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Just a quick preface here: SWTOR is the best MMO I've played yet. I think it's outstanding. BUT, it is part of the SW extended universe and I have to rant a little about it.
My post will be about Boba Fett and if anybody else has a similar rant, feel free to share yours.
Ok here's what Boba Fett was: a dude with a really cool outfit who talked like Clint Eastwood(in a reference to hired guns in cowboy movies). He was a bounty hunter. According to Lucas he wore mandalorian armor that was worn during the Clone Wars. THAT'S IT END OF STORY. STOP RIGHT THERE.
But nooooooooooooooooo! as Vader would say. That's not enough for writers of fan fiction. In the EU, Boba Fett is a mandalore, a leader of the mandalorians who are now apparently a society of bounty hunters. A whole planet of em. Because Boba Fett was a bounty hunter his whole entire cultural heritage must be all about bounty hunting!
Not just that, but now the mandalorians are jedi killers. We know this because in ROTJ Boba Fett managed to incapacitate Luke with a grappling line for about oh, FIVE SECONDS.
And of course Boba didn't actually die in the sarlaac pit, his mandalorian armor helped protect him from the weakass sarlaac digestive juices that take a thousand years to metabolize its food.
Here's what I'm thinking Boba Fett was: some dude, probably a veteran with combat experience who bought some nice armor(or took it from a target) and then modified the crap out of it. Why modify it? Because he couldn't just go around blasting his targets, sometimes his employer wanted the target brought back alive. Hence the grappling line he used on Luke.
Now, I can stretch it a little bit and say he probably did work for the Empire previously. Or at least had a reputation for dusting his targets, and Darth Vader had to get specific with him for that reason.
Oh and another thing, carbon freezing. Everybody was a little leery about using it on humans, Vader included, so he tested on Han Solo. Nobody really knew for sure if it would kill him or not. But apparently in the EU they carbon freeze people all the time as flippantly as we would throw steak in the freezer.
SO, I can live with the SWTOR "Great Hunt" storyline but I really think it's cheesy. I would really rather just happen to be a guy whose quick on the draw and gets a thrill out of bringing in bounties or occaisionally saving the busty damsel from the evil dewback rancher in a dusty corner of the galaxy.
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