Star Wars: The Old Republic Advance Class System

Star Wars: The Old Republic
Star Wars: The Old Republic Jedi

BioWare implimented an Advanced Class sytem within Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic in order to shake thing sup. There are only four classes for each of the two factions, so this Advanced Class sytem is necessary in order to improve variety.

The Advance Class system is available for use after character has grown considerably in power. When you are a high enough level, you will be able to select between two advanced classes, offering you a fair amount of skills after your choice. This is similar to the system found in World of Warcraft. When you reach a high enough level, you are able to use this system in order to be able to acquire distinct skills.

An example is of the Sith Warrior Advanced Class. These options give you the option to focus on being a tank, or in simpler terms, give you defensive options or give you the option to become stronger and deal heavy damage. For those of you who are familiar with the MMO scene, this is known as DPS, or damage per second.

After choosing one Advanced Class, the other class that you did not choose will have its skills locked away. There will be a shared skill set available, which features skills from both of the advanced roles, but the more powerful and devastating skills are not up for grabs.

This system is very impressive. This may possibly make Star Wars: The Old Republic one of the major MMO’s to have when it comes out. Possibly a competitor to World of Warcraft. Be sure to check out the official website for further information on the Advance Class system found in Star Wars: The Old Republic.

LucasArts partners with Steam

Lucas Arts
Lucas Arts

So, as the previous post stated, LucasArts was going to release some “amazing” news on Monday, that old school fans would enjoy. All started from the tweet made on lucasartsgames. So the announcement is that a plethora of classic Lucas Arts games are being rereleased on Steam, for the next month or so.

According to lucasartsgames tweet, LucasArts is partnering with Steam for some “Digital adventurey goodness”. The first batch of games headed towards Steams service will be available July 8th.

LucasArts says that they’re trying to introduce the current gaming generation to some of their classic games. Also for a way to allow games to be acquired long after they’ve been taken off of shelves. Seems like any gamer who has been a fan of classic games would love this announcement. But me personally, it doesn’t interest me that much. For those of you who were hoping for a KOTOR 3, my sympathies go out to you, heh. This must be bad, or disappointing news to you, to say the least. This is LucasArts latest attempt at releasing their older classics. But I can see how this would be good though, many people, my bro included, love to play classics.

The first batch of classics to hit shelves July 8th are:

  1. Armed and Dangerous
  2. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
  3. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure
  4. LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventure
  5. LOOM
  6. Star Wars Battlefront II
  7. Star Wars Republic Commando
  8. Star Wars Starfighter
  9. The Dig
  10. Thrillville: Off the Rails

So those of you classic LucasArts fans watch out for July 8th for these games to hit Steams on demand service.

LucasArts to announce “Amazing News” on Monday

Lucas Arts
Lucas Arts

On LucasArtsGames twitter account, they said that there will be amazing news to be coming Monday. It won’t be a new IP but it will be exciting news for old school fans, according to him. But it will be a new exciting game for an existing franchise that he claims that he’s wanted since he started working for Lucas Arts.

Could be the reimaging of one of Lucas Arts classic gaming titles. From what I see, a lot of people are hoping for a Knights of The Old Republic 3.  But some don’t consider KOTOR old school enough. Anyway, you can dream? Kotaku is hoping for a new developer is named for Star Wars Battlefront III. But lucasartsgames says that they’re reading too much into what he wrote.