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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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Darth_Solrac
04.14.2012 , 09:17 AM | #211
Feels good being 'bad', period.
Nobody expects the Sith Inquisition!
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Captain_Zone
04.14.2012 , 10:36 AM | #212
Quote: Originally Posted by Likewater View Post
wait IA's assemble and lead an army? Save royal families and diplomats, and uncover sleeper agents? Cause Jedi Consular Chapters 2 and 3 are white knuckle rides.

And Smuggler missions have hilarious dialogue, and quirky companions.
Imperial Agent saves the entire galaxy from a shadow syndicate that's trying to eliminate both sides. So yeah, I believe that tops building an army or saving the odd diplomat/royal here and there. Just finished the IA Chapter 3, in fact. If you are an espionage fan AT ALL, then you owe it to yourself to play through it. James Bond? Check. Jack Bauer? Check. Jason Bourne? Check. Jim Phelps? Check. The story combines elements from all these franchises while still staying original and fitting well into the Star Wars universe.

Peter Graves' original version of Phelps, NOT John Voight. Ugh... Why did Tom [BLEEPING] Cruise have to go and mess up that franchise? /facepalm
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FalcoLombardi
04.14.2012 , 08:07 PM | #213
Quote: Originally Posted by Brickabrack View Post
@OP: Hey! I'm American and that offends me.


... because it's pretty much true. Dammit
Everything seems to offend us Americans
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Jagemakage
09.11.2013 , 01:27 PM | #214
Quote: Originally Posted by Alundo View Post
As a Brit, I must tell you that american actor's impressions of english accents are not really accruate. We don't really talk like that.
You aren't really British, be honest you yank...

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Xilizhra
09.11.2013 , 09:48 PM | #215
Personally, I find the Empire to be highly unpleasant to play on the side of, but I do so in order to advance the Inquisitor story, which I personally find rather interesting. I've heard good things about Agent, but quite frankly, I don't want to do the Imperial-side questing again just for another set of class stories; far too much of it does not make me feel good or like I'm enjoying things.

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Noodlegotagun
09.11.2013 , 11:22 PM | #216
Quote: Originally Posted by Baneberry View Post
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'm the same way, generally. I've come up with some ruthless, cruel, and downright bloodhtirsty character concepts in my time. I can think of one character right now in another MMO. Everyone that meets her, hates her. and the feeling is definitely mutual. Hell, she killed her best friend in an arena in front of every RP'er on the server... and enjoyed it.

I have a hard time playing overly nice characters. Usually a strong independant lead is more my speed (usually female. always easier for me to write female characters for whatever reason. O.o) Of course, then it comes down to my favorite part of writing a character. Personal, fatal flaws.

I spent 5 years writing and adapting a character's story for this game, and loved every minute of it. I recently got her looking exactly how I had imagined her in my head all that time, and I swear I cried a little. It was an amazing moment.

If that sounds weird to you, You've never seen an idea you've carried in your head for half a decade come to life in front of you. It's truly an amazing feeling.

But back on topic. I play both, to be honest. Just whatever I feel like at the moment. Don't really find myself playing one side more than the other. But that's just me.
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"In some ways, even you are more capable than a Jedi. It is why i tolerate your presence now" Kreia

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shamfurdispray
09.12.2013 , 02:15 AM | #217
Here are my reasons:

1. The Empire side have more population and activity, its easier to find a guild and people to do fp/ops or pvp with (from my experience).

2. The Empire generally have better class and planetary stories, of course its fun being evil just to killing people or start you own world domination or something close to that, but being mixed or light alignment add dept into the story its show you the flaws of the Empire. For example i have alot of fun being light side Imperial Agent, who's very loyal to my faction but doesn't submit to the Sith's rules, disagree to have power hungry/mad sith rule over him, disagree with prejudice against alien, want to stop the infighting between the sith. While on the Republic the story just feels lacklusters, its plain and too simplistic for me. I personally think the writers try too hard to make it feels heroic while completly ignore the players alignment, and action even they choose the dark side option nonetheless you are the hero, but I still like trooper story alot and a few planetary story on the republic side are better than the Empire.

3. The British accents

That it for now

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AlrikFassbauer
09.12.2013 , 04:41 AM | #218
Quote: Originally Posted by Baneberry View Post
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.
Quote: Originally Posted by Noodlegotagun View Post
I'm the same way, generally. I've come up with some ruthless, cruel, and downright bloodhtirsty character concepts in my time. I can think of one character right now in another MMO. Everyone that meets her, hates her. and the feeling is definitely mutual. Hell, she killed her best friend in an arena in front of every RP'er on the server... and enjoyed it.
When I'm playing pen & paper role-play, then I can only play, what I have in me, too.
That's why I can't play evil characters. I just can't. And I really don't know, why.

Quote: Originally Posted by shamfurdispray View Post
2. The Empire generally have better class and planetary stories,

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While on the Republic the story just feels lacklusters, its plain and too simplistic for me.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GoodIsBoring
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EvilIsCool
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)

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Kaedusz
09.12.2013 , 10:45 AM | #219
1.The Republic is not exciting.
2.Jedi/Light Side of the Force are boring.
3.The animations are bad.
4.The american accents are bad.
5.The Voice Actors are not awesome(except Jennifer Hale ofc,but who the hell plays female trooper anyway)
6.When i log with one of my republic characters i wanna kill myself after 1 quest.Can't stand the atmosphere ,the ambient and the self-righteousness.
7.The male jedi knight and the male trooper are bearable but still the republic atmosphere is cheese incarnate.
8.The Republic warzone commentators make my ears bleed.
9.The Republic player ships suck.
10.Male Jedi Consular voice makes me fall to the dark side in real life.
11.I can't stand the male smuggler
12.The Republic armor models are terrible compared to the Imperial ones.It's not the developer's fault,its just the nature of the Republic.
13.The Jedi Code is useless unless you are a hermit that meditates all day in a cave.

At Makeb,after we found out that the Republic at that time had the upper hand in the war,the Empire became even more attractive.
Unfortunately a bit more profane version of the above mentioned reasons why the Republic sucks ,is why the Empire is kinda infested with kids and noobs,which is felt in pug wzs.

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divinecynic
09.12.2013 , 11:13 AM | #220
Let us not forget companions. Most players are guys and 3 of the Imperial classes start with a gal to romance.