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Star Wars: The Old Republic
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Developer(s) BioWare
Publisher(s) LucasArts
Series Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Engine HeroEngine[1]
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) targeted for Spring 2011[2]
Genre(s) Massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG)
Mode(s) Multiplayer
.Star Wars: The Old Republic (TOR) is an upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game based in the Star Wars universe.^ Play Star Wars: The Old Republic and forge your own Star Wars saga in a story-driven massively-multiplayer online game from BioWare and LucasArts.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic | Ten Ton Hammer 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.tentonhammer.com [Source type: General]

^ Bioware's innovative role-playing game, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, is finally here!
  • IGN: Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Cheats, Codes, Hints & Secrets for Xbox 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC cheats.ign.com [Source type: General]
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic - Xbox - Cheat Codes - GameSpy 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC cheats.gamespy.com [Source type: General]

^ BioWare has unleashed the first in-game footage from its upcoming Star Wars MMO, The Old Republic .
  • First Star Wars: The Old Republic gameplay footage debuts 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[3][4] .Currently in development by BioWare and a supplemental team at BioWare Edmonton, the game was first announced on October 21, 2008 at an invitation-only press event.^ On October 7 , Lucasarts and Bioware released an invitation to the press to attend an event on October 21 about "the game that has been rumoured about for years."
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ If those were only games BioWare had the rights to, then Jade Empire, Neverwinter Nights, and Baldur's Gate would be on that list.
  • Knights of the Old Republic (not necessarily) back in BioWare's hands 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Reluctant Adept 10-21-08, 10:31 PM but what everyone is forgetting is bioware is makeing the game.
  • Star Wars: Old Republic announced for PC.(KOTOR 3) MMO!!! [Archive] - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: General]

[5] .The Old Republic will be released as a PC title.^ Knights of the Old Republic (PC) - Dark side 3:34 - Jeff Richardson part 21 - High quality .
  • Internet Archive: Free Download: Knights of the Old Republic (PC) - Dark side 3:34 - Jeff Richardson 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.archive.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Moving Image Archive > Speed Runs > Knights of the Old Republic (PC) - Dark side 3:34 - Jeff Richardson View movie .
  • Internet Archive: Free Download: Knights of the Old Republic (PC) - Dark side 3:34 - Jeff Richardson 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.archive.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Knights of the Old Republic (PC) - Dark side 3:34 - Jeff Richardson part 2 .
  • Internet Archive: Free Download: Knights of the Old Republic (PC) - Dark side 3:34 - Jeff Richardson 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.archive.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Contents

Gameplay

.Members of the two main factions—the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire—will have different moralities; the project's key focus is to differentiate between the player's faction and morality.^ You are a member of the galactic republic.
  • Amazon.com: Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: PC: Video Games 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ The sith empire has emerged, and players can then choose between sith and republic.
  • Star Wars: Old Republic announced for PC.(KOTOR 3) MMO!!! [Archive] - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: General]

^ Like other MMOs, The Old Republic will have two factions--the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic revealed - PC News at GameSpot 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

[7] .Each faction will contain different classes, each with a distinct backstory and a branching storyline affected by players' moral choices.^ Besides the back stories, each class will also have its own branching storyline, which will be affected by players' moral choices as in other BioWare games.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic revealed - PC News at GameSpot 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Ohlen went on to explain that each of the game's two factions will contain various classes, each with its own unique backstory.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic revealed - PC News at GameSpot 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Such trepidation is understandable, given that a player's choices will permanently open and close storyline options--and their included quests--and affect non-player characters' reactions.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic revealed - PC News at GameSpot 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

[7] .Classes will also be exclusive to one faction or the other.^ Some planets will be dominated by one faction, while others will be the sites of skirmishes that are flaring up on the Empire-Republic border.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic revealed - PC News at GameSpot 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Jedi Counsulars do not get the option to select feats as much as the other Jedi classes do (which is why I never choose my character to be one.
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old RepublicWalkthrough/guide - IGNFAQs 19 September 2009 17:19 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: Original source]

