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Jandi
04.04.2012 , 07:23 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Ravager View Post
As mentioned in the SW:TOR art book, the Sith Empire's accent will become the later Core accent that we are familiar with in the Galactic Civil War and Clone Wars several thousand years later. After the second war that happens in-game, the Republic and Empire supposedly "merge," and the Imperial accent becomes the Core's predominant accent. We don't know any details other than that. The current Coruscant accent is the same as the rest of the Republic.
It's rather obvious what will happen. You can predict it clearly by playing the various stories. Once the emperor dies, the military goes "You know what? We are tired of being pawns of Sith madness" and they will revolt. Most of them Empire will just surrender unconditionally and join the Republic. The Purebloods will stick to their vengeance against the Jedi and be wiped out completely or, as is hinted in Korriban, will simply wither away due to breeding with humans to the point where children will be human instead of Sith. It's inevitable.

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Captain_Zone
04.04.2012 , 10:46 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Osetto View Post
Bounty Hunter's aren't exactly loyal to the Empire, but they do a lot of business through them. The Republic's official distaste for the profession and the Empire's Mandalorian allies are why any Hunter seeking true fame and fortune (the player's character) typically works through Imperial channels. Lack of an Imperial upbringing and socialization, however, means one would not possess the typical accent, despite such an association.
Now, to be fair, the Republic DOES use Bounty Hunters. The Geno Haradan, in fact. They aren't paid very well compared to Imperial aligned Bounty Hunters, and they are strictly regulated by the Senate.
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Ravager
04.04.2012 , 11:19 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Jandi View Post
It's rather obvious what will happen. You can predict it clearly by playing the various stories. Once the emperor dies, the military goes "You know what? We are tired of being pawns of Sith madness" and they will revolt. Most of them Empire will just surrender unconditionally and join the Republic. The Purebloods will stick to their vengeance against the Jedi and be wiped out completely or, as is hinted in Korriban, will simply wither away due to breeding with humans to the point where children will be human instead of Sith. It's inevitable.
Absolutely. There is no doubt that is where the story line is heading, IMO. I am interested to see how the war ends (climactic battle or peaceful merging?) and specific elements of how the 'merge' takes place - what cultural elements mix? What do the Imperials bring to the Core? What does the Republic bring to former Imperial space? What happens to Dromund Kaas? Are Imperials happy to be in the Republic?

These details are interesting to me, and I think the merge will help bridge the gap between the end of the TOR era and the New Sith Wars. It's a great explanation for the Old Republic's transition to the Clone Wars-esque Republic from the movies (assuming the New Sith Wars didn't account for this already) and will certainly clear up any confusion as to why the Imperials have the Core accent and the Bendu emblem.

Quote: Originally Posted by Captain_Zone View Post
Now, to be fair, the Republic DOES use Bounty Hunters. The Geno Haradan, in fact. They aren't paid very well compared to Imperial aligned Bounty Hunters, and they are strictly regulated by the Senate.
That is true - the GenoHaradan did have an integral position in the Republic until it's transition into the Empire.

However, note that bounty hunters were more widely used during the Great War until the Republic realized how hard to control they actually were (as evidenced by the Braden incident). This limited the amount of bounty hunters used by the Republic, and explains the higher employment rate in the Cold War and beyond in the Empire. Daniel Erickson talked about this at some point pre-launch, I wish I had saved his comments!
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StormNaara
04.09.2012 , 03:14 AM | #14
What exactly is an Imperial accent? How is it defined? Is it the fact that Republic is voiced by Americans and Empire by British, or am I missing something?

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-squiddy-
04.09.2012 , 03:29 AM | #15
That's basicaly it. Episodes IV V and VI were filmed mainly out of Pinewood studios in London. So whenever you were in space, it was british extras and actors doing the casting.

The main characters were all republican, but also flown across from the US because they were the stars.

The whole Republic/Imperial accent then just became an in joke from that point onwards from what I can see.

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04.09.2012 , 03:37 AM | #16
British accent = evil.
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NRieh
04.09.2012 , 10:38 AM | #17
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What exactly is an Imperial accent? How is it defined?
It's hard to explain in writing, but I'll try....
It's. Just. When. They speak. They intonate. As if. They got. No. Idea. Of where. The sentence. Starts. And where. It should. End.


This "accent" actually bothered me about imp side even more then all their "kill them all for da empire" policy. It does not have any logic.

As they put it into the game - the real difference between rep and imp is that imps have problems with proper intonating and prefer black\dark grey matreials with red LEDs to brown\yellow ones with blue LEDs. And their menthal health is in real danger (megalomania must be the top popular diagnosis among local therapists)

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CJ_SAX_MAN
04.09.2012 , 10:41 AM | #18
Seems the smugglers and BHs are both independent,

Though at some point the Empire screws over the Smuggler characters, and the Republic screws over the BH characters, hence their current loyalties

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Kaedusz
04.09.2012 , 12:15 PM | #19
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Well obi-wan had an accent and that was several decades before the empire came into power.
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Sivenom
04.09.2012 , 12:24 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by NRieh View Post
It's hard to explain in writing, but I'll try....
It's. Just. When. They speak. They intonate. As if. They got. No. Idea. Of where. The sentence. Starts. And where. It should. End.


This "accent" actually bothered me about imp side even more then all their "kill them all for da empire" policy. It does not have any logic.

As they put it into the game - the real difference between rep and imp is that imps have problems with proper intonating and prefer black\dark grey matreials with red LEDs to brown\yellow ones with blue LEDs. And their menthal health is in real danger (megalomania must be the top popular diagnosis among local therapists)
GAHAHAHA.. HAHAHAAAHAHAH... HAha... HAH hah... ah... hah... *sniffles* That was *********** hilarious.

But yes, that's exactly how it is.
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