1. This game has been heavily advertised for having a strong single-player element. If my theoretical subscription runs out (likely, since there is no way I'll pay hundreds of dollars, just to keep playing it year after year) and I can no longer connect to any servers, will I still be allowed to play this game on my own? 2. If there's a bright center to the universe of quality writing, Star Wars in general and that drearily awful computer animated series called Clone Wars in particular are the farthest from it. I won't even allow anyone to argue with me on that one, it as much a proven fact as.. I don't know.. evolution. So generally speaking, it seems like all Star Wars franchise is undergoing a process of simplification. This rule somehow doesn't seem to apply to the KOTOR games, in particular KOTOR 2 which has one or two characters that have been written so decently that they alone lift up the entire game. Now, I've sat down behind my you tube and watched playthroughs of The Old Republic (Jedi Knight, first forty minutes or so), and I can't really say I saw enough to make up my mind about the quality of writing. Is this 'simplification' really still the case with The Old Republic, or does it have a lot of clever, fresh writing that's capable of provoking intrigue? I mean, I still expect to see a measure of bland Star Wars cliches, but KOTOR 2 for instance didn't do all that bad with it.