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Re: Why Speederbikes On Endor?
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2006, 01:26 AM »
BF has speeder bikes on Tatooine.
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Re: Why Speederbikes On Endor?
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2006, 03:12 AM »
Battlefront you mean?

BF is, in my opinion, very loose source material for Star Wars...  A vehicle in it may look cool (the skiffs for instance) but as far as what's in it being good sources to cite in a discussion or debate, I think it falls sort of short in credibility...  That's not to say it's wrong though as the films have established that repulsor craft of all types work on Tatooine anyway, but Battlefront really hasn't ever struck me as something that would be good back-up to one's argument. 
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Re: Why Speederbikes On Endor?
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2006, 06:16 PM »
Not in the least, as Battlefront also features the Rebel Alliance boarding Imperial Star Destroyers in Republic LAAT Gunships.

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Re: Why Speederbikes On Endor?
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2006, 08:28 PM »
Exactly...  What I'd say BF is good for is some reference material from time to time...  The battle skiff for instance is a cool design, it's plausible as a field piece for either side...  It's cool.  But at the same time vehicles materialize before your eyes on planets, they're readily available to either side to just hop in and operate...

Plus I'd take issue with the look and style of character designs...  Fleet Troopers are only seen running in battle with ehavy weapons and no camo, while Commandoes are the grunts...  Pilots are running around assembling field necessities that an engineering unit would do...  And that's not even getting into BF2 with its half-hearted clone designs that aren't specific to planets and such as they should be... 

BF is just something I look at and don't look to at all for hard "facts" to pull into debate.  There's some cool designs I'd incorporate, but BF hardly had a single-player storyline to it, and that it did have was really hollow at best.  It's not like a game like say X-Wing or Force Commander where story is integral to the game...  Where elements that erupt in battle are plot points and such.  In BF2 Obi-Wan Kenobi just all of a sudden runs into Grievous in a hangar...  story is out the window, and with that I'd say that the game's credibility as a source also goes out the window.  The battle skiff is cool and believable as a weapon in any setting almost but that's the only kinda crap I'd pull from that game as something I'd want in "my" Star Wars.  If that makes sense.
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Re: Why Speederbikes On Endor?
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2006, 04:24 PM »
This is the ******* stupidest story of all time. I'll just go on assuming she was another one of the "Star Whores". I hate how all these stories have to criss-cross one another and end up with everyone "bein' friends"...it makes the "wretched hive of scum and villainy" into the ******* happy hands club.
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Re: Why Speederbikes On Endor?
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2006, 07:11 PM »
This is the ******* stupidest story of all time. I'll just go on assuming she was another one of the "Star Whores". I hate how all these stories have to criss-cross one another and end up with everyone "bein' friends"...it makes the "wretched hive of scum and villainy" into the ******* happy hands club.
What does this have to do with speeder bikes on Endor???

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Re: Why Speederbikes On Endor?
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2006, 01:32 PM »
Absolutely nothing. But I was actually replying to this post...

From "the man" - aka Starwars.com :

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A dewback is able to withstand the heat and dust that often leads to mechanical breakdown in modern high-tech conveyances.

How does this translate into what you are claiming? That that the Imperials could not make use of Speeder Bikes due to the elements?

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I buy absolutely NOTHING about sand damaging equipment.  It didn't damage swoops or land/air speeders, so speederbikes wouldn't be adversely effected either...  Or so one would think, despite what some half-assed EU maybe says.

And yes, the Star Wars Databanks count in my mind as Half-assed EU... This is the same source that says the 501st served in every major on-screen campaign during the Clone Wars, and Rebellion.
Oh look... the Star Wars Databanks are half assed EU stories.
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Re: Why Speederbikes On Endor?
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2006, 02:04 PM »
Ohhh, ok, gotcha. :)