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Gaalgoth
05-12-2002, 09:09 PM
Alright, so I got the PA up. It's called The Associates, at least for now. We can change that later on, but it'll work fine for now. Go on and join it, if I like you I'll let you in =).

Gaalgoth
05-12-2002, 11:06 PM
O yeah, one more thing, post here when you register and tell me what position you would like to fill. We're open to every class. Also leave your icq number

arguile
05-12-2002, 11:18 PM
i signed up. i wanna be weapons/armor designer.
by the way, my name is rune on the site.

i dont know what icq is...someone's gotta fill me in there...

Gaalgoth
05-12-2002, 11:21 PM
go to icq.com it's basically aim.

arguile
05-12-2002, 11:57 PM
ok...i downloaded icq...but before i set it up i wanna make sure i really need it. is everyone for sure gonna use icq?

Gaalgoth
05-13-2002, 11:36 AM
I dunno yet, but it can't hurt to download it.

Wraith 8
05-13-2002, 11:45 AM
cant we please use MSN and AIM... not ICQ.. that stupid program screwes up my comp....

Gaalgoth
05-13-2002, 11:47 AM
I have AIM and ICQ, someone just told me that most Europeans don't use AIM. Either or both is fine with me.

setsuko
05-13-2002, 01:56 PM
*ahem*

Stop arguing if you are to use AIM or ICQ or MSN. If you use Windows download Trillian instead (for instance at www.trillian.cc)

Trillian is a client that works with AIM, ICQ, IRC, MSN and YAHOO! at the same time (though, you use your normal accounts). There, problem solved.

You need someone with a pragmatic mind in your PA :rolleyes:

:)

setsuko
05-13-2002, 02:00 PM
And yes, all europeans I've ever met use ICQ, no other message thingy.

Gaalgoth
05-13-2002, 02:01 PM
well then why don't you join, setsuko? we need all the people we can get. what profession do you want?

setsuko
05-13-2002, 02:24 PM
Dunno, really, I had my mind up in DAoC for a long time, so I have not really planned for SWG. After all, it is still some way ahead.

If I come up with a good concept, perhaps I'll tell you. For now, I just lean back and enjoy the forums. After all, that was the good part of AO: the pre-game forums. And then they ruined it all by releasing it, oh my, oh my. :rolleyes:

setsuko
05-13-2002, 02:31 PM
But hey, a captain/marshal thingy would be great fun to play, I think. Like a peacekeeper in the city, who maintains order with a keen sence of judgement and a firm hand on the blaster. Helping the mayor set things straight, and regularily patrol the area outside the gates (for keeping my skills fresh and for spare loot).

Hmm.. Might work. I'll scetch some more at it.


Ooooh, and yes! I could double as a bodyguard when the mayor is visiting other cities and such. Every good power figure has a retinue!

Gaalgoth
05-13-2002, 02:46 PM
Yeah, that could work. I'm going to be a bounty hunter, so I can assist as a a body guard as well. After all, two is better than one.

Darth Maxx
05-13-2002, 03:03 PM
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Gaalgoth
05-13-2002, 03:59 PM
Ok, people, one more time. When you post here with what you want to be, you then have to join The Associates PA on the PA section of the swgalaxies.net main page. If you do not do this, yo are not in the PA.

Wraith 8
05-13-2002, 04:07 PM
And yes, all europeans I've ever met use ICQ, no other message thingy.

?????? what ?????
then you met weird people :D :D cause i dont know any one in europe who STILL uses ICQ :D :D oh wait.. i know 1 :D
all the guys and girls i know use MSN.. and a couple use AIM with it.... so... dont say that :D

Gaalgoth... post the link will you... :D

Gaalgoth
05-13-2002, 04:57 PM
But of course. Go here and join....
http://www.swgalaxies.net/guilds/guild.php3?id=62

Lord Helmet
05-13-2002, 05:11 PM
im a politic / jedi hey being able to persuade people with being a jedi is great for politicinas ;) so thats what i'll be doing...and what faction are we gonna be in imperial, rebel, or hutt?

Wraith 8
05-13-2002, 05:46 PM
Originally posted by Gaalgoth
But of course. Go here and join....
http://www.swgalaxies.net/guilds/guild.php3?id=62 why thank you my good sir :D i joined up. under my swgalaxies name... wraith 9 :D

Gaalgoth
05-13-2002, 07:08 PM
And now you're a smuggler. This will incorporate traders too, cause I doubt any trader is going to be completely honest about everything that they're carrying.

Ascari
05-13-2002, 07:47 PM
i will join

I'm going to be part shop-keeper and trader. ( I think, dont sue me if I change my mind. But i'm pretty sure )


Like i said a zillion times before :)

Anyway, i'm going to have an NPC ( preferably a human female ) in my shop selling my stuff and i'm gonna fill up my stock with trading etc.

