History Headscratchers / StarWarsBattlefront

23rd Nov '15 1:19:52 PM Luigifan
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** When I played through the campaign and beat it I thought you caused an AlternateUniverse where the rebels [[TheBadGuyWins WERE completely crushed on Hoth]], but I'm not sure that is correct. If this isn't true, the narrator dying sounds like the likely explanation.

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** When I played through the campaign and beat it it, I thought you caused an AlternateUniverse where the rebels [[TheBadGuyWins WERE completely crushed on Hoth]], but I'm not sure that is correct. If this isn't true, the narrator dying sounds like the likely explanation.



** [[WildMassGuessing It's not the lightsaber that deflects it, but the Jedi using the Force]]. After all, in Star Wars Episode V, Darth Vader deflects Han Solo's blaster without a lightsaber. The LaserSword likely just serves as a somatic placebo to help the Jedi time the reaction right (The same reason for all the over-the-top flamboyant motions with any other violent use of the force)
*** Vader's didn't use the force to block Han's shot expect maybe to move his hand in the way. Vader's hand is made of Mandalorian Iron so it can absorb blaster fire.

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** [[WildMassGuessing It's not the lightsaber that deflects it, but the Jedi using the Force]]. After all, in Star Wars Episode V, Darth Vader deflects Han Solo's blaster without a lightsaber. The LaserSword likely just serves as a somatic placebo to help the Jedi time the reaction right (The (the same reason for all the over-the-top flamboyant motions with any other violent use of the force)
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*** Vader's Vader didn't use the force Force to block Han's shot expect except maybe to move his hand in the way. Vader's hand is made of Mandalorian Iron Iron, so it can absorb blaster fire.



*** Also, remember that blocking takes up stamina, I.E. force power, meaning that by blocking they prepare for everything by having both lightsaber and force ready to defend them.

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*** Also, remember that blocking takes up stamina, I.E. force power, meaning that by blocking blocking, they prepare for everything by having both lightsaber and force ready to defend them.



** It's even worse when playing on the Death Star in the same era. With Obi-Wan and the Emperor as the Hero characters no less.

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** It's even worse when playing on the Death Star in the same era. With Obi-Wan and the Emperor as the Hero characters characters, no less.



** Out-of-universe answer: its much easier and cheaper to use the same models as much as possible. In-universe is technically the same thing. If you can use the same shell/case for multiple weapons, why wouldn't you? The internal parts are different, obviously, but making only one casing for three weapons makes getting replacement parts easier. Not sure about Fett's blaster, but physically it does look similar to the E-11 BlasTech blaster rifle the stormtroopers use. As for the grenade launcher, there are only so many ways you can make one. I've got nothing for the Tri-Fighter, except that it makes the Tri-Fighter worth flying in the game. It, in my experience, is the weakest fighter, so having the highest rate of fire helps it out.

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** Out-of-universe answer: its it's much easier and cheaper to use the same models as much as possible. In-universe is technically the same thing. If you can use the same shell/case for multiple weapons, why wouldn't you? The internal parts are different, obviously, but making only one casing for three weapons makes getting replacement parts easier. Not sure about Fett's blaster, but physically physically, it does look similar to the E-11 BlasTech blaster rifle the stormtroopers use. As for the grenade launcher, there are only so many ways you can make one. I've got nothing for the Tri-Fighter, except that it makes the Tri-Fighter worth flying in the game. It, in my experience, is the weakest fighter, so having the highest rate of fire helps it out.
12th Oct '15 4:17:56 PM Drexalnewb11
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*** Actually, if you delve into the expanded universe, you learn that after Hoth, the 501st was given a paid leave, and didn't come back into service until after the Rebels won on Endor.
17th Sep '15 12:44:53 PM YeOldeLuke
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***Also AI soldiers fire at waist-height, meaning they ''never'' hit Ewoks, so your AI teammates will hemorrhage all your reinforcement points without helping the fight at all.
24th Aug '15 4:35:35 PM DeltaDart
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* Why is just about EVERY vehicle laser red?
12th Aug '14 2:54:20 PM MrUnderhill
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** Just because the clones all use Jango's template doesn't mean they all sound exactly like him. Take ''[[VideoGame/StarWarsRepublicCommando Republic Commando]]'', for example. Delta Squad consists entirely of Jango clones, but all of them have unique quirks and specialties, and only Boss is voiced by Morrison. (And amusingly, the Republic announcer is ''Sev's'' voice.)
12th Jun '14 4:00:00 AM Koveras
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* Wait, so... in the campaign, it says that it's Jedi who stole the plans for the Death Star. I thought [[DarkForcesSaga Kyle Katarn]] did that?

