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Title: Imperial Commando 2 - Cancelled
Post by: IC-1989 on November 19, 2009, 04:22:12 AM
This topic contains 501st spoilers, so if you haven't read the book:
DON"T READ ANY FURTHER!

Ok lets list some events that may happen in ImpCom2:
- Isabeth Reau finds out her husband Dred Priest is dead, maybe she finds a lead to the Skirata clan?
- Darman, Niner and Rede go on a mission to Mandalore to find Altis. While Darman and Niner are secretly planning to desert.
Rede might be a problem for them if he's too loyal to the Empire. Maybe he even will expose the clan to the Empire?
- Holy Roly finds out about the Emperor being a Sith?
- Ny and Kal marry?
- Uthan finds a cure?
- Arla get's normal enough...?
- Kal dies?

Anyway, this is just a beginning. Just tell what you think/want to happen in the final book.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (SPOILERS!)
Post by: Noldorin Mando on November 19, 2009, 03:18:53 PM
I'm thinking Reau calls in a few favours with Death Watch buddies and tries to annihinate the Skiratas, and that Scout winds up being adopted by Gilamar, after he and Uthan marry.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (SPOILERS!)
Post by: IC-1989 on November 19, 2009, 03:49:07 PM
That would be Kal's nightmare: the Death Watch and the Empire trying to whipe out his clan.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (SPOILERS!)
Post by: Noldorin Mando on November 19, 2009, 03:59:03 PM
Meh, I think the Watch will be wiped out rather easily.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (SPOILERS!)
Post by: IC-1989 on November 19, 2009, 05:28:31 PM
We don't know how big it is. Dred Priest was talking about troops in ImpCom.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Mereel Skirata on December 02, 2009, 10:41:44 AM
Sorry to burst your guys's bubbles, but there isn't going to be a an RC2.  :( :(

http://karentraviss.typepad.com/blog/
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Fenn Shysa on December 02, 2009, 11:20:04 AM
That is the worst news I have heard all year. - I just finished IC 1 and (until just now) was so looking forward to IC2.

And it sounds like nobody will be writing an IC sequel; due to the Mandalorian-canon changes.

Who's bright idea was it change to irreparably change Mandalorians anyway? - I would like to send that person a stongly-worded letter attached to an even stronger brick.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: IC-1136 on December 02, 2009, 03:43:30 PM
It is a sin what the Cartoon is doing to the Mandos.  Disgusting.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on December 02, 2009, 04:33:09 PM
once again, I belive you're overreacting...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: IC-1989 on December 02, 2009, 05:38:33 PM
This is just the worst news I could get right now...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: shadowxander on December 02, 2009, 06:31:54 PM
I read the blog and everything and all I can say is WTF?  Somebody is not paying attention at all and ImpCom is suffering the consequences.  This Mando pacifist revolution business is a separate splinter faction that up and left Mandalore behind, moving to a different planet entirely.  I don't know who's not checking their damn facts, but this is ridiculous.  Even if the publisher or whoever doesn't have access to the Holocron, the stuff's all over Wookieepedia and several other reputable internet sites.  Look over this thread (http://forum.clonecommandos.net/index.php?topic=1961.0) for details if you're curious.  I cannot fathom how screwed over all of this is getting and I am beyond pissed to hear there's not going even going to be an ImpCom 2 now.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: IC-1989 on December 02, 2009, 06:42:25 PM
So correct me if I'm wrong:
It's because of the Clone Wars that there isn't coming a IC2?
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: shadowxander on December 02, 2009, 06:56:51 PM
It's because somebody, somewhere can't get their crap together.  Early on in the conceptual stage, they mentioned "Pacifist Mando" and that was it apparently.  Since, they've stated that it was a splinter faction--the New Mandalorians, much like Jaster Mereel's True Mandalorians--that wanted to be more peaceful and left Mandalore to go to a different planet, Kalevala.  But it's like nobody's paid attention to the newer updates at all.  They've got this one thought in their head and boom!  Death to ImpCom.  Again, WTF?
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: H-BOMB on December 02, 2009, 07:00:37 PM
Aw. Oh well. That's it I guess.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on December 02, 2009, 07:11:36 PM
and again, relax

"take a chill pill, dude. If ya don't got a chill pill, take a chill strip! Put it on your tongue- it melts!"
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: IC-1989 on December 02, 2009, 07:13:01 PM
It's because somebody, somewhere can't get their crap together.  Early on in the conceptual stage, they mentioned "Pacifist Mando" and that was it apparently.  Since, they've stated that it was a splinter faction--the New Mandalorians, much like Jaster Mereel's True Mandalorians--that wanted to be more peaceful and left Mandalore to go to a different planet, Kalevala.  But it's like nobody's paid attention to the newer updates at all.  They've got this one thought in their head and boom!  Death to ImpCom.  Again, WTF?
That was what I was thinking. I didn't saw this coming...it's just shabla osik
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on December 02, 2009, 10:22:55 PM
Ugh, I can't even comment on this or I'm gonna explode into a fiery rant of doom.  Anybody who's a friend on FB should already know how pissed I am. >:D >:D
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Dha'ward Krayt on December 03, 2009, 12:10:58 AM
Ugh, I can't even comment on this or I'm gonna explode into a fiery rant of doom.  Anybody who's a friend on FB should already know how pissed I am. >:D >:D
Yeah. *is scared of Mia*
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on December 03, 2009, 01:02:12 AM
lolz  There, there, Ward'ika. :P
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: IC-1136 on December 03, 2009, 10:27:48 AM
I think ImpCom was canceled because Madalore was Nuked and inhabitable so the whole story of the Skirata Clan Hiding on Mandalore makes no sense now.  Don't quote me on this.  I think this is what I read.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Fenn Shysa on December 03, 2009, 11:09:29 AM
That's what I took from the blog as well.
I also got the sense that Mandalore was nuked and inhabitable a long time ago (long before the timeframes in any of the RC books) - It in effect nullifies anything Mandolorian related in any of the books. (Becuase, the Mandos were all ready pacifists, etc.)
As 36 said, don't quote me on this - but its the impression I got.

If it is the case, I think it breaks with Lucas' Canon on so many levels.
Was there ever a Death Watch? - How does that affect where Jengo came from? What about Boba, i.e. is he still Mandolorian; but just not  a pacifist?

It seems like they are literally re-writting history (albeit a fictious, yet awesomely cool history)

Like Xander said, it seems so short-sighted and rash.
That's the best their high-priced writers could come with?
-Its shameful and downright crumby

"Coming Home in Body Bag 2? - That's the best you can come up with?" - True Romance
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: IC-1136 on December 03, 2009, 12:29:30 PM
This change in Cannon will pretty much kill a lot of the EU. 
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Noldorin Mando on December 03, 2009, 03:27:17 PM
*reads* ...Al'ir'yc mir'osik'la shab'la chakaar'yc hutuun'la dikut'la mir'osik'ade!


How in the holy f*** could they do this? 'Oh, let's rewrite a quarter of the franchise!' No, you dumbasses! By God, Yaweh and Allah, why does the Administration always screw up? Right, now that they've sent everything to hell in a handbasket, not much else worth sticking around for, is there?
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: IC-1989 on December 03, 2009, 04:04:53 PM
I think the only thing we can hope for now is that another writer continues the series, how awkward it might be...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: IC-1136 on December 03, 2009, 04:15:18 PM
It won't be the same without KT.  No one has a love for the Mandos like she does.  This is Blasphomy!  This is madness!
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: IC-1989 on December 03, 2009, 04:20:30 PM
I know, but if it stays like this it almost feels like Sev's fate.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on December 03, 2009, 05:58:33 PM
Shame, shame...







Have I made it known that I hate Lucas?
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on December 03, 2009, 08:30:04 PM
you guys are just over the top...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on December 04, 2009, 01:48:58 AM
I know, but if it stays like this it almost feels like Sev's fate.
Thank you, this is exactly what I said.  It's like "Haha, we're doing it again!"  But at least KT bothered to say, even unofficially, that stuff works out and everybody has a happy ending.  Sorta.  As happy as we knew it would be.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: IC-1989 on December 04, 2009, 07:50:22 AM
Yeah but that isn't official, that is what she would write   :grumpy:
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Null ARC Trooper on February 04, 2010, 05:27:07 PM
First, I really don't like the directions they are taking Mandalore.

So we should revolt, and change that!

Second, Karren could somehow accidentally release what she had writen fro IC2. Where it just slipped out of her fingers, into the wrong hands.  :P

Third, Lucasarts, I think is going into the expanded universe a bit too much. Even though the movies were amazing, they probably shouldn't have reaveled Anakin that way. People are upset about that. They started to go into Boba Fett's history a little too much, I love Mandalorians, but I liked him being somewhat secretive. Yes there are other things they did that people didn't like. Counting Jar-Jar. But I won't list any more right now.
 
This is our fantasy, and Lucasarts is screwing up the best, by being politically correct, naive, and going somewhere they actually shouldn't.

I guess this is just politics.

I was looking forward  to IC2 soo much, this ruined alot. It'll be hard to read them the same way.
And if Lucasarts ever makes RC2. I don't know how that would work if they continue to move the Mandalorian idea in this direction. It'd simply be contradictory, Only unless, the "gang" disregarded the new Mandalorian vision and became, idependent?

They are not being very respnsible right now. Including Battlefront 3/Online. They love there litle cartoon to much.

NG/FF/C/NAT
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 04, 2010, 09:15:23 PM
oy... you know what, I'm not even going to reply to this. I've said the exact same things so many times... just go look at any of the other threads about the Mandalorians in the Clone wars, and KT leaving. Seriously.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Null ARC Trooper on February 04, 2010, 11:36:11 PM
oy... you know what, I'm not even going to reply to this. I've said the exact same things so many times... just go look at any of the other threads about the Mandalorians in the Clone wars, and KT leaving. Seriously.

Looks like you did reply though.  o.0
Some of us have something called lives Vlet, we don't have time to read all the older posts. If you don't want to read or say the same things, nobody is making you.

