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Perfect Soldier
11-24-2005, 06:15 AM
Everyone go to the official empire at War Site. It has been updated with alot of new info.

Jan Gaarni
11-24-2005, 10:35 AM
Here's the link: New LucasArts Empire at War webpage (http://www.lucasarts.com/games/swempireatwar/indexFlash.html)

You need to have the latest Flash Player installed to view this page propperly.

If you haven't updated yet, go here (http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash)

-=Nuke=-
11-24-2005, 11:29 AM
The new Homepage is defnitly worth a look. Nice, i hope the update the missing things soon and give us a DEEEMMMOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

DarthMaulUK
11-24-2005, 12:39 PM
And our new site launches on December 1st

DMUK

Darth Alec
11-24-2005, 01:57 PM
Holy s***. Thats one really good website. I will spend so much time there.
Tons of new info there too.

Commander Obi-Wan
11-24-2005, 02:04 PM
The new site looks fantastic!

Jeff
11-24-2005, 02:16 PM
Looks awesome! Glad they're finally giving us some more information.

Foshjedi2004
11-24-2005, 02:21 PM
Yeah PFF were trying to get more info for ages. Sadly I've turned my back on that forum for the moment. Cain's changed.

Anyway. The New Site is great. JFYI Corulag is Captain Jugger Page of the Katarn Commando's Homeworld. Ilum is the site of many Jedi's Lightsaber cores. Dantooine was a kotr Era jedi Academy, the Vergesso Asteroids are a Rebel Shipyards seen in Shadows of the Empire and XWA, The rest are well enough known apart from a few that Petro have come up with.

DarthMaulUK
11-24-2005, 02:26 PM
Watching some of the footage..the only thing that bothers me, are the voices from the commanders 'sir! we've lost the rear guns', 'sir weve lost shields' can you imagine that coming from every ship?

Hopefully it will only happen when you highlight a ship. Otherwise... volume OFF!

DMUK

SirLancelot
11-24-2005, 02:37 PM
Something that bothers me a bit is how close the troops get to their targets. Since they are using ranged weapons, I would hope they would not be within melee range when fighting.

popcorn2008
11-24-2005, 02:41 PM
Watching some of the footage..the only thing that bothers me, are the voices from the commanders 'sir! we've lost the rear guns', 'sir weve lost shields' can you imagine that coming from every ship?

Hopefully it will only happen when you highlight a ship. Otherwise... volume OFF!

DMUK
Yes I find it highly annoying also! Just look at the Imperial Star Destroyer video, it is filled with talk of losing various hardpoints from every single ship in the fleet! It gets annoying real fast.

WxDude
11-24-2005, 03:48 PM
I wouldn't mind knowing when any of my ships shields are lost...I think that's kind of important. Anyone notice the CRV blowing up? That looked cool.

Besides, in a real battle and on a real Star Destroyer you would hear every report like that.


I really want that Demo to come out...today.

Anyone notice the hypervelocity gun??? I guess us Imperials will need to watch out for K/Ws.

SirLancelot
11-24-2005, 05:52 PM
Yes I find it highly annoying also! Just look at the Imperial Star Destroyer video, it is filled with talk of losing various hardpoints from every single ship in the fleet! It gets annoying real fast.

Well, I would think that in a battle, an Admiral would want status reports from all his fleet. LOL!

popcorn2008
11-24-2005, 06:00 PM
Well, I would think that in a battle, an Admiral would want status reports from all his fleet. LOL!
I would like to know the status of my ships as well, but say you are in a major battle with all the same ship. You hear, "Sir, our rear blasters have been lost." It wouldnt help much seeing as you have a huge fleet, you would have to go one by one to figure out which one lost its rear blasters. It also seemed to get hugely clustered with reports overlapping each other.

Jeff
11-24-2005, 06:48 PM
Yes, it would get rather annoying to be hearing all those status reports every few seconds. Hopefully like DMUK suggested it will only say it when the ship is selected.

Darth Phantom
11-24-2005, 07:17 PM
It's about time they updated the website. I can't wait to play it.

Commander Obi-Wan
11-24-2005, 07:33 PM
More heroes, and creatures, and vehicles. It's looking good.

SirLancelot
11-24-2005, 07:40 PM
I would like to know the status of my ships as well, but say you are in a major battle with all the same ship. You hear, "Sir, our rear blasters have been lost." It wouldnt help much seeing as you have a huge fleet, you would have to go one by one to figure out which one lost its rear blasters. It also seemed to get hugely clustered with reports overlapping each other.


