History Headscratchers / KnightsOftheOldRepublic

24th Jun '17 6:23:04 PM ImpudentInfidel
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*** The game came out two years before Episode 3, nobody involved knew about the lighting thing. This is the system the EU had in place before the movie retconned it.
23rd Jun '17 11:53:59 PM Wolf101
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** The Selkath aren't pacifists, they're politically neutral. It's not that they won't get involved in a fight, it's that they wont get involved in ''this'' fight. They strictly enforce the peace because their planet is not at war and they'd like to keep it that way.
21st Jun '17 5:54:16 PM 134340Goat
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*The Selkath are overt pacifists who will fine and possibly arrest you for merely making a threat of violence. And yet the very first Selkath you meet sells plasma grenades and thermal detonators along with medpacks. Logic? Is there any?
24th May '17 7:14:36 AM Allronix
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** Well, Carth was heavily affiliated with the Republic, and his piloting skills ended up being essential. T3 was needed for his slicing skills. Zaalbar had sworn a Life Debt to Revan, so good luck trying to get him to go away. And Mission wouldn't want to be separated from Big Z, not to mention that she had a number of useful talents herself (stealth, demolitions, etc). The only one who really doesn't make sense is Canderous, since he ''did'' used to be a sworn enemy of the Republic and there was no guarantee that he wouldn't stab everybody in the back.

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** Well, Carth was heavily affiliated with the Republic, and his piloting skills ended up being essential. T3 was needed for his slicing skills. Zaalbar had sworn a Life Debt to Revan, so good luck trying to get him to go away. And Mission wouldn't want to be separated from Big Z, not to mention that she had a number of useful talents herself (stealth, demolitions, etc). The only one who really doesn't make sense is Canderous, since he ''did'' used to be a sworn enemy of the Republic and there was no guarantee that he wouldn't stab everybody in the back. However, he has a pretty good case for being "co-owner" of the Ebon Hawk, doubly so since everyone above him in Davik's chain of command isn't around to say he stole it (and, being a Mando, he could argue it's his by right of "spoils of battle" anyway)



*** Juhani is a padawan, Jolee's been out of contact for 40 years and Revan always wore a mask. Since there are hundreds of Jedi at this point in history, the arrival of a few is not going to cause that much panic amoung Sith forces. Also, while the actual Dark Jedi with probably know her, not every single Sith trooper is going to know what Bastila looks like.

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*** Juhani is a padawan, Jolee's been out of contact for 40 years and Revan always wore a mask. Since there are hundreds of Jedi at this point in history, the arrival of a few is not going to cause that much panic amoung among Sith forces. Also, while the actual Dark Jedi with probably know her, not every single Sith trooper is going to know what Bastila looks like.
4th Mar '17 1:28:29 AM Kreyghun
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*** If the explanation for nobody recognizing him is supposed to the mask, then the real question should be why nobody was in the slighest bit concerned about a Jedi wearing a Vader-looking mask during his entire life. It's a plot hole no matter which way you look at it. The player character is both the most dangerous and the most famous person in the galaxy. Even if you don't assume news channels throughout the galaxy broadcasted a hologram of his appearance, which is a huge stretch, there are still dozens of Jedi walking around on Dantooine and dozens of Sith walking around on Korriban. Someone should have recognized the player character, and the Jedi Masters who brainwashed him should have anticipated that happening. Yet nobody does. But when it suddenly becomes convenient for the plot, characters do recognize you, like the isolated Rakata on the final planet, even though they couldn't have, because Revan was wearing his Darth mask when he first went there, whereas the player character doesn't.
14th Jan '17 10:24:18 AM nombretomado
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** The Revan novel is essentially KotoR 3, wrapping up the loose ends from KotoR 1 and 2 (where did Revan and the Exile go), and leads into SWTOR. The development of SWTOR started right around the time Star Wars: Galaxies was ''really'' going downhill, and LucasArts yanked Sony's license shortly thereafter and gave it to Bioware. It may have been a case of ExecutiveMeddling: "Make us an MMO because the old Star Wars MMO is tanking, and we want to keep that market open."

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** The Revan novel is essentially KotoR 3, wrapping up the loose ends from KotoR 1 and 2 (where did Revan and the Exile go), and leads into SWTOR. The development of SWTOR started right around the time Star Wars: Galaxies was ''really'' going downhill, and LucasArts Creator/LucasArts yanked Sony's license shortly thereafter and gave it to Bioware. It may have been a case of ExecutiveMeddling: "Make us an MMO because the old Star Wars MMO is tanking, and we want to keep that market open."
30th Aug '16 6:28:22 AM Wolf101
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** Revan installed the ''interface'' and locked it down. Presumably if you had the time you could dismantle it and access the database directly. I have no idea how the interface translates a dead language to Basic however.
8th Jul '16 4:49:51 AM 134340Goat
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* About the Star Map on Kashyyyk - what's with the whole "programmed only to open for Revan" thing? The map is thousands of years old. You're telling me Revan and Malak were the first ones to find the damn thing, and, despite having 90% of questions asked result in a data error, Revan was able to program the computer to only respond to him? Furthermore, why is it a hologram of a Rakata speaking Basic? Revan didn't learn the Rakatan language until he went to the planet with Malak and ripped it from their minds using the Force. The whole thing just feels like one enormous plothole.
3rd Mar '16 2:49:39 PM Gnoizic
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*** Alternately: Malak knows Revan is alive, but at least initially has no way of knowing how much Revan remembers. At first, he may simply assume Revan hasn't lost his memory at all, so destroying the Star Maps (or overtly protecting them) would do no good whatsoever. After discovering that Revan is indeed going to the worlds with Star Maps on them (and, perhaps, hearing something from a spy or elsewhere detailing the entire Jedi plot), Malak seems to piece enough together, though even in his confrontation with Revan, he starts off assuming that Revan already remembers who he was before the Jedi reprogrammed his mind. He's noticeably taken aback when Revan has no idea of the truth at first. After their escape from the Leviathan, Revan and the crew of the Ebon Hawk only have one Star Map to find. Perhaps Malak figured there wasn't enough time to foil their plans (or that Revan had already found the final Map already), continued on his way to Lehon and proceeded to turn Bastila to the Dark Side, waiting for Revan with the full power of the Star Forge at his command.
3rd Mar '16 1:48:04 PM Gnoizic
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**** And then you get down to "Well why doesn't Revan just OneManArmy his way into the Sith Academy on Korriban (or just fly into the Valley of the Dark Lords and blast open the door to the Star Map)?" or "Why doesn't Revan just take over the Leviathan?" or "Why doesn't Revan just MindRape the Sand People into taking him to Tatooine's Star Map?" or "Why doesn't Revan just cut through Czerka's barrier on Kashyyyk?" or "Why couldn't Revan just Force-jump up to the landing platform on the Rakatan temple?" (or anywhere, for that matter) C'mon. It wouldn't've been much of a game if we could just *ahem* Force our way to the things we wanted.
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