If the mod's thought this, then they would delete the new topics that people have made and make everybody post in the one topic. So, I think you're alone in this debate.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 04, 2010, 11:44:33 PM
Actually, that's not exactly how it works. The point is, since the events in question are interconnected, all these disparate threads end up repeating the same arguments time and time again, since only a few people seem to read every post. The point is, I get tired listening to people freak out over something over and over. It's hardly my fault that you didn't read the other threads, just as it's not your fault that I'm too annoyed to post the same reply here that I've posted at least seven times already. For the exact same argument. Also, this was hardly a "debate," seeing as I originally wasn't planning on responding with an argument at all. You made a silly assumption about what they're doing, and why KT left, because you (just like so many other people across the net) made an instinctive response.

As an example, you say that Lucas is being politically correct. By doing what, portraying the only pacifists in this season as fools who can't acknowledge that they have voilent people all around, who fake everything to make themselves seem better? By having the Death Watch beat them up, because of their nonviolent techniques? Please.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Null ARC Trooper on February 05, 2010, 12:17:20 AM
I have no obligation or duty to read the previous threads. We didn't freak out over something, I only was stating my opinion. As these matters do arise, it is sensless to worry over trivial things such as Star Wars. As you can see in this world, every one would love "world peace". I am not saying anything is wrong with that, it's a wonderful idea. But this is a fictional universe. The movement Lucasarts is taking, shows to be in the pacifist direction. This is fine, but when they shift all them into one direction save one antagonist. They are only doing the most simplest of plots. Sure they might be trying to teach kids about modernistic views, but I don't see why they have to choose Mandalorians.  That's really all I was saying. I don't like the idea of Mandalorians being completely pacifist. They were, and should continue being merc's. I don't like this futile bickering.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 05, 2010, 12:26:58 AM
"Most simplest of plots," huh? Then kindly explain why Satine's position is shown to be flawed, impractical, useless, immobilizing? Why does the "opening thought" thing read "if you ignore the past, you jeopardize the future"? Why is it that she loses in the end? Why is it shown that those who wish for peace at any cost must disavow basic facts to preserve their illusions? You argument makes no sense. They also do continue to be mercenary warriors, as I have stated in every other area: every credible source says the New Mandalorians lose. Period. The Death Watch drives them off or shoots them. No one says they stay pacifist, very few (only the foolish, it seems) belive that all Mandalorians but those few Death Watch we see are New Mandalorians. It simply isn't like that, and everyone in Lucasarts has said that.

By the way, when someone says they need to revolt over something like this, I'd say they're overreacting. It is indeed senseless to worry about trivial things such as this, so your "revolt" comment seems rather laughable. You have no obligation to read previous threads, unless of course you actually want to know what you're talking about. When you post an argument that's been done before, in the exact same way, simply because you didn't read other places, I belive it's called spam.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on February 05, 2010, 01:08:37 AM
Hey Null ARC, old buddy, old pal, old chum of mine...why don't you go and poke your head into the The "New Mandalorians" thread or maybe the Clone Wars - Season 2 thread.  Good stuff in there.

Some of us have something called lives Vlet, we don't have time to read all the older posts. If you don't want to read or say the same things, nobody is making you.
You're right, some of us do have lives.  And when we take the time out of them to come here, those of us with lives know that reading some of the older posts before blabbing repeated stuff all over again is kinda how forums work.  And those of us with lives also know it's not nice to start crap when sombody reminds you of that.  Just saying...as somebody who has a life.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Rune on February 05, 2010, 12:18:12 PM
Hey, I'm really hacked off about this as well, but if Lucas says that all Mando'ade that aren't the Death Watch are pacifists, instead of the proud warrior culture that we've all fallen in love with, he can kovid lo'shebs'ul narit. I know what I'm choosing to believe about them, at any rate.

Also, just because there won't be an Imperial Commando Two for the forseeable future doesn't mean we can't speculate on what will happen. Just because they aren't writing it doesn't mean it won't take place in the unrecorded history of most of the Clone Wars.

So do you guys want to bring this back on topic, or take the discussion to Xan'ika's thread (http://forum.clonecommandos.net/index.php?topic=1961.140) about the New Mandalorians?
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 05, 2010, 04:44:35 PM
Hey, I'm really hacked off about this as well, but if Lucas says that all Mando'ade that aren't the Death Watch are pacifists, instead of the proud warrior culture that we've all fallen in love with, he can kovid lo'shebs'ul narit. I know what I'm choosing to believe about them, at any rate.

he says that only the New Mandalorians are pacifists, no need to worry.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Rune on February 05, 2010, 06:00:10 PM
Oh. You mean all of my ranting has been in vain? Shab! Rofl.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 05, 2010, 06:09:55 PM
yeah, only the NM say Mandalorians are pacifists, and no one listens to them...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Rune on February 05, 2010, 07:21:22 PM
Definately not. We give them lots of advice though . . . turns out pacifism fits in a lot of small places . . .
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: IC-1989 on February 12, 2010, 10:05:46 PM
Huray Imperial Commando 2 is coming!  :D

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And yes, the plans are to move forward with Imperial Commando #2. No definite pub date yet.

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Awesome!! Can you tell us who the new author is?

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No, not yet. I will as soon as I can, though.

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They weren't with the last contract, but when the new contract was announced Sue said that the game books were built in this time, Including ImpCom and whatever adaptations/tie ins were to come.

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Yep, that's right. It's pretty confusing, though. Books get added, formats get changed, pub dates are moved around....... All I know for sure is that we're heading into a three-day weekend!!!!
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 12, 2010, 10:23:24 PM
what? source? link? IS THIS FOR REAL?!?!?
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: IC-1989 on February 12, 2010, 10:25:31 PM
Sue Rostoni, you cant get a better source than that check my previos post!
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 12, 2010, 10:27:56 PM
okay, I though they had a new... oh... you added stuff. COOL!
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Scorch8015 on February 12, 2010, 10:28:56 PM
This is so awesome! This totally made my week. Yes, I am that much of a Star Wars addict...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: IC-1989 on February 12, 2010, 10:29:48 PM
Whieeee I'm so happy... I'm like Sev making a perfect headshot.... :P 8) :blush: :D
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 12, 2010, 10:30:06 PM
and that's how we know you fit, vod!
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (contains 501st SPOILERS!)
Post by: IC-1989 on February 12, 2010, 10:32:19 PM
I've found this on Amazon but it's probably not very reliable. Anyways:
Product Description
In this followup to "Star Wars: Imperial Commando: 501st" the Clone Wars are over, and the Republic commandos now wear the white armor of the stormtroopers in service to the Empire. But not all those commandos are loyal to the Emperor, turning the fight against the rebels into a war between clone brothers! The newly-fledged Empire is strengthening its foothold on Mandalore, but Kal Skirata's clan of clone deserters and fugitive Jedi face a new threat as an older, more insidious enemy emerges from decades in hiding. The Death Watch is back. The loathed Mandalorian hardliners - the brutal nationalist faction that murdered Jango Fett's parents - are now on the Imperial payroll, threatening to bring civil war to the Mandalore sector. As Clan Skirata prepares to settle old scores, knowing they may lose the battle, Imperial commandos Darman and Niner arrive on a covert mission that will put them on a collision course with their former brothers. Their task: to hunt down and kill eccentric Jedi Master Djinn Altis, an unlikely ally of Clan Skirata. But Darman has plans of his own that he hasn't even revealed to Niner. He's come looking for his son, Kad. The galaxy is a dangerous place for a kid who's half-Force user, half clone, and Darman's set on getting Kad out of the reach of both the Emperor and the last of the Jedi any way he can - even if that means taking on the man he's always called father.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 12, 2010, 10:34:24 PM
if that's true, I think I'll like it a lot!
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: IC-1989 on February 12, 2010, 10:36:49 PM
Except for the stormtrooper armor....
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Scorch8015 on February 12, 2010, 10:39:38 PM
If that description is accurate, that sounds  like a very exciting story, and I can't wait for it to come out.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: IC-1989 on February 12, 2010, 10:41:57 PM
I'm wondering who the new author is. Karen Miller?
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 12, 2010, 10:42:43 PM
I'll be okay with anyone other than Denning.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on February 12, 2010, 11:47:42 PM
I'm wondering who the new author is. Karen Miller?
Oh please no!  No no no no no!  After forcing myself through Clone Wars: Wild Space, she better not be the one doing ImpCom 2 or I'll puke. :yuck:  Seriously.  That's a BAD idea!  Please, please Sue don't do that to us.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 12, 2010, 11:49:23 PM
Zhan... hey, I can dream, right?
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Mark on February 13, 2010, 12:24:44 AM
I just want to throw this out there - that description may have been written months ago when they were still planning for Karen Traviss to have finished it and publish it by now.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Kyr'am Galaar on February 13, 2010, 12:28:04 AM
Whoever the new author is, he/she had better do a good job. I've had high expectations for books after reading Hard Contact. And the RC books just got better and better.

Absolutely NO one can replace Karen Traviss.

Okay, I'm done. :P
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Kyr'am Galaar on February 13, 2010, 12:29:20 AM
I just want to throw this out there - that description may have been written months ago when they were still planning for Karen Traviss to have finished it and publish it by now.

That's possible, actually. Thanks for pointing that out, Mark.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Rune on February 13, 2010, 12:34:59 AM
Hope for the best, plan for the worst. Ret'lini, right? This author may write more books, they may be good ones that do the series justice, or they may all stink and have the clones turn against Kal and Vau, stealing their armor and fleeing for the rim. I'm not going to expect too much.







Okay, GAH, the suspense is killing me! They had better shabla well make it a good one. If they make it. -prays-
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on February 13, 2010, 12:47:38 AM
I'm pretty sure that was the original plot outline since I remember reading that at the same time Traviss first said she was leaving and having a "Y'mean I'm not gonna get to read that??!!" kind of moment.

I'm in positive mode lately so hopefully the author's gonna be somebody who respects the material and slides in effortlessly, picking up that plot and running with it like a champ. :D
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on February 13, 2010, 04:24:58 AM
I'm pretty sure that was the original plot outline since I remember reading that at the same time Traviss first said she was leaving and having a "Y'mean I'm not gonna get to read that??!!" kind of moment.

