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  1. I haven't been able to find the compartments either. maybe you need a certain level of awareness, or some other condition like that?
  2. i've played through KOTOR 2 four times now, and each time I did a different planet first. I noticed that in every instance I got my lightsaber by about the time I finished the first planet I went to. Sometimes I'd start finding lightsaber parts on cannoks and all kinds of weird places. I think it's set up so that you can get your lightsaber by the time you finish planet #1.
  3. I found the battle circle tough to finish on Dxun if I did Onderon first, although I don't play super combat oriented characters usually. My preferred planet order is Korriban first (it's quick and has good xp, and the hssiss arent too tough if you use mandalorian shields liberally), Dantooine second (for the light sabre crystals and XP buffet in the academy ruins), Onderon third, and Nar Shadaa last. I find that the Mira solo stuff isn't too bad as long as you avoid combat. She actually doesn't have to fight all that many opponents if you make a bee-line right for the escape hatch and let you
  4. I remember reading an interview with a production assistant who worked on Phantom Menace and Lord of the Rings. He said that when he worked on LOTR he went on to the set for Moria, and the entire set was constructed to look completely real to the point that he found, buried under some rubble on the floor, a rolled up peice of parchment, and when he unrolled it the parchment was covered in hand written dwarven runes. He then said that he went to the Phantom Menace set and the entire set was empty except for a giant green screen covering one wall. So if you're wondering why the Star Wars prequel
  5. Speaking of untranslated Sith language, I wish that we had a translation of what the Sith holocrons are saying to Atris on Telos. I was a bit confused by the storyline at that point. It seems to me that Atris has fallen to the dark side under the influence of the Sith artifacts that she had gathered, and that all those Sith voices were telling her to be evil and so forth. I wish that had been played up a bit more. Like maybe when you return to Telos you find all the handmaidens murdered by Atris and she's let for Malachor with Kriea, or anything to actually give some weight to the fact that sh
  6. I'm just wondering what the relationship is between Obsidian and Bioware. I know that some of the developers at Obsidian have had past relationships through Interplay and Black Isle with Bioware via Baldur's Gate (unless I'm wrong about that), but it seems weird that Obsidian's first two games would be sequels to two successful Bioware products (I guess 'successful' is an unnecessary adjective when discussing Bioware, though). Just wondering.
  7. Personally, I'd like to see KOTOR 3 be a bigger game than either 1 or 2 was. I'd love it if you'd start off as a soldier, scoundral, or scout (or possibly even a fringer or noble). After ten or fifteen levels that way you eventually become a Jedi guardian, sentinel, or consular. Then at about level 30 or so, you finally develop a presitige class. I can see a plot that starts out running simultaneous to the events in KOTOR 2. Perhaps your character is a gladiator-slave in the arena pits of Gamorr and hears about the Sith attack on Telos but can do nothing to help without first escaping ens
  8. Right, and that's the point. There would have to be a real plot option incorporated for people who want to be 'neutral'. Not necessarily meaning 'undecided' or 'apathetic', or meaning someone who swings back and forth between good and evil, but rather someone who doesn't agree with either Jedi or Sith teachings. In the PnP SW RPG, there's a Force Adept class that lets you play as a force user without actually being a Jedi. I can see something like that where Force powers are developed without a strong connection to a particular creed.
  9. Well, KOTOR 3 will no doubt deal with this crazy extra-galactic Sith invasion that was alluded to a few times in KOTOR 2, right? So the next Darth would be the leader of a pan-galactic Sith invasion force that makes Nihilus's fleet look like the Little Rascals. I figure something like Darth Livion (derived from oblivion), Darth Geddon (from armageddon), or Darth Ohno (from oh no!). He'd have to be crazy crazy tough, like level 40 at least. Definately not human. I can picture something about twelve feet tall with three legs and three arms, one of his arms growing out of the center of hi
  10. Speaking of which, was that basically the same thing that Nihilus did to Kreia in the cutscene where him and Sion are kicking the crap out of her? I got the impression that that's why she starts off at level 1 at the start of the game even though she was some kind of Jedi master before. Maybe since you also went through the same thing it can't happen to you again.
  11. Roleplaying games are about roleplaying, and KOTOR 2 (as with KOTOR 1) did a great job of letting you play as either a flaky do-gooder who does silly things like pay peoples' debts for them, or as an essentially psychotic murderer. Now that's fine, but the presence of attribute bonuses for only those characters who have become masters of either the light side or dark side creates a game where instead of being immersed in the plots and conversations, you instead search the dialogue threads for those options which correspond to your chosen alignment. Any deviation can very easily result in the l
  12. Vrook was tough for me, too. My strategy was to hold him off until after Kreia teaches the new lightsaber form. After that dialogue he actually appears a few steps away from you, so hit him with an adhesive grenade and then just grenade him to death. boom!
  13. What was that all about? Feel free to disagree, but when you start tossing insults it sounds like you're trying to start a flame war. Speaking of improper naming, did anyone else notice the thug on Nar Shadaa (across the hall from the Mandalorians) who was labelled -- I think it was 'gran' thug, when he is clearly a Mallastarian?
  14. A lot of the plot holes can be filled in with some blanket assumptions made based on how you played KOTOR 1. First of all, Kreia is actually Bastila. That's why Bastila shows up as a vision on Korriban joining Malak in the Mandalorian war. So if you played as an evil Revan in KOTOR 1, then Nihilus is actually Revan gone mad with dark side power. That's why Kreia hates the force and why she wants to lure Nihilus to his death at Talos. All that stuff about Revan leaving the galaxy to prepare for a Sith invasion is just a cover for her own failure as a mentor to Revan as he regained his memories
  15. yes but those don't affect the suspension of disbelief. No one in Star Wars claims to be speaking "english", they speak Galactic Common which had been dubbed into english for an english speaking audience. If Han Solo came on screen and said, 'i wish Jabba would just speak english' then I would agree with you. similarly, referring to some species as 'human' is just a translation of whatever galactic common term is actually used. In that same way we see the use of words like 'falcon' and 'dragon' even though in the Star Wars universe those terms only mean approximately what they do in the r
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