Ze Olde Republic


When I hear the name of the franchise Star Wars I usually stop listening and try to ignore what ever source I heard it from. I mean, when will the franchise ever die? It has gone on for to long now. I wouldn’t be surprised if George Lucas started to sell his own shit under the name “Jedi Force Brownie”
I hate him for what he’s done to Star Wars, and Indiana Jones too for that matter.
I can really see why Trey Parker and Matt Stone ridiculed George Lucas in South Park. Pictured as he was as literally butt-fucking Indiana Jones and a Storm Trooper.



Sadly there’s still a good interest in the Star Wars franchise. Not many share my view on this. I guess it’s best to just ignore all the raping of classics and pretend it’s not happening. At least I thought so until I saw the light on the other side of the tunnel! There may be hope yet. Even though Episode One will keep existing and pollute the world with its presence there may still be something good waiting around the corner.

...or is it?

...or is it?

What I’m getting at, is the new cooperation between LucasArts and Bioware. Last year, at a private press event, they both announced their new project Star Wars: The Old Republic. An MMORPG set in the Star Wars galaxy, far, far way…
You should know that last time LucasArts and Bioware worked together they created something fantastic; they developed the game series: Knights of the Old Republic. Two games total, two awesome games cheered by fans, critiques and gaming communities world wide.
Now, this new MMO in development is going to take place 300 years after the events in Knight of the Old Republic.

The game will start as new conflicts arise between the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire. Which are the two factions you will be able to choose from. Each faction has its own set of morals. Likely representing good versus evil. It’s said by the developers that each choice you make for your character is definitive. So you wont be able to change anything you do. The storyline is different for every class and also vary depending on the choices the player makes.
So far only two classes has been revealed; Bounty Hunter and Trooper. They will belong to the Sith and Republic faction respectively.


Bounty Hunter



I really like the looks of this game. If you want a game to be timeless, cellshaded graphics is the way to go. That way it’s not hard to make a beautiful game. Still judging from the pictures of The Old Republic, it really has that certain Star Wars atmosphere to it.

I don’t know about you, but this project sure has a nice cling to it. Bioware is known for doing epic games with great stories. Something feels bad about this though. The Star Wars franchise has fucked up one to many times in my opinion. Just look at what LucasArts did with Star Wars Galaxies. It was a great game to begin with, but when World of Warcraft came with its winning concept, SWG was ruined by trying to mimic WoW. After that the whole concept of Galaxies disappeared in to thin air.

Let's hope Jedi isn't a class for everyone

Let's hope Jedi isn't a class for everyone

pew pew pew

pew pew pew

I’d really like to see Star Wars Galaxies coming to live again with this interesting new MMO project.
It’d be damn cool if the possibility to choose allegiance when you want to were introduced again. Being able to be neutral and play around as an Artisan offering service to other players.
But I seriously doubt it’ll ever happen. One can only hope.

Mr. D

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