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SWTOR Encyclopedia arrived at my door - AMAZING BOOK!!!

Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon

I did not think I will get this book before Tuesday. I knew it will be cool, but when I openned the book it took my breath away.

Folks! This book is amazing. It's awesome, stunning, it's everything fan of SWTOR, no hell, fan of Star Wars would want to have.

Just for a moment here to share :) I don't think I will even play game tonight LOL, the book is fascinating.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB2jRIe62Lg

http://i.massively.joystiq.com/2012/09/28/star-wars-the-old-republic-galactic-encyclopedia-due-out-octobe/

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-The-Republic-Encyclopedia/dp/0756698391

 

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  • DraronDraron A town in, KYPosts: 993Member
    Preordered it and shipped with Amazon Prime ;) I agree, it's a great book. Worth the $25 I payed for it easily.
  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61

    I did not think I will get this book before Tuesday. I knew it will be cool, but when I openned the book it took my breath away.

    Folks! This book is amazing. It's awesome, stunning, it's everything fan of SWTOR, no hell, fan of Star Wars would want to have.

    Just for a moment here to share :) I don't think I will even play game tonight LOL, the book is fascinating.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB2jRIe62Lg

    http://i.massively.joystiq.com/2012/09/28/star-wars-the-old-republic-galactic-encyclopedia-due-out-octobe/

    http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-The-Republic-Encyclopedia/dp/0756698391

     

    While I am sometimes outspoken that EA should, eh, readjust their priorities with SWTOR to make it more Star Wars'y, the Old Republic history is pretty cool.  I enjoyed the novels.  The game seems lacking and uhh not very inspired, though story was great (delivery not so much), and music was amazing.

     

    The youtube video you linked was more impressive than the other links, because it shows what is actually inside the encyclopedia.  If this ever hits my local wholesale retailer, which I imagine it will, I'll pick it up.

    Want a nice understanding of life? Try Spirit Science: "The Human History"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8NNHmV3QPw&feature=plcp
    Recognize the voice? Yep sounds like Penny Arcade's Extra Credits.

  • OG_ZorvanOG_Zorvan Fresno, CAPosts: 615Member

    A "stunning" book for a crappy game.

    Makes sense, all things considered.

    EA CEO John Riccitiello's on future microtransactions: "When you are six hours into playing Battlefield and you run out of ammo in your clip, and we ask you for a dollar to reload, you're really not very price sensitive at that point in time...We're not gouging, but we're charging."

  • BurntvetBurntvet Baltimore, MDPosts: 2,938Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by OG_Zorvan

    A "stunning" book for a crappy game.

    Makes sense, all things considered.

    Yup.

    Expect the price to plummet based on the failed brand alone.

    All in all, I laugh, as this is another example of attention being brought to a failing/falling game, that EA would like to forget about.

     

  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member
    Originally posted by Burntvet
    Originally posted by OG_Zorvan

    A "stunning" book for a crappy game.

    Makes sense, all things considered.

    Yup.

    Expect the price to plummet based on the failed brand alone.

    All in all, I laugh, as this is another example of attention being brought to a failing/falling game, that EA would like to forget about.

     

    The game failed to deliver, but the books are nice.  Separate the two.

    Want a nice understanding of life? Try Spirit Science: "The Human History"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8NNHmV3QPw&feature=plcp
    Recognize the voice? Yep sounds like Penny Arcade's Extra Credits.

  • JoeyMMOJoeyMMO SomewherePosts: 1,326Member
    Hmmm, looks pretty nice. Tons better than the actual game anway. Not sure it qualifies as amazing thogh. There's a bunch of SW books out there with heaps of information, but it doesn't look bad at first glance.

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  • hikaru77hikaru77 buenos airesPosts: 1,035Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Burntvet
    Originally posted by OG_Zorvan

    A "stunning" book for a crappy game.

    Makes sense, all things considered.

    Yup.

    Expect the price to plummet based on the failed brand alone.

