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Happy birthday!

13 years and still going.

A bombing raid blowing up a factory with the workers inside is a significantly different act than capturing that factory before lining up the workers and shooting them because you simply don't care about their lives.

Just out of curiosity, how are those things different?


You mean the previous EU Star Wars stories that Disney categorically wrote off in 2014?  None of that matters in these movies because they never happened.  Specifically with regards to Luke, we've really no idea what his character has been through in this timeline since RotJ.  For all we know he suffered PTSD after the events with Vader and the Emperor!

For me the event at the new Jedi Temple with Kylo shown in the flashback, from multiple perspectives, doesn't seem that far removed from how Luke reacted in the throne room when he realised Vader was considering going after and trying to turn Leia.  Suddenly scared, he lashed out.  Only this time it's a perception of deep darkness from his nephew, whose training he was already concerned about, and possibly a Force vision or premonition, which led to a momentary loss of balance.

No, I don't mean the previous EU stories but the OT. Where the Empire was defeated and freedom restored to the Galaxy. Jump ahead 30 years and the New Republic is destroyed when the FO destroys a single star system after which the FO conquers the Galaxy basically overnight.

As for Luke, it's possible he suffered from PTSD but I don't think it likely. Now I'm not a psychiatrist and there isn't a lot of information to go on but before Luke's encounter with Ben he seems to be doing fine. He's training the future jedi, including his nephew. He only seems to suffer a breakdown after his order is destroyed. I also don't think you can compare the situations that Luke faced with Ben and the one in the Emperor's thorne room. They are completely different in severals aspects.
1. During the battle of Endor Luke is only 23 years old, something I think is often ignored when people discuss about his character.
2. Palpatine has just revealed that Luke and his friends have been played all along and his friends are being killed while Luke watches.
3. Vader threatens to make Leia a servant of evil.
It's very easy to get angry and wanting to stop Vader and Palpatine by any means necessary during that kind of an situation, in my opinion.
As for the Luke/Ben situation:
1. No one is in immediate danger.
2. Luke is far more experienced Jedi.
3. Ben hasn't actually done anything by that point. He hasn't even turned to the dark side yet.

For Luke to take out his lightsaber and ignite it is very much out of character, based on the information we have so far.

In my opinion it's not a good movie. Some good things but overall too many problems too be enjoyable.

The good
- Visuals are stunnig
- The acting is good
- Rey/Kylo/Snoke scene is the best part of the movie

The bad
- the plot
- Mary Sues (Rey, BB-8)
- Finn/Rose storyline

The ugly
- Luke Skywalker
- the jokes
- political messages

Overall this movie undermines a lot of previous Star Wars stories by ignoring them or just making them irrelevant. So much that didn't make sense to me. Lukes story is just a total 180 on his character that was built in the OT. If that hyperspacer ramming thing is that effective it means that the Death Stars were never a true threat to anyone, you could just take them out with one cruiser.

Who is Snoke and who are Rey's parents were two things that were implied to be important questions in TFA. And this movie just ignored them both. The reveal of Rey's parentage is a throwaway line that has no lasting effect on the story. I don't care that they are just dead junkers. You don't need famous parents to be important in Star Wars. But TFA made it seem that she has some connection to Luke by guiding her to his lightsaber. It called to her and we are never given an answer as to why. And Rey just continues to be perfect in everything she does. With basically no training she defeats trained warriors easily. And let's remember that has passed from the beginning of TFA to the end of this movie is, what, a month tops. So yeah, the Resistance took a beating in this movie but it doesn't matter, they have Rey so they are in no real danger.

And then we have the First Order, which during no part of this movie feel a like a genuine threat to anyone. They're far too incompetent to be a threat. They could have destroyed the Resistance at anytime by sending some ships through hyperspace to intercept them but they dont' even consider that option. Or send their fighters but they don't do that either.