[8] .All eight of the classes have been confirmed: the Bounty Hunter,[9] Sith Warrior,[10] Imperial Agent[11], and Sith Inquisitor[12] for the Sith Empire; and the Trooper,[13] Smuggler,[14] Jedi Knight,[15] and Jedi Consular[16] for the Galactic Republic.^ Knights of the Old Republic #16-18 : Nights of Anger .
  • JediNet: Steve's Star Wars Timeline : Knights of the Old Republic #0-6 : Commencement 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.jedinet.com [Source type: General]
  • JediNet: Steve's Star Wars Timeline : Tales of the Jedi : Knights of the Old Republic 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.jedinet.com [Source type: General]

^ Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords cheats, codes, hints, FAQs: Microsoft Xbox .
  • Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords cheats, codes, hints, FAQs: Microsoft Xbox 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.gamewinners.com [Source type: General]

^ Follow the path and tons upon tons of Dark Jedi and Sith Heavy Troopers will attack you.
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old RepublicWalkthrough/guide - IGNFAQs 19 September 2009 17:19 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: Original source]

.Although each class will have a distinct storyline, they will be integrated with the game's overall arc.^ Besides the back stories, each class will also have its own branching storyline, which will be affected by players' moral choices as in other BioWare games.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic revealed - PC News at GameSpot 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ After the overall story had been developed, the game outline was divided up between the designers who would then go about filling in the details of their particular section of the storyline.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 17 September 2009 20:41 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I really love how they would have fleshed out the characters if they had put that storyline in and she is right, there are sound files that weren't in the game.
  • Cut Ending Stuff - Obsidian Forum Community 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC forums.obsidian.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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.Unlike traditional MMORPGs, classes in the Old Republic are not limited to the typical archtypes (healer, tank, dps, etc...^ Star Wars: The Old Republic BioWare and LucasArts reveal their top secret MMORPG. .
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic revealed - PC News at GameSpot 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Now that cat is officially out of the bag, as GameSpot sat down with the architects of the forthcoming MMORPG to find more about the The Old Republic.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic revealed - PC News at GameSpot 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Unlike the others, KotOR set itself in an even further past of the timeline, almost four thousands years before, in the Old Republic era.
  • Star Wars - Knights of the Old Republic - Darth Revan (walkthrough) - PC Igre - vesti, opisi, šifre, screenshots, wallpapers 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.pcigre.com [Source type: General]

). .Bioware has stated that each class will support on-the-fly customization that will allow any class to fill any role within a party, eliminating the need to spam channels in search of a specific class needed to fill a role within a group, which can delay or outright stop parties from completing group quests.^ Elora stops your party, stating that Sunry has been arrested for murder after the death of a Sith woman.
  • Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic Walkthrough 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ Typically your party member will have something new to talk about to you after you have completed or advanced quests.
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old RepublicWalkthrough/guide - IGNFAQs 19 September 2009 17:19 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you want to complete the Mandalorian Raiders side quest now, you need to have Jolee in your party and go to the Lower Shadowlands.
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old RepublicWalkthrough/guide - IGNFAQs 19 September 2009 17:19 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: Original source]

.While the classes in The Old Republic will still be guilded toward a certain play style (be it ranged, melee, or otherwise), customization combined with companion characters will make for having a class be able to tackle many different situations, with or without the support of other player characters, and without requiring specific other classes in order to move forward.^ Many characters from Knights of the Old Republic make appearances in this series.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Rumor: The Old Republic to have player housing?
  • Posts tagged Knights of the old republic at Massively 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.massively.com [Source type: General]

^ Again make the choice of melee or ranged.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II for PS2 on Gamerhelp.com 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.gamerhelp.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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.Players' choices will permanently open or close storylines and affect players' non-player character (NPC) companions.^ Such trepidation is understandable, given that a player's choices will permanently open and close storyline options--and their included quests--and affect non-player characters' reactions.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic revealed - PC News at GameSpot 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Besides the back stories, each class will also have its own branching storyline, which will be affected by players' moral choices as in other BioWare games.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic revealed - PC News at GameSpot 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ When installed, Bastila can be played as a selectable player character and/or you can find her as a non-player character.
  • [TSL] The Dark Apprentice: Holowan Consortium - Released - LucasForums 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.lucasforums.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[7] .The game's developers believe that the game will provide more context for characters' missions and quests than other MMORPGs offer.^ Other than that, the game is great.

