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Posted: Jul 3rd 2008 2:12PM vicryixiv said

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Sorry, you're completely wrong.

1. Lore fans dont need their hands held to understand whats going on. They already read blogs, wikis and manga, plus the novels, etc. And if someone doesnt, chances are they know someone who does.

2. Drawing from outside sources for content enriches the game and helps build interest in the BRAND. SWG is not limited to what was in the six movies. Is it confusing go to to the imperial palace and meet grand admiral thrawn? He wasnt in any movies and is one of the most popular star wars characters there are.

I never even played Warcraft 3 before wow, which is an integral part of understanding what the hell is going on in WoW. Was i confused and turned off? Hell no. I eventually became so curious as to the origins of all the stuff i was playing that i went out and bought War3. _That's what they want!_

Also, i would guess a fair majority of players could care less about the nuances of the interaction between Kalecgos, Aveena, and Kil'jaeden as long as they drop purplz.

Posted: Jul 3rd 2008 3:22PM RogueJedi86 said

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As a minor correction, Thrawn is only a Captain in SWG. He gets crowned a Grand Admiral in a quiet(as in not officially in the records) New Year's Ceremony shortly before the Battle of Endor. :)
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Posted: Jul 3rd 2008 7:45PM (Unverified) said

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Drawing from outside sources certainly enriches the brand. And that's what Lost explicitly does. While the show itself is self-contained, material like the mobisodes provide people with a different perspective on what they know from watching the primary content. This is essentially what the mangas, manuals and books should do.

However, when you produce an instance where two figures in an dungeon are the primary protagonists, you need to provide background and closure within the context of that dungeon. Otherwise, it's like watching a movie before your confusion so overwhelms you that you have to turn to your buddy and ask "Who is that? What's going on?" Relying on second hand information when its absolutely crucial to making sense of individual storylines can ruin the experience for anyone. Would you react as strongly to learning something within the primary content or to your friend interrupting the flow and presentation of the movie while he gives his watered down explanation?
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