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The "Whispers in the Force" briefing

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The "Whispers in the Force" briefing
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OldVengeance
08.31.2021 , 05:24 PM | #1
Sooo, I couldn't help but notice that the dialogue for this latest story update kiiinda seems to be written as if the Alliance is still maybe separate from their faction?

Is that a bug or an oversight? I know there is a history of both.

We know from the previous update that sometimes the wrong dialogue can trigger for these things. But it's also possible they were trying to write deliberately ambiguous dialogue to try to accommodate every scenario, but that it still came across as a little awkward.

Lana refers to "our allies in the Empire" as if we aren't part of it. And Theron and my Jedi spoke about Task Force Nova like it was a separate thing and we weren't members of it.

And sure, maybe the idea is that Lana calls our character "Commander" out of habit, at this point, but it still felt weird in light of our character previously being able to specify what they prefer to be called. So far, Jekiah, Rivix, and Aryn seem to be able to do it.

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Pricia
08.31.2021 , 06:10 PM | #2
Well so far there has been no difference whatsoever since Onslaught whether we rejoined our faction or not... I really hope that won't be the case in LotS... But yes, it's been very disappointing.

That being said, I appreciate all the small options we get with all those small scenes... Working with Zenith, not working with Zenith, sending Akaavi, not sending Akaavi, sending Arcann, not sending Arcann... The small chat differences depending on your class, the new interactions with old companions.

My only gripe in this one is that my BH and Akaavi don't seem to know each other, even though she was recruited with Mako.

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OldVengeance
08.31.2021 , 06:19 PM | #3
Well, there was a little bit of a difference. You are called "Commander" more often if you don't join your faction. There's a slightly different dialogue in the "Pinnacles of Power" update.

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Hrafnhildur
09.01.2021 , 01:25 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Pricia View Post
My only gripe in this one is that my BH and Akaavi don't seem to know each other, even though she was recruited with Mako.
I was about to mention this, i'm so happy im not the only one who noticed it! True, on Tottooine, Mako introduces the BH to Akaavi and both join the crew and the Alliance. Even if the BH is not a Mandalorian, is hard to believe he/she would forget who Akaavi is.
Siegwalde Ykir

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OldVengeance
09.01.2021 , 02:01 AM | #5
They referenced the Bounty Hunter knowing Akaavi in the previous update, so this seems like a particularly awkward oversight.

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Eranis
09.01.2021 , 02:41 AM | #6
I must admit that it does not feel especially rewarding being a loyalist. We are constantly being kept out of the loop and all the interesting stuff is happening off screen. Especially for my Imps it feels more like Rivix is leading the Hand and we have like zero control (same for a Jedi who is supposed to sit on the new council).

Yes, we can constantly point it out that we are being kept out, but since we can't do anything about it, it's more frustrating than anything else. Maybe it's intentional as some kind of foreshadowing.

I just really do not hope that imperial loyalists will be betrayed by their faction in the end (because right now it feels that way) or that it is a way to make it more palatable for the player to accept Malgus usurping the throne once again (no thanks).

Some of my characters are really done with being the "Commander".

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09.01.2021 , 06:49 AM | #7 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Hi folks,

For visibility and accuracy, I moved this thread to the "Bug Reports" section of the forum.

Our team is currently looking into the issues reported in the Whispers in the Force briefing:
  • The mention of the Alliance, even if it doesn't exist anymore.
  • The fact that non-Smuggler characters act as they never met Akaavi, even if they have.

I've also added those to the Game Update 6.3.2 - Known Issues list.
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Pricia
09.01.2021 , 07:25 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by CommunityTeam View Post
Hi folks,

For visibility and accuracy, I moved this thread to the "Bug Reports" section of the forum.

Our team is currently looking into the issues reported in the Whispers in the Force briefing:
  • The mention of the Alliance, even if it doesn't exist anymore.
  • The fact that non-Smuggler characters act as they never met Akaavi, even if they have.

I've also added those to the Game Update 6.3.2 - Known Issues list.
/cheers

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OldVengeance
09.01.2021 , 02:04 PM | #9
Oh wow, so it was a bug!

I actually wasn't expecting that.

From what I can tell, this is the response that every Republic character gets. My Consular also said "If there is any way the Alliance can help their search, let's do it. Troops, credits, researchers, whatever Task Force Nova needs, it's theirs." And she definitely had the Alliance become part of the Republic and rejoined the Jedi Council after Onslaught.

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OldVengeance
09.01.2021 , 09:39 PM | #10
I just double checked my Sith Warrior, and yeah, he also mentioned "The Alliance" when picking the dialogue about trying to help Darth Rivix and Darth Krovos, even though he rejoined the Empire.