^ Mini-games include riding on a swoop bike, battling from behind a gun turret, and other events that offer players a diversion from the main storyline.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Reviews, Experiences, Stories, News, Images | gamerDNA 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.gamerdna.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This appears to take a lot of time off my run, but I believe it to be more efficient than trying to level up normally through the game.
  • Internet Archive: Free Download: Knights of the Old Republic (PC) - Dark side 3:34 - Jeff Richardson 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.archive.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Every character in the game, including the player character, will feature full voice dialog to enhance gameplay, and interactions with those characters will feature a dialogue system similar to that used in the Mass Effect series.^ Mass Effect 2 DLC character delayed .
  • PC News: The Old Republic release date confirmed - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Every character in the game has a voice, or beep, in the case of droids.

^ Cameo appearances from memorable characters of the first game enhance the continuity and story flow through this unique time period.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - Sith Lords (PC): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

[7] .Players will be able to choose from a variety of NPCs, although spending time with a single companion will help more in developing story and content than dividing time among several,[19] and may even develop a love interest.^ Kashyyk - Rulan Rulan is even more interesting than Vorn.
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old RepublicWalkthrough/guide - IGNFAQs 19 September 2009 17:19 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Published by: LucasArts Developed by: BioWare Genre: RPG Number of Players: 1 Release Date: US: July 15, 2003 MSRP: $19.99 ESRB Content Descriptors: Mild Realistic Violence .
  • IGN: Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Cheats, Codes, Hints & Secrets for Xbox 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC cheats.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ In fact, reading is reinforced, as players respond to computer-controlled characters by reading through several dialogue options on the screen, and then choosing the one that best fits their goal.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Video Game Review 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.commonsensemedia.org [Source type: General]

[20] .It is possible for players to "blow it big time" if they fail to meet NPCs' expectation.^ Dark players have a slightly easier time with these guys because they are vulnerable to Death Field and Force Storm.
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old RepublicWalkthrough/guide - IGNFAQs 19 September 2009 17:19 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: Original source]

[19] .Players will also have access to dozens of planets,[7] including Korriban, Ord Mantell, Nal Hutta, Tython,[21] Coruscant, [22] Balmorra,[23] Alderaan,[24] and Tatooine.^ Access the HoloNet records to research the history of Alderaan, and find out about the civil war consuming the planet!
  • Thoughtbludgeon Guild, Star Wars, The Old Republic 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC gaming.thoughtbludgeon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is based on the canonical male light side version of the game and assumes that the planets are visited in the order Dantooine , Tatooine , Kashyyyk , Manaan , then Korriban .
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ It also confirmed planets like Nal Hutta and Ord Mantell as well as twenty different species.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: General]

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Setting

.The Galactic Republic stood for generations as a bastion of peace in a galaxy of warring star systems.^ Star Wars Galaxies imploded, restored .
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic revealed - PC News at GameSpot 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Star Wars: The Old Republic Announced (PC) Confirming rumors, LucasArts and BioWare announced today they are working together again in a Star Wars title set 4,000 years before the rise of the Galactic Empire.
  • Star Wars: Old Republic announced for PC.(KOTOR 3) MMO!!! - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sadron played Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic on 04/JAN/10 “Got ahead but having problems in Vulkar base...
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Reviews, Experiences, Stories, News, Images | gamerDNA 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.gamerdna.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Protected by its stalwart Jedi guardians, the Republic held the greatest hope for the progress of civilization and galactic unity.^ It Got Worse : The first game ends with you having saved the Galactic Republic and the Jedi.
  • Knights Of The Old Republic - Television Tropes & Idioms 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ In slavery, she kept her memories about the Jedi as the guardians and the protectors of the innocent, hoping for a better life.
  • Star Wars - Knights of the Old Republic - Darth Revan (walkthrough) - PC Igre - vesti, opisi, šifre, screenshots, wallpapers 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.pcigre.com [Source type: General]

