Star Wars: The Old Republic is a very interesting game to read the history on. For it’s an MMORPG based off of “The Old Republic” timeline that developer Bioware created for its Knights of the Old Republic games. While the concept of a Star Wars MMORPG is not new (Galaxies was the first), this one had the potential to be so much more because of Bioware. Yet, decisions were made that kind of made it polarizing to players, some of which persist to this day.
Recently, Star Wars: The Old Republic went through a major change, as it had its servers merged into just 5 main ones containing the whole world. But while some may see this as bad, others see it as an opportunity. Mainly, a perfect opportunity to join the game for the first time, or rejoin the game after a long absence. This notion is heralded by Redditor Brajik.
For in Brajik’s mind, now is literally the perfect time to join, especially if you’re new. The game has plenty of content spanning years of updates and expansions. What’s more, because of the server merge, there’s going to be a lot of other people you can mingle with, make Guilds with, etc. Plus, you can explore the “galaxy far, far away” and see some classic locations along with new ones.
He does raise some interesting points, with the main one being the upsurge in other players due to the server mergings. And as other Redditors note, there is fun to be had with Star Wars: The Old Republic. Some recommend though that you find a “mentor” to guide you in the early goings so you don’t get overwhelmed though.
Although, some were quick to note that even with these changes, it’s not enough to save the game. But, as Brajik wisely noted, you won’t know for sure what you think until you play it yourself.