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PC and Console Gaming / Re: Halo: Reach
« Last post by Vlet Hansen on March 10, 2016, 01:18:04 PM »
halo 4 was unbalanced, unfun garbage that removed a lot of the little features that made it feel like halo, but 5 was a lot better in my opinion. Still not as quality as the older stuff, but it's developing in nice directions
General Star Wars / Re: Star wars Rebels
« Last post by Vlet Hansen on March 10, 2016, 01:15:17 PM »
I can't stand Rebels in general, honestly. They went so far with the kiddification of it, the coyote had a better chance of grabbing the roadrunner than the Imperials have of ever posing a credible threat. Doesn't feel like a rebellion on the edge of disaster, it feels like the 3 stooges chasing the A-Team.
Mandalorians / Re: Names in Mando'a
« Last post by Vlet Hansen on March 10, 2016, 01:12:58 PM »
Demagol :D

but for real, there's not too many that would be positive that I can think of

there's Dha'ward, but other than that you have fun words like late, scorn, stinky... D is apparently not a very friendly letter

General Star Wars / Re: Star wars Rebels
« Last post by H-BOMB on March 10, 2016, 03:45:52 AM »
I continue to follow Rebels as soon as it comes out. I absolutely LOVED the first season. The introduction of the new characters, the gradually growing world, and the tight plot and writing all made it an enjoyable watch.

Season 2 for me has been a bit of a letdown though, personally. While I enjoy the one-off episodes, I thought the way everything tied together so well in Season 1 set a tough precedent for Season 2 to match. I just feel like the focus hasn't been there, and a lot of the episodes have been boring and forgettable. It is great to learn more about the characters though, and there are a few standouts. Such as the Protector of Concord Dawn, The Honorable Ones, and the most recent Shroud of Darkness. And I am eagerly looking forward to the season finale! Everything that's been teased so far has me very excited!

I feel like at this point in the series, the show could benefit from more multi-episode arcs. It doesn't have to be anything as intense or committal as The Clone Wars' fixation on four-parters in its latter seasons, but I think the occasional duology or trilogy of episodes would benefit Rebels. With all these one-off episodes that Rebels has, the writing and pacing seems far too constrained. If they just had an extra 20 minutes to tell each story I think things would be more enjoyable.

I'm definitely interested in seeing how Mandalore develops though, and with the developments in The Protector of Concord Dawn, its likely that we'll be returning there soon!
General Star Wars / Re: Star wars Rebels
« Last post by Commander Dimal on March 09, 2016, 10:00:57 PM »
This might be a bit late, but in one of those after show episode things called Rebels Recon (something that the creative team always puts out after each episode new  premieres, giving us extra information and insight) it cleared up the whole thing with the Mandalorian houses and clans. They explained the whole Mandalorian hierarchy as it stands at the time of The Clone Wars and Rebels and in the new canon in general.

At the very top is the ruler of Mandalore, (which I'm assuming is where the actual Mandalore figure that we are all familiar with would fit in). Next is the royal guard/special forces of the ruler of Mandalore, who are known as the Protectors (I guess the Journeyman Protectors fall into this group). After that comes all of the Houses, which are all of the important families that serve under the ruler of Mandalore, who are basically the nobles I guess (House Vizla and House Kryze where Satine came from all fall into this group). Next come all of the clans, which serve under the houses and make up a majority of the Mandalorians (this is where Clan Wren, Clan Fett, and Clan Ordo would fit in).

On the topic of Mandalorians, has anyone seem the episode Protector of Concord Dawn? I loved that episode. It was Mandalorian focused and re-canonized many of the things about Mandalorians from the old canon, such as the fact that Mandalorians helped train the clones, and the history of Concord Dawn, and some possible references to the Mandalorian Wars. I loved the part where Sabine called out Fen Rau of the Protectors for an honor duel; they were acting like the proper Mandalorians that we all know and love from the old Expanded Universe.

Also, did anyone see the latest episode Shroud of Darkness? Oh man was it good. This episode is where Rebels has finally crossed the threshold from being just another kid's show into being a darker, more mature, and interesting series that we can enjoy and appreciate, just like how The Clone Wars did in its later seasons. So much stuff from the old canon was brought back and referenced as well, especially stuff from the Old Republic era.

Possibly the biggest reference that almost made we spit my drink out was the mention of Malachor and the role it will play. More and more things from KOTOR II have been referenced in this new season. I will probably have a heart attack if they ever start talking about Revan and the Mandalorian Wars.

The season two mid-season trailer came out a few months ago. Check it out for yourselves and get a taste of what's in store. If you like what you see, then it might make you interested in watching the show, if you've been putting it off because of how kiddy it seemed at first. The Clone Wars started out the same way, and look how it turned out.

