Star Wars: The Old Republic to get free-flying 12v12 PVP space combat

Star Wars: The Old Republic

By on October 10, 2013 at 8:30 am

An upcoming free expansion to Star Wars: The Old Republic will finally deliver on one of the most-demanded requests: free-flying space combat.

This expansion, titled ‘Galactic Starfighter’, will bring 12v12 PVP space combat with multiple classes of ships and multiple roles to play.

Subscribers will get access first on December 3rd, with others following afterwards. All of the details can be found here. In the meantime, check out the video below.

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WELL THEN, maybe I will try out this game again, not that I can remember what level I was when I stopped playing.

 

wow they’ve finally added what the game should have had in the first place, might be worth a look

 
Artful-dodgeR

I think I might check this out.. if I remember…

 

Gave up on this game when they decided to ignore the poll results and go ahead and remove our Aussie servers anyway, forcing us to play with hundreds of ping.
This was the first and only MMO I’ve played with zero lag, and was a major selling point for me and why I actually enjoyed it so much too…

 
Artful-dodgeR

stoibs:
Gave up on this game when they decided to ignore the poll results and go ahead and remove our Aussie servers anyway, forcing us to play with hundreds of ping.
This was the first and only MMO I’ve played with zero lag, and was a major selling point for me and why I actually enjoyed it so much too…

Ah, actually completely forgot about them removing the aussie servers :-/ Could make the PVPing unbearable.

 

Yeah the aussie servers were a big selling point for me as well and it turned out to be fun… until you hit max level.

You can almost taste the desperation with them trying to keep players but too little too late.

 

I was level 50 when I quit. A few months before the RotHC was announced/released. I’d be so far behind.

 

I’m really just not interested unless I can fly an X-Wing or a TIE Fighter >.<

 

I miss my YE-4 Gunship from SWG :(

 

authenticator is on an old phone that died on me, pretty much locks me out of the account I’d love to try this out but can’t be bothered unlocking the account.

 

recently checked out crafting again, been pretty much ignored since release as the focus is on getting the cool gear off the cartel market and flashpoints

pvp was never my thing so meh.

 

if this was standalone, id be sold

 

stoibs:
Gave up on this game when they decided to ignore the poll results and go ahead and remove our Aussie servers anyway, forcing us to play with hundreds of ping.
This was the first and only MMO I’ve played with zero lag, and was a major selling point for me and why I actually enjoyed it so much too…

Its not a big deal any more tho. They have improved the US serves to the point where the only time you get any sort of lag is when you get lag. Other wise, it plays REALLY well, even at 400 ping. That mite have something to do with the way they have the serves set up at there end, as they did change them heavily before the move across. Me and my two brothers play on the same net with only miner lag problems, but nothing so big a deal that it makes it unplayable.

 

It’s still the same old Starfox “do a barrel roll” shit and paired with their ludicrous “F2P” offering, it’s a complete non event for me…

They could have copy/pasted the SWG JTL module, changed the ship models, and it might have been worthwhile, but this is just another insult on a pile of injury…

 

asmodai: It’s still the same old Starfox “do a barrel roll” shit and paired with their ludicrous “F2P” offering, it’s a complete non event for me…They could have copy/pasted the SWG JTL module, changed the ship models, and it might have been worthwhile, but this is just another insult on a pile of injury…

Where are you getting that from in the trailer?

Yes they will still have Starfox on rails BS. But that looks like arena fighter combat to me, much akin to the current F2P offering Star Conflict….which is anything but Starfox Online

EDIT: Also, you’re talking about a community that actively screams down the throat of anyone who wants the game to expand, especially any PVP expansion. Basic arena space combat is pretty good considering.

 

Perhaps I am a bit too bitter but considering how much of a disappointment the base game was, I wouldn’t exactly be holding my breath for this turning out to be the next Wing Commander or Freespace.

 

They abandon Australia when they closed the APAC servers the games next to unplayable in PVP and you want us to jump back in to SPACE combat that requires even more fidelity. Lag city population Australia, no thanks. I was a beta player and day one Collectors Edition Player. You will NEVER get me back with out APAC servers. /Rant Over.

 
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