Jurassic Hour #28: The Old Republic
Today, we’re devoting a whole episode to STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC. In case you’ve buried your head in the sand for the last six years, it’s an MMORPG from BioWare / EA / LucasArts. It’s been in development since 2006 and only came out in the last few months. And it’s kind really amazing.
In the first part of the episode, we interview Hall Hood (follow on Twitter! @Hallhood). Hall is the lead story writer for the Jedi Knight storyline, the Smuggler storyline, a variety of major missions (including the “Taral V” and “Maelstrom Prison” Flash Points), and he’s an all-around knowledgeable and humorous fellow. You’ll not want to miss this, as it is surely our best interview to date. You’ll learn about the three Han Solos! Black bisectors will declare it purple parallel!
After the interview, we (Pete and Pat) go outside the realm of story and talk about all the mechanics of this game. Is it nothing more than a WORLD OF WARCRAFT clone? Can it sustain its momentum? Does it require guild membership, or can the game be enjoyed playing solo? These questions and many more are answered by your semi-expert panel. No, we haven’t reached the level cap yet, but we’re getting closer every day.
Please listen to this episode, tell all your friends, etc. As mentioned in this episode, we’ll soon be attempting our first live episode with our radio network 8bitx so… that should be pretty rad. We also got a new logo! You like? Of course you do. I know I do.