Understood, certainly. Let me refine my answer. I don't mind the status updates, however, I hope they are designed to be an asset and not become cumbersome to the player.

Commander Obi-Wan
11-24-2005, 07:49 PM
I would like to know the status of my ships as well, but say you are in a major battle with all the same ship. You hear, "Sir, our rear blasters have been lost." It wouldnt help much seeing as you have a huge fleet, you would have to go one by one to figure out which one lost its rear blasters. It also seemed to get hugely clustered with reports overlapping each other.

I agree with you completely.

popcorn2008
11-25-2005, 10:43 AM
One thing of intereast I did notice while watching the Imperial Star Destroyer movie, is they have implemented special effects with capital ship debris. Much like we see in Episode three with pieces hitting into other ships, you can see this take place in this movie. Looks pretty good.

lukeiamyourdad
11-25-2005, 11:38 PM
It also seemed to get hugely clustered with reports overlapping each other.

I fully agree.

I know it's impossible, but the best way to do it would be "X ISD has lost its rear blasters", X being the name of the ship. There should be at least some onscreen clues as to what ship just lost what.

Hey, I would prefer a sound alarm with a phrase popping up in a corner stating what just happened.

Jmaster3265
11-26-2005, 04:35 PM
I like the new site, but am disapointed at the same time. Why? well lets re-cap the old site didn't give much info the new site does. Yet you only see two of each clips from each catergory and the rest say "COMING SOON" soon? when is soon? I think we have waited long enough. Also the game is coming out in 2 months or less, they better get working...

darthfergie
11-26-2005, 11:36 PM
I'm lovin it. I was blown away. Sure we've seen trailers and all that, but none of it really followed any action for more than a second or two. This showed the action going full blown. Explosions in real time and battles going on, I was happy :)

Also giving us a sneak peek at all the planets and units is cruel and unusual punishment! I'm salivating over this stuff and have to wait now...oh well...

lukeiamyourdad
11-26-2005, 11:52 PM
Thus how LucasArts marketing is succesful :)

Admiral Sith
11-26-2005, 11:53 PM
Its a good update, but the WHAT WOULD YOU DO? at the end of everything is very annoying and stupid

lukeiamyourdad
11-26-2005, 11:56 PM
:confused:

What was that all about?

Jmaster3265
11-27-2005, 12:14 AM
:confused:

What was that all about?

Don't you remb before you see the clip there is a intro telling what it is about. If you read it it says WHAT WOULD YOU DO? He finds it annoying because each clip says that.....

darthfergie
11-27-2005, 12:14 AM
Its a good update, but the WHAT WOULD YOU DO? at the end of everything is very annoying and stupid

eh, I thought it was kind of annoying too. I would have liked info on the vid they were showing. Like at first I thought they were showing a spaceport and was really confused when it blew up, I rewatched it and realized it was the planetary laser hitting it and was wowed. I would have liked to have seen a little brief bit of unit information.

Jan Gaarni
11-27-2005, 03:38 AM
Don't you remb before you see the clip there is a intro telling what it is about. If you read it it says WHAT WOULD YOU DO? He finds it annoying because each clip says that.....
No, J, he understands that. :)

What he ment was, what was the purpose of adding that line? :)
Why that line, and not a small description of the ship instead?

Jmaster3265
11-27-2005, 12:28 PM
No, J, he understands that. :)

What he ment was, what was the purpose of adding that line? :)
Why that line, and not a small description of the ship instead?


He?, first everyone says iamluke is a boy then girl now back to a boy?

popcorn2008
11-27-2005, 12:41 PM
He?, first everyone says iamluke is a boy then girl now back to a boy?
Okay Luke is a boy. Before we start this all over again...

As for the WHAT WOULD YOU DO? line, it also drived me crazy, because at every spot on the site it would give a somewhat cheesy situation and ask what would you do? Well seeing as I have never played the game, how am I supposed to know? lol that was my general feeling.

Admiral Sith
11-27-2005, 12:52 PM
I know, its at the end of every unit description and everything

sTo0z
11-28-2005, 02:42 AM
In the Darth video he still walks around and gets shot in the face 8934753875 times... it would be so much cooler if he was waving his lightsaber around blocking the shots instead. :(

DarthMaulUK
11-28-2005, 05:25 AM
The 'What would you do' line reminds me of Starship Troopers.

