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Zhaboka

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#61295 Bioware idea for k2

Posted by Zhaboka on Yesterday, 11:25 PM

Really cool article (the article linked to in the above article haha). I love that he swiped Revan from an old DnD campaign without even realizing that Revanchism is a perfect descriptor for Revan's role in the Mandalorian Wars.




#59351 Vonduun Crab armor

Posted by Zhaboka on 15 September 2017 - 10:18 PM

All that being said, it would be so to be able to wear this armor in-game. You could even write up a lil' fanon backstory for how armor from another galaxy ended up wherever you find it.




#58882 Favorite Star Wars Film

Posted by Zhaboka on 29 August 2017 - 03:59 PM

Favorite: Empire Strikes Back

 

It's the pitched romance, the gloriously angsty color palette, the iconic lines, the pervasive gloom of it all, and, most of all, the MUSIC. Although RotJ's music is equally emotionally important to me, ESB introduced some of the greatest themes known to man, and includes my favorite one-off piece in the entire John Williams canon, The Asteroid Field.

 

 

Least Favorite: Revenge of the Sith

 

The prequels are so hard to rate, since they all have a few great moments slipped into their overall ridiculous terribleness, but RotS definitely has the most laugh-out-loud I-can't-believe-they-thought-this-wouldn't-be-absurd idiotic moments. Palpatine's Jedi murder spree is awesome, but then ten minutes later Anakin is killing younglings offscreen with absolutely no ethical or emotional struggle. The Anakin-Padme sad-music-across-Coruscant scene is pretty great, but then twenty minutes later Anakin says "If you're not with me, you are my enemy." I know it's impossible to know what will work onscreen and what won't, but the sheer number of obvious flubs in this movie is just astounding.

 

 

Also - officially the best thread resurrection of all time:

 



Here is my order:

 

1. Revenge of The Sith

    Reasons: I got a cool apprentice, become the senate, and killed all the jedi. 

 

2. Empire Strikes Back

    Reasons: The Rebellion gets crushed. Good times.

 

3. Attack of the Clones

    Reasons: My army has finally been revealed and I am finally fulfilling my grand master plan.

 

4. A New Hope

    Reason: My poor death star gets destroyed and I lose a lot of my forces. But I destroyed Alderran and claimed my

    Death Star losses on my taxes

 

5. A Phantom Meance

    Reasons: My spooky Santan apprentice gets killed and screws up my blockade of Naboo

 

6. Return of the Jedi

    Reasons: I die and my other death star blows up without even blowing up any planets. Stupid Rebels

 

7. The Force Awakens

    Reasons: Snoke is a bad sith lord. Just look at the size of his holograms! He is clearly compensating for something.

 

8. Rogue One

    Reasons: This movie is about how "A New Hope" happened. It's all Vader's fault. 




#57489 Voice Actor - Avail. to join in KOTOR Mod Projects

Posted by Zhaboka on 28 June 2017 - 08:26 PM

Seconding everyone above - your HK and Atton are spot-on. Welcome!




#57435 New faces

Posted by Zhaboka on 26 June 2017 - 06:39 PM

Thanks for releasing them! They look great.




#56216 Mandalorian Lehon Expansion

Posted by Zhaboka on 08 May 2017 - 04:37 PM

Helloooooo hahahaaaaa nice to see I have a reputation I guess???

 

I actually love that the Mandos on Lehon will speak only Mando'a, helps reinforce the stranded splinter group vibe. Very excited for this mod!




#54975 [TSL] Griff drinks the Galaxy

Posted by Zhaboka on 17 March 2017 - 02:42 AM

Down to try out my Griff impression on you!




#53127 New faces

Posted by Zhaboka on 31 January 2017 - 12:26 AM

WOW these are great. Definitely DLing upon completion!




#51100 Sleheyron

Posted by Zhaboka on 18 December 2016 - 01:51 AM

Hahahaaaa I love the Republic uniform target practice.




#51073 What Did You Think of Star Wars: Rogue One?: MASSIVE SPOILERS

Posted by Zhaboka on 16 December 2016 - 11:20 PM



I voted that the movie felt pretty good, but it was only because of the mass character death. Otherwise I'd have loved it. While I understand the mass character death was necessary, it didn't feel right to introduce a lot of characters and then kill them off willy-nilly.

 

Yes! I understood the reasoning, but it all felt so... literal. Like... we would've been totally fine with a less-congruous retcon if it meant making a better movie.

 



I think this is just going to be a problem that I have with these modern blockbuster fantasy/science fiction movies. I think that they try to shove too many things into a single movie. The script of Rogue One is just too dense and the movie still ends up being fairly long. A lot of the scenes feel rushed and it really impacts the ability to really appreciate what's happening. And it makes it nearly impossible to do good worldbuilding.

 

...

 

There were some things that I wanted to know more about but weren't given time. I wanted to know more about the Kaiburr crystals and the monks that were on that desert planet with the temples or whatever. I feel like we learned very little about them and what their take is on the force. I would have been happy if they spent as much time learning some background/philosophy from the blind guy as they did showing him beat people up with a stick. I'm not even sure I understood who or what his friend was.

 

I completely agree. This was something TFA narrowly avoided, but most modern blockbusters are afflicted with.

 

I was frrrreeeaaaaking out over the new ships and the archival footage and the CGI resurrection and the intense amount of fan service, but once I was out of the theater it came off in retrospect as a whole lot of bravura. Like... did we need all those expensive elements? The new ships, yes, definitely. But why integrate this film so closely with ANH? Why not let these characters stand alone and go off and do other things once the Death Star plans are delivered? That being said, the fan service does give the whole thing a near-magical vibe and in-film hype.




#50227 [WIP] Caalin Ette (K1R Addon)

Posted by Zhaboka on 19 November 2016 - 03:29 PM

Yay! First time I've ever had a cut recording of mine brought back to life.




#50182 Joraks Experiments [WIP]

Posted by Zhaboka on 16 November 2016 - 02:13 AM

WOW there's some cognitive dissonance going on there, because the sand looks so realistic but the the rest of KotOR can't keep up. Nice work!




#48647 [TSL] Store Scrolling Bug

Posted by Zhaboka on 06 September 2016 - 06:42 PM

I've had this annoying bug ever since I started playing vanilla TSL way back in 2006 or so. I was wondering if it was just me or if everyone's TSL is like this, and if so, if there might be a way to fix it. Here it is:

 

Whenever I buy something in a store in TSL, the list auto-jumps back up to the top once I've completed the purchase. So if I'm deep into a prosperous merchant's inventory and then buy something, I have to scroll back down to where I was and find my place again every time. In K1, the inventory list stays put when you buy something, but in K2 it always jumps back up to the top. It doesn't sound like much, but it can get super-annoying when you're buying a lot of stuff.


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#48396 What was your first KotOR/TSL mod?

Posted by Zhaboka on 25 August 2016 - 12:59 AM

LKIM was legit.

 

I've never released a mod, although I do I have my own custom saber colors mod (I'm very obsessive-compulsive about such things). But the first mod I every recorded a voiceover for appears to be a Basic rendering of Daemon Drexl's dialogue for a BoS:SR add-on that never got released. First released one might be Newbie's Korriban expansion, not sure...

 

The one I want released the most that's still kicking around in development is Insidious' K1 holocrons mod - my VOs for that were awesome, and I don't usually think anything I do is awesome.




#44489 Silver Lined Jedi Robes

Posted by Zhaboka on 31 March 2016 - 04:18 PM

WOW I am also keen on seeing if anyone has this, that's a gorgeous skin.