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Obsidian working on a Star Wars RPG set between Episode 3 and 4.

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Obsidian working on a Star Wars RPG set between Episode 3 and 4.

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Ventessel
02.21.2013 , 02:27 PM | #51
Quote: Originally Posted by Yndras View Post
So let me get this right. Qi gon, gets stabed in the stomach and dies shortly afterwards, but Darth maul, get servered IN HALF and lives........

What a load of sh......
Yeah, seriously. Any chance of me taking the Clone Wars cartoons seriously went out the window when I saw that. Ahsoka was pushing it, but now cyborg Maul? Come on, this is turning into a massive Charlie Foxtrot.

And KotOR 2 was one of the best RPG's I've seen. Glitchy, yes, but amazing characterization and, you know... roleplaying. You thought about your decisions in that game, you didn't just hover over the dialogue choice and see which icon popped up for alignment choices.
The Heir to ChaosAdded Chapter Sixteen-- 17 APR 2013
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Wolfninjajedi
02.21.2013 , 03:22 PM | #52
Quote: Originally Posted by Yndras View Post
So let me get this right. Qi gon, gets stabed in the stomach and dies shortly afterwards, but Darth maul, get servered IN HALF and lives........

What a load of sh......
Well...ignoring the fact that Zabs and humans are different, getting stabbed in the stomach is gonna possibly damage some vital organs that are needed to live.
"There is one lesson you've yet to learn. How to become one with the Force!"
―Cin Drallig to Darth Vader

Maucs the Tauntaun King, former SWG player.

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Ventessel
02.21.2013 , 04:40 PM | #53
Quote: Originally Posted by Wolfninjajedi View Post
Well...ignoring the fact that Zabs and humans are different, getting stabbed in the stomach is gonna possibly damage some vital organs that are needed to live.
I mean, maybe the part where his spine was severed didn't kill him right away...

... it's more the part where his internal organs spill out as he tumbles down a 1000 foot exhaust shaft and splatters on whatever happens to be down there.
The Heir to ChaosAdded Chapter Sixteen-- 17 APR 2013
“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” ~ George Orwell

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Wolfninjajedi
02.21.2013 , 05:04 PM | #54
Quote: Originally Posted by Ventessel View Post
I mean, maybe the part where his spine was severed didn't kill him right away...

... it's more the part where his internal organs spill out as he tumbles down a 1000 foot exhaust shaft and splatters on whatever happens to be down there.
There is no spilling out of anything since the wound gets sealed(cauterization), and he didn't really fall he caught a vent and saved himself before reaching the bottom....when I didn't really see any vents at all but eh guess the book explains that. Plus its not like people haven't survived without their bottom half(its rare but there is 1 man I have looked up), and yet die from a bullet to the chest or w/e.
"There is one lesson you've yet to learn. How to become one with the Force!"
―Cin Drallig to Darth Vader

Maucs the Tauntaun King, former SWG player.

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Estriga
02.21.2013 , 05:33 PM | #55
Quote: Originally Posted by yoomazir View Post
Lol, KOTOR2 is so amazing that people, fans you may call them, even bothered to work their asses to bring all the unseen content into the Restoration Project.

So you know what, I hope they'll do another SW game just to ruin your day.
You have to admit that Obsidian being involved begs the question "will it actually be complete and not have removed content this time?".

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Beniboybling
02.21.2013 , 05:49 PM | #56
Quote: Originally Posted by Yndras View Post
So let me get this right. Qi gon, gets stabed in the stomach and dies shortly afterwards, but Darth maul, get servered IN HALF and lives........

What a load of sh......
You know what I find funny? That people are perfectly willing to accept the existence of a mystical, invisible energy called 'the Force' and that its users have the power to shoot lightning from their hands, escape death and live on as a Force ghost, render themselves invisible, manipulate people's minds, create illusions that can do harm, devour entire planets and achieve immortality. And yet they cannot accept, and entirely reject that a Force user could possibly survive having his body cut in half.

Its verging on stupidity.

"Nothing is impossible with the Force." ~ Kreia... believe it!

Forget whether it could happen or not, instead consider whether it should have happened or not. That is all that matters, and at least IMO I think Maul added volumes of good to TCW and Sam Witwer is by far one of the best voice actors in the entire Star Wars saga.

