Gray Morality: Part 2 of ???, or Why I Need Kreia to Stop Being So #Edgy

Missed Part 1? Check it out here. Full disclosure: I have not finished KOTOR 2. I took a break from it to start playing the online game again and haven’t returned to it quite yet, but this is a serial thing anyway, so it’ll be kind of fun to see how my thoughts evolve on … Continue reading Gray Morality: Part 2 of ???, or Why I Need Kreia to Stop Being So #Edgy

3956 BBY

The first game takes place almost four thousand years before the Battle of Yavin, and the Old Republic online game takes place three hundred years after that. It’s cool and interesting to give the universe such a gigantic history for us to explore, and a whole new political landscape to navigate, but I’m always wondering, … Continue reading 3956 BBY

I’m Allergic to Cats, But Damn, Do I Love Juhani

Alright, folks. It’s time to talk about Bioware’s first canon queer character, Juhani. Is this partially an excuse to show you my favorite piece of fan art to come out of this series? Possibly. (The artist sells prints of this piece here and you might also want to check out their tumblr, where I first spotted … Continue reading I’m Allergic to Cats, But Damn, Do I Love Juhani

Do Bith Speak Basic? Exploring the Use of Language in the Old Republic

Who speaks Galactic Basic and who doesn’t? It seems like a boring, mundane question, but in a world full of various cultures and species, language is obviously important. Whose languages are being spoken and understood, and by whom? Where are our expectations met and where are we surprised by language in the games? How do … Continue reading Do Bith Speak Basic? Exploring the Use of Language in the Old Republic

Apeiron, or Revealing My Hypocrisy In Regards to Mods:

When introducing KOTOR to my friends who have never played it before, I insist on one thing: no mods. Everyone’s first playthrough should be mod- and cheat-free. Maybe this makes me some kind of purist, but if you’re thinking something like “But it’s kind of ugly! The movements are clunky! I hate the graphics!” then … Continue reading Apeiron, or Revealing My Hypocrisy In Regards to Mods:

Gender Ambiguous Revan: A Discussion You’re Probably Tired Of Having

I know you’ve probably had this conversation before. You’re probably rolling your eyes, thinking “Who cares?” or shouting “Read the book!” or something along those lines. Or maybe you’re like me, and a little miffed. Personally, if Revan’s not a chick, I’m not interested. But don’t run away just yet! I understand that Revan is … Continue reading Gender Ambiguous Revan: A Discussion You’re Probably Tired Of Having