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KotOR MMO Announcement Announced?

SephurSephur Registered User regular
edited December 2008 in Games and Technology
http://www.joystiq.com/2008/10/07/lucasarts-bioware-unveiling-new-game-oct-21/

There is no thread about this?

A good SW MMO could be right around the proverbial corner!

This could be huge!

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    KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    There used to be a good Star Wars MMO.


    Then the dirty old man touched it in its private square and it's never been the same.

    As long as SOE don't get a hold on this one I have high hopes.

    I'd still prefer just KOTOR 3

    Written by Chris Avellone.

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    ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I thought the KoTOR MMO was officially announced a while ago?

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    Metal Gear Solid 2 DemoMetal Gear Solid 2 Demo Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I thought the KoTOR MMO was officially announced a while ago?

    It was slipped out by a CEO by mistake, so yeah it was confirmed a bit ago but not officially announced

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    MorninglordMorninglord I'm tired of being Batman, so today I'll be Owl.Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    It'd be interesting to see Bioware's take on an MMO, to be honest.

    And I mean, it solves the Jedi balance problem.

    Everybody and their dog was a jedi back then.*

    If they do it right it could be like outcast multiplayer but as an rpg and with no stupid shit like DFA.

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    tyrannustyrannus i am not fat Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    i wonder how they'll react to obsidian's glorious retconning of revan in this game

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    JohnHamJohnHam Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I just got a used copy of Jade Empire, because after KotOR, KotOR 2, and Mass Effect, I'm about ready to start calling BioWare BonerWare.

    I've only just started and the battle system is pretty fun. I can't wait to sink more hours into this nonsense!

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    MorninglordMorninglord I'm tired of being Batman, so today I'll be Owl.Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    tyrannus wrote: »
    i wonder how they'll react to obsidian's glorious retconning of revan in this game

    Set it before that.

    It just says Knights of the Old Republic.

    Not, Knights of the Old Republic at the same time as our prevoius KotOR game.

    Imagine if this is set during that Sith war that is well before kotor 1 with thousands of Sith versus the jedi.

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    SpawnbrokerSpawnbroker Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    JohnHam wrote: »
    I just got a used copy of Jade Empire, because after KotOR, KotOR 2, and Mass Effect, I'm about ready to start calling BioWare BonerWare.

    I've only just started and the battle system is pretty fun. I can't wait to sink more hours into this nonsense!

    Jade empire is one of those vastly underappreciated games that more people need to play. It was amazing, everything I could ask for a western RPG in an eastern setting.

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    SephurSephur Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    tyrannus wrote: »
    i wonder how they'll react to obsidian's glorious retconning of revan in this game

    Set it before that.

    It just says Knights of the Old Republic.

    Not, Knights of the Old Republic at the same time as our prevoius KotOR game.

    Imagine if this is set during that Sith war that is well before kotor 1 with thousands of Sith versus the jedi.

    It actually doesn't even say that.

    Apparently, Lucasfilm recently trademarked Star Wars: The Old Republic and variants on that.

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    JohnHamJohnHam Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    JohnHam wrote: »
    I just got a used copy of Jade Empire, because after KotOR, KotOR 2, and Mass Effect, I'm about ready to start calling BioWare BonerWare.

    I've only just started and the battle system is pretty fun. I can't wait to sink more hours into this nonsense!

    Jade empire is one of those vastly underappreciated games that more people need to play. It was amazing, everything I could ask for a western RPG in an eastern setting.

    I'm not even truly through the tutorial, but the depth of the world they created is pretty impressive so far. At least conceptually.

    And the fighting system seems to be really really good so far, I'm trying to focus on magic stuff, bu I'm not even sure what that means in the context of the fighting system. Right now I am just kicking ghosts in the face.

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    MorninglordMorninglord I'm tired of being Batman, so today I'll be Owl.Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Sephur wrote: »
    tyrannus wrote: »
    i wonder how they'll react to obsidian's glorious retconning of revan in this game

    Set it before that.

    It just says Knights of the Old Republic.

    Not, Knights of the Old Republic at the same time as our prevoius KotOR game.

