All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘The Old Republic’

Star Wars: The Old Republic “Relics of the Gree” Event Teased in New Video

Last April, the Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO held its first live in-game event. The Rakghoul Plague event, as it was called, had players running around Tatooine and infecting each other with a deadly plague. Of course, that was before it became clear that the game was hemorrhaging subscribers, before the massive layoffs that hit Bioware Austin, and before …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Gives Up, Goes Free-To-Play This Fall

It was so cute to watch BioWare and EA try to stave off suggestions that Star Wars: The Old Republic would be going free to play for so long. They didn’t want to admit that they had made a World of Warcraft clone and had to go free-to-play like all the other WoW clones. Now the truth is finally setting …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Is Kind Of Going Free-To-Play

The Old Republic has not been the success story that EA and BioWare had hoped it would be. Sure, the game still has quite a few players, but it’s nowhere near the levels that titans like WoW enjoy. One method to get more players on board would be to go free-to-play, but that would be an admission of failure on …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic May Be Going Free-To-Play

For a minute there, it seemed like Star Wars: The Old Republic was going to be the next big MMO that could take on WoW at its own game. Interest in the game quickly wore off, however, and the developers have been scrambling to get updates out as fast as they can to renew interest in the game. One of …

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Star Wars: The Old Repbulic Patch 1.2 Going Live on Thursday

Subscribers to Electronic Arts (EA) and Bioware’s Star Wars MMO have been waiting months for many of the features that were promised at the launch of the game in December. Users won’t have to wait much longer, since Patch 1.2 for the game will be released to live servers on the morning of Thursday April 12th. The game servers will …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Live Action Fan Vid

Is Star Wars the best movie trilogy ever, or is it the best movie trilogy ever?. I love Star Wars, have since I was a kid. It’s a shame George Lucas and company never made any more films after Return of the Jedi in 1983. Could you imagine what kind of storytelling they could accomplish with technology from, say, 1999 …

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WoW Producer Admits Star Wars Has Hurt Subscriptions

It is rare for a dominant game developer to acknowledge the competition. It is even rarer when that developer is Blizzard, who has controlled the MMORPG market since its debut seven years ago. At World of Warcraft’s peak, it boasted 12 million subscribers, that was a year and a half ago. At the end of last year, the company claimed …

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SWTOR: The Old Republic 1.2 Update Trailer at GDC 2012

Ugh, just when I said I was going to quit SWTOR for good and didn’t want to keep farming Ilum to make it to Battlemaster, they go and release this 1.2 Update trailer. Which looks to be making some key improvements to the game, perhaps bringing back players (like me) who were frustrated by some key omissions and faction balance …

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SWTOR: The Cold Republic Is The Ultimate Old Republic Mixtape

Rap music and Star Wars, some could say they go together like peanut butter and Metamucil. As a fan of both (rap and Star Wars), I never once thought the two entities could co-exist. Richie Branson has proven me wrong. He’s a rap artist who just so happens to have a love for The Old Republic; sounds like we’d get …

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SWTOR: BioWare Highlights Upcoming Developments In Video

Following up their emergency patching of the SWTOR client earlier today, BioWare also has taken the time to let us know what they have in development for the future. They’ve released the video below, providing glimpses at features we can look forward to in the (hopefully) near future… Here’s a list of the key take-aways: – Continuation of the ‘Rise …

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SWTOR: The Old Republic Update 1.1 Breaks Ilum, Players Rage

Ah, the continuing drama of a MMORPG. If you’ve ever played (or developed) a MMO game, then you know how it’s a continuing struggle to balance and fix critical problems involving the game. SWTOR isn’t immune to these struggles, showcased by their first major content update – Update 1.1: Rise of the Rakghouls. Upon looking over their patch notes, it’s …

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SWTOR: The Old Republic Is Being Won By The Empire

The original Star Wars trilogy featured the defeat of the Empire, but in The Old Republic the Empire is dominating. In the first week after launch of The Old Republic, a million Warzone matches have been played. Warzone is the PvP match system in SWTOR that has eight players from both factions battling it out in objective based missions. The …

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