I'm in positive mode lately so hopefully the author's gonna be somebody who respects the material and slides in effortlessly, picking up that plot and running with it like a champ. :D

i wouldnt place too much faith in that, vod'ika.

I just want to throw this out there - that description may have been written months ago when they were still planning for Karen Traviss to have finished it and publish it by now.

that is what I was thinking.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: IC-1989 on February 13, 2010, 11:14:19 AM
I just want to throw this out there - that description may have been written months ago when they were still planning for Karen Traviss to have finished it and publish it by now.
Very likely Mark.

Here's a repost of the things Sue said, there pretty recent:
Date Posted: Jan 12, 2010 09:02 AM
Sue, since you mention Imperial Commando novels, does that mean there's still work going into the series?
And yes, the plans are to move forward with Imperial Commando #2. No definite pub date yet.


Date Posted: Jan 12, 2010 11:58 AM
Awesome!! Can you tell us who the new author is?
No, not yet. I will as soon as I can, though.


Date Posted: Feb 12, 2010 10:18 AM
They weren't with the last contract, but when the new contract was announced Sue said that the game books were built in this time, Including ImpCom and whatever adaptations/tie ins were to come.
Yep, that's right. It's pretty confusing, though. Books get added, formats get changed, pub dates are moved around....... All I know for sure is that we're heading into a three-day weekend!!!!
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Scorch8015 on February 13, 2010, 01:36:12 PM
Mark, good point about how that description might have been written awhile ago when they were planning for Karen Traviss to write the books.  Since Imperial Commando 1 ended on a cliffhanger, there are a lot of ways that whoever they decide the author should be could take the story and run with it. Still, that summary sounded cool, so I hope it was at least partially accurate... 

Everyone, I have to say that I really hope Karen Miller doesn't get to write Imperial Commando 2. I would still buy the book as I would just about anything with a Star Wars label on it especially since I already invested a lot of money in the series, but after reading Wild Space I feel like Miller just doesn't grasp Star Wars characters at all, and since one of the things I liked about the Republic Commando series was the characters, that would sadden me. I'm not sure whom I would want the author to be, but Miller would probably be clustered at the bottom of my least of beings I would like to see write the book.
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Post by: Mark on February 13, 2010, 01:38:46 PM
Everyone, I have to say that I really hope Karen Miller doesn't get to write Imperial Commando 2. I would still buy the book as I would just about anything with a Star Wars label on it especially since I already invested a lot of money in the series, but after reading Wild Space I feel like Miller just doesn't grasp Star Wars characters at all, and since one of the things I liked about the Republic Commando series was the characters, that would sadden me. I'm not sure whom I would want the author to be, but Miller would probably be clustered at the bottom of my least of beings I would like to see write the book.

I think this is going to be a serious problem with ANYONE they bring in to write the series. Personally, I think they should see if Stockpole can do, all though having Allstone (ugh!) do it seems much more likely. Stockpole grasps the small integrated unit very well and understands the place and need for humor in the characters. I think he also approaches his writing with a much more military perspective then some of the other people in the Star Wars universe. All though, come to think of it, that Kube guy who wrote Black Fleet Crisis would also be good.
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Post by: Scorch8015 on February 13, 2010, 01:49:53 PM
Bringing in Stockpole would be a good idea now that you mention it. I feel like he did have a nice grasp of the nuances of a small, integrated unit and that would come in handy when writing this kind of book. He also seemed to have a knack for inserting humor well, which is also a valuable skill in this sort of book.

I have to admit that I am not familiar with the Kube guy who wrote Black Fleet Crisis so I can't judge well on that count.
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Post by: Rune on February 13, 2010, 04:26:34 PM
What has Stockpole written?
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Post by: Scorch8015 on February 13, 2010, 04:30:47 PM
If I remember correctly, he wrote severarl X-Wing books and two New Jedi Order ones.
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Post by: Rune on February 13, 2010, 05:37:30 PM
Sounds British. Is (s)he?
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Post by: Mark on February 13, 2010, 05:57:55 PM
Sounds British. Is (s)he?

I don't believe so. He also wrote I, Jedi, which is the only Star Wars novel to be written entirely in the first person perspective. He wrote the first 4 X-Wing books and Book 8 of the series, and the Dark Tide Duo-logy in the New Jedi Order (which were two of the best, in my opinion).
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Post by: Noldorin Mando on February 13, 2010, 07:26:15 PM
Ok. Well, reading the back cover story, plus cementing my place at the forum for the next while, I am utterly pumped! I don't read enough other SW books to have any comment on authors worth meaning, but from what I heard, Luceno may do a very good job with everything. My two cents in a 1 million dollar pot, as it were.
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Post by: Scorch8015 on February 13, 2010, 09:01:54 PM
Luceno is a very good writer, I think, and he does a fine job keeping his Star Wars stories in line with what other members of the EU have written for the most part, I have found, so I would be happy if he was given the task of writing the final Imperial Commando novel.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 13, 2010, 10:46:30 PM
I think we'd do fine with just about anyone but Allston or Denning, I haven't read wild space, so I can't say anything about Miller...
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Post by: Riotv2 on February 14, 2010, 12:04:34 AM
Personally I liked Zahn's use of the storm troopers in Survivors quest. they were a four man/alien squad being led by a commander who was unfamiliar and inexperienced with ground tactics since he was technically from another branch of service. (Pilot)

hmmm...now i know I've read something similar to this somewhere....

anyway re-reading this recently i'd be ok with Zahn taking it over, just as long as they don't shift authors every few books. (should they continue past IC2.)

During the Legacy series there was one other author besides KT who made use of her characters in any way, who was that? i can't remember and i'm not going to re-read them all to find out, but whoever that was might be the likely new candidate.
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Post by: Mark on February 14, 2010, 01:25:50 PM
Zahn's storylines are much to deep and plot oriented for a Republic Commando series. RepCom has, and pretty much will remain to be, a character driven story. Take Allegiance for example, it's a great book, very well written. But inherently the plot decides where the people go and what they do, and makes them all come together in the end. That's a great writing style (Tom Clancy is the same way) but ultimately at it's heart I don't think it works for Republic Commando.
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Post by: Scorch8015 on February 14, 2010, 05:20:27 PM
I would tend to agree. I enjoy Zahn's work, but it is a lot more plot-driven than character -driven, and the Republic Commando books were a lot more character-driven at heart than plot-driven, so I think that it would probably be better to call in someone who writes more character-driven stuff so that Imperial Commando 2 will mesh better with what came previously. Still, if it is Zahn, I won't be too sad, since Zahn is a talented author, and that summary of Imperial Commando 2 that was gotten of Amazon does seem to be more plot-driven than Imperial Commando 1 was.
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Post by: Riotv2 on February 14, 2010, 10:52:26 PM
agreed an all points how ever if this is the endof the series and the last impcom to be written, then by this point the characters are all in place. We know them we love them we know where they all are and what they want. If it's the end then it should mostly be plot driven.
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Post by: Rune on February 16, 2010, 11:27:28 AM
If that is how it has to be, then I'm okay with that, but I would much rather have the character-driven style that the rest of the series has. I like that feel.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 16, 2010, 08:06:24 PM
well, charachter development is critical... but I'd rather not sacrifice plot... and I'd say Zahn's characters were farily well developed too...
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Post by: Rune on February 16, 2010, 10:15:06 PM
Not as good as Traviss'.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 16, 2010, 10:22:41 PM
really? I thought his seemed more... balanced. She put more detail in, yes, but she also decided to make them capable of too much.
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Post by: Rune on February 16, 2010, 10:26:31 PM
They need more downsides, I agree, but there's enough going against them that it doesn't seem too out of place.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 16, 2010, 10:27:50 PM
really? the ability to commit several grand thefts, treason, aiding and abetting desertions, and a very shaky network that could be compromized instantly? they'd be doomed
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Post by: Riotv2 on February 17, 2010, 01:43:29 AM
yes of course they had all of the republic wired and could get anything. Republic security was a joke. once the new imperial systems went in, the Nulls were effectively locked out, and had to go through hell just to get Niner a secure comlink.
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Post by: Fenn Shysa on February 17, 2010, 11:21:42 AM
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once the new imperial systems went in, the Nulls were effectively locked out, and had to go through hell just to get Niner a secure comlink.

They (Kal & Co.) used some droid to add the comlink to Niner's buyce?
(I think it was the same droid that was one-half of the tech/hacker team that was helping track Ko-Sai in and earlier book).

My question is, how did they get this droid into the into the IC barracks that would have presumably been a lot more locked-down from the gool ol' days of Zey and Maze?
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Post by: Mark on February 17, 2010, 11:38:17 AM
My question is, how did they get this droid into the into the IC barracks that would have presumably been a lot more locked-down from the gool ol' days of Zey and Maze?

Just want to make a quick note here that this isn't necessarily true. With the Clone Wars over and the average joe citizen supporting the formation and order the Galactic Empire is promising to bring, there really ARE no security threats to the IC Barracks.

The only time we ever see the barracks (Triple Zero) is in the middle of a war (the Clone Wars) and during a time when known terrorists are working to blow up any and every clone trooper facility on the planet.

The key here is that 90% of the galaxy is willing to accept the Galactic Empire at this point. They have no real reason not to. The fact that Palpatine is behind the war is a secret, or that the Jedi aren't really evil is a secret, atrocities such as the dissolution of the senate and Alderaan are a good 20 years away, and many of the others (like the enslavement of the Wookiee's) haven't happened yet.
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Post by: Rune on February 17, 2010, 09:52:14 PM
There were still a lot of dissidents and seperatist remnants that would love to plant a bomb in the special operations HQ of the people who destroyed their world though.
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Post by: Mark on February 17, 2010, 10:57:18 PM
There were still a lot of dissidents and seperatist remnants that would love to plant a bomb in the special operations HQ of the people who destroyed their world though.

