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Old 01-20-2006, 11:11 AM   #1
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Suggestion for Expansion

Yes, I am well aware that the actual game is not out yet, but I wanted to post this before I forget..

It may be too late to implement this now, but it would be pretty cool if you could add yourself as a hero. Like, have an Imperial/Rebel officer that you could name yourself and select a few a few special abilities and then be able to use yourself in combat and stuff. This could be expanded to include you losing the battle if your unit is defeated, which could be balanced by having your hero unit have a few extra special abilities. You would also be able to have a flagship during spacebattles and some kind of command post or something in land battles.


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Old 01-20-2006, 12:07 PM   #2
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Personally I'd rather have a Clone Wars expansion ^_^ Clone Wars ships and vessels are much more interesting...but that's not likely to happen
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Old 01-20-2006, 01:02 PM   #3
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Well.. I'm sure if they do make an expansion, it won't just add ONE feature..


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Old 01-20-2006, 01:47 PM   #4
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This has nothing to do with the demo at all so im moving this to the Galatic Discussion.


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Old 01-20-2006, 01:52 PM   #5
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Well... The interesting thing that is likely is that it will be a clone wars expansion because demo itself already has 50+ models that are not in the game, this might hint the clone wars expansion.

Although they can only be gained through a modding of the game... It is still possible. I have forgotten if there was any other hints of the expansion...That we found in our previous descussions involving a similar matter.



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Old 01-20-2006, 02:19 PM   #6
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I really don't see how they can go forward in the timeline, due to the fact that you change history in the game. So if they were to ever make an expansion, it will have to be Clone Wars. I certainly hope they do make an expansion... if only for the Venator
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Old 01-20-2006, 04:44 PM   #7
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I really don't see how they can go forward in the timeline, due to the fact that you change history in the game. So if they were to ever make an expansion, it will have to be Clone Wars. I certainly hope they do make an expansion... if only for the Venator
That is a good point Phreak. I never thought of it like that how you change history, I always figured there'd be an ESB expansion. But seeing as that wouldn't make sense, clone wars would be sweet.


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Old 01-20-2006, 05:38 PM   #8
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Yes, I am well aware that the actual game is not out yet, but I wanted to post this before I forget..

It may be too late to implement this now, but it would be pretty cool if you could add yourself as a hero. Like, have an Imperial/Rebel officer that you could name yourself and select a few a few special abilities and then be able to use yourself in combat and stuff. This could be expanded to include you losing the battle if your unit is defeated, which could be balanced by having your hero unit have a few extra special abilities. You would also be able to have a flagship during spacebattles and some kind of command post or something in land battles.
Don't worry, I don't expect you to have gone 5 pages back in the threads, but we did already talk about the create yourself prospect, thought you might find it informative.
Hope you find some of the opinions helpful.


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Old 01-20-2006, 09:50 PM   #9
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Ah, my bad.. sorry.. hehe, I thought it was a brilliant idea while I was in the shower that morning :P


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Old 01-21-2006, 11:21 PM   #10
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Technically you couldnt create a Clone Wars. What if the CIS won, then the rebellion or the empire would never exist. I love the game but LA did not set this game up for a expansion from the looks of it.
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Old 01-22-2006, 06:38 AM   #11
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lol, but if the empire would win in the game now, ep 5,6 would never exist!^^

i think it would be a great idea to make an cw expansion, i would buy it for shure!


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Old 01-22-2006, 11:08 AM   #12
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Technically you couldnt create a Clone Wars. What if the CIS won, then the rebellion or the empire would never exist. I love the game but LA did not set this game up for a expansion from the looks of it.
Technically, the Republic and CIS both lost, and the Galactic Empire won.

It can be done similar to SWGB's Clone Campaigns. It was like a separate game, and didn't effect the original game.
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Old 01-30-2006, 11:32 PM   #13
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Technically, the Republic and CIS both lost, and the Galactic Empire won.
Never thought about the Republic losing...

Any ways, I doubt they'll add EU factions so if anything it will be Clone Wars era factions. Adding advanced Confederacy or Republic would be awesome! Think of all the freedom they'd have: Technology would have advanced so there'd be über versions of all conferderacy units and republic (imagine a new V-Wing).


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Old 01-31-2006, 12:36 AM   #14
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Expansion ehh.


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Old 01-31-2006, 06:18 AM   #15
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Technically, the Republic and CIS both lost, and the Galactic Empire won.

Nah the Republic was reorganized into the Empire which means that the Republic won it.

I actually love how Lucas followed the history of Rome. Just recall it.

During Roman republic roman senate voted an extraodinary powers to the first consul because of the barbar invasions on the northern borders which threatened Rome itself. After the attacks were repelled and the northern borders secured the first consul turned the republic into the Empire.

BTW the firs counsoul was elected by the senat and the senat was elected by roman citizens.



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Old 01-31-2006, 08:22 AM   #16
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Expansion will most likely be ESB and ROTJ. However, a sequel called Republic At War has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?


