History VideoGame / StarWarsTheOldRepublic

24th Jun '17 1:26:59 AM Koveras
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The game's most unique aspect is its presentation; unlike many [=MMOs=], the game is very focused on story, featuring fully voice-acted cutscenes for almost every quest, as well as lots of player decisions, similar to the VideoGame/MassEffect series. It was released on December 20, 2011 (Dec. 22 for some of Europe). On November 15, 2012, a free-to-play model was released, while still offering incentives to purchase a subscription.

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The game's most unique aspect is its presentation; unlike many [=MMOs=], the game is very focused on story, featuring fully voice-acted cutscenes for almost every quest, as well as lots of player decisions, similar to the VideoGame/MassEffect ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series. It was released on December 20, 2011 (Dec. (December 22 for some of Europe). On November 15, 2012, a free-to-play model was released, while still offering incentives to purchase a subscription.
subscription. Following Creator/{{Disney}}'s acquisition of Creator/LucasArts and ''Star Wars'', the game has existed in a weird canon limbo, remaining as pretty much the only sanctioned source still producing story content (in form of DLC expansions) for the Franchise/StarWarsLegends, as opposed to the post-Disney continuity.



The game has received four full expansions, which extend the story beyond the initial class quests. ''Rise of the Hutt Cartel'' deals with the eponymous Hutt Cartel's incursion on the planet Makeb and raises the level cap to 55. ''Shadow of Revan'', deals with Darth Revan's return, and introduces the planets Rishi and Yavin 4, raising the level cap to 60. ''Knights of the Fallen Empire'', features a new plot set after the war, focuses on solo content, revamps the companion system by allowing companions to take any role necessary, raises the level cap from 60 to 65, and is available free to all subscribers. Set five years after the current timeline, the players are released from carbonite freezing to find both the Republic and Empire conquered by the Eternal Empire, which, as the Outlander, they must stop. The storyline was given an initial release of nine chapters. Additional chapters were released about once a month starting in February 2016, completing in August 2016. A fourth expansion, ''Knights of the Eternal Throne'', was released in December, 2016. It continued the Fallen Empire storyline and raised the level cap to 70.

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The game has received four full expansions, which extend the story beyond the initial class quests. ''Rise of the Hutt Cartel'' deals with the eponymous Hutt Cartel's incursion on the planet Makeb and raises the level cap to 55. ''Shadow of Revan'', deals with Darth Revan's return, and introduces the planets Rishi and Yavin 4, raising the level cap to 60. ''Knights of the Fallen Empire'', features a new plot set after the war, focuses on solo content, revamps the companion system by allowing companions to take any role necessary, raises the level cap from 60 to 65, and is available free to all subscribers. Set five years after the current timeline, the players are released from carbonite freezing to find both the Republic and Empire conquered by the Eternal Empire, which, as the Outlander, they must stop. The storyline was given an initial release of nine chapters. Additional chapters were released about once a month starting in February 2016, completing in August 2016. A fourth expansion, ''Knights of the Eternal Throne'', was released in December, 2016. It continued the Fallen Empire ''Fallen Empire'' storyline and raised the level cap to 70.
18th Jun '17 10:32:10 AM LordNictus
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''Star Wars: The Old Republic'' is a ''Franchise/StarWars'' MMORPG developed by Creator/{{BioWare}} set three centuries after their ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' {{RPG}}s and approximately 3600 years before the feature films. Centuries after the events of ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII'', the Sith Empire have returned to the galaxy to attack the Republic and its Jedi protectors. A tenuous truce was established after decades of war but the peace is fragile, and it is only a matter of time before the two factions break out into warfare.

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''Star Wars: The Old Republic'' is a ''Franchise/StarWars'' MMORPG developed by Creator/{{BioWare}} set three centuries after their ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' {{RPG}}s and approximately 3600 years before the feature films. Centuries after the events of ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII'', the Sith Empire have returned to the galaxy to attack the Republic and its Jedi protectors. protectors to avenge the Sith's defeat in the Great Hyperspace War over 1,300 years previously. A tenuous truce was established after decades of war but the peace is fragile, and it is only a matter of time before the two factions break out into warfare.
warfare.

