1. "Every player will get his or her personal star ship."
2. "We want a player's ship to represent not only a right of passage in the game but also an expression of his or her personal style."
3. "These ships are important because they offer players a home to use as a base of operations from which to explore the galaxy."
1. "TOR players battle it out in War Zones."
2. "Players will experience fierce battles that evoke memories of famous Star Wars ground conflicts." (NOTE: Remember the Hoth planet reveal? THIS PROBABLY MEANS PVP INVOLVING VEHICLES.)
3. "Our first warzone will be on the planet Alderaan."
4. "Battle for glory and great rewards."
Those are verbatim quotes or just about.
GamesRadar wrote:We have to ignore the top of the hardcore,” says Walton, talking about those players who will simply ignore the story and min-max their way to the top end of the game. “We need to make a game that is accessible to the Star Wars fan, and the BioWare fan. Because really BioWare is a company that is about making a great RPG experience, not about making games for a hardcore MMO audience.
James Ohlen, lead designer wrote:MMOs are very slow-paced, it’s you versus one enemy, and you hit him fifteen times until he dies. That’s something we’ve consciously moved away from in Star Wars: The Old Republic. You’re fighting against multiple enemies, the action is fast-paced, there’s a lot more animations going on.
GamesRadar wrote:They want to reduce the grind – removing the tedious fetch 10 and kill 20 quests that plague the genre – and tie everything into their story
Star Wars: The Old Republic allows players to make moral choices, whether they are a Jedi serving the Republic or a Sith Warrior serving the Empire. The story of this character is written with the assumption that players will faithfully serve the Empire and perform their missions ruthlessly. However, there are many choices where players can choose to resist the temptations of the dark side and try to minimize the suffering that their missions might cause. Because the Sith Warrior is a servant of the Empire, he must perform his acts of compassion carefully. He might tell someone he was ordered to kill to get off-world and never return, thus completing his mission in the eyes of his master but without murdering someone who didn't particularly deserve it.
widowson wrote:Stupid names are especially inexcusable considering how easy it is to make your Star Wars name.
First 2 letters of first two names is Star Wars first name
First 3 letters of last name is Start Wars last name.
Barak Hussein Obama = Bahu Oba
George Herbert Bush = Gehe Bus
James Tiberius Kirk = Jati Kir
John Quincy Adams = Joqu Ada
I have yet to see it not work...