One of the nice little tidbits that I just found that came out of PaxPrime this weekend thanks to Kristen Archer of Torwars.com was this tasty little morsel about the possibility for gambling in Star Wars The Old Republic MMO. Courtesy of an interview that Video Nvidia did with Cory Butler. At about 3 minutes in we get this question and very interesting answer from Cory,
NVIDIA: Can you gamble there?
Cory Butler: I don’t think we’ve talked about that in detail yet but uhm… We’ll probably keep that one in our back pocket for now
Now I don’t know about you but that sounds to me like it is possible that they have some feature already in progress. Betting on Huttball? Maybe some gambling on Pazaak? I am not sure what this eludes to or what game mechanic it might be tied to but I thought it was interesting none the same. Gambling of some form in SWTOR is something I have always thought would be fun and if done right could be very addictive.
I know for a fact that if the mechanic was in game in some form I would mess around with it, and probably enjoy it a lot. Nar Shadda seems obviously the perfect place for such a feature. Being described by a ton of the developers as “the Vegas of TOR” I guess it shouldn’t come as such a surprise that they might be considering it after all. I guess I haven’t thought much about it’s inclusion in the game because of the teen rating they are striving to keep.
I am now hopeful however that this mechanic will make it in the game, hopefully at ship if not maybe soon thereafter.
What do you think is gambling in TOR something you would like to see?
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