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eastcoast2895
03-27-2004, 03:26 AM
http://xbox.ign.com/articles/502/502407p1.html

takes a look at the 6 troop types for the rebels with a picture and equipment list.

Craftsman
03-27-2004, 03:41 AM
Very Nice!

Put just a point the note the graphics at the moment are shocking and all the units seem to have very similar equipment. I hope this is not true.

Glacius1
03-27-2004, 04:19 AM
goody goody, thanks. Headin over there now. weee!!! just a note also, it says the rebel sodier rifle can be fired on automatic. this is dissapointing and a little inaccurate. never in the SW movies were weapons carried by grunts automatic, not even imperials. only fixed heavy weapons and vehicles had them.

anyway, they look kick ass, rebel soldier and sniper look very cool.

Alegis
03-27-2004, 02:48 PM
Originally posted by Craftsman
Very Nice!

Put just a point the note the graphics at the moment are shocking and all the units seem to have very similar equipment. I hope this is not true.

well for artistic reason they played around with the colours, but the wookie doesnt look good (head too big)

and like most games units do have almost the same equipment, but the medic thng for the smugler, can he heal the other units? or just himself once..

Taran'atar
03-27-2004, 11:45 PM
Those screen shots are terrible! The graphics are awful! I hope that's just because this is a preview of the X-box version, and that the PC version will look better. Or at least decent. Those graphics would have looked dated in 1990.

pink lightsaber
03-28-2004, 12:24 AM
i agree the graphics look like I drew them(hehe) but it also kept saying multyplayer is online but nothing out non online multiplayer is there going to be non online multi player?

eastcoast2895
03-28-2004, 03:50 AM
there is going to be a single player mode that is basically multiplayer with bots.

Syzerian
03-28-2004, 05:25 AM
well from looking at those pics i am pleased to descover that my comp will actually be able to run battlefront:D lol

FlyingWookiee
03-28-2004, 03:09 PM
Cool. Pics sucks though, especially the Wookiee one.

BlasTech DH-17 Blaster Rifle: The Rebel soldier's main combat weapon has a fully automatic mode, with the ability to switch to a unique charged-shot mode.

What the hell? DH-17 automatic? Gee, I wonder why the Rebels on Tantive IV didn't think about that.

dark jedi 8
03-28-2004, 10:41 PM
they probably didn't think about getting boarded and in the cramped halls it would be a pain to carry a rifle, so they stuck w/the blasters. anyway, good article, the bothan is the only decent pic, the other one's look like s***.

Thrawn
03-28-2004, 11:00 PM
The game's still fairly early on in development, plus it's the X-box version. The graphics look better in nearly every other screenshot outside of that article, so I wouldn't worry too much about it at this point.


A lot of the weapons may seem the same on the different units, but the real differences lie with there abilities, which the article didn't really cover, especiallt with LA wanting to keep some things under wraps for now.

FlyingWookiee
03-29-2004, 06:54 AM
Originally posted by dark jedi 8
they probably didn't think about getting boarded and in the cramped halls it would be a pain to carry a rifle, so they stuck w/the blasters. anyway, good article, the bothan is the only decent pic, the other one's look like s***.

They used DH-17 Blasters, and they were not automatic. In the article, it says the DH-17 will have an automatic mode, which is never seen in the movies.

dark jedi 8
03-29-2004, 08:54 PM
except for the superbattle droids, and destroyer droids i dont think any faction has a automatic weapon that can be carried by troops (according to the movies). thus the developers have to balance everything out so they added an automatic weapon to at least the rebels (and probably all the other factions) to make things equal. plus the rebels will go up against the imperials who have more powerful blasters so the rebels rely on weaker blasters with a higher rate of fire.

on a side note, the movies really didn't show that many rebel soldiers w/ these guns while they were in battle. sure on hoth and endor the reblels carried them, but they never showed too many of the soldiers using them. so technically they could have had an auto fire switch. (kinda like the modern day m-16).

YourBestFriend
03-30-2004, 01:08 PM
Mark my words everyone, there will be no space battle in the original release, but they will make an expansion set that will be focused mainly on space battles! I am sure some 3rd party people will try to make some space maps as well...

FlyingWookiee
03-30-2004, 04:26 PM
Originally posted by YourBestFriend
Mark my words everyone, there will be no space battle in the original release, but they will make an expansion set that will be focused mainly on space battles! I am sure some 3rd party people will try to make some space maps as well...

I'm guessing you meant to post this in the space battles thread (http://lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=125333), since what you just posted has nothing to do with this thread.

eastcoast2895
03-30-2004, 06:49 PM
i think it be cool if they had some type of melee weapon for the spy that could silently kill people. also kinda hope every person has a melee attack like hitting people with the butt of a rifle or punching just give some sort of attack if ammo runs out.

dark jedi 8
03-30-2004, 08:24 PM
yeah, i agree. a small vibroblade or something. a melee attack like in halo would be cool.

Huntsman
03-31-2004, 01:30 AM
Cool! Good find!

Mountainforest
03-31-2004, 06:37 PM
Originally posted by Taran'atar
Those screen shots are terrible! The graphics are awful! I hope that's just because this is a preview of the X-box version, and that the PC version will look better. Or at least decent. Those graphics would have looked dated in 1990.

They've got almost another year to make the graphics better from the ones in 1990!!

And about the melee, in Halo you can hit people with your waepon, so there's still hope...