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 PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:31 am Reply with quote  
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  chewbacca.89
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So, real quick, I has a question regarding Darth Krayt. How is his name pronounced? Is it like "crate"?


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chewbacca.89 wrote:
So, real quick, I has a question regarding Darth Krayt. How is his name pronounced? Is it like "crate"?


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Caedus_16 wrote:
And yet they keep claiming that they had some of this planned since LotF...funny how when they botch something they scramble to pretend it was the plan all along, isn't it?


I believe they actually had a plan back during LotF, but I don't think they ended up with much of any of it. And I think they're lying if they say the end result was their plan all along. I call shenanigans.
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Mara Jade Skywalker wrote:
Caedus_16 wrote:
And yet they keep claiming that they had some of this planned since LotF...funny how when they botch something they scramble to pretend it was the plan all along, isn't it?


I believe they actually had a plan back during LotF, but I don't think they ended up with much of any of it. And I think they're lying if they say the end result was their plan all along. I call shenanigans.


I'd probably use a harsher word than 'shenanigans' to describe some of my feelings as to their "planning" as of late. Denning has made multiple inconsistent statements about how the Mortis tie-in came to be, and even on top of that there was the whole Krayt thing that felt tacked on.
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Krayt should not have been included. It didn't make sense, and it was out of left field. You don't just pull that, you spend time setting it up. I thought it was going to be the Son. As crazy as the plot already was, it wouldn't have hurt them to do something with that. As it was, I didn't know it was Krayt because I don't read the comics. So the character's purpose in the story was completely lost on me, seeing as he almost didn't have one.
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He had no purpose other than, like most of the novel, to be seen so they can be all like "Hey look, we're trying to tie all the stuff together, see! See!? We're trying guys" and it just came off pathetically to me.
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The worst parts of the book for me were the overlong battle in the Jedi Temple (what a chore to read) and the inclusion of Mortis.
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Reepicheep wrote:
The worst parts of the book for me were the overlong battle in the Jedi Temple (what a chore to read) and the inclusion of Mortis.


Thats...that's the first half of the book and a good chunk of the last half lol. How did you enjoy it at all?
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I didn't. Wink

EDIT: Actually, that's a lie. I loved how Tahiri and Fett played off each other (I'd love to see more of them together in the future) and Jaina and Jag finally got married.
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I love almost anything Tahiri is in for this series. As to Jaina and Jag that just needed to happen and its good they gut up and did it.
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To be fair, they wanted to marry Jag and Jania at the end of Legacy of the Force but decided the way it ended with Jacen's death didn't lead into a wedding well or even a proposal well. So they did it at the end of the next big series. It wasn't a matter of if they had the guts to do it, but when they were going to get around to it.


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If that is true, they could have had them get married at the start of the series, or sometime early on like when Luke came back. Instead they jerked us around for the whole series as to whether they were even going to stay together and they broke up at least once. For that I didn't get any joy in seeing them have 3 pages of wedding time.
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Reepicheep wrote:
The worst parts of the book for me were the overlong battle in the Jedi Temple.


I've read through this thread and noticed that no one ever mentioned the fact that the Jedi were fighting inside the Jedi Temple and that it's never mentioned in the book that the Jedi Temple is a Light Side nexus and that they were drawing on it and were able to strengthen themselves further then the norm. Not that it didn't seem so, considering some of the feats they accomplished in that battle, and the fact that so few Jedi died and only one known jedi; Bazel. But to not mention it kind of irked me. Every time there's a fight on a dark side planet or where a dark side nexus is, it seems to always be mentioned during the fight and how they can draw on it and how it plays a factor. Just thought it should've been mentioned as an advantage.


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That light side nexus under the Jedi Temple doesn't get mentioned too often. I remember somewhere they mentioned Palpatine tainted it. Did they ever purify it? It's been too long since I've read anything on it. (goes off to Wookieepdia)
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Lord Bane wrote:
Reepicheep wrote:
The worst parts of the book for me were the overlong battle in the Jedi Temple.


I've read through this thread and noticed that no one ever mentioned the fact that the Jedi were fighting inside the Jedi Temple and that it's never mentioned in the book that the Jedi Temple is a Light Side nexus and that they were drawing on it and were able to strengthen themselves further then the norm. Not that it didn't seem so, considering some of the feats they accomplished in that battle, and the fact that so few Jedi died and only one known jedi; Bazel. But to not mention it kind of irked me. Every time there's a fight on a dark side planet or where a dark side nexus is, it seems to always be mentioned during the fight and how they can draw on it and how it plays a factor. Just thought it should've been mentioned as an advantage.

That may be, but it was terribly boring reading.
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