This past week, there was something of a snafu on the part of Bioware that made many a member of the Star Wars: The Old Republic community both rather hopeful and then rather upset when it became known that the emails were sent in mistake. The emails invited people to rate and discuss their experiences testing the Beta. These emails were sent in error to a lot of people who do not have Beta access. Ah well, crap happens.
According to the emails sent in apology to the email snafu, “These emails were sent to you by mistake. This was due to an internal error and not the result of hacking or malware.”
On 30 September- the emails were sent out the night before, Allison Berryman posted on their site that “Earlier today, two e-mails were sent to members of the Star Wars: The Old Republic community. These e-mails were sent to a larger group than intended, and have caused some confusion in the community. We can confirm that these e-mails were from EA and BioWare and apologize for any confusion they have caused. Please note that receiving these e-mails does not affect your chances to be invited to test the game. Thank you all for your understanding!”
This past Friday, there was little in the way of information given about the game, though they are planning on releasing a lot more information in the upcoming weeks. They are also planning on bringing people in to test the game some more, but any information gathered that way is under a Non-Disclosure Agreement, which means that it is risky to release.
This Friday, which is the usual release date for information regarding SWTOR, Bioware released just an interactive brush up of the game’s information including a galactic map and 3D renderings of the ships. If you wish, that can be found here: Galactic Map
The above video is one of the ones by John “TotalBiscuit” Bane. The commentary is always fun to listen to. The professional eSports commentator got his hands on the pvp demo of Huttball, a Warzone that is sort of like football, if that sport had pits of acid and fire hazards all over the place. Still, it is a fun one to watch.
Currently, there has been no additional word on when same-sex romance options will be put into the game. Hopefully they will be added in during the first major content patch after launch. There are a lot of LGBT players who would like that option. Certainly, if one is playing a female smuggler, the option to have a lesbian relationship would be wonderful. In fact, hopefully, Bioware will also include the option to have a captain romance members of both sexes making it possible for a character to be bisexual.
SWTOR is due out on 20 December this year. It is coming out as one of the most polished games on the market, and the first that has come along since World of Warcraft that has the opportunity to topple WoW’s supremacy and domination of the market.