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My taste of the novel Annihilation(SPOILER)

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My taste of the novel Annihilation(SPOILER)

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almostinsane
01.24.2013 , 08:14 PM | #71
My chief complaint is the handling of the Empire so far. I mean, this is supposed to be an even bigger war than the Great Galactic War with both powers at their height! The Sith Empire shouldn't be being beaten so badly. Give us Imperial players some decisive victories of our own. Where did all my acts to strengthen the Empire go?

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DarthRamette
01.26.2013 , 06:14 PM | #72
Re-read it last night and yea it still sucks. Darth Kharrid is a psycho and the fact the Council are ok with that astounds me. Not to mention I like Gravus, love him on Taris and it irked me to see him killed like a whiny little coward.

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DarthVitrial
01.26.2013 , 06:33 PM | #73
In general, I just don't like D.K.'s writing...he's a Revan and Republic fanboy, and his books make it obvious. Still, though...I liked this book way more than Revan. At least here only minor characters had their personalities warped.

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wargonglok
01.26.2013 , 06:55 PM | #74
in the op, about the imps losing,

well sorry if this is a spoiler, but the empire is destroyed, so yeah, they lose.

If you want less imperial losses, i suggest 2 things, stop reading old republic books, stop playing swtor.

because that's how it goes down
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DarthVitrial
01.26.2013 , 07:33 PM | #75
Quote: Originally Posted by wargonglok View Post
in the op, about the imps losing,

well sorry if this is a spoiler, but the empire is destroyed, so yeah, they lose.

If you want less imperial losses, i suggest 2 things, stop reading old republic books, stop playing swtor.

because that's how it goes down
We have no proof of that - it's actually quite likely that the Republic and Empire somehow merge. After all: During the clone wars, the Republic symbol is the Imperial symbol from this game.

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Emperor-Norton
01.26.2013 , 07:51 PM | #76
I have kind of wanted to get this off my chest for a while, and this thread is on the same topic. Anyway, one way that Star Wars is different from real life is that the power of Countries, Empire's, etc. isn't determined as much by their Economic Power. Al-Qaeda wasn't even in the same league of a threat to the US that Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union were. The reason is that the actual Countries (Germany and the USSR) had Economies, and big ones at that. The UK triumphed over France in their rivalry in the latter half of the 2nd Millennium because (among other things) the UK was richer and could build more ships. Germany overtook France as top dog in Europe in the mid to late-1800's because it had more Industry, a bigger economy, and more people. The Allies in WW2 crushed the Axis since they out produced them by a massive margin. The US beat the USSR in the Cold War since it had both a better Economic System and a much larger Economy. A Star Wars example is how the Sith Empire in KotOR is described as much more powerful than the Republic just from its sheer quantity of War Material.

Now, the Republic and Empire are threats to each other because they are Galaxy-Spanning Empires with immense Economic Power backed up with Colossal Fleets and Armies, and you know, they want to annihilate each other. The advantage the Empire has is that at the start of the War, it had the bigger fleet of the two. While the Republic controlled most of the galaxy and held the Industrial Heartlands of the Core Worlds. Aka, the Empire has the bigger (or at least superior) Military, while the Republic has the bigger Economy. Even with all the Empire was able to conquer, the Republic still holds the Core and therefore the Economic Advantage (The Cold War Republic is supposedly twice as large as the Cold War Empire). The Overall War between the two is more or less a race, with the Empire needing to conquer the Republic before the immense economy of the Republic is brought to bear. The point we are now seeing is the aftermath of the Republic grinding the Empire into defeat Stalingrad-Style at Corellia, and now beginning the process of pushing the Empire back until they emerge Victorious. Even though Drew makes this seem too much like things are going great for the Republic, he is on the right track with how the War is progressing.

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yoomazir
01.27.2013 , 08:02 PM | #77
Hopefully the war between the Sith Empire & the Old Republic will last something like 2000-3000 years (1k before the movies), o we may yet to see differents "evolutions" between the two parties.

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Ravager
01.27.2013 , 09:25 PM | #78
Quote: Originally Posted by yoomazir View Post
Hopefully the war between the Sith Empire & the Old Republic will last something like 2000-3000 years (1k before the movies), o we may yet to see differents "evolutions" between the two parties.
I would prefer that it ended within our characters' lifetimes. It would be nice to see that the heroes that emerged after the Treaty of Coruscant successfully ended the war. Nevertheless, it wouldn't make sense for the conflict to last until 1000 BBY--it is established as is that a separate Sith Order rises against the Republic in 2000 BBY.

Quote: Originally Posted by DarthVitrial View Post
We have no proof of that - it's actually quite likely that the Republic and Empire somehow merge. After all: During the clone wars, the Republic symbol is the Imperial symbol from this game.
Daniel Erickson, the SWTOR lead writer before leaving BioWare, mentioned that an eventual merge will occur that brings Imperials to the Core Worlds and would explain how the Imperial accent thousands of years later is known as being the 'Core' accent. I would assume the Imperial insignia-merging would occur as well.
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Slowpokeking
01.28.2013 , 06:21 PM | #79
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthRamette View Post
Re-read it last night and yea it still sucks. Darth Kharrid is a psycho and the fact the Council are ok with that astounds me. Not to mention I like Gravus, love him on Taris and it irked me to see him killed like a whiny little coward.
I don't know why did they handle Gravus that way.

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DarthRamette
01.28.2013 , 07:02 PM | #80
Quote: Originally Posted by Slowpokeking View Post
I don't know why did they handle Gravus that way.
Neither do I, it was apparent that DK never did any research on Gravus or he wouldn't have done that to Gravus. In my world Gravus is still alive.