But this debate has nothing really to do with the subject of this thread, so maybe we need to refocus. One thing I'd like to reinforce is that the incompleteness of KOTOR II was largely if not entirely down to Lucasarts - and we have no reason to believe they'll rush the game for a December deadline again, that would be almost as silly as the above...

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yoomazir
02.22.2013 , 01:27 PM | #57
Quote: Originally Posted by Ventessel View Post
I mean, maybe the part where his spine was severed didn't kill him right away...

... it's more the part where his internal organs spill out as he tumbles down a 1000 foot exhaust shaft and splatters on whatever happens to be down there.
Cauterized wound ya noob !

(just joking).

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Ventessel
02.25.2013 , 12:07 AM | #58
Quote: Originally Posted by Wolfninjajedi View Post
There is no spilling out of anything since the wound gets sealed(cauterization), and he didn't really fall he caught a vent and saved himself before reaching the bottom....when I didn't really see any vents at all but eh guess the book explains that. Plus its not like people haven't survived without their bottom half(its rare but there is 1 man I have looked up), and yet die from a bullet to the chest or w/e.

I know it's a little off topic, but I can't resist...

Cauterization refers to the sealing of the arteries when a lightsaber cuts into the body. Note that it is not instantaneous (we see some blood on Qui-Gon's robes, which makes sense because arteries are under pressure and even if sealed almost immediately by the lightsaber, there would still be some leakage). Also, we see in Empire Strikes Back that a tauntaun can be eviscerated by a lightsaber... it's internal organs begin to spill out after Han cuts it.

This is because the edges of the wound are cauterized, the physical organ of the skin remains sealed where it was cut, but there is still the massive hole in Darth Maul's body, through which all of his intestines, pancreas, liver, kidneys, etc. will drop right out.

I know it's a PG film, but evisceration is quite a messy business. Also consider Maul spinning and falling, which would likely propel anything still inside his ribs outward, possibly rupturing his lungs, etc.

Now, maybe Maul pulled a Sion or something like that... but there's still the matter that Qui-Gon dies moments after the duel ends (which means that his injury was not immediately fatal). Now, if the wound didn't kill him immediately, and he wasn't bleeding from it... why couldn't he hold via the Force and have Obi-Wan call a medic?

My outrage at Maul being alive stems primarily from the direct contrast between him and Qui-Gon Jinn.



Back on topic, my only concern with Obsidian is that their QA department appears to not exist. Sadly, every game they've released in the past ten years has had numerous bugs and glitches. However, so do the Elder Scrolls games, and they're hugely successful. So it's just a matter of Obsidian learning to provide good post-release customer support via patches and fixes.

This is something that they would have to collaborate with Lucasfilm on, but given the new (very stable) management that they're under, this likely will not be a problem. So I'm pretty excited if this project gets off the ground, since any RPG from the old Black Isle Studios team is one that I will play.
The Heir to ChaosAdded Chapter Sixteen-- 17 APR 2013
“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” ~ George Orwell

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Rabenschwinge
02.25.2013 , 05:49 AM | #59
Well, I am certainly gonna play it. Didn't even know Obsidian still exists - I haven't heard of them in quite a while.

I wouldn't want another KotOR. The Jedi Order wiped out yet again. Yet another Revan / Exile figure who faces evil alone as virtually last remaining Jedi and saves the galaxy from being conquered by the Sith / utterly annihilated, respectively.

No characters like Kelemvor or Darth Traya anymore, who are just smarter than you and tell you how you got it all wrong in the end. No apocalyptic stories anymore like burning out the Force, consuming entire planets with sheer force of will, or tearing down the wall of souls...
Ah, yes. "Reapers."

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JDCHobson
02.25.2013 , 10:27 AM | #60
Quote: Originally Posted by Oudomou View Post
Like it was mentioned above, they are not making anything (yet). It's just a pitch to Disney/Lucasarts.

I would like to see this happen but I wouldn't get my hopes up since Disney has already stated they have no interest in any other than social & mobile games now but you never know. Maybe Mr. Urquhart can convince them.
If this is true where does this leave 1313. Surely thats still going ahead?
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