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Has the Empire lost the war? Totally?

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Has the Empire lost the war? Totally?

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TalonVII
03.15.2013 , 05:59 PM | #11
The sith empire fought the republic up until the battle of Ruusaan. After that sith empire was defeated and you had the golden age of republic.
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DarthVitrial
03.15.2013 , 11:14 PM | #12
In the early days of the game, I think the devs said the game would have the Empire merge with the Republic, explaining how the SIth accent became the Core accent. Can't find the post that said this though...

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03.17.2013 , 05:15 AM | #13
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In the early days of the game, I think the devs said the game would have the Empire merge with the Republic, explaining how the SIth accent became the Core accent. Can't find the post that said this though...
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03.17.2013 , 05:21 AM | #14
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In the early days of the game, I think the devs said the game would have the Empire merge with the Republic, explaining how the SIth accent became the Core accent. Can't find the post that said this though...
It would certainly explain the Republic of the Clone Wars...

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Laris_Rai
03.17.2013 , 05:00 PM | #15
The Empire has had serious loses, but they've also had a lot of the chaff purged. The Dark Council is leaner and meaner, the new Voice of the Emperor is super tough, people messing with them behind the scenes are gone and the most dangerous hired gun in the galaxy is still on their side. So going on the defense for a while is actually a good chance for them to reorganize.
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Beherit
03.17.2013 , 05:31 PM | #16
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It would certainly explain the Republic of the Clone Wars...
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Dioxys
03.18.2013 , 10:19 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by TalonVII View Post
The sith empire fought the republic up until the battle of Ruusaan. After that sith empire was defeated and you had the golden age of republic.
That was a different empire. The Battle of Ruusan involve the Galactic Republic having a war with Darth Ruin New Sith Empire and the Brotherhood of Darkness. The Sith Empire in the game is before that.

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TalonVII
03.18.2013 , 11:22 AM | #18
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That was a different empire. The Battle of Ruusan involve the Galactic Republic having a war with Darth Ruin New Sith Empire and the Brotherhood of Darkness. The Sith Empire in the game is before that.
aha...I had thought the Sith Empire we fought now continued off and on up until the Battle of Ruusan and had just developed into the Brotherhood of Darkness.
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Aikon
03.18.2013 , 02:02 PM | #19
Totally, no. Eventually, yes. This is part of why I would have liked to see this game take place a couple hundred years after Episode VI. Completely unexplored territory where either side has a chance to win. And how awesome would it be if we influence Star Wars canon? Like say if there is an event of some kind, and whomever wins is how it would play out in the EU.

Would make me feel part of the story!
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psandak
03.18.2013 , 04:10 PM | #20
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Obviously. On the other hand, they decided to make both factions playable, if the intention is just to go with "The Republic always wins, sometime later on the Empire implodes." they should have just made the Empire a purely NPC faction.

It's one thing to play Imperial knowing that at some point in the next 3000 years the Empire is doomed, it's another to play it and just constantly lose right now and have pretty much everything you're doing in game mean nothing.
Well Darth Bane's Rule of Two does not kick in until about 1000 years before the movies. So theoretically the Empire can and probably does come back in the intervening 2000 years.

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It would certainly explain the Republic of the Clone Wars...
explain
Look at the Sith imperial ships and tech in this game along with the imperial emblem. Then look at the Republic ships and tech and emblem in the PT. Finally, look at the Imperial ships and tech and emblem in the OT. They are more than vaguely similar. In fact, the rebel alliance emblem from the movies more closely resembles the emblem of the Republic in SWTOR.

That being said, all those similarities are more probably the result of the PT set designers and the SWTOR game
designers looking to the OT movies for inspiration. The PT set designers wanted the Republic ships and tech to resemble the Imperial ships and tech of the OT so make the transition that much more plausible - why would the new Emperor (Palpatine) re-tool all the Old Republic shipyards? The SWTOR game designers wanted the game's Sith Empire ships and tech to resemble the OT Imperials in order to better associate their ships and tech with already known "bad guy" ships and tech.