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DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:11 PM
The site has suddenly gone to a crawl - probably because lots of you want to find out what is going on. So I will update here.

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:12 PM
2:11 Scooter: Hey everyone, we are still waiting while people are checking in.


2:11 Scooter: Now the doors are opening.


2:12 Scooter: We just been told no photos or videos. USE IMAGination!

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:14 PM
Just waiting on more news

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:18 PM
2:18 Scooter: SW themeQ!

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:18 PM
2:18 Scooter: Montage of movie clips

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:18 PM
2:18 Scooter: DR Ray on screen talking about Star Wars RPG stuff

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:19 PM
2:19 Scooter: all KOTOR footage on screen so far. nothing new

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:19 PM
2:19 Scooter: So manu talking heads

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:20 PM
2:19 Scooter: Now they're talking about KOTOR 2, wihch bioware didnt do, wheeee!

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:20 PM
2:20 Scooter: Now they're babbling about the comics


2:20 Scooter: Dr Ray likes the toys, apparently.

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:20 PM
2:20 Scooter: Some Lucasarts suit talks abougt "one of the worst kept secrets in the industry"

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:21 PM
2:20 Scooter: Lucasrts suit = Gerry Rodriguez

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:21 PM
2:21 Scooter: Darrell


2:21 Scooter: I totally got his name wrong.

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:21 PM
2:21 Scooter: He finally called it the online KOTOR

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:21 PM
2:21 Scooter: He's talkig about how awesome Buoiware is and how they're friends with EA

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:22 PM
2:21 Scooter: Star Wars IP plus BioWare storytelling plus EA coolness

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:22 PM
2:22 Scooter: Dr Ray and Greg are now here.

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:22 PM
2:22 Scooter: Ray is still the Spock of hte gaming industry

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:22 PM
2:22 Scooter: Ray is talking about the rumors, such as Howard the Duck the MMO

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:22 PM
2:22 Scooter: THX-1138 was another joke idea.

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:23 PM
2:23 Scooter: MMO in the KOTOR universe, again, verified by Ray.

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:23 PM
2:23 Scooter: "A dynamic period full of jedi and sith"

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:23 PM
2:23 Scooter: Story-based MMO

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:23 PM
2:23 Scooter: I hope it's like age of conan, but better.

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:23 PM
2:23 Scooter: Ray wants to make something innovative and storybased

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:24 PM
2:24 Scooter: Now he's talking about the KOTOR3 and going into KOTOR6, but decided to go MMO route

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:24 PM
That will upset a few of you!

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:24 PM
2:24 Scooter: listing the four pillars: exploration, customization, combat, and ...


2:24 Scooter: STORY

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:24 PM
2:24 Scooter: story gives MEANING

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:25 PM
2:25 Scooter: Ray is talking about living the archetypal moments of the SW universe

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:25 PM
2:25 Scooter: Greg is talking about state of the game and how it's playable


2:25 Scooter: "We're not going to be playing it today"


2:25 Scooter: Doh

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:26 PM
2:25 Scooter: Greg is dropping mad MMO acronyms like RVR PVP etc

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:26 PM
2:26 Scooter: But he's talking about a game for KOTOR fans who don't play MMOs

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:26 PM
2:26 Scooter: Companion characters are now the topic


2:26 Scooter: COMPANIONS ARE IN. HK-47 PET?!?!?!?

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:27 PM
2:26 Scooter: You can't have Han Solo without Chewbacca is the analogy Greg uses.

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:27 PM
2:27 Scooter: Companions will have own stories and quests, and you can manipulate them if you're an evil dark side duder

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:27 PM
2:27 Scooter: BG2 is COMPLETELY DWARFED by this game (size-wise)

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:27 PM
2:27 Scooter: TRAILER TIME

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:28 PM
2:28 Scooter: still plying logos


2:28 Scooter: title scroll about imminent war between sith and old republic

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:28 PM
2:28 Scooter: olde tyme space shio,and close up of a crystal thingy

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:28 PM
2:28 Scooter: there's an assassin droid on screen

2:29 Scooter: some jedi dude is force choking some soldier fool

2:29 Scooter: DOORS ARE OPENING

2:29 Scooter: EPISODE 1 FIGHT MUSIC whike two jedi are dueling

2:29 Scooter: "your saga begins online"

2:29 Scooter: Star Wars: the Old republic = title

2:30 Scooter: Ray is introducing James Ohlen

2:30 Scooter: Lead designer on KOTOR and Baldur's Gate


2:30 Scooter: He's got street cred


2:30 Scooter: He's going to talk about high level design stuff

2:31 Scooter: KOTOR is the coolest game of my career, and SW: Old republic is even MORE exciting! compelling!

