And the last bunch...
mista: the saber movements look very smooth on the movies we've seen...how bad will lag effect their accuracy on multiplay?
Graham F: No more or less than any other weapon.
l33tjedi: does the game have the same cast for cutscenes, as with JK? Same actor for Kyle? Or will cutscenes be rendered using the ingame engine?
Kenn H: We have a mix of in-game and pre-rendered cinematics....pre-rendered cinematics are more for ships and fly-bys, etc., not for live actors.
Kevin S: We have different actors
SolidSnake: I noticed in a FAQ, that y mentioned that u used SoftImage for the characters and 3DS Max for the other stuff... If one has these programs, will they be able to edit JK2 right out of the box? Or will they require some additional software?
Graham F: You will need a radiant editor to mod the game. You can't mod it out of the box.
Kenn H: Animation will require plug-ins, etc., most likely. It's the most difficult thing to do in the mod process because of all the transfer of information back and forth between Max/SoftImage/Maya and all the other anim packages out there. Someone could probably get Milkshape to work with it...
Drew Carey: How complex is the damage system for the environment. Will I be able to knock parts of buildings and structures by waving my saber or perhaps shooting them?
Kevin S: Certain things are destroyable, but you can't just wreck everything in sight.
Atomicone: What about violence? are you gonna show blood in the game?
Kevin S: No blood in Star Wars
Kenn H: Keep in mind that JK2 is a T rated game.
grumpycrab: Raven...can you complete the SP game without the lightsaber? I suspect not, in which case, what's the minimum amount of lightsaber use needed in the game?
Kenn H: Nope.... the saber is necessary to finish the game. And you'll need to use it quite a bit.
Graham F: That being said about the saber, you can play the entire game with just weapons if you want to, but there are definitely some situations where the saber would be your best way through.
Impi: Will there be some Thief-like missions?
Kevin S: It would be wise to be a little more 'stealthy' in some situations.
Lord Chief: To what extent will players be able to chop up Stormtroopers etc. Will we be able to chop off the arms and hands of Stormtroopers and what will the effect be on them? Will they die or just run away in pain?
Kevin S: I wouldn't want to give away what enemies will do in the game. I think you'll have to play it and see.
Red3StandingBy: You've established that MP players can choose their own saber colours. What about hilts? Or will hilts be visible enough to matter...?
Kevin S: By the time you look at your saber hilt, you are dead.
JVS: Will there be official updates/patches including new models/skins?
Kenn H: Official updates/patches remains to be seen. Depends on our scheduling and the need for them, etc.
cat in the hat: Some games live or die by the quality of the voice acting and the script. How much time was spent on those areas?
Kenn H: JK2 has a great cast.
Kevin S: We spend a good amount of time deliberating about the story and script. I think it turned out well.
DemiDemon: Could you guys give us a brief summary on the first level we'l encounter in JK2?
Graham F: There are a lot of Stormtroopers and you must kill them.
hugopereira: What kind of online piracy control will you guys use? Will you do the same as id software with RTCW and include a CDKEY and ban public CDKEYs as they come along?
madrebel: question about the seeking 'rockets' are they UBER seekers? Or can they be shaken by some tricky jedi moves?
Kenn H: Force Push, baby...
scubactor: Are there any plans for an expansion pack in the works?
Graham F: How about we finish the main game first.
TDogg: Must we kill every enemy in sight in JK2 or is it possible to take their weapons away and leave them alone?
Kevin S: I think that is one of the things you will have to deiscover as you play the game.
geebus: How close are you guys to going gold?
kevin S: Very close.
clapton is god: on-line cheating. How much can developers hinder it?
Kenn H: You can never stop cheating 100%, but the pure server option in Q3 is a good step in the right direction. PLaying online with friends or clans or other trusted people also helps tremendously.
ps2maddenman: The famous 'wall-walk' has been likened to the Matrix by many fans, was this actually the inspiration in this move?
Kevin S: We saw someone here at Raven do it and thought it would look cool in the game. heh.
Kenn H: wall walking was in movies before the Matrix. We thought it would be a cool feature. Don't know what officially inspired it, though...
David3k: Will JK2 have the Double-bladed lightsaber for MP
Graham F: No
Obi: As far as the voice acting goes, have you called back any of the actors from the original JK to reprise their roles and voice overs?
Kenn H: I believe the voice cast is all new.
Kevin S: Yep. New actors.
Red3StandingBy: How come Kyle hasn't changed clothes in all these years?
Kenn H: Kyle's a savant.
madrebel: Will there be a Boba Fett model/skin in the MP game?
Kenn H: No Boba Fett. He died in Jedi and this is 12 years later...
Atomicone: How often will we see time slow down as the camera orbits the fighting players? Can we make it do this? At what points is it most likely for this to happen?
Kenn H: You can turn that on and off in the menus.
StormHammer: Will the environments include weather effects such as rain, snow, wind and slippery ice?
Kenn H: There are environmental effects like Rain and Fog, yes...
That's about it, people.