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Posted 12 December 2008 - 09:16 AM Edited by Nixon, 12 December 2008 - 09:30 AM.

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The Galactic Republic stood for generations as a bastion of peace in a galaxy of warring star systems. Protected by its stalwart Jedi guardians, the Republic held the greatest hope for the progress of civilization and galactic unity.

Deep in unknown space, however, a mighty Sith Empire was forged, led by dark Sith Lords who dreamt of galactic domination and vengeance against their ancient Jedi enemies. After centuries of preparation, the time came for the Sith to make their return.

With a massive fleet and an awe-inspiring army of fearless troops, the Sith Emperor launched a surprise assault, quickly capturing dozens of worlds in the Outer Rim, and sparking a war unlike any other in the galaxy’s history.

From the frozen wastes of Ilum to the desert plains of Dathomir, violent battles killed untold millions. Despite its avowed neutrality, surface structures on the water-covered world of Manaan were completely destroyed, forcing the Selkath to retreat to their ocean underworld. Other star systems fared worse—some destroyed, others left uninhabitable. The carnage concluded with the Sith Empire sacking the Republic's capital planet of Coruscant and forcing the Republic Senate into the controversial Treaty of Coruscant.

In the years since the treaty, fear and uncertainty have gripped the galaxy, enabling the Sith Emperor to pursue his own mysterious purposes while the Republic has made efforts to rebuild its infrastructure and adjust military priorities to the new galactic landscape.

Now, tensions between the Republic and the Empire are running high, and a series of border skirmishes and proxy wars have broken out, even on planets as historically peaceful as Alderaan. The uneasy truce established by the Treaty of Coruscant is quickly tearing apart at the seams, and a return to all-out war has begun in all but official terms.

A new generation of heroes, both light and dark, emerges to face the difficulties of these chaotic times, and fight for the fate of the galaxy in this most desperate age.


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LucasArts and BioWare today announced that the first video documentary for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ will be posted on the game’s official website on Friday, December 12. The video gives an overview of the upcoming story-driven massively multiplayer online PC game set in the timeframe of the Star Wars™: Knights of the Old Republic™ franchise and provides the public with its first look at in-game footage.


So, the first game footage of SWTOR is being released today. roughly about 8-9 hours from the time of this post I think. I will admit that when I heard the follow up to the Kotor games was going to be an mmorpg I was very skeptical, but after watching the announcement video, seeing some screen shots and chatting amongst the community I have to say I'm f*ckin stoked for this game.

Some links:

SWTOR Offical Site

Released Screenshots

Very good run down of the facts

Announcement Trailer:


So I thought I would give SWTOR it's very own topic here on Gtaf for all of you die hard Star Wars/Kotor fans to discuss this game (and I know there is quite a few of you here!), which could turn out to be on of the most awesome gaming experiences ever. First off, what classes/races do you think will be playable in the game and what do you hope to be when you first create a character? I'm hoping for Mandalorian Bounty Hunters to be playable for obvious reasons. inlove.gif

Don't forget the first in game footage will be shown later today!

Discuss.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 01:31 PM

WHAT THE F*CK IS THIS SH*T....!?!?!?

No KOTOR III = Failure. Bullsh*t man, pure bullsh*t. I want my KOTOR III damnit.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 01:44 PM Edited by Nixon, 12 December 2008 - 01:53 PM.

QUOTE (Don Garcia aka NjNakedSnake @ Dec 12 2008, 13:31)
WHAT THE F*CK IS THIS SH*T....!?!?!?

No KOTOR III = Failure. Bullsh*t man, pure bullsh*t. I want my KOTOR III damnit.

That was me when I first found out about. I suggest you read up on it a bit.

The developers have said that this will be KOTOR III, IV, V etc. Plus, it is Bioware we are talking about here, the love the Knights games and universe just as much as we do.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 02:02 PM

So I get to play Star Wars with a bunch of 12 year old WoWers and Chinese gold farmers, and pay a subscription fee to do so? Oh yeah, I've always been waiting for that moment.

If there's a subscription fee (which there will inevitably be) they can keep it. If there's not, I'll get it, no doubt.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 02:27 PM

QUOTE (jallar @ Dec 12 2008, 14:02)
So I get to play Star Wars with a bunch of 12 year old WoWers and Chinese gold farmers, and pay a subscription fee to do so? Oh yeah, I've always been waiting for that moment.

If there's a subscription fee (which there will inevitably be) they can keep it. If there's not, I'll get it, no doubt.

There are rumours going around that may in fact be free to play although Bioware have not made an official announcement. It's very unlikely though in my opinion and I would say there there will be a fee in some form.

If not, f*ck yeah.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 03:28 PM

Well if I buy the game I expect to be able to play it whenever I feel like playing it. I'm not paying any additional fee for any game. Call me cheap, but that's just one of my principles.

Buy the game - play it.
Not buy the game - pay it, and again, and again...