2:31 Scooter: "bringing story to the online space"

2:31 Scooter: takes place 3500 years before movies

2:31 Scooter: there's a haggard jedi looking guy plus some random monster art on screen while he talks


2:31 Scooter: 300 years after KOTOR 1 and 2


2:32 Scooter: New Sith Empire is THE MAN


2:32 Scooter: terentatex= ny Star wars nerd know what this is?it was just onscreen

2:32 Scooter: Faction: Galactic Republic or Sith Empire

2:32 Scooter: classes within each faction


2:33 Scooter: he's talking about individual stories of characters like han solo and luke

2:33 Scooter: that's the dynamic he wants; players with own stories who commune with others

2:33 Scooter: players will have to make hard choices


2:33 Scooter: "good, evil, pragmatic, or unpredictable"

2:34 Scooter: reiterates that companion characters are important to both bioware games and SW movies

2:34 Scooter: companions, player choice, unique classes, and players joining together are the key factors of the experience


2:34 Scooter: now here comes the art director

2:35 Scooter: Jeff Dobson, he's worked on other MMOs

2:35 Scooter: quick aside: no in game art has been shown so far


2:35 Scooter: I WILL DESCRIBE THE GAME LOOK WHEN I SEE IT

2:35 Scooter: all art is concept art so far

2:36 Scooter: Dobson is talking about making it Star Wars and recognizable

2:36 Scooter: oh wait, a kinda cool image of a olde tyme trooper just flashed by

2:36 Scooter: looks pretty KOTOR-ish

2:37 Scooter: it's a trooper design i haven't really seen

2:37 Scooter: NOT EVEN ANTHONY knows what the trooper was!


2:37 Scooter: he's a huge SW nerd

2:38 Scooter: he's talking about how they gotta get the character art right, since that's ALL YOU SEE IN AN MMO

2:38 Scooter: why is he talking about broad shoulders and square jaws if you're going to wear space armor? that's a mystery to me.

2:39 Scooter: AHA, he just talks about how the art is designed to run across ALL range of PCs

2:39 Scooter: he's talking about a video that's coming up

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:40 PM
2:40 Scooter: pre-production footage marker just flashed by


2:40 Scooter: unoptimized framerate!


2:40 Scooter: just location shots so far


2:40 Scooter: now jedi and droids and combat sequences

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:41 PM
2:40 Scooter: no UI, so i cant tell you how it's actually playing out.

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:41 PM
2:41 Scooter: anythony said it reminded him of age of conan with a bit of WoW


2:41 Scooter: combat-aninmation wise

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:41 PM
2:41 Scooter: choppy jedi swings


2:41 Scooter: back to the title card

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:42 PM
2:42 Scooter: ray is talking about general overview stuff


2:42 Scooter: there will be PvP, raids, etc.


2:42 Scooter: still no specifics about classes or anything

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:43 PM
2:43 Scooter: it's still early, and now they're done talking

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:44 PM
2:39 It's "far from finished" but all the screens are in-game.


2:39 Gameplay trailer.


2:40 Wow/


2:42 Three or four different cities and bases, lava vistas, caracters with light sabers, fightings monsters, traffic in the sky, amazing cities, jedi force combar, martial arts moves, males and female sith and jedi. Looks very cool. to be honest.


2:42 PvP and raiding confirmed.


2:43 Greg - "We really believe this game will be something special." They're refusing to date it.


2:43 LucasArts boss wrapping up. He's saying how excited they areabout the partnership with EA and BioWare.


2:43 Q&A now.

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:44 PM
2:44 Scooter: is the footage pre-alpha?


2:44 Scooter: YES

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:44 PM
2:44 Scooter: howlong have you been working on this game?


2:44 Scooter: NO DETAILS ON SCHEDULE

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:45 PM
2:44 Scooter: just that it's a typical bioware game


2:44 Scooter: CONSOLE PLATFORMS?

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:45 PM
2:45 Scooter: "we'r eonly talking about PC... TODAY"


2:45 Scooter: hmmmmmm

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:45 PM
2:45 Scooter: someone just asked if there's a subscription

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:45 PM
2:45 Scooter: "no details on business model just yet"

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:45 PM
2:45 Scooter: someone just asked for release date

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:46 PM
2:46 Scooter: "some point IN THE FUTURE"



LOL

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:46 PM
2:46 Scooter: "why go faction and then side instead of organic 'make a new dude and just go'" begining

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:46 PM
2:46 Scooter: there is a design reason for that

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:47 PM
2:46 Scooter: "what about the future of SWG?"


2:46 Scooter: "today we're talking about old republic"

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:47 PM
2:47 Scooter: open beta?


2:47 Scooter: "AT SOME POINT"

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:47 PM
2:47 Scooter: anything about classes or races?

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:47 PM
2:47 Scooter: "unique ones on each faction, and what are cool things you've seen in the movies, and we'll make classes out of that"

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:48 PM
2:47 Scooter: capture the experience of the movies


2:47 Scooter: if it was in the movie, you should be able to do it in the game

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:48 PM
2:48 Scooter: a lot of these questions are being ducked


2:48 Scooter: "that's for a breakout session"

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:48 PM
2:48 Scooter: gameplay trailer redux

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:49 PM
2:48 Scooter: still starts with location shots

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:49 PM
2:49 Scooter: melee seems to be making some contact


2:49 Scooter: there's lots of shooting and force pushing

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:49 PM
2:49 Scooter: some lightsaber just crossed with some gaffi stick like thigy

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:50 PM
2:50 Scooter: now it's breakout sessoin time

PHEW!

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:51 PM
2:51 Scooter: okay, NOW WE WALK

DarthMaulUK
10-21-2008, 05:57 PM
It looks like that is all!

PHEW