Star Wars: The Old Republic


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Title: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Status: Final
Genre: MMORPG | Theme: Sci-Fi
Graphics: 3D | Filesize: 20 GB
Publisher: EA
Developer: Bioware
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Overview

What’s explosive about it:
Based on the popular Star Wars universe
Fully Voice Acted Dialogue
Unique Class Specific Storylines

Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) is a free to play 3D Sci-Fi MMORPG based on the popular Star Wars universe. SWTOR takes place 3000 years before the films, and allows players to become Jedi, Sith, Bounty Hunters, Troopers, and other iconic classes! Each class features a custom storyline, complete with fully voice acted dialogue and dynamic questions that allow players to make meaningful choices that impact their own personal story.

As players progress they will meet a variety of class specific companions, each with their own special traits and behavior. These companions come with detailed armor sets, unique abilities and personal stories that progress alongside the players. Players will also gain access to a class specific ship, which allows players to travel in between planets and engage in space combat missions.

As a Free-to-Play player, some restrictions are present when attempting PvE dungeons/raids and PvP battlegrounds. A F2P player can only participate in 5 battlegrounds and can only gain loot from the bosses in the first 3 dungeons they attempt every week; players are also restricted from doing any Raids as a completely F2P player.

Star Wars: The Old Republic system requirements:

OS: Windows XP SP2/Vista/ 7
RAM: 1 GB | HDD: 10 GB free space
CPU: Intel dual-core 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 + 3800
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X1800 or NVIDIA GeForce 7950
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131 Star Wars: The Old Republic Reviews

  1. Free players get this : Not even worth it!! You pay for user interface skill bars! You have no cargo anymore! You get sprint at level 15 not level 1! You cant get a speeder license until 25 not 15! Your inventory (witch you could expand using in game money) limits you to only 30 slots! Crafting is bogus! When using crafting like Armstech (weapon crafting) you also need Scavenging too so you have components to make the weapons (witch enemies do not drop nor are rewards nor can you buy) so the game only lets free players pick 1 crafting skill out of 3! If you play for free just choose treasure hunting because everything else is just usless without the other! So all free to play jedis cant create your own lightsabers! The Credits limit is 250,000! You can only chat once then wait exactly 60 seconds before you can type again! So hard to LFG! EXP rate is cut in half! You literally could play longer than any level 50 player and still not be at level 50! Not to mention 2 skill bars witch hold 10 abilities a piece when by the time you reach level 50 you have over 30 skill that are vital to survival! Purple items you have to purchase a license for so dont even think about pvp (you will literally get your a@# handed to you)! The game has turned into pay to win! Oh yeah as a free player you cannot add friends lol! Stupid i know. You also only get 2 char slots even if your a prefferd player! So to sum it all up if you want to enjoy the game pay your 14.99$ a month or pay like something like 100$ – 200$ to have everything ala carte via cartel coins! I mean ive been playing since day one and i thought ok i can maby save some money (they promised prefferd players alot) but to no avail i pretty much got the same as free members! WTF Bioware and EA! http://www.swtor.com/free/features go here and see this bull crap for your selves.

    1. Thanks Allacore.
      I wanted to play this but when i saw your comm and…other comm, i quit.
      Is many other games to play for free.
      Thanks again.
      Adio Star Wars.

      1. lol I’m staying away from this game thanks to you XD

        1. for real. If it was going to be like that, there might as well be no f2p option >.>

          1. sure helped me decide, maybe those idiots will get wind that the bullshit is directly effecting the game growth. they are are playing the dammed if you dont game, but havnt tried the do side.

      2. I quit after they locked all 8 of my characters and said “here choose 2 to use”

    2. so true…they started with a pretty good game, then after a few months they never fixed the big bugs in the game and especially they never banned any buguser, hacker etc. which we had many in our realm and with the time there were more cause they were never punished, but thats nothing new in all the mmorpgs right now…
      now a few months later i wanted to look inside how f2p it is and like allacore said, thats not really f2p…
      bioware thanks for showing us that you are just like almost everything else and just looking for money and nothing else…maybe youre now even worse than blizzard, which is very hard to top them when it comes to greed.

    3. thx man i wanted to play it but now i’ll play something else :P

    4. thx very mouch , you saved me from a pay to win game . like you say not even enjoyable.

    5. And here I was, downloading the client when I read this. Thanks for the advice!

    6. this a great game but i dont like that you need subscription to buy things with cartel coins.

    7. I wanted to play this game SO badly, from the first moment I heard about it. I tried downloading the beta 5 times (couldn’t do it, comcast lied about offering high-speed net).

      In the time since I haven’t been playing I’ve researched things in real life, non-stop. Then I discover this & my heart jumps. But there are still Hackers? Still Unresolved Bugs from launch? The Restrictions mean that the only way I could survive is if a Team of Pro’s took me on & nursed me through battles I read about years ago as being nearly impossible with veterans….

      That’s ok. I didn’t expect much from Bioware after I learned they were in league with the ACTUAL darkside that people call the NWO.
      Besides, I’ve learned Quantum Mechanics & SubQuantum Kinetics through Open Systems of Micro Physics since the Beta of this game released.
      If want a Jedi Adventure, I’ll build; my own lightsaber, my own ship, & my own multi-phase pistol in what I estimate would be the same amount of time it’d take me to get to level 50.
      Oh wait, I’m petitioning my governor to allow me to do that right now.
      #### George Lucas- you don’t need to restrict yourselves to keyboards, ladies & gentlemen. The technology has actually existed for decades and been classified since 1959~ This is reality, not a cruel joke. Welcome Back & understand, I am NOT lying. Look it up. [willing to spend HOW much time online and you never bothered to fact check the very dimensional space you're in?]

      Free Means No Restrictions. Otherwise it literally means (RAAA) Restricted Access Accounts Allowed= False Advertisement I say. So it’s very simple. LEAVE GEORGE LUCAS’ WET DREAM BEHIND, & JOIN ME IN THE REALITY THAT YOU MISCALCULATED UPON FIRST SYNOPSIS.

      1. Do you expect everything good for free?

        Does your ass get whipe’d for you too?

