On the Rumored Star Wars MMO

#1 Posted by tariqari (430 posts) -

The rumors of the new "MMO" have been baffling me lately. What baffles me the most though is how major mainstream media companies are reporting the recently "spilled beans" as fact. What happened? Did the editors fall asleep at the keyboard or something? Why is the mainstream media reporting this while LucasArts and Bioware have yet to release any information on the subject?

I would like to keep this thread solely based on the facts. Try to keep the "he said she said" arguments to a minimum (which might be a little hard to do considering the minimal info we have on the game).

#2 Posted by Magnum (349 posts) -

The reaction I've seen on forums has been poor. It seems most KoTOR fans don't want to see a MMO. The BioWare Dr.'s gave  a talk at GDC about how they wanted to change MMOs and make them more story oriented. That sounds cool. While I've never played a MMO, I am afraid I would be way to into the game and the SciFi games that are available haven't appealed to me, I'm not against MMO's. If someone were to tell me in that BioWare  is going to release an MMO tomorrow and it's awesome. I don't think I wouldn't have a hard time believing that. My two cents.

#3 Posted by DarkLegend (1387 posts) -

I don't to see a MMO at all. I've played the first two before and I rather play a full story game, that finish off the trilogy, not a massive multiplayer online.

#4 Posted by pause422 (6172 posts) -

I would rather have the story i'd say,or both honestly. Although not a fan of mmo's(i'll never want to play a single game dedicatedly and miss out on a ton of others) I think if anyone can do it great,its Bioware.

#5 Edited by Magnum (349 posts) -
pause422 said:
"I would rather have the story i'd say,or both honestly. Although not a fan of mmo's(i'll never want to play a single game dedicatedly and miss out on a ton of others) I think if anyone can do it great,its Bioware.
"
I thought I saw in one of the stories covering the Lucas Arts employees that got laidoff that BioWare is doing both a MMO called Star Wars: The Old Republic and a single player KoTOR 3. That's just a rumor though.
#6 Posted by Rowr (5487 posts) -

well kotaku reported it as fact. Usually they are pretty cautious if its unconfirmed.

That and the obvious logic to it makes it all but confirmed for me.

Magnum said:

"The reaction I've seen on forums has been poor. It seems most KoTOR fans don't want to see a MMO. The BioWare Dr.'s gave  a talk at GDC about how they wanted to change MMOs and make them more story oriented. That sounds cool. While I've never played a MMO, I am afraid I would be way to into the game and the SciFi games that are available haven't appealed to me, I'm not against MMO's. If someone were to tell me in that BioWare  is going to release an MMO tomorrow and it's awesome. I don't think I wouldn't have a hard time believing that. My two cents."
I agree. People need to trust bioware, they have rarely gone wrong in the past.
I think people have a hard time understanding how it might work, is where the skeptisism come from.


#7 Posted by Magnum (349 posts) -

The Lucas Arts story was from Kotaku.

#8 Posted by Azteris (810 posts) -

Well, of course now we know it's fact.

#9 Posted by tariqari (430 posts) -

In my opinion, I just want to see KotOR 3 complete the series with what became of Revan. Then they can add what ever MMOs they like to the franchise. But I want a KotOR 3 SP, and an MMO better be darned good and not continue to ruin the Star Wars name which seems to be as equal as Spongebob now a days.

#10 Posted by DarkLegend (1387 posts) -

I really hope it isn't a MMO KOTOR.

#11 Posted by Jaconius (145 posts) -

I must say, the time period where Kotor takes place would be difficult to do an MMO in. Because EVERY-FREAKING-ONE is a Jedi. And we all know how that breaks the game.

#12 Posted by SlayingShogun (257 posts) -

Well I've been wanting a good Star Wars MMO ever since SOE killed Galaxies and have even more so recently.
Don't me wrong though guys I want a single player also and to have it tell of what happened to revan would be awsome.

