Latest Star Wars MMO : The Old Republic

Star Wars is not only an epic opera, but it is also a game. Recently, Star Wars MMO game is really popular. Actually, there are a lot of Star Wars game, starting from the infamous funky adventure game, Lego Star Wars, to the complex W-RPG, Knights of the Old Republic that is aimed to mature gamers. And in 2003, the first Star Wars MMO debuted. The title is Star Wars Galaxies that was developed by EA Japan and Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) North America. The Star Wars MMO takes place in a time between Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back. Finally, the game ended the day before yesterday. LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment agree to close the server and made the ending.

SWTOR - Star Wars MMO

Star Wars: The Old Republic - Star Wars MMO

Three years before the server shut-down, a new Star Wars MMO was announced. It is called Star Wars: The Old Republic. Seeing that BioWare develops this game, I think it would be awesome. The Windows version of the Star Wars MMO is dated to release on the 20th of December 2011 in North America and the 22th of December 2011 in Europe that is just a few more days! I also heard that it costs around $135 million to develop this game, that’s the largest production cost of a video game in the history! Will the sales cover the production cost? I think so!

This Star Wars MMO is the next installment of Star Wars: Knights of Old Republic (often abbreviated as KotOR) series. Since Knights of the Old Republic series are W-RPGs and The Old Republic is Star Wars MMO, it would be interesting. The Old Republic takes place 300 years after Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic event. There was a massive war between Sith and Jedi where the Jedi end up being the lightstick-wielding loser. They relocate from Coruscant to Tython to found a new Jedi Order while the Sith built a Sith Academy in Korriban. The story starts 10 years after that event when something goes wrong. Obi-Wan is still a dream at this time.

Star Wars: The Old Republic offers players with two factions to choose and a variety of jobs. The factions are the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. The Galactic Republic consists of good men that protect the peace in the galaxies by battling the Sith Empire. And Sith Empire consists of bad guys that are destined to conquer the world. Bam! Cliche!

The currently officially announced jobs are Smuggler, Trooper, Jedi Knight, and Jedi Consular for the Republic. Bounty Hunter, Imperial Agent, Sith Warrior, and Sith Inquisitor are the jobs of the Empire people. They all each has 2 branches of job advancement you can choose. For example, you can choose between Juggernaut and Marauder for Sith Warrior’s job advancement or Gunslinger and Scoundrel for Smuggler’s job advancement. Playing as the Empire soldier doesn’t mean that you have to be a kind-hearted lightstick man. BioWare gives players choices of moral that will affect NPCs. And you can be a hippie Sith that loves to shout “Make Love not War”

What about that? Are you sold yet? Me? Yeah I’m very sold out that I’m very anxious to get my hands on this Star Wars MMO!