        1. thank you for making my day

        2. I will pay! Just give me a game which is worthy to pay for. Where they care about you.

          1. Looking for it since I quit wow year ago as blizzard pissed me with D3 and WOW patch showing they do not care at all. Just money $_$.

      2. I have yet to see any hackers, and I have not had any major bugs.

    8. Shut up idiot this game is very fun everyone should try it

      1. I agree. It is great for all ages.

    9. Thank you Allacore666 I didn’t waste my time with this sht… Thank you very much for the message! God Bless.

      1. well you and Allacore666 both suck shit

      2. It’s a great game why do ppl have to be so harsh. I’m a subscriber and have been for about a 1 year now. This game has great graphics, numerous locations/planets, thousands of customization’s you can do, and random fact this was the most expensive MMORPG to ever be made so cut Bioware some slack they worked their ass off to give us this amazing game. Just cause you don’t have enough money and/or choose not to spend the money on a subscription then stop bashing the game. If your so concerned about xp buy xp boosts and/or join a epic guild you get even more xp by doing that.

    10. Dude dont be a little whore, its looks rough on paper but in reality you get alot, jesus christ only real drawback is 1 crew skill and no bank and you can take care of tht with 5 euro, but even with those 2 the game is fine.

    11. Absolutely true.

    12. Dream cometrue

    13. I had played since launch. I stopped because of other reasons. Recently i wanted to give it another chance so i logged in. And i found among other things that as a preferred customer i had Restrictions.
      1. could only use 6 of my 8 Characters. (f2p only get 2)
      2. now had a credit lock of 350k credits.
      3. I could not unify my gear Colors.
      4.Could only win 3 rolls on gear in a week of Flashpoints(instances) and another 3 for Ops(raids)
      5.Could not participate in Ops without buying an Ops pass from the in game market.
      These were just some of the things that effected my style of game play.

      Now having noticed all that as i played i stumbled through the GTN(Galatic Trade Network) and noticed they had new search choices, among which these 2 caught my eye “unlocks” and “Legacy”. After searching thru these i was able to purchase with Game credits NOT Real money, actual credits got from killing mobs and finishing quests,
      1. unlocked all the species, (unlocks 1 species at a time)
      2. 9 slots of character usage, (unlocks 1 charater slot at a time)
      3. unify my gear colors,
      4. able to wear the new gear and event gear for all characters on my account
      There were alot more unlocks purchasable from the GTN but i didnt really need them as they had been unlocked already from back when Swtor was P2P. What i found to be cool was that it were other players(subscribers mostly)putting these unlocks up on the GTN for f2p people to buy! When people buy “Treasure Chests” from the Real money market among other things they can also drop these unlocks, which subscribers don’t need so they sell them on the GTN. So f2p people get their unlocks with game currency and the other players selling them make some credits.

      There where only 2 things i noticed that could not be unlocked with Credits and required real world money, they were

      1. The New expansion(which includes the ability to level from 50 to 55)
      2. Flashpoint/Ops/PVP weekly unlimited passes

      I should mention that Flashpoints can be run as many times as you like but you can only win 3 rolls of gear. PvP Matches have a limited amount of times you can participate(3 or 5 i forget not a big PvPer) and Ops can only be run in f2p mode with Real Money unlimited weekly Passes.

      Allacore was not wrong when he wrote his above message. That was the situation in Swtor at that time from what ive heard, but it has since improved. Weather it has improved enough for your consideration, well…that is up to you.

      1. The OP could not be telling more of the truth. EVERYTHING he said was true.

        Don’t let the egotistical choads with their parents credit card tell you that this game is different. It’s not. It’s almost a mockery of F2P mmo’s, at this point.

        Sure, it’s free to play. But you gotta pay if you want to actually ENJOY this game.

        I expect it to only get worse since Lucasarts is now with Disney.

        If you’re a lifelong SW nut, I guess you can try it and like it. If you’re a rich chave with your daddies credit card- you’ll definitely enjoy this- you have no life.

        But if you have played other, BETTER mmo’s (Champions Online, DC Universe, hell, even Star Trek Online) you will see that this is probably one of the WORST F2P offerings out there.

        I don’t mind spending cash on a good game. I dropped a bundle to buy a good Character in Champions, DC Universe- I did this all because the COMPANY MADE THEIR GAMES INVITING TO PLAY.

        There is nothing inviting about SW here. Only tread here if you’re ready to spend even MORE money of the sycophantic system that is SW.

      2. You can buy weekly passes for pvp and pve on GTN too.

        Personally I found the game more satisfying when playing f2p – and I don’t feel bad when I’m not playing it anymore. Not wasting real money is a good thing.

    14. even if u do pay, the game still isnt as good as other free mmo’s that u dont have to pay anything for

    15. Thx alot for letting us know, god i hate games like this P2W….

    16. wellnot realy ou can buy every thin you need fro gtn all the unlocks from ingame vreduts cargo hold crew skills inventoy quick slots everything so your wronf there

    17. Please learn how to format and spell.

      1. please learn how not to be a douche bag thanks

    18. You’re so wrong I play this for a lot of time and it’s very cool:you can play to level 50(and vip players can only make it to level 55)and still make mission and having sprint at level 15 and use speedrs at level 25 it’s a cool decision because they’re very cool skills,and 30 inventory slots it’s cool and you can sell items in any vendor.
      So this is one of the best game ever made.
      AND REMEMBER FREE TO PLAY ACOUNTS CAN DO ALMOST EVERTHING IN THE GAME.
      So guys down there if you are lokking for a good free to play mmorpg you really have to try this one

    19. thx my wallet was ready for some hardcore spending on a game. thx for the reminder! time to check some other ones

  2. So it is a Free To Play, but you have to Pay To Play. What? Thry couldn’t decide which model to choose and they said: “The hell with it, we are doing both!”

    1. Download it and see for your self im on jedi covenent server and my char name is Spyndrro and you can see how bad chat is in the game arguing abot f2p subbing……. The civil war in chat is actually better than the civil war story in the game lol! Plus if you say ANYTHING about restrictions on the chat, subbing players will spam you to death and tell you to get out. Yeah…..it’s that bad! It should be called Star Wars The Old Republic The Extended Trial!*

      *with heavy restricted access!