Finn/Rose story doesn't bother me because it fails to do anything, I mean missions fail all the time. It bothers me because it's full of political messages that have no importance to the story. Also I was a bit suprised that they needed a codebreaker. I thought it would be something that BB-8 would do without a problem. He does everything else the plot needs him to. BB-8 is the true Mary Sue of this trilogy.

Many people complain that Holdo should have told Poe her plan. The thing is she has no obligation to tell him. She is the ranking officer, she doesn't need to explain her plans to anytime under her command. The fact that Poe can't deal with this is quite weird, he is a soldier afterall. He should understand this thing called the chain of command.

There are more things that bothered me but I don't have time to get into those right now. Maybe after christmas.
Happy holidays to you all and may the force be with you always.

News & Updates / Re: Community Poll: Daala vs Zsinj
« on: January 18, 2017, 12:52:45 AM »
My vote goes to Daala, since she united the deep core warlords and pawed the way for the empire to reunite. Zsinj was just another warlord, one who ultimately failed while the empire endured.

Star Wars Discussion / Re: Thrawn is Back!
« on: July 18, 2016, 12:15:22 AM »
I suspect the decision to give him pupils in the animation is so you can tell what he's focusing on.

Probably true. Personally I think it's makes him look like he's been drinking too much. Also Vader doesn't have pupils but you still know who he is talking to.

Star Wars Discussion / Re: Thrawn is Back!
« on: July 17, 2016, 12:53:59 PM »
It's good to know that characters from EU might have a change of appearing in Disney canon. Just a couple of things I wonder:
1. Why is he a Grand Admiral already?
2. Shouldn't his eyes be completely red?

But who cares, he's back and that is what matters.
I wonder if those Tie Interceptors with red stripes are part of the 181st Fighter Wing.

PS. Nice Destiny's Way reference on the title

Happy birthday TR!

It's been great watching this mod evolve through the years.

Star Wars Discussion / Re: The Force Awakens discussion(spoilers)
« on: December 23, 2015, 01:35:48 AM »
I went to see this movie and I was suprised. It didn't totally suck. Sure I still think the old EU had better stories that could have been used and that it was in no way original as advertised but still a good movie in its own right.

Many of the problem I thought it had, have already been unveiled by other (stormtrooper helmets don't filter gas, Death Star on steroids etc) so I'll skip those and point some, in my opinion, bigger flaws of the movie.

The superweapon seems to be a one shot weapon. If it gets it's power by draining the star it's orbiting which is then destroyed in the process, how can it reload? It was built on a planet if I understood correctly and planets don't move like ships that can fly to another system. It may have more than one star, like Tatooine but still doesn't seem like a weapon that can be fired once every day or so.

Destruction of the New Republic capital had few problems in my opinion. The biggest is that how are Han and the other heroes able to see it so clearly in the sky while they're not even in the same system? The capital is in the Core (but not Coruscant as I thought) and Han and the rest are somewhere in the Western Reaches, on the Mid Rim section of it according to Wookiepedia. There is no way the light from the destruction of Hosnian Prime(???) would reach them as it does in the movie. Also when the First Order fires the weapon, it's destructive force of plasma or whatever strikes within seconds to a target that is on the Core while the weapon is in the Unknown Regions. And still has enough destructive force to destroy the entire system.

Then the state of the Galaxy. Is the First Order a splinter group that has separated from the Empire or is it what the Empire has become? Why is Leia part of the Resistance and not New Republic? How did the Galactic civil war end? I have more questions but those should suffice for now. So many unanswered questions. I know they will be answered in future movies and books and such but right now I feel there are huge gaps in the story. Meaning that the storyteller group or whatever it was that had the job to make sure the new canon story is consistent, are failing in that job. Also this new canon doens't seem very interesting.
Right now it seems that the entire story after Endor is:
Rebellion wins the war, Empire survives in the Unknown Regions, New Republic lives happily for 30 years, Skywalker tries to rebuild the Jedi Order, ONE student falls, Skywalker goes into exile, First Order emerges, Resistance forms to fight First Order, the Force awakens begins.

