Let the squealing like giddy school girls commence: My favorite single-player RPG is becoming an MMO.
Can BioWare bring their brand of storytelling and character development to an MMO without falling prey to pitfalls like farming and grinding? Their last single-player offering [Mass Effect] fell short of the truly cinematic peak that was Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR), but that may have been more about the console market than BioWare losing its groove.
With Star Wars Galaxies effectively dead and buried, this may be the reboot that the franchise needs; hopefully LucasArts learned that slapping a Star Wars logo on something doesn’t make it a slam dunk. However, Star Wars: The Old Republic isn’t our only hope for a non-fantasy MMO that rocks. There is another.
UPDATE: Here are two articles on shacknews that go into greater detail. The obsessive story work, companion idea, and “no bunnies” all bode well. Thanks, Google News.