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The real reason Empire is more popular than Republic

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The real reason Empire is more popular than Republic

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MisterMT
01.21.2012 , 05:05 PM | #1
So many theories, when the truth is out there for all to see...

British accents are sexier than American accents.

End of story.

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stephenjohnp
01.21.2012 , 05:06 PM | #2
It's simply because they're perceived as "cooler". Not mentioning the fact that Darth Vader is the most popular character in the entire franchise.

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Halofax
01.21.2012 , 05:08 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by stephenjohnp View Post
It's simply because they're perceived as "cooler". Not mentioning the fact that Darth Vader is the most popular character in the entire franchise.
Boba Fett disagrees

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thegimble
01.21.2012 , 05:09 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by MisterMT View Post
So many theories, when the truth is out there for all to see...

British accents are sexier than American accents.

End of story.
At least they do not sound like Dick Van Dyke doing his cockney accents. Biggest reason i think is that so many thought most would go republic that they went imperial so they could level up faster. Problem is most did.

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Matteuz
01.21.2012 , 05:12 PM | #5
It could also be that in popular lore (movies, tv series etc) you mostly see jedi side portrayed so if you haven't read any books or lore outside of that you might be "sith-curious" so to speak.

Yes the game is more than jedi/sith but that's the general plot anyway.

Also there is something about empire technology design that is very appealing, at least to me, their battleships, fighters, robots, it creates a very unique sci-fi setting. Who doesn't like tie fighters or imperial guards?

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Jezzikah
01.21.2012 , 05:14 PM | #6
Boba Fett vs Jar Jar Binks. nuff said

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Callsign_Bishop
01.21.2012 , 05:16 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by MisterMT View Post
So many theories, when the truth is out there for all to see...

British accents are sexier than American accents.

End of story.
I must agree. My greatest sorrow when running the class quest line on Voss was that I could not loot the Sith guy's wonderful Scottish accent after killing him. Oh, and that one Imperial officer on Hoth who's working with the Republic to take down the White Maw Pirates. DAMN, I want that accent.

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Halofax
01.21.2012 , 05:17 PM | #8
They went Imperial because its a snowball effect.

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Baneberry
01.21.2012 , 05:19 PM | #9
I like to think of myself as a generally kind hear-ted person. I'm the guy who gives people jump starts when their car battery is dead. I'm the guy that help push someones broken down car if I see them having car trouble, I'm the guy that will go out of my way if it will relive someone elses stress levels.

I believe this to be the norm for most people on the planet.

So when it comes time to roll pay, guess what kind of person I'm not going to role play.

When I'm role playing, I'm gonna be that ******e who doesn't give a **** about the little guy, and will only help you if I am some how getting myself a leg up.

Role playing this is fun.
I bring you pain, the kind you cant suffer quietly!

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Hylfnur
01.21.2012 , 05:20 PM | #10
da da dada daa da da daa da da...

Quote: Originally Posted by Jezzikah View Post
Boba Fett vs Jar Jar Binks. nuff said
oh yes dark lord
"We have no clue, what we are doing exactly" - Bioware
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