star wars the old republic

Official Site: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Studio: BioWare/Electronic Arts
Launch Date: December 20, 2011
Genre: Sci-Fi Themepark
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Optional Sub, Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

Fighty fight fight.

Perfect Ten: 10 great ways to lose new players from your MMO

MMOs require new blood. Not exclusively or anything; you can keep an MMO going for quite some time on existing happy players. But existing...
fight me specifically

Star Wars fan strives to create the definitive SWTOR documentary

After 15 years of development and a decade of live operation, Star Wars: The Old Republic has quite the storied history under its belt....

The Game Archaeologist: The ’90s BioWare MMORPG that almost was

These days, if you mention "BioWare" and "MMORPG" in the same sentence, it's most certainly going to be about Star Wars: The Old Republic....

Massively Overthinking: The MMO grudges we just can’t let go

Back in April, MMO Fallout's Connor and I had a lil tweet convo about grudges. He was joking that there will be aged gamers...

Perfect Ten: MMO critters so cute it makes your teeth hurt

I vividly remember a conversation I had with my then-girlfriend's parents back in 1996 about the potential of this growing "internet" phenomenon. With my...

BioWare is seeking new hires to ‘create the next Star Wars The Old Republic game’

Apparently, BioWare is hiring, seeking developers to create "the next Mass Effect, Dragon Age, or Star Wars: The Old Republic games." Yes, you read...
Almost tangible. Again.

Massively Overthinking: If you could change one thing about an MMO…

Back in April, MOP's Colin posed us an interesting challenge on the MOP Podcast: change one thing about an MMO you don't like that...

Global Chat: How you can help your MMO’s community

Are you a net positive or a negative for the MMORPGs you inhabit? If you'd like to be the former, MMO Folklorist has 10...

The Stream Team: SWTOR’s Jawa murder party

What happens when SWTOR doesn't give (much) new story content in a long, long time? You find other things to do! And Massively OP's...
no mad lizert

Perfect Ten: The many-colored dragon rainbow of the MMO sphere

Dragons are ubiquitous. When I wrote a Perfect Ten describing every single MMO bestiary, I noted that no matter what game you're playing, no...

Star Wars The Old Republic talks up its presence at this year’s in-person Star Wars Celebration

There's going to be another in-person event happening - specifically Star Wars Celebration at the Anaheim Convention Center on May 26th through the 29th...

PSA: Get your free original SWTOR mech today on Star Wars Day

It's been the longest of all running jokes that Star Wars: The Old Republic loves to trot out the same astromech pet for a...

Global Chat: Who gets to decide what is ‘fun’ in MMORPGs?

In a thought-provoking essay, MMO blog Parallel Context wrestled with the question, "Who gets to decide what is fun in multiplayer games?" This is...

Star Wars: The Old Republic adds cosmetic weapon customization in today’s update

Game Update 7.0.2 is rolling out today for Star Wars: The Old Republic, bringing with it some changes to currency names and functions, minor...
A new road has begun.

Global Chat: Is FFXIV the perfect solo MMORPG?

Kicking off this week's roundup of MMO blog posts, we'll hop over to Dragonchasers where Pete is ecstatic to share the revelation that Final...

Star Wars The Old Republic will add weapons to outfitter and increase currency rewards in update 7.0.2

While most players of Star Wars: The Old Republic are likely waiting for the content features to arrive in update 7.1, the next patch...

The Stream Team: Becoming a nerf herder in SWTOR

Who wants to be a scruffy nerf herder? Massively OP's MJ does! There's an achievement in SWTOR all about finding pets throughout the galaxy,...
Faces and offs.

Vague Patch Notes: When MMOs pit their playerbase against itself

Today's Vague Patch Notes is about something weird that I feel like someone should definitely done something about a long time before now. It's...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMO suffers from the most useless housing system?

A few weeks ago, I was showing my seven-year-old around Villagers and Heroes, and she wanted to get herself a house. I warned her...

SWTOR lays out April’s galactic season objectives and in-game events

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