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Star Wars Discussion / Re: Your Most Bullcrap Star Wars Moments
« on: October 16, 2017, 05:22:02 AM »
A CR90 killing an SSD in the games

The Fallanasi side story in Black Fleet Crisis.

Anakin and Padmes utter lack of chemistry in the fims-plus all of TFA

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So this a simple question.
If you could choose any lightsaber to wield in combat, which would it be and why?

For me the I would take the Darksaber because it is a one of kind blade made by mandolrains, and it is radically different from most other lightsabers.
I would absolutely love to just fight a dude using the Darksaber

Dooku's curved hilt with a red crystal.
The curve makes changing angles for attacks and counters easy, while also lessening the movement you have to put in to change or block attacks. The curve also is more comfortable to hold and I took fencing as a hobby for a few years so it compliments the hilt choice and Makassi. The red crystal produces more energy than the other crystals.

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Discussion, Suggestions & Feedback / Re: Emergent factions query.
« on: October 14, 2017, 10:30:31 PM »
Sorry for taking so long to reply!

"Typically we've been building a few fleets and a grouped army to take over planets. It would be nice to have a system that's undefended suddenly turn over and go it alone."

Mega-fleets was the reason for my thought here- having to actually occupy/ administer etc.

That said, Nightraven has a point- having to double back to retake things could be tedious. I don't think it could be linked to an unrest mechanic either due to the need to have structures/ mechanics to raise population happiness etc. It might not be possible at all with hard coding, and if possible would take ALOT of work. Probably far too much.

Given all the complications, IF I obtain some coding ability/ the map editor gains certain features then I might try a sub-mod on my own to test things out and offer things to people that want them...

That would add to the general chaos of the post Endor period, but coding for it might be problematic.

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Star Wars Discussion / Re: Did Ea shoot themselves in the foot with BF2?
« on: October 14, 2017, 05:22:33 AM »
I would PREFER a finished game with maybe ONE expansion pack way down the road...you know like developers USED to do before they found out people would pay for 1/4 of the game in full every month for DLC or micro transactions.

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The Anakin/Dooku duels are non-sense if you consider the movies. That's for that they created Ventress (and also Durge), to provide a opponent to Anakin that is dangerous but that Anakin can fight and defeat to gain experience. The fight in RotS make no sense if Anakin and Dooku clashed every week during the CW.

Yes I agree with this completely. The phrase, "My powers have doubled since we last met Count." always bothered me because of how often they clash in both the CW and the brief exchange in Labyrinth of Evil which takes place right before Episode III, which means Anakin doubled his power in less than a week. It works if the last time they fought was Geonosis or even once early in the CW, but he faces Dooku twice on Naboo, once on a ship, and once on Zygaria all AFTER he was knighted so presumably halfway through the CW at least. Dooku also shouldn't have been close to the front lines nearly as much, he was busy keeping the CIS together, fomenting dissent and recruiting Dark Jedi to serve as his proxies. Like you pointed out that was the entire point of Ventress, Durge and Grievous(and to a lesser extent Sora Bulq and his cadre of Dark Jedi), they fought FOR Dooku so he didn't have to. In this way they still kept Dooku as a high standard far above these antagonists while still giving the heroes foes to improve against to eventually REACH Dooku's level by Ep III.
However with CW we get Dooku routinely getting in fights and having trouble with fighters that should be FAR below his skill and power set. The Nightsisters that attack him minus Ventress have never fought with sabers before and they are facing the best duelist of his generation, Ventress and Savage are both much weaker and inexperienced than Dooku. Anakin -while having lots of raw power was countered early on by Dooku's experience and finesse, but we don't see this in CW.

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Star Wars Discussion / Re: Is the First Order the real threat?
« on: October 11, 2017, 11:11:56 AM »
Hmm i don't know.
He would have definitly the Skills to pull something like that off.

But im not sure he fits into the Timeline, 30 Years after much nonsense i would guess he went back to his People after the Empire lost.
The whole thing is nonsensical in the timeline really. They skip story import and logic to just cut to, oh this is the Empire 2.0, just accept it, they have larger walkers, a bigger death star, a taller Palpatine and annoying Vader wannabe...ACCEPT IT

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He does actually kick Anakin's ass many times. the two examples I remember were the episode where he a Dooku fought on Naboo and he was captured and traded for Gervious, the other time was also on Naboo during the Bounty hunter final episode where he almost killed Anakin Had Obi Wan not interfered.

I also think Dooku only survived that fight with Ventress and Savage for two reasons:
1. He trained them so he knows how to fight them and exploit how they fight
2. Savage betrayed Ventress. it turn from a 2v1 to a 1v1v1.

