Remember when there used to be books about games? Oh c’mon yes you do, and here’s one of them!
Let’s be honest for a second, books about games aren’t really about information. They aren’t, not really as every bit of information contained in any book ever is always scanned and placed onto the internet moments after it appears on shelves.
Where do you think all those wikis get their information from? What video game books are really about are glossy covers, grand layouts and fantastic imagery which makes the most of that particular interactive experience that you love. That’s exactly what the Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia is all about with 352 pages detailing everything you need to know about the soon to be free-to-play MMORPG including lore, class archetypes, character biographics, timelines and ship types. You can spot the layouts below, but the scans don’t entirely do this book justice as it really is a sublime hardback book.
A book which is described as “The Definitive Guide to the Epic Conflict“. No, not BioWare and EA struggling to earn enough revenue to keep those hungry licensing wolves at Lucas Arts in check, what the book’s publisher DK is actually referring to is the everlasting war between the Jedi and Sith.
In total there are ten different chapters discussing The Republic, The Jedi Order, The Sith Empire, The Sith, Madalorians, The Underworld, The Hutt Cartel, Species, and Planets with special class-based gameplay overviews – all of which are penned by BioWare writers so you know that all the information contained in this exceptionally well put together book is absolutely legit.
The reason why we’re telling you this is that we have one copy of the recently published encyclopedia to give out to one lucky fan in the UK. To get this hefty book, which has an RRP of £30, all you need to do is explain why you want the Stars Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia in the comments. The answer which gives us the cheekiest grin will win the prize. Remember we can only post this exceptionally beautiful book to a reader within the UK, so don’t enter if you’re from any other territory.
We’ll keep this competition going until the end of the week. Keep the submissions clean and who knows you could bag yourself a piece of MMO history.
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