Really? Because History doesn't really agree with you. This isn't like the war in Iraq or Afghanistan where you're targeting fluid organizations that control no territory and have no assets for your to hit. This is World War I or World War II where giant nation states are going to battle against each other in an attempt to take and hold territory and resources. And in neither of those wars was there some underground insurgent movement following their loss in the war.
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Post by: Rune on February 18, 2010, 11:52:23 AM
With hundreds of worlds in the Confederacy of Independant Systems, you think out of those quadrillions of people, some might want to strike back?
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Post by: Mark on February 18, 2010, 12:10:19 PM
With hundreds of worlds in the Confederacy of Independant Systems, you think out of those quadrillions of people, some might want to strike back?

I don't, and I tell you why. I don't think that even 99.9999% of those quadrillions of people were in support of the war. I don't think that 99% of them cared either way. Look at the war and what it was designed to accomplish - it was intended to create the Empire, place troops on thousands of worlds, and destroy any opposition that might exist to it. That crazy .0001% that actually wanted to fight the war probably enlisted in some militia or military or special forces and probably died in the war.

All though, you know, I still maintain that Palpatine was doing the right thing. I mean, if you want to buy an army you want to take it for a test drive first, right? It's just fiscal responsibility at the government level.
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Post by: Rune on February 18, 2010, 01:31:31 PM
Right, but it only takes one person with explosives to walk in there and blow everything to haran.
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Post by: Mark on February 18, 2010, 01:52:04 PM
Right, but it only takes one person with explosives to walk in there and blow everything to haran.

*Snaps his fingers.* You know what, you're right. And I forgot that everyone in the galaxy looks like the clones. Must be pretty easy to fool the guards by impersonating a clone, right?
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Post by: Rune on February 18, 2010, 01:56:38 PM
Or wearing the armor? Oh wait, I'm sorry, I'm ignorant aren't I? That means I can never be right. I forgot.
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Post by: Mark on February 18, 2010, 01:59:18 PM
Look this is really simple. Barracks aren't stuck in the middle of the city, they're put in the middle of a Republic Military Base. How hard do you think it would be scan everyones genetic code before they let them through the gate, seriously?
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Post by: Rune on February 18, 2010, 02:17:02 PM
Why would you submit someone who looked like a clone to a genetic scan?
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Post by: Mark on February 18, 2010, 03:53:52 PM
Why would you submit someone who looked like a clone to a genetic scan?

Or wearing the armor? Oh wait, I'm sorry, I'm ignorant aren't I? That means I can never be right. I forgot.
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Post by: Carnivore 1 on February 18, 2010, 06:52:37 PM
Mark did you forget something in your last post or were you attempting to be prove a point?
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Post by: Mark on February 18, 2010, 09:53:27 PM
Mark did you forget something in your last post or were you attempting to be prove a point?

That is the point. This crazy loon is running the argument in useless circles: They all look the same. Well, they can hide in the armor. Genetic Testing. But why, you can see their face!

Seriously, who forgets what they wrote when it's printed on the screen two lines up?
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Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on February 19, 2010, 04:22:37 AM
Yeah...I think Mark wins this one.  The logic was with him. lolz  Except, how would somebody scan for a genetic code?  Wouldn't the ol' "Lift your helmet, please" be a lot easier?
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Post by: Rune on February 19, 2010, 10:50:00 AM
Did you read anywhere in the books that they had to submit to scans to get in and out of the barracks? If you're wearing the armor, you look enough like a clone to get into the barracks. I didn't mean physically mir'sheb. This is all theoretical anyway, you said that no one would want to blow up the Arca barracks and I'm saying that people would. You don't need to nitpick so much.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 19, 2010, 11:28:55 AM
did you read anywhere in the books where they could just walk in without an ID? All these fools with bombs are not guaranteed to be master forgers too... not to mention, they'd also have to avoid looking suspicious to the residents, which isn't easy in a closed community that you're trying to bomb...
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Post by: Rune on February 19, 2010, 12:21:20 PM
Or they could fly a shuttle packed with explosives into it. I'm not trying to prove you all wrong, I'm just saying that it isn't impossible.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 19, 2010, 12:23:40 PM
no, it's not impossible, but it's also not likely... remember theexclusion zone, and how the commandos flipped out when Enacca's speeder showed up? It's becuase you can't just fly in with impunity...
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Post by: Fenn Shysa on February 19, 2010, 12:33:01 PM
I’ll say that the logic of Mark’s original response seems sound. (i.e. The war is over, the “good guys” won, and there may not be a need ultra-high security getting into a SF barracks).

However, Rune has a good point also. (i.e. not everybody is so in love with Palps and his new Empire to not try to throw a monkey wrench here and there). But, like Mark said; many of those folks probably don’t have the ways and means to infiltrate a SF barracks in the middle of a military base, in newly formed Imperial City.

And, I think Vlet makes a very good point;
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“you can't just fly in with impunity...”
– there was probably a significant amount of physical security in place to prevent just anyone (or droid) from waltzing into the barracks

I seem to recall that in IC 1; there was some overall concern to the security of the empire. (Maybe not the SF barracks in particular; but a security-mindedness in general)
-The very beginning of the book talked about a whole list of perceived threats to the empire, (presented to Palps), involving current and former commandos, (i.e. known-defectors)
-There was also a lot of “propaganda” instructing the populace (of Imperial City) to be suspicious of their neighbors and report any remotely suspicious behavior.
-I remember Niner always had the distinct impression that he was being watched and his comms were being eavesdropped, (by his superiors).
-Sa Cuis was initially in charge of spying on the commandos; particular those with ties to Clan Sirkata (e.g. Niner, Darman, etc).

Also, the initial task-list for all remaining Imperial Commandos was to hunt down all surviving Jedi and Clone-deserters. I would think that a mission like that would warrant some tightened “physical” security (in addition to all of the “system” security).

Lastly, clones were not the only ones going in and out of the SF barracks.
Holy-Roly (replaced Sa Cuis) was not a clone. (At least, I don’t think he was).
And, [to steal a line from Clerks]: What about civilian contractors? – do you think the average storm trooper knows how to install a toilet?
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Post by: Carnivore 1 on February 19, 2010, 12:35:54 PM
Anything is possible when you try hard enough. Its all about being determined.



Fenn is right, other words the droid who installed Niners "upgrade" could not have done it.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 19, 2010, 12:37:48 PM
yeah, but the same goes for the guys running security... and the bomber might not have military training... but it's up in the air, I guess...
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Post by: Rune on February 19, 2010, 12:44:56 PM
Final verdict: Possible, but unlikely.

Moving on . . .
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 19, 2010, 12:46:36 PM
thanks for that...
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Post by: Rune on February 19, 2010, 04:51:47 PM
Casts DETECT SARCASM on Vlet's post.

Spell failed. Unable to determine sarcastic content.
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Post by: Riotv2 on February 19, 2010, 06:15:23 PM
actually of all droids an astromech would be one of the only droid types that might pull it off. there area lot of them in the republic/empire (procurement might not have gotten around to getting them in Imp colors yet) and not many can understand them so are less likely to stop and question them.

Add to that, alot of people might just assume that if it's already inside it must belong there.

the only better choice for a spy droid to get into the base is a MSE droid. They're annoying and most people go out of their way to avoid noticing them. (As shown during the Vong War.)
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 19, 2010, 06:44:03 PM
I wasn't being sarcastic, I was grateful you wanted us to stop bickering.

A droid might make it in, but a lot of people would be suspicious of a droid, whether it was doing what it was supposed to be doing or not. Remember that a lot of people were biased against droids...
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Post by: Rune on February 19, 2010, 07:15:02 PM
Okay, thanks.

True, but if it looked like a lot of other droids in there for maintenance or something, then it might pass unnoticed.
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Post by: Mark on February 19, 2010, 08:56:22 PM
I forgot something very important here: armor tags. But since the debate is over I will let it slide.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 19, 2010, 09:26:17 PM
okay, good...

so, we have any new data on this? or is it still just that one release?
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Post by: Scorch8015 on February 20, 2010, 12:07:32 PM
When I Googled Imperial Commando 2, all I got back was the Amazon summary and several old articles and forums about Imperial Commando 2 being cancelled. However, since I didn't even get back in the results the data that was already posted in this forum about there still being an Imperial Commando 2, I guess that doesn't mean that much. There could be more new data out there, and I am just not seeing it...
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Post by: IC-1989 on February 20, 2010, 02:14:27 PM
15, I can assure you that my info about Imperial Commando 2 is from a reliable source. There are definately plans to publish the book.
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Post by: Scorch8015 on February 20, 2010, 03:53:03 PM
Oh, I believe you. I didn't mean to imply that I didn't. What I meant is that Google isn't helping me find any other information...
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Post by: Riotv2 on February 20, 2010, 04:54:54 PM
may i ask what source?

Not saying that i don't believe you, but i've gotten my hopes up before about things that "my source told me".
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Post by: IC-1989 on February 20, 2010, 05:11:24 PM
Ofcourse vod. Here it is:
http://forums.starwars.com/thread.jspa?threadID=270737&start=645

I just copied the important stuff, otherwise you have to search through 71 pages.
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Post by: Riotv2 on February 21, 2010, 12:19:47 PM
Awsome, thanks Ner'vod.
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Post by: IC-1989 on February 21, 2010, 12:40:19 PM
No problem!  ;)
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 21, 2010, 09:39:02 PM
I can't wait for a new batch of info...
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Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on February 21, 2010, 11:13:05 PM
I can't wait for a new batch of info...
Same here.  Who they're gonna get for the author is what I really wanna hear.
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Post by: Fenn Shysa on February 22, 2010, 07:35:17 AM
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I can't wait for a new batch of info...
Same here; and....
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Who they're gonna get for the author is what I really wanna hear.
Same here.

I'd even be happy knowing when they even have an author picked - it would at least be a sign that things are moving in the right direction.
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Post by: IC-1989 on February 22, 2010, 11:45:17 AM
I'd even be happy knowing when they even have an author picked - it would at least be a sign that things are moving in the right direction.
Well they have picked one... they just can't tell us who it is, yet...
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Post by: Rune on February 22, 2010, 11:54:05 AM
Either way, we need more information.
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Post by: Fenn Shysa on February 22, 2010, 12:37:32 PM
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Either way, we need more information.

