nadril said

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I thought they did a pretty good job of balancing it in KoTOR.
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Posted: Jul 17th 2008 2:40PM Arkanaloth said

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all I have to say is....

"Damn, it's about time!"

Posted: Jul 17th 2008 2:44PM (Unverified) said

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Wow, I am so excited about this... this could be huge here.

Posted: Jul 17th 2008 2:47PM (Unverified) said

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In associated news - my head just exploded from all the awesome in the air.

Posted: Jul 17th 2008 3:06PM (Unverified) said

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Still a little skeptical, with the old republic Bioware's got a lot of wiggle room in regards to setting. But honestly, i've been burned before by SoE with a Star Wars mmo. I have to sympathize with F0rd's sentiment I'm interested to see how they'll balance out a game where everyone's going to want to roll a Jedi anyways based on their ultimate badassedness. Should I choose the gunfighter or the ninja/samurai with a laser sword? It's gonna be up to bioware to validate the gunfighter option as I can see the vast majority of people with laser swords.

Posted: Jul 17th 2008 3:20PM (Unverified) said

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Easy solution: Make all the classes bad-ass.
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Posted: Jul 17th 2008 5:00PM Ghen said

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Give gunfighters acrobatics too.
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Posted: Jul 17th 2008 6:44PM (Unverified) said

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An example would be Wookies. Let players roll a badass Wookie character/class that's not a Jedi (they can't be them anyhow) and you've got a great start.
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Posted: Jul 17th 2008 3:11PM Wouldzey said

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If its true then its the best news since SWG was first announced hehe.

Posted: Jul 17th 2008 3:20PM (Unverified) said

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yes....yes....YES!!! Can't wait!

Posted: Jul 17th 2008 3:39PM (Unverified) said

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If Bioware can do with KOTOR and the MMO format what they did with KOTOR and the traditional RPG format... THIS would be your WoW killer, except...

...they are probably going to produce a game with fairly modern PC requirements, right ? That is still the thing that WoW has going for it. As long as new MMOs have higher requirements than WoW, they won't be able to reach as many people...

...but regardless, this should be an awesome game. Anyone who hasn't yet played KOTOR at least, should definitely do so. (II: Sith Lords is okay too, although they didn't really make any great improvements).

Posted: Jul 17th 2008 3:48PM (Unverified) said

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About freaking time. SWG is dead now. I see mass abandoning of the game as this gets ramped up.

Bioware + Star Wars MMO = Hot and Cold Running Awesomeness!

Bioware will not and has not over promised in the past. Unlike Mythc's recent /epic fail.

Since Jedi everywhere is cannon in this time period, this will make bank and keep the holders on continuity happy.

I'm happy the cat is finally out of the bag. Gets everyone so hung up on the NGE a chance to finally move on with their lives and focus on something positive for a change.

Go Bioware GO!

Posted: Jul 17th 2008 4:02PM (Unverified) said

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If there is one bunch of guys who can pull this off successfully its BIOWARE. This is great news for all true SW fans. The folks at EA are also likely excited, but for very different reasons.

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Posted: Jul 17th 2008 5:22PM (Unverified) said

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It's about time.

Posted: Jul 18th 2008 2:35PM (Unverified) said

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I think it's about time. SWG turned in to Jedi Every where, this time at least they should be every where.

Of course SOE better keep their grubby mits off it.

Posted: Jul 17th 2008 5:06PM (Unverified) said

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A KotOR MMO!? SERIOUSLY!?

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AWESOME! =D

*Freaks out*

And the news comes out right when I finished KotOR II for the second time. =P

If it's a tenth as good as the original, it'll be the greatest MMO ever conceived by human brains.

Posted: Jul 17th 2008 5:29PM Lethality said

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This is awesome news.

The Old Republic was a time when there were lots of Jedi and lots of Sith around... so that should take care of that problem.

But the problem is, the Jedi "class" by definition is overpowered... Not sure how they would balance this out with other normal classes.

I am actually one of the oddballs who never liked playing a Jedi and using the force powers... I prefer the Han Solo type of smuggler/rogue/swashbuckler with a BLASTER!

Posted: Jul 18th 2008 8:36PM (Unverified) said

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OMG. I'm so utterly psyched it's not even funny.

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