    2. Not so much “Pay2Win”. It’s more like, “Pay2Enjoy”.

  3. I find myself having to contact support on this. Whenever I try to play it, says I don’t have an active subscription plan on my account and I should get one.

    Good start on this “free” experience =/

  4. Lmao they totally missed the mark of becoming free to play. Its ok they will fix it when they figure out the player bass isnt getting any better. XD

  5. if it was a hack&slash like SWTFU i would pay for the subscription but this is bogus!
    i mean omfg being a F2P player is like playing it ar uber hard mode

  6. this game have boring story, and boring gameplay. and not so goode graphic.

    free to play sucks on this game

    1. Boring story..? Then you should gtfo to a fantasy MMO then since it’s not your kind of story, the story could teach you a thing or two maybe even more.
      Gameplay is each others preference. I guess? I don’t like it myself either nor the game itself.
      Not so good graphics? The hell with you, you’re a joke. LMFAO.

    2. You wouldn’t know a good story if it smacked you in the face.

  7. Hey Bioware… ITS CALLED FREE TRIAL!

    1. lol that’s so so so so TRUE lol

  8. Bullshit, this game is great. I have a level 15 sith maurder, and i’m having a great time. Sure there are restrictions on your cargo, but you can get that for 500 cartel coins which is like five us dollars. Also unless you’re obsessed with pvp in mmos you don’t need all your skills on you quick bar. You can just merely press p and have your protection, strength boost, and healing boost on the side. I don’t mean to sound rude, but unless you’re dirt broke most of the restrictions aren’t really a problem. Also if you really like the but don’t want the restrictions you can just buy a 60 day game time card from gamestop, or even walmart!But if you’re someone who doesn’t have much money you don’t actually have to pa at all either because they added this little thing called legacies where you can get things like the mount skill with credits for all of your characters under the same legacy.
    So my opinion is just try out the game for yourself. Also I’m having a lot of fun as a free to play player, so just make your own decisions.One more thing before I go, if your a fan of mass effect or games where you make your own choices you’ll absolutely love this game.

  9. I also think this game is great. All of the negative comments about it are very confusing to me. The fighting is awesome, the stories are creative, and the PVP is dope. Not to mention the cool graphics. The restrictions can be annoying, but not when you take into account that it’s FREE! What other solid mmo exists that’s free to play the entire game all the way through? Give Bioware a break – they do need to make some money to stay in existence. I have a feeling they will also be giving more and more to F2P people as time goes on. I would definitely recommend this game to anyone. That being said, they should give more to F2P people (like reduced quicktravel times and quickbars) and more to preferred customers (use of special items). Still, I cant complain.

    1. AION N/A my friend! that’s a solid game…that’s FREE TO PLAY all the way…

      1. Yes Aion is an amazing game try it before you try this

        1. Wrong advice ;) because if someone plays AION then…is very hard to play any other game after….you just want one game more good than AION (or maybe almost the same) and is hard to find…..i still search after i uninstal Battle of the immortals,Neverwinter and 3,4 other and all this only because i lost Aion after install new windows and i said let’s try other games.
          I will go back to Aion

  10. I do believe there Free2Play is broken.. But thats about it.. Once you get use to there system its so simple! Ive just lvled 2 50 an did all the story quests (since its free) before subbing an then once I got where I wanted 2 be from a free 2 play aspect then U just sub opening Major PvP an PvE all that you wudnt have been able 2 do even if u where subbed an just starting..

    DOnt look at the free2play as a restriction look at it like a kick start.

  11. i agree, its more like “free to pay to play” of SWTOR. i beta tested and pre ordered i played for about 3 to 4 months then quit untill recently, i tried the swtor again and found that this so called “fP2p” model that bio…EA is doing is bullshit! me being a beta tester and a founder you think that they would give me somthing for trying to play swtor again? but no they didnt, in fact you would think id get somthing like less restriction’s? but NOPE beta testers/founder get shit canned to like the rest of the fP2p players. the restriction are trash the only thing you can do it struggle to play the story lines… and i do mean struggle, you exp is 25% less then every sub. they restrict you on freaking customer support!!!!! heck look at this http://www.swtor.com/free/features they practicly force you to go “preferred account” if you want to have a semi crappy experience.

    Take it from a former player if you play this game at some point you will hvae to spend money. do not play this so called free to pay to play model that ea is reting to make you eat.

    If you really want play play swtor you should just subscribe.

  12. freemium, this game rl shit

  13. You can definitely get to 50 using the f2p method, but you cant really do anything other then just grind. Can’t do more then once instance a day, you can’t endgame, you can’t PvP. Get to 50, then quit. Unless you ever plan on paying in the future.

  14. So i have been wanting to play this game for a long time and when i did i must say its not that bad. im a big star wars fan and the story makes it worth playing but if you dont like it there are alot of games out there and some are even worst. i went from a pay to play to free to play back to pay only because i got a new pc lol this game rocks and i can name 5 games off hand that are worst lol can anyone els lol

  15. Has to be one of the worst f2p models I’ve ever seen. Limits are so high when I came back to play I uninstalled the next day. I really love star wars and always have so kind of bummed out because the game wasn’t that bad. But with other f2p games out there offering so much more I’d much rather play them. Cya later bioware

  16. i reaaaaallllyyy have too complain about this game its not even close too a free 2 play it says f2p but when you start it youl soon discover that after 4 hours and 50 quests you cant afford even a medipac thats like a basic potion since only subscribers get the normal money reward from quests soo dont even start it cause it doesnt matter if you doo all the quests if you grind for 500000 hours you still wont be even close too any of the subscribers.

  17. D.I.Y that SW:TOR is the most expensive games in the history in gaming..?? hehe…. pretty sure about that i think it takes 180-200 million dollars to make, it’s like a movie! Yet, most of free players seem to hate this game because of limited features, EA and Bio ware don’t understand why they lost thousands of players because of that crappy features. I know guys, I am a free player also of that and i quit SW:TOR because it has a lush graphics and Nice game play but the limited,UNSATISFACTORY features really dissapointed me! I know most of star wars players here will understand me. So that’s all thanks! =)

    1. Why are saying these ridiculous things? I know why, u probably only got to lvl 15 and yes until lvl 15-20 the limitations are hateful, but dude, only Judge a game if you played all the way

  18. is good ihave 8 carc and real thing about this when ihave at night iplay 10hour lol

  19. when your play this game, its a story game no mmo. fail game

  20. I have started to play SW:TOR as a F2P player, now I am a subsriber. Thats all for my introductions. So here is what I think. Good game or not. most people here who sumbit their reviews are acting like spoiled kids for 1 reason.

