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4:30 PM on 03.15.2013

XP reduction lowered for free players in SW: TOR patch

If you were expecting to have a fairly comparable experience playing The Old Republic for free, you were probably disappointed to find out that you had a 25% reduced XP rate after level 10. It made the game more of a grind, a...

Chris Carter




11:00 AM on 01.14.2013

Star Wars: The Old Republic and its new 'Gay Planet'

BioWare wants to take you to a gay bar. Or rather, a gay planet. Star Wars: The Old Republic is being updated to include a rather inelegant solution to its lack of gay characters -- a planet called Makeb where all the homosex...

Jim Sterling




12:45 PM on 12.18.2012

Rise of the Hutt Cartel targets spring for Star Wars: TOR

BioWare has announced Rise of the Hutt Cartel, a forthcoming digital expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic. Available in spring 2013, this voiced story content will take place on Makeb and raise the level cap by five leve...

Jordan Devore




9:30 PM on 11.15.2012

Star Wars: The Old Republic can now be played for free

Today is the day that Star Wars: The Old Republic added its free-to-play option. While the game's eight classes are playable up to level 50, there are a number of restrictions that non-paying players have to put up with which...

Jordan Devore




3:00 PM on 11.08.2012

Star Wars: The Old Republic goes free-to-play Nov. 15

Update: Current Old Republic subscribers now reflects the numbers on Electronic Arts' report. For a while there, I really bought into The Old Republic taking Blizzard's crown. But, here we are with BioWare's game going f...

Allistair Pinsof




3:00 PM on 10.17.2012

BioWare lays out specific SWTOR free-to-play restrictions

BioWare and Electronic Arts held off admirably, but implementing a free-to-play model in Star Wars: The Old Republic seemed inevitable to keep the player base from falling off. If you're looking to swoop in without paying a s...

Jordan Devore




11:30 AM on 10.11.2012

Bioware Austin win most awards at GDC Online

Despite having a hard time with employment and keeping membership afloat this year, GDC Online's judges sent Bioware Austin home with four awards for its Star Wars MMO The Old Republic. The developer won four awards in its si...

Allistair Pinsof




7:00 PM on 09.26.2012

The Old Republic brings the terror in update 1.4 today

Star Wars: The Old Republic update 1.4, "Terror from Beyond" goes live today, with a slew of new features. Republic and Empire affiliates can travel to the furthest reaches of the galaxy to combat an eldrich evil created spec...

Fraser Brown




2:50 PM on 07.31.2012

Star Wars: The Old Republic is going free-to-play

EA and BioWare have just announced that Star Wars: The Old Republic will get a free-to-play option this fall. How this works: Players will have access to all eight character class storylines up to level 50, with some restrict...

Dale North




4:30 PM on 06.26.2012

The Old Republic launches update 1.3 today

Fans of The Old Republic have a lot to be excited for, as the newest content update titled "Allies", is landing today. First off, you have the heavily requested group finder feature, which allows you to search and join up wit...

Chris Carter




4:00 PM on 06.04.2012

E3: Star Wars: TOR goes free-to-play up to level 15

Star Wars: The Old Republic is going to be free up through level 15 starting in July. Tempting players to advance further is a pretty substantial update. There will be a new playable race, the feline Cathar, who you might rec...

Fraser Brown




7:30 PM on 04.26.2012

The Old Republic spreads to 38 additional countries

Star Wars: The Old Republic is launching in another 38 countries, starting today. From Afghanistan to Yemen, people can purchase the Standard Edition or the Digital Deluxe Edition from Origin. BioWare has provided a list of p...

Fraser Brown




5:15 PM on 04.25.2012

The Old Republic's lost players are just hiding

Depending on who you ask, Star Wars: The Old Republic either did quite well and continues to succeed in an incredibly saturated market, or it's already peaked and now all it has to look forward to are diminishing subscription...

Fraser Brown




11:00 PM on 04.12.2012

The Old Republic 1.2: Tauntauns for everyone

I've sort of drifted away from Star Wars: The Old Republic, recently. After hitting 50 and reaching that end game grind I sort of just got a bit tired of it. However, nothing entices me back to an MMO like a big update. Game...

Fraser Brown




10:15 AM on 03.30.2012

Star Wars: The Old Republic Legacy System explained

Bioware designer William Wallace (amazing!) has just put up a hot blog post explaining (in great detail) some upcoming mechanical implications for The Old Republic's Legacy System. For those who aren't in the know, Legacy is ...

Chris Carter




8:00 AM on 03.26.2012

The Old Republic accused of having too many servers

Forum threads like this one have been sprouting up like weeds on Bioware's official Star Wars: The Old Republic forum, causing mods to quickly open new ones due to the overwhelming amount of responses. The basic idea of ...