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 03:30 PM

QUOTE (GTAvanja @ Dec 12 2008, 15:28)
Well if I buy the game I expect to be able to play it whenever I feel like playing it. I'm not paying any additional fee for any game. Call me cheap, but that's just one of my principles.

Buy the game - play it.
Not buy the game - pay it, and again, and again...

Why don't you post something worthwhile instead of going into every particular mmorpg gaming topic on here and posting the same thing over and over again.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 03:31 PM

I'd really prefer if it were another single-player RPG. They left a lot of the story unresolved.

I might give this a go if it doesn't require monthly payments. If it does, it can go f*ck itself!

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 05:02 PM

Sounds good, but i'd rather have a next generation Battlefield.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 05:53 PM

QUOTE (lloydo @ Dec 12 2008, 17:02)
Sounds good, but i'd rather have a next generation Battlefield.

Do you mean Battelfront? If so I would also like a 3rd one.

I think their were rumours that a 3rd one was, in fact, going to be developed.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 06:18 PM

QUOTE (Nixon @ Dec 12 2008, 17:53)
QUOTE (lloydo @ Dec 12 2008, 17:02)
Sounds good, but i'd rather have a next generation Battlefield.

Do you mean Battelfront? If so I would also like a 3rd one.

I think their were rumours that a 3rd one was, in fact, going to be developed.

Yar, that's it. Immense. First was the best in my opinion.


Would it be stupid to ask if this new Star wars online game will cost to maintain online? Like WoW.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 06:59 PM

QUOTE (lloydo @ Dec 12 2008, 19:18)
Would it be stupid to ask if this new Star wars online game will cost to maintain online? Like WoW.

They haven't said anything about it yet but to avoid any disappointment I'd assume it will.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 07:25 PM

First Gameplay Footage & Discussion

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 08:46 PM

Well, that has got my nipples hard.

Time to get something to eat

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 08:46 PM

I'd rather have KOTOR III on 360. confused.gif

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 08:56 PM

QUOTE (Oblivionz @ Dec 12 2008, 20:46)
I'd rather have KOTOR III on 360. confused.gif

I think everyone does but alas this is what's coming to the plate instead. I have high hopes for this as it is Bioware were talking about as I've said before.

I'm anxiously awaiting to see the monthly price for this or if there will be one (not likely though). I can see this isn't going down well with anyone at all. sad.gif

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 08:57 PM

I would too, but there ain't sh*t that any of us can do about it.
So we may just wait and see what happens with this, regarding free to play or monthly payment...

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 09:01 PM

QUOTE (Nixon @ Dec 12 2008, 16:56)
QUOTE (Oblivionz @ Dec 12 2008, 20:46)
I'd rather have KOTOR III on 360. confused.gif

I think everyone does but alas this is what's coming to the plate instead. I have high hopes for this as it is Bioware were talking about as I've said before.

I'm anxiously awaiting to see the monthly price for this or if there will be one (not likely though). I can see this isn't going down well with anyone at all. sad.gif

If there's a monthly price, there will be private servers.
Private servers means much more fun, so I suppose that's one thing I can look forward to. smile.gif

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 12:08 AM

QUOTE (Nixon @ Dec 12 2008, 17:30)
QUOTE (GTAvanja @ Dec 12 2008, 15:28)
Well if I buy the game I expect to be able to play it whenever I feel like playing it. I'm not paying any additional fee for any game. Call me cheap, but that's just one of my principles.

Buy the game - play it.
Not buy the game - pay it, and again, and again...

Why don't you post something worthwhile instead of going into every particular mmorpg gaming topic on here and posting the same thing over and over again.

OoooK... I don't remember posting in any other mmo topic. So f*ck off, and quit the drugs. That sh*t messes with your mind...obviously.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 12:14 AM

QUOTE (GTAvanja @ Dec 13 2008, 00:08)
QUOTE (Nixon @ Dec 12 2008, 17:30)
QUOTE (GTAvanja @ Dec 12 2008, 15:28)
Well if I buy the game I expect to be able to play it whenever I feel like playing it. I'm not paying any additional fee for any game. Call me cheap, but that's just one of my principles.

Buy the game - play it.
Not buy the game - pay it, and again, and again...

Why don't you post something worthwhile instead of going into every particular mmorpg gaming topic on here and posting the same thing over and over again.

OoooK... I don't remember posting in any other mmo topic. So f*ck off, and quit the drugs. That sh*t messes with your mind...obviously.

Don't kid yourself, I've seen you post the same sh*t numerous time in WoW topics. In fact, why the f*ck would you even come back into this topic after your previous post?

Yeah, I thought so. f*ck off. icon14.gif

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 12:28 AM

I'm still not too crazy about this but I think it does look great. I might get this if the subscription fee (if any) isn't too high priced because when I pay for a game I expect to play it without having to pay just to get more power ups or unlock more levels.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 01:04 AM

yeah, an actual KOTOR III would be the best, but this is f*cking ballin regardless. i've avoided games like WoW because i knew i'd get hooked...now i know i will...

