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#52 Nov 07 2012 at 2:30 AM Rating: Good
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Part of me wonders if the recent Disney buyout of Lucasfilm will somehow trickle down in a positive sense to TOR.

Positive? Yes, hear me out.

At first glance I thought the Disney acquisition of the Star Wars franchise was, at best, cautiously optimistic. Disney isn't horrible or anything but....there's a reason "Disneyfication" is used in a negative sense; dumbing things down to the lowest common denominator on a lot of levels is typically seen as some kind of greedy cash grab. And usually it is. But then I got to thinking; Disney bought Marvel, and we've seen a fair bit of good movies from them. Wreck-it Ralph, made by Disney's in-home animation studios (NOT Pixar, as many think) was right up there with Toy Story and The Incredibles as far as enjoyment goes. Seriously, if you haven't seen it, please do. It's got video game references, yes, but they don't beat you over the head with them, and there's a nice take on a fairly tired old story (be happy with who you are) along with a twist that pretty much any gamer wouldn't see coming.

So if Disney has managed to do pretty well, both with the Marvel acquisition and it's own personally created IP's....what's it going to do with Star Wars? At worst....they'll be episode 1/2/3 quality. At best...we're looking at "The Avengers" but with the Star Wars IP instead of Marvel.

Lucasfilm, to my knowledge, still has a bit of say as far as TOR goes....will that trickle down in any way? Will more support come down the pipe? Hypothetically, if this move had been made a year earlier, would TOR's history have looked different? Would the issues brought up in terms of how the dev team did or did not address certain issues, and were not supported by EA in such a way...well, would those have changed?

All speculation of course....but I think it's important to note that with Disney running things now....we may see something of a positive turn around for TOR. Or at least, the possibility exists as such.

Bonus: I went to Disneyland for the first time in like 20 years this last Monday, and not only is Star Tours 500% more awesome (with 100% more Darth Vader, and 50% more Boba Fett) but in the gift shop after the ride.....they have a Build-a-Bear, only instead of bears, it's LIGHTSABERS.

I totally did that. My girlfriend said I looked like a little kid. You got to pick your blade color (sadly only blue/green/red/purple, but that works cause blue is my fav), then your emitter type, followed by a trio of hilt accoutrements and a hilt, then a hilt cap. They had about a dozen samples of LS's from various characters, including Maris Brood's tonfa-style saber, and you could mix and match parts as you saw fit, with the exception of a second emitter type when doing a double-bladed saber.

Man it was so fun. I felt 12 again. And it was only like 25 bucks after tax too. Been playing with the thing all day.
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#53 Nov 07 2012 at 10:19 AM Rating: Good
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The real question comes down to how much LucasFilm gets a say in how pricing works, imo.

Because I don't see the current F2P as something that will be meaningfully beneficial for the game in terms of long term players, though it's gotten better at least. We'll have to see how it goes.

I'm certainly hoping it's great, but I'm officially no longer getting my hopes up.
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#54 Nov 07 2012 at 10:28 AM Rating: Good
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idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
we have nothing.

How can you say that digg? We also have speculation! Smiley: lol

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First is the belief that "Titan" is not going to be set in the traditional high-fantasy setting, and the second is that it is going to somehow involve time travel. The best basis for this idea comes from a quote by Jeffrey Kaplan when he was asked if Blizzard's new MMO is going to be sci-fi, near-future, post-apocalyptic, or historical. He responds by saying "All of those combined!"

I could see myself answering every similar question with "All of those combined!" as my way of not answering the question. It's hilarious that people don't get that, and think that such an off-the-cuff answer was a considered, substantive response.
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#55 Nov 07 2012 at 10:39 AM Rating: Excellent
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Quor wrote:

Bonus: I went to Disneyland for the first time in like 20 years this last Monday, and not only is Star Tours 500% more awesome (with 100% more Darth Vader, and 50% more Boba Fett) but in the gift shop after the ride.....they have a Build-a-Bear, only instead of bears, it's LIGHTSABERS.

I totally did that. My girlfriend said I looked like a little kid. You got to pick your blade color (sadly only blue/green/red/purple, but that works cause blue is my fav), then your emitter type, followed by a trio of hilt accoutrements and a hilt, then a hilt cap. They had about a dozen samples of LS's from various characters, including Maris Brood's tonfa-style saber, and you could mix and match parts as you saw fit, with the exception of a second emitter type when doing a double-bladed saber.

Man it was so fun. I felt 12 again. And it was only like 25 bucks after tax too. Been playing with the thing all day.


Smiley: jawdrop

OMG, must go to Disneyland. Smiley: lol
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#56 Nov 09 2012 at 5:49 AM Rating: Good
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It was great Protein. I like, sleep with the thing almost. You know....for self-defense <.<

As for Titan....

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First is the belief that "Titan" is not going to be set in the traditional high-fantasy setting, and the second is that it is going to somehow involve time travel. The best basis for this idea comes from a quote by Jeffrey Kaplan when he was asked if Blizzard's new MMO is going to be sci-fi, near-future, post-apocalyptic, or historical. He responds by saying "All of those combined!"


...all of those combined....near future, sci-fi, historical post-apocalyptica....maybe....it's Star Wars!

Think about it, it'll come out soon, i.e. "near future," but sometime after 2012, ergo post-apocalyptic, and if it follows formula and goes with the Old Republic timeline, then clearly that's historical, and the sci-fi is obvious. It makes too much sense for it to *not* be true.

Ladies and gentlemen, I posit that we have actually been playing the "trailer" to Titan this whole time. May the Force have mercy on us all.
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