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Is it really viable to try to resettle Taris?

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Is it really viable to try to resettle Taris?

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viewtifuldee
02.17.2012 , 10:38 AM | #1
So, most of the quests on Taris dealt with attempting to resettle the planet, but with the rakghouls, nexu, and other mutated wildlife, it just seems a nut...pointless. Should the Republic just consider Taris a lost cause and use the money for, say, the war against the Empire?

I think they should. I mean, it's been 300 years and progress has been minimal.
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Cythereal
02.17.2012 , 10:40 AM | #2
No. Especially not after the Empire breaks the Republic's back on the planet, razes Olaris, and forces the settlers to flee.
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viewtifuldee
02.17.2012 , 10:53 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Cythereal View Post
No. Especially not after the Empire breaks the Republic's back on the planet, razes Olaris, and forces the settlers to flee.
Wow. I really was hoping to avoid any major spoilers. I'm gonna go bash that from my memory now.
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JLazarillo
02.17.2012 , 11:42 AM | #4
I've only played Empire-side Taris so far, but I was generally under the impression that the whole point of the Republic trying to resettle the planet was based around the fact that it hadn't been done, and that it "couldn't" be done. It's a political move, designed around the idea that anything can be done by people willing to work hard enough for it without losing hope.

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mattchanner
02.17.2012 , 12:21 PM | #5
It was not an economic move. rebuilding taris was an attempt to boost republic moral.
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Tuscad
02.17.2012 , 12:26 PM | #6
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It was not an economic move. rebuilding taris was an attempt to boost republic moral.
They could have just focused on Telos. One of the scavenging missions mentions that Telos IV's restoration project is still underway. Lol.
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02.17.2012 , 12:37 PM | #7
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I think they should. I mean, it's been 300 years and progress has been minimal.
Republic side, one of the title cards or quest texts said they'd only been there for 10 years. So basically, this is a post-war effort.

I was surprised they let it rot for that long.
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Luckmann
02.17.2012 , 12:55 PM | #8
The entire Taris thing is beyond ridiculous.

I'm trying very hard to just ignore it, because it makes little to no sense.
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Kedan
02.17.2012 , 01:09 PM | #9
The Rakghoul issue alone makes Taris impossible to recolonize. The moment they realized the planet was populated with billions of feral monsters who only needed to scratch you to turn you into one, they should have pulled back into orbit and glassed the planet.

Why the planet isn't quarantined, with a fleet stationed to destroy any ship trying to leave, is beyond my comprehension.

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Felbear
02.17.2012 , 01:36 PM | #10
Eventually Taris is rebuilt and settled.