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Old 01-31-2006, 01:30 PM   #17
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a unit i feel is missing in this game, that id like to see in the expantion or modded in, is a stormtrooper with a deplyable laser cannon, like in esb just before the falcon leaves echo base. because imps only have 2 type of infintry while the rebs have 3, (not including major and minor heros)

also cool ideas are:
reb swoop
boats and subs
x-wings and tie fighters that act like snowspeeder
do rebs have a anti-air vihicle?
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Old 01-31-2006, 01:38 PM   #18
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To be honest, we can judge if there wont be a forward expansion untel we beat the game. Think about it, they could do a cut, or what ever its called, and leave you hanging. Lets say, it has the first death star destroyed, it could end there, or what if it stop when the empire cntrols all of the universe but hoth, then there could be a forward expansion






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Old 01-31-2006, 04:45 PM   #19
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could be like lego star wars, where each movie part dont realy influnce each other
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Old 01-31-2006, 05:13 PM   #20
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for those wanting a Clone Wars expansion, go here: www.imperialassault.com
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Old 01-31-2006, 07:49 PM   #21
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Uh an expansion is not going to pick up your save games so it's not like it really matters who wins..... If you win and conquer the galaxy, that doesn't leave much room for an expansion either by that sort of logic. Clone Wars would be really fun, though I'm sort of curious about the whole EU post Endor deal, because that would allow for lots of factions and political maneuvering. For marketability they'd probably need to keep it to recognizable movie stuff though. THough come to think about it, aside from *maybe* the a-wings, do we have content confirmed in the main game that goes beyond ESB?
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Old 02-01-2006, 05:41 PM   #22
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for those wanting a Clone Wars expansion, go here: www.imperialassault.com
Thats a mod, not an expansion. If an expansion came out you would probably be able to be the GE RA CIS OR the old republic,


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Old 02-01-2006, 07:34 PM   #23
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I wouldn't mind a Clone Wars expansion? Though not so soon.


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Old 02-01-2006, 07:50 PM   #24
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Uh an expansion is not going to pick up your save games so it's not like it really matters who wins..... If you win and conquer the galaxy, that doesn't leave much room for an expansion either by that sort of logic. Clone Wars would be really fun, though I'm sort of curious about the whole EU post Endor deal, because that would allow for lots of factions and political maneuvering. For marketability they'd probably need to keep it to recognizable movie stuff though. THough come to think about it, aside from *maybe* the a-wings, do we have content confirmed in the main game that goes beyond ESB?
Expansions can do anything the programmers can program It would be pretty cool if somehow you could use your results from the first EaW and they somehow affect you in the expansion, no?


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Old 02-01-2006, 08:18 PM   #25
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Hello,

Maybe, as some have said, the expansion should be based pon episodes 5 and 6, focusing on the second death star, so it would allow you to change SW history as far as episode 6, and we would have the ships everyone asked for, like TIE interceptors, Bwing, Dreads, maybe...and so on.
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Old 02-01-2006, 08:55 PM   #26
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Uh, yeah, they could program a nice little feature in that loads up your old game file in which you conquered the galaxy and reset it.....
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Old 02-02-2006, 11:23 PM   #27
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Nah the Republic was reorganized into the Empire which means that the Republic won it.
Yeah but here the thing: Did they reallly win? Lets look at the facts
first I will aknowledge the fact that the Seperatists were defeated but they were created and manipulated by the Sith? Doesn't that make them not a real enemy if they were just a fascade, a tool to inconspicously gain the Sith power? Also the Sith took over the republic the ultimate goal of Sith in the past. AND the Republic died, it literally died and all its leaders were replaced changing it forever.


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Old 02-03-2006, 12:46 AM   #28
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I would love to see what they could do with the clone wars. I think the greater numbers of jedi would create some intresting match ups in how to balance out jedi vs droids. I respect what has already been done this would be a new challenge for Petroglyph, something I would like to see them work out. I think if done right the force can be exciting while still remaining reasonable as to not effect normal tactics to much.

I also think if they did create the clone wars factions as new factions they would also try to give the OT only fans some things as well. There is no reason why they could not add a few new ships/troops.vehicles and options to the old OT factions as well.
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Old 02-03-2006, 12:52 AM   #29
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You realize that modders can do ANYTHING the official programmers can do once the hardcoded functionality is in. Provided the mods are of high quality you've laready got your expansion.
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Old 02-03-2006, 10:58 AM   #30
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We yeah but the hard code stuff is what I ment. I am fully aware of IA 2 and the Legacy mod. However, with the addition of so many new jedi, meaning different force powers and what not. The game may evolve a bit. Not to mention the fact that as we play the game with the OT factions we may come up with ideals that change the game on some hardcoded level. No offense was intended toward the modders.
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Old 02-03-2006, 12:02 PM   #31
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would love to see from both, earlier and later movies
and maybe some campaigns from the books / comics

or maybe some alternative storylines
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Old 02-03-2006, 07:21 PM   #32
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What would be great for an expansion would be an option you toggle, to allow more tactical space battles, like starfleet command lite or something or maybe some homeworldesque 3D. The demo is great fun, but it would be great if we could get even more thoughtful fleet battles for thoses who want them.
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You realize that modders can do ANYTHING the official programmers can do once the hardcoded functionality is in. Provided the mods are of high quality you've laready got your expansion.
You know what? You are right. In fact I dare say that modders can do a better job than the original programmers through sheer zeal. But y'know what? people don't like free stuff no matter how much better it is, we'll always have it that way because people are paranoid and automaticaly assume higher price equals higher value. Good examples of this include bottled water and Linux. If this ever changes we're in for a better world but until then corporations have us in their grip.

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Old 02-03-2006, 11:14 PM   #34
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No, Ubuntu is the best Linux and it's free.

But you make some good points, I'll bet modders can make a full expansion for this game as long as enough of the source is included and not hardcoded.


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Ubuntu? Is that "red" linux

One angle that Petro-Glyph should work is adding imroved mod tools or else modders might not buy the expo as they might not even need or want it. It's too bad Linux hasn't caught on, It's far superior in nearly every aspect. If it ever does catch on though well, we'll be laughing about how long Microsoft stood for considering its last version (XP) actually actually copied linux.

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Old 02-05-2006, 12:53 AM   #36
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i think a game like this for the clone wars should be its own game.

a possible expansion for EaW would porbably be the New Republic fighting the Imperial Rement and the Yuuzhan vong
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Old 02-05-2006, 03:01 AM   #37
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Expansion ehh.


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Just make it as good as Aftermath, if not better....


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