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Nice! This should help put things into better context for those unfamiliar with "Legends" content, which let's face it, is going to be an ever increasing issue as it's phased out of circulation and newer generations of fans are brought up without it.
Reading the entry shown here reminds me how, despite how goofy and nonsensical the old EU could be, it at least conveyed a proper sense of scale. One of the things that bothers me about the new post-Endor canon is how quickly the galaxy-spanning Empire folded in just a handful of battles (which was clumsily retconned with Palpatine's Contingency plan). The loss of a single Executor-class at Jakku was treated as a grand catastrophe that broke the Imperials' backs, despite the movies indicating that such ships were fairly common ("Now don't get jittery Luke, the Empire's got a lot of command ships" -Han Solo, RotJ). Here you really get a sense of just how huge the Empire was when the loss of multiple SSDs is treated with a shrug and an "oh well, them's the breaks" attitude.
I tried it a while back, but I couldn't stand how toxic the players were. Take the worst elements of 4chan's "/b/" and "/pol/" boards and you have a pretty good idea what TF2C's "community" is like.
I'm also not that fond of all the extra stuff TF2C tacked on to the base game. If I wanted gimmicky gameplay modes, garish visuals and unbalanced alternate weapons I'd play modern TF2.
I love it. The Y-Wing is one of my all-time favorite Star Wars ships, and this really captures its rugged beauty.
Excellent work! It's great to see the addition of elements like the briefing room, as it really adds to the immersion factor.
As much as I like the Remnant/Warlord factions, it's good to take a break from Imperial tech once in a while. The revamped EoH looks great so far. I can't wait to try them out myself when the full 2.2 launches.
I assume this will be for pre-CW/early CW scenarios?
Nice choice of unit to begin the image gallery with. The Droid Starfighter/Vulture Droid is one of my favorite prequel ships.
Who knew a simple box could be so gorgeous?
Amazing. Was it inspired by the sawfish, perhaps? I can't help but be reminded of it.
Fair points to be sure. There's certainly an appeal about two superpowers duking it out in a massive, no-holds barred conflict, and it is a more appropriate type of scenario for EaW's game mechanics. It's one of the many reasons why I end up playing ICW more than the vanilla game, because it makes more sense for an established government like the New Republic to take and hold territory than a small resistance movement relying on hit-and-run tactics like the Rebel Alliance.
I guess I like the appeal of the underdog taking on seemingly insurmountable odds, which is more the theme of the GCW. There were many times in both Legends and the current canon where the Rebel Alliance came perilously close to annihilation, yet they managed to hold on by the skin of their teeth.
I am very intrigued by the mention of pre-Clone Wars factions and events. There's certainly a potential wealth of possibilities given the plethora of "brush fire" conflicts in the decades prior to the Clone Wars. I've always considered EaW to be an "Infinities" product with the myriad of ways the player can alter the course of galactic events. It would be interesting to explore scenarios where the Clone Wars as we know it was radically different or never happened in the first place.
Agreed. I've always preferred the Galactic Civil War era and, while the cryptic tidbits of Clone Wars info fascinated me growing up in the 90's, its portrayal in the prequels was somewhat lacking. That said, there were many great stories and spin-offs that came out of it, and the pedigree of the Thrawn's Revenge team makes me more excited for this than the glut of half-baked/atrociously balanced Clone Wars mods out there.
Loving the explosions, and adding exhaust trails on the torpedoes was a nice touch. Keep up the good work.
Very nice, it looks even better than the official illustrations!
Love the aiming HUD. It's a terrific blend of the simplistic one from the original with the more detailed HUD elements from later games.
Loving the new additions. Keep it up!
Doesn't exist in this continuity.
And nothing of value was lost.
Since we're on the subject of politics, who else thinks the U.S. should scrap the two party system for a European style parliament?
A recreation of Cyrodiil that adheres more closely to classic lore? Yes please!
I'm definitely keeping an eye on this one.
O rapturous day! Callooh! Callay! 1.8's seen the light of day!
Hey now, some of us like both WH40k and MLP: FiM. Besides, it's meant to be satirical (you know, like your top hat and monocle Space Marine avatar).
I've never understood it myself.
Besides, wouldn't sexually assaulting a droid be...painful?
Wait...are those P-40s being flown by German pilots?
That ship has seen better days...
Ah yes, the Mustang. It certainly made many important contributions to the Allied war effort, not least of which being able to escort bombers all the way to Berlin and back.
I do get a bit tired of so many people claiming it's their favorite WWII plane, though. Most of the time it's because they hardly know any other aircraft from the era.
I would have to respectfully disagree. The aircraft was unpopular with British and American pilots due to poor performance at higher altitudes. This made it unsuitable for its intended role as an interceptor, and it was quickly relegated to other duties.
The Soviets liked the plane however, since most aerial combat on the Eastern Front took place under 10,000 feet. The 37-mm cannon in the nose also made it an effective weapon for strafing runs against light vehicles.
Regardless of its performance, it's certainly a nice looking aircraft.
Ready Ozzy's post again, Arivax. They're adding it because there isn't an official CIS ship that fits the "corvette" role for the game. Or did you want the CIS to keep the placeholder IPV, even though it was in fact used by the Republic (and later the Empire)?
Just because it's a fan creation doesn't mean it automatically sucks.
It's a Dreadnought, but it's the Tie Fighter/X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter version. For some reason those games went with a different appearance than how it's depicted in just about every other source.
Of course the X-Wing series has other canonical issues, such as inserting Tie Interceptors and A-Wings before the Battle of Yavin. The games themselves are still loads of fun, though.
Now hold on a minute, the Victory-class Star Destroyer is most definitely a Clone Wars era vessel. Hell, they established that back in the early 90's, years before production on the prequels even started.
I do agree with you on the Imperial-class Star Destroyer though.
Anyone else see a weird Admiral Ackbar-style face if they look at this picture sideways?