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Published on July 26th, 2011 | by Dan

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>Star Wars Devs Confident

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On the heels of what we here at KBMOD thought was a horrendous trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic, the developers say they want this game to last for “decades.” A few MMOs have done this, heck, WoW is going on 6 or 7 years. Everquest and Ultima Online are still going strong and they basically pioneered the genre.

That’s the difference here though. There was never what appeared to be a half-assed, poorly voice acted, graphics from 5 years ago trailer floating around the internet. those games are all well made, solid games. I want this game to succeed, let me be clear on that. When Star Wars: Galaxies first came out, it was a fantastic game until it was ruined by patches and years of awful decisions. It finally and mercifully died in the last couple months. EA and Bioware have been handed an opportunity to take the biggest fantasy world out there, the one that desperately needs an MMO and make it into something great. They have 19 worlds and now have announced plans to expand that to hundreds eventually, ala EVE Online.
So far, the trailer hasn’t instilled confidence. However, EA have spent a massive amount of money on this game though and you have to think that they will fix it and maybe hire real voice actors. Please for the sake of the Star Wars mythos and gamers world-wide, make this work. This could be an all-time great if done right. You have big plans, so please follow through with them. I’ve heard from someone who has played an early unreleased bit of the game, that it isn’t as bad as the trailer shows. Hopefully, this all adds up.
May the force be with you, Bioware.
Source: MaximumPC

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4 Responses to >Star Wars Devs Confident

  1. Paul says:

    >I remember looking at screens for this a year back and having my mind blown. That trailer then blew my mind again. In the worst way possible.

  2. Darbyothrill says:

    >Just don't think the trailer argument holds up, and UO and Star Wars were pretty rough when they first came out.

  3. Dex says:

    >ToR has way too much expectation for it to be the game that people want. It won't be a WoW killer and it may not even end up doing that well. There are just too many other things getting ready to dump all over the gaming market. This game will REALLY need to stand out, and I don't just mean with shitty voice acting.

    Also, I've already pre-ordered my copy. I want this game to be good, but after all of these years of waiting… I don't know that'll THAT good.

  4. Welshboy2142 says:

    >Having tested it myself over the last month, it really does not feel like an MMO, it feels more like an RPG with other people playing at the same time. The voice acting is good in it though

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