101 things we want added to Star Wars: The Old Republic

We spent hundreds of hours in BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic. We played a character to level cap, we tried out the end-game dungeons, and we played more games of PvP Huttball than we care to admit. But despite enjoying it all, we definitely have some ideas on how to improve the game, and we've put together a list with every major, minor, and silly suggestion we have for BioWare.

1. Cyborgs need more customization options to actually be considered cyborgs. A cybernetic monocle does not a cyborg make.

2. There should be an emote or an option to have our Twi’lek change its lekku style. Wrap it around like Bib Fortuna, throw them forward – there are plenty of ways to wear them besides letting them flap around like a mullet.

3. Twi'lek specific head gear, or at least modified versions of the head gear that already exists that accounts for lekku.

4. Fix Twi'lek lekku physics. Right now, especially when you go down in an elevator, they look like pigtails flipping around in the air. It’s adorable, but way too silly.

Above: It's obvious BioWare didn't test lekku physics that much

5. Besides being able to toggle headgear on and off, we should be able to toggle hoods up and down. We don’t want to ditch our hoods entirely, just… you know, put them down sometimes.

6. Previewable weapons in "dressing room" – sure, most weapons look the same, but some don’t!

7. Different stances in the dressing room. Clothes-trying-on montage!

8. An NPC “Image Designer” to let us change our appearance for a few credits in case we mistakenly choose a stupid nose.

9. Inventory auto-sort, because clicking around and rearranging stuff is annoying.

10. More playable races! Let us create Rodians, Gungans, Chagrians (horny Twi'leks), Nautolan (Kit Fisto), Trandosians, Ugnaughts, Ithorians, Droids, Werewolf guy in Cantina, Bothans, Snaggletooth, and more. If they don’t speak common just have them garble gibberish, we can read captions.

11. In fact, letting us choose to have our character speak alien gibberish as an option would be awesome, too. Just in case we don’t like the standard voices.

12. Dark Side/Light Side faction conversion. If our Jedi gets max Dark Side points, we should be able to re-roll him on the same server as a Sith for the other faction.

Above: One person in a ship is cool. Know what's cooler? A billion people

13. Ship PvP missions to let us take our twitch-skills to the stars.

14. Group ship PvE to let us join with friends and take on missions involving multiple ships. Sure, it only took one ship to down the Death Star, but there’s no way Luke would have done it without Han and Porkins.

15. Leaderboards for ship missions so we can make fun of our friends for sucking at ship missions.

16. Gunner seats in ship combat that can be accessed by group members.

17. A /dontgetcocky emote that can only be used during said gunner combat.

18. Kessel Run Racing. We think we could finish this thing in fewer parsecs than Han did.

19. Different ship skins that can be crafted or earned.

20. Different ships. Like, whole new ships. Even if the inside doesn’t change, it’s the outside that counts.

21. We should be able to call in air support from our ship if we are in certain areas. Imagine how cool that would be! “We’re pinned down! Rain down hell, boys!”

22. Free-roaming ships, like the ones in Star Trek Online or Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed.

Above: Here's what the ship stuff looks like now

23. The option to skip stupid docking stations so we can save some stupid time and land right on the stupid planet.

24. Non-mechanical mounts! We want to ride Star Wars’ wildlife. Mounting animals like dewbacks, tauntauns, and gungans would be awesome.

25. Tauntauns for a fast travel option on Hoth. We flipped a table when we saw that this wasn’t an option.

26. If we /sleep next to a dead tauntaun on Hoth we should get a well-rested bonus. Just sayin’. But it should also come with a status effect that makes you mad smelly.

27. Different breathing sound effects for masks outside of dialogue, or at least an emote to trigger it. Our Sith should be as ominous as Darth Vader or General Grievous.

28. The voice modulation part of helmets should be modular so we can put it in other headpeices.

29. Wampa and wookiee rugs for our ships. They’re so warm.

30. Trophy rooms on ships with the lightsabers of the different Jedi we’ve killed.

31. Trophy rooms on ships with the frozen bodies of the different bounties we’ve trapped in carbonite.

Above: We want an entire room of these

32. Trophy rooms on ships for whatever the hell the other classes’ trophies would be.

33. Wearable trophies (like Warhammer Online). Raid bosses and story bosses should drop related items we can wear, like Wookie braids, defeated Jedi lightsabers, and more.


  • Shinard - February 8, 2012 10:54 a.m.