I'd disagree, in both duels with Anakin Dooku is shown to hold his own for a time but gradually be overpowered by Anakin in one on one combat. In the first Naboo fight he's got the four Magna guards with him and only attacks Anakin between blows from the Droids and still seems tired after. In the second duel Anakin effortlessly destroys the Magna Guards and then forces Dooku back the entire duel, even knocking the Count down and gripping his throat. Dooku hits him with lightning throwing Anakin off but again looks like it took a lot out of him and kept retreating the entire time.

With Ventress and Savage it should have been far more one sided. Savage is strong but clumsy, Ventress is about Knight level and fast but not particularly strong physically. They were both taught by Dooku and their tactics didn't work off each other at all. Remember how Dooku PLAYED with Anakin and Obi Wan in Episode II. defeating them both with relative ease? CW Dooku always fought retreating actions and when we did see him in battle it often didn't reflect well on him. While we do see him defeat a group of Nightsisters after being poisoned, NONE but Ventress had ever USED a lightsaber before then and they were fighting the Order's greatest swordsman! The fact he didn't land a SINGLE disabling blow in that duel is just ridiculous. The Nightsister voodoo thing was particularly embarrassing and the "Son of Dathomir" comic just keeps him from doing anything of real worth. I just feel it's sad that Dooku is one of both the strongest in Force power and one of the greatest duelists in the galaxy and he's constantly lowered to give competitive aspects to people far below him in ability.

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I mean keep in mined I don't think its that big of a deal because its just how George wanted the show since he helped write the show and may suggestions on how characters are and how factions should be. That is why the show retcons a lot of stuff, it is because that was how George wanted it. I mean keep in mind Obi Wan and Ventress fought Maul and Savage who are arguably more powerful then Gervious. I mean keep in mind she was also beefed up with Night sister. magic.

I do think though that its good that the Commandos(Boss, Fixer Sev, etc since they appeared in that one Savage episode) are still cannon. Maybe one day we can do something with them again, and in fact in the original version of the Citadel arc they were going to be sent in along with Echo, Fives, Rex, Cody, and the jedi to rescue Tarkin.

I also deeply didn't like how much they lowered Dooku as a power. His level is supposed to be FAR above Ventress and Savage. He's certainly FAR more powerful than Maul but you seldom get a feeling Dooku is in the top 5 of the most powerful Force users in the galaxy. He fought Mace to a draw, held his ground against Yoda, constantly took both Anakin and Obi Wan in the EU but throughout CW he is barely a match for Obi Wan and Anakin always out of breath and on the defensive. The fact he was barely able to stave off Savage and Ventress staggered me.

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Ventress is actually more capable then grievous imo because she was train as a sith apprentice and a Nightsister, compared to Greivous who is train as a not only a general, but trained to use light sabers, while I agree he nerfed I do think he has his moments such as the Lair of Gerivous episode where he decimated Kit Fisto's Squad in his lair, the battle off Damothmir(Specifically) when he was fighting the undead Night Sisters, when he attack Kenobi's Fleet during the Younglings episode. I also like to point out that the Gugans had disable his army, and Griveous is very Arrogant sometimes, but he also was surrounded he was probably going to lose that anyway. Apparently according to what was suppose to be in season 6-7 Gerivous would have got his Armor from the CW Cartoon and more training from Dooku to tie it into that cartoon and also why his armor changes between the Cartoon and episode 3. He was also suppose to fight Darth Maul and not only win, but kill mother Talzin for good. A lot of this is in the new Cannon comic Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir.

Ohh and the thing with Dooku captured, I cant really argue that, but I think maybe Dooku had a plan or something.

I don't know, he came off as more goofy than threatening, and Ventress while she has the Force is far weaker in terms of strength, styles and Dooku tutored them both but gave Grievous more diversity in forms than Asajj. He should have bested her easily.

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It has it's moments, pretty much anything with Obi Wan quipping, the brotherhood between Anakin and Obi Wan felt way more natural and fitting in the series than the films. It has some good fights and there are some decidedly nice tribute episodes to the EU, but that said it has more than it's share of bad ones too. The nerfs to Grievous to where he's just a bumbling oaf with little strategic ability and often getting bested by Jedi even a padawan on occasion then BEATEN by GUNGANS and Ventress...the Dooku captured episode was also ludicrous.