As for the characters, some were good while other not so much.
FN-2187, a highly trained stormtrooper indoctrinated from childhood to the principles of the First Order, defects after his first mission. Somehow that doens't seem realistic.
Poe Dameron, Resistances answer to Wedge Antilles. Enough said I think.
Rey, daughter of someone important (Han and Leia or Lukes perhaps) who meets Han Solo by accident and through him discovers her destiny as something greater than a mere scavenger. I too think she learns to control her powers rather quickly.
Kylo Ren, a fallen jedi who is conflicted of his choices. The problem I have with Kylo is his birthname, Ben. Why would Han and Leia name their kid after Obi-Wan? Leia never met him and Han knew him for like a day and they didn't really see eye to eye. A rather silly thing to complain I know.
Captain Phasma, her role in this movie was not as big as I thought and it was left a bit unclear wheter she survives.
General Hux seemed like Tarkin, without his commanding presence.
Snoke, what a stupid name. Also when I saw him in the movie I immediately thought that he is Palpatine reborn. But after the movie I learned that he had in fact been modeled after an early design of Palpatine so maybe it's just a coincidence.

This became a rather long post it seems. Sorry for that.

News & Updates / Re: Greater Maldrood (And Federated Teradoc Union)
« on: November 30, 2015, 11:09:03 PM »
She's Leonia Tavira, imperial moff turned pirate.

Star Wars Discussion / Re: Next Star Wars game after Battlefront?
« on: July 31, 2015, 05:43:32 AM »
I agree with you Pali, strategy or flight sim would be nice. I've never been a fan of MMOs or RPGs. I also hope that whatever it is they make I get to play as the Empire and not just the Rebels.

News & Updates / Re: Nine Years Lost in Space
« on: June 08, 2015, 10:33:23 PM »
Happy birthday!

Is it just me or have the years gone by quickly?
But you're right, you have come far from the early days. Although I'm still not sure which version of the Ascendancy I like better. (meaning the ship)

News & Updates / Re: A Dangerous Galaxy
« on: April 21, 2015, 12:27:08 PM »
"canonical capitals"??? Don't you mean Legendical?

Jokes aside, sounds great. Scouting gets a lot more important while planning expansion, no more just sending some capitals supported by frigates etc. and taking what you want.

I would have liked a story that reveals how Jag became the first Fel emperor.

Star Wars Discussion / Re: Greatest SW Pilot(0BBY-25BBY)
« on: December 19, 2014, 02:48:30 AM »
My choice as the greatest pilot is Soontir Fel. I too discarded the pilots who had the Force to aid them. Fel beats Wedge in my mind because he managed to survive so long in a fighter without shields. I would have picked Jag but at this point he hasn't really done so much.

Star Wars Discussion / Re: Post Shadow Hand Imperial Warlords
« on: December 19, 2014, 02:43:11 AM »
Pentastar is the only one with any change of surviving in long term. It's also as mentioned the only that survives the death of its creator making it unique. Also possessing the Reaper and Scourge Squadron gives it strength and it has shipyards and banking worlds which the other warlords lack.

Ascendancy Discussion / Re: Ship Ability Lists & Discussion
« on: November 24, 2014, 01:55:33 AM »
Maybe give VSDI missile barrage ability and Endurance an extra squadron

Ascendancy Discussion / Re: Ascendancy Daily Screenshot Thread
« on: November 21, 2014, 12:39:48 AM »
Pellaeon, Thrawn and I'm guessing Daala. Are they somehow significant?

Ascendancy Discussion / Re: Ascendancy Daily Screenshot Thread
« on: November 18, 2014, 12:38:36 AM »
What kind of nonsense is this? Alien in human society. It's an outrage!

But honestly, looking good.

I doubt NR leaders would have believed him.

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