    Imagine if this is set during that Sith war that is well before kotor 1 with thousands of Sith versus the jedi.

    It actually doesn't even say that.

    Apparently, Lucasfilm recently trademarked Star Wars: The Old Republic and variants on that.

    Really?

    That's even better. The old republic went on for like thousands of years. Plenty of scope.

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    JohnHamJohnHam Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Also; I want to be a Jawa. If this is not supported, I will eat my own cock.

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    MorninglordMorninglord I'm tired of being Batman, so today I'll be Owl.Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    JohnHam wrote: »
    Also; I want to be a Jawa. If this is not supported, I will eat my own cock.

    Jawas?

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    NATIKNATIK DenmarkRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    That's even better. The old republic went on for like thousands of years. Plenty of scope.

    Something like 25,000 years, so yes there is amazing amounts of potential placement for a good story somewhere in there.

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    DysonDyson Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Lets hope this one doesn't get bungled like SWG was by SOE. Although to be fair, that game was rushed and crap from the beginning probably due to trying to rake in that cash early.

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    MorninglordMorninglord I'm tired of being Batman, so today I'll be Owl.Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Not really.

    The skill system from SWG was unique and interesting.

    Then they shat on it instead of fixing all the broken stuff around it.

    I don't think I'll ever really understand why they thought that was a good idea, other than as a classic case of developer completely losing confidence in their own ideas.

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    randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Sephur wrote: »
    tyrannus wrote: »
    i wonder how they'll react to obsidian's glorious retconning of revan in this game

    Set it before that.

    It just says Knights of the Old Republic.

    Not, Knights of the Old Republic at the same time as our prevoius KotOR game.

    Imagine if this is set during that Sith war that is well before kotor 1 with thousands of Sith versus the jedi.

    It actually doesn't even say that.

    Apparently, Lucasfilm recently trademarked Star Wars: The Old Republic and variants on that.

    Really?

    That's even better. The old republic went on for like thousands of years. Plenty of scope.
    Hold on hold on...

    LucasFILM?! Dear god if Lucasfilm trademarked Old Republic then my dreams of a Kotor movie might come true! Oh man!




    Also this will be better then SWG because SOE will never be involved with it after Lucasarts got pissed at them for fucking over SWG.

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    The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    The second ever PA podcast discusses this very game back in March 2006.

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    randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    The second ever PA podcast discusses this very game back in March 2006.
    Well the pictures do talk about the game rumored for years.

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    MorninglordMorninglord I'm tired of being Batman, so today I'll be Owl.Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Lucas apparently quite likes what he's seen of the giant history other people created for him, although he hasn't read most of it, so he might even mess around with it some more.

    He's a pretty reasonable guy about it all really.

    I want to see Exar Kun.

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    randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Lucas apparently quite likes what he's seen of the giant history other people created for him, although he hasn't read most of it, so he might even mess around with it some more.

    He's a pretty reasonable guy about it all really.

    I want to see Exar Kun.
    I'd rather see Revan.

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    MorninglordMorninglord I'm tired of being Batman, so today I'll be Owl.Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Lucas apparently quite likes what he's seen of the giant history other people created for him, although he hasn't read most of it, so he might even mess around with it some more.

    He's a pretty reasonable guy about it all really.

    I want to see Exar Kun.
    I'd rather see Revan.

    Why not both. Not at the same time obviously.

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    harvestharvest By birthright, a stupendous badass.Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I can see it now: a horde of low-level hobo-Jedi facing off against errant droids and bandits.

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    KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Hold on hold on...

    LucasFILM?! Dear god if Lucasfilm trademarked Old Republic then my dreams of a Kotor movie might come true! Oh man!




    Also this will be better then SWG because SOE will never be involved with it after Lucasarts got pissed at them for fucking over SWG.

    Because the last 4 Star Wars movies have been so good.

    Maybe if Lucas butted out and let Avellone write it.

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    Dr. Phibbs McAtheyDr. Phibbs McAthey Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I recently started a trial of SWG because I figured, hey, it can't be that bad, can it? Yes. Yes it can.

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    ZerokkuZerokku Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Khavall wrote: »
    Hold on hold on...

