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Old 05-19-2003, 12:57 AM   #1
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Imperial Smugglers?

Lets say someone wanted to lead Stormtroopers into battle to crush pathetic Rebels, but in his spare time he wanted to smuggle? Could this be done? Each faction should have equal opprotunity for each profession, but I can't see how Imperials would need to smuggle anything, seeing as how the point of smuggling is to get past Imperials...correct me if I am way off...


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Old 05-19-2003, 01:06 AM   #2
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Well some planets are rebel controlled so you could smuggle past them. But if you are a smuggler I think your do missions for the Hutts or something. I'm wrong most likely.


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Old 05-19-2003, 07:59 AM   #3
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Hey, there's no reason why a person aligned to the Empire can't be corrupt. Maintaining a facade of loyalty, while he/she sneaks away now and then and use illegal ways of making money. I think it sounds like an interesting way to play. As long as you don't get caught, that is...


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Old 05-19-2003, 10:41 AM   #4
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Hey, there's no reason why a person aligned to the Empire can't be corrupt. Maintaining a facade of loyalty, while he/she sneaks away now and then and use illegal ways of making money. I think it sounds like an interesting way to play. As long as you don't get caught, that is...
Before your post I would have answered: a smuggler is alone by himself and is neighter with the rebels nor the empire.

But, if I think better, a smuggler could behave as you write.
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Old 05-19-2003, 03:22 PM   #5
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Corruption was a huge part of the Empire, not everyone wanted to be loyal to a wizened old "wizard" like the Emperor. I can see Imperial officers taking a little smuggling work on the side, mostly younger ones though. Being corrupt would be SWEET . That is, unless your superiors found out and came... for... you...

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Old 05-19-2003, 03:51 PM   #6
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Absolutely, imps can be smugglers. For all the reasons previously mentioned. It'll be something furtive though, the imp. smuggler is different than the rebel smuggler. But that's obvious even to a nerf herder like yourself *looking at nobody in perticular*


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Old 05-19-2003, 05:40 PM   #7
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In a sense, the Empire might love smugglers that they can sorta of "sway in certain directions." They could use them as scouts, and even as personal smugglers...cause that way they don't have to waste their ships, resources, people to do so...

...then again, if you're caught smuggling through the Empire, well like Han Solo faced..."An Imperial patrol forced me to jettison my cargo."

So it might depend...


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Old 05-19-2003, 11:02 PM   #8
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what about the imperial hair stylists and the imperial image designers.
no one talks about the glorious professions of the empire.
someone has to shave all those heads and tattoo all those barcodes
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Old 05-20-2003, 01:11 AM   #9
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Why bother smuggling something for the government (The Empire) when you could just transport it normally. What I am trying to say is, that why bother hiding some package from the government if the package is going to recieve it anyways.


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Old 05-20-2003, 01:45 AM   #10
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Porbably alot of the imp gov is corrupt, you know; liquor, spice, girls, the whole smear.


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Old 05-20-2003, 01:44 PM   #11
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Imperial coruption? What are you guys smoking and can I have some?

There's no coruption in the Empire, just creative ways of abusing gray areas in bureaucratic red tape.

By the way Punisher, I'm watching you.

Seriously though, I am sure this will fit right in to the SWG universe.

Congrats for being the first to mention this though Punisher.


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Old 05-20-2003, 02:51 PM   #12
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Originally posted by Darth_Sidious There's no coruption in the Empire, just creative ways of abusing gray areas in bureaucratic red tape.
Lol, that's classic. And, it's so true.


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Old 05-21-2003, 12:26 AM   #13
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Lol, sounds like the U.S. Gov...I mean.


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Old 05-21-2003, 06:29 AM   #14
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Lol, sounds like the U.S. Gov...I mean.
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Old 05-21-2003, 01:53 PM   #15
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Or for that matter any government that ever existed....oohh, wait I thought we were talking about corruption. Nevermind. So, we aren't talking about third world countries or are we?


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Old 05-21-2003, 02:54 PM   #16
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So, we aren't talking about third world countries or are we?
Since they mentioned the US, I guess we are.


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Old 05-21-2003, 03:08 PM   #17
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*kicks Set*
I used to like you too.
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Old 05-22-2003, 01:05 AM   #18
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Nice Set that's nice well I'm American so and I could care less. Not to affend but I'd be protesting with all of the **** Muslims.


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Old 05-22-2003, 10:14 PM   #19
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Corruption is how the Empire became what it is today,
and the with crafters and hair stylist's.
Imp. Crafter's should only be able to use designs of Imperial wepeons, and Image Designers should Be able to make an Imperial look Darker in a sence.

example: Image Designers could make a zabrak have Sith/Dark jedi tatoo's.


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Old 05-23-2003, 02:25 AM   #20
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How come my last post is bleaped? That's how you spell there name!


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Old 05-23-2003, 08:53 AM   #21
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I think it's spelled with an 'e' at the end, but either way it would block the word ****.

^ see


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Old 05-23-2003, 12:25 PM   #22
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I see.


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Old 05-23-2003, 02:15 PM   #23
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I think you are talking about shia muslims here.




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Old 05-23-2003, 09:49 PM   #24
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Oh cause on the news they spelled it with s-h-i-t-


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Old 05-23-2003, 09:53 PM   #25
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LOOOL, what news was that?

I'm sorry, I just never heard of s-h-i-t muslims before.

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Old 05-23-2003, 11:21 PM   #26
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It was FOX, the mother of Propoganda.

[edit]It was when we first started the *cough* slaughter *cough* of the *cough* Iraq *cough* They may have changed it.


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Old 05-24-2003, 06:06 AM   #27
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Figured that much.




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Old 05-24-2003, 09:54 AM   #28
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I think it's spelled s-h-i-t-e, and pronounced shee-ite (in American anyway).

Oh, I typed it into word, and it says it's Shiite.

Jan, why don't you get us back on topic .


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Old 05-24-2003, 11:23 AM   #29
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Jackrabbit is right, please lets get back to the topic or not post at all, I haven't expressed my political views on the subject and honestly some of the material so far is insulting. I firmly believe that everyone is allowed their opinion, but this is not the forum to discuss that, there are plenty other places to discuss this topic. I ask that we please keep the discussion SW related.

Smuggling like all other professions will be readily applicable to both sides. Smuggling doesn't just avoid the reigning governments policy but can also be done to avoid local tariffs. What if transporting materials from one planet to another (Reb or Imp) had an added cost? Smuggling could circumvent the cost. Also you could smuggle information for either side. It is a fairly open ended profession actually.


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Old 05-24-2003, 12:55 PM   #30
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Also you could smuggle information for either side.
It sounds like a spy now. That would be cool to do that.


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Old 05-24-2003, 01:37 PM   #31
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All I know on smuggler-specific missions is that you can only get some specific "carry item A from point X to point Y" missions if you are good enough a smuggler (likely the most dangerous and rewarding 'carry item' missions).


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Yes, but could that item be info?


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Old 05-24-2003, 02:30 PM   #33
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It could be a datacard with info on it.


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Old 05-24-2003, 03:56 PM   #34
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Or a droid...

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Old 05-26-2003, 04:18 PM   #35
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Smuggling people could be pretty cool too. I had thought earlier, what a sweet way to move someone else throught he galaxy. I take them, and their ship inside my transport........


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