Star Wars: The Old Republic is an MMORPG created by BioWare and takes place in the Star Wars universe.
The gameplay is consistent with normal MMO sensibilities where the player progresses in a multiplayer world by completing quests and slowly leveling up their character and equipping better equipment.
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Pro Companions in any role (4.0)
Companions can now fulfill any role: Tank, Healer, Damage. Also companions no longer use gear stats, and so do not require constant gear upgrades. Gear is only used for cosmetic changes now.
Pro Movie like Star Wars universe
Play as a character from the beloved Star Wars universe, and immerse yourself in a fantastic story from Bioware set 1000 years before the movies. Choose a side and fight for the Sith Empire or the Republic as a Jedi, Sith, Trooper, Bounty Hunter, Smuggler and Imperial Agent.
Pro Stream-lined leveling (4.0)
With game update 4.0, Knights of the Fallen Empire, and later, leveling has been streamlined to highlight quests that are relevant to your personal story, so it's easier to move forward rather than waste time on side quests. This includes on your Map, Minimap, quick travel and flight paths.
Pro Fully voiced characters
For as many characters as there are and how much dialogue is present in the game the voice acting is superb and comparable to the best offers out there. Quests are not just text boxes to read but actually told to you by the NPC asking for your help.
Pro Free to play
You can play through the full story for each class as well as each planetary story absolutely free.
Pro Subscription bonuses
As a subscriber ($15 a month), a player gets a significant XP boost for completing Story missions. At 12x the experience gain, this allows players to progress through a character's class story without having to repeat planetary quests that can become mundane when leveling multiple characters. Other perks include a 500 Cartel Coin allotment per month, useful in the cartel market; as well as faster quick travel cool downs, more character slots, and many more. These perks are quality of life improvements rather than pay to win.
Con Generic MMO quests
Like most MMOs this game features mundane fetch or collect quests that can become not only repetitive but pretty boring.
Con Pay for Convenience
While Bioware has been careful to avoid pay-to-win, being a subscriber or paying some real money for in game quality of life perks can be a big bonus, and offer monthly rewards.