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Star Wars: The Old Republic: San Diego Comic-Con Highlight Reel

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe CitadelPosts: 23,042MMORPG.COM Staff Epic

A lot of Star Wars: The Old Republic fans were very happy with the news coming out of last week's San Diego Comic-Con.  Some were not, particularly in light of some controversial topics that came up. That said, Community Manager Mike Bitton has dissected all of the SWTOR news out of Comic-Con and brings you the Star Wars: The Old Republic Comic-Con Highlight Reel. Check it out and then let us know what you think!

The other major announcement at this year’s SDCC was the announcement of beta weekends kicking off this September. This is much less controversial, but has stirred up the excitement for fans as the announcement really evokes a sense that the several year wait may finally be ending and the game will actually see a release sometime this century.

Read more of Mike Bitton's Star Wars: The Old Republic - The San Diego Comic-Con Highlight Reel.



  • anthonyman6anthonyman6 babylon, NYPosts: 73Member

    I'm feeling November.

  • SquiggieSquiggie Waldo, WIPosts: 104Member

    My guess has been late-Oct. to mid-Nov. all year...looks like I may get one right (for a change)

  • elockeelocke Manassas, VAPosts: 4,305Member Uncommon

    I thought this was going to be a video.  "Highlight Reel" threw me for a loop here.  O.o

    I've been thinking October-November all year myself.  

  • Khaine007Khaine007 Kansas City, MOPosts: 37Member Uncommon

    If I have to level up a light side character to max level to be able to use that race for dark side, I'm going to be very disappointed with that system.

  • sbantingsbanting MiddlesbroughPosts: 238Member

    I think personally October is the only real choice, unless something major happens in the Beta Weekends, the game would be finished and being polished through the month, leaving Oct to finish off any bugs, and ship.


  • anthonyman6anthonyman6 babylon, NYPosts: 73Member

    Originally posted by sbanting

    I think personally October is the only real choice, unless something major happens in the Beta Weekends, the game would be finished and being polished through the month, leaving Oct to finish off any bugs, and ship.


    Yeah, that why I chose November ultimately. I figured maybe they'll be some bugs that need fixing before ship so they'll move it back a month to November. Only time will tell!

  • TJixleeTJixlee austin, TXPosts: 159Member

    i got CE toooooo. i'm leaning more towards a november release so i'm not as a dissapointed when or if it comes out in december, but october would be FAAAAANTASTIC


  • lostkosslostkoss Milwaukee, WIPosts: 149Member

    They want this game on store shelves in the first week or two of October.

    Any later than that and they will miss out on sales from Xmas shoppers.

    This is just common sense.

    Have a sense of humor, no need to get ALL MODDY ! :) A Simpson's quote shouldn't be worth a warning. You are lucky anyone is bothering to read this rag.

  • SabbicatSabbicat Cambridge, ONPosts: 290Member Uncommon

    CE for all the collectable goodies and I can see the Game going live once SWG fades into the sunset.

  • Lyynk424Lyynk424 San Antonio, TXPosts: 10Member Common

    I pre-ordered CE, too.  I can't wait :)

  • TaiyohTaiyoh EnschedePosts: 48Member Uncommon

    I've pre-ordered the standard version. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big Star Wars fan as well, but I wasn't able to afford spending €150 for the CE with stuff I probably will end up neglecting anyway. It just seemed like an unnecassary €95 extra just for some goodies that don't change the gameplay. I've got the most important item, and that's the color crystal. :P

  • wickymageewickymagee glenwood springs, COPosts: 44Member Uncommon

    I hadn't really thought a great deal about the release date (though I did preorder the digital version so I'm excited to hope it's close), it would make sense for them to time it for near the shutting down of SWG, they might hope for some SW gamers needing to find their fix, not that I think they'll need a boost in sales.  This game is going to have one of the biggest launches in history, lets hope they're ready for it.

  • GruugGruug Chillicothe, ILPosts: 1,498Member Uncommon

    Pre-ordered the STANDARD edition. I have purchased other "CE" versions of games but later I have always had buyer's remorse. Just not worth the extra money and I can afford it.

