So as I'm approaching level 50 with my first toon, I must say I'm disappointed with the level of "Star Warsyness" of this game. I would assume that BW and EA were willing to throw hundreds of millions of dollars at a game is the huge base of people out there who are Star Wars fans. Any by "Star Wars fans", I mean people who watched & liked the original trilogy.
For example, why does this Darth Malgus character show up all over the place? How many more people would play this game if it was Darth Vader?
So far, the only planets I've really liked are Tatooine and Hoth, and Alderaan. Before playing this game, I had never heard of Taris, or Nar Shadda, or Belsavis, or any of those other planets.
Okay, I sort of remember the Twi'lek dancers, so that's kind of cool. But who are the Mirakula, or whatever they're called? And those Chiss, or the Sith?
I'm sure lots of people who are familiar with the "Extended Universe" get all excited for references to Darth Revan, but the average person doesn't. Darth Revan wasn't worth a $100 million MMORPG. Darth Vader would be.
I'm going to give you one reason and expand on that one reason why the ABY Era would not of worked.
In the Movies how many Jedi's and Sith do you see?
Throughout the Movies you see, Vader, Tyranus, Maul, Sidious on the Empire side; Windu, Yoda, Luke, and a few other Masters that really aren't important to the story.
To make a game where there are THOUSANDS of Jedi and Sith without breaking Lore, it could not of been set in the era, therefore The Old Republic Era is a brilliant time to be set.
That is something you cannot argue with