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Posted: Oct 11th 2011 7:33PM (Unverified) said

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MOAR BEACONS!
Gotta study up on lore

Posted: Oct 12th 2011 12:12PM mechanicalturk said

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@(Unverified)

All I see is ... MOAR BACONS!
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Posted: Oct 11th 2011 7:55PM Space Cobra said

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Thought Solo called him "kid" during that exchange (I know he did in others).

Seems the internet has corrected me. I could always pop in the movie and see, but I'll let it stand. ;)

Posted: Oct 17th 2011 2:20PM Natsumi said

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Posted: Oct 11th 2011 11:30PM pyriel32 said

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Nice work

Posted: Oct 11th 2011 11:50PM JonBuck said

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It's a big, big Galaxy.

Posted: Oct 12th 2011 10:07AM Gruck said

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Ok, so I have a HUGE noob question, so I apologize in advance...

I'm confused a little bit on the timeline of events that are in this game as compared to the movies. From what I understand, the SWTOR game is taking place well before the events of the Phantom Menace. If that's true, what I'm confused about is the usage of the name "Empire" that is being thrown around. I thought that the Empire wasn't created until Palatine did it in Revenge of the Sith ?

Sorry again for the noob question.

/ducks

Posted: Oct 12th 2011 1:09PM Larry Everett said

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@Gruck
There were multiple Sith-run empires over the course Star Wars history. I actually did an outline and comparison of them in my second Hyperspace Beacon: http://massively.joystiq.com/2010/05/24/hyperspace-beacon-empires -strike-back/

The primary thing to keep in mind is that everything that happens in SWTOR is about 3000 years before anything that happens in the movies.
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Posted: Oct 12th 2011 10:54AM Vedivis said

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In the time of SWTOR, the Empire being referred to is the Sith Empire.

By the time of the movies, the Sith Empire is long gone. Palpatine then turns the Republic into the Galactic Empire, which is the Empire of the movies.

Posted: Oct 12th 2011 11:40AM Gruck said

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Ah, thanks for the clarification !

Posted: Oct 12th 2011 1:33PM Lenn said

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I realize Dromund Kaas needs to sound a little menacing, but it's hard to be intimidated by that name when the word "kaas" is Dutch for "cheese".

Every time I see Dromund Kaas mentioned I picture a large yellow planet made from coagulated milk. I bet Kaas City is where the mouse droids originally come from.

Sorry about that. I'm Dutch. Cheese is kind of a big thing here. Not as big as a planet, but still..

On topic: I love these write-ups. Nice bite-sized chunks of lore. I'm a big fan of the movies, the originals of course, where Han shot before Greedo could and in which Vader didn't utter that emo "noooo" when he threw Palpatine into the reactor core (or service elevator shaft, or whatever), and I can even find some goodness in the prequels. I read some of the Marvel comics in my teens and the Thrawn trilogy and a few other books (though none of them made much of a lasting impression on me). But the extended universe has become so ridiculously big, it's daunting. I try and browse the Wookiepedia once in a while, but after a few articles I start to see stars, and not in a good way.

So these little lore lessons are much appreciated.

Posted: Oct 12th 2011 3:36PM RogueSprat said

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@Lenn

That's great, Dromund Cheese. Actually though you might be on to something, isn't Vader Dutch for "father"?

I have to agree though about the the universe got huge. After the Zahn books I kind of lost interest. Looking at Wookiepedia, my eyes start to glaze. I tried reading about the Mandolorians. It's like reading the Bible. Ishap begat Krow who begat so and so....and the all to the mantle Mandalore....

What is canon in the universe?
Movies I-VI ... yes definitely.
Zahn Books?
The pulp Books? (I remember reading one about Han Solo and Fluidics in the Falcon.)
Comic Books? Most probably?
KOTOR 1/2 ? Yes
SWToR Yes,

RS
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Posted: Oct 12th 2011 9:04PM Larry Everett said

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@Lenn

I'm glad to hear you like them. That's why I do write them. The Star Wars lore is so huge that it's hard to pull out which is important and which isn't.
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Posted: Oct 15th 2011 7:25AM reluctantprophet said

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@Lenn

Haha EXACTLY. Dromund kaas sounds very lame to a dutchman.

Isn't Dromund a town near Roermund?

The sith seem to have a bit of a dutch thing going.Maybe they shouldn't have brittish accents in the game but dutch!

can you imagine Vader saying
"Loek, ai em yor fasser"

anyway I got over the fact that Darth Vader essentially translates to Dark Daddy from Dutch. I think we will survive Dromund Kaas.
(although I'm still quite sure that kaas city is in Holland)

May the gouda be with you
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