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The Old Republic's New Trailer Shows Old Friends

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Heeeeeeeeeee's baaaaaaack!

For PC gaming Star Wars fans, it doesn't really get much better than the Knights of the Old Republic.

Now BioWare is working on an MMO based off the Old Republic – hopefully making the next big MMO cash cow to follow in the footsteps of wow.

Just released is this new trailer showing off some gameplay and conversation clips… with a pleasant surprise at the end.

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    EXT64 , September 9, 2010 12:15 PM
    Release a non-MMO version, then I'll be interested. Not saying they didn't do a great job with this (in fact since they did a good job it is even more painful), but MMO's and their pay scheme just aren't my thing.
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    mattclary , September 9, 2010 12:42 PM
    I also don't like the rental payments on an MMO, but this is tempting. My problem is I only have time to play infrequently, so not sure if I can justify spending ~$12 per month and only be able to play 3-4 hours in that time frame.
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    jefe323 , September 9, 2010 12:14 PM
    oh snap...hello darth revan

    too bad this game is an mmo; i might have gotten it if it was an rpg like swkotor
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    jefe323 , September 9, 2010 12:14 PM
    oh snap...hello darth revan

    too bad this game is an mmo; i might have gotten it if it was an rpg like swkotor
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    EXT64 , September 9, 2010 12:15 PM
    Release a non-MMO version, then I'll be interested. Not saying they didn't do a great job with this (in fact since they did a good job it is even more painful), but MMO's and their pay scheme just aren't my thing.
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    insider3 , September 9, 2010 12:28 PM
    I like what you did with the title there.
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    jedi940 , September 9, 2010 12:32 PM
    I agree, I would prefer a non-mmo. I understand that mmo's need a pay structure and that is fine, however, I don't like to pay. That is my own personal preference. Also, my attention span isn't long enough to play the same game for weeks and weeks. I usually tank through about half an RPG, then I won't finish it for another year.
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    Sykar , September 9, 2010 12:40 PM
    Yay! I loved HK-47!
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    mattclary , September 9, 2010 12:42 PM
    I also don't like the rental payments on an MMO, but this is tempting. My problem is I only have time to play infrequently, so not sure if I can justify spending ~$12 per month and only be able to play 3-4 hours in that time frame.
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    IWC Member 23495867 , September 9, 2010 1:05 PM
    And this is why I'm building a new PC within the year. This game will rock!
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    Stifle , September 9, 2010 1:06 PM
    I have found that strong story lines are hard to come by in MMORPGs. There is too much emphasis on balancing and not enough backstory and engaging content for the most part.

    On a different note, who let the dark elf into old republic?
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    SirGCal , September 9, 2010 1:12 PM
    I've been wanting another good MMO. Just hope this doesn't turn out to be another 'Galaxies' tragedy.
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    FattyBeef , September 9, 2010 1:18 PM
    It isnt an MMO. Its an RPG with multi player stuff built in that will generate a huge pile of money in reoccuring revenue.

    8 classes. 8 story lines. 30 hours (judging by ME2 and DA:o ) about 8 months of game play unless youre in college then maybe only 4.

    $60.00 out of the box, assume $15.00/month = $200.00 for what we are assuming are the single player arcs in the first 3 quarters after release. Throw in the stupid micro transactions they are going to offer and maxing out character levels and you have one real big pile of money...

    Real big... the Joker lighting it on fire big...
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    benfea , September 9, 2010 1:31 PM
    I can see not wanting to play MMORPGs because they are inherently designed to be far more addictive than other kinds of games. I can see not wanting to play MMORPGs because they are by their nature highly repetitive. I can see not wanting to play MMORPGs because that means playing alongside random strangers, most of whom are jerks.

    But not wanting to play MMORPGs just because of the pricing structure is simply silly. The volume of content delivered by a typical MMORPG simply dwarfs the quantity of content in a standalone game, and most MMORPGs continue delivering new content after the game is released (and I am not referring to expansion packs). The monthly fee is more than justified as you are getting your money's worth out of the deal.

    A good MMORPG will interest you for a year or two. During that time, you will be buying far fewer other games, so the cost really works out to be similar to what you are already paying, unless you are a very casual gamer.
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    webbwbb , September 9, 2010 1:36 PM
    Aww man! When I saw the subtitle I was hoping they included Leeroy in the trailer....
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    Nightsilver , September 9, 2010 1:50 PM
    What a surprise, the actual gameplay still looks "stop-go", clunky and unappealing. Extremely disappointed, I will probably not buy this. The original trailer definitely got my attention, as did the subsequent one, but the actual gameplay footage just doesn't live up to the hype. Good try BioWare, I guess.
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    coleipoo , September 9, 2010 2:28 PM
    Give me KOTOR 3 with Mass Effect 2's engine.
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    ares1214 , September 9, 2010 2:38 PM
    Sigh...MMO...biggest disappointment when i heard a while back. PLEASE MAKE A NON MMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I DIDNT PLAY WoW FOR A REASON!!!!
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    spectrewind , September 9, 2010 2:46 PM
    EXT64Release a non-MMO version, then I'll be interested. Not saying they didn't do a great job with this (in fact since they did a good job it is even more painful), but MMO's and their pay scheme just aren't my thing.


    No kidding... I still don't accept the idea of repeatedly "paying rent" for something I had to buy off the shelf to begin with.

    Seeing games like WOW look interesting, although I reject the business model.
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    CoryInJapan , September 9, 2010 3:53 PM
    EXT64Release a non-MMO version, then I'll be interested. Not saying they didn't do a great job with this (in fact since they did a good job it is even more painful), but MMO's and their pay scheme just aren't my thing.


    I was about to say the same thing.I love kotor and I hate that they just had to go and make they're next iteration an MMO...Yes...it hurts a lot, because it actually looks like a really good game.
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    partytime , September 9, 2010 4:10 PM
    benfeaI can see not wanting to play MMORPGs because they are inherently designed to be far more addictive than other kinds of games. I can see not wanting to play MMORPGs because they are by their nature highly repetitive. I can see not wanting to play MMORPGs because that means playing alongside random strangers, most of whom are jerks.But not wanting to play MMORPGs just because of the pricing structure is simply silly. The volume of content delivered by a typical MMORPG simply dwarfs the quantity of content in a standalone game, and most MMORPGs continue delivering new content after the game is released (and I am not referring to expansion packs). The monthly fee is more than justified as you are getting your money's worth out of the deal.A good MMORPG will interest you for a year or two. During that time, you will be buying far fewer other games, so the cost really works out to be similar to what you are already paying, unless you are a very casual gamer.



    Dude, whatever you need to tell yourself to justify it...
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    zak_mckraken , September 9, 2010 4:16 PM
    I know my comment will go unheard, but to all those who don't lile MMO's simpy because they have to "pay to play", let me tell you this... again : World of Warcraft, as an example, costs between 13-15$ a month to play, depending on your payment plan. I bought, played and enjoyed Mafia II earlier this month. 60$ for what... 20 hours? I'm not saying it's a ripoff, it's a great game. But saying that paying a fixed amount per month for hours of enjoyment, provided you like the game, is a bad business model is plain stupid.
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