MMOs 2012-2014 Analysis...

The last three years in MMORPG land were filled with attempts to reinvent the wheel, with titles that were supposed to make us fall in love again with the genre. There was WildStar, Elder Scrolls Online, ArcheAge and many more – but while most of them only ended up partly successful...
Jan 13, 2015

Star Wars the Old Repub...

Next week, as long predicted, Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) will go free to play (F2P). Gamers around the Web are split on this decision, though most welcome the idea of F2P in general, they are not happy with the way BioWare plans to implement it in SWTOR.  So is the introduction...
Nov 9, 2012

EA Blames Casual Player...

Electronic Arts has blamed casual players for the sudden drop-off in subscribers to Star Wars: The Old Republic.  They’re right on the money, but are missing one valuable piece of information.. those casual players were what the game was aiming for in the first place. As of the...
May 20, 2012

SWTOR: Defeating Gharj ...

If you’re a Star Wars: The Old Republic player, then you’ve likely heard of, confronted, or are wondering how to defeat Gharj, the second boss in the Nightmare Eternity Vault.  He is one of the most difficult (and fun) bosses in SWTOR and certainly one that receives more...
Apr 25, 2012

What’s In the SWT...

Star Wars: the Old Republic has been open to the public since just before Christmas and is one of the most talked about and played games in current MMOs.  As with all new games, of course, it’s going to have growing pains.  Usually this means relatively rapid updates in the...
Jan 19, 2012

SWTOR Sees First Major ...

Star Wars: The Old Republic has only been online for a couple of weeks, but the game saw a major stepping stone this past weekend.  An unspecified number of SWTOR accounts were disciplined, including some being forever suspended from the game, for a loot exploit in the game. The...
Jan 2, 2012

SWTOR: Space Combat How...

Star Wars: The Old Republic has officially launched today and players are about to experience something that’s been relatively unusual in sci-fi MMO RPGs: space combat.  The SWTOR system for combat in the wild black yonder is focused on pure Star Wars action – as it should...
Dec 20, 2011

Star Wars: The Old Repu...

[Looking for a guide on items? We’re now offering a SWTOR Guide that has an extensive section on equipment.] The item mod system in Star Wars: The Old Republic is complex.  Even players who spent a lot of time in the game’s beta phase don’t really fully understand it. ...
Dec 15, 2011

Star Wars: The Old Repu...

BioWare has announced that players wishing to pre-load Star Wars: The Old Republic may begin doing so now.  All players, including those who participated in the public betas, will have to update their clients in order to play the game upon launch.  This update, however, is only a patch...
Dec 9, 2011

Star Wars: The Old Repu...

Electronic Arts has revealed some interesting numbers for this last round of beta testing.  The numbers show two things: the game is definitely going to be popular and Star Wars: The Old Republic may actually be a profitable venture for its owners. The beta test weekend event had over 2...
Dec 8, 2011

Basics of SWTOR Legacy ...

[Update 2011-12-21: Killer Guides now also provides an in-depth guide to Star Wars: The Old Republic that provides some nifty tricks and other details about the game.] The Legacy System for Star Wars: The Old Republic has been superficially revealed by the developers.  They provide...
Nov 22, 2011

SWTOR Playable Demo at ...

With recent news abuzz that Bioware and Electronic Arts may forego an open beta testing phase for its highly anticipated Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR), critics and gamers alike are concerned that a preview will not be available before the game’s launch. It was recently...
Jul 12, 2011