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

The Stream Team: Scoring SWTOR’s Republic datacrons on Taris

As much as Massively OP's Larry doesn't like joining the Republic, he has to in order to get those sweet, sweet SWTOR datacons. He...

One Shots: The hills are alive with the sound of growling

Just because you're a frighteningly large beast with a predator's slavering claws and fangs doesn't mean that you have to accept the stereotype that...
My expectations weren't that I would be jumping into this right away, but...

The Soapbox: No, the MMO genre is not dead – but it could use a little positivity

One of my favorite idioms is "dead as a doornail." It always reminds me of the time I got sent out of my 10th...
We never claimed to be saints.

Anthem and BioWare lose lead producer Ben Irving

Man, it's not been the best year for Anthem, has it? BioWare's multiplayer shooter certainly underperformed and seems to be slipping into obscurity...

Massively Overthinking: Morality and compelling choices in MMOs

The most recent episode of The Psychology of Video Games podcast touches on a subject we don't tackle very much: moral choices. It's...
lol so randum

Vague Patch Notes: Random thoughts on randomness in MMOs

Here's a fun little trivia fact that you probably already know: Computers can't really do randomness. A random number is usually generated by pulling...

The Stream Team: SWTOR’s pirate inclusion

As you might expect, pirates never stop! And they just keep causing problems on Dantooine, so Massively OP's Larry and MJ are back to...

One Shots: Indulging in nostalgia

When an MMORPG recedes into the rearview mirror of life, all you are left with are memories, music... and screenshots. It's amazing how a...

Star Wars: The Old Republic offers a peek at how the Mercenary class is changing in Onslaught

We all know that things are due to shift in Star Wars: The Old Republic, especially in the face of several class...
Yes, you all meet in a tavern.

Perfect Ten: Why people create alts in MMOs

I have alts in Final Fantasy XIV. This is absurd for two reasons. First, the statement makes it clear that I have alternate...

Star Wars: The Old Republic talks about the visual direction of Onderon

Star Wars: The Old Republic's incoming Onslaught expansion is certainly bringing lots of new things to the table, and one of those is...

The Stream Team: SWTOR fleet datacron 1, MOP Team 0

Well that didn't quite work out as planned -- assuming there was a plan. Massively OP's Larry and MJ made an attempt at SWTOR's...

One Shots: Dark beauties

I think that there's a lot of dark beauty to be found in MMORPGs, but hey, when I ask the One Shots community to...

The Stream Team: The leet Fleet datacron week in SWTOR

Massively OP's Larry and MJ may not have succeeded in obtaining all seven SWTOR datacrons on Taris last week, but surely they can...

SWTOR offers rewards and a mount for Onslaught expansion testers

With September just a shade over a month away, Star Wars: The Old Republic's expansion is starting to pretty herself up for the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 230: A tale of geeks and gamers (and the Legends of Aria interview)

Justin and Bree are joined by Legends of Aria's Derek Brinkmann for a deep-dive into the launch patch, plus we discuss Villagers & Heroes, SWTOR, Neverwinter, DCUO, and WoW, with a mailbag topic about City of Heroes' spiritual successors.

Flameseeker Chronicles: Why Guild Wars 2 is the ideal starter MMO

When I met my wife, she was a console gamer, but she had never played an MMO. She was interested in giving some of...

SWTOR shows Onslaught pics, announces more free expansions for all players

This weekend's Star Wars: The Old Republic community cantina in San Diego proved to be a font of information about this fall's Onslaught...
Blown away.

Storyboard: Never forget that all MMO lore is made up

Let's take a trip back to the dewy slopes of June 2006, when Chris Metzen addressed the question of how the lore of the...

The Stream Team: Taking the Taris datacrons in SWTOR

Once again, Massively OP's Larry and MJ must venture into both Republic and Imperial territory in SWTOR to try to take all the datacrons....

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