    1. You want a game that is INTERESTING, has good GRAPHICS, doesnt have any RESTRICTIONS based upon your status and you want it ALL FFOR FREE.

    Basicly, you are asking for a satisficing experience from a company who has spent alot of money to fulfil your request, and you want it for FREE. From my point of view, I found the game interesting playing as a f2p player and realised, that I wont be satisfied with so many restrictions so I subsribed, because I have a job, I can support myself and I know, that everything COSTS MONEY, and NOTHING GOOD IS FOR FREE. Please sumbit a review about the game itslef, not how it has hurt you because you are a debt-beat….

    1. im a beta tester bought the collectors edition and i payed a ton to them over the first yr they were out then they went F2P with cash shop thats horrible (they lock basic features unless u pay for it (even in game help you cant do that)

      so play a game from start like i have and then get dumped on see if u feel what they have now is right

    2. In my opinion this game should just go back to P2P. You also might used up all ur salary on 1 month membership on this game. so…. just hope this goes to P2P again

  21. yes but not free, but the story boring and the gameplay

  22. SWTOR isnt completely f2p thats true, but you can still experience the entire story of the game, you can do whatever you want. There are a lot of restrictions yes, mostly not allowing f2p players to get endgame items and so on, BUT you can UNDO these things by buying certain ingame items with the ingame money. In fact, you can actually do everything a subscriber can by buying these items. YES it will need a lot of grinding missions to get the credits to buy those things, but hey, i dont know any other f2p/subscribe game that allows you to do this. People saying that bioware is losing a lot of players because of these restrictions are morons. Bioware is getting more and more players every week. Even real F2P games have a real money market with items you can only get by buying it with real money. In swtor u can buy these with ingame money also

  23. 1 thing i hate for some mmorpg is the word when they say FREE TO PLAY … IF ITS FREE
    than freaking everything is free not like hey its free no month payment but you will not have all stuff in game antil you PAY!!! -.- 1 most thing i hate about mmorpg thats the onley thing i hate

    1. they gotta make money somehow

  24. Free to play means you get to play the game for free. You do, you can play it for free or pay 15 US a month and get everything. I’ve played 4 MMORPG Games in my life time on the computer. WOW like everyone, the game sux and you needed to have people run you through lvls which is tired and boring and at some point you don’t get to lvl up. WOW all you need to do is a character from each of the realms and you have done story line. Rift, good game but its basically WOW, they even have the same guy doing the spiders I think. They added in to WOW RIFTS, which are good but still WOW, the only difference is that you all start from the same location you can’t do each different character type and win. Lord of the Rings, My second Free to play after Starwars, okay, LORD Of the Rings is the same as Star Wars, you want to get all the good stuff, you have to pay for it. But you only have to pay for what you want, or You subscribe for 15 US and get everything. Star Wars, Star Wars has its flaws like all games, no one can be a WoW first time out. However Star Wars at this stage has gone pass anything WoW is and can do. Download Star Wars The Old Republic and see without paying anything, play for free, if you like it, pay 15 dollars and play for real. the only thing it is going to cost you is download and time. Trust me Stars Wars The Old Republic is worth it.

    1. Dude ur comment helped me try this game and to that-hats off sir! I think its a enjoyable game.

  25. Ok, so against all the comments and bad 1st impressions i decided to try this game, and to my surprise the game isnt all that bad and i think ppl are a bit too harsh on it, yes the restrictions are annoying but when you look at it, only big restriction to me is 1 crew skill and no cargo bay, but you can still enjoy it, the xp slowdown is actually not tht bad, it makes the game last longer and if you do (like me) want to get rid of the restrictions it isnt even all that expensive plus if u take the 5 euro worth of cartel coins you can use them too to unlock sumthin, but back to the free player i dont think you should judge it so harshly but this is all just my opinion and a attempt to tell ppl the game is worth a shot.

  26. So many MMO games launch lately. Needs to try out a few. Age of Wushu is going to launch in April.

  27. TERA is going for free, neverwiner in coming, and Age of Wushu in April as well. No room for new games!

  28. Just out of curiosity, for those of you that have played this game and just hate it oh so much, did it ever occur to you that you should look past the variety of “problems” that are “keeping this game from being a great game” and realize that this is the ONLY MMORPG that is Star Wars based. If the concept of the slower exp gain (which truly doesn’t affect your leveling progress), the chat restrictions (which btw, only exist until level 10), the not being able to sprint until level 15 (which isn’t much of a hindrance on your game due to the availability of taxis), only having 1 crew skill (which doesn’t have to be a crafting skill), the skill bars that only hold 10 skills (trust me, by time your level 50 you are already going to know which skills you don’t need because you will have WAY more powerful skills once you hit the level cap), the credit limit doesn’t matter either because you won’t be rolling in credits regardless if you are a subscriber or a free-to-play player, the Purple Loot that requires Authorization and licences can be bought for credits at the in-game auction house, your speeder license becoming available at level 25 instead of 15 doesn’t matter as well (unless you have 35,000 credits to purchase it at that time), and as a free-to-play player you ARE allowed to add friends (join a guild, join a group, hell you can even start a guild). If you really cant stand the “heavy” restrictions then either do one of three things: UPGRADE TO PREFERRED PLAYER STATUS BY PURCHASING EITHER $5 OR $10 DOLLARS WORTH OF CARTEL COINS ON THE OLD REPUBLIC WEBSITE, BECOME A SUBSCRIBER FOR $14.99 A MONTH, ENJOY THE GAME, OR STOP PLAYING IN GENERAL AND LET THOSE WHO WANT TO PLAY/TRY THE GAME ENJOY IT BECAUSE IT’S THEIR DECISION AND NOT YOURS.

