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Rewriting "Star Wars: The Old Republic"


I like The Old Republic MMO, I think everyone can notice it through my nickname. However, while I’m a big fan of the game, I think some parts of the story could have been written better. In my opinion, from the Shadow of Revan expansion the overall storyline of the game, while still being good, has become too convoluted. So, I was thinking about some ideas to rewrite the overall plot of the MMO to make it smoother and less complicated.

My ideas:

  1. Completely eliminate Revan and his novel from the story of the game. Revan never met the Sith Emperor, He fell to the Dark Side by his free choice and his mind was not influenced by anyone. The whole plot of his novel is completely erased, he never went to the Unknown Regions and never discovered the existence of the Sith Empire. He died of old age after living a happy life with Bastila and their son. The Revanite religious cult continues to be part of the game’s storyline, and is a threat to both the Republic and the Sith Empire, so the two governments are forced to unite to defeat the Revanite threat, But Revan has nothing to do with the Revanites, because he’s dead and will never come back to life. This way you can pay homage to the Knights of the Old Republic games and make good fanservice without necessarily being forced to “resurrect” Revan and make him a main character again. Also, in this way Revan’s character can have a happy ending.
  2. Rewrite Revan’s novel by eliminating Revan. As we know, in the original storyline Revan ventures into the Unknown Regions bringing the Exile with him, and together they discover the Sith Empire. Well, I think it would be a better choice to have only the Exile go to the Unknown Regions, without Revan. I’m not sure what pretext to use to get the Exile forced to go to the Unknown Regions, but in any case she ventures into those unexplored spaces, discovers the Sith Empire and dies at the hands of Vitiate before she can reveal the Empire’s existence to the Republic.
  3. Rewrite the storyline of the Eternal Empire. Actually, I think the idea of a third faction is Very interesting, but making Valkorion and Vitiate the same character is too convoluted in my opinion. So, I would like to rewrite the plot of the Eternal Empire expansions making Valkorion a completely new character, which has nothing to do with Vitiate. He created a personal Force cult and a new Order of Force sensitives (the Knights of Zakuul). He wants to conquer the Galaxy by extending the Eternal Empire everywhere, but he’s not a Sith and he’s not Vitiate. Once again, the Republic and the Empire are forced to stop their struggle to unite against a common enemy, that Is Valkorion’s Eternal Empire.
  4. Darth Malgus dies on Ilum. The idea that Malgus decides to rebel against the Empire and create his own Empire makes perfect sense, but every time they create a new expansion it turns out that Malgus is still alive. So, I think he should have died permanently on Ilum. Legacy of the Sith and future expansions should be Malgus-free.

What do you think? What are your ideas for rewriting The Old Republic? Do you share my ideas, or do you have ideas different from mine? I would love to know.

«This is where the fun begins!»
(Anakin Skywalker)


My thinking is for there to not be an MMO and for the following rewrites to KOTOR and KOTOR II:

  • Move KOTOR to 2000 BBY and make Revan the Sith “founder” from the TPM novelization. This would flesh out the Jedi-Sith history mentioned in the TPM novelization, reduce the amount of redundant Sith rebirths, give time for technology, the Jedi, and the Mandalorians to change from what we see in Tales of the Jedi to what we see in KOTOR, explain why we don’t see characters from TOTJ in KOTOR, and allow the characters of TOTJ to have a happy ending. I also feel that it would make sense for the “founding of the Sith” referenced in the TPM novelization to be the beginning of the “Darth” title and red lightsabers.

  • Move KOTOR II to the Republic Dark Age. Kreia’s cynicism fits the Republic Dark Age, it would be a chance to flesh out the Republic Dark Age, removes redundant events in the timeline, and it taking place 900 years after KOTOR I would explain why Kreia sees Revan as a messiah rather than as a contemporary.

  • Remove all the references to Vitiate and his empire from the KOTOR games.


I think it would be best to just erase The Old Republic and instead write KOTOR 3, and if there’s characters you really like from TOR, just put them in where they make sense.