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Eanelinea
08.30.2017 , 12:45 PM | #31
Quote: Originally Posted by Dracofish View Post
I don't consider my characters as "aged" when they're locked in carbonite, whereas everybody else would have aged 5 years. Unless my assumption is incorrect and they do still age.
I think it's the same as suspended animation, you don't really age. You might age a little but it's really slow because everything your body is doing has been slowed down by the carbonite. So, let's say you're in carbonite 10 years, you may only look like you aged a year or something.
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devilkat
08.31.2017 , 05:19 PM | #32
I always see most of my characters as fairly young at the start (18-20). The only exception is the Trooper. As far as I know (and if someone actually has experience, feel free to correct me) Special Forces squads are not easy to get in to. They don't take recruits fresh out of the Academy, let alone make them the leaders of said group. So I usually think of the Trooper as being around 25 or so to start, assuming they entered the Academy at 18.
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Diviciacus
08.31.2017 , 05:50 PM | #33
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Theron is what 40/42 now and same with Lana if she and Theron are around the same age. (Not sure what Theron's age is when we're in Vanilla level 1 time frame.)
Theron is 26 in SOR, so he's somewhere around 32/3 now. Lana's about a decade older.
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Asmodesu
08.31.2017 , 06:32 PM | #34
Quote: Originally Posted by Eanelinea View Post
Theron is what 40/42 now and same with Lana if she and Theron are around the same age. (Not sure what Theron's age is when we're in Vanilla level 1 time frame.)
Only charles said same age, which would place both in early-30's now (Theron's approx canon age). Fans worked out 40's for Lana based on codex information that does not fit for her to be in her 30's.

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Dracofish
08.31.2017 , 06:54 PM | #35
Based on the Wookiepedia, Theron was born in 3666, which would make him 28 at the start of Forged Alliances and 36 during Iokath.
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BellumEstBellum
09.01.2017 , 11:02 AM | #36
I can't see the Sith warrior being older than 18 on Korriban. We are even told that he/she was brought to the Sith academy early.

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DudeinFlames
09.01.2017 , 02:51 PM | #37
Quote: Originally Posted by Asmodesu View Post
Only charles said same age, which would place both in early-30's now (Theron's approx canon age). Fans worked out 40's for Lana based on codex information that does not fit for her to be in her 30's.
"During the Treaty of Coruscant" covers all the time between the end of the war and when it starts up again, not just literally while they were signing it. Which means it could be back then, or three seconds before the end of Chapter 2 for the Sith Warrior, and everything in between. "The fans" always seem to conveniently get that when trying to call out this particular blunder by Boyd.

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IoNonSoEVero
09.01.2017 , 06:21 PM | #38
Quote: Originally Posted by DudeinFlames View Post
"During the Treaty of Coruscant" covers all the time between the end of the war and when it starts up again, not just literally while they were signing it. Which means it could be back then, or three seconds before the end of Chapter 2 for the Sith Warrior, and everything in between. "The fans" always seem to conveniently get that when trying to call out this particular blunder by Boyd.
Actually, the period after the Treaty is signed is referred to as the Cold War, and the dates often use ATC and BTC to reflect that the treaty signing is a finite point/year.
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DudeinFlames
09.01.2017 , 07:23 PM | #39
That does not address what I said. When someone says, "During a treaty," they mean for however long that treat is active. The Cold War takes place during the Treaty of Coruscant. All of TOR up until the end of the Sith Warrior's chapter 2 is because that is when the Galactic War officially starts again. Using that time period to gauge Lana's age range is foolish unless you consider it literally just after the Treaty was signed, which nothing given her looks, personality, or mannerisms suggests about a woman pushing 50. Is it possible? Sure. Is it likely? Not really.

It's more than likely that Theron and Lana are around the same age, and the Player/Outlander/Alliance Commander is either a few years younger or also around that age given the way these three interact with each other. People decades apart don't usually behave the same way, and they would certainly bring up the age difference. They do so with everyone else.

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IoNonSoEVero
09.01.2017 , 07:44 PM | #40
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That does not address what I said. When someone says, "During a treaty," they mean for however long that treat is active. The Cold War takes place during the Treaty of Coruscant. All of TOR up until the end of the Sith Warrior's chapter 2 is because that is when the Galactic War officially starts again. Using that time period to gauge Lana's age range is foolish unless you consider it literally just after the Treaty was signed, which nothing given her looks, personality, or mannerisms suggests about a woman pushing 50. Is it possible? Sure. Is it likely? Not really.

It's more than likely that Theron and Lana are around the same age, and the Player/Outlander/Alliance Commander is either a few years younger or also around that age given the way these three interact with each other. People decades apart don't usually behave the same way, and they would certainly bring up the age difference. They do so with everyone else.
It does address what you said. You seem to think that "during the Treaty of Coruscant" refers to any time between the signing and the start of the Galactic War. That is incorrect. It's been clearly shown via the timeline that is incorrect. The Cold War is the period from the signing to the Galactic War. It is not referred to any other way at any point in the Codex or elsewhere. Saying something happens during the Treaty - as it does in the Codex involving Lana - clearly indicates a finite point. A treaty is an agreement that ends a conflict at a set point; it's not an era. The same way we don't say "during the Treaty of Versailles" to refer to the Weinmar Republic. If it happened during the Cold War, the Codex would have said so.

Not to mention that her actions - demanding an immediate ceasefire and no further aggression from either side, to the point where she was willing to hurt the Imperial officer to ensure it - is far more plausible at the time the treaty was signed, than during the Cold War when both factions sniped at each other pretty openly.

What is a woman in her mid-40s supposed to act or look like? Lana's behavior, appearance and mannerisms are very much congruent with someone who is not 20 something. Age becomes just a number in SWTOR anyway - Darth Marr was in his mid-60s, and I doubt anyone would have guessed that from his face or physicality.

And actually, most people end up working with colleagues of varying ages in their careers, and meeting friends of all ages once they're out of college, and it becomes a non-issue. You're all there to do a job. I don't know of anyone who would sit around commenting on it if a friend or colleague were 8 or 10 years their senior. It's not unusual at all.