Chris Carter




1:00 PM on 03.14.2012

Star Wars: The Old Republic is free to play this weekend

Starting this Thursday, March 15th, non-subscribers will be able to play Star Wars: The Old Republic for free until Monday, March 19th! For all of you people who have been saying "I'll wait until it's permanently free to...

Patrick Hancock




12:00 PM on 03.09.2012

Star Wars: The Old Republic 1.2 update on the horizon

After a ton of hullabaloo, The Old Republic's heftiest update yet is about to hit. In the update, players will find improved UI customization, more refined visuals, and a few other tweaks. Content wise, there's a new Warzone...

Chris Carter




3:30 PM on 03.02.2012

Economic shifts and a splash of color in SWTOR 1.1.5

Republic and Imperial news services are a buzz with information relevant to any economic minded Star Wars: The Old Republic players. Balmorran transport company, Korrealis Corporation has ceased production of the "Sovereign",...

Fraser Brown




9:00 PM on 02.14.2012

Star Wars: The Old Republic spreading to more regions

BioWare is officially bringing Star Wars: The Old Republic outside of North America and Europe next month. On March 1, 2012, the game will launch in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Singapore. If you live in one of thes...

Jordan Devore




12:00 PM on 02.02.2012

Star Wars: The Old Republic hits 1.7 million subscribers

MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic continues to grow, now coming in at 1.7 million active subscribers since its launch in December. EA says that over 2 million gamers have purchased a copy of SWTOR in these past six weeks, and t...

Dale North




11:00 PM on 02.01.2012

BioWare announces the first SWTOR Guild Summit

BioWare has invited Star Wars: The Old Republic guild leaders from around the world to the first SWTOR Guild Summit in Austin, Texas. While invites have already been sent out, there is still some space for other guilds to app...

Fraser Brown




9:20 AM on 01.30.2012

FRC: The Old Republic is full of homosexual activists

Star Wars: The Old Republic will definitely turn all of your children gay, according to right-wing Christian lunatic group, the Family Research Council. FRC president Tony Perkins recently criticized BioWare's MMO for being f...

Jim Sterling




8:00 PM on 01.20.2012

SWTOR getting more updates and even more rakghouls

Hot on the heels of their first content update, BioWare have revealed their plans for the future of Star Wars: The Old Republic in a new video. The last update -- Rise of the Rakghouls -- was only the first part, and players...

Fraser Brown




12:15 PM on 01.12.2012

SWTOR's first content update is Rise of the Rakghouls

I hate Rakghouls. Horrible little monkey bastards, they are. I welcome a fresh update that allows me to kill more of them, and it seems that Star Wars: The Old Republic is going to give me what I want with Rise of the Rakghou...

Jim Sterling




8:00 AM on 01.09.2012

SWTOR's first major patch bringing bosses, anti-aliasing

Star Wars: The Old Republic is getting its first major patch very soon, bringing fresh content and the long-awaited support for official anti-aliasing options. The update was recently unleashed on test servers, so we know all...

Jim Sterling




3:00 PM on 01.05.2012

Dance the night away in SWTOR while you still can

BioWare is working on a patch for Star Wars: The Old Republic that'll stop in-game chat from breaking for some players, and more importantly, tone down our beloved dance moves so they don't provide our characters with invinci...

Jordan Devore




1:00 PM on 01.05.2012

Daily Mail: SWTOR players are torturing & abusing slaves

We're not even a week into the new year and The Daily Mail has already published yet another hysterical attack on videogames. Star Wars: The Old Republic has come under fire from Rob Waugh, alarmed at the fact that Sith ...

Jim Sterling




9:00 AM on 01.04.2012

Dancing in SWTOR turns players into God

BioWare has a fresh Swoahtor exploit to plug up today, after it became known that players are literally dodging bullets with their fly dance moves. Using the "/getdown" command, player characters start to perform a jaun...

Jim Sterling




8:00 AM on 01.03.2012

SWTOR bans players for playing the game wrong

Users have been receiving temporary bans for "exploiting" Star Wars: The Old Republic, as confirmed by BioWare recently. The only trouble is, the players were not really breaking the game in anyway -- they've only been doing ...

Jim Sterling




9:00 AM on 12.28.2011

Star Wars: The Old Republic fans unable to install game

It seems that Star Wars: The Old Republic just can't catch a break. Despite being a very good game, many customers are still having frustrating problems with getting the game running. The latest issue sees an angry portion of...

Jim Sterling




5:00 PM on 12.27.2011

SWTOR logs over 60 million in-game hours

Electronic Arts has plenty to crow about following the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic. It would appear that the game has enjoyed a hugely successful launch, with the publisher claiming it to be the "the fastest growin...

Jim Sterling




1:00 AM on 12.23.2011

Star War: The Old Republic gets crazy flash mob promotion

To celebrate the launch of The Old Republic on the 20th, a bunch of people got dressed up and headed down to Times Square in New York City to engage in a massive lightsaber battle. Only there was no "battle." Everyone just s...

