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The Old Republic - or better known to fans as Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) - is set in the fictional Star Wars universe, thousands of years before the stories told in the original film trilogy. SWTOR is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by BioWare, in collaboration with LucasArts, and published by Electronic Arts. The game was released for Microsoft Windows in December 2011, and it is an extension of the critically acclaimed Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) series.
The story of The Old Republic takes place about 300 years after the events of the two KOTOR games, approximately 3,600 years before the rise of the original film trilogy's Galactic Empire. During this time, the galaxy is torn apart by the ongoing conflict between the Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic. Players create characters who will embark on a journey filled with danger, intrigue, and adventure. They can choose to ally themselves with either the Republic or the Sith Empire, ultimately deciding the fate of the galaxy.
The Old Republic features a vast and vibrant universe for players to explore, with each planet offering unique storylines, missions, and characters. As they progress through the game, players make choices impacting the narrative and determining the allegiances of their characters. The game is renowned for its emphasis on story-driven gameplay elements, intricately woven character arcs, and immersive voice acting.
Players can choose from a variety of distinct classes and species, each with its unique abilities, combat styles, and storylines. Some of the available classes include Jedi Knight, Sith Warrior, Bounty Hunter, and Smuggler. Each class has further specialization options, allowing players to customize their characters' abilities, weapons, and playstyles.
SWTOR utilizes a unique companion system where players recruit and interact with non-playable characters (NPCs) known as companions. These companions have unique personalities, motivations, and abilities that contribute to the player's journey. Players can build relationships with their companions, and the dialogue choices they make can influence companions' loyalties and future interactions.
Aside from the rich narrative elements, The Old Republic also offers various multiplayer gameplay options, both player-versus-environment (PvE) and player-versus-player (PvP). Players can join together in groups and tackle challenging missions, flashpoints, and operations or engage in competitive PvP arenas and warzones.
Over the years, The Old Republic has expanded through numerous content updates known as expansions. Some of the major expansions include Rise of the Hutt Cartel, Shadow of Revan, and Knights of the Eternal Throne. These expansions have introduced new storylines, game mechanics, and additional features that continue to engage and entertain the MMO's dedicated player base.```
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