Video games continue to evolve and change with technology, and those adaptations go beyond just graphical improvements. The incorporation of physics engines has allowed games to be more realistic and visceral. There is a growing trend toward immersive games, one where the player really feels as if they are part of the game. Role-playing games, in particular, have focused on providing a rich in depth experience. MMORPGs are tantalizing for both the player and the developer. For the player, no single player RPG can match the freedom of choice and character options that an MMO offers. On the other hand, a successful MMO brings in millions in subscription fees in addition to the initial game purchase. That reason more then any other drives developer and publishes to seek out newer and better ways to attract and keep players. Third party supplements are a growing part of the industry, the SWTOR Guides will just be the newest iteration.
Star Wars: The Old Republic represents a partnership between LucasArts and Bioware. Bioware has established a reputation for producing award-wining RPGs since it’s first offering, Baldur’s Gate. Moreover, Star Wars:Knights of the Old Republic showed that not only could Bioware do homage to the Star Wars universe, they could do it seamlessly while allowing the player to choose between the light and dark sides of the Force as the story unfolds.
Star Wars: the Old Republic is set centuries after the events in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, though still taking place millennium before the rise of the Galactic Empire. Bioware has embraced the storytelling potential inherent in the project, each player will have a single overarching storyline that changes based on your own choices. Third party SWTOR Guides will be incredibly popular for this reason. Any MMO is a incredibly complex undertaking and it is effectively impossible to keep everything perfectly balanced without causing it to be stale. Hardcore gamers in particular are going to be interested in the choices that provide them with the most concrete benefit. SWOTR Guides that set out what the most optimal path for each of the classes will be in demand as the majority of gamers would rather not invest the time needed to collect all that information themselves.
SWOTR has yet to enter open beta testing, when it does SWOTR Guides will be written and tested as well as the game itself. If Bioware can live up to the hype, SWOTR will take the gaming community by storm.
For more detailed information about Star War: The Old Republic Guides, check out this SWTOR Complete Guides Bundle.