    1. You are evidently a shill for BioWare, because half of what you just said is a flat-out lie. Anyone who has actually played this game can see that.

      1. i HAVE played this game and it the exact OPPOSITE of what u said

  29. No thanks
    I better go back to STAR WARS CONQUEST

  30. What makes this game is the stunning voice acted quests with a brilliant storyline. If you play more than one character however you get a different main questline and depending on the side you choose there’s 2 different starting planets. Unfortunately apart from that the rest of the quests are identical and there’s not enough side quests to do different ones for more than one character to make it more interesting. It’s still recommended however, especially now it’s free to play.

  31. This game should definitely not be listed here as free. I’ve played since December 11 and although it’s a great game if you pay, it has one of the worst Customer Support I’ve ever encountered. After every patch they do, there’s usually always a fair share of people who have problems with their games. Due to the free to play launch not so long ago, they have now started charging for phonecalls to their customer support. So, whenever you get a problem and try to ask for help on the forums, they do their best, but usually always lends up having to phone. When you do phone it costs you money and you’re put on hold for usually at least 40 minutes. It’s a downright disgrace. Playing as f2p is completely awful as you get the least of the least possible. If you do decide to play as f2p, you’d better hope your a technical person else you’ll be forking out money nonstop to customer support for fixes if you want to continue playing.

  32. I havent seen STO (Star Trek Online) on this site.. But for those that love space wars.pve/pvp ground and air combat this is a try. Everything in the game can be bought for inngame currency or if you want to speed up things you can put real money in it. Space station constructions with your fleet… a very nice game.

  33. This game isn’t even worth my time anymore, between the lag issues, and the shitty customer service. Ive had the same problem for a week now, and they still have done nothing about it. Not worth my time and effort to try and combat their failed mistakes. Bioware can suck my fat dick.

  34. Okay so I looked at all these negative comments but still (since i’m a die-hard Star Wars fan) downloaded the game. Overall it’s a great game if your free-to-play except for a few things that people just nit-pick. One: You don’t get sprint right off the bat which makes it to where your generally slower than other players. Two: The exp gain is a TINY bit stunted, not halved, stunted. As far as lag and game issues I have had none. You really have to have something up your butt to be That criticizing about this game.

  35. this game is worth playing to pass time but other than that I would not recommend this game at all. The lags are not that bad and graphics are decent but restrictions on this game is off the charts. if you want to get somewhere in this game you either become a subscriber or spend a lot of time in cash-shop. The character slots restriction is not that bad but the high level gear, quest gear and other very useful things are. Also f2p players don’t expect to get in anytime soon when server are near full because queuing usually takes 20 mins if not more due to every subscriber that enters your server gets que up first before any of you. overall its a good game to pass time but there are better f2p mmos out there.

  36. If you like running all over the place for days and days this is the game for you..you don’t need partys or healers you can pretty much do it all alone. Terrible party set up. If you are a loner this ones for you. Oh yah every other second they suggest real money to upgrade and get better equips ect..

  37. nice game and good choise for whos dont want to pay for other mmos have montly sub.

  38. Is ther add on for the game
    ?

  39. the game is fun and worth paying for although if you are more of a f2p player it might turn you down

  40. do not get this game, free players are restricted from acsessing large amounts of items and services. the F2P option only exists so sucker people into paying for almost everything, including mission rewards.

  41. no play this shit game here.

    to much restriction and boring story

  42. I’m really disappointed to see so many misinformed and poorly constructed reviews here about this great game. I have 6 max level characters in this game, and it has never once gotten boring or repetitive for me. There are a lot of great things in this game.

    Pros
    - Eight different amazing story lines (each class has a different and unique story)
    - Every class has five unique and interesting companions that travel with you all the time
    - Every character is voiced and the acting is of high quality all the time
    - Crafting is not boring and is easy to learn and pick up
    - The community is actually pretty awesome
    - Each world is different and has its own style, making exploring fun and engaging

    Cons
    - Free to play is restrictive, but I know people who have played the entire game that way and had no problems

    This game is really good. It has its flaws just like every other game, but it’s a solid MMO and I think everyone should give it a shot.

    1. No one give two shits about your reviews, you like the game. Cool. We don’t care, everyone else seems to think its worthless trash.

      1. nobody gives two shits that you dont agree with their review

        1. And nobody gives two shits that your a fanboy of a poor example of f2p.

          1. I have to agree with Shadows and Ashley. I don’t enjoy SWTOR at all. I got bored of it very quickly (after having bought it when it first came out, at that), and tried it again more recently with the same result.

            Honestly no, it is NOT a bad game. Not the best it could be, certainly, but not terrible. It’s a good example of how many MMOs are desperately trying to hold onto those last few grasps of “old school” while trying to innovate new features. In this case, SWTOR plays like Everquest or the more popular WoW, while trying to slip a bit of Mass Effect storytelling in there. It actively tries to place you in the spotlight, rather than making you feel like you’re just one more random guy. That’s something that a lot of MMOs out there are STILL missing. Some will try to convince you you’re special from the starting area, then dump you out in the world, but SWTOR will try and keep the focus on you the entire way through.

            However like I said, it still plays like any of those other traditional MMOs, which can get boring rather quickly if you’re like me and have been completely saturated by it, or just aren’t into that sort of thing. Playing a smuggler or an imperial agent can help due to the “take cover” aspect of gameplay, but it won’t completely cure it.

            Admittedly they do also have a rather poor F2P setup. I believe it’s improved a bit since it was applied, but the F2P policy many companies have picked up as of late feel so much more open and actually free, rather than guiding you towards the subscription.

            Rather than reading these nasty crapfests going on in the comments, people could just, you know, go play it. It’s free, try it out. There’s going to be fanboys to the death, and there’s going to be haters who’re too blind to even consider that some people may like it. Might as well just go and make your own decision.

  43. Wow most of you guys are stupid huh? so what if you have to pay to get better stuff or access to more? its no different paying for Xbox Live so stop bitching, im already level 25 in 2 days and this is by far the best Star Wars MMO i have seen yet. and yes i do pay for Subscriptions. cuz i enjoy it

    1. Ummmmmmm theres on been 2…..and galaxies was better in so many ways….but no vocals =(

  44. Why is this game even in here its clearly pay to play its not even worth your time to play for free unless you dont work for a living. [may explain the ones who say the game is good as free play.]

