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Old 10-23-2008, 03:24 PM   #1
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The Old Republic Unveiled: Overview, space combat

Massively and the Joystiq network had a man on the ground at Tuesday's unveiling of Star Wars: The Old Republic. They sorted the chaff from the wheat, and now they are prepared to offer up to you a series of post outlining everything there is to know about BioWare's newest game. To start with, they have a high level overview to kick us off.

Join us below the cut to get some insider information on why BioWare is making the game, the four pillars of BioWare storytelling, what little they can tell us about space combat and vehicles, and .. perhaps most interesting ... an affirmation of LucasArts' commitment to Star Wars Galaxies.

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Old 10-23-2008, 03:35 PM   #2
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I hope they have a significant space element to it, not just shuttling from world-to-world. It would be great if we can either choose our own ships when making our character, or buy them in the course of the game. Chance of space combat? I would understand if they don't want to try to go too far too soon, but it would be amazing to command a Sith Warship - or a Sith fleet in battle!

Public areas - good. I'm looking forward to meeting some of you guys on the maps!

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Fair point. If they get this right, maybe we'll see a whole heap of other story-driven MMOs in the future.


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Old 10-23-2008, 03:39 PM   #3
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Very misleading - there's no mention of space combat other than in the article's title. All Rich Vogel said was there would be space transport and ground transport. That could mean they will start out in a manner similar to what SWG did - shuttles at first and then a space expansion down the track.
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:38 PM   #4
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I wouldn't mind a "random encounter" where you shoot at incoming ships like we did in K1 and K2, but I really don't want crazy fancy space combat where I actually have to figure out how to fly around in "space".


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Old 10-23-2008, 10:49 PM   #5
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I wouldn't mind a "random encounter" where you shoot at incoming ships like we did in K1 and K2, but I really don't want crazy fancy space combat where I actually have to figure out how to fly around in "space".
Hehe I do... it might be a good idea to hire a pilot Don't worry, My fees will be reasonable
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Hehe I do... it might be a good idea to hire a pilot Don't worry, My fees will be reasonable
Whatever he asks, I'll do it for half the credits

Seriously now, even with an expansion I would like to see space navigation and combat.

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I wouldn't mind a "random encounter" where you shoot at incoming ships like we did in K1 and K2, but I really don't want crazy fancy space combat where I actually have to figure out how to fly around in "space".
I didnt like those mini-games at all. They were a bit boring... But that's just me. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions and preferences.


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Old 12-21-2008, 02:07 PM   #7
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but I really don't want crazy fancy space combat where I actually have to figure out how to fly around in "space".
I would love that. I want TIE Fighter / X-Wing back!!


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i loved space combat in bf2, and im hoping there'll be something like that in tor



mfw I read the Revan novel

it is not a cry of joy.
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Because his account still exists, but is no longer active.

Not sure why it has "guest', but DMUK is no longer a member/admin of LucasForums.
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:13 PM   #12
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Ah okay. That's sad.


Anyways, didn't see anything interesting in that article.
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Yeah, but I'll get ya there in one piece.
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