-Ditto
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 22, 2010, 01:18:07 PM
yeah, maybe they haven't finished the contract with the new author, so it's a bad idea to give us dates just yet... (or even figs)
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Post by: Scorch8015 on February 22, 2010, 02:09:56 PM
Let's hope that is the case, and that they haven't forgotten about us after that one release. (Sends up a quick prayer to God.)
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 22, 2010, 02:12:11 PM
they won't forget us, we're far too annoying!
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Post by: Scorch8015 on February 22, 2010, 02:17:31 PM
True. I for one know that I can be very annoying when I want something...
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 22, 2010, 02:21:58 PM
well, we all seem to have that skill...
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Post by: IC-1989 on February 22, 2010, 04:18:46 PM
they won't forget us, we're far too annoying!
I actually send Sue a message :P
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 22, 2010, 04:26:05 PM
oh no... about what?
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Post by: IC-1989 on February 22, 2010, 05:12:58 PM
If she could tell us more about IC2 or when we could expect more news...
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 22, 2010, 05:16:09 PM
please don't pester her enough to alienate her...
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Post by: IC-1989 on February 22, 2010, 05:19:43 PM
Who do you think I am?  :|
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Post by: Rune on February 22, 2010, 05:21:24 PM
IC-1989. Don't pester.
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Post by: IC-1989 on February 22, 2010, 05:28:33 PM
Guys, I'm not pestering anyone. I just asked her one simple question. (On the star wars message board) And she said she can't tell anymore than she has told before.
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Post by: Rune on February 22, 2010, 05:34:06 PM
Hmm. Okay.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 22, 2010, 05:34:59 PM
okay, I just get nervous, based on your comments in other threads...
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Post by: Riotv2 on February 22, 2010, 05:54:34 PM
however you were (most likely) just one of *insert random number* that has asked those same questions from multiple sources. i know i get annoyed when random people wind up asking me the same thing. eventually she might just stop responding.

It wouldn't be your fault, and i'm glad you asked, but still....
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 22, 2010, 05:55:45 PM
yeah... after all, we (as a Mando subset of the SW community) have already become infamous for peskyness... back it off, and we might see more of the stuff we want
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Post by: IC-1989 on February 23, 2010, 06:28:02 PM
however you were (most likely) just one of *insert random number* that has asked those same questions from multiple sources. i know i get annoyed when random people wind up asking me the same thing. eventually she might just stop responding.

It wouldn't be your fault, and i'm glad you asked, but still....

I can assure you that I checked those "multiple sources" before I gave her that question. If she gets annoyed by it, why would she post in the message board in the first place.

yeah... after all, we (as a Mando subset of the SW community) have already become infamous for peskyness... back it off, and we might see more of the stuff we want

That's just non-sence. I've talked to Karen Traviss and Robert Hendrickson (multiple times) before with questions about the novels and also asked if they mind to awnser them. > Guess what? they didn't...

Now, could we please drop the subject about me "pestering" Sue. Because that's just untrue.

BTW: PM me next time if you have problems with my actions, this isn't the place to start arguements. (It makes the topic look like a mess).
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 23, 2010, 10:37:17 PM
wait... I was only worried you *might* get carried away, I never meant to suggest you already had done so...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Riotv2 on February 26, 2010, 12:06:15 AM
apologies, brother, if it came across like i was attacking you or anything like that.
 wasn't my intention to start trouble.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Rune on February 26, 2010, 11:47:45 AM
Agreed. Same here.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 26, 2010, 12:32:57 PM
alright, looks like we're all calmed down... can't wait for this...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: IC-1989 on February 26, 2010, 03:12:42 PM
I already said it in another thread, but how do you guys feel about that someone else is writing for the series? Did you rather see someone else write for Imperial Commando? I think it's a pitty Karen didn't finished.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 26, 2010, 03:14:03 PM
I think I'll like it just fine, if not better
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Rune on February 26, 2010, 06:57:19 PM
Better how?
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 26, 2010, 06:58:43 PM
better because I think Traviss' style had been diminished somewhat on the last book or two, a new author might add back in the elements that I came to the series for in the first place.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Rune on February 26, 2010, 07:01:59 PM
Okay.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Darman911 on March 02, 2010, 02:07:06 AM
Wow I cant believe Lucasfilms is being such retards! Fierfek these guys need to get there Shabla heads out of their shebs!
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: IC-1989 on March 02, 2010, 03:51:42 AM
Wow I cant believe Lucasfilms is being such retards! Fierfek these guys need to get there Shabla heads out of their shebs!
Are you referring to the clone wars?
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Rune on March 02, 2010, 11:21:33 AM
Not that I don't agree with you Darman, but what are you talking about?

EDIT: Sorry IC-1989, didn't see your post.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Darman911 on March 02, 2010, 03:19:19 PM
My apologizes Ner vod, I had just been reading the beginning of this discussion and made a reply in a fit of anger at Lucasfilms for the Clone Wars messup.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 02, 2010, 04:59:04 PM
just relax... chill strip, man, chill strip...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on March 04, 2010, 12:40:33 AM
lolz  I love how we're all pretty chill now, maybe some kinda simmering anger in the background, but every couple weeks there's somebody new who just got the news and it's totally fresh fire all over again. :P
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: en11 on March 04, 2010, 01:17:54 AM
while i agree with darmn 911 ( the idea of burnng something to get out the anger is still a warm and inviting memory) i dont think the next impcom book would be as good if someone else writes it. the reason i and i think i can say alot of ther fans as well liked the series so much was because of KTs writing style, i found my self enjoying that alot and he way she got you to care about the charictors, where i was annoyed when the killed chewie in the NJO series i found my self upset that they killed etain. but saying this if a impcom 2 comes out i will still buy it as would most fans just to see how it all ends(even thogh we know allready) and really hope that i like it, also please ignore any spelling mistakes or the lack of grammer, i am dyslexic but i do try. :D 
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Rune on March 04, 2010, 07:59:25 AM
Well put. I'm with En11 on this one. ImpCom II might not  be as good, but so long as they still come out with it, I think we'll all buy it just to get closure.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 05, 2010, 08:27:31 PM
yeah...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Riotv2 on March 08, 2010, 09:47:05 PM
Agreed. my main curiosity is if Scout ends up going Mando, or even surviving, and weather or not Kal, gets married again.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Rune on March 08, 2010, 09:54:38 PM
I'd rather find out what the HECK happens with Darman's dinii'la tendancies.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 08, 2010, 10:48:59 PM
erm, Traviss was Shipping a bit with Kal and Ny... I doubt Scout will go Mando under a new author, but if Traviss was still writing I bet she would...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Scorch8015 on March 09, 2010, 10:41:15 AM
With Dar, I do think that we will see some kind of confrontation between him and Skirata, but I don't have an idea how it will pan out, unfortunately. Hopefully, they can reach some kind of understanding, though...

By the end of Imperial Commando, I didn't really see Scout as the sort of person who would go Mando, so I hope that she doesn't, even though I hope that she stays around, because I love the dynamic that existed between her, Uthan, and Gilamar.

I have a feeling that Kal and Ny will exchange vows at some point, just because they do seem to have a genuine attraction for each other, and everyone seems to think they should get married, although I suppose that really is up to our as yet unknown new author.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Commando Sev on March 17, 2010, 05:21:11 PM
So do you really think it will come out???
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 17, 2010, 06:20:06 PM
yeah, I'd say it'll come out...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: Scorch8015 on March 17, 2010, 06:59:09 PM
I think it will come out based on what Sue said, and I hope that it will come out relatively soon, although I guess I have my fanfic version of IC 2 to keep me occupied until then even if my fanfic is nowhere near as awesome as IC 2 will be...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (IS STILL COMING!!!)
Post by: IC-1989 on March 18, 2010, 10:01:49 AM
yeah, I'd say it'll come out...
It is:
Then we've put Imperial Commando #2 in February 2012 and we have an author that hasn't signed yet -- so I can't release that author until the contract is signed.

Unfortunately:
And is IMPERIAL COMMANDO #2 a Hardcover or a
Paperback? And if this author signs the
contract, will there be a IMPERIAL COMMANDO #3?

paperback. It'll probably be the last one.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Scorch8015 on March 18, 2010, 01:05:14 PM
Well, at least we have a date now, even if I did wish that IC2 would come out sooner, and at least we get to save some money if it comes out in paperback rather than hardcover, although it is sad that this will most likely be the last commando novel. I take it as a good omen that they have an author in mind even if its not finalized and the author hasn't been released as he/she hasn't signed a contract yet. Now, I can't wait to find out who the author is once he/she signs the contract...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 18, 2010, 05:39:35 PM
hey, I say I's good it'll be the last one. We get closure, and we don't want them to just milk it until there's only trash coming...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: IC-1989 on March 18, 2010, 05:47:46 PM
hey, I say I's good it'll be the last one. We get closure, and we don't want them to just milk it until there's only trash coming...
You read my mind.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Scorch8015 on March 18, 2010, 09:46:41 PM
That's true. Every series has to end eventually, and if it drags on too long just because people want to wring all the money out of it that they can, it can become really painful to read...That has happened in a lot of series that I like sadly:(
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Noldorin Mando on March 19, 2010, 10:37:23 AM
Alleluia. Well, that keeps me here for a while. I'm with Scorch and Vlet here. Look at what happened to lots of other good movies/series'. Pirates, Shrek, Star Wars(E III was rough lads, admit it) and many others I'd rather a coup de grace that a long torturous racking.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: IC-1989 on March 19, 2010, 11:10:21 AM
Yeah, I'm with you guys as well. At least it gives some closure instead of another open ending in ther RC-universe.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Rune on March 19, 2010, 08:39:13 PM
Agreed. So long as it comes, I'll be happy. Not as good as Kar'buir writing it, but still, it's better than nothing.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Scorch8015 on March 19, 2010, 09:22:32 PM
As far as I'm concerned, something always beats nothing, and that's definitely the case here:)
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Rune on March 19, 2010, 09:34:54 PM
Unless that something is radioactive and slowly gives you cancer. That's worse than nothing.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 19, 2010, 09:42:52 PM
or it's strongly radioactive, and another bit shows up, and you end up in the end of Dr. Strangelove...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Rune on March 22, 2010, 12:00:51 PM
Moving on.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 22, 2010, 02:53:23 PM
alright... spoilsport :P
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Rune on March 27, 2010, 08:35:53 AM
Is there actually any more discussion about this, or have Vlet'ika and I killed it?
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 27, 2010, 03:27:13 PM
it'll be quiet for a while, but this topic won't be going anytime soon...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: ScavangerHawk on April 05, 2010, 11:40:06 AM
This topic contains 501st spoilers, so if you haven't read the book:
DON"T READ ANY FURTHER!

