SWTOR

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STAR WARS™: The Old Republic™ is a free-to-play MMORPG that puts you at the center of your own story-driven saga. Play as a Jedi, Sith, Bounty Hunter, or one of many other iconic STAR WARS roles in the galaxy far, far away over three thousand years before the classic films.

FAQ

Satele Shan.

Whatever Empire you want, very casual.

Yes, as long as its Empire.

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TLDR; F2P offers the majority of the game, and subscribing is largely a convenience factor.