This is Over Exposure, an investigative look at the galaxy around us to find out what is really going on behind those closed blast doors. These past few weeks, we have been travelling Corellia, taking a look at the rebuilding efforts to see how Coronet City has been doing after the Imperial Occupation. So far, not so bad! However, this week, we tackle the travails of public transportation.
The rail transportation system that connects various important parts of Coronet City to one another was a great point of contention during the city's war-torn era. For much of the battle, it was completely shut down, leaving citizens stranded and sometimes without needed supplies such as pet food or people food. While galactic heroes set forth to set the rail right, Corellian citizens had to make-do with what they had, often banding together in their communities to gather up what little they did have, creating solidarity in wartime.
The heroes who swarmed to Corellia on both sides of the credchit to work for either the Empire or the Republic set things eventually straight, and the Coronet City rail was restored to its former glory. This allowed the citizenry to travel as they were once able, to buy their pet food and their people food without fear of plummeting to their deaths, or exploding in a ball of flame. At least not regularly. Accidents on the rail still happen, but now they are not acts of war; now it just means it's time for maintenance!
That's all for Corellia! It's off to Ilum to search what is up with this planet's crazy secrets! Until next week HoloSeekers!
Mai Cash | Over Exposure
Each of us has a favorite character that stands out in mind from the lucrative and expansive franchise. Be it one of the original characters from the trilogy, or from the newer movies, maybe even from cartoons, television shows, planned productions, books, or even the sometimes controversial "Expanded Universe."
Whatever it is, there's something that drives us to create the characters we do, want to roleplay them, or be more inherently drawn to a character in a story or video game.
Oftentimes, species, especially in a franchise like Star Wars,
can be one of those turning points for players of games and readers of books, even writers of fan fiction. How many people here have a loathing of Gungans all because of a not-so-lovable little guy named Jar Jar
? Or have a disgust of giant worms because of the portrayal of a certain Hutt? Maybe a love and adoration of Chiss because of the enigmatic and regal Thrawn
My question this week is, what species do you connect with and why? Do you prefer humans in an alien world, or like me, do you prefer going as exotic as possible simply because you're drawn to the wild and unknowns of roleplay?
Bounty hunters might feel a little ripped off because not only are they competing against other bounty hunters, but now they've got to worry about saber-wielding competition as well. But a bounty hunting Jedi Knight? How would that even work?
Bounty Contract Week is a game-wide PvE event. Anybody can play, but does it fit the bill for your character? How does one turn this PvE event into an RP event? That is today's Force Reflection.
Let us know if you've managed to muster up genius ideas to turn Bounty Contract Week into a roleplaying event. We're especially interested if you've somehow got your Jedi characters hunting for credits. Because that just sounds whack!
It's probably same to presume that in the Star Wars
universe, Force sensitives are the eternal FOTM. In other non-gamer words, they're the most powerful beings in the galaxy. In all the eras of the Star Wars
saga, we're exposed to heroes and villains of all types, but the ones that stand out the most and do the most good or damage are the ones with the Force as their ally, be it dark or light. There are very few instances where non-Force sensitives have celebrated victoriously over their fallen Force sensitive opponents.
In The Old Republic
, we're told that our characters in their chosen classes are the best of the best. This statement is true for both Force and non-Force sensitives. Troopers
and bounty hunters
are supposedly just as powerful as their saber-wielding counterparts. But is that really the case? Can a character without the aid of the Force triumph over someone who does?
In today's Force Reflection, tell us whether or not your character could kick the booty of a Force wielder. Of course, we'd like to know why and how. So get to it, and flood the comments box with your ideas!
Where lights burn brightest and liquor flows freest, emotions run at light speed. HoloGossip ran into some Hot Shot Security personnel off duty in The Slippery Slopes on Nar Shaddaa fresh off a successful save-the-day run on the Smuggler's Moon. Apparently saving the day sometimes calls for extreme heat. Here's the scoop:
In the Seswenna Sector on Nar Shaddaa, the administrator doesn't call the shots. The Red Storm gang does. If you talk to Hutt Cartel Security, there's no love lost between the Storm and the Security guys and gals. At least, until yesterday, when the Security forces really showed them what's what. With a three pronged attack lead by these Hot Shot Security personnel, Red Storm was sent running back to lick their wounds and made to think about possibly rising again. If they dare!
What was so devastating? Well, after Red Storm struck out with what Hot Shot Security calls "military grade stuff," the Hot Shots called in an air strike on what they say is an unpopulated part of the Seswenna Sector just to show the gang who runs this rock! The Hutts do, and when you mess with the Hutts, you mess with fire. Literally. Of course, the citizenry was likely sent running to save their cutlery and other plastic serveware, but hey, who cares about them, right? So Hot Shot Security saves the day and we can celebrate another safe day on Nar Shaddaa with more air strikes. Woo!
