Member TitleLoyal and Stalwart Defender of Australian Liberty
Age19 years old
BirthdayAugust 16, 1998
A Land of Sunburnt Plains
I've been a passionate SW fan for many years now (though probably not as long as some people on here!) and absolutely love the franchise, the Old Republic universe especially. If I could summarise my love for KotOR with a quote, it'd have to be 'What greater weapon is there than to turn an enemy to your cause? To use their own knowledge against them." On the other hand, everything I love about TSL is captured by Kreia's cryptic entonement - "I use it as I would use a poison and in the hopes of understanding it, I will learn the way to kill it".
I'm an avid political junkie (almost to an excessive degree) and follow political developments in many countries, Australia, the US and the UK especially. I generally follow a libertarian (with a distinctive small-l) approach on most issues, but do personally lean towards conservative moral values. This perfectly ties in with my interest in economics (where I strongly favour laissez-faire, monetarist principles) and in law (where I subscribe to textualist and originalist theories and which I also happen to be studying as a profession). So in the (terribly unlikely!) event that you have a political query, look no further!
When it comes down to it, I'm just your prototypical SW-loving, KotOR-playing, legal-studying, laissez-faireian Deadlystreamer!
I'm personally not much bothered by it. I mean, of course it would be a great thing to have and good luck to anyone that tries it! But, it's not like you can't see the letters and content clearly enough. To be honest, if I had to choose, I'd go with new and exciting content over a fix like this.
This is probably something that belongs in a thread like "Best Star Wars Conspiracy Theories" but to hell with it.
The theory that Kreia was the mother of the Handmaiden, Arren Kae, was pretty big back in the day. "Brianna, I am your mother" (said in a raspy, respirator voice). xD
Both were exiled from the Jedi Order.
Kreia was presumed dead in the Mandalorian Wars while Kae supposedly died at the Battle of Malachor V; no body of hers was ever found though.
Both were respected masters who trained Revan.
Both have similar views on battle being an expression of belief and culture.
Kreia knows much about the Handmaiden's heritage and of her alleged mother.
And that's just off the top of my head, I'm sure there are way more connections.
As for the worst theory? It's definitely got to be the crazy notion that Krennic is Snoke. Why? Because muh similar blue eyes! Oh, they both wear nice clothes and have similar faces! No further evidence is required, Krennic is Snoke confirmed.
I would have preferred it had they just left the canon before the Imperial Era alone. Few tweaks here and there, sure. But assigning the whole span of 20+ years worth of work, admittedly not all great but certainly still worthwhile, to little more than a second-rate title?
Unlike a lot of people I know including many friends who are really into SW, I've come to accept what SWTOR and the Revan novel did to Revan and the Exile. It was bloody horrible, but I moved past it. So the argument that the new canon was able to sweep away all of the bad parts of the EU never really held much appeal to me.
To be honest though, I'd be surprised if the Old Republic Era was not made canon. Outside of the main saga, it has the largest fanbase if I'm not mistaken. But my enthusiasm for this is tempered by the fact that I'm certain they'll edit and reform it (significantly) to suit their new and 'improved' canon, paving the way for possibly even more butchering.
I think this is a wonderful idea. It always bothered me how the Sith troopers were armored head-to-toe while Republic soldiers looked like they were wearing light fibres with a helmet slapped on. One of my friends rationalised it by describing it as a comparison between the war-weariness of the Republic in contrast to the limitless resources of the Sith Empire, but still!
This is almost ancient history for me, it feels like such a long time ago!
I remember my Dad and I bought the KotOR game for Christmas of '04 I think. He would often play games in those days and I would watch, at times offering scathing critiques of his gameplay. He had difficulty adapting to the game needless to say, not the biggest SW fan out there.
So...I had a go...
I loved it from the start! It became my go-to game for years; I think I must have completed it at least scores of times in this early period. I do recall being stuck in the Sewers on Taris for the longest time though, trying (half-heartedly) to get past that force shield. What can I say, I don't really think I had any idea what I was doing! It's been so long I don't even remember how I reacted to the Revan reveal but I do recall loving the way that it injected some dynamism into the story.
TSL was altogether a more...drawn out affair. Back in the old days when we used to rent (that's right, *rent*) games from the video store, TSL was always my #1 choice; I would play it after school all the time on the old X-Box (although I must confess I have no idea how I adapted to those controls) Didn't get it for PC until about 2007 where I was able to actually finish it properly. The more ominous aura of the game did spook me a bit though O.o
Entered the whole modding scene the following year and I think I must have probably downloaded oodles of files and mods from the old FF site; used to check up there regularly as a long-time lurker. I'm just glad to see that the modding community has survived and thrived even to this day.
Looking back I used to adore K1 and dislike TSL in comparison, I had no time for the subtleties of the Force and Kreia's endless lectures on balance and thoughtfulness, I didn't understand the nuance of her message. Nowdays though, while I still love K1 for the archetypal hero's journey, I usually prefer TSL due to the darker undertones and more thought-provoking dialogue. What a turnaround, heh!
It is indeed from Oldflash's Final Touch mod. From memory, there are significant problems compatibility-wise, particularly since Final Touch modifies the Appearance.2da file with a line already in use with M4-78EP. Although it has been a while since I did it, meaning I can't remember the exact process, I *think* I managed to conjure a workaround by creating a new line the Appearance.2da and just taking all the necessary files from Final Touch's tslpatchdata.