The Old Republic Galactic Starfighter Expansion

EA announces that subscribers to Star Wars: The Old Republic now have first access to the Galactic Starfighter expansion for the Star Wars MMORPG, which adds space combat to the game. The expansion will be released to the game's free-to-play population on February 4th. Here's word:
The journey to become a legendary Starfighter pilot begins now! Today, BioWare™ a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), and LucasArts granted early access for current subscribers to the new Free-to-Play Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Digital Expansion, Galactic Starfighter. The second Digital Expansion introduces 12v12 intense Player-vs-Player (PvP) free-flight dogfighting and fierce factional battles as the war between the Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic explodes into space. Players will compete and advance to earn experience, in the form of “requisition” to unlock awesome new weapons, powers and abilities to customize their ultimate Starfighter.
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Dec 4, 2013, 14:48
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Quit playing, logged in months later as free, saw most onscreen button bars missing such that I had to pay to restore them, put on my Leia slave outfit, danced around a bit, and logged back out again.

Wuat goes on i dont even

IIRC, rather than boost unpopular classes, they were following the EverQuest management model of kicking paying customers in the balls by nerfing whatever the popular classes were, repeat ad nauseum until all paying customers hate them.

This comment was edited on Dec 4, 2013, 14:55.
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Dec 4, 2013, 13:14
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I don't think anyone will miss ToR from gaming history.
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Dec 4, 2013, 09:15
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Prez wrote on Dec 3, 2013, 22:19:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 3, 2013, 22:11:
Prez wrote on Dec 3, 2013, 20:06:
This should have been in the original release. What little there existed of space missions was appalling. Then again, if the space combat is as boring and stupid as the land combat it won't be any better than what was there. What a terrible, terrible game. To think they abandoned making Knights of the Old Republic 3 for this abomination. Ugh.

Haven't you heard? Single player is dead. There are too many pirates and no money to be made. Everyone wants all online all the time.

Ha - I know you're being facetious but sadly the people who run things at EA really believe that despite there being plenty of evidence to the contrary.

What is saddest is games like this will be relegated as footnotes in gaming history since they are online only. Once the servers are gone, all people could do is somehow hack the game and play alone. Mean while, the oldest games the from the 90s are still playable, since many were SP, and have been made playable on today's systems.

When KOTOR online is gone and the servers are shut down, only KOTOR1 and 2 will be playable, preserved for gaming history.
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Dec 4, 2013, 08:46
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SlimRam wrote on Dec 4, 2013, 00:51:
I tried to play this as a Smuggler and after 33 hours I never smuggled anything...ever...not even a stapler

Reminds me of GTA5, where I keep doing these "heists" and get paid little to nothing for them...Thank goodness the market can be manipulated, and I ended with with 4 billion dollars across all 3 characters.

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Dec 4, 2013, 06:22
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Dec 4, 2013, 06:22
 
It is strictly pvp and not a very good version of it. When it is not as good as Something SWG had over 10 years ago you have to wonder why they even bothered adding it.
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Dec 4, 2013, 04:46
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Maybe they dropped $500 million on creating the expansion. I thought this game shut down already.
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Dr. D. Schreber wrote on Dec 4, 2013, 03:20:

Don't forget, this is also KotOR 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8!

...

.... Cry

Well, certainly for the money they spent they could have made that many Kotors.
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Dec 4, 2013, 04:05
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Cutter wrote on Dec 3, 2013, 23:16:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 3, 2013, 22:09:
When I first saw that title I saw this:

The Old Republic Galactic Surfer Expansion

And I thought "Cool!"

You're right, JD, we do need a Silver Surfer game.

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Dec 4, 2013, 03:20
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Prez wrote on Dec 3, 2013, 20:06:
This should have been in the original release. What little there existed of space missions was appalling. Then again, if the space combat is as boring and stupid as the land combat it won't be any better than what was there. What a terrible, terrible game. To think they abandoned making Knights of the Old Republic 3 for this abomination. Ugh.

Don't forget, this is also KotOR 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8!

...

.... Cry
NOT THE BEES! NOT THE BEES THEY'RE IN MY EYES AARRGRHGHGGAFHGHFGHFG!
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Dec 4, 2013, 01:51
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My buddy still plays this and is excited about the expansion, for whatever reason.

I guess it can't be worse than X-Rebirth.
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Dec 4, 2013, 00:51
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I tried to play this as a Smuggler and after 33 hours I never smuggled anything...ever...not even a stapler
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Dec 3, 2013, 23:16
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jdreyer wrote on Dec 3, 2013, 22:09:
When I first saw that title I saw this:

The Old Republic Galactic Surfer Expansion

And I thought "Cool!"

You're right, JD, we do need a Silver Surfer game.
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Dec 3, 2013, 22:38
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Prez wrote on Dec 3, 2013, 22:19:
Ha - I know you're being facetious but sadly the people who run things at EA really believe that despite there being plenty of evidence to the contrary.

Yeah, they either believe it, or if they don't, they want total control, which always online gives them. Luckily there are still great SP games coming out so players like us who primarily play SP still have lots of great games to play. In the autumn sale I picked up Bioshock Infinite, Dishonored, Tomb Raider, Rogue Legacy, Don't Starve, Dead Island, Gone Home, and Lego LotR. So much SP goodness, and not an EA game among them.
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Dec 3, 2013, 22:36
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Well, they are following the same road map that worked so well for SW Galaxies. After the release of space combat, I predict a team overhaul and then we will see a New Game Enhancement that completely changes how combat is done. Then EA will kill the servers.
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jdreyer wrote on Dec 3, 2013, 22:11:
Prez wrote on Dec 3, 2013, 20:06:
This should have been in the original release. What little there existed of space missions was appalling. Then again, if the space combat is as boring and stupid as the land combat it won't be any better than what was there. What a terrible, terrible game. To think they abandoned making Knights of the Old Republic 3 for this abomination. Ugh.

Haven't you heard? Single player is dead. There are too many pirates and no money to be made. Everyone wants all online all the time.

Ha - I know you're being facetious but sadly the people who run things at EA really believe that despite there being plenty of evidence to the contrary.
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Dec 3, 2013, 22:11
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Prez wrote on Dec 3, 2013, 20:06:
This should have been in the original release. What little there existed of space missions was appalling. Then again, if the space combat is as boring and stupid as the land combat it won't be any better than what was there. What a terrible, terrible game. To think they abandoned making Knights of the Old Republic 3 for this abomination. Ugh.

Haven't you heard? Single player is dead. There are too many pirates and no money to be made. Everyone wants all online all the time.
I'm a smoldering volcano of virility. At least, that's what I tell myself.
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Dec 3, 2013, 22:09
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Dec 3, 2013, 22:09
 
When I first saw that title I saw this:

The Old Republic Galactic Surfer Expansion

And I thought "Cool!"
I'm a smoldering volcano of virility. At least, that's what I tell myself.
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Dec 3, 2013, 22:06
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Kosumo wrote on Dec 3, 2013, 22:06:
12 on 12? Do they even have 24 subscribers? Grin2

Maybe they offer cross server play, like wow...

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12 on 12? Do they even have 24 subscribers? Grin2
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Dec 3, 2013, 21:14
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12 on 12? Wow, real epic space battles, huh?
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