Maybe we can sell the stuff we trade in my/our shop and we split the profit equally.
This way we get some money to spent u know :)

Ascari
05-13-2002, 08:43 PM
Btw, cant u just say Trader or something instead of Smuggler?



Kind of gives u away doesnt it? :)

Gaalgoth
05-13-2002, 09:37 PM
Well, as a bounty hunter I'll be killing alot of people....If I can loot their bodies, maybe that stuff will find it's way into your shop Ascari =)

Gaalgoth
05-13-2002, 09:55 PM
Zendjir, what do you want to be in the PA?

setsuko
05-13-2002, 11:07 PM
heh, sorry if I don't write myself up this very moment, but I just came here ;)

MikeC
05-13-2002, 11:23 PM
He will join us or die. :vadar:

Lord Helmet
05-13-2002, 11:30 PM
mike c r u joining the associates?

MikeC
05-13-2002, 11:31 PM
Yepers.

Lord Helmet
05-13-2002, 11:37 PM
woot

Wraith 8
05-14-2002, 04:49 AM
am i signed up already.. cause when i looked.. i wasnt in yet....
Mike.. is in.. i think yepers means yes :D

Zendjir
05-14-2002, 11:47 AM
Wha, sorry for the late reply, I'm having Forum problems.

I want to be a trader in the PA, I'll transport the goods from (for example) Rommels factory to ascari's shops. On top of that, I will be busy to find new markets for the goods that I trade.

Being a management, economics and law student, I think I will do well ;)

Ascari
05-14-2002, 01:13 PM
Originally posted by Zendjir
Wha, sorry for the late reply, I'm having Forum problems.

I want to be a trader in the PA, I'll transport the goods from (for example) Rommels factory to ascari's shops. On top of that, I will be busy to find new markets for the goods that I trade.

Being a management, economics and law student, I think I will do well ;)


That sounds so impressive in english :)

Anyway...

If I open up a shop and I recieve al the goodies in our PA. U can trust that the profit will be shared..

If I get enough goodies i will start a multinational company :)

But I dont want to be busy with my shop al the time, I want to trade/smuggle myselve as well :)

Darth Maxx
05-14-2002, 02:22 PM
I'm still doubting between Droid Maker/Warrior(Bounty Hunter)

When I'm a warrior, I'll help protect the transport(s) and city/village/community. Or go hunting for food or so...

MikeC
05-14-2002, 03:22 PM
But I dont want to be busy with my shop al the time, I want to trade/smuggle myselve as well
That's what npc shopkeepers are for! Just make sure they give special prices to all the Associates.

Ascari
05-14-2002, 03:24 PM
Originally posted by MikeC

That's what npc shopkeepers are for! Just make sure they give special prices to all the Associates.


If possible ufcourse. If I can't set it. Just place an order and you'll recieve it when I get back, that is if I get back from my other activities :)

Zendjir
05-14-2002, 04:45 PM
I'll probably be investing 50% of my time on trading, that includes the buying, selling and transporting of goods. But I want to explore also, shape up my combat skills, that's what I'll do the rest of the time.

Darth Maxx
05-14-2002, 04:55 PM
Just in case someone doesn't know what he's gonna be.
We could use a Animal Tamer I guess :D

Jan Gaarni
05-14-2002, 06:50 PM
Ok, I must be completly moronic here, but ...

WHERE THE HELL IS THE PA?

Cause I can't find it. :(

And I stopped using ICQ last week. Got tired of all those porn adds. :rolleyes:

Don't get me wrong, I like porn as much as the next man, :D but that's not why I'm on ICQ. :p

Now I use MSN.
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Gaalgoth
05-14-2002, 08:02 PM
haha, sorry for the delay all. I've been having trouble with the forums too....Yeah wraith, you're in as far as I know. Gaarni, the join thingy is http://www.swgalaxies.net/guilds/guild.php3?id=62
go there. It's looking like we're going to have a pretty good group....nobody go quitting on me now =)

arguile
05-14-2002, 08:26 PM
id prefer AIM, since i that one doesnt have too many ppl buggin me.

now we need to submit to get our own PA forum. is that already in the works?

as for the planet, i thought tatooine would be barren as well (resource wise anyway) so corellia or naboo would be great.

i dont guess anythings gotta be set in stone right now either, but we might wanna go ahead with putting down names for those of us that already have come up with one.

and oh yeah, what do you wanna be mike?

Gaalgoth
05-14-2002, 09:05 PM
Yeah, I voted for Corellia. I ahven't put in for a forum yet though...I dunno how =). Anyone who wants to let me know go right ahead and tell me.

arguile
05-14-2002, 09:35 PM
its posted somewhere. i think maybe off topic discussion...

maybe if you ran a search itd come up...anyone seen that post lately? it use to be at the bottom of like the general forums screen.

MikeC
05-14-2002, 11:42 PM
If you guys want I can have Juz set up a forum for The Associates. Just let me know.