  45. This is such a great game, as i played as a F2P i noticed i love levelling to 50, the story was great, but if you are really not a subscriber, i would say the games dies at the max level :(

  46. OKAY. so I saw all these comments while my SWTOR was updating and out of all these cons, SRSLY how many of you actually TRIED playing this game BEFORE you idiots criticized it. yes, the game has its ups and downs but all games do and id rather have a good hardcore game instead of an “hey guess what, I finished the game in one day” .BTW, treasure hunting isn’t the best crew skill, there are other that don’t particularly need the other like slicing(which gets you tons of credits), the credits max is NOT 250,000 because i’ve gotten WAY more as a f2p, and the xp is NOT halved, just partially slowed. do you really expect all free things to be good? SWTOR IS a good free thing so really give it a try.

  47. Why,in gods name,is this game featured?I never want to see this game for as long as i live.The biggest fail of a game i have ever seen.Stay away from this game if you value your health.

  48. seriously why is this featured, requires a degree to just play the game. launcher isnt even fixed to work properly.

  49. Dont bother with swtor GREEEEEEEDY PAY TO WIN….they charge for everything………to equip gear, unfie colors on your gear, pvp, they sell armor, and in game money….i think this game should die… they want 7$ just to change the color of you gear
    they let you do 3 free pvp match a day….and charge you 2.50$ to have unlimited as week……………they f-n charge you 90c to teleport NTY

  50. yeah I tried this, and after battling like a bitch to get it to register an account all I got was a useless desktop icon. I clicked and waited and went to make coffee and when I got back NOTHING had happened, so I tried clicking it again, and got “only one instance of the program may be running”. so, naturally I went to task manager to close the obviously failed first instance and guess what: NOTHING.

  51. My two cents.
    If this game came out as a free model to begin with it is great stuff. Warframe has just as many restrictions and also much less content. So, for a free game or launching as a free game, it is good.

    BUT! (here comes the hate)
    This game did NOT come out as a free2play. It didn’t even come out as a pay2play (like Guild Wars 1 and 2). It came out as a subscription game! The game was hardly ever worth the subscription model (I am a crazed Star Wars fan, and it was a really fun game because of that, yet STILL not worth a monthly subscription). Hence why it failed miserably. Oh, and the fact that after you bought the game with its 30 days free they forced you to buy a subscription plan as well for that to work, is a slap in the face and they should be ashamed.

    The game, obviously, isn’t worth a subscription fee, that is why it dropped to a f2p model. Now, for a f2p model it offers a lot, but nearly a lot as other mmo games. The quality and content is indeed better than most f2p games, but the restriction model is a disgrace. Other companies have gone to a f2p model and they are much more flexible, and they should be.

    When a game falls from a subscription model to a f2p model it proves one thing, that people don’t think it is worth the money developers think it is worth. The idea of turning into f2p is to make less at starters just to keep people coming, and to bring new people in as well. If successful, then it may even make as much money as the subscription model, or in same cases as we have seen in the past even more. These guys, offer NOTHING in the f2p model to keep people there. It isn’t cheaper, it is the same thing in terms of costs. To play the game full, you have to pay s subscription!? To play the game full without paying for a subscription, you have to pay for 3 times the value of the game!? In both cases, WTF?

    To play the game in an ok manner, you probably pay as much as the games value……. again, wtf people?

    The developers obviously didn’t get the point and are a bunch of greedy asses. The money that they milked in from this game already MORE than covered all profits and made them richer quite marginally than before, and gives them opportunity to be MUCH more flexible with it.

    They should take example from such games as TERA (also went f2p) and of course GW2 (simply pay and play, end of story). So, of course, with so many ridiculous restrictions that actually affect the way you play, by comparisson it is a piece of shit that should burn and die out.

    Worst part of all to prove how greedy as fk they are, previous subscribers and owners of the game get no or minimal (if any) benefits from the fact that they had actually payed for the title and for subscriptions. Subscribers have to either stop playing the way they did if they do not pay anymore, or keep paying subscriptions or even higher costs. Bull—–shit!

    In other words, the game didn’t go free to play. It just created a trial version for itself, that is why it sucks. They never stopped trying to force money out of customers, and EA along with BioWare should rot in hell and die out for ruining such a great opportunity of a game.

    Shame on you BioWare, I respected you once. Thanks for putting your hand so far up my ass I can never feel the pain of rape again.

    Stay away from this title people, it is an insult to old subscribers, current subscribers and future subscribers. It is not a f2p game, it is a trial version.

  52. thx hazard, this my statesment, xd

  53. Just clicking on the link provided by the OP made me cringe. As soon as i saw the many limitations that F2P has is astonishing. I too wanted to play this but yet again another F2P- pay to enjoy/compete model rumbles that completely.

    This is also PVP too so in what aspect does a F2P stand a chance against a P2P if that F2P can never get on par with someone who is P2P?

    Either make it subscription based completely like before or don’t even bother to advertise F2P with these many heavy restrictions.

    I agree with the post above. Just sounds like a trial version.

    I have seen it all now tho. Pay to play, pay to enjoy, pay to compete, pay to win.. Stop labeling them F2P…

    And how many models do these type of games go through.

    Subscriptions
    F2P
    Microtransactions – IMO the worse model i have seen used. Free to play – Login and pay to enhance gameplay, meaning you have to buy almost everything to get into the higher content. Again don’t bother to PVP unless you want your ass handed to you. War of legends wins that award.

  54. Looking for an excellent space adventure with insane battles, death everywhere and the chance to change the history of the galaxy around you…look elsewhere!

    I’ve played this game at launch, payed for 3 months sub, upfront. Played all the classes at least once, stuck with my Bounty Hunter till lvl 50, managed to win a set of tier 1 pvp gear and I skipped about 20 lvls of story and solely focused on pvp because…

    The story is absolute time wasting CRAP! Holy shit…hours of dialog, choices that do absolutely nothing to the gaming universe or to your story whatsoever.
    So…I killed a hut, big deal…hes alive again for the next random guy to do the story mode. Oh and then, the hut I killed had his buddies try to hunt me down and kill me on some random planet, so I killed them. The same way I kill everything else, hit the “1″ key…then “2″…then “3″ and oh look, they’re dead. Just like everything else.