    All in all, I laugh, as this is another example of attention being brought to a failing/falling game, that EA would like to forget about.

     

    At least is a game to play with real people and is not full of bots, hackers and farmers .

  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member

    Haven't seen that book so can't comment on it but if you are an avid star wars fan i'd highly suggest this

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Complete-Star-Wars-Encyclopedia/dp/0345477634/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349567287&sr=8-1&keywords=complete+star+wars+encyclopedia

     

     

    I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  • UronksurUronksur Redmond, WAPosts: 311Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61

    I did not think I will get this book before Tuesday. I knew it will be cool, but when I openned the book it took my breath away.

    Folks! This book is amazing. It's awesome, stunning, it's everything fan of SWTOR, no hell, fan of Star Wars would want to have.

    Just for a moment here to share :) I don't think I will even play game tonight LOL, the book is fascinating.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB2jRIe62Lg

    http://i.massively.joystiq.com/2012/09/28/star-wars-the-old-republic-galactic-encyclopedia-due-out-octobe/

    http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-The-Republic-Encyclopedia/dp/0756698391

     

    While I am sometimes outspoken that EA should, eh, readjust their priorities with SWTOR to make it more Star Wars'y, the Old Republic history is pretty cool.  I enjoyed the novels.  The game seems lacking and uhh not very inspired, though story was great (delivery not so much), and music was amazing.

     

    The youtube video you linked was more impressive than the other links, because it shows what is actually inside the encyclopedia.  If this ever hits my local wholesale retailer, which I imagine it will, I'll pick it up.

    I agree. I resubbed after 6 months just to check it out, and I'm a little disturbed at how bare bones the game feels, really. Things like crafting, the auction house (galactic market), guilds, PvP, are totally undeveloped. There is still no ship customization. Cantina's are basically useless. I miss SWG, a lot. The game as it is just feels like an anemic, underdeveloped, Star Wars themed WoW, unfortunately.

     

    The story-telling can be entertaining, but that's about it.

  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon
    Just found out that Malavai Quinn is 37 years old /grin. Always wanted to know that LMAO :)

    image
    Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
    Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
    Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  • LangsdorffLangsdorff Raleigh, NCPosts: 29Member
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Originally posted by Burntvet
    Originally posted by OG_Zorvan

    A "stunning" book for a crappy game.

    Makes sense, all things considered.

    Yup.

    Expect the price to plummet based on the failed brand alone.

    All in all, I laugh, as this is another example of attention being brought to a failing/falling game, that EA would like to forget about.

     

    The game failed to deliver, but the books are nice.  Separate the two.

    If the game failed then the gamers allowed it to fail. I guess it's easier to blame it on the others like BW, EA, the devs etc. I guess that means there's more room for me to play without all the hubbub, bub.

    Langsdorff

  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    Originally posted by Langsdorff
     

    If the game failed then the gamers allowed it to fail. I guess it's easier to blame it on the others like BW, EA, the devs etc. I guess that means there's more room for me to play without all the hubbub, bub.

    so Tabula Rasa and FFXIV and the likes are all the fault of the gamers?

    I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  • OG_ZorvanOG_Zorvan Fresno, CAPosts: 615Member
    Originally posted by Langsdorff
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Originally posted by Burntvet
    Originally posted by OG_Zorvan

    A "stunning" book for a crappy game.

    Makes sense, all things considered.

    Yup.

    Expect the price to plummet based on the failed brand alone.

    All in all, I laugh, as this is another example of attention being brought to a failing/falling game, that EA would like to forget about.

     

    The game failed to deliver, but the books are nice.  Separate the two.

    If the game failed then the gamers allowed it to fail. I guess it's easier to blame it on the others like BW, EA, the devs etc. I guess that means there's more room for me to play without all the hubbub, bub.

    Yes, it's all our faults for not liking games that suck. I humbly apologize on behalf of all the smart people who wronged your game.