Wraith 8
05-15-2002, 12:16 PM
euh guys.. we could ask for the admins of this forum to put our name in the forums below the general forums.. and that will be our forum.. so we dont have to make a new one.. and i sort of go to to many forums.. so lets just stick to one ok?

Ascari
05-15-2002, 01:31 PM
I think i'm gonna sell a few of those crystals that people use in light sabers.. ;)


Every wanna-bee Jedi wants to have those :)

Zendjir
05-15-2002, 01:51 PM
You have to find those crystals first Ascari, that's the hard part. :)

Ascari
05-15-2002, 02:27 PM
Originally posted by Zendjir
You have to find those crystals first Ascari, that's the hard part. :)


I thought I would just sell them, and find a few with other players. And then shair the profit :)

Saiyan22
05-15-2002, 02:49 PM
if you get some, you can make some "lightsabers" if your not a jedi (if possible in game, you'll probably need skills for that). heh, they may not work right, but "may the buyer beware"

you could make some bucks off that, but you may not want the bad reputation, although it will be a big world ;):saberb: :saberg: :saberr:

Koffin
05-15-2002, 03:13 PM
I think the word is allready out that only Jedi can make lightsabers. But who's stopping you from selling perfectly good stolen lightsabers...lol.

Saiyan22
05-15-2002, 03:31 PM
or even get a jedi to sell you his failed attempts at lightsabers ;)
i wonder if you can tell by the item name that its a failed lightsaber though

Jan Gaarni
05-15-2002, 04:27 PM
Actually, getting a lightsaber (in real life) to ignite isn't that difficult I think. (U'd have to hook it up to a powerplant, but ... :D )

The real trick is to get it to arc back to the handle. ;)

Jan Gaarni
05-15-2002, 04:29 PM
Nevermind, I missread Saiyan22's post there. lol :D

Maybe I should go to bed? :confused:

setsuko
05-15-2002, 06:41 PM
If Han can slize up a tauntaun, then I can sliza up an Ewok! ;)

Nah, but seriously.

How tied together will you guys be? I mean, I've seen quite few 'pregame planned associations' not working as soon as the game hits the shelves...

Obviously, a safe haven (in form of a small settlement) would be nice. Especially since I am starting to plan a character that would suit such an environment. Who knows, the right answer might yield you a peacekeeping officer ;)

Gaalgoth
05-15-2002, 07:39 PM
Yeah Mike, if you could ask Juztyn that would be much appreciated. And setsuko, I can't speak for everyone else and I obviously can't tell you what will definitly happen. I am dedicated to this idea, and from what I can tell so is everyone else. I really think it will work and that we will all benefit from it. Besides, what do you have to lose from signing up? at worst the group will fall apart, but at best you'll have a money pool backed up behind you that you can safely take loans from, deals on goods and a safe haven. it's a pretty good offer =).

setsuko
05-15-2002, 07:44 PM
:Gaalgoth, in a beige trenchcoat, a fedora and a violin case:
"It's... an offer you can't refuse."

:Setsuko, cornered in a dark alley, looks wildly to the left and right:
"su-su-su..sure thing...pa-pa-pal, sure thing!"

Gaalgoth
05-15-2002, 07:54 PM
:: pats setsuko's shoulder:: you've made a wise decision. Tony, give this woman a ride back to her home. And give her something nice....I don't know Tony, think of something. Sure, a basket of fruit. That'll be fine...you do like fruit, don't you setsuko? =)

Jan Gaarni
05-15-2002, 08:08 PM
Eerrr, I was under the impression that Setsuko was a she. :confused:
Am I lost again?!? :D

Gaalgoth
05-15-2002, 08:12 PM
yeah yeah, a her, of course, pssh, like a could make a mistake like that...::covers neck and huddles in a protective ball so setsuko can't hit him::

Ascari
05-15-2002, 08:13 PM
Well, I read somewhere that a jedi has a better control of a lightsaber that he created himselve/herselve in SWG.

setsuko
05-15-2002, 08:15 PM
Hmm... now you got ME confused! :P

Ascari
05-15-2002, 09:46 PM
Originally posted by setsuko
Hmm... now you got ME confused! :P





it's really not that hard to understand :)


Some1 who constructed their lightsaber themselves will have better control over it.

:saberg:

setsuko
05-15-2002, 09:52 PM
"it's really not that hard to understand "


Not that, Ascari, I was refering to the question about my sex. Sorry, but your reply sort of got squeezed in between :)

MikeC
05-15-2002, 11:37 PM
Wraith 8 - that's what I meant. Have a PA forum set up down there for us.

Gaalgoth - I'll get with The Juz Man and have him set it up.

Gaalgoth
05-15-2002, 11:42 PM
Mike....I love you man.

