| Mail |
You might also like: WoW Insider, Joystiq, and more

Reader Comments (12)

Posted: Sep 20th 2011 7:56PM Lucidus said

  • 1 heart
  • Report
I really, really hated what Kevin J Anderson did with the Sith. They could have been awesome. Instead we got red humans.

yes... /nerdrage.

Posted: Sep 20th 2011 8:17PM Bramen said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@Lucidus
This is one of the problems with these type of scifi stories. Why does every race look so human like? Or... we could just be over thinking it.
Reply

Posted: Sep 20th 2011 8:21PM Lucidus said

  • 2.5 hearts
  • Report
@Bramen Since they were created for comics, I really have no idea. Usually, it's aliens created for television and movies that are just humans with a forehead appliance or skin color change for budgetary reasons.

Or, KJA just sucks.
Reply

Posted: Sep 20th 2011 8:15PM Bramen said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Nice overview

Posted: Sep 20th 2011 9:16PM JonBuck said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
One of the things Star Wars has over Star Trek is the deepness of its setting history. It's hard to conceive of a single institution surviving for 25,000 years. Despite the relative technological stasis, that's still more than enough time for the Republic to be almost wiped out on several occasions--like the Great Hyperspace War and Great Galactic War.

More than that, according to the EU materials there have been civilizations and empires around for over a hundred thousand years.

Posted: Sep 20th 2011 9:22PM JonBuck said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Wish I could edit my previous post. The Galactic Republic is a Kardashev Level III Civilization.

Posted: Sep 21st 2011 12:56AM Space Cobra said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Meh. So you have these Sith that have "magic", but then it is said they are Dark Side attuned and for a sentence or two, you say/allude that it is actually the Dark Side of the Force...or close to it.

Without knowing the Print history of these books/novels, it seems like the Dark Side humans were presented first to readers and the Red Sith introduced later on as a "surprise reveal" and then their history expanded on later. Of course, I admit to not following these points closely.

But still, I appreciate this bite-sized Holocron of info. Very concise and nicely summarized. As usual, I state I am coming at this game/lore from a different perspective and not looking too strongly into deeper stories/histories, but this was helpful in pointing out a few things in the game. I'll be on the lookout for the next few articles.

Posted: Sep 21st 2011 1:11AM JoeH42 said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Oooookay. I appreciate the idea behind this article and the attempt to explain things but I'm sorry, I don't think this article was very well written or edited. Maybe this makes more sense to someone who is really into the lore and already knows a lot of this. But for a casual fan like myself this didn't do much to help me except explain that pureblood siths have certain characteristics and were almost wiped out.
Other than that, a poor explanation of the timeline really made it confusing. The following sentence is a good example: "Adas drove the Rakata's Infinite Empire from Korriban some 21,000 years before the first human encountered the species." Okay, so later on when you start referring to the BTC method of chronology I don't have the first clue when the event you're referring to in this sentence occured. And who or what is Rakata? I guess that's a race? If so the wording "The Infinite Empire of the Rakata" would have made things a lot more clear. But in either case I've got no idea if the Rakata was a large spacefaring empire, a local people that were native to the Sith homeworld, or a group of Sith called the Rakata.
Then we have a similar problem with "Dark Lord of the Sith Naga Sadow". Do you mean the Dark Lord of the Sith Naga, Sadow? Or the Dark Lord of the Sith, Naga Sadow? This is a pretty simple problem that should have been fixed by the editor.
We get a lot of references to things I know nothing about and you really need to start mentioning specific dates to things like: "survivors of the Hundred-Year Darkness, a war of sorts that followed the Second Great Schism ". Well when the hell was either of those events? If I were someone who knew enough lore I'd be fine but then I wouldn't need to read this article.
So, my critique is, be more specific about times and dates, if you're going to refer to pieces of lore that take a lot longer to explain than you have time for here then create a link to an explanation (doesn't matter the source of the explanation), and be more clear in how you are using names especially the names of individuals, organizations, and races. There's no need for anyone to get offended by this post, I think I'm offering some good feedback here that if you follow will help future posts. I think this is a great idea for Massively and would like to learn more about this sort of thing. But this article left me more frustrated than anything else. Cheers :)

Posted: Sep 21st 2011 5:14AM dudes said

  • Half a heart
  • Report
How very Harry Potter... are there mudblood and half blood Sith too?

Posted: Sep 21st 2011 6:13AM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Darth Vader was only speculated to be the Sith'ari by fans, the only Sith'ari in Star Wars lore was Darth Bane, thousands of years before Vader. Even Adas was never Sith'ari.

The Sith'ari were foretold to break the Sith and then rebuild them stronger than ever.

Bane killed the Brotherhood of Darkness, then instituted the Rule of Two, which is what Vader and Palpatine followed.

Posted: Sep 21st 2011 2:04PM Ardra Diva said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
"Moreso than any other MMO intellectual property, the Star Wars IP carries a rich, deep history"


Yeah, that Tolkien dude only wrote little inconsistent screenplays that changed bong hit by bong hit.

No, wait, that's LUCAS.

Tolkien spent his entire adult life forging a definitive Brittanic mythology that stands as an equal alongside Norse, Greek, and Roman.

Star Wars is perhaps the WORST written IP of any of the major franchises going. It's definitely a lot more ham-fisted (and inconsistent) than Star Trek.

Star Wars looks like a bubble gum "Bazooka joe" comic compared to Lord of the Rings!

Posted: Sep 21st 2011 4:22PM AnotherPint said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@Ardra Diva

"Moreso than any other MMO intellectual property, the Star Wars IP carries a rich, deep history, shaped not only by its creator, George Lucas, but also by the many artists, writers, and directors of the many television series, games, books, and comics."

I don't think Tolkein came back from the grave and had input into LOTRO. The sentence that you cut off is saying no IP made into an MMO has had input by it's creator and others like star wars.

.
Thanks for the article larry!

Reply

Featured Stories

Engadget

Engadget

Joystiq

Joystiq

WoW Insider

WoW

TUAW

TUAW