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* Wait, so... in the campaign, it says that it's Jedi who stole the plans for the Death Star. I thought [[DarkForcesSaga [[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Kyle Katarn]] did that?



** It's likely half-deliberately overpowering Jedi characters (at least in the first game) and half-not really putting any effort into how the lightsaber reacts to non-lightsaber things in-game - note that in games where the lightsaber is more common, like the DarkForcesSaga, explosives and [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter slugs]] (unless enveloped in energy, like with the Imperial Repeater) won't be deflected.

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** It's likely half-deliberately overpowering Jedi characters (at least in the first game) and half-not really putting any effort into how the lightsaber reacts to non-lightsaber things in-game - note that in games where the lightsaber is more common, like the DarkForcesSaga, VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga, explosives and [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter slugs]] (unless enveloped in energy, like with the Imperial Repeater) won't be deflected.
9th Apr '14 11:38:15 AM gilda4ever
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** [[RuleOfFun Because it's fun.]]
28th Aug '13 8:06:38 PM Willbyr
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** [[RuleOfFun Rule of Fair Play]], dude. The droids already have a lot going their way: [[hottip:*: Ability to survive on the outside of Polis Massa, faster fighters, Droidekas, plus their troop carriers carry more troops.]]

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** [[RuleOfFun Rule of Fair Play]], dude. The droids already have a lot going their way: [[hottip:*: Ability way:[[note]]Ability to survive on the outside of Polis Massa, faster fighters, Droidekas, plus their troop carriers carry more troops.]][[/note]]
7th Jul '13 9:33:33 PM Historian1912
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** Out-of-universe answer: its much easier and cheaper to use the same models as much as possible. In-universe is technically the same thing. If you can use the same shell/case for multiple weapons, why wouldn't you? The internal parts are different, obviously, but making only one casing for three weapons makes getting replacement parts easier. Not sure about Fett's blaster, but physically it does look similar to the E-11 BlasTech blaster rifle the stormtroopers use. As for the grenade launcher, there are only so many ways you can make one. I've got nothing for the Tri-Fighter, except that it makes the Tri-Fighter worth flying in the game. It, in my experience it is the weakest fighter, so having the highest rate of fire helps it out.

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** Out-of-universe answer: its much easier and cheaper to use the same models as much as possible. In-universe is technically the same thing. If you can use the same shell/case for multiple weapons, why wouldn't you? The internal parts are different, obviously, but making only one casing for three weapons makes getting replacement parts easier. Not sure about Fett's blaster, but physically it does look similar to the E-11 BlasTech blaster rifle the stormtroopers use. As for the grenade launcher, there are only so many ways you can make one. I've got nothing for the Tri-Fighter, except that it makes the Tri-Fighter worth flying in the game. It, in my experience it experience, is the weakest fighter, so having the highest rate of fire helps it out.
8th Apr '13 2:53:04 PM Thecommander236
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* Something about the CIS faction bugs me...Specifically, the vehicles. Most of them are some form of droid (Vulture droid, Tri-fighters, Hailfire droids, etc.)...and yet the Clones can use them if they cut into one or find an empty one. For the droid-[=PCs=], I can accept that they swap AIs or something, but how, exactly, does an organic drive a droid?
** [[RuleOfFun Rule of Fair Play]], dude. The droids already have alot going their way: [[hottip:*: Ability to survive on the outside of Polis Massa, faster fighters, Droidekas, plus their troop carriers carry more troops.]]

