The lights are on
Perhaps you’re like us. You know The Old Republic is coming, and it sounds like it could be pretty exciting. The massively multiplayer mindset behind World of Warcraft wedded to the choices and story components of a BioWare RPG – not a bad mix. But how will the company that brought us Mass Effect and Dragon Age accomplish such a task? We wondered the same thing, so we tracked down Daniel Erickson, lead principal writer on The Old Republic, and quizzed him on the game’s approach to storytelling, characters, and plot. We came out of the conversation with a deeper understanding of all things story in the Old Republic. Read ahead to learn new details on the complex morality system and multiplayer role-playing conversations of the game. Then dive into the game's comprehensive backstory to learn the intricacies of the its fiction. And, finally, meet the central characters of The Old Republic months before you’ll see them in the game.
First up: Writing one of the biggest games ever
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Ugh.. Now I have to turn my Mac into a Windows computer.
The morality system is ingenious. For example, if you wanted to play the Republic side but all your friends are going Sith, not a problem: you can play Sith and make "good" decisions. The flexibility and variance in play style is remarkable. I'm eagerly anticipating this game!
What I want and i think all all KOTOR fans want would be something to show what happened to Revan if it did I would buy this game instantly
BEST STAR WARS GAME EVER!....no thats understating it....BEST GAME EVER.
this game looks epic, as was that video. cant wait!!
I miss Pre-NGE Star Wars Galaxies. I'm glad they took this series out of the hands of Sony Online Entertainment.
star wars is so deep and kick ass ( i mean totally kick ass). i really hope this game ends up taking (at least) some of WoW's thunder...it has been way too long since something decent came out
god i wished i had a pc.
I don't know much expanded universe stuff, but what is the deal with the Sith Empire using Clone/Storm Trooper armor for their foot soldiers, and the Vader like outfit that Malgus is wearing? I guess what I'm asking is, did Darth Sideous find know about these designs, and decided to bring them back into the future when he took over or what?
Really looking forward to this game! Great article. Thank you, Mr. Miller.
I've never played a MMO before, but this may become my fist. Very interesting with several questions like "whos the thousand-year-old-sith?" Darth Sideous. lol probly not. Revan? Malak (if he's alive, i couldnt interpret some of this quite well)? or some random guy? and as for that romantic part, does that include having an R2D2 girlfriend?
Looks like the mmo to end mmos
Revan is still alive. I know it.
*** the only thing missing is Darth Bane ;( lol but he'd just kill everybody so I guess It's good he's not here lol
Looks awesome, like StarCraft II in MMORPG form.
The story telling and the "verba non acta" way of doing things certainly sounds interesting, plus the individual storylines and what not.
I'll probably be a Soldier class, and then maybe a Sith Inquisitor.
This looks good
Anybody else feeling overwhelmed by all of this? I mean I'm looking forward to trying out this game but...whooaaa O_O
Now I am more interested in the game. I got to go upgrade my crappy computer to play it and it should be worth it.