Star Wars: the Old Republic (SWTOR) offers lots of planets scattered throughout the galaxy. Each race are originate from differing planets. In SWTOR, gamers travel through deep space between planets to complete missions, join in epic battles and much more. The planet system implemented by the game’s developer is in fact a feature of SWTOR that stands out. You could in a sense compare a planet to a map or a zone, however they are actually much much larger. One planet could be compared to a smaller size Azeroth in World of Warcraft.
So far, there are more than 12 known planets. Imagine a playable area of over 12 times the size of Azeroth. What you get is a humongous play area. This makes gathering and questing much more interesting. Exploring every corner of SWTOR can be seen as a tough mission in itself.
Here’s a short SWTOR planets guide for the known planets:
The well-known Tython planet is the homeworld of the powerful Jedi. As known throughout the galaxy, the larger part of Tython remains undiscovered with unknown darkness lurking in the shadows.
Korriban is another widely known planet given it is where the Sith’s origins. The planet is very active with the majority allocated to training Dark Jedi.
Probably one of the most developed planets in SWTOR, it is the Republic’s capital. This planet houses the senate and chancellor. In SWTOR, the planet has not been rebuilt since the last Sith attack.
Alderaan was once ruled by a monarchy system that has eventually died out and is now a neutral planet that is being battled for between the Republic and the Empire.
Popular in several scenes from the Star Wars movie, Tatooine is a vast desert where battles have taken place.
This planet is where the Hutta race settles and is the base operation of Hutt cartels.
Ord Mantell is a colony run by the Galactic Republic which is under civil war. People of the planet are basically battling with the Republic for independence.
Once ruled by the Republic and overtaken by the Sith, Balmorra is definitely a planet where action will take place between the two allegiance.
This planet is where the emperor and dark council resides.
A wasteland since the Sith completely demolished the planet 300 years ago, the Galactic Republic attempts to re-colonize it. Taris is a dangerous planet with the walking dead as a reminder of the Sith’s attacks.
This planet acts as the Galactic Republic’s prison. The prison on Belsavis is known to have been created by an ancient civilization and houses some unknown mysterious evils within its gates.
Liek Belsavis, Hoth is an ice planet. Given the planet has not been claimed and contains valuable treasures, players can expect to engage in PvP on Hoth.
Home to the Voss race, powerful force-sensitive beings, the planet and its inhabitant the Republic and Empire compete for the Voss’ alliance.
Nars Shadaa is actually a moon under the Hutts authority. Crime organizations and cartels basically runs the planet and it is known to be one of wealthiest planets in the galaxy.
Altough Corellia is known to be a Republic planet, word has it that the Empire’s Imperials have corrupted the planet’s leaders.
Currently heavy populated the Imperial forces, Ilum is known to be the origins of the Jedi’s weapon, lightsabers. The crystals found on the planet are used to forge lightsabers.
Yet another Republic planet, in SWTOR, it is continuously being invaded by the Imperial army.
SWTOR gamers will find themselves traveling in and between all these planets throughout the game to complete mission and the game’s questline (storyline). Each and every planet has its own character or so called personality and is a beauty in its own sense. Together, these planets make the galaxy and the entire Star Wars theme.
If you’re looking for more than preliminary info, this SWTOR Guide is recommended. The manual is also available as part of a SWTOR Complete Guides Bundle; further recommended for serious SWTOR gamers.