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Clone Wars Series: Where to Start?

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Clone Wars Series: Where to Start?

Spartanik's Avatar

02.10.2012 , 04:59 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by areto View Post
I'm not sure The Clone Wars actually qualifies are EU because it's entirely official and is part of the main story.

I should also say that I think season 3 is when it starts getting good. 1 and 2 are a bit pointless, shorter less cool plot arcs.
the clone wars is George canon, it is not EU. Its basicaly at same level of the films canon wise.

I enjoy the series, actualy. But i dont see how it has anything to do with SWTOR.. swtor is Old republic, diferent timeframe. The KOToRs would be a better source though.
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02.10.2012 , 08:04 AM | #12
Since it isn't really a sweeping storyline there are many good jumping on points. You really don't have to know a lot of background to jump into any episode. Pick an arc and go with it. I like the Clone Wars cartoon, it keeps getting better.
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02.10.2012 , 11:08 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by JadeBranch View Post
How much do the KOTOR comics and tie-in novels pull things from the kotor games?
The novels "Deception" & "Fatal Alliance" cover events that impact the lives of important NPCs from SWTOR on the timeline shortly before the game begins. While they aren't terrible, they are cotton candy for the mind of the sort typical a Star Trek or Dungeons&Dragon tie-in novel. I enjoyed them, but my expectations were spectacularly low. YMMV.

The KOTOR comics are the adventures of "failed" Jedi Padawan Zayne Carrick and his friends. They take place in the time period immediately before the KOTOR game, and the characters occasionally bump into characters from the KOTOR game. Alek Squinquargesimus who later becomes Darth Malak, the main bad guy in KOTOR, plays a recurring role as an ally/good guy, as does Carth Onassi, another major KOTOR NPC. Back issues are available in graphic novel format.

I love the comics- they have just the right blend of science fiction, dramatic adventure, comic-relief, KOTOR nostalgia and overall StarWars-i-ness. The first five volumes, which Zayne spends trying to prove his innocence of murder and bringing the guilty parties to justice, probably contains one of the best EU story arcs out there, maybe the best after KOTOR. "Wrongly accused of murder" probably sounds like the setup for a gritty anti-hero, but Carrick is more of a nice-guy comic-hero. It still seems to work somehow. I can't recommend them enough for a fan of Star Wars, KOTOR or comics generally.

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02.10.2012 , 11:54 AM | #14
I think the Clone Wars could be beneficial for an RPer in the sense that it will help me get a better grasp on the world. Aside from history and events, the 3000 year difference doesn't seem that big a deal. As I have played the KOTOR games and watched the original movies and they seemed pretty similar, despite taking place in different areas of the timeline.

I'm sure it would be more helpful to read the things referenced then. Maybe I will read the comics though...