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[Star Wars] Nothing quite as thrilling as galactic politics.

GumpyGumpy There is alwaysa greater powerRegistered User regular
edited December 2015 in Social Entropy++
THE WAR IS OVER
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The last Imperial hold outs have been smashed in a critical battle on the planet of Jakku. The combined alliance fleet was able to break apart Imperial resistance, while our brave men and women on the ground drove back any and all counter attacks. Truly, this is a turning point in galactic history.

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An alliance trooper leads an attack on a downed Imperial class Star Destroyer

With the Imperial military finally broken, peace can return to the galaxy. The time of the empire is over, now is the time of the new republic.

Chancellor Villecham has been elected as our first chancellor.

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Our proud and noble chancellor

The senate has been re-established on Hosnian Prime, a clear sign of the New Republics commitment to move galactic power away from the core worlds and the old Imperial capital of Coruscant.

Even now, we look towards securing a long term peace with the last imperial systems. Strict treaties are in place to ensure that they can never again build up a military force that could threaten galactic stability.

The only thing that could possibly endanger us now is if they'd hidden away a third Death Star, but that'd be mad.

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    GreasyKidsStuffGreasyKidsStuff MOMMM! ROAST BEEF WANTS TO KISS GIRLS ON THE TITTIES!Registered User regular
    I vote for this OP, mainly because beard

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    GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    It's the most glorious space beard I've ever laid eyes upon

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    Forget the beard, I wanna see his chin and neck.

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    GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    Forget the beard, I wanna see his chin and neck.

    Star wars is a PG you sicko

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    Gumpy wrote: »
    Forget the beard, I wanna see his chin and neck.

    Star wars is a PG you sicko

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    SilverWindSilverWind Registered User regular
    For a minute he looked like an old ithorian and I wondered how I missed the bit about how they get all beardy hairy when they age.

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    InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Not sure what thread to post in but:

    Yeah everything about needing the force to use a lightsaber is absurd. Using a lightsaber would, if anything be easier to use then an actual sword.

    Is there a possibility of hurting yourself with it? Sure, but I've also seen a dude slice his own toe off doing iaido, so you know, these things happen.

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    GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    Lightsabers have basically no weight and will cut through you a lot more quickly if you mess up. Not impossible to use without the force, but a steep learning curve that punishes mistakes.

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    PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    I doubt that Pre Vizsla had a particularly strong force affinity, and he still stood toe to toe with jedi with his blacksaber (which I want to make an appearance in the films)

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    DaypigeonDaypigeon Registered User regular
    so how's battlefront anyhow

    i saw the film yesterday and have a hankering to make tie fighters explode

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Gumpy wrote: »
    Lightsabers have basically no weight and will cut through you a lot more quickly if you mess up. Not impossible to use without the force, but a steep learning curve that punishes mistakes.

    Cutting yourself with a blade doing simple cut and thrust like in the film is nearly impossible

    You are not going to touch your blade

    I have no idea why you would do so and you aren't going to do it by accident

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    PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    I havent even done multiplayer yet and I'm enjoying it so much.

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    bloodatonementbloodatonement Registered User regular
    Daypigeon wrote: »
    so how's battlefront anyhow

    i saw the film yesterday and have a hankering to make tie fighters explode
    Rebel Squadron Multi Fighter Squadron is a pretty fun mode for making TIE's explode

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    GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    Daypigeon wrote: »
    so how's battlefront anyhow

    i saw the film yesterday and have a hankering to make tie fighters explode

    Go into it as a fun, accessible shooter and try out the various smaller game modes and you'll be fine

    Don't go in expecting Battlefield and don't play the 40 person modes exclusively or you'll be disappointed.

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    The Big LevinskyThe Big Levinsky Registered User regular
    Gumpy wrote: »
    Strict treaties are in place to ensure that they can never again build up a military force that could threaten galactic stability.

    I wish a line like this had been included in the movie's actual opening crawl because it never made sense to me why
    the Republic would be hesitant to go to war with the First Order or why Leia would need to form a splinter organization. If they had mentioned a strict non-aggression treaty that prevented the Republic from taking official action, that would have made a lot of sense.

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    The closed thread was asking about other prominent film critics that we have, and I'd like to put forward Mark Kermode as someone who knows films and is great to hear talk about them. He's also always fair in acknowledging where his personal tastes lie in regards to the film. He doesn't just give his opinion as hard fact.

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    GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    Gumpy wrote: »
    Strict treaties are in place to ensure that they can never again build up a military force that could threaten galactic stability.

    I wish a line like this had been included in the movie's actual opening crawl because it never made sense to me why
    the Republic would be hesitant to go to war with the First Order or why Leia would need to form a splinter organization. If they had mentioned a strict non-aggression treaty that prevented the Republic from taking official action, that would have made a lot of sense.

