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We can argue all day about whether the Prequel Trilogy movies were good, but I don't see how some people are arguing that the weren't financially successful.  All three of them are in the top 100 highest grossing films of all time (inflation adjusted).  Episode 1 alone grossed over one billion dollars (in real dollars).  These are movies that made absolutely bananas amounts of money.  Obviously, everyone involved probably would have liked to make more money, but to suggest the Prequels were not financially successful is just way off the mark.

 

I don't know how much they made in licensed goods, and I'm sure it is much less over the long-haul than the Original Trilogy.  However, the fact that they are still making Prequel toys suggests there's plenty of cash there.  

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We can argue all day about whether the Prequel Trilogy movies were good, but I don't see how some people are arguing that the weren't financially successful.  All three of them are in the top 100 highest grossing films of all time (inflation adjusted).  Episode 1 alone grossed over one billion dollars (in real dollars).  These are movies that made absolutely bananas amounts of money.  Obviously, everyone involved probably would have liked to make more money, but to suggest the Prequels were not financially successful is just way off the mark.

 

I don't know how much they made in licensed goods, and I'm sure it is much less over the long-haul than the Original Trilogy.  However, the fact that they are still making Prequel toys suggests there's plenty of cash there.  

We really can't... Too much evidence on the bad, bad dialogue, writing, some bad acting - some really painfully bad scenes. No. they were bad. There were good bits, sure, but on the whole they were bad. This said, and this probably brings us back on topic. I did like the ship designs, I did like the vehicle, weapon and armour designs. I felt that all fit. I felt the TCW series went a long way into sanitizing the era, making it pretty cool. Some of my favourite Star Wars ships are prequel era (Acclamator, LAAT, ARC170). I love the look of various different clone armours (mk1 "yellow" clone pilot is a favourite). The AT-TE walker was also cool.

 

I won't go into the flaws of the movies, I don't feel that's what this thread is all about and frankly has it now been discussed to death since TPM was first released? I will say: Yeah, the prequel era ships, like the V-19, V-wing, Belabbub 22, LAAT, republic police gunship/imperial patrol gunship, ARC-170 Gozanti cruiser etc are awesome. Not just that, but Star Wars-y.

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We can argue all day about whether the Prequel Trilogy movies were good, but I don't see how some people are arguing that the weren't financially successful.  All three of them are in the top 100 highest grossing films of all time (inflation adjusted).  Episode 1 alone grossed over one billion dollars (in real dollars).  These are movies that made absolutely bananas amounts of money.  Obviously, everyone involved probably would have liked to make more money, but to suggest the Prequels were not financially successful is just way off the mark.

 

I don't know how much they made in licensed goods, and I'm sure it is much less over the long-haul than the Original Trilogy.  However, the fact that they are still making Prequel toys suggests there's plenty of cash there.  

We really can't... Too much evidence on the bad, bad dialogue, writing, some bad acting - some really painfully bad scenes. No. they were bad. There were good bits, sure, but on the whole they were bad. This said, and this probably brings us back on topic. I did like the ship designs, I did like the vehicle, weapon and armour designs. I felt that all fit. I felt the TCW series went a long way into sanitizing the era, making it pretty cool. Some of my favourite Star Wars ships are prequel era (Acclamator, LAAT, ARC170). I love the look of various different clone armours (mk1 "yellow" clone pilot is a favourite). The AT-TE walker was also cool.

 

I won't go into the flaws of the movies, I don't feel that's what this thread is all about and frankly has it now been discussed to death since TPM was first released? I will say: Yeah, the prequel era ships, like the V-19, V-wing, Belabbub 22, LAAT, republic police gunship/imperial patrol gunship, ARC-170 Gozanti cruiser etc are awesome. Not just that, but Star Wars-y.

 

Funny thing is, the prequel movies actively got better with TCW. You get to know Dooku. Grievous is not just some random nobody, but actually (somewhat) threatening. At least familiar. Even Maul gets the spotlight he should have had. The Order 66 scene has become touching for me, especially the parts with Plo Koon and Ayla, where it was befor "Yeah I guess the music tells me to feel sad here...meh. Who were those guys again?" It doesn't fix the bad acting, but at least now I can suffer through that knowing there is something there for me. They did a great job with that series.

