The always-analytical team over at Darth Hater have turned their attention -- and magnifying glasses -- on the new TOR
webcomic in the hopes of discovering hints for the MMO
. The first issue of Blood of the Empire, entitled "Shades of the Sith,"
went up on The Old Republic's
website a couple weeks ago
, and as with the previous Threat of Peace
comic, BioWare's cooperation with the project may be a subtle delivery mechanism for TOR
So what have they uncovered so far? As with any exercise in speculation, maybe something, maybe nothing. The comic mentions "cacophinzer rounds" as a type of ammo that lightsabers cannot block, which may provide a logical excuse why lightsaber-wielding players may not always be able to deflect blaster fire. Darth Hater also points out the use of Teräs Käsi
, an unarmed combat form that some Jedi use, which could have a role in the game. Above all of these details, they note that the comic seems to reinforce the BioWare edict that "choices matter" -- choices in quests, choices with companions and choices with conversations.
Head on over to Darth Hater
for the full read!