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Old 23rd October 2008, 11:01 AM   #1
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Default STAR WARS - The Old Republic (Please read first post!)

STAR WARS - THE OLD REPUBLIC



This post has been reclaimed to provide information for new players on purchasing, servers, guilds, classes and any other information the community deems pertant to keep the thread focused on game discussion.

Purchasing

The game will not have an official release in Australia until the first week of March, 2012. There are a variety of different ways to import the game however.

Amazon - If you pay for quick shipping, you should be able to get it delivered in just under a week.

You can also use a US VPN to access Origin and purchase a copy through there, although there are many issues with credit cards/addresses, making it a very risky option but members have reported success with this too.

Servers

There are 4 "Unofficial" Oceanic servers that have been chosen by the community currently.

The Swiftsure and Wound in the Force are the two PVP servers, the former (Swiftsure) is easily the most popular. It also houses the official OCAU guild on the Republic faction.

Harbinger and Jekk'Jekk Tarr are the two PVE servers.

Guild

The official OCAU guild is run by me28791 (Jarrol) and is hosted on Swiftsure, Republic faction.

The following members can invite: Synergy, Jarrol, Haxman, Skorpina. If these members are not online, please post in the thread requesting. Any OCAU member is welcome.

There are no raiding schedules or rules, just be kind, help one another and remember that it is a casual guild - there are many hardcore ones out there if you prefer.

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Please register yourself here so other players can find you.
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Old 23rd October 2008, 11:13 AM   #2
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SWG really did make you feel like you were nothing special than just another person going about his daily routine in the Star War universe.
I actually liked that about the game. Seemed appropriate.

Mixed reactions to this coming out. The art style seems... almost cartoony.
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Old 23rd October 2008, 11:18 AM   #3
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SWG really did make you feel like you were nothing special than just another person going about his daily routine in the Star War universe.
Sorry to break it to you, but in an MMO, you AREN'T anything special, this will be no different. I can understand how being 'THE' jedi in an RPG might make you feel special. Being one of 5000 jedi on any one server at any one time certainly won't.
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Old 23rd October 2008, 11:52 AM   #4
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From the looks of a few of the screen shots, they are trying to capture the cartoony feel of the Clone Wars movie/tv series. I'm interested in this, but I wont be holding my breath.
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Old 23rd October 2008, 12:43 PM   #5
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OH YES! The gaming industried worst kept secret is now offical.


Star Wars: The Old Republic, the new game is the first MMO for BioWare and the second Star Wars MMO for LucasArts.



Looks like they are addressing a lot of problems that they had with SWG. SWG really did make you feel like you were nothing special than just another person going about his daily routine in the Star War universe.
Also with the fact that there is not much material out there for KOTOR. It's only 2 games and 2 comic books series, this does mean that the writers for the game does have alot creative freedom on what can and can not happen with out really screwing up a rather well laid out continuity.

Anyways, I am look forward to this game when it comes out.
That's the point of SWG. It's up to you what role you want to play. If you want to play the hero that fights in the GCW then you can but on the other hand if you want to play the role of the merchant you see roaming around in the background of the movies then you're free to do that too.
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Sorry to break it to you, but in an MMO, you AREN'T anything special, this will be no different. I can understand how being 'THE' jedi in an RPG might make you feel special. Being one of 5000 jedi on any one server at any one time certainly won't.
The thing about the timeline in the old republic is that there WERE thousands of jedi.


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Old 29th January 2009, 2:53 PM   #7
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From the looks of a few of the screen shots, they are trying to capture the cartoony feel of the Clone Wars movie/tv series. I'm interested in this, but I wont be holding my breath.
I thought the CGI style really suited the Old Republic SW much better - it was much more quirky and "fun" that the original SW world - everything from the ships, technology and aliens look much better in CGI
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This will be my last hope of a MMO, since wow aint ruling my life now..

Looks good, cant wait
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Old 27th February 2009, 9:19 PM   #9
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Thumbs up SW TOR!

I'm so looking forward to this game! I hope it's out by year's end!

Been hanging out for a KOTOR 3 for ages but this will have as much content to cover 3-10 so It'll pass with flying colours!

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Old 23rd March 2009, 6:48 PM   #10
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The thing about the timeline in the old republic is that there WERE thousands of jedi.
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class balance better be very good.... though i guess a fresh jedi wouldn't be much more powerful than anyone else.. where a top bounty hunter could go against a real jedi :/


hope this turns out as good as it looks
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The first playable class has been revealed - Bounty Hunter
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as long is its not published or distributed by SOE

it will do well
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Will there be PvP? I never got a chance to play SWG.
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Will there be PvP? I never got a chance to play SWG.
My guess is there will. All the mmo games have it...wow, eve, war etc...
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