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Still A Year Out…

June 9, 2010

…And selling swag already. Oh dear, the marketing blitz is upon us.

I have to admit it’s a pretty nice statue (of the bounty hunter from the trailer whose name has been revealed to be Shae Vizla), but 80 bucks? Really?

Well, on the bright side, at least it’s not a RMT for a bunch of intangible pixels in a game. I’m still going to have to pass though…on the statue, the shirts, the bag, everything. The price is one thing, but there’s also a limit to my geekiness. Interested individuals can use a special coupon code for a discount however, courtesy of the Star Wars: The Old Republic community website.

Speaking of the website, the front page now also now features a new countdown clock, in preparation for “multiple worldwide reveals” at E3 2010. At the risk of sounding like a complete fangirl, I don’t think I’m looking forward to anything as much as stuff from Bioware about this game. Apparently, there will be a new cinematic trailer. Maybe we’ll finally get to see something where the Republic isn’t getting their asses handed to them this time.

13 comments

  1. New cinematic trailer – yyeessssssssssssss.

    It’s already to be a fangirl! Your excited-ness is contagious; I don’t even follow TOR, and I’m stoked.

    Also, that bust: not as cool as her appearance in the cinematic. Just sayin’. But I’d totally be down with an Old Republic cog t-shirt.


    • LOL yeah, I guess I am 😛

      And it’s a nice enough statue, but like you said, the appearance is so-so and it’s 7 inches tall. Not worth $80 imho. I would have considered a shirt, but they don’t seem to have women’s sizes. I also get that the company needs to advertise and everything, but the fact that the game logo will be printed on the back also turns me off.


  2. And can you believe its been a year since the other cinematic trailer came out? 0_0


    • I know, eh, I can’t believe it…yet, it still gives me chills when I watch it. 😛


      • I watched it again this evening.

        Man, I want to be a bounty hunter.


  3. Maybe I’m the odd man out but the more I hear about TOR the less interested I get. I’m no SW hater, either. 17 times in the theater, the first time. I love SW. I know in my heart Han shot first though whether he or Mal is the better tramp freighter captain is up for grabs.

    But, see, it’s Bioware. KOTOR rocked. Jade Empire was excellent. Mass Effect? Snoozefest. DAO, barely got past the intro before it bored me to death. ME2 got a pass. The problem is that the more they reveal of TOR the more it looks like they are trying to bring ME/DOA into the MMO space. Thus, the less and less it interests me.

    I wish them all the best but unless things turn around quickly I’ll probably wait until after release before taking a look.


    • The thing is, Bioware is so obviously trying to attract everyone — the SW fans, the KOTOR fans, the Bioware fans etc. — by pulling in everything they can and stuffing it into this game. There are advantages and disadvantages to this; while they can get a huge number of people to at least look at SWTOR, it’s quite possible they could end up disappointing everybody. We’ll all just have to wait and see, though I have faith Bioware knows what they’re doing.

      I liked all of their games you named, though I thought Jade Empire was their weakest (but it was still quite enjoyable). Mass Effect was fantastic at the time I played, though I don’t think I’d be able to go through it again now (God, how I hated the Mako)especially since I felt Mass Effect 2 improved upon everything from the first game.

      But ever since I played DA:O, it’s become my personal Bioware favorite. I know it bored a lot of people, and I admit it was a bit slow to start (especially if you started as a mage, I thought) but entire journey through its story was just…incredible. I loved the “darker” feel of the game, the gritty fantasy of it…I didn’t want it to end! 😛


      • I’ve not played DA:O, but otherwise I’m in your camp, GeeCee.

        – KOTOR was fantastic.
        – I never got more than a few hours into Jade Empire (the entire time, I thought ‘hey, this is like KOTOR, but suckier!’)
        – Mass Effect fantastic (but I wouldn’t play it again; I loved the Mako, but I did everything the first time)

        But on the note of “Bioware is doing everything they’re good at, hoping something would stick” – I’m there with ya. I’m wondering just how much plot there is going to be for any one character, and how much plot is repeatable between different class types. Will the real pull of the game be playing lots of alts? How does the multiplayer aspect fit into this? Will we have fleets/clans/guilds? What about crafting?

        There are alot of questions that are still up in the air. The story, I think they can handle. Now I need to hear about how the actual MMO stuff is breaking down.


  4. The hype machine at worketh! 🙂


  5. My my. I’d be VERY interested to see how many people pick up that statue. (Honestly, I’d consider it, but I’m not sure my wife would approve…EVER!)

    I understand the hype machine, but I’m beginning to get into a mode where I’m actively trying to avoid news about this game. I’m excited, and very much looking forward to it, but aside from the kick-ass cinematics, the more info they release, the less exploration and discovery I feel I’m going to experience…


  6. I’m not actively following the game but… OMG I want it now!!! Seriously as soon as that game comes out my real life will take a hit. I know my regular circle of friends will all be picking it up so I’m doomed to play it. Not that I mind 🙂


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