It appears that Fantasy Flight is making a strong effort not to incorporate any information from the prequels. My question to everyone is: Do you want to see any prequel information incorporated into the future releases of this RPG (classes, species, weapons, ships etc)? I for one do not, as it just brings up bad memories lol. Justed wanted to get an idea on what the overall concensus is. Thanks!
Well, to be far, there's not much prequel material that really has an impact on the Rebellion Era, which is where FFG has deliberately set the initial corebooks of their RPG line.
The Clone Troopers that made up the GAR are pretty much old men if you accept that the "accelerated aging" process wasn't switched off once the troopers hit maturity. The starships and vehicles used by the GAR have been pushed aside to make way for the more standarized designs used by the Galactic Empire.
Gungans probably went back to their more isolationist ways in light of Palpatine's unspoken endorsement of "Human High Culture."
The Separatists had their main leadership executed, and the various elements that comprised the Seps' army was dismantled nearly two decades before the events of A New Hope.
The Jedi Knights, former guardians of peace and justice of the Republic, have been hunted to the brink of extinction, so they're really not an element of the setting.
The weapons of the Clone Wars era can still show up in an EotE game, but more as descriptive fluff elements since the main book doesn't use specific weapon models but rather generic labels.
You might see some of the older civilian ship models from the prequel era still flying about. Heck, the YT-1300 itself predates the Clone Wars, given it had a "blink and you might miss it" appearance in Revenge of the Sith.
Truth is that most beings, particularly those living on the edge, have more pressing concerns than old history or a war that happened while most of them were very young. So anything from the Clone Wars would be more of a curious oddity and probably seen as "behind the times," even if in game mechanics it functions as well as a more "modern" equivalent.
As for prequel information in the RPG line down the road… I'm not adverse to seeing any of that at all, and in fact would welcome some elements of it showing up, such as Zabraks as a playable species, or few of the transport ship designs. Of any of the EU, the prequel stuff is probably the safest in regards to the new movies, since those are going to be set after Return of the Jedi. Particularly now that Clone Wars has come to an end, so any further EU material in that era is going to come from books and comics, which probably won't be making the kind of sweeping changes that the CGI series did.