About Star Wars The Old Republic
More than 3,500 years before the events of the Star Wars movie there existed a universe with relative peace between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Star Wars the Old Republic takes players into a fictitious universe that creates a brand new experience for fans of the franchise. The game is a MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game, that was developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts and LucasArts. Gamers can take on the role of the Galactic Republic or as members of the Sith Empire. Players can advance by completing a mission, exploring new territory, or killing enemies. As a new level is acquired, new skills are taught to the player, which will aid them in their future missions. Several historic quests are also available that require cooperation between several players in the online world. A wide range of species is available for gamers to choose from such as Human, Twi’lek, Zabrak and Cyborg among others. Several different classes are also available which include Sith Warrior, Bounty Hunter, Jedi Knight, Trooper, and Imperial Agent among others. Each of the glasses gets their own starship with different weapons systems and maneuverability capabilities. The game offers a crafting system called Crew Skills that lets gamers choose five mates to accompany them on tasks in the realm. A monthly subscription is required to play the game. Following the launch of the game there were over 1.7 million subscribers, but as numbers decreased, EA launched a free to play option. A book describing the creation of the game was released in November of 2011, which also includes conceptual art and interviews with the team that developed the game.