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Quesh storyline (and other planets) *No Spoilers Please*

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Quesh storyline (and other planets) *No Spoilers Please*

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karimthejedi
09.28.2021 , 05:40 PM | #1
Hey guys,
When I did the quesh story on both factions, itís obviously a conflicting narrative and doesnít follow properly within the overall picture.
Now is that specific to quesh? I doubt it coz Iíve noticed conflicting story arcs planet-wise several times when switching factions.
As a fan of lore and while I finish class stories (please donít share spoilers) Iíd like to know if anyone has figured out which faction per planet is the optimal one to choose in terms of story and how it fits into the overall picture.
I mean, if you know, would be great if you can share.
For example Iím on Hoth now, and wondering should I do the republic or imperial planetary arc?
Cheers,
Karim

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SteveTheCynic
09.29.2021 , 12:42 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by karimthejedi View Post
Hey guys,
When I did the quesh story on both factions, itís obviously a conflicting narrative and doesnít follow properly within the overall picture.
There isn't a single overall picture for it to fit into. More specifically, there's a broad-strokes common picture, but as soon as you get into details, it becomes very much not a single picture.
Quote: Originally Posted by karimthejedi View Post
Now is that specific to quesh? I doubt it coz Iíve noticed conflicting story arcs planet-wise several times when switching factions.
Seems like you answered your own question, but I'd say that it comes back to that lack of a single overall picture.
Quote: Originally Posted by karimthejedi View Post
As a fan of lore and while I finish class stories (please donít share spoilers) Iíd like to know if anyone has figured out which faction per planet is the optimal one to choose in terms of story and how it fits into the overall picture.
That's easy. The one that fits best for you. I can't answer the question any better than that. Some of the stories are better on one side than the other, but if you ask four players what they think, you'll get seven different answers.
Quote: Originally Posted by karimthejedi View Post
I mean, if you know, would be great if you can share.
For example Iím on Hoth now, and wondering should I do the republic or imperial planetary arc?
You should do both so you can compare them.
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wepeel
09.29.2021 , 07:02 AM | #3
As you have noticed, there's a certain disconnect between the overall picture and the perspective of each planetary questline. In general, if you play as a Republic class, each planet is threatened by the Empire and/or its allies, the Republic is mostly useless at stopping them, and everyone depends on you to solve every problem. If you're an Empire class it's the exact opposite, and then you go through the planets sorting everything out. This can often be seen/felt when you explore planets, e.g. Alderaan having two separate Organa castles: one full of guard mobs to serve as a base for Republic players, and one full of regular mobs that Empire players can invade.

Three planets stand out a bit from this:

- Taris, where the Republic arrives first and tries to save it, and the Empire arrives later in act 2 and wrecks it.
- Balmorra, where it's the opposite. Empire arrives and takes over, Republic arrives later in act 2 and liberates.
- Corellia, where the outcome is established canon.

For all the other planets, the outcome is more unclear, with each player getting to feel they won the day for their faction, if that's what they wanted to do. Trying to unify two such perspectives isn't really practical.

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turbomagnus
09.29.2021 , 08:45 AM | #4
In a lot of cases, it can be considered 'Fog of War'; the planetary storylines can exist simultaneously up until the last mission or so, then when whatever is affecting the planet is resolved, both sides claim they're the ones who did it.* Quesh is one of the few where the entire storyline ends up mutually exclusive.


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karimthejedi
09.29.2021 , 11:15 AM | #5
You guys are phenomenal; thank you all for the replies. Itís exciting to explore so much SW content
Iíll try different things as suggested and also probably get into the Old Republic books at a later time.
Cheers,
Karim

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Malignus
10.02.2021 , 05:22 AM | #6
Actually, Republic and Imperial planetary storylines can co-exist -
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