^ A slim hope shone for the Jedi and the Republic, Bastila Shan, a young Jedi who has mastered the rare art of Battle Mediation, which can turn the tides of the whole of a battle.
  • Star Wars - Knights of the Old Republic - Darth Revan (walkthrough) - PC Igre - vesti, opisi, šifre, screenshots, wallpapers 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.pcigre.com [Source type: General]

.Deep in unknown space, however, a mighty Sith Empire was forged, led by dark Sith Lords who dreamt of galactic domination and vengeance against their ancient Jedi enemies.^ Dark Jedi Robes to Sith robes .
  • Knights of the Old Republic 2 Mods, Knights of the Old Republic 2 Maps, Knights of the Old Republic 2 Downloads 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC knightsoftheoldrepublic.filefront.com [Source type: General]

^ Two Jedi, master Revan and his apprentice Malak, led the Republic's forces to victory and pursued the Mandalorians into deep space only to return as Dark Jedi at the head of a huge fleet of Sith warships.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (PC): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: PC: Video Games 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • http://www.xbox360gamereviews.co.uk/Reviews.aspx?a=3529 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.xbox360gamereviews.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Revan agreed and left her to confront his old friend and apprentice, now Dark Lord of the Sith—Malak.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - SWGames, the Star Wars Games Wiki 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC swgames.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.After centuries of preparation, the time came for the Sith to make their return.^ It takes time to set up since Ajur has to make many preparations, so you can raid the Sith military base while he's doing that.
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old RepublicWalkthrough/guide - IGNFAQs 19 September 2009 17:19 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It seemed that every time that the command of the fleet came up with a new strategy, the Sith fleet was there to counter it.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - SWGames, the Star Wars Games Wiki 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC swgames.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.With a massive fleet and an awe-inspiring army of fearless troops, the Sith Emperor launched a surprise assault, quickly capturing dozens of worlds in the Outer Rim, and sparking a war unlike any other in the galaxy’s history.^ A brutal war ensued, which saw the Sith's elite armies conquer dozens of worlds in the Outer Rim and sack the Republic's capital planet Coruscant.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic revealed - PC News at GameSpot 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ In the skies above the Outer Rim world of Taris, a Jedi battle fleet engages the forces of Darth Malak in a desperate effort to halt the Sith's galactic domination… Darth Malak KOTOR is set immediately following the a war between the Mandalorians and the Old Republic.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (video game) - giantbomb.com 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ Apparently, all of the evils of the Jedi Civil War were part of a gigantic master plan to save the galaxy from the True Sith Empire.
  • Knights Of The Old Republic - Television Tropes & Idioms 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

From the frozen wastes of Ilum to the desert plains of Dathomir, violent battles killed untold millions. .Despite its avowed neutrality, surface structures on the water-covered world of Manaan were completely destroyed, forcing the Selkath to retreat to their ocean underworld.^ Revan descended on the mercenaries and pirates with the full force of his flagship and small fleet as they destroyed the pirate fleet in their ships and sent dropships to clear the world of their unwelcome guests.
  • Knights of the Old Republic: Rise to Glory/3-4 – Star Wars Fanon – The Star Wars wiki of fan invention. 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC swfanon.wikia.com [Source type: Original source]

.Other star systems fared worse—some destroyed, others left uninhabitable.^ Before they crash, Carth manages to send the coordinates of the Star Forge to the Republic so that they can gather a fleet to destroy the Sith forces located in the system.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ As a result the outlying systems were left pretty much undefended, and pirates and other undesirables moved into the vaccuum.
  • [Wushu] Knights of the Old Republic: Defenders of the Peace - RPGnet Forums 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC forum.rpg.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The carnage concluded with the Sith Empire sacking the Republic's capital planet of Coruscant and forcing the Republic Senate into the controversial Treaty of Coruscant.^ Two Jedi, master Revan and his apprentice Malak, led the Republic's forces to victory and pursued the Mandalorians into deep space only to return as Dark Jedi at the head of a huge fleet of Sith warships.