    LucasFILM?! Dear god if Lucasfilm trademarked Old Republic then my dreams of a Kotor movie might come true! Oh man!




    Also this will be better then SWG because SOE will never be involved with it after Lucasarts got pissed at them for fucking over SWG.

    Because the last 4 Star Wars movies have been so good.

    Maybe if Lucas butted out and let Avellone write it.

    Don't forget Lucas' atrocity that was indiana jones 4 >.<

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    NerfThatManNerfThatMan Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I just want one thing:

    To be a Rodian bounty hunter.

    Don't give me any of this Jedi/Sith shit, hand me a crappy blaster pistol and point me in the direction of someone who will probably shoot first.

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    Beren39Beren39 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I just want a single player continuation made by Bioware. Let me be the first to say, screw an MMO.

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    ThetherooThetheroo Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    tyrannus wrote: »
    i wonder how they'll react to obsidian's glorious retconning of revan in this game

    Revan wasn't really retconned, just shoved in the back for KOTOR 3.

    Which we still better be getting.

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    KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Maybe they'll realize that Obsidians Revan was like 70 billion times cooler than theirs.

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    MorninglordMorninglord I'm tired of being Batman, so today I'll be Owl.Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Zerokku wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    Hold on hold on...

    LucasFILM?! Dear god if Lucasfilm trademarked Old Republic then my dreams of a Kotor movie might come true! Oh man!




    Also this will be better then SWG because SOE will never be involved with it after Lucasarts got pissed at them for fucking over SWG.

    Because the last 4 Star Wars movies have been so good.

    Maybe if Lucas butted out and let Avellone write it.

    Don't forget Lucas' atrocity that was indiana jones 4 >.<

    Don't start.

    IJ4 was classic indiana jones, classic to the genre, and against what you all remembered it as.

    I recently watched the IJ films before going to see 4 and it was fantastic because I wasn't going on distorted nostalgia.

    I liked ep 3 and most of the actual jedi stuff in 1 and 2 that didn't involve Hayden trying to portray emotion.
    It was like watching a robot swap happy sad smiley faces in a caricature of human expression.

    And you know Jar Jar. Although my gf likes Jar Jar. We have a fundamental disconnect there. If he wasn't in 1 I would have loved that film so much.

    I feel this is a good time to remember something.

    I picked up this horrible, horrible, manganized book of Episode 1.
    Everybody had these giant anime eyes and ugh god.

    Except, Quigon was exactly the same. You can't actually caricature Liam Neeson, he already is.

    It was very droll.

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    DragkoniasDragkonias That Guy Who Does Stuff You Know, There. Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Khavall wrote: »
    Maybe they'll realize that Obsidians Revan was like 70 billion times cooler than theirs.

    Really need to play this extended version of KotOR 2 that you guys played, because I really didn't notice too many of these awesome changes in the original.

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    TerrendosTerrendos Decorative Monocle Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    *drops to his knees*
    Nooooooooo!
    *sounds of metal being twisted and shorn*

    I swore off MMOs after getting lost in WoW for a year. If this is a legitimate sequel to KotOR 2 (one of my favorite RPGs ever) then I might have to break my promise. My only hope is that there's going to be a KotOR 3 and I won't have to give up all my friends again.

    And I thought I was doing such a good job staying away from WAR.

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    Beren39Beren39 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    Maybe they'll realize that Obsidians Revan was like 70 billion times cooler than theirs.

    Really need to play this extended version of KotOR that you guys played, because I really didn't notice too many of these awesome changes in the original.

    Ya this, as I recall, you didn't see too much of dear old Revan. Something about exploring lost space?

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    KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Beren39 wrote: »
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    Maybe they'll realize that Obsidians Revan was like 70 billion times cooler than theirs.

    Really need to play this extended version of KotOR that you guys played, because I really didn't notice too many of these awesome changes in the original.

    Ya this, as I recall, you didn't see too much of dear old Revan. Something about exploring lost space?

    http://fromearth.net/LetsPlay/KOTOR%202/


    Read it right the fuck now.

    Trust me, you'll be glad you did.

