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 PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:17 am Reply with quote  
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  Darth Skuldren
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Based off the upcoming MMO, Fatal Alliance will be the first book (so far two books will be released on the game) and will be written by Sean Williams (Who wrote the Force Heretic trilogy and The Force Unleashed novel). Fatal Alliance is scheduled to be released on July 20, 2010 and will be a hardcover.

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I am feelin' the cover - fo sho!


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So... is this gonna be based on the main stroryline of the game or just a random story in that era?
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I really hope this turns out good... but I'd be a lot more excited if "SEAN WILLIAMS" wasn't on the cover. Wink


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Well the game is going to be a MMO, so I don't think it would really have a storyline, but then I haven't been following TOR too closely so maybe I'm wrong on that. Just reading the blurb for the book though, I think it doesn't have much to do with any main story line for the game, it's just a tie-in novel to help market the game.

That said, from the sound of the blurb and the from Sean William's work on TFU, I'm not sure what to expect. I don't think it's going to be as boring as TFU was, and I think it will have a storyline that is separate and not tied down by the game, but I'm not sure how well William's will spin the story. I have higher hopes for the TOR book Kemp is writing. Yet that also helps curb my expectations for Fatal Alliance, which might actually help it and make it more enjoyable for me (seeing as I have such low expectations for it).

At least the cover looks cool. Cool
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Darth Skuldren wrote:
Well the game is going to be a MMO, so I don't think it would really have a storyline, but then I haven't been following TOR too closely so maybe I'm wrong on that. Just reading the blurb for the book though, I think it doesn't have much to do with any main story line for the game, it's just a tie-in novel to help market the game.


I'm thinking it'll be a lot like Ruins of Dantooine, which was based off the Star Wars Galaxies MMO. Hopefully not as poorly written, though...

And yes, it's pretty awesome how lowered expectations can lead to a better viewing experience. But if I keep thinking that, then I might accidentally raise them! Razz


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The Cinematic trailer for the Old Republic is SO NICE.
that i wudnt mind an entire season wid those graphics...
not to mention the amazing animation and detail!!!!

imagine EU getting a season...wid such graphics....
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Darth Skuldren wrote:
Well the game is going to be a MMO, so I don't think it would really have a storyline, but then I haven't been following TOR too closely so maybe I'm wrong on that. Just reading the blurb for the book though, I think it doesn't have much to do with any main story line for the game, it's just a tie-in novel to help market the game


If one believes Bioware, TOR will be all about stories and it will not be a sandbox game more in the style of Galaxies. Fleshing out the setting, introducing classes in the game, increasing the hype seems what this book is set out to do. Probably there will be some game characters at least in minor roles.

Wookieepedia claims that this novel is set in 3650 BBY, Threat of Peace comic happening in 3653 BBY and the game about ten years after that. I haven't seen any source for that 3650 BBY date, so perhaps it's just an approximate date?

I wouldn't be terribly surprised if we will get a third TOR novel published at the exact date when the game comes out - although Fatal Alliance's paperback version might come out close to the currently guessed Wink launch date in summer 2011.


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There's an audio preview available:

http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307736963

I can't tell if it's the writing that is awful, or the reading.


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Great find, Zero! And I didn't think it was that bad. But I do have to say the reader was rather annoying. I felt like I was 4 years old. Neutral
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This book is out today...sooo anyone planning on getting it? (Note: Amazon has it listed for half-price, and since this is another hardback, that's a pretty good deal)

I'm a little hesitant to go out and buy it. First off it's a hardback, secondly Sean William's last Star Wars novel, The Force Unleashed, didn't sit well on me, and since this is another book on a videogame, I'm leery.
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I know two people who have it - both say it's been great so far (into about three chapters). I'm probably going to buy it.


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Old Master Ben wrote:
I know two people who have it - both say it's been great so far (into about three chapters). I'm probably going to buy it.


Yep - I agree. Only three chapters in, but its good stuff. I particularly like the description of the era:
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I'm not sure if or when I'm going to pick this up.
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Saw this one at the bookstore. Skimmed over the first couple chapters and nothing really jumped out at me, so I think I'll wait for the library to get it.
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