Information about the up comming bioware mmo Star Wars The Old Republic

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

The Great Hyperspace War

Over the millennia, the Galactic Republic has faced no greater threat to its existence than the brutal invasion instigated by Sith Lord Naga Sadow. It was a time in history when the original Sith Empire had reached the height of its power, and the Republic was poorly prepared for a conflict of such magnitude. Master Gnost-Dural looks back at the Great Hyperspace War and identifies the controversial decision that drove the Sith into exile and set the stage for the Empire’s campaign of vengeance against the Republic.

Watch the latest Timeline holorecord, The Great Hyperspace War , narrated by actor Lance Henriksen.

Sunday, 6 February 2011


A small F.A.Q about SWTOR:

Q:What is Star Wars™: The Old Republic™?

A:Star Wars: The Old Republic represents a new approach to online entertainment, featuring immersive storytelling, dynamic combat, and groundbreaking companion characters. The game takes place in the Star Wars™ galaxy approximately three hundred years after the events of Star Wars™: Knights of the Old Republic™.

Q:When does Star Wars: The Old Republic take place in relation to the movies?

A:Star Wars: The Old Republic takes place more than 3,500 years before the rise of Darth Vader. The most powerful Sith Empire in history has emerged from deep space to attack the Republic and its legendary Jedi guardians. After decades of war, a tenuous truce has been established between the Sith Empire and the Republic, but events occurring in the game are leading the galaxy back to an all-out war.

Q:How does Star Wars: The Old Republic relate to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic? 

A:Star Wars: The Old Republic takes place approximately three hundred years after the events of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR). At the conclusion of the Jedi Civil War in KOTOR, Revan disappeared into unknown space in search of a great threat to the Republic, an expanding Sith Empire led by a mysterious Emperor who planned vengeance for his ancient Jedi enemies. Revan never returned from unknown space, but the Sith Empire did, kicking off a war with the Republic that lasted for decades. Now, despite the uneasy truce created by the Treaty of Coruscant, the tension among the divided star systems is threatening to once again tear the galaxy apart.

Building Flaspoints

Jesse Sky the World Designer for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ has posted a blog about building flashpoint for SWTOR which can be found here.  An intresting read hopefully they will live up to the desciption.

Flashpoint Update

A new video has been released featuring some flashpoint aka group instance footage.  The video can be found here Taral V

Release date for SWTOR

Possible delay for SWTOR?  A new announcement on the official forums, no longer saying a spring release but "after the close of EA's fiscal 2011 (which ends March 31st, 2011)".  Which could be interpreted as a delay, but also still could be in the previous stated window of spring.  With PAX East coming up next month hopefully more info will be released then.