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The Old Republic

The Old Republic, known officially as the Star Wars: The Old Republic, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by BioWare in collaboration with LucasArts and distributed by Electronic Arts. Set in the Star Wars universe, the game takes place approximately 3,600 years before the events witnessed in the Star Wars films. The plot revolves around the protracted conflict between the Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic.

Characterized by eight individual stories, The Old Republic allows players to choose one of eight iconic Star Wars roles - from Jedi Knight, Sith Warrior, to Bounty Hunter, each with a unique narrative and decision-making freedom. This RPG's main objective is to put every player at the center of their own Star Wars saga, bringing out multiple facets of the expansive universe. The game was officially released on 20th December 2011 and has been well-received for its engaging storytelling and characterization.

Moreover, Star Wars: The Old Republic incorporates traditional MMORPG elements like crafting, raiding, and PvP combat. Still, it places a heavy emphasis on story and character development. Each class has its storyline, and player actions during dialogues can affect future events. These dialogue choices allow for an immersive role-playing experience and appeal to both the Solo player and those seeking a more social online gaming experience.

The universe of the Old Republic is also explored in a series of novels and comic books, expanding on the storylines introduced in the game and exploring the lives and adventures of key characters. These stories make the Old Republic a rich and multidimensional part of the Star Wars canon.

Following its release, The Old Republic has had many expansions, including Rise of the Hutt Cartel, Shadow of Revan, Knights of the Fallen Empire, and Knights of the Eternal Throne. Each of these expansions has increased the level cap, added new story content, and added new worlds and missions.

Star Wars: The Old Republic stands as a remarkable endeavor by BioWare to create a comprehensive Star Wars experience that fans can immerse into. Although it primarily targets the MMO player base, its rich lore, engaging storylines, and meaningful player choices draw a broad range of star wars and RPG fans.

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