Notice the part where Asoka says: "There's always a bit of truth in Legends". That's almost like the creators are directly talking to the fans and saying that stuff from the old Expanded Universe (which is now called Legends) will be used and incorporated into the show.

Here it is:
General Star Wars / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
« Last post by Commander Dimal on March 09, 2016, 09:23:32 PM »
Hopefully Episode VIII will be much better. At least there will be a different director. Well, there's also Rouge One to look forward to later this year in December.
Clone Wars Era / Re: The Clone Wars - Season VI
« Last post by Commander Dimal on March 09, 2016, 09:17:12 PM »
I'm wondering, has anyone heard of any of the stuff from the Clone Wars Legacy? It's basically all the unfinished story arcs released in some form or another, like as books, comics, and story reels.

I've always felt really bad that the Clone Wars was cancelled way before its time. The thing that has always irked me the most about it is how Disney has never given a clear reason for why they pulled the plug on it. Some of the crew from the show said that The Clone Wars was "winding down",  but this is obviously not the case and it's easy to see that they were told to say that by Disney. If it really were "winding down" then they would not have cut it off in the middle of a season they weren't even finished with, and from the looks of all the stuff they released for the Clone Wars Legacy project, it's obvious they had many more stories left to tell. Dave Filoni even said at one point that The Clone Wars would have had a total of around eight seasons, and that the last episodes would have actually been occurring alongside the events of Episode III.

Luckily, the material from the Clone Wars Legacy project at least gave us some closure on some of the storylines from The Clone Wars, like for the stories of Darth Maul and Asajj Ventress. Disney easily could have just moved the show from Cartoon Network to their own channel. Perhaps the reason was because they felt the show was a little too mature for their demographic, which is young children, and if that's the case, then that means that Rebels could get cancelled eventually too once it reaches the same amount of maturity that The Clone Wars reached.

I feel as though the main reason that Disney canceled the Clone Wars and then immediately started on Rebels was because they are done with the Clone Wars era and only want to focus on the Original Trilogy era, evidenced by the fact that so far all of their new expanded universe material has solely been focused on the characters and events from that era, with many more to come. When Disney says that Star Wars is "about the fans", I hope they don't just mean only the fans of just the Original Trilogy and are leaving out all of the other fans. Sooner or later, Disney is going to have to leave this tiny bubble of just the same old Original Trilogy era stuff we all already know, and actually start expanding the Star Wars Universe; I mean, isn't that the whole reason they threw out the old expanded universe in the first place, so that they could make a new one?

Maybe one day once Disney reaches the end of this Cloud 9 high they have on Original Trilogy era stuff a few years from now, then maybe they might decide to bring back the Clone Wars, but at that point, it could be very difficult if Rebels is still going. With Rebels going, it would be almost impossible for Dave Filoni and the team to work on two shows at the same time, unless they found some way to alternate between the two, like make one in the off season of the other, or alternate years. But then again, old cancelled shows have come back before. Maybe it would be much easier than we think for them to jump back in and finish up the Clone Wars if they used all the unfinished story reels and scripts left laying around, which would save them a lot of work. Season 6 was already almost done, and Season 7 was already in production, so that just leaves Season 8 (if that would have been the last one) as the only one left where they would really have to do a lot of work for (if they're not starting from scratch.

By the way, if anyone's curious about what sort of stuff would have been in later seasons, this video details most of it:

If you really want the Clone Wars to come back, there is a petition for it. Spread the word and sign it:
Fanfiction / Re: Star Wars: Episode VII
« Last post by Commander Dimal on March 09, 2016, 09:08:59 PM »
This fan fiction sounds way better than what we got with the actual movie. They could have chosen any director other than J.J Abrams. When you ask Abrams to make a new entry in an existing franchise/series, he never makes anything new, he just remakes the same old stuff already existing in that series. This fan fiction is 100 times more creative than Abram's copy and paste of Episode 4. I wonder what would have been in that story treatment by George Lucas that Disney threw out? This fan fiction could make for a good "what if" version for what was in that discarded story treatment.
Off-topic & Chat / Re: what happened today?
« Last post by Commander Dimal on March 09, 2016, 09:01:00 PM »
I'm still here to talk if you guys want. I drop in here everyday to see if anyone has posted anything new, it's just that I don't really see any new posts, and I've been getting some errors while posting.
PC and Console Gaming / Re: Halo: Reach
« Last post by Commander Dimal on March 09, 2016, 08:59:30 PM »
I'm wondering, what do you guys think of the new Halo games; Halo 4 and Halo 5, by 343 Studios? Have they been doing a good job? I've heard some pretty negative things about them.
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