Lit Why isn't the EU going out with a Bang?

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Lazy Storm Trooper, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Bib Fartuna Jedi Grand Master

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    You don't have to get, you just have to buy...

    Support (the Imperial) troops!
  2. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    And another thing--why charge for books, anyway? [face_shame_on_you]
  3. Bib Fartuna Jedi Grand Master

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    Communist! ;)
  4. Dr. Steve Brule Force Ghost

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    If Crucible was an example of how they would attempt to wrap up loose ends for the Big Three, I'd rather they not even bother.
  5. Darth_Pevra Chosen One

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    Even writers need something to bite!
  6. AlyxDinas Force Ghost

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    Because it already did, in 2003.
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  7. Charlemagne19 Chosen One

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    What was the original conception of the game?
  8. JediMatteus Force Ghost

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    amen to that
  9. HWK-290 Jedi Master

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    I'm running HoloNet 7 and it works just fine, especially in conjunction with subspaceBox.

    ...in fact, you could run it on Vista with the Box, so I fail to see a problem unless you're adamant about sticking to the official Tibanna digital re-release.

    Don't mind me, just improving on the OP.
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  10. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    Stover should be hired to finally finish Blood Oath and to do the third story after Death Troopers and Red Harvest. And he should do a romance novel for Jaina and Jag.
  11. Charlemagne19 Chosen One

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    The final EU book should be Jaina using a Rakata device to warn Leia about everything and thus prevent countless horrors!

    :)
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  12. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    I've thought of SW Expanded Universe more like winning the lottery. That's also what I think about it happening again.
  13. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    Time to quit SW. I can't afford lottery tickets.
  14. _Catherine_ Force Ghost

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    Something where you weren't Boba Fett.
  15. Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Grand Master

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    I would be sad for the Sky/Solo kids we have now. Their whole life was a lie.
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  16. Charlemagne19 Chosen One

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    Well all I knew about the game was you were a Bounty Hunter.
  17. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    I think it was Boba Fett all along. Unlike with TFU, LucasArts was actually justified about being cagey with the protagonist.
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  18. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    Don't worry, EA will bring the innovation on in-game stores where you can buy hats and uniforms for your characters with real-world money. Microtransactions are what video games fans demand, who are they to deny them?
  19. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    I don't really see the point of complaining about them charging money for something that I don't need. I just don't buy it.
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  20. LightsaberAccident Jedi Master

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  21. Grey1 Host: 181st Imperial Discussion Group

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    The problem might be that they think Crucible already was that bang, potentially. Denning said he rewrote the ending in a way that would leave it open for further novels if the occasion should arise, but also to have it stand as the final volume if things turned out that way. And truth be told, how do you follow that?
  22. HWK-290 Jedi Master

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    Putting aside Disney's closure of LucasArts, 1313's problems were TFU's problems writ large. Namely:

    1. Too unoriginal in terms of gameplay. TFU is basically God of War: Star Wars Edition. From what we could see in trailers, 1313 looked to be the next generic third-person cover-based shooter, with impossible-to-fail platforming straight out of Enslaved: Odyssey to the West.

    2. It wasn't Battlefront III or the next Jedi Knight game, so relatively few people on the PC cared. Meanwhile, consoles were already swamped with the aforementioned third-person shooter, just as they were swamped with God of War clones. Read: no market on any given console that LucasArts could count on.


    Now be sure to quote me when EA Dice's Battlefront turns out to be Battlefield with Blasters.
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  23. _Catherine_ Force Ghost

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    I thought it wasn't, and then Lucas said it should be, and then it was.
  24. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    Battlefront was already Battlefield with Blasters. It even has Battle- in the title. Dark Forces was Doom with Star Wars.
  25. HWK-290 Jedi Master

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    Battlefront is actually Battlezone II with Blasters. For all the superficial similarities, Battlefront and Battlefield play rather differently for two FPS titles.

    This isn't accurate, in my experience (which is extensive; been playing both since release). I could go a whole thread/conversation on this topic alone.
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