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If you're comparing the Star Wars EU to the holocaust... then yeah, I kind of agree. Both were unmitigated disasters caused by horrible people.
Except this 'holocaust' is something that can be fixed, which is what LucasFilm is FINALLY trying to do after letting garbage pile up for 30+ years.
It's definitely worth the hard drive space, but there are some pretty major bugs.
I would not be surprised at all if many of the existing stories are brought back in anyways. There's really no reason to try and redo nearly 40 years of history when there's stuff that fit just fine when it's not jammed in with 20 other sources trying to tell the same story.
This just seems like them dumping out a dirty, overflowing, disorganized dresser so they can fill it back up in a way that makes more sense. Yeah, some things no longer fit, some are tattered and broken and need to be thrown out. I imagine a good chunk of what already works will be kept. Even if it gets put through the washing machine a couple times.
"Revan and malak are not real"
Really? Because I can turn on Knights of the Old Republic right now, and... holy ****, there they are!
"As it stands, you can still enjoy Star Wars comics, novels, and games as an interpretation of an established lore, but constructing a timeline will no longer be an option. In other words, not much has changed for me since that’s exactly what I’ve been doing ever since I played Shadows of the Empire on the Nintendo 64."
Exactly. Not sure why people are getting so much sand in their panties over this.
I really don't get it. I dislike nearly everything about the prequels (TCW has its ups and downs), but all the things I DO enjoy haven't just disappeared. What should I, or anybody else really care that some business people say 'no this isn't real anymore'? (spoiler alert: none of it is real)
SW continuity was so broken that you pretty much had to pick and choose what you followed anyway.
Nothing to do with the topic, but as a side note:
'Jedi' is an accepted religion by the US Army
The mental image of some sobbing kid looking at his shelf in despair waiting for all of his Star Wars action figures and books to evaporate into thin air is pretty hilarious, though.
I get that, but when there's like 8 completely different versions of how the Normandy landings went, all of which are supposed to be equally 'historically accurate,' there's a problem. Even that tiered canon system they used made no sense because there were numerous conflicting elements within the tiers themselves. Attempts to spackle things together just made it more confusing. Trying to clear all that up book by book over an almost 40 year period would have been an absolute nightmare. Purging it was really the only thing that could have been done.
I don't blame Disney for a second (if they're even the ones behind this decision), for looking at this train wreck, tossing up their hands and going "No, we're not dealing with this ****."
Everything after 1980 makes me embarrassed to be a Star Wars fan.
Oh no, all my books and games have disappeared! Except no, they haven't, so who really cares? Kyle Katarn is no longer canon? All my Dark Forces/Jedi Knight games are still sitting right here, and I enjoy them just as much now as I did last week, and the 10+ years before that.
The entire EU was a convoluted mess anyway, because LucasFilm had no quality control and would let anything through without actually checking whether it made sense or not. There were about a dozen versions how how the rebels captured the death star plans, like 6 origin stories of the AT-AT, conflicting timelines all over the place, etc. Then TOR, The Clone Wars, and the upcoming Rebels came in and started piling even more junk onto the train wreck, aggressively ignoring/rewriting the EU, often at the demands of Lucas himself (Maul being alive, pacifist Mandalorians, Mortis, Moriband).
Purging it all was really the best thing that could have happened. Disney is fixing the mess that LucasFilm shouldn't have allowed to happen in the first place.
The newer genie editing tools make adding new objects very easy. But that isn't my department, so I wouldn't be able to explain it very well.
Star Wars does not belong to George Lucas. Have you seen his original drafts for the OT? They were absolute garbage. Those films only turned into the massive success they were because there were people around (Gary Kurtz, Irvin Kershner), to tell George to shut up whenever he started spouting his awful ideas.
It's BECAUSE everybody gives credit solely to George for writing 'STAR WARS' on a sheet of paper - instead of the tons of editors/writers/directors that actually did all the work - that he was given free reign over the prequels, which turned out to be a complete train wreck because he surrounded himself with yes-men puppets that wouldn't question him.
Oh no, all my books/games just evaporated off my shelf! Except they didn't, so why exactly should this matter? Most of the EU was a horrible, convoluted mess anyway; it needed to be wiped.
Though as raeldrikp said, it's LucasFilm's fault for letting things get this bad to begin with.
Some of it was made specifically for the project, but most of it is a compilation of previously created mods on HeavenGames.
1. Probably, but it won't be for a while.
2. We've thought about it, but with the size of our current staff it's likely a waste of time and effort that would be better spent on other things.
You can find various modding resources on HeavenGames:
This project is nowhere near finished. We've stated numerous times that the Empire is the only stable civilization, and the campaigns/AI have not yet been modified to adapt to all of the changes.
Most of the fighters you listed - among many others from Starfighter - will be added, but they won't be a unique civilization.
40% royalty commission? So not only are you doing this without permission from Disney/EA("notifying" them =/= permission), you're going to try and SELL it?
And that still doesn't answer just how the hell you plan to sneak it onto consoles.
"It took obsidian 12 people to develop Knights 2"
I see way more than that in the game's credits. I doubt they're there for no reason.
So, let me try and wrap my head around this. It takes real publishers/developers millions of dollars, hundreds of staff members, and several years to make a AAA game as extensive and complete as Knights of the Old Republic.
You're planning on finishing a project of this scope in less than a year, somehow putting it on current/next-gen systems despite the ludicrous expenses involved, using multiple brands/trademarks that you don't have the permission to use, and somehow not getting C&D'd/sued out of existence by EA/Disney/LucasFilm/every entity that actually owns the ™'s, ©'s, and ®'s plastered all over this page?
Games don't work the way you seem to think they do.
Exactly why we decided to go with this for today. A pretty effective demonstration of just how awful an idea it'd be to actually try.
Yeah, but I don't get why they'd advertise having some of the most overused and hated aspects of horror games; 'search everything in every room for arbitrary object needed to advance' and 'we don't know how to legitimately frighten people, so we're just gonna make loud noises and hope they startle you.'
You would when your 40 AT-STs blend into a giant incomprehensible blob of grey and slow the game to a crawl because it isn't built to handle objects this size.
Not at the moment; 250 is still the maximum. We've been looking into trying to raise it.
Not currently. Though it is something we've thought about. The hangup is that units are not able to fire their original weapons when garrisoned inside of a building. If you put a Shock Trooper inside, he will fire the same standard laser as everybody else instead of his rockets. As far as I know, there's no way to change this. We can go with just the lasers if people don't mind.
The bunker is just a design object.
"He for now is a verry funny person who doesnt use fake screams and swearing to make comedy for a 5 year old."
You were saying?
Clone Campaigns does have its own music track. The audio is streamed directly from the game disc. We are working to try and find a way to remove this restriction, and have audio play from the game's installation directory.
Jumpscares and searching for keys are listed as features?
Note: NEVER be a Y-Wing gunner for the bots in the Battle of Taloraan. They seem to think their hulls make a more effective weapon against freighters than their torpedoes.