Drew Karpyshyn returns to write for Star Wars: The Old Republic

    
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Drew Karpyshyn returns to write for Star Wars: The Old Republic
Veteran BioWare writer Drew Karpyshyn is back with the studio after leaving to pen several Star Wars novels.

On his personal blog, Karpyshyn confirmed that he’s been tapped to work on Star Wars: The Old Republic once more: “I suspect a lot of folks are going to wonder if this means BioWare is about to announce a new project tied to my return. The short answer: no. I originally came to the Austin studio many years ago to work on SWTOR and — at least for now — that’s what I’m focusing on again.”

Karpyshyn wrote two SWTOR novels a few years back: Revan and Annihilation. He said that he will be participating in an Ask Me Anything on Reddit on October 8th.

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SirMysk Needs (More) Coffee, Probably
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Gibs SirMysk Basically what Dug said sums it up.
It’s the type of story line that expects you to care about the NPCs because it more-or-less tells you to care about them, not because of any type of character building. It feels rushed and dull.

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SirUrza camelotcrusade

Mass Effect 3 wasn’t too bad overall, in my opinion. (Granted, ME1 and ME2 were amazing in comparison)
Unfortunately, that last 10 minutes of ME3 completely screwed the experience for me. To the point that I never bought any of the DLC for it and only re-played it once.
He’s a great writer – good news that he’s back on SWTOR!

schlag sweetleaf
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Wild_Phil schlag sweetleaf Greaterdivinity all in good fun.I too suffer(?) from a high nerdi-chlorian cell count.;)

Damonvile
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Damonvile

GoJammit My avatar is the cover art from the first book :) And I don’t care what Disney says. Until they do a movie of it, that’s how it happened.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Wild_Phil Damonvile they didn’t get screwed. It’s the only time period that would allow everyone to play a sith/jedi and not be totally stupid like it was in SWG. If you’re the mega fan you say you are you’d know this.
The fact that some mega corp says it’s not canon doesn’t matter to people who love star wars. It matters to lawyers that wear star wars T-shirts. And it’s silly to be pointing it out 3-4 years AFTER the game launched like it’s some big shocker to people playing.

GoJammit
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I find myself in this weird position where I don’t want to abandon the old canon yet. I never finished reading the fate of the Jedi series. I stopped to read the Thrawn trilogy and then got stuck reading the last book for about four years now. I don’t know what happened. I just stopped reading.

Wild_Phil
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schlag sweetleaf Wild_Phil Greaterdivinity Guilt as charged.  I’m admittedly a huge Star Wars nerd so not being canon does matter.

Wild_Phil
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Damonvile There were different levels of canon so great stories like the Thrawn Trilogy were always considered officially canon.  EA sure paid a lot of money for the IP and now one of the most expensive games in history isn’t canon.

Star Wars: Aftermath > Star Wars The Old Republic due to Aftermath actually mattering to the IP’s story and lore.

Is that ‘silly’ to point out?  I would argue absolutely not.  EA and TOR got screwed and it was a huge investment.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

It may not be to you but as a fan of everything star wars it is to me. JL has always considered all of the expanded universe to be non canon. Disney just made it official. Some of the best parts of sw are “non canon” like bane and his history. Pointing this out now is a bit silly.

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Gibs SirMysk Its not awful, its just not as good as some of the others. You dont really get invested in it much, or care what happens, unless you are really hard core roleplaying the “Im a lightside jedi who is going to save the order”