Ok lets list some events that may happen in ImpCom2:
- Isabeth Reau finds out her husband Dred Priest is dead, maybe she finds a lead to the Skirata clan?
- Darman, Niner and Rede go on a mission to Mandalore to find Altis. While Darman and Niner are secretly planning to desert.
Rede might be a problem for them if he's too loyal to the Empire. Maybe he even will expose the clan to the Empire?
- Holy Roly finds out about the Emperor being a Sith?
- Ny and Kal marry?
- Uthan finds a cure?
- Arla get's normal enough...?
- Kal dies?

Anyway, this is just a beginning. Just tell what you think/want to happen in the final book.
\

Although there will not be a number 2 I know what happens.
your first guess: No
2nd: yes
3rd: No
4th: I can't quite remember but they do fall in love...
5th: yes
6th: 100%
7th: no

Also, Darman kidnapps Kad and runs away to keep him safe then returns as the Skirata clan is leaving Mandalore. how do I know this? I am in touch with... someone imprtant to the books...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on April 05, 2010, 12:47:51 PM
yes, there will be a number 2... haven't been paying attention?
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Cassa_Mirdala'Kotep on May 14, 2010, 04:14:19 PM
going to be a long wait the book. oh well i have a few Jim Butcher Dresden files in Nov 2010, and April 2011, along with Karen's Gow#3 Aug. 2010.

:)
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: IC-1989 on May 16, 2010, 07:03:29 AM
Quote
Jim Butcher Dresden files in Nov 2010

Whats that?
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Cassa_Mirdala'Kotep on May 16, 2010, 08:44:09 AM
Whats that?

Jim Butcher's Short stories anthology Nov 2010, will have two short stories that haven't been seen before and even includes the novella Backup, at least that is the pending date.

Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: IC-1989 on May 24, 2010, 02:22:48 PM
Latest Impcom 2 news: Sue is on vacation and she will be back on June 7th, the author remains unknown but Sue said we shouldn't worry. Impcom 2 will probably the last book of the series.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Riotv2 on May 26, 2010, 10:55:57 AM
I'm still kinda hoping for Timothy Zahn. His use of the four person squad in Survivor's Quest was really well done. He made Stormies look like commando's.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: IC-1989 on May 26, 2010, 01:27:47 PM
Never heard from it, what's the story about?
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: H-BOMB on May 27, 2010, 12:23:55 AM
Some stormtroopers that go rogue, and aid in tracking down some big-bad pirates that are bothering the Rebels and the Empire...

Pretty good stuff actually
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Rune on May 27, 2010, 11:16:47 AM
What's the first book called?
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on May 27, 2010, 11:22:14 PM
I think it's just that one... but it was well done, as one would expect from him...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Riotv2 on May 28, 2010, 10:19:28 AM
They weren't rogue, they were from the Empire of the Hand. It's a Heavily Chiss influenced version of the Galactic Empire. This squad was from their 501st, and are sent along with Luke and Mara to investjgate the remains of Outbound Flight.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on May 28, 2010, 12:44:27 PM
what? are we talking about different books? because the squad in Survivor's Quest was rogue, very much so... and Outbound Flight and the Empire of the Hand never featured...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: cov on May 29, 2010, 08:37:24 AM
hello ner' vod i talked to kt and she says she dois not do star wars anymore
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Rune on May 29, 2010, 01:46:08 PM
We already know that ner vod, but thanks for the help. And welcome to BA, by the way.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Riotv2 on May 30, 2010, 03:34:57 AM
No it's Survivors quest i'm talking about, here check it out....http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Survivor%27s_Quest (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Survivor%27s_Quest)

 
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on May 30, 2010, 04:36:57 PM
ah... I was thinking of Allegiance... got the titles mixed up. Allegiance rocks...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Riotv2 on May 30, 2010, 11:33:47 PM
hav't read that one yet, but it's on my list.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Fenn Shysa on June 03, 2010, 10:20:01 AM
Allegiance does indeed rock. - That was with the rogue S/Ts and a young and naive Mara Jade.
[-I love the way Zahn writes Stormtroopers. - They are a lot cooler and way more bad-assed than than the Ewok fodder of RoJ.]

Survivor's Quest (also w/ Mara Jade) is something like a sequel or follow-up to Outbound flight that involve the Chiss and Thrawn.
[I haven't read either of these yet; but, they are both on my list]
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Riotv2 on June 05, 2010, 01:52:36 AM
Both are worth the read. especially when they have to take on a [spoiler]Destroyer Droid[/spoiler] It's kinda funny considering how the Older Order of jedi used to deal with them.  I.E. running
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on June 24, 2010, 05:41:40 AM
I was looking through some stuff and found a new link to KT's blog.  Apparently enough people have been asking her what she would've done with ImpCom 2 that she put up some of the basics.  I don't think this's been posted here yet, so...yeah, read if ya want.

She's not really calling them spoilers, since they're just basically notes and the new author doesn't have to do any of them, but I'm gonna put them in spoilers just in case.  Read at your own risk. :P
[spoiler]Q: How would you have wrapped up Imperial Commando #2 if you hadn't pulled out of it?

 
A: I'm just an ordinary civilian like you in SW terms now, so what follows has no validity and it isn't spoilers. It's just stuff that was in my notebook. I'm posting it because almost everyone who mails me now about Star Wars wants to know how the final Commando book would have turned out. Well, it would have been artificially packed with thread resolutions. for a start, because the Commando series was based on the old canon and so originally designed to run a lot longer. So I would have had to tie up a lot of things prematurely in a final book - still in the old canon, but not quite where the book would have gone under normal circumstances.

Also, there's no guarantee that this would have been the shape of the final book. When I write, I think I know roughly where the characters are heading, but they often surprise me. I always follow where they lead, so they might well have gone off on another tangent. But, for what it's worth, these are the bullet points, in no particular order. I hope it gives you some closure. If you don't like the way it ended, then you have the comfort that it never happened anyway.


* Jusik has to rub Arla’s memory to enable her to cope with her trauma. Afterwards, she doesn’t remember being Arla Fett or what happened to her family, but she knows who she is – she just doesn’t feel the pain of memory. Jusik marries her.

* Skirata and Altis team up, and the Nulls help Altis fake his own death to escape. Scout is adopted by Gilamar and Uthan, but she remains a Jedi with Altis’s sect.

* Skirata and Ny marry, as do Gilamar and Uthan.

* Maze and Zey (unrubbed memory) go off and become the Starsky and Hutch of the galaxy with Altis, along with Kina Ha. (Also unrubbed – Skirata reaches some kind of peace with at least some Kaminoans.)

* Uthan perfects the treatment to stop the clones’ accelerated aging.

* Darman comes back, kidnaps Kad, and goes on the run.  Niner deserts and joins the clan at Kyrimorut.

* The Death Watch find out that Gilamar killed Priest, and go hunting for Skirata’s clan.

* Rede turns out to be a loyal and not-all-that-naive trooper and Skirata is forced to kill him to save the others, an act that haunts him for the rest of his life.

* The clan is forced to flee off-planet in a ba’slan shev’la (strategic disappearance) to evade the Empire.

* Darman shows up again with Kad and joins them as they disappear.


And here's a link if ya want to double-check for yourself: http://www.karentraviss.com/html/ic2.htm (http://www.karentraviss.com/html/ic2.htm)
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on June 24, 2010, 08:30:33 AM
Shab, now I want her to write that book...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on June 24, 2010, 10:42:52 AM
sounds like it was going to be very action-y...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Riotv2 on June 24, 2010, 11:09:53 AM
It's the end...it would have to have a lot of action in order to fully realize the tension that has been building throughout the series.

I kind of already guessed a lot of that...and now i want it to happen. (well except the part about Jusik and Arla...that completely blindsided me.)

And i thing that personally [spoiler]Skirata and Altis teaming up[/spoiler] is just not needed in the story, and is a bit out of character for Kal, unless they do something for his boys in exchange. (notice i said his boys not him.)
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: en11 on June 24, 2010, 09:04:44 PM
words can't describe howmuch I want kt to write that book. it is everything
I thought was going to hapen and then with some more and I still don't understand
why they did not just put it under the infinities bracket and u have no canonocl ( more than likely misspeld I'm using a I phone)
 problem and u have a lot of happy rc fans!
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on June 24, 2010, 11:58:42 PM
Totally sounds like it would be an awesome book!

And without trying to grumble about stuff that's not even close to being out yet... I think that if the new author has even an ounce of respect for the series and the fans, he/she'll atleast try to hit on those points.  I mean, I'm all for the new guy having the freedom to add his/her own stuff to the mix, maybe even playing some kind of subplot with Sundari or whatever to help smooth in the new stuff with the old, but to touch on at least those ten points is just showing some respect, ya know?
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Riotv2 on June 25, 2010, 01:27:00 AM
If he just throws in a confrontation with DW and the clan I'll be happy
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Fenn Shysa on June 29, 2010, 09:11:03 AM
Quote
Shab, now I want her to write that book...
Same here; especially after reading those points.

I was wondering which side of the fence Rede would fall on. And, I'm Darman rejoining the clan is a must in my oppinion; (I thought he was a dikut by the end of IC1 for his "kidnapping Kad" plans).

And how about Maze and Zey being the Starsky and Hutch of the galaxy. - How cool would that be... those two taking names and kicking shebs'e, mixing it up with Imperials now and again, helping the clan disappear, Maze and Ordo messing with eachother, Zey and Kal arguing about it, etc.

As someone said, I hope the new author considers KT's notes.
If they played it right (i.e. Del Ray/ Lucas); he/she could be writing Sirikata Clan books all the way up to KT's LoTF books (i.e. Bloodlines, Sacrifice, Revelation); and beyond.