    Dungeon runs…whoop dee shit, do that crap over and over and over with ya damn eyes closed. Any dumbass can do this, even monkies could do it. And it’s so boring, omg it’s boring…least watching paint dry has some cool physics at the micro level about it.

    Now, pvp is where its at, right? think again…Better than the damn story, but shank me dead, hours and hours, over and over again of trying not to die coz your teammates die, you lose buffs oh and look, you can’t kill shit without them. And the enemy is IMMORTAL! I mean, you knock a guy senseless with a backhand, he has stars around his head not doing shit, and you gash his neck, stomach and then slowly drive your lightsaber down through his head and exiting his groin, and he takes a 10th of his healthbar in damage? wtf…and the guy is a damn smuggler, wearing cowboy leathers and boots…

    I tell ya, this game did not impress me at all, just another stupid world of warcrap clone. Lucas Arts made some promises of innovation, feeling like a hero, changing the galaxy, imersive storyline etc etc…FAILED completely on all of it.

    This game is JUNK JUNK JUNK!!!

    1. Okay, okay I’ll bite on this one..since you seem desperate to call it out.

      So…I killed a hut, big deal…hes alive again for the next random guy to do the story mode..”

      Oh I’m sorry, you must’ve thought this was a single player game. Hey guy, guess what? It’s an mmo. That means there are other players. This isn’t a sandbox game. Wherever you got that impression, you were led astray.

      “The same way I kill everything else, hit the “1″ key…then “2″…then “3″ and oh look, they’re dead. Just like everything else.”

      I’m sorry, you expected different from a standard MMORPG combat system?

      “Dungeon runs…whoop dee shit, do that crap over and over and over with ya damn eyes closed. Any dumbass can do this, even monkies could do it.”

      Clearly you’ve never tried Nightmare Mode Legions of Scum and Villainy. It is not easy. Oh but you’d know that, right?

      “Now, pvp is where its at, right? think again…Better than the damn story, but shank me dead, hours and hours, over and over again of trying not to die coz your teammates die, you lose buffs oh and look, you can’t kill shit without them.”

      Wahhhh I’m going to cry about team-based objective-focused PVP because it’s team-based! Seriously? If I wasn’t sure you were trolling, I’m definitely sure now.

      “And the enemy is IMMORTAL! I mean, you knock a guy senseless with a backhand, he has stars around his head not doing shit, and you gash his neck, stomach and then slowly drive your lightsaber down through his head and exiting his groin, and he takes a 10th of his healthbar in damage?”

      Now I know you’re trolling. I can point to any other mmo with crazy moves and say the same thing. It’s called the concept of HP. It was never realistic. Have you ever played any RPG in your life? I can most certainly say NO, YOU HAVEN’T.

      So your entire rage post was filled with pointless conjecture and unfounded complaints. Seriously folks, if you’re going to take anything to heart, don’t take his post with even a grain of salt. There’s valid complaints and then there’s nitpicking at the smallest, insignificant detail. This guy above here? Don’t be like him.

      1. Woo-hoo! Finally someone sensible!This proves that the world is not filled with trolls like the first guy!

        1. Ha…and you defend this worthless crap of a game that had promised innovation when really, they just took wow and changed the theme. Sad pos game.

          1. Attacking the games mechanics or any game of its type is counter productive. All types of RPG games follow this same formula in one way or another. It may be innoative in other ways but i have not played this game so i cannot say. I played Conan which again was said to be innoavtive and it doesn’t all ways mean something spectacular even if the developers harp on about how this and this works. They may have ahd a goal to achieve somethign truely remarkable but if it is only slight they still have to give it selling points.

  55. You can unlock most of the restrictions buy buying them in the in game trade market for in game credits which include just about everything people bitch about, The only restriction I have on my account now is the credit cap, everything else I unlocked with out paying a dime. As far as pvp and the flashpoint restrictions you do have to buy a weekly pass which you can buy with in game currency as well, I can not think of anything at all I could not unlock from just playing and earning credits in game, quit bitching and being lazy.

    1. And how much did that took you?

  56. Best MMO ive ever played. Have been a supscriber and free to play havnet notised ant diffrens. Stop the hate plz

  57. Guys, here’s the best piece of advice your going to get on this forum. Ignore every comment on this page. If you are interested in checking out this game then just go and try it. As been mentioned there is a free-to-play aspect here so you don’t have to spend any money. As for the restrictions, well they don’t really kick in until your a bit past level 10 which should give you long enough to decide if your interested in this game or not. If your interested then by all means put a little cash into the game if not, well then there are more games to try. The people here either love it or hate it but no one here has given you an objective opinion on the quality of the game. The best way to get that is to try it yourself

  58. Okay look people say it’s a bad game but it really isn’t! it’s only a bad game if your one of those people who wants better stuff than everyone else… If you like the look of it… Go play it!

  59. I played SWTOR since Beta up until May 2013 as a subscriber and I’m F2P since.
    F2P for SWTOR is exactly as allacore666 described it – very restrictive and not very fun unless you buy add-on features via micro transactions (and that adds up quickly!).

    As for the game play itself, it does have some good elements:
    The class stories, the voice acting and the companions (pets) and their stories are novel and interesting.
    But the bad outweighs the good:

    EA doesn’t fix any bugs and each patch introduces new ones.
    Their developers do not play their own game and completely disregard the input of play testers, with the result each patch brings a new embarrassment. I recall patch 1.7 forced everyone to PVP naked, because your armor would actually make you weaker – took EA weeks to fix the problems even though the testers told them months in advance of the patch release.

    To the Star Wars fan, this game does not feel like Star Wars. Yes, you have lightsabers and that’s about it:
    No pod races, no multiplayer space missions, no epic faction battles, no open-world PVP. In fact, PVP in warzones is often against your own faction and open-world PVP, which really only happens during special events, is just free-for-all ganking.
    The same Imperial guilds have mirror chapters on the Jedi side and freely switch from one faction to another for trades and item transfers. Lightside vs. Darkside really doesn’t exist in this game.

