Official Canon Star Wars Thread: UNLIMITED POWER!

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  1. Butthead

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    :laugh: is this the hotel where you larp?
     
  2. fucktx

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    yeah for 5k for 2 days
     
  3. Artoo

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    Yep. Can't wait.
     
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  4. IV

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    Filoni is the man
     
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  5. CF3234

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    Driving home last night with the kiddo in the car mandates listening to the disney station on XM radio. They do this nightly thing where fans can send in their 4 favorite Disney songs and guest DJ a segment. Wife and I like to try and guess what the song will be based on the description the family gives before each song.

    So last night there is what sounds like a 6ish year old kid talking about how he picked this song because it makes him feel triumphant and powerful. Like he can do anything. We are guessing things like How far I'll go from Moana, Go the Distance from Hercules, Can't wait to be king from Lion King.

    What was it?


    I couldn't stop laughing.
     
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  6. Fargin' Icehole

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    My boy and I just watched the Meebur Gascon episodes of Clone Wars this week. Woof!
     
  7. DirtBall

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    ouch. you poor souls.
     
  8. Artoo

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    Sunny Day in the Void? What delightful crazy Star Wars nonsense.
     
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    Yup. Gascon is such a dick.
     
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  10. MG2

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    Watching the end of s5 of Clone Wars. Mace Windu can go fuck himself. Yoda, too. How dare they.
     
  11. DirtBall

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    Fuckers, all of them. Ahsoka>>>>>>>
     
  12. MG2

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    Watching the start of s6. These Jedi don't seem too bright. I'm sure it won't come back to bite them in the end, though.
     
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    jenny nicholson makes this thing sound super dumb even without factoring in the cost
     
  14. bigpig

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    She has that gift
     
  15. Artoo

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    Cool. Idk who tf that is and I think this is going to be fun as fuck.
     
  16. CF3234

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    I hope you enjoy it. The early reviews have scared me off, but I'm really hoping that they are wrong and this thing is a lot better than anticipated. Enjoy and bring back a full review please.
     
  17. KeepingItRealSince1853

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    Obi-Wan premiere moving from Wednesday the 25th to Friday the 27th. Making the first two episodes available that day.
     
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    That's dumb. It was perfect that it was premiering on the Star Wars anniversary.
     
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  19. Artoo

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    Galactic Starcruiser was incredible.
     
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    care to give a detailed review at some point?
     
  21. Artoo

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    Yeah, I'll try and type one up tomorrow.
     
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  22. Artoo

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    The Starcruiser was incredible. Yes, it is a LARP. You will only get the most out of your trip if you participate in the story. There are several characters onboard to interact with. There are 4 different storylines to play out, Resistance, First Order, Jedi, Scoundrel. You cannot do all of them together, but you can do multiple. Eventually you have to choose a path to the endgame. The timeline is set just after TLJ, the First Order is acting with impunity in the galaxy, and the Resistance is small and looking for help and recruits.

    The story can begin as soon as you get onboard but shuttles from the planet up to the ship do not begin running until 1pm. Listen, it may be a simple elevator ride, but the experience really makes you forget about that and you kinda think it may be some sort of transport. Disney is so good at distracting you from mundane things. We got onboard and checked out our room. Nice window view that does actually change depending on where the ship is and what it is doing. If the Bridge jumps to hyperspace, you see that out your room window. If you're in orbit above Batuu, you see that. We then immediately went down to the Atrium and began doing story related stuff. Interacting with terminals and ship crew. Crew are not exactly part of the story, but can assist you in the nudging you into stuff. There will be missions to accomplish and secret meeting to attend too. Obviously with 300+ ppl aboard the characters are outnumbered, but they do a very good job of trying to address everyone in each group meeting.

    The storylines you've been interacting with lead right into your planetary excursion down to Batuu, where you'll have more missions to complete, tying directly into your lightning lane passes onto Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler's Run. My biggest complaint of the whole experience is that Batuu seemed to busy. What I mean is, and those that have been know, Black Spire Outpost is fucking cool as fuck and you really want take your time and wander around and see everything. If you've used your datapad there, you know you can scan stuff and perform little missions for Hondo, the Resistance, or the FO. Well, with the missions from the ship AND those planet-side missions you can do, I just felt so focused on that stuff that I could hardly stop and take time to just look around and appreciate BSO. You have a limited time down on Batuu, just like a real cruise shore excursion. Shuttles start running at like 830 and the late shuttle back to the ship is 4pm. But, you have stuff like a reservation at Ogga's, and David's you may have to fit in. Plus, there is still stuff going on on the ship that you may want or need to be involved in.

    There is an early dinner from 530-7 and a late dinner from 730-9. This helps the characters interact with smaller groups while half the ship is at a dinner. The food was top notch and in universe, of course, just like on Batuu. This is Disney, they take everything seriously to keep the illusion.

    There's people that come onboard dressed up completely and have elaborate characters and backstories and then there are people that simply wear a t-shirt and jeans the entire time, and everything in between.

    The characters do a good job of interacting with everyone, like I said. In a secret meeting they'll ask strategic questions to adults. But then will focus on younglings to "go see if the coast is clear" or helping to move special cargo/stuff around so the FO doesn't see. It's fun. Like just about everything in Star Wars, the sweet spot age for this is probably the 9-15 y/o fans. But you get out of it what you put in!
     
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  23. Artoo

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    I think that's pretty spoiler free. At least as far as I can do it while breaking it all down
     
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  24. Artoo

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    The Final conflict or end scene or whatever you want to call it was just incredible. Chewy is there, there's a Kylo Ren vs Rey fight. But like after Rey leads Kylo off the ship and the Resistance tales the ship back from the First Order and they've won, the Star Wars theme music swells. The Millennium Falcon does a flyby of the bridge. There's fireworks. It is absolutely beautiful. They really make you feel like you were part of a Star Wars adventure. I don't have the words to accurately describe how amazing that final act was.

