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Everything we know about Star Wars: The Old Republic

Last week was a big week for MMO fans. After years of waiting, rumors both for and against the concept of a BioWare/LucasArts MMO, and a level of secrecy normally only associated with military contract renewals, the two companies finally took the wraps off of Star Wars: The Old Republic. We know it'...

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The Old Republic Unveiled: Classed-based storytelling and tales of heroism

Earlier today we talked about the classes of Star Wars: The Old Republic. We talked about the importance of classes, and how they define a player's sense of self in-game. So often, though, the role you play in an MMO is only important to you as a player. Your experience, your job, in a group is wh...

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The Old Republic Unveiled: Leveling, Sidekicking, and Questing

Moving on up by knocking stuff down - it's the standard MMO trope. We know that Star Wars: The Old Republic will feature a fairly standard leveling mechanic. But what do you to do level up? What sorts of stories will we be engaging in, how will we get to max level? BioWare is looking to up the ant...

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The Old Republic Unveiled: Classes, Jedi, and Crafting

Gripping story, compelling visuals, and innovative game mechanics may be enough for a single-player gamer to make a purchasing decision. But MMO gamers have one other thing they need to understand before they can make that choice: who am I going to be? Star Wars: The Old Republic is no different. ...

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The Old Republic Unveiled: Companion Characters

Even in a massively multiplayer space, it can be lonely. Playing by yourself in an MMO can be a strange, isolating experience. Solo play is fun every once in a while, but the point of these games is to play with other people. Or at least other entities. In Star Wars: The Old Republic, BioWare is a...

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The Old Republic Unveiled: Combat, PvP, and Heroics

The name of the franchise is Star Wars. Not Star Knitting or Star Dancing, Star Wars. As a result, there's a lot of conflict, a lot of action, and a lot of combat. Star Wars: The Old Republic will be no different, and in fact the designers and developers look to be shaking things up from the MMO c...

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The Old Republic Unveiled: Setting, Sith, and Empire

One of the most evocative elements of the KOTOR games was the story. The timeframe outlined by the original Star Wars movies is intriguing, but there's something ... magical about the Old Republic. A time of high ideals and blackest villains, of wars with real meaning and dreadful consequences. It...

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The Old Republic Unveiled: Overview, space combat, and Star Wars Galaxies

Massively and the Joystiq network had a man on the ground at Tuesday's unveiling of Star Wars: The Old Republic. We sorted the chaff from the wheat, and now we are prepared to offer up to you a series of post outlining everything there is to know about BioWare's newest game. To start with, we have...

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