    PVP is rather disappointing in general: the classes have some serious imbalances and EA has persistently failed to address these issues. Just as with any other game issues, EA also failed to fix bugs in warzones that have been around since launch in Dec. 2011.
    Cross-server PVP, which was asked by and promised to the community never materialized either.
    Any kind of PVP that involves more than 2 dozen players causes the Hero engine to generate unbearable lag (which is one of the reasons that open-world PVP and epic battles do not happen). In warzones, the lag can be tolerated since there are only 16 players fighting in a separate instance. SWTOR PVP has also quite a few cheaters, namely lag-switchers and speed-hackers. EA’s enforcement of the EULA is very mild. If a cheater gets caught, which is rare enough, they receive an email warning. Repeat offenders get suspended for up to 1 week only, but lose nothing that they have gained by cheating (i.e. warzone points, credits, experience, ranks).

    PVE missions and raids are faction-neutral. You do the same raids as a Jedi or an Imperial. But they are actually interesting the first time you do them. Later, when you have to grind them over and over they get boring very quickly. PVE is just like it is in any other MMO – the bosses have millions of hitpoints and special attacks, but once you learn the pattern (or watched the youtube video) they are all very easy. The only thing that keeps PVE lively (or frustrating) are the many bugs in all of the raids and missions.

    The micro transactions in the game (Cartel market) borders on Pay-to-Win: you can generate millions of credits by selling Cartel items that you purchased with real money, then use these credits to buy yourself high-end gear without ever really playing the game or doing the raids.

    Lastly, the community is not very friendly. While it is not as bad as some true F2P games such as LOL, don’t expect anyone to help you or even answer your questions in chat or on the forums. Trolls are abundant and, as it is with cheaters, EA does practically nothing about it. In rare cases, 3-day chat suspensions are about the worst punishment that they might dish out.

    Overall, SWTOR had a lot of potential but EA/Bioware did not keep the promises they made at launch. Hence, player numbers have been dropping steadily since launch.
    Now the game is not worth the $15 sub and because it’s F2P model is so draconian, it’s not worth the free download either.

  60. Even while I was a subscriber the leveling was too slow, I quit.

    Don’t play this the leveling is too slow.

  61. I’m playing SWTOR and I like it, though not as much as I liked KOTOR (KOTOR2 was never really finised, so let’s forget about that). The biggest problem I have with SWTOR is most likely due to the MMORPG genre in general, where all the classes must be balanced (or at least as balanced as possible), which for a the Star Wars lore is a terrible idea, at least becuase of the classes which you can choose in this game! If they were just Jedi and Sith (both with different types, like sentinel, guardian, shadow, etc), that would be no problem at all, but it’s a big issue if they put in also mercenaries, bounty hunters, and the others. Come on, Sith and Jedi can’t be on the same level of the others, they should e clearly above them. It’s like the emperor could be killed by a bounty hunter! That’s idiotic! This game should have never been a MMORPG, it should have been KOTOR 3!

  62. LOL. FTP complaining…. Never gets old. Just sub.

  63. Dear MMOBOMB.com

    Please remove star wars the old republic from being in free to play category,This “game” is not free to play but a demo.

  64. The game is FREE TO PLAY! Although leveling and other stuff will be a hell of a lot harder because you don’t have the subscription thingy, its still doable. Im a subscriber from day 1 and I have seen the ups and the downs. There are NO BOTS on the servers and I’ve seen the servers get quite populated. Every “free” game out there could use more stuff and better stuff I’ll agree. But this game is a fun game if you give it a try.

  65. If you want to play a free to play sci-fi based game, I recommend playing Star Trek Online. It is a hell of a lot better than Star Wars: The Old Republic. There are restrictions on the size of your inventory and they limit the number of ships you can purchase in game, but overall I recommend Star Trek Online over Star Wars: the Old Republic any day.

    1. agreed! i’m a huge fan of both franchises but if your looling for a good sci-fi mmo experience, STO is a better option

  66. if your truly a star wars fan like myself you will love SWTOR the only downside is you get around 5 PVP mtches a week which is not bad. honestly i care about the story and its a good one.

    IF YOUR A STAR WARS FAN….. give SWTOR a try!

    :D

    1. matches’

  67. I like or even love this game well use to anyways. I liked the game when it was free to play since there is no better game then a free to play game. But sadly most games that say free to play usually. Have some form of content or item that cost something that you are not able to loot or receive as reward in the game. And requires you to pay for (for example DS) DS. And DS let’s you buy item’s that you are not able to buy with the normal money so called credits. Now I do not know for a fact that everyone agrees on this. But I do think and believe that mostly every gamer loves to have a free to play game that’s actually free a game where you do not have to pay for a subscription. Or DS (Example) For a game that let’s you buy item’s with the credit’s/cash you earn in the game. Now I use to play this game as often as I would besides playing other games. But when I heard this game became a game where you needed the subscription to get the stuff that you use to receive. For free without having to pay, I was like, are you serious? And I really just wished that it was not true. But sadly it was so then I just stopped playing now I will get on this game but that is rarely. I think most if not all gamer’s agree with me when I say there is no better game then a free to play game. And I actually mean free, No having to pay for subscription’s or for DS (Example) and etc. Now I know the people who are subs or not subs might start hating on this comment but you have to realize this is my opinion and you should not take it so seriously now if you do hate on this comment and then waste you’re time typing away hating on my opinion then go ahead but if that’s how you use you’re time by hating on what other people think, then I feel bad for you. But honestly this game does have bug issues not to all but to at least some or half of the community. And not everyone is able to play this game because they probably want stuff that has to be paid for but are not able to buy since they do not want to or, Or they are not able to. If they do wish to make this game good and have a huge community like they use to have. They will have to take off the pay for a subscription so that players can get the sprint and etc. For free instead of paying. Take their time and fix the bug’s/issues in the game now I am not sure if they are working on the bug issue now I hope they are but so far it does not seem like they are. No everyone enjoys a pay to play or play to win game. People play the game to enjoy it not to pay for stuff that they are required to have if they wish to get farther in the game. I give this game a thumbs down. It could change to a thumbs up but that’s after they fix the problem’s with the game content.

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