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Worldbuilding and Community / Re: Sith and Jedi sects
« on: Today at 08:08:36 AM »
There has been a bit of stuff about other Jedi sects in old EU lore. There's the Unifying Force people like you mentioned, but also some smaller or more ancient ones like the Je'daii, Altisians, Potentium, Revanchists, Sixth Line, and Corellian green Jedi to name a few.

As for the Sith, basically every power base or cult is kind of a sect relying on the teachings of whoever's at the top. There's no point distinguishing them like you would with actual religious sects, since the only things that really matter are the Sith Code and the dark side. If you're strong and loyal (and not a heretic or a light sided degenerate), nobody will ask questions. Sith sects are still covered sometimes tho, the Revanites and the cult of Marka Ragnos come to mind.

Epistemology and ontology seem to be fairly well covered I think, they're basically the only real differences between sects tbh. No unique cultural practices, no restrictions on diet or clothing or whatever, just their philosophical views. Meanwhile theology and cosmology aren't really a thing, since Jedi and Sith beliefs don't include deities and they generally know how astronomy works.

That's not to say you can't worship the Sith tho. :P

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Introductions / Re: OOC Introduction
« on: 01/19/18, 02:20:21 PM »
Hello! Imperials and Sith are always welcome here, at least the ones who are actually evil and not just light-sided heretics. :P

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The Trading Floor / Re: WTB Calculated Mercenary's armour set
« on: 01/15/18, 07:34:58 PM »
Zayne Carrick's armour set is up for sale on the CM right now, i've been looking for it for a while so I guess i'll buy one of those too. Assuming someone has cartel coins anyway, which is seemingly not the case.

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Outside Realm / Re: Farewell
« on: 01/13/18, 08:34:32 AM »
Good luck, sir. It's been an honour.  :cry:

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The Trading Floor / Re: WTB Calculated Mercenary's armour set
« on: 01/10/18, 08:20:29 PM »
Would also like to buy two Thranta Trophy decorations (130 coins each, 260 total). I don't have a link though because TOR Decorating seems to be down right now.

I also have more credits available for trading in my legacy bank now, and i'm still looking for the above armour set.

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Holocrons and Info Nodes / Re: Comments on Stories
« on: 01/10/18, 12:33:41 PM »
That is also very true! Even if it doesn't fit the definition of war crime, a country like that could totally still use the term to make something seem morally abhorrent when necessary. And they might even have their own proprietary rules of war too, modified to suit their government's beliefs. Propaganda, yay!

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Holocrons and Info Nodes / Re: Comments on Stories
« on: 01/10/18, 10:11:04 AM »
Misuse or abuse of valuable Ministry of Logistics supplies is a war crime. Imperial citizens (and sometimes subjugates!) count as valuable supplies as long as they're not slaves, degenerates, traitors, non-humanoid aliens, in the way, a threat to operational security, disabled, or otherwise useless. Fortunately we don't have any of that "ethics" or "rules of war" nonsense like the Republic.

The Empire could also call treasonous activities war crimes if they wanted to. They are crimes, and they affect the war effort, so it works out! Doesn't roll off the tongue quite like "heresy" does though.

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Media Gallery / Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
« on: 01/07/18, 07:11:05 PM »
I always play the Starship Troopers theme when I get an infestation in Rimworld, lol. The only good megaspider is a dead megaspider. Even though they're extremely cute, as shown here:

It's actually one of these though. And it's not afraid.

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Media Gallery / Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
« on: 01/07/18, 03:46:03 PM »
Words hurt more than ancient indestructible three-ton lead-spitting death machines with the aim of a quadriplegic ever could. Mostly the words I say when one kills my colonists. :(

mean centipede


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The Trading Floor / Re: WTS things
« on: 01/07/18, 02:36:48 PM »
I'll ask you in guild chat next time you're on then!

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Outside Realm / Re: Video Game OST Appreciation Thread
« on: 01/06/18, 09:08:38 PM »
After trying and failing to hook an Xbox up to my PC monitor for a week, I gave up and decided to just listen to Halo music so I can at least pretend that i'm playing. :P We've missed some good ones from Halo on here!

Last of the Brave: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnonMn7mNF8 - Actually a remake of Brothers in Arms from the first game, but higher quality.
Farthest Outpost: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlFSP0BvZfY - Probably my favourite.
Pillar of Autumn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmtjZEbti1U
Ghosts of Reach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUD9dX0aNBs
Black Tide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjlQVARALzA - This is probably the most ominous track (or at least the most ominous melody) in the original trilogy, all other flood-related music is worse simply because it's not this one.
Best Guess at Best: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoQiD_c6URU (also another version) -  A very close second for the most ominous track award. Context probably helps a lot but this track still freaks me out even outside of the game. Reminds me of the Mona Lisa story, which legitimately scares me.

Also, from what i've heard so far, the music to Halo 5 is very good. Just as predicted in the first post here. Much better than the blandness that was Halo Wars 2's soundtrack by a long shot too, i'd say it's on par with the original games in music.
Halo Canticles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PdD_jlXXbk


Dawn of War 3 is also a thing. Most of the music felt forgettable to me, but I think the Eldar theme is unique in a good way and the Ork theme is just too fitting.
Swordwind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Pywh0gPlnk
The Maniac Horde: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr9k7aXPq48 - ORKS IS MADE FER ROKKIN'


Also some other random things.
Alien Swarm - Rydberg Rumble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grwCROeMwgs
Dota 2 Soundtrack: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB856D5AAA4BC6A10 - Believe it or not, something decent has actually come from a MOBA before.
Hearts of Iron IV - The Man on the British Countryside: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tHba_OtfbI
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood - Monster Battle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHDkrrUZRc4 - This sounds disturbing and also reminds me of a sci-fi B-movie, which is a good fit for the game's aesthetic/feel. You have no idea how hard it was to find this track also lol, I don't even remember how I got it but it wasn't on youtube or in the official soundtrack release.

