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 Game Archaeologist: Defining the eras of MMORPG history

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With MMO history stretching back to the early 1980s (and even before), this genre has accumulated a whole lot of history over the years....

Massively Overthinking: Are there any ‘blue oceans’ left in the MMO market?

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Level Up Labs' Lars Doucet recently penned a blog post practically begging people not to try to compete with ROBLOX by remaking it as...

Star Wars: The Old Republic offers lore-filled look at Legacy of the Sith’s new planet Manaan

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Fans of KOTOR are already very familiar with the planet Manaan, which is coming in the Legacy of the Sith expansion for Star Wars:...

Star Wars: The Old Republic’s Jedi Sentinel is the next class getting a combat style testing on PTS

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As we've reported on before, the Legacy of the Sith update coming to Star Wars: The Old Republic is slowly going through the...
LOOM

Star Wars: The Old Republic shares the secrets of the game’s lead cinematic designer

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Yes, the Star Wars: The Old Republic team deliberately worked to ensure that a quest ended with a "Cool Guys Don't Look At Explosions"...

Massively Overthinking: Load-bearing playerbases in MMORPGs

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Game developer Damion Schubert is known to MMO players for his work on everything from Ultima Online to SWTOR, but as it turns out,...
Eat it, eat it, put it in your mouth and eat it.

Massively Overthinking: The curious cycle of MMO refunds, tutorials, and reviews

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MOP reader Steve recently posed us an intriguing question about the state of tutorials in MMOs and other games - and how those tutorials'...

Global Chat: Exuberant over SWTOR’s combat styles

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The recent announcement of this fall's Legacy of the Sith expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic has (as expansion announcements tend to do)...

One Shots: Fight for your right to party

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When a Star Wars: The Old Republic player wants to party -- and with an expansion on the way, it's as good an excuse...
Revival

SWTOR starts testing Legacy of the Sith combat styles

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All of the excited chittering and utinnis for the upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion haven't really been about the new planet or...

Guild Wars 2 brings back the Twisted Marionette next week, teases End of Dragons voice actor

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Way back in April, ArenaNet dropped its summer 2021 roadmap for Guild Wars 2, and among the planned updates was the return of the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 329: Sith happens

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Justin and Eliot discuss Magic Legends and the Cryptic layoffs, SWTOR's Legacy of the Sith, Guild Wars 2's End of Dragons delay, with adventures in FFXIV and WoW Classic, plus a mailbag topic on FFXIV as the potential WoW killer.

Massively Overthinking: What’s your favorite MMO house of all time?

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You folks know I love MMO housing systems, and in fact, we've been crowning the MMOs with the best housing systems for years. But...

SWTOR announces Legacy of the Sith expansion with new planet, PvE content, and combat styles

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Star Wars The Old Republic fans, it's time to get excited, at least if you missed the leaks from early today, as during its...
Oh snaps.

Vague Patch Notes: MMO players are a bad substitute for professional testers

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Test servers are, let's face it, kind of a terrible idea that just keeps getting trotted out there in the MMO space. And the...

Former BioWare GM Casey Hudson announces the opening of a new development studio

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Readers will recall back in December 2020 that Casey Hudson, the general manager of BioWare, left his position after 20 years with the studio....
Party down.

Star Wars The Old Republic’s 6.3.1 patch heralds double XP and quality-of-life fixes

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The 6.3.1 patch descends on Star Wars The Old Republic today, but don't get too excited; it's largely a quality-of-life and bug-fixing patch, although...
Because it's not real.

BioWare promotes Gary McKay to studio boss after tumultuous year

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After a year of shakeups at BioWare, the game developer now has a new general manager... who is the same as it's old general...
she's a killah

MOP’s quick and dirty guide to finding the perfect MMORPG for your tastes

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Probably one of the most commonly asked questions both here on Massively OP and in various MMORPG discussions everywhere else too is simply, "What...

The Stream Team: SWTOR’s Revenge of the Shroud

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What's more fun than playing as HK-55 with Z0-0M as a sidekick in SWTOR? Watching Exarch Malforia embrace her destiny through the airlock! Sadly,...

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