MikeC
05-15-2002, 11:48 PM
Gaalgoth, I like you, but not that way. Let's just be friends. ;)

Gaalgoth
05-15-2002, 11:56 PM
Oh........Yeah, yeah, that's what I meant. I love you like a friend.....yeah, like a friend. Not like a sex toy. whoops, I said that out loud, didn't I..... =)

Wraith 8
05-16-2002, 07:21 AM
Originally posted by MikeC
Wraith 8 - that's what I meant. Have a PA forum set up down there for us.

Gaalgoth - I'll get with The Juz Man and have him set it up. ah.. ok.. :D great minds think alike :D :p ;)

Ascari
05-16-2002, 12:58 PM
A personal forum would be nice, just make sure they set a pass on it or else other PA's will look into it.

Darth Maxx
05-16-2002, 01:51 PM
As soon as the expansion comes out. Let's steal some ships and store them in our Town Garages, if we have them ofcourse

MikeC
05-16-2002, 04:03 PM
Shame on you Darth Maxx. We're a nice law abiding little group. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go find a buyer for my death sticks.

MikeC
05-16-2002, 04:04 PM
Oh crap - they won't know I'm joking without a :p

Jan Gaarni
05-16-2002, 04:20 PM
Yeah, right, like we take anything you say seriously, Mike. :p

Zendjir
05-16-2002, 07:14 PM
I was wondering...how about the server we will play on? Because there are probably multiple servers, and the PA members are from different countries, it can be a problem that is able to break the Associates right now.

I, for one will probably be playing on the European server because my provider kind of sux I need the best connection possible to play.

Gaalgoth
05-16-2002, 07:21 PM
This is a problem that has been mentioned before. As of now, we really have no solution for it. Until we know more about the way the servers will work, we can't really decide on much. Once we learn more we can find a way to work around it, be it that we all play on the USA or Europe or whatever. If worst came to worst, then we could always just split the Associates into two branches of USA and Europe, but that's not my favorite option. We'll just have to wait and see.

Wraith 8
05-17-2002, 06:18 AM
im going to the US server.. i have already decided this :D... cause a lot of friends will be there.. and there you will have one language... cause on the europe server,.. you will have frencjh guys, german guys and spanish guys.. and my foreign languages arent that good :D

Ascari
05-17-2002, 08:23 AM
Originally posted by Wraith 8
im going to the US server.. i have already decided this :D... cause a lot of friends will be there.. and there you will have one language... cause on the europe server,.. you will have frencjh guys, german guys and spanish guys.. and my foreign languages arent that good :D




But wont your ping suck?

Especially in the space expansion...



personally I haven't decided what server i'm going on.

main reason I was thinking on playing on the europian server is because when I play most usa people will be asleep :)


then again, this might have it's advantages :)

Wraith 8
05-17-2002, 08:41 AM
Originally posted by Ascari
But wont your ping suck?

Especially in the space expansion...



personally I haven't decided what server i'm going on.

main reason I was thinking on playing on the europian server is because when I play most usa people will be asleep :)


then again, this might have it's advantages :) well.. i never had any problems during tiberian sun online... i was always on the US or the UK sever.... i got Maxxstream..

Ascari
05-17-2002, 09:37 AM
Us or Uk, is a BIG difference :)


But didnt u have problems with sleeping US dewds?

Saiyan22
05-17-2002, 11:02 AM
bah, there are plenty of night owls and insomniacs here in the states ;)

plenty of addicts ::tries not to draw attention to himself:: that won't want to log off too

::whistles, tries not to look guilty of this::

Wraith 8
05-17-2002, 11:07 AM
lol... i never ever sleep before midnight... ever
so no.. i dont have any problems at all. its is just where your priorities lies :D

Ascari
05-17-2002, 03:31 PM
Well for some strange reason I think the US scene will be a tad better then the europe one.


Since u will always have people who generalize because of someone's nationality.

Zendjir
05-17-2002, 04:13 PM
I have chello...so that kind of sums it up==> baaaad connection, even on cable. I'll be joining the European server because I think I wont be able to play the game properly on US servers. Sorry guys, if maybe I won't be able to participate in the PA that way.

I just hope you all decide to go europe :)

setsuko
05-17-2002, 08:04 PM
Hmm...well, you speak like there will be ONE u.s server and ONE european server. Why? I mean, EQ is on, what is it these days, twenty servers or something? DAoC has more than ten servers too. Has there been any official word in it?

Ascari
05-17-2002, 08:09 PM
Originally posted by setsuko
Hmm...well, you speak like there will be ONE u.s server and ONE european server. Why? I mean, EQ is on, what is it these days, twenty servers or something? DAoC has more than ten servers too. Has there been any official word in it?


