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Old 04-21-2009, 06:36 PM   #1
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Will TOR have the BioWare punchline?

You know, the one that involves our characters?
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:44 PM   #2
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You mean, the Generic Soldier, the Gooddoer Neophyte, and BioWare's other standard NPC archetypes?
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:45 PM   #3
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You mean, the Generic Soldier, the Gooddoer Neophyte, and BioWare's other standard NPC archetypes?
Nope, the one where you find out your character isn't who you thought he was, despite creating him.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:19 PM   #4
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Having amnesia, being mind-wiped or just unaware of what you are, and at the end of the story finding out you're Revan, former Dark Lord and Jedi Knight from centuries past? I'm guessing there will be a "great revelation, big secret" somehow, somewhere, in the game. Whether it will center around your character, or around one of the major NPC's in the game, but I do think there will.


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Old 04-22-2009, 10:03 AM   #5
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It would be awfully difficult for them to pull that off in a MMO. But who knows, anything is possible.


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Old 04-23-2009, 03:06 AM   #6
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Did they do that in Mass Effect?


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Old 04-23-2009, 09:15 AM   #7
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:35 AM   #8
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My Guess is your past will be left out and you'll just be a promising recruit in either faction. I cant see them being able to write a gary stu storyline into your experience successfully, and still have co-op story... unless the MMO elements are end game content only?

As for Amnesiac Hero... twice bitten Thrice as shy.


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Old 04-23-2009, 12:36 PM   #9
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I agree that you'll just be a promising recruit in either faction. For the Jedi/Sith story line you'll probably have just finished your apprentice training. With he Bounty Hunter line you'll be a guy with a a blaster and a contact that thinks you have potential.
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:27 PM   #10
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Did they do that in Mass Effect?
Sort of, you
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made your own PC, but you had a "mysterious event" that everyone talks about and gives you weird looks for that you're PC seems to know about but you the player only get bits and pieces of. You do get to define parts of it, but along the lines of "when you were there you: A: Did what it took. B: Could have gone better. C: were lame. or D: did nothing."


It wasn't as "ZOMG I'M REVAN!!!?!?!" style, but still, your PC wasn't completely defined by only you.

I'm hoping they just do the typical DnD/MMO approach, you're just some new adventurer/person ready to go out into the universe.


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Old 04-24-2009, 01:00 AM   #11
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Sort of, you
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made your own PC, but you had a "mysterious event" that everyone talks about and gives you weird looks for that you're PC seems to know about but you the player only get bits and pieces of. You do get to define parts of it, but along the lines of "when you were there you: A: Did what it took. B: Could have gone better. C: were lame. or D: did nothing."


It wasn't as "ZOMG I'M REVAN!!!?!?!" style, but still, your PC wasn't completely defined by only you.

I'm hoping they just do the typical DnD/MMO approach, you're just some new adventurer/person ready to go out into the universe.
Yeah I wouldn't really say it was really that much of a twist. (just in case spoiler tag)
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You really defined your character, and (s)he wasn't the typical "Who was I before this moment" character common to most RPG's. You don't really find anything NEW about your character (then again, maybe that is Bioware flexing their creativity in story telling) the player finds out more, but the character was not amnesiatic. Though you get some extra content based on your choices...

I think that was pretty dang creative of Bioware.


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Old 04-28-2009, 12:38 PM   #12
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It would be awfully difficult for them to pull that off in a MMO. But who knows, anything is possible.
Well, perhaps for the main character, but for NPCs, it could make for epic sotry line plots. I'm thinking there will be something like this in the game.

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Old 05-07-2009, 12:13 PM   #13
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Yes it will have tons of clichés.


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Old 05-07-2009, 01:20 PM   #14
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Yes it will have tons of clichés.
Then again, this is Star Wars. Its cliche ridden, and made some of those film cliches popular by itself. Can't expect much more or less.
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:52 PM   #15
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Then again, this is Star Wars. Its cliche ridden, and made some of those film cliches popular by itself. Can't expect much more or less.
It took most of those cliche's from epic stories.


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Old 05-18-2009, 09:42 PM   #16
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Then again, this is Star Wars. Its cliche ridden, and made some of those film cliches popular by itself. Can't expect much more or less.
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It took most of those cliche's from epic stories.
Agree on both counts to these comments.

I'm sure it'll have some archetypes. I'm OK with that. It won't be Star Wars without some black-and-white/good-and-evil types. That's part of its charm.


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Old 06-03-2009, 08:12 AM   #17
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It would be awfully difficult for them to pull that off in a MMO. But who knows, anything is possible.
This.

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Old 06-03-2009, 09:20 AM   #18
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"You were all part of an Academy test to see how you would react in the scenario that the Sith would invade."
You should be hired by BioWare.


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Old 06-03-2009, 06:08 PM   #19
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While it would definitely add some meat to the individual plotline bone, it would in my opinion not be necessary. I don't expect to be some forgotten "awesome" or something like that. I'd prefer building up my own character whilst maintaining some kind of neutralness in the sense of being kind of average-joe.
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:00 PM   #20
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I think it should turn out that you're Revan again. No one would see it coming this time.


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Old 06-04-2009, 12:45 AM   #21
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I think since its an mmorpg the fact that every single other player is also some established character that shares your fate will take away from it. i think it would be better off with normal RPGing
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:04 PM   #22
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We will all be pawns in the war. We are not the major story line like you are in kotor. You will have your own storyline but it will not end up with you becoming a Sith or Jedi council member.
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:52 PM   #23
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I think it should turn out that you're Revan again. No one would see it coming this time.
*snickersnort* 300-plus year old amnesiac?
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*snickersnort* 300-plus year old amnesiac?
Well ya know they say the memory is the second thing to go... Forgot what the first was.


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*snickersnort* 300-plus year old amnesiac?
You mean 20 million 300-plus year old amnesiacs all being trolled by the Academy into thinking that they're Revan.


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You mean 20 million 300-plus year old amnesiacs all being trolled by the Academy into thinking that they're Revan.


That too.
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:46 AM   #27
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I can only imagine....

"I r R3van!"
"no I R Revan!"
"No I R's Raven"
"No I r Malak!"
"wait who we fighting about being again?"

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Old 06-12-2009, 04:54 PM   #28
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I can only imagine....

"I r R3van!"
"no I R Revan!"
"No I R's Raven"
"No I r Malak!"
"wait who we fighting about being again?"


Will the real Darth Revan please stand up?

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Old 06-14-2009, 09:46 AM   #29
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It'd be Sparticus all over again...




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