Star Wars: The Old Republic FAQ

What is Star Wars: The Old Republic?
The Old Republic is a Massively Multiplayer Online Game set in the Star Wars Universe, approximately three-hundred years after the events of Knights of the Old Republic. Players can take part in a variety of activities including quests, crafting, pvp combat, flashpoints, operations, space battles, and more!

When can I play The Old Republic?
The North American release date is December 20th, and December 22nd for the European Launch Territories. Oceanic release dates have not yet been given.

What Classes/Races can I play as?
Available Classes:

Playable races in the game include but are not limited to Chiss, Human, Twi'lek, Miraluka, Sith Pureblood, Zabrak. The official inhabitants page can be found Here (filter for humanoid).

When does The Old Republic take place in the Star Wars Universe?
Star Wars: The Old Republic takes place over 3500 years prior to the rise of Darth Vader and 300 years after the events of Knights of the Old Republic. The Sith Empire has returned, conquering many planets and reclaiming their homeworld, Korriban. During negotiations for peace on Alderaan the Sith sacked Coruscant, destroying the Jedi Temple and holding the planet hostage during the negotiations. The Republic had no choice but to agree to the Sith Empire's terms and cede control over several star systems. This Treaty of Coruscant many have ended the war but tensions remain high, and a return to war seems inevitable...

Will there be space travel in the game?
Yes. In The Old Republic each player is given their own starship upon reaching the required level. These ships can be used to fast travel from planet to planet and take place in space combat.

Will there be player housing in the game?
Your starship functions as a sort of housing. You can walk around your ship, store items, browse the galaxy map, have your friends over, talk to your crew and order them to craft items. Customizing your starship will not be available at launch but is expected post-launch. 

What are the System Requirements for The Old Republic?
Processor:

  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz or better

Operating System:

  • Windows XP or later

RAM:

  • Windows XP: 1.5GB RAM
  • Windows Vista and Windows 7: 2GB RAM

Note: PCs using a built-in graphical chipset are recommended to have 2GB of RAM.

Star Wars: The Old Republic requires a video card that has a minimum of 256MB of on-board RAM as well as support for Shader 3.0 or better. Examples include:

  • ATI X1800 or better
  • nVidia 7800 or better
  • Intel 4100 Integrated Graphics or better

DVD-ROM drive – 8x speed or better (required for installation from physical editions only) Internet connection required to play.
Official System Requirements FAQ HERE.

How much does The Old Republic cost?
Depending on the version of the game you purchase the initial cost will vary. You can check out the official pre-order page Here.
The Old Republic does require a monthly fee to play, the pricing options are as follows:

  • One month subscription: $14.99 (U.S.), £8.99 ( U.K.), or €12.99 (European launch territories) 
  • Three month subscription $41.97 (U.S.), £25.17 (U.K.), and €35.97 (E.U.)
  • Six month subscription $77.94 (U.S.), £46.14 (U.K), and €65.94 (E.U.)

What's Different about Star War's The Old Republic:
While most MMOG's revolve around a three pillar format of  Exploration, Combat, and Progression, The Old Republic aims to add a fourth, Story. This fourth pillar is achieved through Class Story's and being the first ever MMO with full voice-over.

What is the game rated?
Currently the game has not yet been rated and thus is stamped RP (Rating Pending)

What Planets can I visit in the game?
Players are able to access many familiar planets in the Star Wars universe from their Star Ship. Take a look at Planets for the full list and description.

What are Advanced Classes?
When you reach a certain level in the game you will have the option of selecting an advanced class. This choice will determine the role your character will be most proficient at, whether it be damage, healing, or tanking. 

What are Companion Characters?
Companion character's are the Chewy to your Han Solo. They are your team members throughout the game and can fill a variety of roles otherwise covered by another player.  They can also craft items for you, gather resources, and go on missions all for you. Companion gear and appearance can swapped to make them more unique and effective in combat. Players can talk to their companions as well, and depending on what's said, change their opinion of you.

Will there be Guilds in The Old Republic?
Yes. Guilds are available at launch. If you don't want to wait to find a Guild, check out the Guild Headquarters and join or create one.  

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