    EA CEO John Riccitiello's on future microtransactions: "When you are six hours into playing Battlefield and you run out of ammo in your clip, and we ask you for a dollar to reload, you're really not very price sensitive at that point in time...We're not gouging, but we're charging."

  • DeeweDeewe Long Beach, CAPosts: 1,965Member

    Thanks OP.

     

    While I find the game really lacking this encyclopeia looks great. Wish I had this instead of the crappy statue in the CE.

    Going to order it for sure.

  • halflife25halflife25 Toronto, ONPosts: 737Member
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61

    I did not think I will get this book before Tuesday. I knew it will be cool, but when I openned the book it took my breath away.

    Folks! This book is amazing. It's awesome, stunning, it's everything fan of SWTOR, no hell, fan of Star Wars would want to have.

    Just for a moment here to share :) I don't think I will even play game tonight LOL, the book is fascinating.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB2jRIe62Lg

    http://i.massively.joystiq.com/2012/09/28/star-wars-the-old-republic-galactic-encyclopedia-due-out-octobe/

    http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-The-Republic-Encyclopedia/dp/0756698391

     

    I think i am going to grab a copy for myself. Looks fabulous.

  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,289Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by OG_Zorvan
    Originally posted by Langsdorff
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Originally posted by Burntvet
    Originally posted by OG_Zorvan

    A "stunning" book for a crappy game.

    Makes sense, all things considered.

    Yup.

    Expect the price to plummet based on the failed brand alone.

    All in all, I laugh, as this is another example of attention being brought to a failing/falling game, that EA would like to forget about.

     

    The game failed to deliver, but the books are nice.  Separate the two.

    If the game failed then the gamers allowed it to fail. I guess it's easier to blame it on the others like BW, EA, the devs etc. I guess that means there's more room for me to play without all the hubbub, bub.

    Yes, it's all our faults for not liking games that suck. I humbly apologize on behalf of all the smart people who wronged your game.

    Just because a couple of million didnt like it.. no need to take it to heart.. seriously though, i thought the whole book thing was some kind of joke, and i was waiting for the punchline.. turns out it really exists.. why it exists however, will probably be one of those great unanswered questions.. along with, why does the water turn a different colour in swimming pools around certain people..  honestly though, i think their taking the P with the whole Book thing.. awesome image

  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,732Member
    I'm a lore-hound, so I'll likely add this to my shelf pretty soon. Maybe put it on my Christmas list with the Art of Borderlands 2 and Art of Assassin's Creed III.

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • BurntvetBurntvet Baltimore, MDPosts: 2,938Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Phry
    Originally posted by OG_Zorvan
    Originally posted by Langsdorff
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Originally posted by Burntvet
    Originally posted by OG_Zorvan

    A "stunning" book for a crappy game.

    Makes sense, all things considered.

    Yup.

    Expect the price to plummet based on the failed brand alone.

    All in all, I laugh, as this is another example of attention being brought to a failing/falling game, that EA would like to forget about.

     

    The game failed to deliver, but the books are nice.  Separate the two.

    If the game failed then the gamers allowed it to fail. I guess it's easier to blame it on the others like BW, EA, the devs etc. I guess that means there's more room for me to play without all the hubbub, bub.

    Yes, it's all our faults for not liking games that suck. I humbly apologize on behalf of all the smart people who wronged your game.

    Just because a couple of million didnt like it.. no need to take it to heart.. seriously though, i thought the whole book thing was some kind of joke, and i was waiting for the punchline.. turns out it really exists.. why it exists however, will probably be one of those great unanswered questions.. along with, why does the water turn a different colour in swimming pools around certain people..  honestly though, i think their taking the P with the whole Book thing.. awesome image

    From a business point of view, it is fairly easy to explain: it was in the pipeline a long time; certainly before the release of TOR and for the first 8+ months after launch. It was planned, contracted for, and slated for distribution at a time anticipated to keep the hype going for TOR.

    It was not anticipated that TOR would crash in such a spectacular manner in the interim.

