The Official Starwars.com Blog brings us up to speed from yesterday's San Diego Comic-Con panel of Star Wars: The Old Republic. Reaction to the cinematic trailer is still going strong and the development team promised variety, incredible customization, and lots of voice-overs in a game that's not just about the Jedi. A couple excerpts below:
"Alexander (Alexander Freed, managing editor at BioWare) continued the thought: “When you look at Knights of the Old Republic, that entire game is a ‘Jedi’ story. We’ve got Bounty Hunter stories, Smuggler stories, and more. And each story must work together, and have a beginning, middle, and end. If you want to know the military world of The Old Republic, we’ve got the Trooper. If you want the underworld we have the Bounty Hunter and the Smuggler.”'
"After opening it up to Q&A, the audience did not let up. Jumping right into the ‘Light Side/Dark Side’ debate, the team explained that you can actually play the ‘nicest Sith on the block’, which gets you special abilities that only a ‘lighter side Sith’ can obtain. Each class has these levels of choices within their story, and each class can be played through many times."
Gamespy has some great detailed coverage from the TOR panel as well. We'll keep you updated as we find it.
But wait, there's more! See below for some Fan Friday news from BioWare and SWTOR.com:
"Star Wars Fan Art The TOR Community continues to amaze us with their talent, and RiaStarchild is no exception. Check out these gorgeous Star Wars and anime-inspired art from Ria’s Star Wars Pics thread. Ria says she started drawing a long time ago, and her newer drawings are usually her own creations or requests from friends and or forum users. You can also see more of Ria’s artwork on her deviantArt page and The World of MeRioS website.
Star Wars Fan Fiction Throughout the years, fans have been inspired by Star Wars to create intriguing fiction and roleplaying opportunities. ArikVandar initiated a roleplaying story, Insurrection, which focuses on the planet of Onderon. The Onderon citizens are uprising against the recent takeover of the Sith Empire. Rumors say that the Jedi may be behind the rebellion and the Empire is sending out a task force to squelch the citizens.
You can enjoy reading Insurrection and other Star Wars fan fiction in the Roleplay and Play-by-Play forum. New Official Poll Released Do you consider yourself one of the gaming “elders”? Are you new to online gaming and still trying to figure out what “aggro” and “DOT” mean? Head over to the Surveys and Polls and discuss your gaming history with the rest of the community.
New Avatars Released Last but not least, we have more new avatars! After popular request, we’ve added a group of new avatars to characterize your forum persona. Enjoy!"
UPDATE: More coverage from the SDCC TOR panel at Newsarama.