I know it's impossible but think about it:


1 server for all the europian players. Damn that would rock!

imagine over a hundred thousend players on 1 server.
Now that would be a crowded place :)
Although, waiting lines for the cloning centers will be HUGE!.

setsuko
05-17-2002, 08:15 PM
AO tried it, and for a while, there were only one server. It did not work. After a while, they split it in two. What is for certain is that huge mono-server MMORPGs is a supremely cool idea (I know I dream of it), but in reality, it tend to be... highly unstable, and the server downtime at patching and maintainance is a true pest.

setsuko
05-17-2002, 08:29 PM
There, Gaalgoth, I guess you have a mail waiting ;)

Saiyan22
05-17-2002, 10:59 PM
there should be mad servers...isn't it limited to 3000 characters per server?

MikeC
05-17-2002, 11:14 PM
I haven't seen any official word on exactly how many servers or what the limits will be. That's probably something they will work out in later stages of Beta (stress testing the servers).

Darth Maxx
05-20-2002, 04:40 PM
Why don't we just play on the Asian server? :p

No for real, I think that most of the peepz here are from Europe, especially the Lowlands then. But will see, we still have some time don't we?

Talain
05-20-2002, 04:52 PM
Jedi are supposed to be keepers of the peace and resolvers of disputes, so I can do that for ya.

Gaalgoth
05-20-2002, 08:34 PM
Um, I'm not letting anyone into the Associates when there job is going to be jedi. Be a jedi first, then you can come in. Being that you can't choose to be one from the beginning, You're going to have to have another talent to join. sorry dude.

setsuko
05-20-2002, 08:58 PM
Hmm.. yes, I noticed I will be a soldier! Really, it's a good description right now, since I want to know a loooot more about SWG before I decide what way to go (propably won't until I enter beta *fingers crossed*). Until then, soldier it is. With all those droid manufacturers and engineers, you could use trusty blaster. :)

Ascari
05-20-2002, 09:34 PM
Originally posted by setsuko
Hmm.. yes, I noticed I will be a soldier! Really, it's a good description right now, since I want to know a loooot more about SWG before I decide what way to go (propably won't until I enter beta *fingers crossed*). Until then, soldier it is. With all those droid manufacturers and engineers, you could use trusty blaster. :)


I have the same problem :)

I want to be a shopkeeper/smuggler/trader/pilot


and for the lack of space when SWG comes out I will be driving some fast vehicles etc. :)

Gaalgoth
05-20-2002, 10:03 PM
Yeah, since you can't start out as a bounty hunter I'm either gonna be a weapons specialist or a soldier. Probably Hutt too.

Wraith 8
05-21-2002, 07:03 AM
euh.. what if one planet IS a server? like tattooine is a server.. Naboo, corellia...

Zendjir
05-21-2002, 12:34 PM
euh.. what if one planet IS a server? like tattooine is a server.. Naboo, corellia...

Nah, I don't think so, that would mean that you can only stay on one planet.

MikeC
05-21-2002, 12:43 PM
Originally posted by Wraith 8
euh.. what if one planet IS a server? like tattooine is a server.. Naboo, corellia...
I think they said a long time ago that it would not be that way.

Darth Maxx
05-21-2002, 02:54 PM
It's impossible, because we wouldn't be able to travel to other planet.
But I ask myself, will you be able to control the same char on an other server? Or will it be like the realm-system in DII?

setsuko
05-21-2002, 02:58 PM
It's not impossible. What happens is that the server sends all info about your char to another server, and after some loading time, you are on the other server. AO use this, and DAoC use it for its cities. So no, it's not impossible. But i don't really think they'll do it.

Talain
05-21-2002, 03:01 PM
Then I'll start by doing the same thing without the Jedi powers to back me up. Not to mention, acting like a Jedi before actually being one provides an RP reason why I'd become one in the first place, no?

Darth Maxx
05-21-2002, 03:35 PM
Players will have access to public transports that will shuttle them between planets. For a given leg of interplanetary travel, the answer is between 3 and 5 minutes or so. Of course, some trips take multiple legs. For intra-planetary travel, if a planet has more than one spaceport, it's a minute or less. As far as what to do, we hope to have mini-games drawn from the continuity that you can play while en route.

Quote from the FAQ.

So if they use a server=planet system, it will be hard, since a lot of players prolly 'll travel from one planet to another at the same time.

Arallu Bokatur
05-21-2002, 05:54 PM
I just wanted to introduce myself, Arallu Bokatur here. I am a pilot/explorer and perhaps a smuggler occasionally...but don't tell anyone. I hope to be a valued member of The Association. My icq is 793405. Hope to talk to you all soon.
Arallu

Gaalgoth
05-21-2002, 06:24 PM
Alright Arall, I'll put you down as an explorer. Just make sure you join on the player association part of the swgalaxies.net main page and keep posting! Oh, and Welcome!

BenSkywalker
05-21-2002, 06:48 PM
Hey Gaalgoth, what did you think about the idea of a jedi council on the other topic that I started about a city, would it not be a good idea for this place? Just think of the benefits.......