    The spooky ghost of trade negotiations in the prequels drove the writers away from any story beats that included the words treaties, midichlorians and course sand.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2015
    Is Battlefront good? Should I get it?

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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    Gumpy wrote: »
    Daypigeon wrote: »
    so how's battlefront anyhow

    i saw the film yesterday and have a hankering to make tie fighters explode

    Go into it as a fun, accessible shooter and try out the various smaller game modes and you'll be fine

    Don't go in expecting Battlefield and don't play the 40 person modes exclusively or you'll be disappointed.

    yeah I was actually getting really frustrated with it until I tried the one where you capture droids

    it's a lot more fluid and the smaller map size means you'll have good reason to try out some of the blasters that aren't any good in supremacy or walker assault

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    rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    Is Battlefront good? Should I get it?

    It's really pretty and it's fun, but I don't feel like there's enough content to justify the price.

    Get it on sale maybe?

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    InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Battlefront being $60 with a $50 season pass that includes maps (why?!?!?!?) is a deal breaker for me, personally.

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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    battlefront is good and there's enough content there that if you went through all the modes and played every map once, you'd get at least forty hours of gameplay out of it

    if that isn't enough for you....well uh...I guess you only play like Bethesda games and Crusader Kings and Civilization?

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    GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    The "maps as paid DLC" idea is being murdered across the industry and it's a real shame that Battlefront was behind the curve with it.

    But yea, if you try everything out you'll get a big chunk of hours. One match on one map on one of the big game modes goes on for about 40 mins.

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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    edited December 2015
    Okay. Played the tutorial for the X-Wing Miniatures game with my dad. Him as the two First Order Ties and me as the Blue Squadron X-Wing.

    I got one Tie to two damage and the other to one damage but a bad roll on my part on evading got my X-wing blown up.

    Pretty fun. Now my dad is reading the full rules.

    The crazy t-turn thing the X-Wing can do is cool but man did it mess with my head trying to visualize it before doing it. Just like, "Okay where is this X-wing going to be facing afterward?"

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    rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    battlefront is good and there's enough content there that if you went through all the modes and played every map once, you'd get at least forty hours of gameplay out of it

    if that isn't enough for you....well uh...I guess you only play like Bethesda games and Crusader Kings and Civilization?

    I mean more from the standpoint of $60 on a multiplayer-only fps with a scary DLC price tag. we're seeing this more and more these days but is full price worthwhile for 12 multiplayer maps and no campaign? For many, sure. But I'm wishing I had waited for a sale.

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    DaypigeonDaypigeon Registered User regular
    alright, thanks for all the advice, I'll probably give it a shot!

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    ryvenryven Registered User regular
    you can play battlefront with meeeeeeeeeeeeeee if you get it

    ps im bad tho

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    honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Just finished season 5 of the Clone Wars. The last story arc is really good.

    Related question: Has anyone read Dark Disciple which is appearently the last canon apperance of Ventress? Is it any good?

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    belligerentbelligerent Registered User regular
    honestly, the difference for me, besides gunplay or whatever, between battlefront and CoD is the party system. Battlefront party system blows donkey balls. It's incredibly frustrating to get into a match with your mates. Converserly, just hitting triangle on my ps4 and I can make a party sit in a lobby, and generally mess around with things.

    I did get my money's worth from Battlefront, but I barely played it this weekend. CoD took way more of my time.

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    GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    All I want is some sort of meta rules that combine X-Wing miniatures with Amarda and an as yet unreleased third game that focuses on ground combat so I can organise a proper galactic campaign with friends

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    InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Gumpy wrote: »
    All I want is some sort of meta rules that combine X-Wing miniatures with Amarda and an as yet unreleased third game that focuses on ground combat so I can organise a proper galactic campaign with friends

    Imperial Assault for the ground combat?

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    masterofmetroidmasterofmetroid Have you ever looked at a world and seen it as a kind of challenge?Registered User regular
    That's a good plan but stay with me here

    If he discovers Gundams, think about where that might lead

    think about it

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    miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    What is... hokage

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    RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    What is... hokage

    It's a Naruto reference.

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    RadiusRadius Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    What is... hokage

    The Hokage (火影, Literally meaning: Fire Shadow) is the Kage of Konohagakure, a title bestowed on the village's leader. The Hokage is generally regarded as the strongest shinobi in the village.

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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    What is... hokage

    I think directly it translates as like...firelord?

    it's a Naruto thing

    in that context it means like, "chief of this one particular ninja village"

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    PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited December 2015
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    What is... hokage
    ho = fire
    kage = Shadow. But here shadow is the name of the leader rank.

    I'm glad we all cleared that up. and also outed outselves for the purge

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