When George Lucas sold ''Star Wars'' to Disney, SWTOR was no longer canon and became part of the ''Legends'' expanded universe.



A series of three books serve as a prelude. ''Fatal Alliance'' (dealing with tensions in the truce), ''Deceived'' (Malgus's story), and ''Literature/{{Revan}}'' (detailing just what happened to Revan and the Exile after the events of ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''). Another novel, ''Annihilation'', takes place circa the time of the game and focusses upon Satele Shan's son.

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A series of three books serve as a prelude. ''Fatal Alliance'' (dealing with tensions in the truce), ''Deceived'' (Malgus's story), and ''Literature/{{Revan}}'' (detailing just what happened to Revan and the Exile after the events of ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''). Another novel, ''Annihilation'', takes place circa the time of the game and focusses focuses upon Satele Shan's son.
31st Mar '17 12:36:56 PM eroock
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'''''Star Wars: The Old Republic''''' is a ''Franchise/StarWars'' MMORPG developed by Creator/{{BioWare}} set three centuries after their ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' {{RPG}}s and approximately 3600 years before the feature films. Centuries after the events of ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII'', the Sith Empire have returned to the galaxy to attack the Republic and its Jedi protectors. A tenuous truce was established after decades of war but the peace is fragile, and it is only a matter of time before the two factions break out into warfare.

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'''''Star ''Star Wars: The Old Republic''''' Republic'' is a ''Franchise/StarWars'' MMORPG developed by Creator/{{BioWare}} set three centuries after their ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' {{RPG}}s and approximately 3600 years before the feature films. Centuries after the events of ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII'', the Sith Empire have returned to the galaxy to attack the Republic and its Jedi protectors. A tenuous truce was established after decades of war but the peace is fragile, and it is only a matter of time before the two factions break out into warfare.
3rd Jan '17 1:12:24 AM Snakebane
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It was debated whether, since the game is in active development, it would be considered part of the new StarWarsExpandedUniverse canon after Disney bought ''Star Wars''. So far, the consensus is "no", and it remains officially part of the ''StarWarsLegends'' canon. Since the game has built up its own mythology and is basically independent of the "modern" Star Wars era anyway, it's fairly unnoticeable either way.
19th Dec '16 1:18:33 AM Silverblade2
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->''"[[ArcWords You were deceived.]]"''

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->''"[[ArcWords You ->''"You were deceived.]]"''
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7th Dec '16 12:08:52 PM dprallon
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The game has received three full expansions, which extend the story beyond the initial class quests. ''Rise of the Hutt Cartel'' deals with the eponymous Hutt Cartel's incursion on the planet Makeb and raises the level cap to 55. ''Shadow of Revan'', deals with Darth Revan's return, and introduces the planets Rishi and Yavin 4, raising the level cap to 60. ''Knights of the Fallen Empire'', features a new plot set after the war, focuses on solo content, revamps the companion system by allowing companions to take any role necessary, raises the level cap from 60 to 65, and is available free to all subscribers. Set five years after the current timeline, the players are released from carbonite freezing to find both the Republic and Empire conquered by the Eternal Empire, which, as the Outlander, they must stop. The storyline was given an initial release of nine chapters. Additional chapters were released about once a month starting in February 2016, completing in August 2016. A fourth expansion, ''Knights of the Eternal Throne'', has been announced for a Fall 2016 release. It will continue the Fallen Empire storyline and raise the level cap to 70.

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The game has received three four full expansions, which extend the story beyond the initial class quests. ''Rise of the Hutt Cartel'' deals with the eponymous Hutt Cartel's incursion on the planet Makeb and raises the level cap to 55. ''Shadow of Revan'', deals with Darth Revan's return, and introduces the planets Rishi and Yavin 4, raising the level cap to 60. ''Knights of the Fallen Empire'', features a new plot set after the war, focuses on solo content, revamps the companion system by allowing companions to take any role necessary, raises the level cap from 60 to 65, and is available free to all subscribers. Set five years after the current timeline, the players are released from carbonite freezing to find both the Republic and Empire conquered by the Eternal Empire, which, as the Outlander, they must stop. The storyline was given an initial release of nine chapters. Additional chapters were released about once a month starting in February 2016, completing in August 2016. A fourth expansion, ''Knights of the Eternal Throne'', has been announced for a Fall 2016 release. was released in December, 2016. It will continue continued the Fallen Empire storyline and raise raised the level cap to 70.
4th Dec '16 9:05:24 AM moloch
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It was debated whether, since the game is in active development, it would be considered part of the new StarWarsExpandedUniverse canon after Disney bought ''Star Wars''. So far, the consensus is "no", but since the game is basically independent of the "modern" Star Wars era, it hardly matters.