MikeC
05-21-2002, 07:27 PM
Welcome Arallu and Ben!

MikeC
05-21-2002, 07:30 PM
Originally posted by BenSkywalker
Hey Gaalgoth, what did you think about the idea of a jedi council on the other topic that I started about a city, would it not be a good idea for this place? Just think of the benefits.......
What benefits could that possibly be? Do you really consider having the Empire bombard your city into oblivion from orbit a benefit?

I already mentioned this on the other thread you started, but since you asked here too... I'm sorry, but the Jedi are in hiding. They can't train anybody that hasn't already become force sensitive. What could it possible do for us but cause trouble?

Gaalgoth
05-21-2002, 07:33 PM
I'm afraid that Mike is right......they would do more harm then good. Maybe eventually (after the game has been out for a long time) that would be useful, but as for now a few jedi won't provide much of a benefit. The way the game works is that the Empire and bounty hunters are constantly hunting down jedi. It wouldn't be good to have them there...they'd be found.

setsuko
05-21-2002, 07:35 PM
Well, for a proclaimed rebel town, it could be an advantage, since the empire would bombard you anyway if they found you.

However, since not all in this PA are proclaimed rebels (aight?), a jedi sanctuary would put us in an awkward position.

BenSkywalker
05-21-2002, 07:41 PM
Originally posted by MikeC

What benefits could that possibly be? Do you really consider having the Empire bombard your city into oblivion from orbit a benefit?

I already mentioned this on the other thread you started, but since you asked here too... I'm sorry, but the Jedi are in hiding. They can't train anybody that hasn't already become force sensitive. What could it possible do for us but cause trouble?


What difference will it make, if and when the Empire discover all these rebel cities, surely they will take us over? I dont wish to sound pessimistic, but I believe this will be the case with alot of these towns, although they willhave to be defended to the best of our ability. As I posted in the other topic, yeh, maybe not now, at least not completely in the open, but in the future, when the empire has fallen, (depending on how fast this timeline will run), a jedi council would be an excellent facility to have

Gaalgoth
05-21-2002, 07:47 PM
Time stands still. The empire will not fall. And we are most likely going to be a neutral town because limiting peoples' faction decisions would be bad....we're not here to limit people, we're here to have fun and have friends. Having a group of soldiers, automated defenses and bounty hunters like me to back up the town should be effective enough against an attack. Think about it, the jedi aren't going to be like they are in games.....it's much easier to kill htme than in the story line because the actual players are not in touch with the force. A jedi acadamy is not a good idea.

MikeC
05-21-2002, 07:49 PM
WHOA DUDE! STOP RIGHT THERE!!!!
Who in the *&$% said anything about being a Rebel city?

You're missing something on the timeline. The game is in the period between ANH and ESB. It stays entirely in that timeline. The Empire WILL NOT FALL IN THE GAME.

BenSkywalker
05-21-2002, 07:55 PM
Mike..... this is the second time I've had to tell you to cool it!! Ok, now I know this isnt a rebel city, glad we've got things straight. Its better being neutral anyway.

Gaalgoth
05-21-2002, 07:56 PM
hahaha holy **** I've never seen Mike curse before! feels good don't it? Don't worry though mike, it won't be rebel. or hutt or empire for that matter. It'll be neutral

JekRendar
05-21-2002, 08:03 PM
Mike's mom, "Oh my, Mikey, you come here you need to have your mouth washed out now!!!"

Oh yeah, Gaalgoth, why are you going to stay neutral? Come on, the Alliance needs us. (Why did I just say "us"? I'm not an Associate!) They need our services and provisions! (Here I go again)!

Oh yeah, Gaal, I hope you got the hint up there... ;)

Gaalgoth
05-21-2002, 08:06 PM
I'm not necesarily going to stay neutral, but the town is. Why, you ask? Because this is a group effort and not everyone is going to want to be the same faction. This could cause some problems, but it's the way it has to be unless we can work something out. As for now, the town remaining neutral is the best possible choice.

Arallu Bokatur
05-22-2002, 12:51 AM
I am hoping most of us get into the beta so we can get the game ironed out for launch. I have been reading all about how the towns are supposed to work. I don't want to spend a lot of time to discuss them till I get into the game or see the actual facs.
I hope to see you all in game.

Talain
05-22-2002, 01:46 AM
Blarg, you never replied. You'll need a mediator of disputes and such, I figure I can do that to start, and if I become a Jedi later and you don't want to take sides, I'll leave, but I can at least be in for now, as I don't see you with any police or mediators yet.

gavor
05-22-2002, 02:23 AM
Where to start....

I thought by putting explorer down I'd remain a little bit unique from all the BH and jedi ;). Ah well, you're always welcome to come exploring with myself and the Flufferation, Arallu.

