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primalunderdog
10-22-2004, 09:20 AM
What is everyone's favorite ERA?

El Sitherino
10-22-2004, 09:50 AM
Old Republic.

*Yoinked*
10-22-2004, 09:57 AM
Ditto, most definetely ditto!

Shok_Tinoktin
10-22-2004, 10:19 AM
New Republic! Then classic, then NJO.

primalunderdog
10-22-2004, 01:35 PM
I gotta go with NJO.

90SK
10-22-2004, 10:02 PM
I like the whole Korriban/ Naga Sadow/ Sith Lord period. Great scenery:)

wassup
10-23-2004, 04:33 PM
I enjoy every era except the "Episode I-Episode II" (possibly Episode III, though I'm hoping not to) time period, mostly due to the lackluster fashion it was presented (aka the new movies).

RedHawke
10-24-2004, 12:15 AM
Why the Palieozoic Era... of course! :D

Oh... you mean in Star Wars... then I would have to go with Knights of the Old Republic Era.

El Sitherino
10-24-2004, 01:00 PM
Originally posted by RedHawke
Oh... you mean in Star Wars... then I would have to go with Knights of the Old Republic Era. so... the old republic...

*demands old republic be added to the poll, or he shall strike fear into the hearts of nerds*

coupes.
10-24-2004, 01:20 PM
There, I fixed it.

Now vote !

I chose the Empire, because I like the idea of the Alliance always having to escape and avoid the Empire and I also love the epic battles from that era. The Old Republic is close second though.

primalunderdog
10-24-2004, 03:12 PM
Originally posted by CaptainSkye
I like the whole Korriban/ Naga Sadow/ Sith Lord period. Great scenery:)

Was that the Old Republic?It was 4000 years before the battle of Yavin.Which is the Old Republic era.Just a thought

Shok_Tinoktin
10-24-2004, 03:19 PM
Shouldn't the Sith era be added. There is usually considered to be a difference between the prequel era and the sith era. Which one is "Old Republic" supposed to be? Both?

DarthBuzzard
10-24-2004, 03:28 PM
'Tis gotta be the old republic :D

RedHawke
10-24-2004, 08:42 PM
Originally posted by coupes.
There, I fixed it.

Now vote !

Done! Thanks for fixing the poll coupes. :D

Shok_Tinoktin I believe the Old Republic is generally considered as the time before the Rise of Darth Sideous/Emperor Palapatine and his Empire.

El Sitherino
10-24-2004, 08:46 PM
Originally posted by RedHawke
the Old Republic is generally considered as the time before the Rise of Darth Sideous/Emperor Palapatine and his Empire. yes.

Shok_Tinoktin
10-24-2004, 08:49 PM
I just meant that according to most sources that I have seen, there is a seperate era for the Sith era, and one for the time period from TPM to just before ANH. And the two are different enough that I think they warrant seperate choices in the poll.

El Sitherino
10-24-2004, 08:57 PM
no, the sith wars took place during the reign of the old republic, thus it is in the old republic. There was no sith era, because the sith (save the empire) never had reign over a majorative of the universe.

DarthBuzzard
10-24-2004, 08:59 PM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
no, the sith wars took place during the reign of the old republic, thus it is in the old republic. There was no sith era, because the sith (save the empire) never had reign over a majorative of the universe.

Not true. In the Old Republic era and the rest of the galaxy's era's (before the Empire's rise) there is a large section of the galaxy under Sith rule, constantly referred to by people as Sith space. Plus, there are conquered planets, because if you remember KotOR and take that into consideration, the Republic was losing many worlds very quickly.

EDIT: OH WAIT! You said ERA. nevermind...nevermind...

DoubleEdit: However, if you chose Darkside ending in KotOR, that would bring about a Sith era...

RedHawke
10-24-2004, 09:00 PM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
yes.
:rock: I was right... sweet! :D
Originally posted by Shok_Tinoktin
I just meant that according to most sources that I have seen, there is a seperate era for the Sith era, and one for the time period from TPM to just before ANH. And the two are different enough that I think they warrant seperate choices in the poll.
That is still all just occuring during the time of the Old Republic, the Old Republic era should come to an end somewhere in, or at the very end of Episode 3.
Originally posted by DarthBuzzard
Not true. In the Old Republic era and the rest of the galaxy's era's (before the Empire's rise) there is a large section of the galaxy under Sith rule, constantly referred to by people as Sith space. Plus, there are conquered planets, because if you remember KotOR and take that into consideration, the Republic was losing many worlds very quickly.
This is still called the Old Republic era, as the Sith never conquer the whole of the Republic like the Empire does 4,000 years later.

EDIT: In KOTOR even if you choose the Darkside ending it still does not guarentee that the Sith conquer the whole Republic, if this were so there would not be a way for KOTOR:TSL to exist.

DarthBuzzard
10-24-2004, 09:07 PM
Originally posted by RedHawke

EDIT: In KOTOR even if you choose the Darkside ending it still does not guarentee that the Sith conqueror the whole Republic, if this were so there would not be a way for KOTOR:TSL to exist.

But we wont know for sure until TSL is released because what if Revan's sith DO conquer the galaxy...? :eek:

*watches his anticipation level rise another notch*

DAMNIT!

