Set thousands of years before the classic films, Star Wars: The Old Republic is a story-driven, massively multiplayer online game challenging players with epic quests, featuring dynamic combat across the classic worlds in the Star Wars galaxy. Players will be asked to join forces with either the Galactic Republic or Sith Empire and choose one of eight iconic Star Wars characters: Jedi Knight, Jedi Consular, Smuggler, Trooper, Bounty Hunter, Imperial Agent, Sith Inquisitor or Sith Warrior. Each character class has two different sub-classes with their own skill tree, and each primary class will enjoy their own unique storylines, all of which are fully voiced and feature a sweeping musical score.
As you follow your own story, you can befriend courageous companions who will fight at your side or possibly betray you based on your actions. Together, you will battle enemies in dynamic Star Wars combat and team up with other players to overcome incredible challenges. Known as Flashpoints, these are action-packed, story-driven adventures that test a group of players to their limits, putting them up against difficult foes in volatile situations. You and your group need your wits, your skills, and all your resources to emerge victorious. Every Flashpoint begins with an exciting story and contains difficult decisions – choose carefully, because your group’s choices have a meaningful impact on the challenges you’ll face, the enemies you’ll fight, and the outcome of the story. All the danger is certainly worthwhile, however, as the rewards from Flashpoints are some of the most powerful you’ll find.
If you prefer player versus player action, Warzones feature instanced areas where Imperial and Republic forces battle each other in objective-based combat. Eight players from each side enter the Warzone and then compete to defeat other players and accomplish the mission they’ve been assigned. To emerge victorious, players will have to work together strategically, leveraging their strengths and exploiting their enemies’ weaknesses. At the end of each match, the winning team will be recognized, and individual players on both sides will be rewarded according to their contributions to their respective teams.
The Old Republic's stylized graphics are designed to work on a wide variety of systems, both old and new, with the minimum required graphics card being a 7800. In-game, you can modify the resolution, refresh rate, texture quality, shader quality, character level of detail, shadow quality, tree quality, grass quality, and whether to use bloom, depth of field and anisotropic filtering.