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Lit The Official StarWars.com Blog Thread - That's right, I went there

Discussion in 'Literature' started by CooperTFN, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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  2. Charlemagne19

    Charlemagne19 Chosen One star 8

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    THIS THREAD IS MADNESS!
     
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  3. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 5

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    Yeah, the B-wing. What gives?
     
  4. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Also, I get what they're saying, but TIEs at number two is ass.
     
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  5. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I have to say, at the risk of being booed, that I really have no interest in those "top 10" articles. The ten best, you say? According to whom? Also, I like the official blog's articles when they actually make me learn something about Star Wars, whether in-universe or out of universe. This, on the contrary, is merely opinion.
     
  6. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Huh, I was hoping for a better list. The lack of the B-wing is understandable from a movie standpoint (we barely see them, other than the opening scene of the Endor Space Battle), but I still wished they included it.

    LelalMekha

    Check out this article on ETE regarding the top starships that need to be in Episode VII. A bit more in depth in each explanation and maybe a bit more to your liking.

    http://eleven-thirtyeight.com/2013/...designs-that-should-be-in-the-sequel-trilogy/

    --Adm. Nick
     
  7. Jeff_Ferguson

    Jeff_Ferguson Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Huh. The official blog has been producing so much great content lately, but this new one is useless fluff and a throwback to Insider's days of unimaginative top-ten lists at the expense of anything meaningful.

    Oh well! You can't win 'em all.
     
  8. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah that was pretty pointless. Random, undisclosed people voted on a list of top movie fighters based on which they liked better? We can do that too. :p

    But oh well. As long as they continue putting out awesome entries like the ones we've made threads on recently, fluff they put on to fill space doesn't bother me. I'll just ignore it.
     
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  9. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    That is the most useless list I have ever seen, all of them are film ships, what's the point? The Databank was the only thing that interested me on TOS until they gutted it for TCW and a general disregard for the EU, and this "thing" is just more of the same that drove me away. I honestly only have TOS bookmarked because it's TOS. The other recent blogs were interesting, though not of interest to me, but at least they actually respected the EU to a certain extent.
     
  10. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    [face_whistling]

    Yeah should be #1 as they are everywhere and iconic as hell :p

    How the EP 3 Jedi starfighters makes it on any list that does not start with "WHY?!" is beyond me though.
     
  11. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    que?
     
  12. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Have you looked at it?! It looks like they killed half a TIE fighter and stuck it onto a Ep 2 Jedi starfighter they had split in half. [face_dunno]
     
  13. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    [​IMG]
    Slap one of these on it and it's fine.
     
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  14. Nobody145

    Nobody145 Jedi Master star 5

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    Boring list and generic, and the poor B-wing wasn't mentioned, stuff like this is why I never bothered to buy an issue of Insider. Form a movie only standpoint its ok although I question ranking the Naboo fighter so highly (ugh, those memories of Anakin flying around in one). The part about them arguing whether a hyperspace ring made the Jedi starfighter less was kind of sad though- wouldn't that lower the TIEs' ranking too? Unless they just never noticed that most TIEs doesn't have hyperdrives too. Actually, slightly surprised they didn't throw Darth Vader's X1 in there too for the heck of it, if they're going for simple and easy.
     
  15. patchworkz7

    patchworkz7 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I wish they'd let the readers/fans vote. This is obviously just a random list. I don't really want to get into comparing fictional stats, but even if the rankings were "looks coolest" or something.
     
  16. Jeff_Ferguson

    Jeff_Ferguson Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yeah. The great thing about the sw.com blog is that usually, unlike the rest of sw.com, it's not a step-into-reading picture book for five-year-old fans of The Clone Wars or the prequels. Come on, blog, you're better than this.
     
  17. TheRedBlade

    TheRedBlade Jedi Master star 4

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    The lack of TIE Defender already made this list invalid, but the N-1 beating out the TIE Interceptor? C'mon, man.
     
  18. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    From a gaming standpoint I can see why the N-1 is so highly ranked- in Rogue Squadron it had the firepower of an X-Wing with greater speed.

    Of course, IU it's just a sector defense starfighter.
     
  19. Charlemagne19

    Charlemagne19 Chosen One star 8

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    Anyone have any ideas for articles they'd like to see?
     
  20. jacktherack

    jacktherack Jedi Master star 4

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    this reminds me of one of the many reasons why i unsubscribed to star wars insider, they had the top 100 best things about star wars, and the way they got on this list is they were the databank entries with the most views. number 40 or whatever was jar jar, and they reasoned that people liked him because his entry got a lot of views. or how about people checked his entry because they really wanted to see if he died on alderaan during episode 4.
     
  21. Plaristes

    Plaristes Jedi Master star 3

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    Yes, I want a multi-part series, in the vein of the Aliens in the Empire posts, on the various Force users in the Rebel Alliance. Besides just the obvious (Luke, Starkiller, Rahm Kota), there are lots of lesser known characters that I want to know more about, like Havet Storm, X2, Rachi Sitra, Keyan Farlander, Trent Jaspar, Annabel Blaine, Sha'lia, Drun Cairnwick, Chard Fristena, the Jedi on the Death Star during Battlefront II, Drakka Judarrl, Kaoln, Rorr'hn... You could even toss in Luke Skywalker's Best Friend. :p
     
  22. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    I thought there weren't any?
     
  23. Charlemagne19

    Charlemagne19 Chosen One star 8

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    The Force Unleashed
    Inquisitors of the Empire and/or Dark Siders of the Empire
     
  24. LightsaberAccident

    LightsaberAccident Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Now that is a real list! And I never realized the MC80B looked like a bloated flatworm before. No wonder the Imps wanted to shoot them so bad. XD

    The TIE Defender is so awesome it should be on every list, even lists that have nothing to do with Star Wars. It should be Time's Person of the Year.
     
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  25. Lugija

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Coop, this thread of yours has so far been a disappointment.

    Where's the article that canonizes every SW coloring book?
     
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