I'm dying to know what became of our vode over those 60 some-odd years.

It's funny how despite all of the arguments on this board as to how much canon got violated by the Dutchess of Mandalore series; KT, at least, believes there was irrevocable canon changes - according to her blog/post or whatever that was.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: shadowxander on June 29, 2010, 10:33:15 PM
It's funny how despite all of the arguments on this board as to how much canon got violated by the Dutchess of Mandalore series; KT, at least, believes there was irrevocable canon changes - according to her blog/post or whatever that was.

And that's one of the sad things that really pisses me off.  As much as the New Mandalorian stuff came out of left field, it completely isn't irreconcilable at all.  Because of how Mandalore was presented, it's not illogical to believe that there was an area of expansive desert somewhere on the planet.  And any damage to the planet done by bombardment would likely to have been mostly repaired in the nearly 700 years that passed between the Republic-Mandalore skirmish and the start of the Clone Wars.  Just look how much had been repaired in the ten years between the Vong War and the LOTF novels, not to mention how much things change in 700 years in reality. Most of the apparent contradictions come in the form of dialogue and, again, like in real life, anyone can say anything and it may not necessarily be true.  As much as I respect Traviss as an author, which is to say quite a lot, I feel as though her throwing in the towel was vastly premature and any half-decent author, let alone one of her skill, could have easily worked in a perfectly acceptable retcon, and even used this tangential group and Sundari's more mainstream sensibilities in some capacity in her work.

That aside, I'm landing on the side of hopeful at the moment that ImpCom's new author will at least attempt to touch upon these points in some capacity for the novel, if only to please such an outspoken and currently rather insulted fanbase.  Not to mention the fact that they would seem to add up to an amazing story.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on July 01, 2010, 04:58:24 PM
Once again, I agree with Xander...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: IC-1989 on July 04, 2010, 02:41:20 PM
Well he or she has 2 years to at least read her notes..
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Riotv2 on July 05, 2010, 11:31:53 PM
I believe that she was "told" that there were cannon changes that left her books with nowhere to go...and that she was never actually told what those changes were...which would make some sense at least, even if there were some WTF moments after the fact in which her story line still works.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Fenn Shysa on July 09, 2010, 12:45:41 PM
I think Riot and Xan are right.

she was "told" that there were cannon changes coming; and she got miffed at the whole idea - then took some business-high-road and quit the whole EU.
Like Xan said; in retrospect, the changes to KT's Mandos was very little. And if she just kept her cool and did not resign right away - She could've had IC2 written by now.

Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: en11 on July 11, 2010, 11:45:42 PM
after i have posted this i will have to go and watch the episode again but as far as im aware there was a few differences in what kt and others had write about mandalore being a fronteer kind of planet but the feel that i got from the caertton was that it was very mandalorian also what about jango fett being mandalore in quite a few books and there being no mention of the manalore in the tv series and then the legacy of the force books as well, it just confses the living hell out of me, and as i have said before why did ythey niot just put the book under the infinities era and poof problem solved.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on July 12, 2010, 12:26:07 AM
Um...everything Xan just said?  I second it. ;)
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on July 12, 2010, 07:16:16 AM
after i have posted this i will have to go and watch the episode again but as far as im aware there was a few differences in what kt and others had write about mandalore being a fronteer kind of planet but the feel that i got from the caertton was that it was very mandalorian also what about jango fett being mandalore in quite a few books and there being no mention of the manalore in the tv series and then the legacy of the force books as well, it just confses the living hell out of me, and as i have said before why did ythey niot just put the book under the infinities era and poof problem solved.

The first episode fit perfectly into existing canon about Mandalore, Jango Fett, and the Mandalorians.

Mandalore
People have said that a desert can not exist on Mandalore. That notion is illogical. It's perfectly logical for a planet to be half desert, and half savanna. Just look at our Earth.

Jango Fett
The Kalevalans, mainly Satine, say that Jango Fett was merely a common criminal who wore the armor. Some people have said "Well, this is getting rid of Jango Fett as Mandalore!" But, think of this: they're pacifists. They don't think the way that True Mandalorians would. They would think of him as a criminal, but, as with the planet itself, it is perfectly reasonable to have two different opinions. Look at politics.

Mandalorians
The show's view of Mandalorians in general fits in with canon rather well, for this view is simple. They don't show True Mandalorians. The only Mandalorians seen, and played rather well in the series, are the New Mandalorians, and the Death Watch.


Now, I agree that the New Mandalorians are dar'manda, and REALLY need to be swept out of the way. But that puts up a situation for more books. Enjoyment for the fans.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: IC-1989 on July 12, 2010, 05:49:49 PM
Back om topic Plz
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on July 12, 2010, 07:58:25 PM
"Yes sir!"

So...we don't know who's writing the book...possibly Stover or Luceno?

Who I don't want to see write it are Karen Miller or Troy Denning.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on July 12, 2010, 10:11:39 PM
Ky'ram, best summary yet.

I think they might be bringing in an entirely new author on IC2, just a vibe I'm getting there...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on July 12, 2010, 10:33:56 PM
Xan?


I hope so...

:D
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on July 12, 2010, 10:37:02 PM
That... would be great. (maybe that was his ghost-writing job he couldn't tell anyone about...)
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on July 13, 2010, 01:42:29 PM
I KNEW IT! Xan is writing IC2! :D
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on July 13, 2010, 06:08:26 PM
Nng... stop getting my hopes up...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on July 13, 2010, 11:44:34 PM
lolz  Would be awesome, tho.  :D
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: IC-1989 on July 14, 2010, 07:47:36 AM
Well, if Luceno takes soms time to study KT's notes, I won't mind. His commando story in Vader wasn't that bad. But he should have looked more into the commando notes...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on July 15, 2010, 10:58:28 PM
Well, if Luceno takes soms time to study KT's notes, I won't mind. His commando story in Vader wasn't that bad. But he should have looier more into the commando notes...
^Agreed.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: N-11 Ordo on July 22, 2010, 02:55:23 PM
I want Sev&Delta squad back on mandalore.Darman and Niner get home.Big fight with death watch.Etain reaches out to Darman in the force.Somebody may get injured but it'll be okay........You now where i'm going with this.Happy ending!
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Riotv2 on July 22, 2010, 11:52:25 PM
well since Delta is still 'loyal' I could see a big Delta/Omega brawl happening. 
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: N-11 Ordo on July 23, 2010, 12:22:10 PM
Didn't think of that.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Riotv2 on July 25, 2010, 01:59:02 PM
Think about it. The Skirata homestead torn up by a firefight between delta, and maybe another squad against clan Skiratta. Maybe, since they'd all be wearing Baskar and not their RC kit, Delta won't know who they are and the fighting stops after someone, maybe Vau gets killed/injured trying to reach them.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: N-11 Ordo on July 25, 2010, 03:53:35 PM
Interesting idea.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Mereel Skirata on July 25, 2010, 05:12:20 PM
Think about it. The Skirata homestead torn up by a firefight between delta, and maybe another squad against clan Skiratta. Maybe, since they'd all be wearing Baskar and not their RC kit, Delta won't know who they are and the fighting stops after someone, maybe Vau gets killed/injured trying to reach them.
[/quote:-O  Please no!
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Fenn Shysa on July 30, 2010, 09:01:09 AM
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I want Sev&Delta squad back on mandalore
Everyone wants Sev back.

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well since Delta is still 'loyal' I could see a big Delta/Omega brawl happening. 

I could see that happening too. Delta is still way-loyal. They wouldn't desert.
-If they were sent to Kyrimout, it would be a showdown.

Darman would still be working his own agenda. Niner would still be on the fence.
But, The Nulls, on their home turf, would be too much for Delta.
Plus, as soon as Ordo sensed that Kal was threatened; he would personally slot each Delta (- if his brothers didn't beat him too it)
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Riotv2 on July 30, 2010, 11:03:15 PM
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Plus, as soon as Ordo sensed that Kal was threatened; he would personally slot each Delta (- if his brothers didn't beat him too it)

OYA!
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: en11 on August 05, 2010, 02:35:45 PM
i have just been on wookipedia and seen something that made me feel ill, hopefuly it is all lies and bitterness from arrutsie but it says 501stIC2 has been cancled and that makes the little child inside me cry, and the bigger one on the outside is upset too, but being serious now is ot a no go or are we waiting for 2012 like we hoped
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on August 05, 2010, 04:32:09 PM
The last edit was July 21st. Meaning that it's not entirely up to date.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: IC-1989 on August 06, 2010, 06:28:03 AM
It's true there isnt coming an imperial commando sequel anymore.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: en11 on August 06, 2010, 04:15:02 PM
this displeases me alot, so much so i will now go in the corner and have a little cry, and then go write the book myself! or maybe have a drink or 4
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Te Ori'gehaat'ik Mand'alor on August 06, 2010, 04:18:30 PM
I was seriously in tears when I heard this (RIGHT after I finished 501st). I am greatly displeased. Somebody needs to tell LucasArts where to shove that CW osik.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 (February 2012)
Post by: Vlet Hansen on August 06, 2010, 08:09:08 PM
Okay, what's your source, IC?
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 - Cancelled
Post by: IC-1989 on August 16, 2010, 06:06:13 PM
Well the same that said that there would be a part 2. Sue Rostini.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 - Cancelled
Post by: Vlet Hansen on August 17, 2010, 10:06:22 PM
But, what interview or whatever?
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 - Cancelled
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on August 18, 2010, 12:10:02 AM
Yeah, I heard this too.  Sue said it on either the official SW forum or Jedi Council Forum, I think.  One of them.  The ImpCom 2 article on Wookieepedia has the link there somewhere if I remember right.

Honestly, I'm too burned out on the whole issue to even give a crap right now.  I raged out when it first happened, sent a few "disgruntled" emails...but now...yeah, burned out.  The only stupid part is that they were like "if it's coming out in 2012, people are going to lose interest."  And yet, when they said that the Darth Plagueis novel was back on the schedule (a book that let me remind you got canceled way the hell back in 2007) people were totally psyched.  Pretty sure two years isn't as long as three years so...??
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 - Cancelled
Post by: H-BOMB on August 18, 2010, 12:57:37 AM
Crimson Empire III is also finally on its way. Though thats a comic book.

Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 - Cancelled
Post by: shadowxander on August 18, 2010, 09:17:59 AM
I was excited as anybody when I first heard about the Darth Plagueis book way back when they were first discussing it, and was considerably disappointed when it got shelved.  Knowing that ImpCom 2's been dropped really sours the excitement of the Plagueis book being brought back.  I know it's not Luceno's fault, and I'm sure it'll be a good read with him writing it and all, but I can't help but feel like the experience will be tainted, knowing in the back of my mind that--despite what Rostoni said about it not being a replacement for ImpCom--one fantastic book was tossed aside for another.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 - Cancelled
Post by: IC-1989 on August 19, 2010, 01:39:11 PM
Y'know I'm still waiting for IC to post the actual source on that... I'm optimistic.


Both quotes are from Sue Rostini

Juli 6 2010:
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Random UK's failure to stay up to date with the US division's release schedule has led to the long-since canned Traviss / Boba Fett book being auto-added to Amazon.uk.

Thanks so much for this info -- I've contacted the UK folks to take it down.

Last of the Imperial Commando books --- We're seriously considering abandoning this. The time between the two books is going to be years and we're not sure enough people will still be interested in it to warrant the writing. We have something else in mind, though, something that I know many of you have been wanting for years. So hopefully you'll be happy with the change. As soon as I can, I'll give you more details.

As far as changing the pub schedule -- when I get time I'll post all the changes. I'm still swamped at the moment, reading John Jackson Miller's KNIGHT ERRANT

Juli 19 2010:
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Yes, ImpCom2 is canceled. I'm hoping we can find a place in some other upcoming book to tie up the loose ends in a way that works. It will be replaced by another paperback and I hope to be able to release information on that one soon. I'm not sure what "soon" means though!!!

So there will be no official book for the time beïng...

I guess it's better this way, nobody could have replaced KT's writing...

How the book would have ended (source Karen Traviss):
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I'm just an ordinary civilian like you in SW terms now, so what follows has no validity and it isn't spoilers. It's just stuff that was in my notebook. I'm posting it because almost everyone who mails me now about Star Wars wants to know how the final Commando book would have turned out. Well, it would have been artificially packed with thread resolutions. for a start, because the Commando series was based on the old canon and so originally designed to run a lot longer. So I would have had to tie up a lot of things prematurely in a final book - still in the old canon, but not quite where the book would have gone under normal circumstances.

Also, there's no guarantee that this would have been the shape of the final book. When I write, I think I know roughly where the characters are heading, but they often surprise me. I always follow where they lead, so they might well have gone off on another tangent. But, for what it's worth, these are the bullet points, in no particular order. I hope it gives you some closure. If you don't like the way it ended, then you have the comfort that it never happened anyway.

    * Jusik has to rub Arla’s memory to enable her to cope with her trauma. Afterwards, she doesn’t remember being Arla Fett or what happened to her family, but she knows who she is – she just doesn’t feel the pain of memory. Jusik marries her.
    * Skirata and Altis team up, and the Nulls help Altis fake his own death to escape. Scout is adopted by Gilamar and Uthan, but she remains a Jedi with Altis’s sect.
    * Skirata and Ny marry, as do Gilamar and Uthan.
    * Maze and Zey (unrubbed memory) go off and become the Starsky and Hutch of the galaxy with Altis, along with Kina Ha. (Also unrubbed – Skirata reaches some kind of peace with at least some Kaminoans.)
    * Uthan perfects the treatment to stop the clones’ accelerated aging.
    * Darman comes back, kidnaps Kad, and goes on the run.Niner deserts and joins the clan at Kyrimorut.
    * The Death Watch find out that Gilamar killed Priest, and go hunting for Skirata’s clan.
    * Rede turns out to be a loyal and not-all-that-naive trooper and Skirata is forced to kill him to save the others, an act that haunts him for the rest of his life.
    * The clan is forced to flee off-planet in a ba’slan shev’la (strategic disappearance) to evade the Empire.
    * Darman shows up again with Kad and joins them as they disappear.

I hope this would give you guys some closure...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 - Cancelled
Post by: Riotv2 on August 19, 2010, 11:19:44 PM
This should prompt some to take up the challenge of putting all that down in a Fanfic.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 - Cancelled
Post by: Noldorin Mando on August 20, 2010, 08:05:29 AM
Right. Well, this sucks. Majorly. That's about all I have to say on the matter......
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 - Cancelled
Post by: THX1974 on January 22, 2011, 08:46:22 PM
I contacted Random House about the cancellation of the next Imperial Commando book.  They did confirm that Karen Traviss would not be writing the book.  Here is the response I did receive however:

"Thank you for contacting Random House, we appreciate your feedback and continued interest in our publications.

We do not have additional Star Wars: Imperial Commando titles scheduled by Ms. Traviss.  We do have a tentative schedule for an Imperial Commando title from Aaron Allston for release in 2012 which has not been confirmed.  It is often the case for LucasBooks titles that an entire series is not written by the same author.  If you would like to write to the publicity department to find out more about this series, please do so at this address:

          Random House
          c/o LucasBooks Publicity
          1745 Broadway
          New York, NY 10019"

I wrote them a letter to let them know of my interest in Republic/Imperial Commando series.  Writing them may show the continued interest in the series.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 - Cancelled
Post by: RC-1191 on January 22, 2011, 09:52:50 PM
Can you post a pic of the letter? Sorry, I'm a skeptic.

Who is Aaron Allston?
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 - Cancelled
Post by: THX1974 on January 23, 2011, 02:09:12 AM
I emailed Random House and what I posted was the reply. Here is the entire reply from Random House in addition to what I asked:

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Thank you for contacting Random House, we appreciate your feedback and continued interest in our publications.

We do not have additional Star Wars: Imperial Commanod titles scheduled by Ms. Traviss.  We do have a tentative schedule for an Imperial Commando title from Aaron Allston for release in 2012 which has not been confirmed.  It is often the case for LucasBooks titles that an entire series is not written by the same author.  If you would like to write to the publicity department to find out more about this series, please do so at this address:
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Question/Comment: I have heard that the Star Wars: Imperial Commando series of books has been canceled.  Is this true or is Random House planning to release future SW: Imperial Commando books by Karen Travis?  I enjoy this series very much and look forward to books in this series, as do my sons to whom I read the books.  My sons are now interested in purchasing other Star Wars books published by Random House."
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 - Cancelled
Post by: THX1974 on January 23, 2011, 02:15:21 AM
With regards to the question of who is Aaron Allston, from what I could tell, he has written other Star Wars novels that were published by Random House.  He has written some of the SW: Legacy of the Force books.  Here is the link to Random House's biography of the author: http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=444 (http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=444)
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 - Cancelled
Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on January 23, 2011, 03:44:18 PM
So...is it on or off? Lucas and Co. are confuzzling me. :confused:

Seriously, though, if Allston is writing it, it'll be good. I've read lots of Allston books, and he's one of the greatest SW writers, along with Traviss (formerly), Troy Denning, and Sean Williams. Oh, please come out, IC2!
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 - Cancelled
Post by: THX1974 on January 23, 2011, 03:55:37 PM
Even though it is not a definite "yes", I feel "tentative" is better than "canceled".  Also I feel that another book needs to be written. IC: 501st was left to wide open and I have gotten to connected to all of the characters.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 - Cancelled
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on January 23, 2011, 04:13:41 PM
I'll be happy for you guys if they do come out with an IC2, but I for one won't be reading it. I am satisfied with the closure KT gave us, and I would rather not have any other writer interfere with her characters.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 - Cancelled
Post by: Rune on January 27, 2011, 08:18:25 PM
I'll definately read it, though, since it's not Traviss, I'll take it with a grain of salt. Probably get all cranky if Allston screws up Traviss' characters anyway, but hey, it'll be ICII. Worth the wait.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 - Cancelled
Post by: RC-1191 on January 27, 2011, 10:37:16 PM
It might not get made. Don't be to hopeful.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 - Cancelled
Post by: Rune on January 28, 2011, 12:47:12 PM
This is the first I've heard about it being made at all after we got the definate 'No' from Traviss. I'm not going to be crushed if it doesn't happen. I went through all the stages of grief a while ago.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 - Cancelled
Post by: RC-1191 on January 28, 2011, 01:44:47 PM
Lol we all act like someone died. But now the problem is two-fold. If it gets made, great. But this new writer has to keep it great as well.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 - Cancelled
Post by: Laney97 on March 13, 2011, 02:55:31 PM
Lol we all act like someone died. But now the problem is two-fold. If it gets made, great. But this new writer has to keep it great as well.

Well, some of us here would act as if someone died.
And yeah. This new guy has to live up to Travvis standard. I wont take any osik about New Mandalorians or whatever they call themselves...
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 - Cancelled
Post by: Dan-do on November 19, 2011, 08:09:18 AM
Hi guys, first post here. Star Wars fan since I saw the Original in 77.

Just finished reading all the 4 commando books and totally bummed to find they cancelled the sequel...  I must say, mismanagement in the extreme. Its not like SW doesnt have a huge following. So you plan it out, release books and any other media that fits in together, doesnt cause big issues with canon that mean a series of books is suddenly curtailed!

How ridiculous. As usual the SW big knobs have no respect for the loyal fans.

'You loved the RC books? cool. You are are upset its cancelled? tough - our silly cartoon is more important.''

Sheesh.........
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 - Cancelled
Post by: Laney97 on November 19, 2011, 09:52:32 AM
Hey, Dan-do, you'll get use to it. All part of being a RepCom fan!
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 - Cancelled
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on November 19, 2011, 02:27:33 PM
Hey Dan-do! It's good to have you. Stop on by the Quasi-Official Member Intro Thread and let everybody know who you are :)

And don't worry, you'll find plenty of fellow fans to support your frustrations here.
Title: Re: Imperial Commando 2 - Cancelled
Post by: Laney97 on November 20, 2011, 03:27:13 PM
I am one of them. I still cannot get over this, and I have known for MONTHS. It's the reason why I have a half filled 200 GB hard drive: I type random ways ImpCom2 may have been.