    Free to play would be awesome (and would certainly win me over, I loved the beta), but if they lowered the price and threw in the trophies (bounties, lightsabers, holotags for the trooper?) display on the ship, then that might just make me give in and buy it. Now though, 45 quid and another 18 every two months is just far too much for me.
  • OddWoN ER - February 6, 2012 10:21 p.m.

    how about a free to play version? i love star wars and liked SWG before the update, but i just cant afford to pay the dough to play year round. gimmme a low-cost version that doesnt force me to drop dough to have any fun with it... praying Battlefront 3 isn't dead...
  • Thundercleese - February 5, 2012 11:42 a.m.

    Can I get a Travis Touchdown skin for my jedi?
  • yonderTheGreat - February 5, 2012 3:58 a.m.

    You had me at "The ability to play Star Wars: Galaxies from our ship. The entire game. Please. Before the crappy update." I love you even more now. RIP pre-CU SWG. /cry
  • talleyXIV - February 4, 2012 12:26 p.m.

    Too much reading for me, especially a game I genuinely don't care about.
  • yonderTheGreat - February 5, 2012 3:59 a.m.

    You cared enough to click the link *AND* to post a comment.
  • talleyXIV - February 6, 2012 1:35 p.m.

    I would have read it if it wasn't three pages long. I genuinely don't care about the game but would have read a short article on it. What is up with the emphasizing of *AND* by the way?
  • Mcan50 - February 7, 2012 6:18 a.m.

    His emphasis of "AND" is because he is simply pointing out that for someone that does not care about this game, you took time out of your busy internetting schedule to actually: 1. Click on the link to read this story, about a game that you do not care about. AND... 2. Then took even more time to click on reply and type a message... twice no less.
  • Unoriginal - February 4, 2012 10:46 a.m.

    Mabey this is just a hunch but I get the feeling Cooper really likes Huttball. Don't quote me on that though.
  • PhantomDave - February 4, 2012 6:59 a.m.

    The lekku issue is one I made my brain hurt for a long time knowing they just ditched hoods all together rather than fix the bug from beta. And I have something to add to the list concerning lekku....remember the lekku language from Galaxies that only Twi'lek could understand? That was awesome...
  • Sjoeki - February 4, 2012 3:53 a.m.

    I'm affraid to keep reading as I'm fearing Jar Jar might pop up
  • GR HollanderCooper - February 4, 2012 12:23 a.m.

    103. Team Fortress hats.
  • 435 - February 8, 2012 1:39 a.m.

    This. Also the server transfer and all the cosmetic stuff ever.
  • oldschoolgamer - February 3, 2012 6:37 p.m.

    Reading this I'd almost laugh if it didnt want to make me cry. I just wonder how the two games people can't stop talking about.. tor, and skyrim are such kings. One is lacking just about everything SWG had, and the other a decent sandbox called skyrim, which when compaired to SWG's sandbox, it's like comparing an easy-bake oven to a profesional kitchen.. Yet noone played it, cause it got NGE'd, and noone ever gave it a second chance. Even then it was still one of the best MMO's ever made.
  • Shazamin - February 3, 2012 6:49 p.m.

    I'm guessing you just read IGN's "Seven ways to expand Skyrim" article they posted up a little bit ago. Honestly Skyrim is cool, if not a tad bit overrated (like alot of games are), and SW:TOR is nothing to write home about. Both games just came around in a time when people wanted new MMO's & RPG's to play, even though neither revolutionized anything in the gaming universe.
  • Soxknight1127 - February 3, 2012 6:30 p.m.

    i'd settle for not making the jedi guardian feel like a pansy.
  • BazyLastard - February 3, 2012 5:46 p.m.

    50 was my favorite. Great list though.
  • CameronPoe - February 3, 2012 4:27 p.m.

    I remember playing SWG during the CHANGE.. Never forget.
  • timothygridley - February 3, 2012 4:07 p.m.

    24. Non-mechanical mounts! We want to ride Star Wars’ wildlife. Mounting animals like dewbacks, tauntauns, and GUNGANS would be awesome. I know this whole list is mainly a flight of fancy as well as a wish list but the whole mounting gungans would just be plain awkward. Making one of JarJar's ancestors give me a piggyback ride would be amusing but probably not very fast. Not to mention just plain silly looking for either faction.
  • RedHarlow - February 3, 2012 2:43 p.m.

    So basically all the good features of Pre-NGE Star Wars Galaxies.

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