Theres not much to say about the Jedi council/Association thing. It's just a stupid idea and thats that. Listen to the people on the board that have been studying SWG for ages and in depth.

You can't show other people how to become Jedi and therefore build a huge secret jedi army. It doesnt work that way so just put that bit outta your mind. I assume to become a Jedi you will be sent all over the galaxy fulfilling missions and quests, not sitting around in some training facility. Whether or not it will attract imperial entanglements(hehe) is beside the point. It's just not feasible.

As far as I understand, the Associates are neutral and so they should stay. I'm actually not in favor of an Associates town. We're supposed to be a network of people from this forum who work separately but help each other out regardless of our factions.

Maybe we should have a string of clandestine meeting places on diferent planets. Like a cantina on Tatooine operating as an Association meeting point or a shop on Naboo. Maybe with secret something or other when you enter so other members know you're one of us.

If i've been thinking wrong, set me straight.

Wraith 8
05-22-2002, 04:35 AM
yeah ok.. but an associate town can be good.. it can be a trading ground for all of us and a save haven for us.. cause when we get attacked we have eachother to cover our backs.

well the job or term Trader isnt in the job subscription yet.. so ill be a smuggler... i will trade things with anyone... rebels, hutts, empire.... as long as i get paid.. :D

Zendjir
05-22-2002, 06:18 AM
I agree with Wraith, and besides; I want a place I can call home, something to build on (besides my characters).

Darth Maxx
05-22-2002, 09:32 AM
By the way: I think there's a possibility when noone of TA is online. Will they be able then to burst into our stores/houses and steal things, or even destroy or town? And will there be natural disasters like a huge sandstorm/tornado?

setsuko
05-22-2002, 09:46 AM
Well, since you are supposed to be able to pay NPC's to tend to your stores and shops, I bet the town will be able to hire NPC's to guard the gates. Oh, and Tallairn, wanna be a peacekeeper? I am planning to be something likewise. Partners? ;)

Oooh, and then we could have our own station. With a little jail, to put troublesome people in! :D

Darth Maxx
05-22-2002, 10:43 AM
Yeah, but I think people can outrun droids can't they?

Zendjir
05-22-2002, 10:59 AM
Better put some bulldozer-tracks under your droids then Maxx!

Darth Maxx
05-22-2002, 12:46 PM
Like bulldozer-tracks can handle blasters :p

BenSkywalker
05-22-2002, 06:20 PM
GAVOR: not once did I suggest that the purpose of an academy would be to train hundreds of "secret jedi", any fool who has read about this game for two minutes would know that is impossible, let alone me....

Secondly, we have already reached the conclusion that this wouldnt be a good idea at this time, you are just repeating what many people have said already

I did not suggest that it was possible to tell people exactly how to become jedi either, what I suggested was that those with experience would be able guide those who had just discovered force sensitivity, and possibly help speed up their training from there on in, giving them some help. It is an idea which would work, were it not for the Imperial factor.

The last thing that anyone in this game would want would be hundreds of "secret jedi" running around, least of all me, it would make the jedi far less special characters, and would ruin the game, making it totally unrealistic for the Star Wars universe, I never said that would be a good idea.

DudEhead
05-22-2002, 06:23 PM
Originally posted by setsuko
And yes, all europeans I've ever met use ICQ, no other message thingy.

I use MSN... ICQ sucks :fett: prolly got answer to it already but what the hey :p

setsuko
05-22-2002, 07:01 PM
Originally posted by DudEhead


I use MSN... ICQ sucks :fett: prolly got answer to it already but what the hey :p

No offence, but my experience in the matter is that people who can't even change themes for windows use MSN, while the rest use ICQ. Or rather, mICQ or some other client. But then, I guess most of you are gamers, not programmers ;)

arguile
05-22-2002, 07:12 PM
setsuko, youre a programmer?

id like to get into some of that so if you could give a newbie a little direction id really appreciate it.

i know this is off topic so if you do have some tips for me, please make a new thread called pointers in the off topic area.

that would really help me out...

setsuko
05-22-2002, 07:46 PM
I'm not a programmer. But since I tend to hang out with programmers a lot, I've catched up a few things here and there. I mean, when you're surrounded with 5 people talking about compiling kernels for an hour or two, it's either learn, or fall asleep :P

Talain
05-22-2002, 08:04 PM
Yeah, we'll be the cops.
There, now put me in, Gaalgoth :)

Gaalgoth
05-22-2002, 09:15 PM
cops cops.....all this law and order =)

setsuko
05-22-2002, 09:21 PM
I don't want to be a 'cop'. But well, since we are aiming at Corellia right now, how about some local Corsec forces? That would also be a nice excuse for peacekeepers who is not in town all the time (i.e. logged out, exploring etc):

"hey, wheres the damn Corsec when you need them? Propably out on some routine checkup back at the farms at the Urtiel plain again, *grumblegrumbel*"

Kyren Valinor
05-22-2002, 10:12 PM
Greetings. I'am Kyren Valinor and I enjoy this idea of the Associiates PA. I love it. I want to be apart of this community. Gaalgoth, What do you need in this PA and I will try to become it. If need be, I can become a smuggler/pilot/shopowner, but if that is already taken, I can become something else. Thanks in advance.