    Let's party like it is 1863!

  • HyperbeamHyperbeam LondonPosts: 124Member

    Collectors edition games are always more expensive, thats a given. A preorder from a retailer is fine as well, even for a game that has no release date.


    However I felt the Origin store preorder was a complete ripoff.  A, 'Digital Special Edition', for £60.00, normal preorder £50.00...frankly thats ridicilously expensive.  


    There's really no excuse for charging so much, I mean StarCraft II is still £45.00 of Battlenet.  Whats the justification, or are these companies just playing of naiviety?


    I preordered a collectors edition, I haven't paid anything yet and I've got my key...really 9 times out of 10 it isn't worth lining these greedy b*****s pockets early.

  • rygard49rygard49 Huntington Beach, CAPosts: 968Member Uncommon

    I picked up the CE myself, and it's the first time I've ever doled out the cash for for one. But this time it seems worth it with all the tangible perks you get. 

    What lostkoss said about them wanting the game on shelves in early October rings true, though I hope they only do that if it's really ready to ship. Nothing worse than an unfinished game, and not many studios really follow the Blizzard concept of releasing a polished product. Although if any studio knows the value of polish it's BW, so we'll see.

  • someforumguysomeforumguy HomePosts: 3,701Member Uncommon

    Happy to hear about the customisation of companions and the advanced class respec :)

  • KuaidamKuaidam San JosePosts: 183Member

    I watched the ComicCon panel just last night, and I liked what i heard.

    I bought CE for myself and SE for my brother. I've only bought 3 CEs in my life. Vanilla WoW, Aion and now SWTOR. My decision for CE reflects my hopes of playing a really great game that looks awesome during development.

    As to the release date, Oct seems a little too optimistic to me. With the beta weekends starting in Sep, they are going to need some time to polish whatever feedback they get during them. I am hoping for a early November release, because my boxes have to come all they way to Costa Rica and customs are a nightmare here during december. So basically, after release, i still have to wait about 3-5 days to play the game.


  • jjjk29jjjk29 Nashville, TNPosts: 295Member
  • PadmeAmPadmeAm Republiek WestfrieslandPosts: 26Member
    Today I recieved my CE pre-order! Im hoping for October but expect November... Which is fine too ;)
  • BabyJesusBabyJesus Waterlooo, ONPosts: 33Member

    WoW was released in November 2004.  Lets see if a game released 7 years later can dethrone it.

  • barren216barren216 parma, OHPosts: 52Member

    Oct. or Nov. definetely, because everyone knows Christmas, Hannakah and all the other "Holidays" that take place during "Holiday season" is in Oct. Or Nov. 


    Late Nov - end of the year is more of an accurate choice...unless they kick things into gear.

  • Matticus75Matticus75 Posts: 396Member Uncommon

    "Ultimately, all we’ve proven is that we’re willing to drop $150 mostly on faith (for many of you) that this game will be exceptionally awesome. If the game turns out to be a total flop, you’ll just end up looking like an idiot while everyone laughs at your silly golden key in your signature. Come on, guys."


    I fell for it in the past............. in fact ill wait till release and see before I get the standard edition

  • ElidienElidien Atlanta, GAPosts: 1,105Member Uncommon

    Tuesday, October 18th....the Tuesday before Blizzcon. Would that just be a slap in the face to Blizzard....announcing sales and sub data for the launch the Friday before Blizzcon. Not that I have anything against WOW, but the drama would be awesome!

  • catlanacatlana Houston, TXPosts: 1,677Member

    I am expecting November myself but times can vary. $150 for the CE is not a lot of money for me. I have enjoyed a lot of Bioware games (Mass Effect, Kotor, DA, NWN, Baldur's gate, Jade Empire, etc.) so getting this was pretty much going to happen. 

  • SlyLoKSlyLoK Sugar Grove, VAPosts: 2,134Member Rare

    TOR will probably be a good game and I may just get it after not playing an MMO for awhile.. But I really dont like the tactic Bioware is using to create false demand of their product.


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