Interview with SWTOR Lead Writer Hall Hood

Last week TORWars had a great interview with SWTOR Lead Writer Hall Hood via their podcast. There are some amazing details in this hour-long interview and they cover topics like:

~ Character development that keeps players interested
~ Why some classes are clearly Republic, and some are Sith, and some walk a very gray line
~ Drawing inspiration from Episodes 4, 5, and 6 (and not so much from 1,2, and 3!)
~ Why humor is important to Star Wars
~ Writing characters and NPCs that people care about
~ Why the Sith aren’t completely evil
~ How does one write for players who like to be smartasses?
~ Where do the stories go, now that players have leveled to 50?
~ Why plot twists are essential to the Star Wars universe
~ Can great villains (or heroes) truly die, or can they re-appear?

Give it a listen and check it out for yourself. It’s definitely worth it and when you’re done, let us know what you think. What do you think of the future of SWTOR?

Lisa Clark

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.