#13 Posted by tariqari (430 posts) -
Jaconius said:
"I must say, the time period where Kotor takes place would be difficult to do an MMO in. Because EVERY-FREAKING-ONE is a Jedi. And we all know how that breaks the game.
"
Honestly it seems most people agree that Jedi shouldn't be in an mmo, why do developers not care then?
#14 Posted by MagusMaleficus (1035 posts) -
DarkLegend said:
"I really hope it isn't a MMO KOTOR."
Ditto on that. A game filled with thousands of Jedi and Sith would be a huge mess.
#15 Posted by pause422 (6172 posts) -

Well there could be easy confusing between them doing 2 kotor games and a single game that is the mmoa lot of people still call it "Kotor 3" as the next game,reguardless of if its an mmo or single player. Of course until any official announcements in the future of more than one project,we can never be sure. But if they do end up doing 2(i'll be happy of course) but then they really got a ton on their plate. Dragon Age origins,a DS rpg,kotor 3,kotor mmo,finishing Mass Effect's trilogy.

They can't do everything at once,and they'll choose an order so,just have to see how it turns out over time.

#16 Posted by Termite (2398 posts) -

Star Wars MMO just sounds plain bad, I think that's the general opinion

#17 Posted by Systech (4078 posts) -

It's a KOTOR MMO for sure. EA CEO John Riccitiello confirmed it on the last day of E3. As for me, I have faith in this project and I feel like the only one who does. I am pretty sure BioWare knows what they're doing and they know what made Knights of the Old Republic so awesome, which is the story. I am sure that they will find a good way to do an MMO and make it story driven at the same time.

#18 Posted by xruntime (1920 posts) -

MMOs tend to have too much grinding

#19 Posted by tariqari (430 posts) -
systech said:
"It's a KOTOR MMO for sure. EA CEO John Riccitiello confirmed it on the last day of E3. As for me, I have faith in this project and I feel like the only one who does. I am pretty sure BioWare knows what they're doing and they know what made Knights of the Old Republic so awesome, which is the story. I am sure that they will find a good way to do an MMO and make it story driven at the same time.
"
But where are the sources exactly? Every source I see points to portfolio's site. I mean, did other people actually hear this for themselves? If this was actually confirmed at e3, why cite portfolio instead of themselves?
#20 Posted by Magnum (349 posts) -
tariqari said:
"systech said:
"It's a KOTOR MMO for sure. EA CEO John Riccitiello confirmed it on the last day of E3. As for me, I have faith in this project and I feel like the only one who does. I am pretty sure BioWare knows what they're doing and they know what made Knights of the Old Republic so awesome, which is the story. I am sure that they will find a good way to do an MMO and make it story driven at the same time.
"
But where are the sources exactly? Every source I see points to portfolio's site. I mean, did other people actually hear this for themselves? If this was actually confirmed at e3, why cite portfolio instead of themselves?
"
Yeah I agree. I've never heard of Portfolio as far as gaming news before this. I'm not saying the story was BS but, I am waiting until EA, Lucas Arts or BioWare come forward with some screens or something.
#21 Posted by tariqari (430 posts) -
Magnum said:
"tariqari said:
"systech said:
"It's a KOTOR MMO for sure. EA CEO John Riccitiello confirmed it on the last day of E3. As for me, I have faith in this project and I feel like the only one who does. I am pretty sure BioWare knows what they're doing and they know what made Knights of the Old Republic so awesome, which is the story. I am sure that they will find a good way to do an MMO and make it story driven at the same time.
"
But where are the sources exactly? Every source I see points to portfolio's site. I mean, did other people actually hear this for themselves? If this was actually confirmed at e3, why cite portfolio instead of themselves?
"
Yeah I agree. I've never heard of Portfolio as far as gaming news before this. I'm not saying the story was BS but, I am waiting until EA, Lucas Arts or BioWare come forward with some screens or something."
I've never heard of it either.

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