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Who won the Cold War? (SWTOR)

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Who won the Cold War? (SWTOR)

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Morlaak
05.29.2012 , 05:26 PM | #11
Since the Republic stays in the Star Wars Universe for thousands of years after the game and implying that it once got totally defeated would require a massive retcon, I think it's same to assume that ultimately the Republic will win. How much will it cost them to do so, it's yet to be seen.

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Velaran
05.29.2012 , 05:32 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Morlaak View Post
Since the Republic stays in the Star Wars Universe for thousands of years after the game and implying that it once got totally defeated would require a massive retcon, I think it's same to assume that ultimately the Republic will win. How much will it cost them to do so, it's yet to be seen.
Well, it DID once get totally defeated. Darth Ruin you know.

I'm pretty sure they'll retcon his empire into this Sith Empre, and there we go.

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Girdeux
05.29.2012 , 08:03 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Velaran View Post
Well, it DID once get totally defeated. Darth Ruin you know.

I'm pretty sure they'll retcon his empire into this Sith Empre, and there we go.
Never going to happen. That will step on Lucas's toes. The whole story behind Ruin and his empire was explained by Lucas in TPM dvd and other interviews

At max Bioware has 200-500 years to play with. Since we know the next Darth is a fallen Jedi that lived in a time of peace. With obviously the republic still intact.

Anyways to the OP's question. Nobody won the "Cold War", as you know the cold war meaning a stand off....Till the Emperor openly declared war again sometime between Act 2/3. With the start of Act 3 your character finding out the Cold War is a thing of the past and now "the 2nd great galactic war"

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Velaran
05.29.2012 , 08:18 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Girdeux View Post
Never going to happen. That will step on Lucas's toes. The whole story behind Ruin and his empire was explained by Lucas in TPM dvd and other interviews

At max Bioware has 200-500 years to play with. Since we know the next Darth is a fallen Jedi that lived in a time of peace. With obviously the republic still intact.

Anyways to the OP's question. Nobody won the "Cold War", as you know the cold war meaning a stand off....Till the Emperor openly declared war again sometime between Act 2/3. With the start of Act 3 your character finding out the Cold War is a thing of the past and now "the 2nd great galactic war"
According to Lucas, Ruin was the first Sith Lord, so the EU has already messed with that. Ruin doesn't need to be retconned out of existance, Bioware could just have him be the successor to Vitiate, who leads the Empire into a new golden age. Just have him say something like: "The Old Empire is dead, long live the Empire!" and boom, you technically have a new Sith empire under Ruin.

Hell, he could even stay a Fallen Jedi: Just a really good, really Sithy Fallen Jedi.

Really, it's a minor, minor retcon.

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Captain_Zone
05.29.2012 , 09:16 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Velaran View Post
According to Lucas, Ruin was the first Sith Lord, so the EU has already messed with that. Ruin doesn't need to be retconned out of existance, Bioware could just have him be the successor to Vitiate, who leads the Empire into a new golden age. Just have him say something like: "The Old Empire is dead, long live the Empire!" and boom, you technically have a new Sith empire under Ruin.

Hell, he could even stay a Fallen Jedi: Just a really good, really Sithy Fallen Jedi.

Really, it's a minor, minor retcon.
I believe George said in his story, Ruin was the first Sith Lord. Doesn't retcon anything. Remember, C-Canon is NOT George's story.
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Fyurii
05.30.2012 , 07:34 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Akilus View Post
So after playing a bit of the game I still wonder who won the Galactic Cold War
Nobody.
It escalated into open warfare again.
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Girdeux
05.30.2012 , 08:52 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Velaran View Post
According to Lucas, Ruin was the first Sith Lord, so the EU has already messed with that. Ruin doesn't need to be retconned out of existance, Bioware could just have him be the successor to Vitiate, who leads the Empire into a new golden age. Just have him say something like: "The Old Empire is dead, long live the Empire!" and boom, you technically have a new Sith empire under Ruin.

Hell, he could even stay a Fallen Jedi: Just a really good, really Sithy Fallen Jedi.

Really, it's a minor, minor retcon.
Doesnt really matter anyway, This Sith Empire definetly doesnt last as long as people like to think. Any lore junkie knows that imbetween now and Ruin there is tipbits about the Republic still being intact and other Darths imbetween.

Unless their "win" was very very short lived....Doesnt really make sense though. The Sith Empire has such hatred of the Jedi and Republic that if they were to ever win THE war Tython/Dantooine/Coruscant would be turnt into floating space rock for being Republic/Jedi "Symbol" worlds.

Whats more interesting though is how they are going to explain how the Sith Species become extinct...probably some sort of genocide weapon...

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Kaisernick
05.30.2012 , 09:00 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Maaruin View Post
The Empire still has the Dark Council to lead them like it was most of the time. (The Emperor was in seclusion for decades or centuries.)

Malgus tired to overthrow the Dark Council, but failed.
half of the dark council are killed in the game alone.
that and the emperors death along with malgus and thye dismantle of imperial intellgance id say for now the republic is winning.

however as i have said before id look at this game as the new hope of the franchise, everythings all hopeful for the republic now but the Sith will strike back.

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05.30.2012 , 09:19 AM | #19
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05.30.2012 , 07:45 PM | #20
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