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Why aren't the main characters of the Star Wars saga in the game? Vader, Yoda, Luke, etc...

I mean Lord of the rings has Frodo, Gimli and everyone else.

I just read in this forum they spent like 500mil in the game. but no main characters from the saga!

Was this some form of copyright issue? You think they will add the main characters in the future?

I'm just saying It would be nice to quest along side Vader.

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  • WeretigarWeretigar winifrede, WVPosts: 609Member

    its 4000 years before star wars episode 1.

  • DredphyreDredphyre Los Angeles, CAPosts: 601Member

    are you effing serious? Really?  {mod edit}

  • madmikethegmmadmikethegm Little Rock, ARPosts: 41Member

    This MMO is set so far back in the Star Wars timeline that Yoda is not even an itch in his daddy's pants yet.

    I would suggest you research a little bit. ;)

     

  • MagterMagter Spokane, WAPosts: 289Member

    Originally posted by Weretigar

    its 4000 years before star wars episode 1.

    Basicly this. It's set before all the little Anakin crap.

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  • KhrymsonKhrymson Eorzea, MOPosts: 3,090Member

    Because none of those characters are even sperm/eggs yet...heh

  • drbaltazardrbaltazar drummondville, QCPosts: 7,987Member

    cause it is 3000 prior to the movie 10000 war happened before sw movie

  • DekapitatorDekapitator homePosts: 264Member

    Well I didn't know it was set like 3000  years before or after. Im soooooooooooo Sorry

    Calm down fellas.

  • NeblessNebless Hammond, ORPosts: 939Member Common

    I don't play, don't know jack about the Old Republic, nor do I care but even I know none of the main SW guys were even glints in their Great-Great-Great ...... Grandpappy's eye's.

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  • Garland7GGarland7G pittsburg, CAPosts: 97Member

    its set around the "old republic" era of star wars so like the guy above said, its about 4000 years before vader, luke and chewie.

    it has nothing to do with copyrights or anything like that. since bioware made previous games set in this era (kotor) they decided to set the mmo there.

  • KenzeKenze Posts: 1,214Member Uncommon

    and yet its amazing how the "look" of things  like starships, droids etc havent changed in all those years. like in the smuggler cutscenes at the very begining looks exactly like the Milenium Falcon etc

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  • udonudon Durham, NCPosts: 1,767Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Garland7G

    its set around the "old republic" era of star wars so like the guy above said, its about 4000 years before vader, luke and chewie.

    it has nothing to do with copyrights or anything like that. since bioware made previous games set in this era (kotor) they decided to set the mmo there.

     


    It was actually a pretty smart idea on Biowares part.  One of the problems I always thought was with both Star Wars Galaxies and Matrix Online was the lore was mushed by trying to set them in the times of the movies.  Setting this far out of time to cannon lets them be like Star Wars without having to deal with all the BS that being set in the same time frame would.


     

  • KenzeKenze Posts: 1,214Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Garland7G

    its set around the "old republic" era of star wars so like the guy above said, its about 4000 years before vader, luke and chewie.

    it has nothing to do with copyrights or anything like that. since bioware made previous games set in this era (kotor) they decided to set the mmo there.

    they had to if they wanted so many Jedi/Sith running around

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  • udonudon Durham, NCPosts: 1,767Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Kenze

    and yet its amazing how the "look" of things  like starships, droids etc havent changed in all those years. like in the smuggler cutscenes at the very begining looks exactly like the Milenium Falcon etc

     


    Yea well James Bond got a invisible car a few movies back and a watch laser that could burn though 6 inches of steel before that so sometimes suspension of disbelief is required to enjoy entertainment.


     


    Or if you really need a reason maybe civilization has reached a technology peak that takes millennium to cross over so they are mostly stagnate?


     

  • EliandalEliandal Chelmsford, ONPosts: 796Member

    Originally posted by Dekapitator

    I just read in this forum they spent like 500mil in the game. but no main characters from the saga!

     

      HAH HAH!  That's your problem....reading this forum and thinking anything posted here is truth :D!

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,912Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Kenze

    and yet its amazing how the "look" of things  like starships, droids etc havent changed in all those years. like in the smuggler cutscenes at the very begining looks exactly like the Milenium Falcon etc

    There is a lot that's different within those same designs. Have you seen the astromech droids? They look archaic. ANd no the ship does not look exactly like the Falcon.

     

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  • HricaHrica Mocksville, NCPosts: 1,125Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Dekapitator

    I mean Lord of the rings has Frodo, Gimli and everyone else.

    I just read in this forum they spent like 500mil in the game. but no main characters from the saga!

    Was this some form of copyright issue? You think they will add the main characters in the future?

    I'm just saying It would be nice to quest along side Vader.

    becuase it's a Asian grinfest like WoW

  • karat76karat76 Wellston, OHPosts: 1,000Member Uncommon

    Like others have mentioned the game is set long before them. Besides with all the complaints going on now would they really want to add complaints on how poorly they made vader?

  • k-damagek-damage ParisPosts: 738Member

    Originally posted by Dekapitator

    I mean Lord of the rings has Frodo, Gimli and everyone else.

    I just read in this forum they spent like 500mil in the game. but no main characters from the saga!

    Was this some form of copyright issue? You think they will add the main characters in the future?

    I'm just saying It would be nice to quest along side Vader.

    Because the Star Wars characters are all overly used. 

    Honestly, if Bioware promised another Luke/Yoda/blabla gimmicky implementation in SWTOR, I wouldn't have touched the game. I'm just sick of these used & rehashed chars. We've been seeing them for 20+ years ... (and everytime in the same scenarios, same quotes, same costumes).

     

    Idols do need a life cycle in order to avoid saturation, and Star Wars must be the franchise that had the longest of them all. So enough is enough.

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  • RobsolfRobsolf Grand Rapids, MIPosts: 4,249Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Dekapitator

    Well I didn't know it was set like 3000  years before or after. Im soooooooooooo Sorry

    Calm down fellas.

    And it didn't cost 500 million, either.  Estimated to be about 100 mill.

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  • rygard49rygard49 Huntington Beach, CAPosts: 975Member

    Originally posted by Hrica

    becuase it's a Asian grinfest like WoW

    Awesome! Smiling's my favorite.

  • SouldrainerSouldrainer Elmer, NJPosts: 1,857Member

    I imagine that one reason that Bioware picked this timeline is because it allows them to write their own EU stories without getting murdered by Lucas for screwing it up, lol.

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    {mod edit}
  • ZekiahZekiah Aurora, COPosts: 2,499Member

    That's the tradeoff when you want to have thousands of glow-stick wavers runnin' around.

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