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So, Crisis On Umbara, You Say . . .

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So, Crisis On Umbara, You Say . . .

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t-darko
08.01.2017 , 06:41 AM | #1
Umbara, known in Canon as the "Shadow world". A planet located in the Expansion Region. I don't know what to expect but, however, my expectations are High. I hope this is the moment we return to Star Wars as we know and love it. Well I know it's gonna be a Flashpoint, suspect and hope that it have all the modes we gotten used to.

In Canon we know the planet from the Clone Wars series; "Darkness on Umbara", "The General", "Plan of Dissent", and "Carnage of Krell"

If we turn to Legend and look at Umbara we got an even more exciting taste of what might come, and I dare say, makes my expectations even Higher. Umbara was the birth planet of Darth Ruin, where the Dark Brotherhood founded a Sith Academy. Well I know that is all set in around 1000 BBY and we're still lingering in around 3630 BBY. But still, there must been a reason as why the Dark Brotherhood did chose Umbara and it would be great if we get to play out that reason . . .

Ahh well, I'm day dreaming, or hoping rather, as I said, that this is the moment we return to Star Wars Story Gangnam Style

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08.01.2017 , 06:47 AM | #2
So long as it's not another Dark, Murky world... ( it was in CW) unless they do it really atmospheric with stuff to make you jump....

DK, Taris ( Empire) Darvannis, Zakuul swamp, to name but a few....Dark, dank, gloomy depressing.... Personally, I like sunshine-y places.
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08.01.2017 , 07:01 AM | #3
It would be weird if Umbara wasn't a dark place. I am excited however!
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08.01.2017 , 07:14 AM | #4
I, for one, am looking forward to a dark, gloomy world! Going through the caverns in TFB (Asation) the other day, I remarked how similar the flora/atmosphere was to James Cameron's Pandora ("Avatar"), and hope to see a similar aesthetic on Umbara : )
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kodrac
08.01.2017 , 07:20 AM | #5
Speaking of dark and gloomy, I want Dathomir. That was my favorite planet in SWG.
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Thruine
08.01.2017 , 10:44 AM | #6
I am hoping we don't get Star Wars as we know and love it solely due to that means dull and boring to me. I want them to do something we don't know and don't love yet. The films already repave the same road enough for me. Novels used to repave it some more and this game open with the same road being worked on again. Its a major reason I liked the last two expansions, it was different if somewhat familiar ground. Just not familiar to Star Wars of what little I've consumed over the years. So I'd like for them to go beyond the tried and true. Iokath is already a bit disappointing for striving so hard to get back to where we started. I hope that Umbara doesn't continue the trend. I'd like them to attempt something new again within the universe.

I had hoped the Alliance would be more influential than its turning out to be. We've basically put on the familiar yoke of working for one of the factions. They talk that we're sort of like partners but so far, I'd say we're doing whatever the Republic or Empire wishes and not what we wish. I haven't seen any talk of destroying the superweapon because its too dangerous for anyone to possess. Instead we're after it to keep the Empire or Republic in check like we will not destroy it but might even have plans to use it. Though we believe it should be destroyed. I'm sure it will be but I'm starting to think it won't be because we choose to destroy it. Maybe an option but that thing is going to malfunction or something of that nature.

With Umbara, I'd like to see some personal crisis that is just on Umbara. Perhaps initiated by it. But personal for us and our companions. Perhaps even driving the some apart before coming back together. A need to see how great our power is and how useless. Hopefully not another world destroying weapon that we race to retrieve before the bad guys or before its use. Since I like to think of my character a team with Lana and Theron, that's where I'd like to focus but I know others want their originals back so hopefully we get those back and then get to decide who makes up our personal team from that point on since I don't want to lose my favorites either. But I'm bracing for disappointment in that regard. I never got that close to my originals, well one so I need T7 to stay too

Expectations are probably going to be too high to ever reach.

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AlrikFassbauer
08.01.2017 , 11:44 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Storm-Cutter View Post
So long as it's not another Dark, Murky world... ( it was in CW) unless they do it really atmospheric with stuff to make you jump....

DK, Taris ( Empire) Darvannis, Zakuul swamp, to name but a few....Dark, dank, gloomy depressing.... Personally, I like sunshine-y places.
You won't get any colourful planets anymore.
The video game culture currently *heaviuly* prefers what I call "heavy metal" style : Dark, grim,. death and hopelessness everywhere, huge bosses, treason injures verywhere ... And everything is SO MUCH dark, because of this simple equation :
"Colourful = Childish".
And which gamer who wants to evoke an image of being a cool, professional gamer would openly admit that he or she prefers colourful worlds ? He or she would get vote-kicked instantly. Why ? Because everyone would assume then that this gamer is a 12 year old child ...

No, no, no. If you want to be cool and invincible, then you've got to DESPISE colourfulness ! You must say "I get SICK from colours !" You must do as if you would vomit if exposed to an colourful video game ! And the titles of the games you openly admit to play must include words like "war", "dark", "demon", "honour","soul", "lost", "crime", "metal" and so on ...
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kodrac
08.01.2017 , 11:59 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by AlrikFassbauer View Post
No, no, no. If you want to be cool and invincible, then you've got to DESPISE colourfulness ! You must say "I get SICK from colours !" You must do as if you would vomit if exposed to an colourful video game ! And the titles of the games you openly admit to play must include words like "war", "dark", "demon", "honour","soul", "lost", "crime", "metal" and so on ...
Well, that explains all the Edge Lord names...
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orangenee
08.13.2017 , 11:56 AM | #9
Colour is bad, we want more shades of dark blue and brown.

I forgot what colour was while playing in the Imp side.

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Celise
08.13.2017 , 11:58 AM | #10
Umbara reminds me of Subnautica, because of the bioluminescence and also i look forward to watching those clone episodes with the battle on Umbara because the setting is unique as are the Umbaran toys