Star Wars Insider hits stands today, and judging by the preview there are a few very interesting items in it regarding our highly anticipated Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO.
1. You can choose to be good or evil, and
your light side or dark side ratings will increase. This works on a
sliding scale, so if you commit evil actions, you'll go towards the dark
side, but if you do good deeds, you'll go the opposite way. I suppose
this means that you can do both and cause an inner struggle between
sides in your character! That's really cool! Almost every single quest
has the options for a player to make a choice*.
2. Similar to Knights of the Old Republic,
when the dark side starts to corrupt you, your abilities and visual
appearance will change. This is similar in nature to Fable. It seems
like the dark/light side scale will effect this!
3. Open World PVP has been confirmed! It
basically says that if you run into someone of the opposite faction and
their level is much higher than you then you are going to get killed,
but they do have something called warzones where players can fight on a
level-playing field. I'm so happy!
4. You're going to learn about things that you only heard about in the movies.
5. One of the most important battles in the
war between Sith and Republic took place above Hoth so a whole bunch of
starships crashed to the surface, and it's a graveyard of Star
Destroyers in the launch time line.
6. BioWare is aware of the games future,
and their plans. They want the game to exist for years, even decades
after release. Who wouldn't with the investment that was put into it?