September 18th, 2011 by Vera Cannon
A very controversial topic that has come up and discussed in much detail is the story of “Same-Sex Relations” in SWTOR MMO. This latest issue has been a big concern for many gamers who favor the notion or disapprove of this action. Nevertheless, Bioware initially stated that gamers would only be able to experience mixed-gender romantic relations but after many cries from the fans,Bioware decided to add it in.
Newsrama is reporting that Bioware has heard the cries of a thousand fan voices and has been more than willing to add in same-sex romance. They wrote “BioWare originally announced that players and their companions in “Star Wars: The Old Republic” would only be able to experience mixed-gender romantic relationships. After many inquiries from fans asking the developer to explain the decision, earlier this week a new forum post by Stephen Reid, the senior online community manager for the game, showed up on the company’s official website announcing that those fans had been heard and same-sex romance will be added to the game.”
Bioware has issued this statement to all fans:
“Due to the design constraints of a fully voiced MMO of this scale and size, many choices had to be made as to the launch and post-launch feature set. Same gender romances with companion characters in ‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’ will be a post-launch feature. Because ‘The Old Republic’ is an MMO, the game will live on through content expansions which allow us to include content and features that could not be included at launch, including the addition of more companion characters who will have additional romance options.”
So, tell us what you think!
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August 8th, 2011 by Jack Matthews
As SWTOR release date is slowly coming and hoepfully just round the corner, let’s have a look at Star Wars: The Old Republic pre-order numbers which have become quite interesting. Thanks to VGChartz and their data regarding pre-orders of Americas Preorders Chart, 6 August 2011.
Here are America’s pre-order numbers for Star Wars: The Old Republic in the week of August 6, 2011.
Title: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Weeks Until Release: N/A
Change from Last Week: 97,322
June 29th, 2011 by Lavi Lee
Ready your lightsabers for the most amazing and still highly anticipated game of the year, Star Wars the Old Republic. Electronic Arts and Bioware are still silent as the the SWTOR release date but details to the game are slowly being revealed, quenching the game-hungry gamers thirst for this grand mmorpg.
SWTOR Beta participants has shot over the roof, the sheer numbers of applicants have blown this game away and numerous amounts of gamers finally have had hands on experience of the game at E3.
Frank Gibeau, EA Games head had a chat with Industrygamers recently to discuss events regarding their developments costs of the game SWTOR and the content that gamers will be enjoying soon enough. While the figures for development costs were not revealed by Gibeau, estimates of the costs have been massive. Gibeau states clearly that this investment in time and especially money has been worth it as the game contains over 200 hours of gameplay for each class. This 200 hours is only for one of the each six available classes and not including the crafting, raids and multiplayer. Be prepared to be immersed in this gigantic game.
Gibeau also confidently expects that Star Wars the Old Republic will do what no other mmorpg has done, and that is to ‘transport fans to another galaxy’, providing the best experience possible even though the game had been so expensive to produce.
With Origin being the online service EA has selected to deliver SWTOR and help on the launch of a new digital storefront, Gibeau tipped gamers off that there will be in the future special and exclusive content. Gibeau hopes that Origin has the potential of covering a wider and new range of audience which will help return some of the huge investments they have made in the game – mainly investments in the expansive class-system and amazing cinematics. Over thousands of hours worth of playtime, it seems like SWTOR will have what it takes to be the mmo of the next century.
SWTOR Release date: expected to released sometime next year only on the PC
Looking for more advanced content? Check out this SWTOR Guide which comes highly recommended.
June 23rd, 2011 by Marcus
Rumors of SWTOR being released in September are being tossed around everywhere, getting everyones immediate attention. Whether it is true or false, the hype has never been greater. EA has been reluctant to give the public a release date just yet with many claims but ShopTo has no fear, even going so far as to list in their website that the game will be released this September 9th. The listing has since mysteriously changed back to TBC.
SWTOR beta has been ope for quite some time already and you can sign up at their official SWTOR website.