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Were the R2 units around during swtor's current timeline or are they much later on

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Were the R2 units around during swtor's current timeline or are they much later on

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LyulfLykaios
05.24.2013 , 08:24 PM | #1
Are the R2 series droids around in the old republic or are they in a much further era in star wars time, was wondering because i haven't seen any R2 units in the game o far.

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YoshiRaphElan
05.24.2013 , 08:35 PM | #2
There are astromechs, like T7-O1, but no R2 units. There are some similar-looking ones with dome heads, though.

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LyulfLykaios
05.24.2013 , 08:42 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by YoshiRaphElan View Post
There are astromechs, like T7-O1, but no R2 units. There are some similar-looking ones with dome heads, though.
When exactly are the R2's suppose to come into the picture?

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Wolfninjajedi
05.24.2013 , 08:51 PM | #4
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When exactly are the R2's suppose to come into the picture?
Before the Clone Wars broke out, a little before the events of EP 1 though.
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AlexDougherty
05.25.2013 , 03:32 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by LyulfLykaios View Post
When exactly are the R2's suppose to come into the picture?
I believe R2 units were developed about a hundred years or so before Episode 1 the Phantom Menace.
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LyulfLykaios
05.25.2013 , 06:25 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by AlexDougherty View Post
I believe R2 units were developed about a hundred years or so before Episode 1 the Phantom Menace.
What about R1 & P2 series? How far do they go back?

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ZoeTuah
05.25.2013 , 07:38 AM | #7
I still wish it could be retro-canonized that OOM droids were around during this time. It has been said that they were "commonplace" in the galaxy by the time Episode 1 happened. They're so adorable. <3

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LyulfLykaios
05.25.2013 , 08:23 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by ZoeTuah View Post
I still wish it could be retro-canonized that OOM droids were around during this time. It has been said that they were "commonplace" in the galaxy by the time Episode 1 happened. They're so adorable. <3
I'm finding a lot of cool stuff that i've found out are not in swtor's current timeline that i wish was...

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Wolfninjajedi
05.25.2013 , 10:18 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by LyulfLykaios View Post
I'm finding a lot of cool stuff that i've found out are not in swtor's current timeline that i wish was...
And people say tech doesn't advance.
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Aurbere
05.25.2013 , 04:48 PM | #10
The R-Series astromech droids began with the prototype P2 droid during the Rise of the Empire era. The line continued to the 'state-of-the-art' R9 Astromech droid, introduced during the Vong War. The R9 sees constant action in the StealthX/R9 pairing used by the New Jedi Order.

As it stands, Industrial Automaton is unrivaled in the production of Astromech droids.

I suggest picking up the New Essential Guide to Droids. Very informative.
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