Tag Archives: The Old Republic
Thu, Oct 11, 2012 | 21:02 BST
Star Wars: The Old Republic walked away with four awards this week during GDC Online.
Wed, Oct 03, 2012 | 20:45 BST
SWTOR update 1.4 files have been dug around in by some industrious types, and it looks as though some more content is on the way according to what was unearthed.
Thu, Sep 20, 2012 | 20:40 BST
SWTOR update 1.4 will contain some new elements for players when it launches such as moods, the ability to teleport back from whence you came after using Group Finder to complete a mission, and more.
Thu, Sep 13, 2012 | 20:54 BST
Star Wars: The Old Republic’s public testing server has been switched over by BioWare in preparation for the new Mega Servers the developer plans to implement into the game.
Tue, Sep 04, 2012 | 21:44 BST
SWTOR Update 1.4 will address several issues with class gameplay usability and balance when it launches for the MMO. According to a new developer post from senior designer Austin Peckenpaugh, foremost among the changes will be an adjustment to crowd control and the Resolve system, and a “reevaluation of stealth spec gameplay.”
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 | 13:42 BST
Mass Effect 3, Star Wars: The Old Republic and Dragon Age 2 have amounted to what has been a ‘great’ 18 months in the partnership between BioWare and EA, COO Peter Moore has explained.
Wed, Aug 01, 2012 | 08:25 BST
EA and BioWare announced today that it will be expanding Star Wars: The Old Republic by adding a new free-to-play option this fall.
Sat, Jul 28, 2012 | 21:34 BST
Damion Schubert, principal lead systems designer in SWTOR, has tried to alleviate migration fears for players who’ve yet to manually transfer their characters onto another server.
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 | 21:39 BST
EA CEO John Riccitiello has told CNBC “there’s a lot of power in free-to-play,” which has proved a tough model to compete with when it comes to MMOs.
Tue, Jul 17, 2012 | 23:15 BST
Star Wars: The Old Republic’s executive producer Rich Vogel has told Gamasutra he is no longer with the company, as reports out of Austin, Texas state Bioware has issued a round of lay-offs today. The redundancies at BioWare Austin are part of the restructuring plan announced in May, which EA said were necessary to maintain SWTOR growth. Vogel’s departure preceded the layoffs affecting BioWare Austin today.
Tue, Jul 10, 2012 | 18:17 BST
BioWare has announced its unlimited trial for Star Wars: The Old Republic launches today with patch 1.3.2. The trial will allow players access to eight classes and the respective origin worlds as well as one PvP Flashpoint PvP – up to level 15. Players who have previously participated in the Weekend Pass Free Trials or the Friends of Star Wars: The Old Republic Trial are also eligible to join.
Tue, Jul 10, 2012 | 15:18 BST
Analyst Michael Pachter believes subscription MMOs have peaked, stating that if BioWare couldn’t make a success out it with Star Wars: The Old Republic, “then no one can.”
Thu, Jul 05, 2012 | 20:43 BST
Want an incentive to switching your SWTOR character over to another server? BioWare has read your mind and is offering up a Gannifari pet if you do, and to sweeten the deal, it’s also handing out 25 Black Hole Commendations so you can buy some super special high-end kit. According to the firm, “hundreds of thousands of players have already taken advantage,” of the free character transfer service so go along with the popular kids and do the same. More information here.
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 | 14:42 BST
SWTOR team members have explained how the tie-breaker is decided on the Voidstar PvP map, an area which by all accounts, can be a frustrating situation for many players.
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 | 16:03 BST
In case you forgot, BioWare’s releasing Update 1.3 – Allies for SWTOR today. The update contains the Group Finder, Ranked Warzones, Legacy Character Perks, and Adaptive Gear. Load up your game client, and start patching now.
Thu, Jun 21, 2012 | 20:19 BST
BioWare has updated the list of SWTOR servers eligible for character transfers. Those wondering if their server has been deemed worthy, hit up the list here. BioWare will be offering free character transfers from select origin servers to pre-determined destination servers, and said servers and their corresponding destination servers “will be revealed on a regular, ongoing basis going forward.”
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 | 20:09 BST
EA’s Frank Gibeau has said one of the ways the firm plans on attaining and retaining more players in Star Wars: The Old Republic is by offering the free trial, continuing to improve the gameplay, and by adding more content. This, he said, proves the firm plans to be in the “in the Star Wars business for a long time.”
Mon, Jun 04, 2012 | 23:06 BST
BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka took the stage at EA’s E3 press conference to announce Star Wars: The Old Republic will be going free-to-play up to level 15 next month.
Fri, Jun 01, 2012 | 21:47 BST
BioWare’s Emmanuel Lusinchi has said there are many variables and metrics when it comes to figuring out how many players an MMO such as Star Wars: The Old Republic has; therefore, when a number is provided by the company or a retailer, it’s not the full picture.
Fri, May 25, 2012 | 00:17 BST
Over on the SWTOR forums, a player going by the name Scorpienne has complied a report which features population estimates on the MMO’s servers. According to his estimates, some servers only have, on average, 344 players online at a given time.