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The Trading Floor / WTS things
« on: 01/05/18, 07:33:42 PM »
I have a lot of things which i'm probably not going to use, and I can't use the GTN because of credit limits, so i'm going to sell them here!

Prices are very negotiable, i'm just listing the GTN prices here for reference because idk what else to put. Some of them are just ridiculous so feel free to completely ignore them and suggest your own price, lol. Also I added TOR fashion links to everything.


Armour Parts

Hoth Ranger's Jacket - 340,000
Drifter Breastplate - 290,000
Elegant Loungewear Top - 700,000
Calo Nord's Pants - 999,000
Calo Nord's Belt - 500,000
Revan's Robes (the lower part) x2 - 1,300,000
Freedon Nadd's Helmet - 1,000,000
Despot's Belt - 260,000
Sith Raider Belt - Not even on the GTN.
Sith Raider Armguards - Also not on the GTN.
Orbalisk Belt - 695,000

Armour Boxes

Marshland Ambusher Armour Set (the whole thing) - 200,000
Hoth Ranger's Upper Body Armour - 340,000
Zakuulan Inquisitor's Upper Body Armour - 1,355,555
Wartime Ambassador's Upper Body Armour - 1,700,000
Alliance Emissary's Lower Body Armour - 150,000
Sanguine Commando's Supplementary Body Armour (eyepatch!) - 900,000

Weapons

Max-Tac Precision Sniper Rifle - 11,899,999
Satele Shan's Dualsaber - 2,900,000

Other Things

Scarred Chemlizard - 412,000
Flag: House Alde (decoration) - 400,000
Rakata Mystic (decoration) - 2,499,999
Micro-Aggressor Droid (pet) - 1,200,000
Snowline Vorn Tiger (also a pet) - 4,400,000
Emote: Cheer 2 - 2,500,000
Emote: Mind Prison Spin - 124,500

Things which are too cheap to sell so i'll give them away for free

Ajunta Pall's Pants
Calo Nord's Gloves
Imperial Field Agent's Helmet
Taskmaster's Cap
Advanced Slicer Upper Body Armour
Outlander Maverick Upper Body Armour
Nimble Brawler's Lower Body Armour
Outlander Explorer Supplementary Body Armour
Indomitable Raider's Sniper Rifle x3
DS-8 Starforged Sniper Rifle
Juvenile Nathema Spawn
Chance Cube
Advanced Pink-Yellow War Hero's Crystal


Also if anyone wants to trade some of these items for the Calculated Mercenary set, that is an option!

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The Trading Floor / WTB Calculated Mercenary's armour set
« on: 01/03/18, 03:22:11 PM »

:whee: It's a thing finally!

Am willing to pay millions of credits for the full set. I have 17.4 million in my legacy bank that I can use immediately, if that's not enough I can also get a whole lot more from my guild bank but that could take several days. I think in the past i've usually paid around 2-3 million for full direct buy sets if that matters.

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I think that it would be very interesting story-wise and it would make sense, and I could probably work it into my RP stories and such. I've been thinking that an Imperial collapse expansion would be kind of neat since RotHC, because it was obvious by then that they were losing the war. But with KOTFE/KOTET being a thing I literally could not care less what happens anymore. The problem with KOTFE wasn't the Emperor, it was the idiotic and completely irrelevant third faction coming in and stomping everyone in a month and destroying everything that mattered about the lore before. It was okay in previous expansions because Hutts and Revanites had a basis in lore and were actually relevant to the war, Zakuul literally comes out of nowhere though.

I think they could have still done a great betrayal story without fucking up all the other lore. Have the Emperor go power-mad like he does now at the end of SoR/Ziost, then have the Empire descend into full civil war between Imperial loyalists and Emperor loyalists. Your choices could be stuff like whether to save your allies/companions or the Empire/Republic, if they wanted to really do something new they could let you join the Emperor lol.

You could drag the pubs in because that's going to be a massive conflict, or do a reverse Makeb and have them secretly going in to fuck things up while the imps fight among themselves. Or the Emperor could be possessing people on their worlds, that would be a pretty good reason to get involved also. Hell, they could even do the stupid and overused "enemy factions teaming up to save the galaxy" thing.

If they want a return to the status quo afterwards, just have the Imperial loyalists win against the Emperor and find some scary artifacts after killing the Emperor to give them a competitive edge again. If they don't care about that, which would screw over RP but probably lends to a better story overall, then they'd have a lot more options to do stuff like taking over the Empire yourself or conquering the Republic or whatevs.

And we could still have an adorable empress.

Bioware plz.

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Media Gallery / Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
« on: 12/24/17, 07:18:39 AM »
I made a map! Probably useless without context, but it looks nice-ish I guess. The galaxy image is a rendering/painting by NASA, I think you can find it on the spitzer telescope site.

Map of the Dominion, Year 329 AS

I also did some religious symbols, if I wasn't feeling poorly i'd write some stuff about them here lol.

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