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Lit The Old Republic MMO: The New Official Thread

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Havac, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    Pretty exciting, but I have to admit my optimism about the future of the game with new story content has been tempered since they've mostly been rolling out non-story content with the only major expansion being the Rise of the Hutt Cartels, which was produced prior to the layoffs a few years ago. The flashpoints on Tython and Korriban are very exciting though.
     
  2. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    The Tython/Korriban flashpoints have potential. Or should I say "Moriband" flashpoint. ;)

    In any case, good that we're getting back to the Republic/Empire war; the Dread Masters and Hutts were nice diversions, but it's time to get back to the war at hand.
     
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  3. RafSwi7

    RafSwi7 Jedi Master star 3

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    According to leaks we will have (apart from Tython/Korriban) Manaan and Rakata Prime flashpoints where Theron and Revan will show up.

    http://i.imgur.com/d4QqeQu.jpg
     
  4. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    Now that gets me excited.

    I am hoping the story of the Emperor's survival also plays into this.
     
  5. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    I have to assume that Revan and the Emperor have a special connection and Revan will figure into his demise.

    And the JK needs to kill his original body unless Scourge is bad at prophesying.
     
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  6. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    Sacrifice himself to kill the Emperor for good? It would be a great way to tie up his story and a satisfying way to see my hero killed off. The Foundry was just...unsatisfactory. After all that happened in KOTOR, the idea of him going insane and genocidal all over again is kind of insulting. Maybe when he flashed out of the Foundry he meditated himself back to sanity and he's back to help the new heroes of the Republic stop the Emperor once and for all. I still want that meeting between him and Satele to be depicted in canon, BTW.
     
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  7. darthzac14

    darthzac14 Jedi Knight star 3

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    I'd say that is Update 2.8 - The Biggest Update yet?
     
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  8. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    I've respecced my tank JK to DPS -- I've been trying both talent trees -- and I'm still using HK-51 as my companion since he's simply the best geared with his default gear, but now I'm looking to outfit a tank companion to go with my DPS build, and I'm torn between T7 and Scourge.

    I haven't really done any companion stuff with either, but I'm honestly not sure how I should even gear my guys. I've noticed some droid part schematics at the classic comm vendors at Black Hole and Section X, should I look to buy that stuff on GTN since I'm not a cybertech crafter for T7? The only real way I know to get good gear solo is through planetary commendations that I exchanged at the Makeb comm vendor.
     
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  9. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    Yeah, if you're gearing T7 then the GTN is about the only way to go. If you're gearing Scourge than there are a few different ways to gear him: the Makeb commendation vendor you mentioned, or doing dailies on CZ-198/Oricon until you have enough Basic Commendations to buy the higher-rated gear from the vendors there.
     
  10. Nobody145

    Nobody145 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Hm, they said they're going for two expansions this year, just like in 2013- something like Rise of the Hutt Cartel and one Starfighter-size expansion. So not sure if 2.8 or 3.0 will count as the next expansion. Though at the rate they're going, they should hit 3.0 by... October or November (unless they go into 2.11, but they'll probably try for another big shakeup before then). It would be nice to see Theron in person or Revan again. Freeing Revan from Maelstrom was somewhat cool... the Foundry was insulting to his character (though his reference to Malak was kind of nice).

    Might be nice to see Jonas Balkar again if they use SIS more and Theron shows up. He's been mentioned in some of the documents (such as how the Republic found Oricon). But that assumes they use Satele Shan and Jace Malcolm for anything other than just as quest givers.

    With the Kuat flashpoint, hopefully they'll get back to the actual war as well as any changes after Makeb rather than just fighting random third parties. Well, seeing more ancient Rakata stuff might be interesting. Eternity Vault was pretty much the only thing before everything else became related to the Dread Masters in one way or another.

    Just to mention, if you start outfitting orange shells on both your player character and companion, droid gear is a bit different. For instance, if you take an armor piece from a glove that you bought with comms, it can only go into another glove- and droid gear doesn't fall into any of the normal categories so only unbound stuff can fit into it (like all the stuff you can get from the Makeb vendor).

    But for daily stuff regular droid gear should be fine. Although with Scourge, you could just give him all your old tank gear too (or use his tank gear if you respec back into tank), whereas with T7 you can't do that.
     
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  11. karilyan

    karilyan Jedi Youngling

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    Was there any mention if Leeland Chee vets the lore stuff in the game?
     
  12. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    What happened to the female bounty hunter in the trailers? Her name is Shae Vizla right?
     
  13. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Never actually shows up in the game and no mention of what happens to her after the Temple raid either.
     
  14. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    Wasn't she malgus's wife who he kills?
     
  15. Nobody145

    Nobody145 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    No, Malgus' wife was the blue Twi'lek woman in the Deceived trailer. Anyway, don't think I've heard anything about Vizla ever since. Not even sure she's ever even mentioned again, unless its in some PVP Codex or something like that. The Mando faction in general is kind of underwhelming in-game anyway. Too bad Nico Okaar didn't get much screen time either, but then he only showed up in one trailer.

    In theory TOR canon shouldn't be affected by sequel trilogy stuff, given the huge time gap, but you never know what idiotic ideas they'll come up with (Sith are actually flying pink unicorns! or something like that) and force the rest of the EU to just follow along and try to make the best of it.
     
  16. BoromirsFan

    BoromirsFan Jedi Master star 4

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    I recently delved into Final Fantasy XI so I have a teeny bit of experience in MMOs now..

    When I first loaded up TOR back in 2012 it was just overwhelming seeing all these buttons and interface and didn't seem very fun so I quit after like 3 hours.

    I'll have to give it another go sometime.
     
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  17. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    It would explain things at least.
     
  18. RafSwi7

    RafSwi7 Jedi Master star 3

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  19. purplerain

    purplerain Jedi Knight star 4

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    I wonder who the ancients are.
     
  20. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    [​IMG]

    Wonder if it's a hoax?
     
  21. RafSwi7

    RafSwi7 Jedi Master star 3

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    And a background is from "Deceived" cover art..

    If it's not a hoax, I guess it's an update 2.8. They said it is going to be the biggest update up to this point. Since we are going to have Rakata Prime flashpoint maybe these ancients are Rakata...
     
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  22. darthzac14

    darthzac14 Jedi Knight star 3

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    That image is from The Lost Suns comic issue #2 cover
     
  23. Jerran Tankarri

    Jerran Tankarri Jedi Padawan

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    Thats REALLY exciting. Holy crap. Do you know if Revan or Theron will show up in the Tython/Korriban FPs?
     
  24. darkchrono

    darkchrono Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm a fan of video games with large interactive open worlds that you can explore with lots of storyline's to discover. But I am not a fan of paying monthly fees for games after I already bought it from the store. That's why I'll just stick with Elder Scrolls when it comes to open ended worlds with a huge amount of content to explore. Elder Scrolls is a single player game but gives you many of the benefits that an MMO does (aside from of course interacting with other human players).
     
  25. Contessa

    Contessa Jedi Master star 3

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    Awesome that you felt the need to let everyone know that. TOR's free to play, you know.
     
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