Lit THE TOR ENCYCLOPEDIA: Spoilers

Discussion in 'Literature' started by CeiranHarmony, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    Just got a call from my wife to work... my books arrived. So spoiles as soon as I am at home!
  2. Cronal Force Ghost

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    Is it wrong of me to hope you get sent home early from work? :p Just kidding, appreciate anything cool from the encyclopaedia. Still curious if Soa gets more of a backstory in the book and whether the recent Patch 1.4 gets added for Gree goodness.
  3. Sinrebirth SWC and EUC Forum Moderator

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    Killiks, Herald, Gree, Rakghouls...

    ... Dread Masters, those freaky grey things from Belsavis...

    ... Tython...

    ... Kreia?

    Throw it all at meeeeee!
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  4. Sam Lavelle Jedi Youngling

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    I forgot this even exists. Please give us some.
  5. Cronal Force Ghost

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    Ah yes, the Esh-kha :D Speaking of which, wouldn't mind something on the World Razer also.

    Really, there are tonnes of material that needs expanding on. The Star Cabal, Flesh Raiders, more on the Voss. You meet those Harrower Sithspawn assassins but no big explanation on them. I don't think the Drall or Selonians get as much love... Selonians more so then the Drall. Nekghouls also... just so much stuff...
  6. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    It looks pretty, but are we really expecting that much new information from this thing?
  7. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    Am at home... starting my read/browse and will post spoilers soon then ;)

    But one thing first.. it is more a visual guide than an encyclopedia and I am not sure how much it covers the expansions at all yet. from first glance it looks more visual with lots of text for sure, don't get me wrong there, but not alphabetical encyclopedia style but rather thematically sorted double pages with lots of text and images.


    but given it being thicker than the Readers Companion and featuring a lot... fans will love it! I see ranks lists, hierarchies of organisations and government branches, ships, well... lets say for every junkie there is some spice.
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  8. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    HELL YES is all I can say to that ;)


    I mean, like in visual guides we got images with detail analysis of individual armor parts and more. there definitel is new stuff. lots of it. same for ships and craft
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  9. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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  10. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    Now, if only this were for an interesting era and not TOR.
  11. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    in the timeline it mentions

    5000BBY Great Hyperspace War
    4999 BBY The Sith Emperor Ascends: The Sith Emperor takes command following GHW.

    so it lastet less than a year? what the...? wasn't it retconned to last 10 years by JJM stuff if I am not mistaken?
  12. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    Yeah, and I could have sworn the Essential Atlas also supported the 10-year length. Though part of that is probably the Republic following the Daragon Trail and sterilizing Sith Space.
  13. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    lots of beautiful high res art, some from game concept art, timeline videos, game screenshots, trailers etc.

    Now on to some lore:

    Coruscanti Sleeper ship "Lokani Dawn" has a nice and sad tale. The slightly expanded intel on early Republic era is great so far with how the Core Worlds linked together slowly first by generation and sleeper ships and then by hyperspace cannons.

    Duro Hyperspace Scout Gun Basso has a fiery end in Datar systems sun after he had discovered Ord Mantell.
  14. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    well the JJM short stories, Lost Tribe, was what I meant. but Atlas too. so what to do about it? one wrong date.. or not?

    got the impression of the war being 10 years long, not the entire operation including sweeps through Sith space.
  15. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    more lore:

    Interesting intel on endgame stuff and beyond.. Rift Alliance for one, new Chancellor, etc.

    definitely LOTS of lore I can't all spoil here there folks. but I'll try. Also TOR EU featured like Theron Shan and his comic exploits etc.

    oooh.. quote "feisty Republic Senator Bevera Dodonna" and her initative to hire underworld privateers to fight for the Republic


    and here comes a FLEETJUNKIE quote from Republic Military History section:

    "Traditionally the Republic's Navy was by far its most valued military asset. Fleet Commanders and crews were well aware of this fact using their power to demand higher wages from the Senate and unconditional cooperation from infantry forces relying on them for transportation. Groundforces wern't just devalued by the navy - their pay was lower across the board and equipment standards varied widely from one planets forces to the next. At times infantry forces were treated as little more than vestigial throwbacks to less civilised styles of warfare."
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  16. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    Let me guess: the list of ranks is horribly inaccurate by comparison to any military anywhere?
  17. AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature

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    @CeiranHarmony

    Any tidbits about the lengths and armaments of the Valor-class and Thranta-class?