^ A brutal war ensued, which saw the Sith's elite armies conquer dozens of worlds in the Outer Rim and sack the Republic's capital planet Coruscant.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic revealed - PC News at GameSpot 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Due to escalating tensions on the devastated, war-torn world of Balmorra, both the Sith Empire, and the Galactic Republic are looking for new recruits to ship out!
  • Thoughtbludgeon Guild, Star Wars, The Old Republic 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC gaming.thoughtbludgeon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the years since the treaty, fear and uncertainty have gripped the galaxy, enabling the Sith Emperor to pursue his own mysterious purposes while the Republic has made efforts to rebuild its infrastructure and adjust military priorities to the new galactic landscape.^ Due to escalating tensions on the devastated, war-torn world of Balmorra, both the Sith Empire, and the Galactic Republic are looking for new recruits to ship out!
  • Thoughtbludgeon Guild, Star Wars, The Old Republic 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC gaming.thoughtbludgeon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Enlisted as a Republic soldier, Revan is caught up in events that lead him to join the Jedi Order and travel the galaxy in search of the enigmatic Star Maps and to stop the efforts of the Sith Empire of the Star Forge .
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ You may as well say every effort made by Jedi/Republic to stop the Sith has been done in vain, because they eventually come back.
  • Knights of the Old Republic III: Revenge of the Lucas Legacy* | Seditious Literature | Hellforge | Forging a Passion for Video Games 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC hellforge.gameriot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Now, tensions between the Republic and the Empire are running high, and a series of border skirmishes and proxy wars have broken out, even on planets as historically peaceful as Alderaan.^ At the risk of hijacking this thread, the game is Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II with my laptop, which runs XP 32 bit pro.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - SlySoft Forum 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC forum.slysoft.com [Source type: General]

^ Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (PC) 4.4 out of 5 stars ( 82 ) 9.65 .
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - Sith Lords (PC): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (PC): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - Sith Lords (PC) 3.7 out of 5 stars ( 66 ) 10.62 .
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - Sith Lords (PC): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (PC): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

.The uneasy truce established by the Treaty of Coruscant is quickly tearing apart at the seams, and a return to all-out war has begun in all but official terms.^ Vrook informs her that her actions just caused an all out war.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 17 September 2009 20:41 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A new generation of heroes, both light and dark, emerges to face the difficulties of these chaotic times, and fight for the fate of the galaxy in this most desperate age.^ At the command center you'll either fight (Dark Side) some Sith Apprentices or (Light Side) Bastila.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - PC XBOX/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ For some reason beyond me, gaffi sticks are better against these guys than a lightsaber (and their attacks are more fierce than most of the Dark Jedi you will fight.
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old RepublicWalkthrough/guide - IGNFAQs 19 September 2009 17:19 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You will fight her several times as you try to convince her to return to the light side.
  • Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic Walkthrough 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

Plot

.The story takes place in the Star Wars fictional universe shortly after the establishment of a tenuous peace between the re-emergent Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic,[26] 300 years after the events of the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic games and more than 3,500 years before the events in the Star Wars films.^ Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (PC) 4.4 out of 5 stars ( 82 ) 9.65 .
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - Sith Lords (PC): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (PC): Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Bioware's innovative role-playing game, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, is finally here!
  • IGN: Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Cheats, Codes, Hints & Secrets for Xbox 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC cheats.ign.com [Source type: General]
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic - Xbox - Cheat Codes - GameSpy 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC cheats.gamespy.com [Source type: General]

^ Wookieepedia has a collection of audio files related to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic .
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[7][27] .The Jedi are held responsible for the success of the Sith and choose to relocate from Coruscant to Tython, where the Jedi order had been initially founded, to seek guidance from the Force.^ Anti Villain : Kreia , who, depending on interpretation, wanted to free the galaxy from the tyranny of the Force or to re-build the Jedi Order without the baggage of the past.
  • Knights Of The Old Republic - Television Tropes & Idioms 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ You are Revan...or you were Revan until the Jedi captured you after Malak fired upon your ship to destroy them and you in order to become the Master of the Sith.
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old RepublicWalkthrough/guide - IGNFAQs 19 September 2009 17:19 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He does this by draining the life force from the Jedi he has held in stasis chambers around the room.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - PC XBOX/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