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It was debated whether, since the game is in active development, it would be considered part of the new StarWarsExpandedUniverse canon after Disney bought ''Star Wars''. So far, the consensus is "no", but since and it remains officially part of the ''StarWarsLegends'' canon. Since the game has built up its own mythology and is basically independent of the "modern" Star Wars era, it hardly matters.
era anyway, it's fairly unnoticeable either way.
4th Dec '16 9:01:38 AM moloch
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It was debated whether, since the game is in active development, it would be considered part of the new StarWarsExpandedUniverse canon after Disney bought ''Star Wars''. So far, the consensus is "no", but since the game is basically independent of the "modern" Star Wars era, it hardly matters.
6th Nov '16 12:14:54 PM Dirtyblue929
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'''''Star Wars: The Old Republic''''' is a ''Franchise/StarWars'' MMORPG developed by Creator/{{BioWare}} set three centuries after their ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' {{RPG}}s and approximately 3600 years before the feature films. Following the events of ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII'', the Sith Empire have returned to the galaxy to attack the Republic and its Jedi protectors. A tenuous truce was established after decades of war but the peace is fragile, and it is only a matter of time before the two factions break out into warfare.

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'''''Star Wars: The Old Republic''''' is a ''Franchise/StarWars'' MMORPG developed by Creator/{{BioWare}} set three centuries after their ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' {{RPG}}s and approximately 3600 years before the feature films. Following Centuries after the events of ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII'', the Sith Empire have returned to the galaxy to attack the Republic and its Jedi protectors. A tenuous truce was established after decades of war but the peace is fragile, and it is only a matter of time before the two factions break out into warfare.
20th Oct '16 4:09:27 AM IronScope
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The game has received three full expansions, which extend the story beyond the initial class quests. ''Rise of the Hutt Cartel'' deals with the eponymous Hutt Cartel's incursion on the planet Makeb and raises the level cap to 55. ''Shadow of Revan'', deals with Darth Revan's return, and introduces the planets Rishi and Yavin 4, raising the level cap to 60. ''Knights of the Fallen Empire'', features a new plot set after the war, focuses on solo content, revamps the companion system by allowing companions to take any role necessary, raises the level cap from 60 to 65, and is available free to all subscribers. Set five years after the current timeline, the players are released from carbonite freezing to find both the Republic and Empire conquered by the Eternal Empire, which, as the Outlander, they must stop. The storyline was given an initial release of nine chapters. Additional chapters were released about once a month starting in February 2016, completing in August 2016. A fourth expansion, ''Knights of the Eternal Throne'', has been announced for a Fall 2016 release. It will continue the Fallen Empire storyline.

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The game has received three full expansions, which extend the story beyond the initial class quests. ''Rise of the Hutt Cartel'' deals with the eponymous Hutt Cartel's incursion on the planet Makeb and raises the level cap to 55. ''Shadow of Revan'', deals with Darth Revan's return, and introduces the planets Rishi and Yavin 4, raising the level cap to 60. ''Knights of the Fallen Empire'', features a new plot set after the war, focuses on solo content, revamps the companion system by allowing companions to take any role necessary, raises the level cap from 60 to 65, and is available free to all subscribers. Set five years after the current timeline, the players are released from carbonite freezing to find both the Republic and Empire conquered by the Eternal Empire, which, as the Outlander, they must stop. The storyline was given an initial release of nine chapters. Additional chapters were released about once a month starting in February 2016, completing in August 2016. A fourth expansion, ''Knights of the Eternal Throne'', has been announced for a Fall 2016 release. It will continue the Fallen Empire storyline.
storyline and raise the level cap to 70.
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