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When does the War restart

Jarren's Avatar

04.18.2012 , 01:01 PM | #1
i played through the Jedi Knight story, all quests on all planets. i'm just wondering if there was a single event i missed that showed the formal restart to the war.

i know that the whole idea is gradually increasing tensions, but act one ends with Alderran, with a war being fought by the houses with support from the empire and Republic. Act 2 starts with the republic INVADING an imperial world (balmorra). i don't remember a declaration of war from anyone, which i would think the Senate would issue before such an action.

i'm asking if there is a cut-scene or quest or codex entry that i am missing, or that such a thing be created.
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Thebazilly's Avatar

04.18.2012 , 01:07 PM | #2
There's no really offical cutscene that says "We are going to war now," but in general in all the class storylines, it's mentioned at the beginning of Chapter 2 that the war has restarted. Presumably, all the declaration business is going on in the background, since the war is more of a set piece and not a critical part of the storylines.

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04.18.2012 , 01:09 PM | #3
Spoiler-ish answer.

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JRastenn's Avatar

04.18.2012 , 01:45 PM | #4
I agree with the OP, I wish this was a little more clear-cut and obvious. I've taken three characters to 50 and each time I feel like I've missed something. One second we're "approaching war" and the next second we're "in the middle of a war". It was especially confusing with my first character. It was like I got up to pee in the middle of a movie and missed a plot point.

I'm not saying every little thing needs to be explained and expositioned to death, but a detail of this magnitude deserves to at least be mentioned. Maybe a new mid-level flashpoint showing the very first official conflict between the factions, with Satele/Malgus saying "It's happened, the treaty is broken and we are officially at war! Dun dun dun!"

Ehose's Avatar

04.18.2012 , 02:12 PM | #5
i'm pretty sure the Invasion of Balmorra is the Republic's "declaration" That the war is back on.

KorinHyvek's Avatar

04.18.2012 , 02:21 PM | #6
The Agent and Sith Warrior both have clear, "THis is it, we're at war" moments, but I'm not sure about other classes as I haven't gotten those classes as far along the storyline. Precisely when the event occurs isn't entirely clear (although it's largely a formality, as Taris and Balmorra are already in flames), but if you go with the theory that the class stories are pretty much concurrent,

VanderII's Avatar

04.18.2012 , 02:49 PM | #7
It's a cold war!
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Jarren's Avatar

04.18.2012 , 04:12 PM | #8
i know its a cold war, i mentioned that.

Cold wars become hot when the governments stop fighting with proxy's and shady tactics and start invading and taking **** over. The republic invasion of Balmorra qualifies as a "Hot" action.

All im asking for is a cutscene of some kind, maybe when you make that random trip to the station after act 1. not gonna ruin the game for me, but would be appreciated.


also, how did the green Twi'Lek admin from Taris become Supreme Chancellor?
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Ranadiel_Marius's Avatar

04.19.2012 , 04:41 AM | #9
The war is supposed to be officially back on during the transition from Chapter 2 to Chapter 3(there is a time skip between chapters). And yeah the Republic Balmorran sort of weird in terms of timing given that context. However the Quesh world arcs for both sides makes it clear that the treaty is supposed to still be standing when you arrive there as the Imperial commander is trying to goad the Republic into breaking the treaty first, so somehow the freeing of Balmorra did not break the treaty. *shrug*

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also, how did the green Twi'Lek admin from Taris become Supreme Chancellor?
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phydaux's Avatar

04.19.2012 , 07:03 AM | #10
I see the next x-pac, where level cap gets raided to 60, as perfect time for a formal declaration of war by both sides.