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I voted, but I should add - the ships should be unique and not steal too much away from existing GCW ships. They should be rare, reservists, cheap/crap or in the hands of very limited numbers of pilots.

 

Example. ARC170 Give it  2 Rebel, 2 Scum and maybe 1 Imperial ACE card, and Imperials can get maybe a PS1 Generic reservist pilot. So that you only see one or two on a board, or you see crappy generic reserves.

 

For a dial, give it a neon blue dial, something neither side use - so that any side can use it.

Basically TLDR: the more ships XWM has the merrier, but PT era ships should not detract or steal focus from GCW and onwards ships. So if they are implemented, however it's done. Make them really, really niche.

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I voted, but I should add - the ships should be unique and not steal too much away from existing GCW ships. They should be rare, reservists, cheap/crap or in the hands of very limited numbers of pilots.

 

Example. ARC170 Give it  2 Rebel, 2 Scum and maybe 1 Imperial ACE card, and Imperials can get maybe a PS1 Generic reservist pilot. So that you only see one or two on a board, or you see crappy generic reserves.

 

For a dial, give it a neon blue dial, something neither side use - so that any side can use it.

I would have made the poll more specific, but Strawpoll doesn't allow much customization. The poll was really just supposed to ask about the idea of prequel ships/Clone Wars ships in general, not how they would be implemented or which specific ships would be used. 

 

I personally would just make them like any other ships. The ARC-170 saw service alongside the Z-95 Headhunter to the point that they often flew in the same formation, so I could see it fitting into Rebel and Scum just like the Z-95 (And since Rebel and Scum are the only factions with Astromechs, this would also be the best from a gameplay perspective). So it would get Scum and Rebel pilots and a dial that indicates both Scum and Rebels. Or maybe just Rebels if giving another ship to both Scum and Rebels is too much. 

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Not everyone wants to fight their TIE Defenders against flights of Rebel N1s. I'm not saying that there is much of a suspension of disbelief that exists at times, but it would still hurt it. (We ignore Biggs flying next to a T-70 against a TIE Defender with Mauler Mithel and Backstabber... because maybe other pilots have similar abilities...)

 

Nah, i'd really like PT ships to be in, but they should be really downplayed. Like, the odd ace in his custom legacy ship which has been ridiculously modified. Or scrapyard Imperial reserve ships, or Scum who bought his 1984 Ford escort on the cheap and is pirating with it.

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We can argue all day about whether the Prequel Trilogy movies were good, but I don't see how some people are arguing that the weren't financially successful.  All three of them are in the top 100 highest grossing films of all time (inflation adjusted).  Episode 1 alone grossed over one billion dollars (in real dollars).  These are movies that made absolutely bananas amounts of money.  Obviously, everyone involved probably would have liked to make more money, but to suggest the Prequels were not financially successful is just way off the mark.

 

I don't know how much they made in licensed goods, and I'm sure it is much less over the long-haul than the Original Trilogy.  However, the fact that they are still making Prequel toys suggests there's plenty of cash there.  

Michael bay movies make money argue they arn't mindless racist trash that exploit women if you can with a straight face.

 

Bad movies make money that means nothing.

 

Also let's not forget it was 1999 most didn't have computers never mind the internet so lots went opening weekend with zero clue what they were in for.

 

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/star_wars_episode_i_the_phantom_menace/

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120915/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

 

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/star-wars-episode-i-the-phantom-menace

 

First three results when you ask for reviews of the phantom menace, so where is the proof these movies are loved?

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Not everyone wants to fight their TIE Defenders against flights of Rebel N1s. I'm not saying that there is much of a suspension of disbelief that exists at times, but it would still hurt it. (We ignore Biggs flying next to a T-70 against a TIE Defender with Mauler Mithel and Backstabber... because maybe other pilots have similar abilities...)

 

Nah, i'd really like PT ships to be in, but they should be really downplayed. Like, the odd ace in his custom legacy ship which has been ridiculously modified. Or scrapyard Imperial reserve ships, or Scum who bought his 1984 Ford escort on the cheap and is pirating with it.

I see that point. Looking at the poll, the majority of the fanbase here seems to be either for or against with few being ambivalent, and it would suck for the people who don't like prequel ships if they were facing entire squadrons of them. 

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I don't see any downsides to including ships from any era. I feel like the N-1 and Ebon Hawk belong in this game as much as Poe Dameron does, and welcome them all.

