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Cantina / Re: Make a (fashion) statement
« on: 09/25/18, 06:46:18 AM »
Does anyone here have companion fashion too? I like to dress mine up for RP even though I hardly ever use them lol. It's a lot easier now that companions don't need stats, you can just use the cheap nice looking stuff instead of expensive modded orange gear.








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Outside Realm / Re: Solo: A Spoiler Thread
« on: 09/24/18, 07:37:21 PM »
I finally saw Solo since it's out on dvd and such now. Went in with zero expectations because I managed to avoid spoilers this whole time, I haven't even seen the trailers or anything lol. And I have to say I think it's absolutely stellar overall, I would put it in second place behind Rogue One in my ranking of Disney's Star Wars! Now maybe I should finally watch Rebels...

I like that we saw the plain old Imperial Army for once instead of just stormtroopers, and the fact that Han got kicked out of the academy for his lip is really fitting lol. And everything else in the first half of the film is just perfect, i'm not even going to say anything specific because it's all just perfect. Especially Lando. And the train job. L3 also reminds me of someone fun who I went to school with. And that last scene with Han winning the falcon was just perfect. Music was nice too. Okay, i'm done not saying anything specific lol.

Really did not like the Kessel run tho, at least in a meta sense because I still enjoyed that part of the movie. That line in Episode IV was a bit of throwaway dialogue to show that Han Solo is a no good, lying son of a bitch tho because that's not how parsecs bloody work and Obi-Wan's reaction confirms it. By making it something that he actually did instead of just being a fancy sounding lie that most sand dwellers wouldn't understand, it kind of cheapens the whole point. The old EU's version was somehow even worse (as was their pants-on-heads idiotic interpretation of the Maw), but ugh I still don't like this one.

All the flying was good tho, especially during that sequence. Scenes with ships just keep getting better in every single movie, it's amazing, and if they made something in the style of Mad Max (or Battle of Britain) that's just nonstop starfighter battling i'd watch it! Disney plz.

I think there was a little bit of unnecessary or jarring stuff near the end too. The marauders' reveal was kind of necessary to set up Han's fight with Dryden, and I guess it makes sense in-universe, but it did feel very sudden and out of place like the most generic possible face-heel turn you could possibly do for a movie. Also Maul, that was a cool nod to the Clone Wars but I can't stand blatant sequel hooks especially when we'll probably never get one. And imo a film should always be able to stand on its own unless it's a direct sequel, so for anyone who hasn't seen TCW or even the prequels it's just going to be even more confusing. They don't mess with the story itself, they just seem like basic things that everyone should know not to do in a film by now.

While i'm making this post i'd just like to say fuck all those people on reddit or wherever it was who complained so much about Solo that Disney put anthology films on hold. The internet (and the Star Wars fandom specifically) needs to learn how to shut the fuck up and stop being a bunch of whiny little bitches about fiction, some of us actually have the ability to enjoy things and we'd like to keep getting that opportunity thanks.

Lastly, fuck droids too, maybe literally. The jury is still out on that one but I know people definitely don't like SCORPIO for her personality. :P

On a side note, if not for the posts here I would have spelled Qi'ra as Kira if I mentioned her lol. I did not have captions on while watching.

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Media Gallery / Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
« on: 09/24/18, 02:14:48 PM »

A Book


The holy book known as the Typicon, Chronicle, or Tasjil is one of the most widely revered religious texts in Dominion space aside from the much older Scriptures of Alessia and Scriptures of Valora. The Typicon was compiled roughly 1800 years ago to record the revelations given to Astrid Iovan, a warrior queen and champion of the goddesses who founded one of the first major interstellar Aqylan empires. Its contents were originally separate accounts from Astrid's various companions detailing the messages she received from Alessia and Valora, though these writings were later compiled into one book by a scribe known as Felicia Turei.


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Cantina / Re: First Fall Giveaway! Free Stuff!
« on: 09/18/18, 05:41:51 PM »
Thank you! Two is even better. :P

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Cantina / Re: First Fall Giveaway! Free Stuff!
« on: 09/17/18, 08:08:05 PM »
If you still have it, could I take the Nathema Statue? Can send it to Serama pub-side.

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Media Gallery / Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
« on: 09/17/18, 06:23:14 PM »

H-411 Blaster Rifle


H-311 Heavy Blaster


H-411 CQBR w/ Launcher



The H-411 series, based on ArmaTek's civilian Z-13 Huntsman, is a family of blasters used extensively by all branches of the Republic Military. It entered limited service shortly before the start of the Great War, intended to eventually replace the aging E-1 blaster rifle, though supply shortages as well as some teething issues meant that many units never acquired them until after the Treaty of Coruscant. While they're weaker than their Imperial counterparts and have the ergonomics of a brick, the H-411 is still looked upon fondly by Republic troops for its reliability and ease of use.

The H-411 is modular and easily customizable to suit any mission's needs, with plenty of accessory kits such as SOPMOD and individual attachments like grenade launchers for troops to use. Two common variants include the heavier H-311 and the CQBR (Close Quarters Battle Receiver) carbine, the former having increased firepower to compete with Imperial DLA-13s at long range and the latter being much lighter for use in boarding actions or urban warfare.


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Media Gallery / Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
« on: 09/14/18, 08:59:21 PM »

Archangel


Archangels are the best of the best within the Mantle. Equipped with ornate hardlight crowns, point defense gauntlets, and agile jetpacks, they're more than capable of dealing with any threat on land or in the air.

