TOR vs. WoW – How They’re Similar, and How They’re Not (Infographic)

The Old Republic has often been compared to World of Warcraft in space, and there’s no question that these two games will come head-to-head in the MMO battle of the decade. While differences between these two games exist, are these differences superficial, or will the Old Republic bring a truly unique game experience?

To help you decide for yourself, we put together this chart showing some prevalent features and which of the two titles possess them. Note that because TOR has yet to be released, we cannot know which of WoW’s features the game won’t include.

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6 Comments on TOR vs. WoW – How They’re Similar, and How They’re Not (Infographic)


On August 25, 2011 at 4:25 pm

That pic really doesn’t tell me anything, its going to come down to how the game plays, one of the reasons wow was so hugely successful was its smooth animation and controls, no other mmmo at that time or 7 years after had that type of fluid movement freedom with the controls.

Only game right now that holds anything on wow is Rift and even that has some of the worst pvp iv ever had to deal with. If tor’s smart they will try to cater more to the pvp’ers early on, and then work into end game slowly with a good balance of both. Rift failed by slapping some terrible pvp in with decent end game leaving nothing for the pvp community to work with sticking them with a mass of people canceling there subscriptions.


On August 25, 2011 at 7:38 pm

The last one says it all, does wow have lightsabers? no? then GTFA!

Red Menace

On August 26, 2011 at 12:57 am



On August 26, 2011 at 9:58 am

What do you mean WoW isn’t story-driven? It has some of the most expansive lore in any video game currently on the market, not to mention a dozen or so novels and graphic novels to give it even more story. Sure most people don’t bother with the storyline at all, but it is story driven.

CJ Miozzi

On August 26, 2011 at 10:05 am


I completely agree about the lore — I’ve been a huge fan of Blizzard lore since ~1995. That said, I’m talking about story, not lore — there’s a distinction. I’m talking about an ongoing plot, not background information.

The novels are certainly awesome, but they don’t factor into the game. The game must stand on its own — it can’t rely on outside sources for its story.


On August 26, 2011 at 10:35 am

OMG both games are essentially the same. Who would of guessed, damn idiots hyping games without actually properly testing and getting real hands on feel of the product to see if it is something they can stick with long term.

Btw, guess some people have never heard of D&D which is the fore-father of all this and has more mini figures/books/ out the ass then either one of these two.