[7][28] .The Sith control Korriban, where they re-established a Sith Academy.^ The Exile went to Korriban, the last world she needed to visit, in an effort to find Master Lonna Vash , in the Sith Academy, located in the Valley of the Dark Lords .
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 17 September 2009 20:41 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Meet Jordo who will talk about Dustil, Carth's son, in training at the Sith Academy on Korriban.
  • Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic Walkthrough 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ After they're dead, loot the remains and take the transport to the Sith Base.
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old RepublicWalkthrough/guide - IGNFAQs 19 September 2009 17:19 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: Original source]

[29] .The game begins as new conflicts arise.^ As the game begins, the interstellar Cold War is thawing, and players will find themselves at ground zero as a new conflict begins to flare up.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic revealed - PC News at GameSpot 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

[7]
.A collaborative effort between Bioware, Lucasarts and Dark Horse Comics has resulted in a webcomic entitled "Star Wars: The Old Republic: Threat of Peace", the purpose of which is to set up the story as the game opens.^ Notable Star Wars games.
  • Star Wars - Knights of the Old Republic - Darth Revan (walkthrough) - PC Igre - vesti, opisi, šifre, screenshots, wallpapers 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.pcigre.com [Source type: General]

^ Star Wars: The Old Republic BioWare and LucasArts reveal their top secret MMORPG. .
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic revealed - PC News at GameSpot 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ The best Star Wars games for fans!
  • Amazon.com: Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: PC: Video Games 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

Development

.The Old Republic marks BioWare's first entry into the MMORPG market,[26] and it will be the second Star Wars MMORPG after Star Wars Galaxies.^ Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #49 -- Demon part 3 .
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Vol. 3 -- Days of Fear, Nights of Anger TPB at TFAW.com 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.tfaw.com [Source type: General]
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #27--Vector part 3 at TFAW.com 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.tfaw.com [Source type: General]

^ Star Wars: The Old Republic BioWare and LucasArts reveal their top secret MMORPG. .
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic revealed - PC News at GameSpot 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic left .
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Bioware had long been interested in working on a MMORPG, but waited until they had "the right partners, the right team, and the right I.P."[7] A major focus in the game is on developing characters' individual stories[26] and, in October 2008, BioWare considered this game to have more story content than all of their other games combined.^ Other than that, the game is great.

^ Character development Have different characters focus on different abilities.
  • Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes for Xbox (XB) 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]

^ "We wanted to wait until we had the right partners, the right team, and the right IP." .
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic revealed - PC News at GameSpot 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

[7] .The writing team, which has been working on the game longer than any other developers,[17] includes 12 full-time writers, some of whom have worked on the project for more than two years.^ Following the glare, Revan saw two azure fires that unnerved him more than a thousand Basilisks.
  • Knights of the Old Republic: Rise to Glory/3-4 – Star Wars Fanon – The Star Wars wiki of fan invention. 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC swfanon.wikia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Satanboy (253169) writes: currently, I'm preparing for this MMO more than I have in the past.
  • Slashdot | BioWare Targeting Spring 2011 For Star Wars: The Old Republic Launch 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC slashdot.org [Source type: General]

^ He has all these years been sought by the same to finish work on a project that will allow Arkania's rulers to intimidate the Republic into submission.
  • Amazon.com: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Volume 3: Days of Fear, Nights of Anger (9781593078676): John Jackson Miller, Brian Ching, Dustin Weaver, Harvey Tolibao: Books 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

[7] .The game's first cinematic trailer, "Deceived," was shown at the Electronic Arts 2009 E3 Press Conference on June 1, 2009.[30] A public live demo was shown for the first time at the Gamescom.^ At E3 2009 , a cinematic trailer for the game was shown during EA's show.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The first game is practically a remake of the Original Trilogy with all the art based on the Prequel Trilogy.
  • Knights Of The Old Republic - Television Tropes & Idioms 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ While the first game tells the story of the Dark Lord at the time he lost his mind, the second game reveals some information about the fall to dark side of Revan.
  • Star Wars - Knights of the Old Republic - Darth Revan (walkthrough) - PC Igre - vesti, opisi, šifre, screenshots, wallpapers 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.pcigre.com [Source type: General]