    Also- any tidbits about Mon Calamari? There are relatively new to the galactic scence at this point, so I was suprised to see that one became Chancellor and others became high ranking military officers.

    --Adm. Nick
  18. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    Quote:

    After entire paragraphs on the subject of honorific "Sir" used in military no matter the gender or species or if a gender exists at all and its pro and contra.. this quote pops up:

    "Officers are always adressed with respect.. except when enemy sniper activity is expected." :p lol
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  19. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    hmm... should I say you will like them or should I quote them?

    maybe both:

    Rep. Navy Ranks:

    Admiral
    Commodore
    Group Captain
    Captain
    Lieutenant
    Ensign
    Petty Officer
    Corporal
    Specialist
    Private

    Rep. Army Ranks:

    General
    Colonel
    Major
    Captain
    Lieutenant
    Ensign
    Sergeant
    Corporal
    Specialist
    Private
  20. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    patience, not there yet but I hope there is. but we get ship stats indeed! and you will be happy... next few pages feature Thranta and more ;) getting to that in few minutes
  21. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    Honorific rank of Commander: not in regular rank table but earnable by special leadership skills, as well as one of the highest honors. refers to anyone in command of something or especially as honorific title for those with exceptional leadership skills.

    The War Trust:
    The 4 Generals report directly to the Chancellor and desig the war strategies

    CARRICK STATION oversees 70% of Republic Fleet Operations. Formerly known as outpost-22. An Imperial offensive forced supply lines to shift and suddendly prompted this unimportant station to become the new main hub with lots of upgrades. Named after Zayne Carrick who "underwent a similiar twist of fate during the Mandalorian Wars".



    Here it comes, here it comes, Nick!

    THRANTA-CLASS:

    Crew: 300
    Troop Capacity: 200
    Starfighter capacity: 14
    Additional Craft: 3 Mombers, 4 Shuttles
    Standard Armament (might differ due to being highly modular starship!):
    -twin-mounted turbolaser cannons
    -laser turrets
    -Ion cannon
    -concussion missile launchers

    less firepower than Imp counterparts but higher operational range and speed, ideal for scouting and hit and run missions

    VALOR-Class
    Crew: 1900
    Troops: 5000
    Starfighters: 110
    Additional Craft:
    40 Bombers
    25 Shuttles
    Standard Armament:
    -Turbolaser cannons
    -quadlaser turrets
    -ion cannons
    -proton torpedo tubes
    -concussion missile launchers

    as for total numbers of those I guess... count ingame during space missions :p
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  22. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    VALOR CLASS quote:

    "Due to their relative rarity and strategic importance, Valor-class cruisers are manned almost exclusively by veteran crews with many years of combat experience. Many joke that being assigned to one of these ships is a sure sign of advancing age."
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  23. Tzizvvt78 Force Ghost

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    Rats, no sizes given. Oh well, this is a lot of neat info, regardless. Cheers! :cool:

    Looking at the crew complement for the Valor-class, I realize the Dreadnaught-class must have been a scam to create jobs in a struggling galactic economy. 16,000 for a ship the fraction of its size? Please. [face_shame_on_you]
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  24. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    Nice lore on Republic Dagger Wing, Sith Lord Ondorru and them ending up imprisioned on Belsavis for slaughtering civilians thx to false intel the Sith Lord gave them.

    impressive, they list how much Republic Soldier gear weighs! 18-40kg = 40-88lb (both from the book!)
    soldiers carry rations for 4 days.
    service period: 5 years per enlistment

    organisational units/ number of troops
    Task Force 40000+
    Division 20000-40000
    Regiment 4000-6000
    Batallion 750-1500
    Company 150-250
    Platoon 50-100
    Squad 6-10
    Fire Team 2


    since I am still stuck at page 41... I skip ahead now. can't type up the entire book ;)
  25. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Related note - now that it's FTP and has an expansion or two (or three? I honestly don't know), is it worth it to actually start playing TOR now? I just want to know the story, I could care less about the MMO experience.