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Posted: Apr 27th 2009 12:39PM Holgranth said

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I'm still A. Unimpressed by hype of any way shape or form. B. Think that the "Expanded" Star Wars universe is an INCREDIBLY damaged IP.

Posted: Apr 27th 2009 1:51PM Anticrawl said

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Before the series yes the IP has been damaged heavily thanks to Episode I-III contradicting the series of books but post movies the IP is great. I hope one of these days we have a post movie series game in the Star Wars universe or one that picks up at clone wars and lasts past the last episode so I can play a Jensaarai, which are a neutral force user type group that only seeks the truth of the force and the universe since there are no solid records of early Sith and Jedi life. Their right of passage is also the building and crafting of armor rather than a light saber like Jedi. I think it would be badass to see what happened after the Empire's leaders were killed in a video game.
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Posted: Apr 27th 2009 7:37PM (Unverified) said

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I don't think anything has done as much damage to Star Wars as episodes 1-3. Even with great actors like Ian McDiarmid Christopher Lee and Ewan McGregor, those movies are still unwatchable pieces of shit.

Seriously, I had one of those flashy things from Men in Black so I could forget the prequels ever happened. Along with Matrix 2 and 3.
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Posted: Apr 27th 2009 12:51PM archipelagos said

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Here is another quote from the same author and passage:

"There are morally ambivalent characters in Star Wars, but the central conflict is between light and dark, and like Han Solo in A New Hope, people usually choose a side by the end. Star Wars is more Casablanca than Apocalypse Now."

I would argue that they're showing the toll of the war a little clearer with Ord Mantell but the Good vs. Evil nature of the Sith vs. Jedi remains very much intact. I'm not saying that's a bad thing in and of itself I just think the overarching simplicity of the franchise is simply not going to change anytime soon. I'm willing to be convinced otherwise should the evidence present itself.

Posted: Apr 27th 2009 1:13PM Platypus Man said

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I don't about a "damaged" IP... frankly, the story-span of the original films and prequels seems less likely to hold an audience's attention than something outside their scope. That time period has been far more adversely affected by the general wonkiness of SWG and the less-than-stellar prequel films than the Old Republic period has been.

I'm looking forward to this one.

Posted: Apr 27th 2009 2:23PM Valentina said

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Most people who are going to play this, are playing it for games-sake and what it has to offer above every other MMORPG. Which so far...is everything. They're not playing it because its Star Wars.

So Episodes 1-3 really won't have shit for impact on this game, negatively. And what people also seem to forget is those movies, despite what you may personally think about them, did extremely well, and many many people love them regardless of their flaws.

The bottom line is this game has a lot to offer that other MMOG's do not, and apparently will not for a long time to come. Every other game coming out looks like the same rehashed material used before, just prettier. This one actually has many refreshing aspects of gameplay this genre has needed for a long time now.

Posted: Apr 27th 2009 2:41PM (Unverified) said

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eh, i wouldn't discount some great recent innovations like WAR's public quests, WoW's phasing and CoX's user submitted mission architecture.

there's more going on with other MMO's than just rehashing existing IPs... which is more of a cultural phenomenon than a gaming one (i.e. a slew of comic book and graphic novel adaptations on the big screen)
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Posted: Apr 27th 2009 3:35PM TheJackman said

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How to you known that? all we seen so far are screen shots, lots of talking and real tiny ingame screens..... for now its all a lot of hype with no air in it!

Until they showing some real gameplay I not gona "wait" for it.
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Posted: Apr 27th 2009 4:21PM (Unverified) said

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I'm going to feel like a huge nerd for saying this, but the Empire didn't exist in the Old Republic so how could they even have control of Ord Mantell? Wouldn't their only choice be between the Mandalorians and the Republic?

Yep, I feel like a huge nerd.

Posted: Apr 27th 2009 4:58PM (Unverified) said

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It's the Sith Empire. SWTOR is set during a massive civil war between Jedi and Sith, with each side existing on the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire respectively.
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Posted: Apr 27th 2009 6:40PM Crode said

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Wait, does this mean I cant play a Gungan and annoy the hell out of people?

Posted: Apr 28th 2009 10:13PM (Unverified) said

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To the guy who mentioned WOW and phasing, LOTRO was actually doing that before WOW

Posted: Apr 30th 2009 9:20AM (Unverified) said

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And LOTRO copied game X.

Game X copied Game Y

Game Y copied Game QQ.

lol @ people who claim originality.
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Posted: Apr 28th 2009 12:16PM Lateris said

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One thing I have to give credit to BioWare is the fact that they are establishing a story. The entire process reminds me of how Eve Online built their community on the front end of their website. I am hoping that the game play and the story work together and that BioWare is not flooded with BS from Lucas Arts or EA.

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