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Commander-
05.16.2012 , 09:47 AM | #1
I have noticed something, I probably ain't the only one:

Look at the flag of the Sith Empire in SWTOR.

http://images.wikia.com/tridentrpg/i...SithEmpire.png

Then look at the flag of the Galactic Empire and the Galactic Republic in the movies.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...early).svg.png

See how they are almost indentical, why would the Republic use a flag that looks almost the same as their old enemies?

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dazednconfuzed
05.16.2012 , 09:48 AM | #2
Because... The Empire wins this war, becomes the Republic, and the Jedi, all outcast, wallow in self pity and corrupt themselves into becoming Sith.
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LeeC
05.16.2012 , 10:27 AM | #3
Because the Devs want stuff to look like star wars. look at the old republic symbol in game and it looks an awful lot like the rebel alliance symbol.

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Commander-
05.16.2012 , 11:42 AM | #4
If I'm not mistaking the was the jedi symbol in an old lego star wars game. Which reminds me that the Republic looks a bit like a theocracy when the jedi has so much influence.

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LeeC
05.16.2012 , 12:18 PM | #5
I know of the jedi symbol your thinking of but if you think about it that too looks alot like the original rebel symbol you first see on the helmets of the xwing and y wing pilots in ANH.

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Eillack
05.16.2012 , 12:23 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Commander- View Post
I have noticed something, I probably ain't the only one:

Look at the flag of the Sith Empire in SWTOR.

http://images.wikia.com/tridentrpg/i...SithEmpire.png

Then look at the flag of the Galactic Empire and the Galactic Republic in the movies.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...early).svg.png

See how they are almost indentical, why would the Republic use a flag that looks almost the same as their old enemies?
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Commander-
05.16.2012 , 12:33 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Eillack View Post
Welcome to a few years ago...
Yeah, I noticed it when I saw a gameplay of the SWOTR shortly after its release but I didn't visit the forum so I didn't knew if anyone already had taken it up.

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Rhudian
05.16.2012 , 03:23 PM | #8
Reference: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Bendu

Basically, it's a symbol for unification. Not sure if the number of spokes symbolizes anything in particular, but let's pretend two of them stand for "peace" and "love", which would explain why the Sithier ones have six spokes instead of eight.

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Eillack
05.17.2012 , 03:19 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Rhudian View Post
Reference: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Bendu

Basically, it's a symbol for unification. Not sure if the number of spokes symbolizes anything in particular, but let's pretend two of them stand for "peace" and "love", which would explain why the Sithier ones have six spokes instead of eight.
Spokes = branches of government
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..I think it's ultimately our fault for not communicating enough.