DMUK

sTo0z
11-28-2005, 07:29 AM
Would you like to know more? ;)

lukeiamyourdad
11-28-2005, 10:57 AM
In the Darth video he still walks around and gets shot in the face 8934753875 times... it would be so much cooler if he was waving his lightsaber around blocking the shots instead. :(

Yeah, but I guess the animation would have been too complicated. I also find it quite weird, but it's no different then in every other RTS, where heroes get the same treatment.

Darth_Extas
11-28-2005, 12:09 PM
I guess so, that is complicated animation

lukeiamyourdad
12-16-2005, 10:33 PM
Thanks to Xsoy for the info, the E@W official site has been updated with new information.

Go check it out :)

http://lucasarts.com/

The fleet section has had a major update.

Jmaster3265
12-17-2005, 12:12 AM
Go to the official eaw site it has been updated for the third time now, check it out! Here is the link! :) http://lucasarts.com/games/swempireatwar/indexFlash.html

absboodoo
12-17-2005, 12:15 AM
Fleet section, under the Mon Cal cruiser it says. "when your oppenet's strength is..... there can be an ADVANTAGE in being ONE-OF-A-KIND." which got me thinking. All mon cals are suppose to be unique, so in game their hardpoints should not be reveal to the enemy? atleast their function shouldn't?

Jan Gaarni
12-17-2005, 01:51 AM
Thanks J. :thumbsup:

I'll get this on to our site immediatly.

Givike
12-17-2005, 05:53 AM
I just realized how we will be getting the X-wing prototype :p

It's a typical Command&Conquor mission :) Send pilots, kill lots of stormtroops and then run into the 'hangar' with the X-wing...

X-wing victorious. This is pretty obvious but I'm just saying it for those who didn't see it :)

DarthMaulUK
12-17-2005, 06:57 AM
But its also a typical Rebel tactic of hit and run. ;)

DMUK

BattleDamage
12-17-2005, 06:59 AM
why r u guys up so early/late? whats wrong with u people?

did ne1 else see that cool looking sentinel shuttle with the red on it in the yavin vid?

Darth_Extas
12-17-2005, 12:04 PM
I did... I as well woke up at 10:00 today(But that is off subject) It was very good update but now I am not sure if the Venator is actually in the game now

Jmaster3265
12-17-2005, 12:18 PM
why r u guys up so early/late? whats wrong with u people?

did ne1 else see that cool looking sentinel shuttle with the red on it in the yavin vid?

lol.

Commander Obi-Wan
12-17-2005, 01:12 PM
why r u guys up so early/late? whats wrong with u people?

Not all people live in North America. Thanx for the update, Jmaster3265! :D

EDIT:Whoops, I meant "Thanx," not "check." :xp:

Jmaster3265
12-17-2005, 01:19 PM
Not all people live in North America. Check for the update, Jmaster3265! :D

What do you mean check for the update?

Jeff
12-17-2005, 01:26 PM
Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I don't see any new updates to the site. I still see the same 2 or 3 units for each section, like "the troops," "the armies," etc. Supposedly the X-wing, Y-wing, and A-wing are supposed to be on there, but all I see for fleets is correlian corvette, star destroyer, and TIE scout. Am I looking in the wrong section?

Commander Obi-Wan
12-17-2005, 01:32 PM
Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I don't see any new updates to the site. I still see the same 2 or 3 units for each section, like "the troops," "the armies," etc. Supposedly the X-wing, Y-wing, and A-wing are supposed to be on there, but all I see for fleets is correlian corvette, star destroyer, and TIE scout. Am I looking in the wrong section?

Well, there suppose to be in that section. Ummm...interesting....

Lew
12-17-2005, 02:11 PM
I did... I as well woke up at 10:00 today(But that is off subject) It was very good update but now I am not sure if the Venator is actually in the game now

I'm afraid that you're right. We haven't seen the Venerator in *any* screenshots (not even in the background), or *any* trailer/ movie/ preview/ e3demo. I think it's been cut, or reserved for an expansion. As long as they "do it well" we won't miss it in practice. It is a lot better than the Rebellion approach, which added SO many non-movie ships that it didn't feel like SW at all.

