If you’ve noticed things on the site have been a bit quite recently, this is for 2 reasons. 1 – It’s was Christmas, and 2 – Star Wars: The Old Republic was released.
Star Wars: The Old Republic is a game we here at GeekTown have been waiting for since it was first announced Bioware were working on an MMORPG back in 2007, so it’s been a long time coming. We’ve been playing since beta, and it’s just got better and better with every update. The game already has some spectacular numbers under it’s belt, with over 5.5 million hours played by it’s 1 million and rising subscribers. One of the more interesting stats released was the fact the players have so far created 850,000 Sith Warriors and over 810,000 Jedi Knights, so it seems the draw of the dark side is just slightly stronger than the light.
The game itself is superb. Brilliantly constructed and deeply involving story lines, with every character fully voiced, it stands way above most other MMOs out there. Bioware have worked really hard to make sure SWTOR puts the RPG back into MMORPG.
As part of the promo for SWTORs release, Bioware/EA organised a genius ‘flash mob’ event in Times Square NYC. Wonder if it was a ‘bring your own lightsaber’ event, or if they were provided. ;)