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Discussion, Suggestions & Feedback / Re: Krytos Virus.
« on: October 07, 2017, 12:04:59 AM »
I was listening to your Bacta War playthrough Corey, and I had an idea with the Krytos Virus. Instead of getting bonuses from researching a cure, what if you had a series of cures to research (costing money that could otherwise be sent to units), and if you don't research each one in time, an NR world declares neutrality. You can't seize it as it is not selectable (like Byss in Shadow Hand) and trying to invade yields a 'we're not like the empire!'  message from Mon Mothma. Thus you lose money, Pop cap, and territory. Only researching the Krytos cure prevents this, meaning you have to balance research money with funds for your forces.

On the Ir side (and maybe Zinj), you can research a counter cure... which requires a small amount of money, but mainly infantry units (serving as test subjects for control groups). Thus with this you put infantry on the world where the counter cure is being researched, and they get taken away. This one is more of a balancing act between money and pop cap. (and sacrificing disciplined expendable stormtroopers shows how eeeeeevil Isard is!)

Thoughts?

This actually sounds very intriguing if it could be implemented

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Star Wars Discussion / Re: Impending doom of canon Thrawn? (SPOILERS)
« on: September 28, 2017, 02:29:49 PM »
Well didn't he deploy them to capture Leia and Luke at first?

Well specifically he first deployed them to capture leias unborn twins9and leia by proxy) the ones against Luke were to keep him away while the actual kidnapping was conducted since it was decided converting him might take a lot of effort, but if they COULD take him it was a secondary objective.

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Star Wars Discussion / Re: Impending doom of canon Thrawn? (SPOILERS)
« on: September 26, 2017, 12:50:12 PM »
I mean didn't Thrawn deploy Noghri teams, I think that means he had them during that time. Maybe?

To my knowledge he didn't, you don't really see him sending out Noghri consistently til the attempt to capture Leia's twins. I'm hard pressed to remember him using them heavily before that.

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Star Wars Discussion / Re: Impending doom of canon Thrawn? (SPOILERS)
« on: September 26, 2017, 12:24:31 AM »
actually Rukh himself serve in the Unknown regions with Thrawn because Rukh is the one who cut off Delek Kerrnals hand when he was about to destroy a priceless piece of Thrawn's art collection.

Well he seems to have employed him sometimes though it might just be a continuity issuem since Ruhk is nowhere to be seen in the final Nuso Esva campaign and one of the Pirate stories. It is possible he just kept Ruhk around periodically instead of having a cohort of Noghri.

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Star Wars Discussion / Re: Impending doom of canon Thrawn? (SPOILERS)
« on: September 25, 2017, 02:32:32 PM »
Just because Rukh is in Rebels doesn't mean Thrawn is going to die.  Vader gave Thrawn control of the Noghri about this time in Legends too, and Thrawn still lived for ages.

Well ages is a bit extreme, Vader gifted the Noghri to Thrawn after his successful ambush at Derra IV annihilated many rebel transports. However Thrawn didn't actually start using the Noghri until he came back four and a half years after Endor and he died the following year from Ruhk's blade. All told that is just a time period of 6ish years

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The Lounge / Re: Last Person to Post Wins
« on: September 20, 2017, 02:17:55 PM »
Wish we got more detail or a full book of Tgrawns campaign against Nuso Esva in the Unknown Regions

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Star Wars Discussion / Re: Thrawn and you
« on: September 18, 2017, 05:05:36 PM »
That's Thrawn. Logic first then emotion later. Sometimes commanders need to be cruel if you want to survive. War isn't about who's right its about who's left.

Well the main issue i have with him is he either has multiple personality disorder or Zahn tried too hard to retcon Thrawn into a good guy in later novels.

He's shown to be decidedly cruel to the Noghri and delighting in it. He's callous about their deaths, keeps them enslaved by deception and actually jokes about it. He has no qualms about attacking civilian targets unlike later novels and has been shown to be unwilling to give up control, seeing himself as the true Heir to the Empire. He pursues a vendetta against Karrde and Jade to the detriment of the war effort when if he'd left them alone could have prevented massive repercussions.

Contrast this Thrawn with the one from Outbound Flight or Choices of One and even the Thrawn in his last battle with Nuso Esva and you have two totally different characters.

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Star Wars Discussion / Re: Thrawn and you
« on: September 16, 2017, 04:01:15 PM »
I found him an interesting as a change from the average Imp, but didn't like how they tried to retcon him to hidden hero when he's very clearly willing to torture and enslave while even finding using the Noghri amusing. He's a good nuanced antagonist but as character he's not particularly compelling. I prefer Pellaeon.

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News, Dev Diaries & Announcements / Re: Mod Signatures & Avatars
« on: September 14, 2017, 08:02:53 AM »
What about one of Jerec with the Vengeance?

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