Eh, fuck all of the "Old Republic" stuff. Most of the EU, for the matter. The "thousand years ago" stuff always bugged me, since it all just seems a rip-off of the movie's "factions" anyway. You've got a "sith empire" and cannon fodder guys who all look like Stormtroopers anyway, etc. Might as well just set it in the movie's period and go with the real deal, no?