For the Wookiee fans of Star Wars: The Old Republic, today was a day of soaring expectation and celebration…followed quickly by the devastation of reality crashing their dreams for a Wookiee-inclusive MMO experience.
It all started out as a simple April Fool’s Day joke. BioWare posted what looked like a developer blog on a new exciting feature of the game – a fully-voiced option in Shyriiwook, the native language of Wookiees. The “update” described how Shyriiwook will be incorporated into the VO and conversation wheels. It even included several in-game videos with the new language dubbed in.
Wookiees everywhere expressed their approval. One young Wookiee responded, “A game fully-voiced in Shyriiwook? Are you kidding me? It would be a dream come true. We love BioWare, but frankly, with all that talking and all those cut scenes, we never really knew what was going on half the time.”