Bioware's post KOTOR games haven't been nearly as good as that jewel of a game. I know it's not a popular opinion, but there you have it. And we already have a confirmation that it was in development back in July, not just rumor. The developer all but said, "yes, we're working on a KotOR MMO."
I personally will be playing this game nonstop for months on end if it's up to my expectations. This is probably the gaming experience I've been waiting for since being blown away by KotOR and disappointed by how unfinished KotOR 2 was.
SWG is not dead as many pple say, we have a solid comunity, of course not as populated as PRE-NGE but still is one of the best games out there. Is not a childish game for 13 kids , complex and based in comunity.
But one thing is sure all of us will jump to KOTOR online just for the 5 years of pain that SOE have deal on us. NGE was a bad blow but not a killing one, KOTOR will. ( And about the dead servers...many of them are but the populated ones are amazing) Also the game nowdays is much , much better than CU. (been playing since day 3)
I truly hope this does not mean there will never be a KOTOR 3. I could not imagine following a complex mobile storyline in an MMO environment. Though I am sure some KOTOR fans would be happy I am also sure many would be outraged as well. Not everyone likes multiplayer games. I for one enjoy the solace of quietly playing against the computer and not having to listen to 13 year old kids swearing.
I also refuse to buy MMO's. I just can not see buying a game that has a finite lifetime. By relying on the servers you will not be able to play the game 20 years from now like you can with system contained games. Nor can I see paying a monthly fee. What if you have a month you do not feel like playing the game, that is money wasted. Further I have over 30 games on my computer could you imagine paying a monthly fee for all of them Even worse my former roommate whom had over a 100 PS2 games
Finally after beating a game I like to go back and use cheat codes which you can not do online. Like I used a save game editor in KOTOR one and two to make super Jedi, or start as a Jedi and make the whole party Jedi. This adds in my opinion a lot of extra fun playability that you do not get in MMO's.
That's a terrible argument. You'd spend much more time on MMOs given that they're far more interactive. At most, even as an MMO freak, you'd only be playing 3 or 4 games because it's impossible to keep up otherwise. The average MMO gamer will only be playing one or two MMOs, and I'm sorry but there are very, very few games from even 5 years ago I'm interested in playing. Ask your former roommate how many of those PS2 games he still plays. I wouldn't be surprised if the number is less than 5.
I need some explanations here but I'm confused on how the licencing of the Star Wars franchise works. LucasArts is NOT the owner of the franchise rights? If they are, wouldn't they refuse to give rights to Bioware to create a Star Wars MMO so that Galaxies wouldn't die?
As for the game itself, if the rumor is indeed true, it will be nothing but amazing! KOTOR is a masterpiece and a good MMO set in this universe will most likely because the #1 MMO out there. That's assuming the game is "good", obviously. Past MMOs have shown us that being based on a popular universe is not enough to keep people's interest: Galaxies, D&D, Lord of the Rings, Shadowrun. all those games were terrible or just not enough to get off the shadow of WoW.
I've played WoW for the past 2 years but a good Star Wars MMO is just the thing I need to get rid of that addiction! Of course, a new (and possibly more dangerous) one will replace it...