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    With Captain Keevan, captain of the Halcyon:
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  25. CF3234

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    glad you enjoyed it. I am going to pepper you with questions if you don't mind.

    1) I've hear a lot of complaints that it is essentially a glorified murder mystery dinner where you don't really have much control over getting to the end game. How much control do you actually have. Other than picking one of the 4 paths, do your actions/decions actually matter? Or does everyone on the Jedi path end up in the same place anywyay.
    1a) Does everyone on the "Jedi" Path end up in the same place or is it individual group specific? Like if family A does Jedi Path and makes different decisions/does different missions/etc than family B, do they have different outcomes at the end of the voyage?
    2) How interactive is it? What is the split between doing stuff and making decisions and being in a room and watching the show around you?
    3) How detailed are the missions you get? One of my biggest issues with Black Spire Outpost stuff is that the datapad missions are essentially go find a QR code, scan it, and see something happen. Fun at first, but get's old quick. Are the star cruiser missions simmilar or more detailed/interactive. I guess the best way to put it is, is it more escape room or scavenger hunt?
    4) Can you "fail" missions and does it matter?
    5) While on Batuu, was there a way for all the CMs to know that you guys were part of the GSC and therefore the experience was different?
    6) Was the RoR experience different based on your decisions from the ship missions?
    7) Same question for Smugglers run
    8) I get that the sweet spot is 9-15 year old fans, but at the pricepoint it's an experience geared towards our age group where we got money to burn to Star Wars Cosplay for a weekend. I guess my question is, if I go on this experience and leave my 1 year old with the grandparents, will I need to suspend disbelief and realize that I'm playing a game meant for kids or will it be engaging and interactive enough that an adult will have a good time and feel like I got my money's worth. Assume that I am willing to get in on the fun of the Cosplay experience. I just don't want to spend 5k and go on missions where the average idiot will know the right thing to do while we wait for the kids to work it out themselves.

    I'm sure I'll have more. Really happy that you had a great time.
     
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  26. bigpig

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    sounds like a blast
     
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  27. Andy Reocho

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    LEGO Star Wars dropped today on all video game consoles. I can't wait to dive in later.
     
  28. Artoo

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    The answer to all of these is basically the same. You could sit in you room and not do anything and then show up and witness the final scene. If you really want it laid out, nothing you do ultimately matter one bit. The fun is in the interactions and playing along.
    You get a Halcyon pin when you board the shuttle down to Batuu. When the CMs down ylthere see you they all ask how your journey on the Starcruiser is. You can give a simple answer like "It's amazing, so much fun!" and they'll smile and say something nice. Or you could say something specific about your adventure and they'll react much more personally. "The FO has taken over the ship, idk what we're going to do!" "Well, they've been causing a lot of trouble down here too. I hope we can find a way to rid ourselves of them. Have you been over to the old outpost? I hear the Resistance has set up over there, maybe they can help?" Something like that.

    Hondo made specific mention that we were part of the Halcyon as we boarded the Falcon onSmugglers Run. Nothing specific on Rise. I think one of the FO officers may have said something to some other passengers up ahead of us, but not to us.

    It was real easy to just feel like you were a part of everything. The kids were kind of annoying because they're kids and they crowded around things and you were just like "gtfo of the way, I wanna play too!" But it was all good.
     
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  29. CF3234

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    This was a fear of mine. I was hoping for somethig truly interactive where your actions mattered. Still seems like a fun experience though.
     
  30. Artoo

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    I mean, it's designed that way because there is also so much extracurricular stuff going on, like people doing thier photo shoots, dinner, sabacc tournament, etc. Like, you can miss some stuff but the story moves forward.

    Everyone has a scheduled Bridge training. Where you learn to operate the weapons, the cargo loaders, the shields and the systems repair station. Each group has a unique experience that actually ties to the part of the story that the ship is in.

    was later in the day after the Batuu excursion. We trained on all the systems and then ended up having to find a Resistance Comm station to contact Chewy to get him to meet up with us later.

    Let me tell you, standing on a bridge and "actually" putting the ship into hyperspace made me tear up a bit. It was so fucking cool.
     
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  31. Artoo

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    Also, comfortable shoes are a must. I got like 20k steps on the full day/Batuu day, but still got 12k on that first half day. My shoes were not as comfortable as I would have liked and my feet and legs were fucking tired and sore.
     
  32. Hank Scorpio

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  33. portlandspartan

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    Turned to charcoal
     
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    This got me too
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  37. bhrangerfan0809

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    SIAP, but very good watch if you have the time.

     
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  38. fsugrad99

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    Rogue One is so good

    Disney, do this again
     
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  39. fsugrad99

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    Im pretty sure the Imperial and Russian armies are similarly incompetent
     
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  41. MG2

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    They've been trying to do that again. Unfortunately, lucking into Rogue One somehow being that good after the disaster that was the making of that movie made them think they could do that to all their movies. We've seen the results since.
     
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  43. Nandor the Relentless

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    Watch Mandalorian then
     
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  46. Butthead

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    I think that's called adhd
     
  47. arrdub

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    Sounds right

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  49. Aussie

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    Glad she's getting another shot after her last one got cancelled by that shit hole company.
     
  50. CF3234

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    not that it really means much, but I like that this is essentially some tacit acknoledgement from the actor that the cartoon did a better job of fleshing out Anakin's character than GL did.
     
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