[31] .On September 29, 2009, Bioware announced that they would be accepting applications for testers from the game community.^ Due to the complication of the genre, BioWare's games are not among the popular RPGs in the games community.
  • Star Wars - Knights of the Old Republic - Darth Revan (walkthrough) - PC Igre - vesti, opisi, šifre, screenshots, wallpapers 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.pcigre.com [Source type: General]

^ Bioware was occupied with producing Jade Empire and wanted to focus more on their original productions than licensed games, but they recommended Obsidian for KotOR's sequel.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Obsidian, the developers, were so annoyed about having to release an incomplete game that they offered to make a mass-content patch which would have restored it to it's planned glory.
  • Knights Of The Old Republic - Television Tropes & Idioms 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.Within minutes, the official website was down due to traffic, and Bioware announced shortly after that the site was being changed in order to accommodate the increase in visitors.^ "While we have not announced a specific date, we can confirm that we are targeting a spring 2011 release for Star Wars: The Old Republic," BioWare's Sean Dahlberg wrote on its official forums.
  • Thoughtbludgeon Guild, Star Wars, The Old Republic 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC gaming.thoughtbludgeon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ According to the game's producers, the change of developers was primarily due to BioWare's occupation with other titles, such as Jade Empire and Dragon Age .
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 17 September 2009 20:41 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 2008, Bioware officially announced that there was to be an MMORPG set in the KotOR universe/time period.
  • Knights Of The Old Republic - Television Tropes & Idioms 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.No date was given in regard to when the selected testers would be allowed to test the game.^ On October 21, 2008, Bioware and LucasArts officially announced Star Wars: The Old Republic , the much rumored KOTOR MMO. The game takes place 300 years after the original KOTOR. No release date has been given.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (video game) - giantbomb.com 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ UI is implemented) would allow the game to display as it did on XBox, especially for users using TVs as their display.
  • Problems with Knights of the Old Republic II Sith Lords - Page 2 - Rage3D Discussion Area 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC www.rage3d.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ MBGMorden (803437) writes: Having played those games back then, I personally would have given preference to X-Wing over Wing Commander 3.
  • Slashdot | BioWare Targeting Spring 2011 For Star Wars: The Old Republic Launch 2 February 2010 8:23 UTC slashdot.org [Source type: General]

Other media

A novelization related to the game written by Sean Williams[32] called "Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance" is scheduled to be released on July 27, 2010.[33]
.An internet comic produced by Dark Horse and written by The Old Republic developer Rob Chestney offers backstory to the game.^ Knights of the Old Republic (comics) .
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (comics) - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ In the following months, rumors persisted about the development of a new Knights of the Old Republic video game, spurred on by leaks from within BioWare [57] and LucasArts [58] and the registration of "Star Wars The Old Republic" [59] and "The Old Republic" [60] as LucasArts trademarks.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ According to these figures, Knights of the Old Republic is Dark Horse's third-best selling title, after Star Wars: Legacy (roughly 33,000 copies on average) and Conan (roughly 26,000 copies), with high consistency.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (comics) - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[34] .The story spans three decades from the signing of the Treaty of Coruscant to the events that start the game.^ As the game was canceled, all story, events, characters and places that were scheduled to appear in this game are considered to be non-canon.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ It might be hard, so save the game before you tell him you're ready to start the first race (there's three in all.
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old RepublicWalkthrough/guide - IGNFAQs 19 September 2009 17:19 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: Original source]

.The comic, titled Threat of Peace, is being released bi-monthly at present.^ In addition, Dark Horse Comics has begun releasing an online-only comic book series entitled Star Wars: The Old Republic, Threat of Peace based on the game, also covering its backstory and introducing some characters expected in the game.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: General]

See also

  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  • Star Wars Galaxies

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