So remember, the next time you're enjoying a drink in the Slippery Slopes, wear a hat. The next bit of falling debris might not be someone's shirt. It might be flaming plasteel.
Mai Cash | HoloGossip
Slippery Slopes - The Lower Promenade, Nar Shaddaa
[Based on writings from Lethbrij-Stewart on The Ebon Hawk]
Nicknames can be fun, annoying, childish, and mysterious. Regardless of the name we were born with, aliases, or alternative names, can be adopted by anyone. Of course, some are more appropriate than others, and there’s a certain time and place for every alias to be used.
Aliases are often employed by people who wish to remain hidden or anonymous. For example, the Imperial Agents use codenames like Cipher Nine to conceal their true identities. However, alternative names are used for other reasons than espionage. Stage names, affectionate nicknames and titles can also be used to talk about someone without referencing their real name.
This Force Reflection asks: does your character have an alias? What name or names have they adopted besides the one they were born with? What is the story behind these nicknames? Let us know in the comments below!
In recent days, the Republic Navy has launched additional ships in orbit above Coruscant's skies. This unexplained move by the Galactic Republic left Coruscanti citizens panicked and desperate for clarification as to the reasoning of the naval reinforcements.
Reports indicate that Coruscant's streets were filled with trepidation over another possible Sith attack on the Republic Capital.
Earlier today, Republic officials held a press conference within the senate chambers urging the planet's citizens not to panic. A Republic spokesperson informed the media that space battles had erupted in outlying systems between Republic and Sith forces, and that the capital was not under any harm.
Starfighters of the striker, scout and gunship classes had been launched to aid in these battles in an attempt to quell Sith forces, with the capital ships above Coruscant providing logistical support for these fighters and their pilots.
It was stated that these space battles were far from over, but that Coruscant and its citizens can rest easy in knowing that the battles are far from home.
Kep Saren | CBNS Reporter
Senate Session | Coruscant
Welcome to Holoscopes! Predictions are made by Seers gifted with the Force but not biased towards either faction. Horoscopes are sorted by race. We hope your species' future isn't slavery! Help your color-blind friends differentiate hues this week!
Humans love to experiment and try new things, but they also tend to dread change. This week you may feel excited about an out-of-the-box solution to a problem, but you fear that taking that approach will fail or not be as successful as you hope. Take the risk. It will surely pay off.
On your home world, reeks were ridden as war mounts. This week you may feel as proud as if you were riding into battle on one, ready to save the day. Don’t let your pride keep you from accepting your mistakes and listening to others.
If you go on a date this week, don’t second guess yourself. Love, despite popular belief, if not a battlefield. Relax and let the interaction come naturally and effortlessly. Leave your worries behind and enjoy the company.
You are going to have a big debate with someone this week. You may believe that your reasons are valid and that your opponent is entirely wrong, but it’s important to concede to good points that they make. Don’t see this debate as a personal attack, but an opportunity for both sides to exchange ideas.
Humans are social creatures. We need companionship and we cannot live in isolation. Friendship is a natural way for us to latch onto others and find someone to belong with, someone to count on, and someone to protect us. The ultimate level of this bond is the sacred and revered title of best friend.
The Star Wars
galaxy is too big to wander through alone. Han Solo
teamed up, becoming best friends in the process. Obi-Wan Kenobi
and Anakin Skywalker
even made it past best friend level into the "you were my brother” zone. Best friends in the Star Wars
universe see each other through thick and thin, they always have each other’s backs, and most of all they care about each other. Ah, the magic of friendship.
This Force Reflection asks: who is your character’s best friend? Who always has their back? Who do they turn to in times of need? Whose friendship could they never do without? Let us know in the comments below!
This is Over Exposure, an investigative look at the galaxy around us to find out what is really going on behind those closed blast doors. A few weeks ago, we took a peek at the rebuilding efforts on Corellia to see if they were really going as planned after the bombardment. Not seeming up to snuff, we've decided to tackle something a bit closer to the Corellians' heart: the Axial Park Zoo.
During the attack on Coronet City, the zoo at Axial Park was abandoned. The animals there were either let out of their cages, or escaped by some other means. All we know is that those wild animals terrorized the already terrified citizens for weeks (and sometimes months) both during the attacks, and after the occupation of the city ended. Reports still come in that some animals remain missing, and to keep on the lookout for derelict sleens.
What Over Exposure wants to know, is for a part of the city so beloved by the citizens, how are the funds coming in for the zoo? And were any of the animals harmed in the attack? According to zoo officials, several of the zoo animals did perish in the Coronet City reclamation efforts, usually by the hands of the very heroes sent to rescue it. The funds continue to come in as they always have, by donations and the usual ways and means, although the zoo officials have mentioned they would love to replace the specimens lost in the battle.
Onward next week for more trials and tribulations of Coronet City rebuilding efforts! This time without the long delay. Hey! Maybe this time Over Exposure won't get stuck under a rock. Until next time, HoloSeekers!
Mai Cash | Over Exposure