Apr 012011

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.” Continue reading »

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