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Why all the British accents on Empire side?

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Why all the British accents on Empire side?

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Bazouk
02.06.2012 , 06:33 PM | #1
It's because of the Revolutionary War isn't it?

Seriously, I hate my own toon because of his pompous British accent. It makes me not want to play.

Can we have "American accent" option please?

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nightchrome
02.06.2012 , 06:34 PM | #2
It's not a British accent, it's an Imperial accent.
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DarthDemens
02.06.2012 , 06:34 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Bazouk View Post
It's because of the Revolutionary War isn't it?
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Probably NSFW. Hilarious though.
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TotalKitty
02.06.2012 , 06:35 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Bazouk View Post
It's because of the Revolutionary War isn't it?

Seriously, I hate my own toon because of his pompous British accent. It makes me not want to play.
Nah, it's because back when the very first Star Wars film was produced, the world worked in such ways that America always was the hero. Now, America hated the British (and still does), hence the Republic got American accents and the evil evil Empire all got (fake) British accents.

Again, Swtor is an American game, so ofc the Americans are the "good" guys.

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Blackavaar
02.06.2012 , 06:36 PM | #5
It's canon. That's it and that's that.

Assuming you're playing an Agent he/she does switch to an American accent every time he/she goes undercover.


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AedanRiandur
02.06.2012 , 06:36 PM | #6
Americans hate the british? Why wasn't i told i should hate them?
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Clova
02.06.2012 , 06:36 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by TotalKitty View Post
Nah, it's because back when the very first Star Wars film was produced, the world worked in such ways that America always was the hero. Now, America hated the British (and still does), hence the Republic got American accents and the evil evil Empire all got (fake) British accents.

Again, Swtor is an American game, so ofc the Americans are the "good" guys.
wait, wat? o.O

Is this where i also make up random hillarious, yet untrue, reasons?

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TheHeadCapper
02.06.2012 , 06:38 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Bazouk View Post
It's because of the Revolutionary War isn't it?

Seriously, I hate my own toon because of his pompous British accent. It makes me not want to play.

Can we have "American accent" option please?
No thanks i don't want to sound like a hillbilly
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TotalKitty
02.06.2012 , 06:38 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Clova View Post
wait, wat? o.O

Is this where i also make up random hillarious, yet untrue, reasons?
Aaaaahhh, so that's why Americans doesn't want to re-elect Obama again, cause he's making the US a "New Europe". Goppeligoo!