The Mission of RepublicTrooper.com
- Be a definitive source of information regarding Troopers in The Old Republic.
- Deliver insightful and relevant information regarding MMOs in general and TOR in particular.
- Keeping our readers up to date on TOR news.
- Creating a repository for TOR Lore.
- Create a community for our readers.
A Definitive Source on the Republic Trooper
Our intention is to bring you, the players, all of the relevant and up-to-date information pertaining to the Trooper class in The Old Republic. Class abilities, Advanced Class overviews, Raid viability, Gear stats; all this and more are what will fill this repository of Trooper knowledge.
Star Wars: The Old Republic and other MMOs
When you’ve been playing, writing about, and designing websites for MMOs for as long as we have you learn a few things. Having your finger on the pulse of the industry can provide insight about the future of a title. The Old Republic combines the best features of what the gaming industry’s veterans have learned over the years—both from their own work and the work of others. We intend to analyze and break down that information and deliver it to you in easy-to-digest articles for your reading pleasure.
The Old Republic information delivered accurately is the ultimate goal of our site and that includes breaking news of what’s happening on a day to day basis around the game. We’ll cover everything from in-game changes to company press releases to third-party hardware vendors releasing TOR branded goodies. If it’s relevant to the game, it’s relevant to our readers.
A Repository of Lore
Call it a military database of engagements, a smuggler’s manifest of ‘special cargo’ or an ancient Jedi Holocron of lost knowledge. Whatever you call it, we’ll be endeavoring to collect as much of the story revolving around TOR as we can. Bioware is touting this as the “fourth pillar” of MMORPG game play so we’ll put it to the acid test.
Our Reader Community
Though this is goal is listed last, in some ways it’s the most important. There’s a reason we’re all so excited for the release of this game. We talk to friends about The Old Republic, we go to conventions and read novels based on Old Republic lore and we scour the internet for any tidbits of information that might leak out of Bioware’s sealed vaults. Star Wars is a phenomenon that has brought people together for over 30 years and continues to do so to this day. We here at RepublicTrooper.com consider our readers to be kindred spirits, fans of not just what Star Wars is, but what Star Wars represents to its fans.
Dave is an old-school gamer hailing from the days of the Atari 2600 and moving through the evolutionary tree of Colecovision, Sega, the PC and all of the eras of gaming’s archaeological journey. Opinionated yet rational, Dave tries to bring some of gaming’s great conundrums to light, with the ultimate goal of reminding everyone that, at the end of the day, if you’re not having fun, you’re not gaming right.
Dave has been freelance writing for games on and off for nearly a decade, and you can find his past works in places such as MMORPG.com, WarCry, Beckett Massive Gamer, mmolecule, Muchmore Gaming, and now RepublicTrooper.com.
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Andy has been playing video games of all kinds for close to 30 years. What started off as a hobby in the early 80′s has become an obsession and a lifestyle. At the age of 6 Andy got his hands on his first ever video game system, the infamous Atari 2600, and was immediately enthralled by the likes of Asteroids, Pit Fall, and Defender.
Over time, Andy moved from one gaming system to the next, mastering as many games as he could along the way. By the age of 25 he had been through multiple incarnations of the Ninentdo, Sega, Playstation, the original Xbox and had become an avid PC gamer as well. Andy enjoyed playing just about any game out there, but he preferred FPS and RPG games the most. In 2003 Andy was introduced to the MMORPG genre and was instantly hooked.
In 2006 Andy’s journey went even deeper into the world of gaming, when he helped found mmolecule.com, with good friend and co-founder Bryce Ashey. mmolecule focused on MMORPG gaming news and guild hosting.
Andy is 35 and currently lives in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. You can usually find him online playing Halo, Mass Effect, Call of Duty, Red Dead Redemption, or Battlefield on the Xbox 360 or World of Warcraft and EVE on the PC.
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Tim, Fan Fiction Author
Tim is a 46 year old I.T. professional from Wisconsin, and an aspiring writer. He currently has a completed novel in the horror/ mystery genre and has been working through the publishing process. An avid electronic gamer; he has been playing games since Magnavox released the first console ‘Magnavox Odyssey’ in 1975, and currently plays ‘Rift’ on the PC and is awaiting Battlefield 3’s release on the Xbox 360, as well as SWTOR.
In the early part of the last Decade he was the Project Manager for the Neverwinter Nights persistent server ring: ‘The Realms of the Dragon Reach’ (RDR) which was one of the more successful worlds during its 4 year run, peaking at 1,200 members from more than a half dozen countries, with Dave from here at Republictrooper.com as one of his lead Dungeons Master’s and world designers.
Tim has been married to his High School sweetheart since 1984 and has two adult children, one granddaughter and a grandson due in October. Tim’s family has several generations service in the United States Marine Corps, and his gaming group in the military shooters is made up of 80% former Marines he and his son, who is an Iraq combat veteran, have served with.
Tim hopes that the members here enjoy his stories, and provided they do, plans to keep content coming for some time to come.
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Mike has been an avid PC gamer and fiction writer for over fifteen years. Though he’s gamed on various consoles throughout the years, starting with the Atari 2600 and Nintendo, his real love of gaming came on computer disk. His favorites in the beginning were space flight sims such as X-wing and TIE Fighter, Dark Forces and Baldur’s Gate. His first foray into the MMO market was with EverQuest and since then, he’s been hooked on the genre.
Mike has been writing for nearly as long as he’s been gaming. He began writing Star Wars fan fiction at the age of fifteen and before long was writing in universes of his own. His fiction work has appeared in both literary magazines and gaming websites such as the 34th Parallel, the old Subspace.net repository, and now RepublicTrooper.com.
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