Think of WC3 if you've ever played it. I wasn't into that kind of game, but I gave it a shot a few years after it came out. Even though there aren't many different kinds of units, each is done with quality. Plus, there is less to balance, so the end result is more balanced (fewer redundant unit types).

edit: typo

Jan Gaarni
12-17-2005, 02:44 PM
Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I don't see any new updates to the site. I still see the same 2 or 3 units for each section, like "the troops," "the armies," etc. Supposedly the X-wing, Y-wing, and A-wing are supposed to be on there, but all I see for fleets is correlian corvette, star destroyer, and TIE scout. Am I looking in the wrong section?
You need to take your mouse out on one of the sides (outside the flash section) , right click and choose update to download the new Flash movie. Or press your refresh button.

darthfergie
12-17-2005, 03:30 PM
...I thought this was already posted in the massive update thread yesterday...like around 10 or so...

EDIT: yeah, Luke posted it at about 9:30...Next time please look around the active threads when you decide to make a new one. We don't need 50 threads about "new updates on the EAW site."
Please keep reporting new updates in the same thread and comments about what is found in the update, while making new threads as needed about new theories from the updates. Just keeps the redundancy to a minimum and means we don't have to close nearly as many threads as we've been doing lately because forumers don't take the time to look at the top few threads, etc.

If nobody minds, I'm going to merge the two threads.

popcorn2008
12-17-2005, 03:44 PM
After looking at the game info section they consider this update a Rebel update and the last was an EU update. It seems they are updating their site with themed updates. Intereasting..

darthfergie
12-17-2005, 03:49 PM
After looking at the game info section they consider this update a Rebel update and the last was an EU update. It seems they are updating their site with themed updates. Intereasting..

*blinks* You're right! Hmmm, that is interesting. I wonder if they'll do it like "Rebel Update" "Imperial Update" and "Nuetral Update" (such as creatures and storm effects). Or if they simply feel they've shown a ton of the Imperials through the preview demo and would like to balance that a little by showing a bit on the rebels.

Darth_Extas
12-17-2005, 03:54 PM
Actually I think the next will be Imperial as your right on that one but I don't think It would be Neutral Update it will be a more Non-Faction or known as Gaia. Neutral means you have only a political part of the conflict (I know this from the RTS. experience). :wstupid: :holosid: :thmbup1: :wirehead: :hattip:

darthfergie
12-17-2005, 04:04 PM
Actually I think the next will be Imperial as your right on that one but I don't think It would be Neutral Update it will be a more Non-Faction or known as Gaia. Neutral means you have only a political part of the conflict (I know this from the RTS. experience). :wstupid: :holosid: :thmbup1: :wirehead: :hattip:
Same thing. You can call it what you like, non-faction, nuetral, nature, or Gaia if you're an Ages junky. I think you knew what I ment anyways. *shrug*

popcorn2008
12-18-2005, 04:12 PM
Hmmm anyone wanna comment on how some of these movies seem so/so. Take the X-Wing for example, they just do a 360 around it while its sitting still. Same thing for the A-Wing. You think they could show it in action or something

Jmaster3265
12-18-2005, 04:20 PM
Hmmm anyone wanna comment on how some of these movies seem so/so. Take the X-Wing for example, they just do a 360 around it while its sitting still. Same thing for the A-Wing. You think they could show it in action or something

I do, i feel they are too short and do not hold or show that much information. I agree with you as well Popcorn on the x-wing movie, but there are clips far worse then that. Examples: Kyle Katarn, a few of the new planets, The Bothans...

lukeiamyourdad
12-18-2005, 05:27 PM
Nah, it's fine. They don't have to show you all of the action afterall. Just tease you a little. Like a bit of poking.

star wars lover
12-18-2005, 06:15 PM
I say that the newest updates were put together really fast...unless they are working on the demo and don't have enough time to do a lot for the official site.

killerluk
12-18-2005, 06:51 PM
well im glad they updated some stuff but i really would want to see more gameplay with the galaxy map so far most things i see are space and ground battle's what about the building, diplomacy, i would really wanne see that part of the game also

THrawn((9
12-19-2005, 07:04 AM
we will probably see more information on friday the 23rd in a new update to go with the Demo release that we hope is going to take place this weekend.

Jmaster3265
12-19-2005, 03:02 PM
we will probably see more information on friday the 23rd in a new update to go with the Demo release that we hope is going to take place this weekend.


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