Nobody complains anymore about there being HWKs in this game, but at one time people swore they'd stop collecting once the original trilogy ships dried up. That doesn't seem to have hurt the game's popularity or playability at all.

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Um, computers were pretty wide spread in 99, and most people who saw TPM had internet access, even if it was dialup (I do not miss he modem screaming everytime I logged on). There was so much build up for this movie that no one dared to give a really negative review of it before release. The Special editions were a very recent thing and helped build the excitement. Even after the release we all wanted to really like this movie so the actually prequel hate didn't set in until some months later and really but when Attack of the Clones was thrust upon us.

This wasn't that long ago, it shouldn't be forgotten so easily. We really wanted these movies to work, and they just didn't.

Still, I love the ships and look of those movies. There was a lot of effort to make them look different but familiar enough and I think they work well. And I'm one of those that remembers the 3 long years of eternity between Empire and Jedi and the dark times after.

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Not everyone wants to fight their TIE Defenders against flights of Rebel N1s. I'm not saying that there is much of a suspension of disbelief that exists at times, but it would still hurt it. (We ignore Biggs flying next to a T-70 against a TIE Defender with Mauler Mithel and Backstabber... because maybe other pilots have similar abilities...)

 

Nah, i'd really like PT ships to be in, but they should be really downplayed. Like, the odd ace in his custom legacy ship which has been ridiculously modified. Or scrapyard Imperial reserve ships, or Scum who bought his 1984 Ford escort on the cheap and is pirating with it.

 

This arguement has been happening since the EU ships started to come out. 

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Oh I know, the worst offenders prior to the T-70 were the E and K wings...

 

Honestly I play with a legends mindset, any narrative campaign is set in shattered empire era or an era where these ships were available sooner as prototypes.

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Not everyone wants to fight their TIE Defenders against flights of Rebel N1s. I'm not saying that there is much of a suspension of disbelief that exists at times, but it would still hurt it. (We ignore Biggs flying next to a T-70 against a TIE Defender with Mauler Mithel and Backstabber... because maybe other pilots have similar abilities...)

 

Nah, i'd really like PT ships to be in, but they should be really downplayed. Like, the odd ace in his custom legacy ship which has been ridiculously modified. Or scrapyard Imperial reserve ships, or Scum who bought his 1984 Ford escort on the cheap and is pirating with it.

I see that point. Looking at the poll, the majority of the fanbase here seems to be either for or against with few being ambivalent, and it would suck for the people who don't like prequel ships if they were facing entire squadrons of them. 

This is why separate but technically-compatible games is the best implementation.

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This is why separate but technically-compatible games is the best implementation.

 

It's not though, because FFG realize that a prequel based game will not sell nearly as well, doesn't matter how compatible it is.

SWCCG...they learned the hard way that 'compatible' still doesn't mean 'balanced'. But 'separate but equel' just seems wrong though.

I would still like to see those ships on the table. And Tipp's game is way better than anything I could hope for, so ok.

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You do understand that Decipher was forced to do Episode I content. Some of the power creep was LFL mandated, but also because they had to scramble to put the sets together, because they had to scrap their original post DSII releases. 

 

And the seperate but compatable game is the best option. Especially since the games would be merged for the top competitive play. So, Store Championships could still choose to be OT+, rather than combined, but Regionals and up, witll be the merged game. And as Magic has proven, the top format will be the dominant format. And we will be in the same situation, with about the same amount of people buying everything and those who only buy what they want. 

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If they're going to do them they should be added as separate factions to the same game. They have the roster for it right now unlike TFA factions. Do a release like they did with scum and inside two waves they'll be up to speed.

 

http://strawpoll.me/5796770/r

 

Also since this is now a thing can people stop pretending the prequel ships are not wanted by the community at large? Because you are in fact wrong.

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If they're going to do them they should be added as separate factions to the same game. They have the roster for it right now unlike TFA factions. Do a release like they did with scum and inside two waves they'll be up to speed.

 

http://strawpoll.me/5796770/r

 

Also since this is now a thing can people stop pretending the prequel ships are not wanted by the community at large? Because you are in fact wrong.

 

28 total votes in a poll that's buried several pages into a thread that's primarily populated at this point by people who want to see them is somehow definitive?

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