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    ZerokkuZerokku Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Zerokku wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    Hold on hold on...

    LucasFILM?! Dear god if Lucasfilm trademarked Old Republic then my dreams of a Kotor movie might come true! Oh man!




    Also this will be better then SWG because SOE will never be involved with it after Lucasarts got pissed at them for fucking over SWG.

    Because the last 4 Star Wars movies have been so good.

    Maybe if Lucas butted out and let Avellone write it.

    Don't forget Lucas' atrocity that was indiana jones 4 >.<

    Don't start.

    IJ4 was classic indiana jones, classic to the genre, and against what you all remembered it as.

    I recently watched the IJ films before going to see 4 and it was fantastic because I wasn't going on distorted nostalgia.

    I liked ep 3 and most of the actual jedi stuff in 1 and 2 that didn't involve Hayden trying to portray emotion.
    It was like watching a robot swap happy sad smiley faces in a caricature of human expression.

    And you know Jar Jar. Although my gf likes Jar Jar. We have a fundamental disconnect there.

    2 and 3 could have been redeemable in my opinion if hayden wasn't such a god-awful actor. Lucas' writing was bad, but the mixture of bad writing and bad acting sent it over the top.

    On indiana jones, I didn't see the first three until the week before 4's release, so it wasn't any nostalgia that was clouding my opinion =P

    It's just that I couldn't take the movie seriously. Sure indiana jones has always been a little campy, but hiding in a fridge to survive a nuclear explosion, swinging on vines like tarzan with monkeys that have the same ridiculous hairstyle as the character, and...
    Aliens?... Seriously?

    I didn't think that last twist fit at all as the first 3 movies all centered around the occult. It just didn't feel like indiana jones to me.

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    randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Khavall wrote: »
    Beren39 wrote: »
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    Maybe they'll realize that Obsidians Revan was like 70 billion times cooler than theirs.

    Really need to play this extended version of KotOR that you guys played, because I really didn't notice too many of these awesome changes in the original.

    Ya this, as I recall, you didn't see too much of dear old Revan. Something about exploring lost space?

    http://fromearth.net/LetsPlay/KOTOR%202/


    Read it right the fuck now.

    Trust me, you'll be glad you did.
    Yeah. Seriously do it now. Your mind will be blown.

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    Beren39Beren39 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Khavall wrote: »
    Beren39 wrote: »
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    Maybe they'll realize that Obsidians Revan was like 70 billion times cooler than theirs.

    Really need to play this extended version of KotOR that you guys played, because I really didn't notice too many of these awesome changes in the original.

    Ya this, as I recall, you didn't see too much of dear old Revan. Something about exploring lost space?

    http://fromearth.net/LetsPlay/KOTOR%202/


    Read it right the fuck now.

    Trust me, you'll be glad you did.

    Shit, I missed a lot, looks like it's time to dig this series out again.

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    DragkoniasDragkonias That Guy Who Does Stuff You Know, There. Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Is that the FAQ about all the stuff that was taken out of the game? Or is it like a player's perspective on the game?

    Either way, I found the part about Revan so I'll skip to that one.

    *Edit: Oh yeah...Revan knew some shit was about to go down so he was trying to amass a fleet large enough to defend against it.

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    ThetherooThetheroo Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Khavall wrote: »
    Beren39 wrote: »
    Dragkonias wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    Maybe they'll realize that Obsidians Revan was like 70 billion times cooler than theirs.

    Really need to play this extended version of KotOR that you guys played, because I really didn't notice too many of these awesome changes in the original.

    Ya this, as I recall, you didn't see too much of dear old Revan. Something about exploring lost space?

    http://fromearth.net/LetsPlay/KOTOR%202/


    Read it right the fuck now.

    Trust me, you'll be glad you did.

    Agreed, an excellent LP.

    About KOTOR 2, as a whole I thought I didn't enjoy it as much as KOTOR 1, but I thought it was a much better game. Maybe it's because I have a huge hard-on for Chris Avellone, and there is so much potential for KOTOR 3 to be great. I seriously hope Obsidian makes it eventually.

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