ICQ: 136460307. If you need to talk to me.



~K~ :)

gavor
05-22-2002, 11:17 PM
Hi Ben,

Sorry you're getting all riled up about this, but I think I had a valid point since you said:

Anoter thing which I think would be wise to include would be a jedi facility, one where people can learn and train to become a jedi (once the rest of us find out how)


I assumed you were saying that once one person had become a Jedi, that person could show lots of other people in some sort of academy. Any sort of academy is the wrong idea from my point of view and should be strongly discouraged by the devs. If there were some Jedi academy being run, why wouldn't Obi won send Luke there?


The last thing that anyone in this game would want would be hundreds of "secret jedi" running around, least of all me, it would make the jedi far less special characters, and would ruin the game, making it totally unrealistic for the Star Wars universe, I never said that would be a good idea.

Glad you agree. I think the less Jedi the better.

Thanks for listening.

Gaalgoth
05-22-2002, 11:23 PM
Kyren, we're welcome to any position you want to be. That's the beauty of it all. Just register on the PA section of the main swgalaxies.net site and you're in....just keep posting.

MikeC
05-23-2002, 03:29 AM
Welcome Kyren Valinor :D

Wraith 8
05-23-2002, 05:38 AM
hey hey hey welcome man :D

stick around...

so .. Gaalgoth.. how many people do we have already??

Talain
05-23-2002, 06:13 AM
Yes, that's a very good idea. Perfect for our purposes as well. Yes, Corsec agents will do nicely......
*insert maniacal laughter*

Wraith 8
05-23-2002, 06:44 AM
Originally posted by Talain
Yes, that's a very good idea. Perfect for our purposes as well. Yes, Corsec agents will do nicely......
*insert maniacal laughter* oh my good lord of the Sith.. we have a Doctor evil in our midst :D MUHAHHAHAHAHHAHHA

Zendjir
05-23-2002, 09:02 AM
Welcome Kyren!

We now have like 3 smugglers/ traders in our PA :) it's going to be a trade orientated PA then eh?

Wraith 8
05-23-2002, 09:15 AM
Originally posted by Zendjir
Welcome Kyren!

We now have like 3 smugglers/ traders in our PA :) it's going to be a trade orientated PA then eh? well..with Dutch people in it... what did you expect :D

Arallu Bokatur
05-23-2002, 11:47 AM
I see I am listed as a miner I am going to be an explorer to start off with and go from there. Buying selling information any information is what I am gonna do and my race will be Bothan. I read up a bit more on Bothan and have to change my name to fit with the Bothan way.
Arallu Bok'atur

MikeC
05-23-2002, 01:59 PM
I've been thinking about having a wookie information dealer too.

Zendjir
05-23-2002, 04:06 PM
Yeah, a wookie information dealer, that would work :)

Darth Maxx
05-23-2002, 05:13 PM
I guess I'll have to build a lot of protocol droids...

Talain
05-23-2002, 05:21 PM
Having as many traders and smugglers as we have is a good thing, since it lets use sell the products from our manufacturers to the outside rather than having to wait for people to come in. I figure I might help with trade a little bit, maybe just work as a mule tranferring goods from our home city to one of our facilities on another planet to supplement my security duty.

Gotta be helpful to the Association!

Gaalgoth
05-23-2002, 06:46 PM
We have 12 or 13. not a bad number for starting out. I have three friends that are definitly going to play....They may join in later on.

Kyren Valinor
05-23-2002, 07:12 PM
Glad to be here. I would like to become a Smuggler/Explorer. Can't have enough of that ;)

One question, Can anybody carry a blaster?


~K~

Gaalgoth
05-23-2002, 07:27 PM
Yeah, anyone can carry a blaster. But Kyren, you ned to go join on the PA page. go to www.swgalaxies.net and click on Player Associations on the side bar. When that page opens, find The Associates from the list given. Click on the name and then join. Only then will you be a member.

Wraith 8
05-24-2002, 06:20 AM
I also opened a thread in the Associates forum.... member signup + member list.. maybe we should all list our selfs there once more ..

SIRIUS
06-15-2002, 12:02 AM
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Zendjir
06-15-2002, 11:40 AM
. ?

WTF was that Sirius?

JekRendar
06-16-2002, 10:17 AM
Originally posted by SIRIUS
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Methinks he has urinary probs!?!

Lord Helmet
06-16-2002, 11:17 PM
surius is a man of few words lol

setsuko
06-17-2002, 07:17 AM
Yeah, sirius, you can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk? j/k :D