SO stoked.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 01:16 AM

QUOTE (outcest @ Dec 13 2008, 01:04)
yeah, an actual KOTOR III would be the best, but this is f*cking ballin regardless. i've avoided games like WoW because i knew i'd get hooked...now i know i will...

SO stoked.

Hurrah a positive post!

@WoW: I've finally quit that game because I realised just how f*ckin repetitive it really is. "Bring me 12 boar testicles", "Kill William f*ckface" & "Escort this prick somewhere pointless". Also, I never once got into a storyline of any form in the game.

I'm glad Bioware have said there will be nothing like this on such a large scale in Swtor.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 02:58 AM

sh*t yeah man. i dunno why everyone's bitching...considering how long it's been since TSL was released without any word on a sequel, considering how bleak the horizon was for ANY sort of KOTOR game, i think people should be damn well happy with Swtor...

besides, considering this isn't even a Knights game, that means that a KOTOR III isn't entirely out of the question for the future.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 03:52 AM

This is honestly an awesome move on their part. Regardless of platform, KOTOR has always deserved to be an MMO. Being able to go on your own mission AROUND THE GALAXY is exactly what I've wanted to do in the past two games, but they were limited to a single storyline. Though I wish more than anything for BioWare to be able to make the combat more star wars-realistic (meaning, actually jumping around and fighting with the force and whatnot) rather than standing right in front of eachother and just slashing.

I just need to get a computer that will be able to handle that game. No more 3-year old iMac sh*t.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 02:32 PM

QUOTE (Zak. @ Dec 13 2008, 03:52)
This is honestly an awesome move on their part. Regardless of platform, KOTOR has always deserved to be an MMO. Being able to go on your own mission AROUND THE GALAXY is exactly what I've wanted to do in the past two games, but they were limited to a single storyline. Though I wish more than anything for BioWare to be able to make the combat more star wars-realistic (meaning, actually jumping around and fighting with the force and whatnot) rather than standing right in front of eachother and just slashing.

I just need to get a computer that will be able to handle that game. No more 3-year old iMac sh*t.

Bioware have said that the game is all about being computer friendly and that it should be able to run on your everyday computer. In other words, you won't need to splash out on a top range PC for the game.

So now that we have all the shock/awe out of the way, let's try get some form of discussion going. What race/class will you hope to be playing as when you first start off in the game? I'm hoping to be a Mandalorian Bounty Hunter with a Togorian companion (basically a Tiger version of Chewie). I's say the majority of people will start of as Jedi or Sith.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 05:58 PM

I will most likely for for a Sith, and just be badass.
But then again, the non force using classes might be fun to play with.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 06:56 PM

QUOTE (Zak. @ Dec 13 2008, 03:52)
Though I wish more than anything for BioWare to be able to make the combat more star wars-realistic (meaning, actually jumping around and fighting with the force and whatnot) rather than standing right in front of eachother and just slashing.

For realz. I've wanted there to be a much larger focus on combat since my first hour playing KOTOR 1. But then again, I damn near cried when I realized the game was turn-based while playing for the first time. And yet, I've become a huge fan, wierd?

Anyway, I'm saddened by this title. I just hope as outcest said, that KOTOR III is still very possible. The developers have definitely recieved enough support to make it possible, so come on already.

I watched that video diary vid there, and I dunno, doesn't look too appealing. What do you guys think of the "Stylized" design? I think it looks too Disney if you get what I mean. I'd rather they go for the realistic look they were decrying.

P.S. the game's site sure is pretty. The member avatars kick much ass.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 08:00 PM

QUOTE (Nixon @ Dec 13 2008, 02:14)
QUOTE (GTAvanja @ Dec 13 2008, 00:08)
QUOTE (Nixon @ Dec 12 2008, 17:30)
QUOTE (GTAvanja @ Dec 12 2008, 15:28)
Well if I buy the game I expect to be able to play it whenever I feel like playing it. I'm not paying any additional fee for any game. Call me cheap, but that's just one of my principles.

Buy the game - play it.
Not buy the game - pay it, and again, and again...

Why don't you post something worthwhile instead of going into every particular mmorpg gaming topic on here and posting the same thing over and over again.

OoooK... I don't remember posting in any other mmo topic. So f*ck off, and quit the drugs. That sh*t messes with your mind...obviously.

Don't kid yourself, I've seen you post the same sh*t numerous time in WoW topics. In fact, why the f*ck would you even come back into this topic after your previous post?

Yeah, I thought so. f*ck off. icon14.gif

That was because I hate wow, and I don't like people who play wow. It's the geekiest game in the world designed for people who don't have a normal life (of course there are exceptions)

Star Wars MMO however sounds pretty cool.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 08:09 PM

^Easy lads, I don't want to have to lock this.

Keep your arguments to PMs.




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