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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

    Bib Fartuna Jedi Knight star 4

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

    Support (the Imperial) troops!
     
  2. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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

    Bib Fartuna Jedi Knight star 4

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    Communist! ;)
     
  4. Dr. Steve Brule

    Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master star 4

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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

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    Even writers need something to bite!
     
  6. AlyxDinas

    AlyxDinas Jedi Knight star 4

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    Because it already did, in 2003.
     
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  7. Charlemagne19

    Charlemagne19 Chosen One star 8

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

    JediMatteus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    amen to that
     
  9. HWK-290

    HWK-290 Jedi Padawan star 2

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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

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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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

    Charlemagne19 Chosen One star 8

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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

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 6

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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

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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

    _Catherine_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

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

    Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Charlemagne19 Chosen One star 8

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

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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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.
     
  18. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 6

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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

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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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.
     
  20. LightsaberAccident

    LightsaberAccident Jedi Padawan star 1

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  21. Grey1

    Grey1 Host: 181st Imperial Discussion Group star 4 VIP

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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

    HWK-290 Jedi Padawan star 2

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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.
     
  23. _Catherine_

    _Catherine_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

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

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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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

    HWK-290 Jedi Padawan star 2

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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.