Tony Ponce




11:30 AM on 12.22.2011

People unable to log in to SWTOR due to insane queues

Today, the "grace period" for early access ends in Star Wars: The Old Republic, and players need to log in to swtor.com and submit billing information in order to continue enjoying themselves. That would be perfectly acceptab...

Jim Sterling




10:00 AM on 12.22.2011

Yes, you need to subscribe to SWTOR to play it for free

As most of you will know, newcomers to Star Wars: The Old Republic will get thirty days of free gameplay time. A number of gamers are, however, unhappy to learn that they cannot access those thirty days without subscribing to...

Jim Sterling




10:00 AM on 12.21.2011

Enabling anti-aliasing in Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic looks alright as far as MMOs go, but it certainly looks jagged, and that offends our ocular sensibilities. Annoyingly, you can't force anti-aliasing with Nvidia graphics cards, but all it takes is ...

Jim Sterling




8:00 AM on 12.21.2011

Star Wars: The Old Republic fans hit with code error woes

A large number of Star Wars: The Old Republic customers are finding themselves unable to get into the game thanks to problems with registration codes. Physical copies have shipped without codes included, while digital version...

Jim Sterling




12:00 PM on 12.20.2011

Meet Destructoid's Star Wars: The Old Republic characters

Should it be worrying that every Destructoid writer so far has sided with the Sith Empire? It would appear that the lure of the Dark Side is far too tempting, so much so that we wonder whether there would have actually ever b...

Jim Sterling




8:40 AM on 12.19.2011

Star Wars: The Old Republic has biiiiiiiiig server queues

Recently, I've had to accept the fact that if I'm not already playing Star Wars: The Old Republic by a certain time in the evening, I won't be playing it again that night. The game's servers are absolutely stuffed to the gill...

Jim Sterling




7:30 PM on 12.16.2011

Final 'Choose Your Side' video released for SWTOR

The last installment of the "Choose Your Side" videos from the developers of Star Wars: The Old Republic has been released, pitting the Smuggler class against the Sith Warrior. You can watch it over on the offi...

Patrick Hancock




12:00 PM on 12.16.2011

Destructoid impressions: Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic opened its doors for early access this week, and a number of Destructoid editors barged their way in. It's not our policy to officially review MMOs, due to their expanse and tendency to make huge c...

Jim Sterling




10:30 AM on 12.14.2011

Art Juice: My Star Wars: The Old Republic character

[Every week (until I get bored), Art Juice takes a recent videogame story and provides an unremittingly artistic slant, telling us a little something about ourselves in the process ... whether we want to know the truth or not...

Jim Sterling




8:00 AM on 12.13.2011

Star Wars: The Old Republic early access goes live ...

... but best of luck getting in! Star Wars: The Old Republic has opened its doors to early access customers, but the official site's servers are already struggling. As users spam the site to see if their game has unlocked yet...

Jim Sterling




10:30 PM on 12.09.2011

Wampa Stompa: Sith Inquisitor progression video

As the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic gets closer and closer, I find myself becoming more and more excited. Two weeks ago we saw a video featuring the Jedi Consular, the Galactic Republic's heavy Force user, and ...

Patrick Hancock




6:00 PM on 12.05.2011

Star Wars: The Old Republic - Sith in the head

Peace is a lie, there is only passion. Through passion, I gain strength. Through strength, I gain power. Through power, I gain victory. Through victory, my chains are broken. The Force shall set me free. One of the most memor...

Fraser Brown




10:00 PM on 12.02.2011

SWTOR devs speak: Jedi Consular or Imperial Agent?

Last Friday we got a taste of what the Jedi Consular was all about as I drooled over the versatility of the class. Today the website has uploaded a video where developers of the game debate over which class is better: th...

Patrick Hancock




9:00 AM on 11.29.2011

Kotick: Star Wars: The Old Republic won't profit EA

Activision usually lets Electronic Arts do all the trash talking, but flame-haired demon lord Bobby Kotick has decided not to restrain his thoughts on Star Wars: The Old Republic. He has met EA's latest attempt to crack the M...

Jim Sterling




11:00 PM on 11.25.2011

SWTOR features Jedi Consular class in new video

In order for an MMO to truly succeed, it really needs to cater to as many people as possible. At the core of this idea are the MMO's character classes and their various skill trees. Every person who joins an MMO hopes to see ...

Patrick Hancock




10:00 PM on 10.16.2011

Spot the signs of war in this new Star Wars: TOR trailer

In anticipation of its December 20 release, and to hopefully satiate the fan base for a few more weeks, BioWare has released a new trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic. First shown to New York Comic-Con au...

Jason Cabral




7:30 PM on 09.30.2011

SW: The Old Republic website updated with a Galaxy Map

If you're still bummed that EA taunted you about being in the beta, then maybe you can gorge yourself on some of the universe's lore to make things better. The official Star Wars: The Old Republic site has been upda...

Patrick Hancock








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