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Posted: Jul 19th 2010 10:18AM (Unverified) said

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I remember playing Ewoks when I was a kid. Running through the woods, screaming high-pitched gibberish, and throwing stuff at each other... Good times! :D

Posted: Jul 19th 2010 10:46AM (Unverified) said

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Yeah I actually wouldn't mind Ewoks as npcs as long as I get my Sith Warrior Jawa.

Posted: Jul 19th 2010 10:48AM (Unverified) said

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I like Ewoks, though who cares how they did it the point was that a dedicated insurgency fighting for thier home can beat an organized invasion.

Posted: Jul 19th 2010 10:53AM Interitus said

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My biggest WHTNMIISWTORBKOLIPW is already confirmed - Hoth. There are other planets that could have done the same role. It's a barren wasteland which is only included because thousands of years from now a cool battle will happen on the planet.

Something like Alderaan I don't mine seeing because it hasn't really been explored (despite it only being in game due to the movies). And as a planet with people living on it it can at least have a story behind it. But Hoth is just a chunk of snow. If they are going to add something (like a pirate base) to Hoth it could have still been added to any number of worlds that are ice planets.

Posted: Jul 19th 2010 11:05AM pcgneurotic said

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Exactly, yes. It cheapens everything immensely just stuffing the game with things that have no point being in there other than to add recognition value.
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Posted: Jul 19th 2010 1:20PM nomoredroids said

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Agreed, good sir (or ma'am).
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Posted: Jul 19th 2010 10:55AM (Unverified) said

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How could you put Ewoks in a "Please don't put this in!" list and forget about Gungans? Honestly what's worse? I think Gungans. I'd take a pack of annoying Ewoks over 1 Jar-Jar Binks type character any day of the week.

Posted: Jul 19th 2010 11:51AM Daverator said

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Dude, you are supposed to be participating in the gungan boycott, in which you completely and utterly choose to not accept that gungans ever existed in star wars universe.
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Posted: Jul 19th 2010 2:54PM Harley Dude said

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I agree. At least I can't undersatnd WTF an Ewok is saying and thus have less desire to skin them alive.
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Posted: Jul 19th 2010 5:51PM SirUrza said

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I was thinking the same. How can you hate on ewoks before gungans? I'd pick Wicket over Jar Jar any day.
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Posted: Jul 19th 2010 11:03AM (Unverified) said

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I think the events of the Battle of Endor were meant to parallel the Vietnam War to some degree. Ewoks = Viet Cong.

Posted: Jul 19th 2010 11:30AM ed anger said

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ewoks=viet cong

LOLOLOLOL

awesome
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Posted: Jul 19th 2010 11:07AM Larry Everett said

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This was discussed in Massively IRC, so I thought I'd mention it here: The pink cybernetic Nightsister Wookiee used in the header is not Photoshopped. You can actually do that to a character in SWG.

Posted: Jul 19th 2010 11:09AM willflynne said

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Oh for crying out loud, even here?! I thought the wing/zombie complaints were limited to the SWG forums. *sigh*

See, one inconvenient little fact that folks seem to keep forgetting is this: if LucasArts, the other people who work for Mr. Lucas or Mr. Lucas himself don't approve of something going into one of their games, it doesn't go into their games. They are notorious for their control of what's allowed in the franchise. The Quarantine Zone and related content couldn't have made it in without the Death Troopers novel being approved in the first place, and the wings would never have appeared without someone at LA saying, "Okay."

And as much as I hate to burst the bubble, the Star Wars films have always aimed at a broad audience, with a bit of an extra focus on children. One of the inspirations for the films was the old movie serials like Flash Gordon, which were played for matinee audiences comprised of kids. Yes, there's story elements that will bring in the older crowd (and are appreciated when the younger crowd grows up) but with every bit of story there's plenty of eye-catching flash and action that is actually suitable for the younger crowd to watch (a couple of scenes from Revenge of the Sith notwithstanding). Heck, the series may not have had the legs to last over the years if it wasn't for the fact that everyone in the family can sit down and watch it, creating new generations of fans in the process.

Posted: Jul 19th 2010 2:00PM (Unverified) said

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**Bleeped by editor, reason: pointless and intentionally offensive profanity. Consider yourself warned. -Bree**
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Posted: Jul 19th 2010 1:46PM willflynne said

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If it was just one company involved in making the games (SWG or TOR) you could blame the developers. But that simply isn't the case.

George Lucas has always maintained a pretty tight control over anything related to Star Wars. After all, when the Droid phone has a disclaimer at the bottom of the commercials stating that the term "Droid" is used with permission by LucasFilm, that's tight control. The same thing applies to the games.

I'm not trying to be a shill for ANYONE. I'm just pointing out the fact that there are two players at work in those games (three if you count EA's involvement with BioWare), and that you cannot put ALL the blame on any one party, especially when one of the players involved has the right to veto anything it sees fit.

Everyone involved has to take credit for ideas, or share the blame depending on whether or not someone likes the idea in question.
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Posted: Jul 19th 2010 5:25PM (Unverified) said

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"if Mr. Lucas himself don't approve of something going into one of their games, it doesn't go into their games"

Err, that's exactly why people are worried and having conversations like this. Lucas has amply demonstrated his epic lack of good taste over the course of the last decade, who knows what horrific idea he might vomit up next.
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Posted: Jul 19th 2010 6:49PM willflynne said

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And that brings up the other point people tend to miss: it's his universe. He can do what he wants with it. He just chose to share it with the rest of us.

No one says you have to LIKE his decisions or even agree with them. But they are his to make.
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Posted: Jul 19th 2010 11:25AM (Unverified) said

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Anger about Ewoks, honestly? The battle of Endor wasn't a normal battle. A small outpost against a group of Rebel commandos and fifty or a hundred Ewoks.
Honestly, if they had the Ewoks on Hoth and they'd taken down AT-ATs, I think there'd be more to complain about. The Imperial troops were outnumbered at least five to one.

Very rarely does the smaller force win, even if better armed.

Posted: Jul 19th 2010 8:29PM (Unverified) said

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Seems you've forgotten about "...an entire legion of my best troops await them."
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