RedHawke
10-24-2004, 09:19 PM
Originally posted by DarthBuzzard
But we wont know for sure until TSL is released because what if Revan's sith DO conquer the galaxy...? :eek:
We do know the Republic still exists in KOTOR:TSL because we have seen the Republic soldiers in game screenshots, everything I have read on the game indicated the Republic is on the defensive at the beginning of TSL, probably concentrated in the Core worlds, but it has not been fully defeated, this will be the same no matter which way you ended KOTOR.

Remember OE has stated the Star Forge is destroyed regardless of KOTOR's ending, so the Sith won't have their super factory to quickly replace the massive losses that would occur in siegeing the Core worlds, if you stop and think about it, the Sith probably have not advanced very much territorialy since the end of KOTOR, they would have to be more calculating and careful with their far-less disposable forces than before.

Just my 2 cents! :D

Shok_Tinoktin
10-24-2004, 09:27 PM
I meant seperate eras from a story-telling perspective, not from a political perspective. Most timelines that I have seen (such as theforce.net and Del Rey) consider them to be two different eras. The Sith era is about the Sith War. The prequel era is about the fall of the Old Republic and the rise of the Empire, basically everything from just before TPM to just before ANH. If we were dividing by political power, then NJO era would have to be divided by three. The beginning of NJO would have to be added to the New Republic era, the middle would have to be the Yuuzhan Vong era, and the end would have to be the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances era. I don't think the current choices are consistent.

El Sitherino
10-24-2004, 09:34 PM
Originally posted by Shok_Tinoktin
If we were dividing by political power, then NJO era would have to be divided by three. The beginning of NJO would have to be added to the New Republic era, the middle would have to be the Yuuzhan Vong era, and the end would have to be the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances era. I don't think the current choices are consistent. I was talking to coupes about that. He doesn't know eras very well, and I have since purged a majority of NJO from my mind.

Shok_Tinoktin
10-24-2004, 09:39 PM
I guess it is best to just leave it like it is. If we try to split choices, then where do the votes go? I was just trying to figure out how these choices were seperated, because I'm used to the eras being: Sith era, prequel era, classic era, new republic/sequel era, and new jedi order era.

Maybe we should split the thread into favorite political era and favorite storytelling era. (just kidding, of course)

Kain
10-24-2004, 09:46 PM
There was an Era of Sith. Before the widespread of the Old Republic, the Sith were known to conquer mercilessly. This was the time when Darth Bane laid down the rule that there could only be 2 Sith Lords at a time. Long before Exar Kun.

It should also be noted that the Sith were a race of creatures before Dark Jedi went to their planet and wiped them out, taking their name.

And the Elves dark breatheren(not Drow) are called Sith. And in Ravenloft, there are beings SO evil that they're called DARK Sith...how ****ing evil man...

So many useless facts in my head.

Wraith 8
10-25-2004, 01:39 AM
hmmm tough one.

i like the empire era... but the old republic era has something cool about it.

in my opinion:

Empire
Old Republic
New republic

and far far far far far below on the lowest step of my favorite era is NJO

Wraith 8

Sivy
10-25-2004, 02:00 AM
old republic

when jedi knights weren't whiney

:D

mr.piercy
10-25-2004, 02:46 AM
>>> well defiently the Empire era<<< btw, how long did it last???

Sivy
10-25-2004, 03:01 AM
Originally posted by mr.piercy
>>> well defiently the Empire era<<< btw, how long did it last???

24 years in total

Ep III = 20 years BBY (before Battle of Yavin)
Ep VI = 4 years ABY (after battle of Yavin)

from www.starwars.com/kids/activity/timeline/

Shok_Tinoktin
10-25-2004, 03:29 AM
But the New Republic wasn't formed untill a year after the Battle of Endor, so couldn't you say the Empire era lasted 25 years in total?

Or is there a Rebel Alliance era from 4 ABY to 5 ABY?:D

Lieutenant_kettch
10-25-2004, 08:47 AM
sith era is very distinct from prequel, and sith era is the best era. But of these choices, NR.... very very cool

mr.piercy
10-26-2004, 12:03 AM
wow. it makes u think. if the events of the sith, the rebels and the empire are only a short time (well a few thousand years), maybe this is only a very small piece of history of a very big galaxy.


>>>>THINK ABOUT IT! (twighlight theme) lol

Astrotoy7
11-04-2004, 04:12 AM
as EU shadow moderator I am appalled the "SW Holiday Special" Era is not listed.....for the sake of completeness :) along with all the other crap like "Caravan of Courage" era etc

mtfbwya

Prime
11-04-2004, 05:38 AM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
for the sake of completeness :) That is completeness we don't need!

Jan Gaarni
11-04-2004, 09:55 AM
Galactic Civil War.

Always been, always will be. :)

Astrotoy7
11-05-2004, 08:05 AM
Originally posted by Prime
That is completeness we don't need!

c'mon Prime, Im trying to bait someone to get into an argument about if the Holiday Special is 1st level canon or not :D

mtfbwya

TheOutrider
11-13-2004, 09:07 PM
Old Republic, has a lot more Sith

Pho3nix
11-16-2004, 08:52 AM
Old Republic probably....everything was so beautifull and civilized...and elegant :D

Darkside_tanro
11-16-2004, 08:54 AM
Empire. Specifically SotE.