Sacred Forge of Khadija


The Sacred Forges of Khadija on the jungle world of Anat mostly produce high-quality armour for the Dominion, including the advanced Curtana suits worn by most Inquisitors and the powered Ancile armour donned by Justiciar knights among others. They also produce weapons on occasion, however, most notably the Mantle's Type-111 Namir lance and the stealthy Type-259 Axis plasma pistol.

The forgemasters of Khadija are unique in that they craft items primarily for worship rather than profit. To them, the act of creation is a form of meditation which helps them commune with their goddesses.

Type-111 Namir Carbine


The Namir is a lightweight particle lance designed for support and rear echelon troops within the Mantle. While it doesn't have the same stopping power as a Type-199, nor is it actually any smaller as the name would suggest, it is significantly lighter and uses less battery power per shot. This makes it a better choice for mortar teams, scouts, provosts, field doctors, and other troops who have to carry heavy gear all the time.


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Media Gallery / Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
« on: 09/14/18, 11:10:11 AM »

Baroness Zhaleh


Pirates and privateers are common throughout the galaxy, preying on civilian transports and hiding in places where security forces don't dare pursue. While some bands work as mercenaries to raid and intimidate any clients' rivals, or even to explore new areas of space, most are just in it for the loot. Despite the obvious threat they pose, the rebellious life of a pirate is often romanticized in literature and poetry.

One of the most famous bandits in Dominion space is the vicious pirate queen known as Baroness Zhaleh, who controls a small fleet of loyal ships and makes her home in a dangerous empyrean storm.

rejected descriptions:

What did one psionic shipwrecked pirate say to the other? I haven't got a crew!
A heretic, a pirate, and a busty wench walk into a tavern. She asks for a drink.
I LIKE YER HAT BY DA WAY.
It's generally recommended not to place a personality matrix in the aftward rooms of a ship, else you might get a stern talking to.
By the powers! There be all manner o' queer beasties in this hold!
It's often said that piracy is addictive - once you lose your first hand, you're hooked.
"So, you're desperate and you have a lot of money. I like where this is going." - a smuggler
And it is, it is a glorious thing to be a pirate queen!


Viceroy 6mm Rail Revolver


In the time before particle lances became standard-issue, various types of ballistic weapons were the norm for military forces. Even today weapons such as railguns, coilguns, and firearms remain very common among civilians due to their much lower cost and far easier maintenance compared to energy weapons.

The break-action Viceroy 6mm was a standard offhand weapon for Mantle navy officers until roughly 250 years ago, when beam pistols began to replace ballistic weapons. A very large number of them survive today as heirlooms, in use by civilians, or even still wielded by officers with a more traditional style.


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Events and Occasions / Re: Jedi Night Weekly Event Thread
« on: 09/12/18, 04:19:23 PM »
I would say Tython, public stuff is preferable to stronghold stuff for something like a lesson imo. Open world RP might attract some people too maybe!

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Outside Realm / Re: Video Game OST Appreciation Thread
« on: 09/09/18, 07:59:12 PM »
I love the Arma 3 Tanks motif!

Fight for the City: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzzEd_7ZWUI
Last Stand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3Ktce5Gpdg
Iron Gods: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMRGWJFfB0M


Also i'm surprised that Divinity II hasn't been mentioned here, unless I missed it somewhere because that happens. It has a lot of gorgeous fantasy music.

Divinity II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1APFIJN-ubU
A Part of Their Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LGg2Z8B91w
Power of Innocence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2FC7uv_6D4

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Introductions / Re: ((OOC Intro))
« on: 09/09/18, 06:35:21 PM »
Welcome fellow EST person! :) Always nice to see more troopers on here, we have a shortage of those lately on both sides.

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Media Gallery / Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
« on: 09/07/18, 10:51:04 PM »

Tayyibah Armoury

The weaponsmithing guild of the tropical world Tayyibah is renowned throughout the Dominion for their rugged weapon and light vehicle designs. They are primarily known for items such as the Type-199 Isfet lance, the Type-11 Python heavy pistol, and the Type-41 Talwar-pattern jetbike.

Type-199 Isfet Particle Lance




Type-199 Isfet Marksman Lance



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Cantina / Re: RP Terminal Announcement
« on: 09/05/18, 11:11:33 PM »
I imagine Bioware will screw this disguise thingy up massively by adding a paywall or something, but I bet there's some other stuff coming with it that they just haven't mentioned yet. So maybe we'll see something else that's actually useful!

Of course, i'm not sure why they'd mention a weird hologram disguise feature in strongholds over something that roleplayers have actually been wanting for ages like being able to go into old story instances. Doesn't exactly inspire confidence. :/

Did they actually say it was for RP purposes or is that just an assumption? Because if it's the former they must be pretty damn desperate lol, now that we're almost the only ones left playing they actually start to acknowledge our existence. Would have been nice if they did that a few years ago.

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Events and Occasions / Re: Jedi Night Weekly Event Thread
« on: 09/03/18, 07:52:32 PM »
Both the 6th and 13th work for me!

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Media Gallery / Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
« on: 09/01/18, 09:43:08 AM »

Order of the Navy Captain


Naval officers in the Mantle require extensive schooling to become masters in void combat, and those who enter a naval academy without any sort of prior knowledge are likely to fail quickly. This, combined with the exclusivity and high cost of many Dominion military colleges, means that the majority of successful officers come from nobles or rich military families who can afford prior education in military matters.


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