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Star Wars: The Old Republic to include achievements

Wednesday, 28th September 2011 07:30 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Despite earlier doubts, BioWare’s Daniel Erickson has confirmed Star Wars: The Old Republic will feature achievements from day one – and they won’t be trivial, either.

“Achievements have made ship in fact,” Erickson said at a fan Q&A session during Euorgamer Expo 2011, as reported by DarthHater.

“They’re not going to be the crazy achievements that you have to place everywhere, that are like, ‘Hey if you drink 6 beers and fart in a cantina,’” he continued.

“Those are not going the achievements to go in. Version one of the achievement system [will] go in, which is actually doing big, heroic stuff, because there’s a ton of great optional content in The Old Republic.”

Erickson indicated the achievements would be less like checklists of chore completed and more like awards for outstanding performance.

“Like, ‘Hey, I went to every world and kicked the world boss’s ass.’ Those kinds of achievements,” he said.

“The first system is, ‘Hey, here’s my bragging rights, here’s the bad ass stuff I did in-game.’”

A second tier of achievements, providing reasons to re-explore all territory, may be added later – after the core system.

BioWare also confirmed a late December launch for the anticipated MMORPG at Eurogamer Expo.

Thanks, Massively.

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2 Comments

  1. GrimRita

    No exploration achievements? hmm I wonder if they will start to cut stuff out to hit rushed release date? Rift had some fun achievements and I think having FUN is essential in any game.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Thalius

    So what? Its cool and all, but lets not forget that Star Wars Galaxies also had “achiviements” they call it Bagdes and they where the one of the first games to have them.

    #2 3 years ago

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