May 022012
 

By Daniel Sperelli

Welcome to the Force Lore, ladies and gentlemen!  Yes, it’s time for your weekly dose of the who is who, where is where, and why is, well, you get the picture.  The Star Wars Universe is ever expanding with more and more details added all the time.  To get the lowdown on all of this, you have to be able to turn somewhere, so you know the lore/dirt behind the game.  That’s what we hope to provide here at Force Lore.

Last week we began with a short gloss-over of Satele Shan, the Grand Master of the Jedi Order.  For a CG character, I’m sure there’s more than one person out there that has dreamt of Satele being a romantic availability for their character.  And why not?  She’s modeled well.  I’m not trying to be sexist… Hey!  I’m just a guy!

Follow me after the jump as we detail more of Satele and how she got started.

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Apr 252012
 

By Daniel Sperelli

The first quarter of this year has not been kind.  Plagued by family emergencies and technical issues, I’ve felt like I’m behind the 8-ball quite a few times.  The past two weeks have been no exception, dealing with some very harsh computer problems, both hardware and software.  And what better time for it to happen then when Legacy 1.2 goes live!  But enough about personal issues.  You’re here to read about Star Wars and what makes the universe we love to play TOR in, tick.

This week, we’re going to briefly jump into what is hopefully only a 2 part lore edition on the head of the Jedi Council in the game, Grand Master Satele Shan.  Follow me in after the jump and we’ll get to the meat-and-potatoes of this in-game babe.

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Apr 042012
 

It’s Wednesday.  Hello to all the CRR readers out there.  Welcome to Force Lore, your weekly dose of the who’s, the what’s, the when’s, and the why’s of the Star Wars Universe… Especially when it comes to anything dealing with the awesome MMO, The Old Republic.  In essence, we’re trying to be an out-of-game extension of the Datacrons found in-game.

This week, we’re looking at the last of the starting planets for the different classes found within Star Wars: The Old Republic.  Last, but not least, is the world of Nal Hutta, or as it’s known in the game, Hutta.  This is the starting area for the Imperial Agent and the Bounty Hunter, two of the classes for the Sith Empire.

I’m not going to lie.  I have procrastinated with this article all week long.  Partially because I’ve been enjoying the awesome weather that’s been abundant this last couple weeks.  But also because I’ve been working on custom content and writing for another project I have with my friend.  As my friend’s wife says to him, the same may apply to me: I only have enough room in the playroom in my head for so many toys at one time.  But, without further ado, let’s check out the biggest mobster planet in the game.  Follow me in after the jump!
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Mar 212012
 

By Daniel Sperelli

Welcome once again to your weekly dose of Force Lore, where we explore the who, what, when, and why of the Star Wars Universe and how it ties in with Star Wars: The Old Republic.  Thank you to all of you that have been supporting of the column and all of the hard workers here at Corellian Run Radio.

Last week we started looking at the Jedi and the Sith, with how their ideologies and organizations either parallel each other or are mirror opposites of each other.  Part one examined the Jedi and now today we’ll be looking at the Sith.  And what perfect timing!  Fans of the cartoon series The Clone Wars™ on Cartoon Network™ had a nice surprise on the season finale this weekend with the return of one of The Phantom Menace’s most under-rated villains, Darth Maul.  It’s a perfect prelude for this week’s column.  Set your navicomputer and follow me in after the jump!

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Mar 142012
 

By Daniel Sperelli

Hello everyone and welcome to yet another episode of Force Lore.  This week, we’re starting to look at the Jedi and Sith.  We’ll touch on what drives each faction and the differences between the two.  Due to the large amount of info on each faction, I’ll have to break this up into a two-parter.

I’m giving a shout out to my nephew and my great nephew this week, both huge Star Wars fans.  My nephew, Derek, was involved in a very serious car accident a while back.  The Force was definitely with him, as he survived and is out of the hospital and at home recovering from injuries that were beyond life-threatening.  I liken it to either a manifestation of the Force that aided him in staying with us and overcoming a mortality rate of 90% or a Jedi Sage hiding in the bushes, providing some heals until he could be taken to the hospital.  Either way, it’s nothing short of a miracle that my family and I have more time with him and he can enjoy more Star Wars with his son, Kristopher.

On with the actual weekly installment!  Get ready and let’s jump onward!

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