    But since the book was already "paid for", might as well put it out and recoup some of the cost, assuming there are some SW suckers out there that will buy anything with SW on it (which there are). Even for a "failed" game.

     

    Still makes me laugh tho... hope they cut the printing run... :)

  • AnubisanAnubisan Boulder, COPosts: 1,801Member

    Am I on the right site? Is this really a thread about SWTOR that is not completely negative!? I am in disbelief....

    The book does look very nice BTW.

  • DraronDraron A town in, KYPosts: 993Member
    Originally posted by Anubisan

    Am I on the right site? Is this really a thread about SWTOR that is not completely negative!? I am in disbelief....

    The book does look very nice BTW.

    Heheh. It's not for everyone (understandably), but I think the $15 is worth playing through some storylines with friends and such even with it's flaws.

  • Ramonski7Ramonski7 Aurora, ILPosts: 2,656Member Uncommon
    Nice find. I'm a sucker for a good art book or encyclopedia for a game. It would be a nice addition to my office, even if I don't play anymore. I too always found the lore/setting to be interesting.

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    "Small minds talk about people, average minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas."

  • HokieHokie Vancouver Wa.Posts: 1,063Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aerowyn

    Haven't seen that book so can't comment on it but if you are an avid star wars fan i'd highly suggest this

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Complete-Star-Wars-Encyclopedia/dp/0345477634/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349567287&sr=8-1&keywords=complete+star+wars+encyclopedia

     

     

    Ooohh nice.

    Havent been a overly big fan of the Extended Universe books, but I love all Star Wars lore. I can, and do, spend a lot of time reading the Wookiepedia.

     

    Thnx Aerowyn.

    "I understand that if I hear any more words come pouring out of your **** mouth, Ill have to eat every fucking chicken in this room."

  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    Originally posted by Hokie
    Originally posted by Aerowyn

    Haven't seen that book so can't comment on it but if you are an avid star wars fan i'd highly suggest this

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Complete-Star-Wars-Encyclopedia/dp/0345477634/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349567287&sr=8-1&keywords=complete+star+wars+encyclopedia

     

     

    Ooohh nice.

    Havent been a overly big fan of the Extended Universe books, but I love all Star Wars lore. I can, and do, spend a lot of time reading the Wookiepedia.

     

    Thnx Aerowyn.

    np.. it's expensive but well worth it for any star wars nut like myself:)

    I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  • HokieHokie Vancouver Wa.Posts: 1,063Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Hokie
    Originally posted by Aerowyn

    Haven't seen that book so can't comment on it but if you are an avid star wars fan i'd highly suggest this

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Complete-Star-Wars-Encyclopedia/dp/0345477634/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349567287&sr=8-1&keywords=complete+star+wars+encyclopedia

     

     

    Ooohh nice.

    Havent been a overly big fan of the Extended Universe books, but I love all Star Wars lore. I can, and do, spend a lot of time reading the Wookiepedia.

     

    Thnx Aerowyn.

    np.. it's expensive but well worth it for any star wars nut like myself:)

    Hey since you have it, when was it published? Hopfully it isnt too much out of date.

    "I understand that if I hear any more words come pouring out of your **** mouth, Ill have to eat every fucking chicken in this room."

  • DraronDraron A town in, KYPosts: 993Member
    Originally posted by Hokie
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Hokie
    Originally posted by Aerowyn

    Haven't seen that book so can't comment on it but if you are an avid star wars fan i'd highly suggest this

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Complete-Star-Wars-Encyclopedia/dp/0345477634/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349567287&sr=8-1&keywords=complete+star+wars+encyclopedia

     

     

    Ooohh nice.

    Havent been a overly big fan of the Extended Universe books, but I love all Star Wars lore. I can, and do, spend a lot of time reading the Wookiepedia.

     

    Thnx Aerowyn.

    np.. it's expensive but well worth it for any star wars nut like myself:)

    Hey since you have it, when was it published? Hopfully it isnt too much out of date.

    Amazon says December 2008. Not too bad.

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