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Strongholds on Kashyyyk, Manaan, and Alderaan!

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Strongholds on Kashyyyk, Manaan, and Alderaan!

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Berekkerent
01.13.2015 , 02:09 PM | #1
Here are three locations across the galaxy that I see as perfect choices for Bioware to develop into strongholds next. I will explain my reasoning at the end.

Kashyyyk: Allows for a tree house type of stronghold. More or less like Endor, but far more vast in scale, and is the world the mighty Wookie race calls home. Built around the massive tree trunks that can only be found on Kashyyyk, your tree house and other wookie homes surrounding it are the only sources of light, as the sky above is dark, and below is the even more dark and dangerous shadowlands. The entire stronghold would have a rustic, "everything is made of wood" type of feel. Very nostalgic to the original KOTOR game.

Manaan: Allows for a water based stronghold. You have access to rooms on the peaceful Manaan surface, and below, rooms that display the planet's deep and dangerous underwater depths. Probably unlikely, but an interesting feature idea: have a room that can only be accessed by crossing a small distance across the ocean floor, made possible by a stronghold exclusive set of underwater gear or something. Even if it were a relatively short or controlled path across, the fact that you can walk around and watch the silhouettes of the dangerous Manaan sharks lurking in the distance, among other things, is worth any cost for me.

Alderaan: Allows for a mansion/small castle looking stronghold. Based upon a cliffside, hill, etc, it would provide a magnificent view of Alderaan's beautiful landscape. This would be more of an expensive looking stronghold, with a possible courtyard leading up to what would be a very regal home that fits the style of royalty prevalent across this world. As modest on the interior as it is the exterior, the inside could contain a ballroom, tea room, dining room, and so on (Very classical in design.) I think you get the picture.

I chose these three locations because of their nostalgic value and also because they are very distinct and unique. First, Kashyyyk, the only planet you can have a tree house stronghold on, not mention living with wookies. Second, Manaan, the only planet you can have an underwater stronghold, (Not Naboo, I would rather die than live among Gungans) while keeping the strong sense of nostalgia from the original KOTOR present. A game, by the way, that SWTOR stemmed from. Thirdly, Alderaan, the only in-game established planet on which a castle/manor stronghold would make sense, and the world as a whole is nostalgic for obvious reasons...

I just feel like these would be smart ideas for Bioware to take into account and possibly follow through with once the initial strongholds expansion is released. Housing in this game has literally endless possibilities, and I hope Bioware takes full advantage of this fact! I know I would take these three ideas over that of a Quesh or Voss stronghold or something like that. REMEMBER YOUR ROOTS IN THE STAR WARS UNIVERSE, BIOWARE!

Thank you for reading, if you agree, support these ideas by leaving feedback. The more people who see it and comment, the more attention it gets, I suppose. Good day.

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DovahkiinTOR
01.13.2015 , 07:55 PM | #2
Incredible ideas, I'm looking forward to see them come true.
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Akushii
01.15.2015 , 04:17 AM | #3
These are some great ideas! I personally would love to see a stronghold on Hoth. Some of the ice caves that you can find roaming around Hoth or Ilum are fantastic and would make for a nice basis for a stronghold. I would imagine it being more open (similar to Tatooine).

The second place I would love to see a stronghold on is Yavin 4. I love the planet and certainly brings back memories from the movies. They did a nice job on the planet for the dailies, but I would love to see a more expanded version.

My third choice would be Korriban/Tython, just because they are the starting planets for the sith/jedi and I would imagine many Siths would have a housing on Korriban.
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JonnyRay
01.15.2015 , 10:54 AM | #4
Personally, although these ideas are great, I'd kind of like them to make some strongholds on Star Wars planets that we don't go to in the rest of the game. You'd only have to create a little bit of the world, just enough for a view from the windows. But it would be fun to think of living on Csilia or something rather than the places we've already been to.

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01.20.2015 , 10:17 AM | #5
I like those ideas. The thought of underwater one on Manaan is really interesting and I haven't heard anybody talk about Kashyyyk in SWTOR yet but I would love to see that planet. I loved playing on that planet when SWG was around. A treehouse would be interesting.
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light_senshi
01.22.2015 , 05:33 AM | #6
I'd much rather have one on Alderaan than on Tat. The view would be better, for one thing.

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RaithHarth
01.27.2015 , 03:21 PM | #7
I support Manaan and Kashyyyk
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JainaShan
01.27.2015 , 04:50 PM | #8
Nice ideas but BW will choose some boring planet like OrdMantell and make there a boring stronghold without any idea behind it. And people will buy it and thus will make BW sure they go right way when they dont bother trying to surprise\make happy their customers. Sad but true.
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Kheeleb
01.30.2015 , 02:33 AM | #9
Yes please.

I'd definitely buy a Manaan Underwater Stronghold.

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Capella
03.05.2016 , 09:16 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Berekkerent View Post
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Alderaan: Allows for a mansion/small castle looking stronghold. Based upon a cliffside, hill, etc, it would provide a magnificent view of Alderaan's beautiful landscape. This would be more of an expensive looking stronghold, with a possible courtyard leading up to what would be a very regal home that fits the style of royalty prevalent across this world. As modest on the interior as it is the exterior, the inside could contain a ballroom, tea room, dining room, and so on (Very classical in design.) I think you get the picture.
This is exactly what I want in a stronghold! I'd love to see a beautiful balcony to provide the landscape view, and I need the courtyard to have garden arrangements, fountains, etc. Those Makeb gazebos or pergolas would be perfect here.
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