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* Something about the CIS faction bugs me...Specifically, the vehicles. Most of them are some form of droid (Vulture droid, Tri-fighters, Tri-Fighters, Hailfire droids, etc.)...and yet the Clones can use them if they cut into one or find an empty one. For the droid-[=PCs=], I can accept that they swap AIs or something, but how, exactly, does an organic drive a droid?
** [[RuleOfFun Rule of Fair Play]], dude. The droids already have alot a lot going their way: [[hottip:*: Ability to survive on the outside of Polis Massa, faster fighters, Droidekas, plus their troop carriers carry more troops.]]



*** This can be fixed if you take up modding. I'm a modder, and it isn't hard to make vehicles inacessible to the other side.

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*** This can be fixed if you take up modding. I'm a modder, and it isn't hard to make vehicles inacessible inaccessible to the other side.



* Why does the campaign end before Endor? I know the Empire ultimately loses, but an Unwinnable Battle could still be an effective end, not to mention that the Emperor specifically refers to the forces on Endor as "a legion of the Empire's best troops" or something to that effect.

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* Why does the campaign end before Endor? I know the Empire ultimately loses, but an Unwinnable Battle a battle that is not winnable could still be an effective end, not to mention that the Emperor specifically refers to the forces on Endor as "a legion of the Empire's best troops" or something to that effect.



** I imagine that having the player lose to a bunch of teddy bears would undercut the claim that the 501st were the best of the best. Granted, plenty of of people have already complained that the Emporer's claims about his so called best legion are already undercut by the movie, but I guess the game developers were making sure they didn't make the same mistake.

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** I imagine that having the player lose to a bunch of teddy bears would undercut the claim that the 501st were the best of the best. Granted, plenty of of people have already complained that the Emporer's Emperor's claims about his so called best legion are already undercut by the movie, but I guess the game developers were making sure they didn't make the same mistake.



* How is it you can play on Tantive IV in the Clone Wars era if that ship wasn't built until after the clone wars ended? They could've easily just left the Clone Wars unavaible to choose on that location instead of defying time and space.

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* How is it you can play on Tantive IV in the Clone Wars era if that ship wasn't built until after the clone wars ended? They could've easily just left the Clone Wars unavaible unavailable to choose on that location instead of defying time and space.



*** I guess the only limit was that the creators couldn't get some of the maps balanced if they went with noncanon factions (Hoth, Endor, Geonosis). Impossibility of something physically happening does not stop the resulting battles from being awesome, though.

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*** I guess the only limit was that the creators couldn't get some of the maps balanced if they went with noncanon non-canon factions (Hoth, Endor, Geonosis). Impossibility of something physically happening does not stop the resulting battles from being awesome, though.



** Out-of-universe answer: its much easier and cheaper to use the same models as much as possible. In-universe is technically the same thing. If you can use the same shell/case for multiple weapons, why wouldn't you? The internal parts are different, obviously, but making only one casing for three weapons makes getting replacement parts easier. Not sure about Fett's blaster, but physically it does look similar to the E-11 BlasTech blaster rifle the stormtroopers use. As for the grenade launcher, there are only so many ways you can make one. I've got nothing for the trifighter, except that it makes the trifighter worth flying in the game. It, in my experience it is the weakest fighter, so having the highest rate of fire helps itt out.

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** Out-of-universe answer: its much easier and cheaper to use the same models as much as possible. In-universe is technically the same thing. If you can use the same shell/case for multiple weapons, why wouldn't you? The internal parts are different, obviously, but making only one casing for three weapons makes getting replacement parts easier. Not sure about Fett's blaster, but physically it does look similar to the E-11 BlasTech blaster rifle the stormtroopers use. As for the grenade launcher, there are only so many ways you can make one. I've got nothing for the trifighter, Tri-Fighter, except that it makes the trifighter Tri-Fighter worth flying in the game. It, in my experience it is the weakest fighter, so having the highest rate of fire helps itt it out.
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