Game Update 1.2: PvP Preview
Game Update 1.2 brings with it a plethora of PvP changes, including a new set of gear, join us for a look at what's to come.
Patch Notes 1.2: Legacy
The highly anticipated Game Update 1.2, Legacy, has finally arrived. See the patch notes for the huge amount of changes that await in game.
Alderaan News Holopics: Issue #16
Holo-stills all the way from the outer rim to the inner depths of the core worlds.
Whoops! EA retracts CEO Riccitiello’s statement on TOR’s payment model
In an update to a previous news post, Electronic Arts has said CEO John Riccitiello’s statement on The Old Republic’s business model was based on a ‘misunderstanding’. Riccitiello had originally commented that TOR will be ‘microtransaction-based’, which is quite different from the traditional MMO payment model based around monthly payments.
It’s surprising that Riccitiello would make such an obviously important statement without checking with the rest of the EA brass. Most of the speculation as to why usually attributes it to just another way TOR is going to stand out from the rest of the MMO crowd and that makes sense, given how much attention BioWare has given to the story and the characters. But for now, it seems that fans will be left to speculate on just how much they’ll have to pay until February, when this issue is hopefully cleared up.
Read the updated Shacknews post here.