Calrissian fans march to protest lack of Lando in Star Wars MMO

Star Wars: The Old Republic, the upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game, has what every Star Wars gamer wants: lightsabers, Force powers and an epic struggle between light and dark. But it doesn't have Lando Calrissian, and the Lando Society finds the lack disturbing.

The Lando Society, a tongue-in-cheek group dedicated to "promot[ing] the old world values of interstellar commerce and good looks that the Republic exemplified," set up a protest against Lando's absence at the Penny Arcade Expo this weekend. MSNBC has a clip of the mustachioed protesters, which we've embedded below.

(Fans of Calrissian who couldn't join them can always show their love by signing a petition, which the Lando Society will present to BioWare, the makers of the MMO.)

If you've followed the Star Wars: The Old Republic videogames, novels and comic books as we have, you know that it's set 3,500 years before the characters of the Star Wars movies were even born. However, this problem can be solved without time travel. According to MSNBC, "The Lando Society demands that one of Calrissian's early relatives appear in the game."

Star Wars: The Old Republic looks like an alternative to the failed MMO Star Wars Galaxies that fans have been waiting for. But although some of the character classes look like tremendous fun, sadly, the draconian end-user license agreement may prevent us from playing it.

Check out the Lando Society's protest against Star Wars: The Old Republic:

(via MSNBC)

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