So is the Millennium Falcon actually a good ship or not? I'm a pretty casual Star Wars fan, who keeps mostly to the six films so I don't know. Luke seemed unimpressed with it at first. But Han says it's really fast. I never got that. Does he mean it's standard flying speed? That doesn't seem that much better than other ships. Or does he mean the hyper drive is faster than the others? It does break down a lot.
Isn't it supposed to be unremarkable though? Han is supposed to be a rather random smuggler after all. But then we see it in combat and it rather easily is able to destroy several TIE fighters. What would the explanation in universe be for the ship being so good?
I'm just wondering because it's in the new trailer. I guess that means it's a great ship? I know it's there for fan pandering, and because it's unlikely they'd come up with an original design that'd be better than it. Are we really supposed to believe they'd be flying the same ship? I would have maybe liked it more if they made, say Millennium Falcon mk II or something.
Its actually a pretty fucking good ship. The problem is its extensively modified and as such rather temperamental. The Falcon's hyperdrive is genuinely the fastest or one of the the fastest in the galaxy, and it packs some heavy ordinance , those cannons it packs aren't actually allowed on civilian freighters
>So is the Millennium Falcon actually a good ship or not?
As said before, it's a great ship that's been heavily(and illegally) modified to be even better and faster than ever.
>Does he mean it's standard flying speed?
No, hyperdrive. Again, as other said, it's an aftermarket job to make it extremely fast. The Falcon is a light freighter, its stock model is like a UPS van, but Han injected that shit with steroids to make it the baddest delivery van in the galaxy that will get your illegal goods where you need them and fuckin' fast.
>Isn't it supposed to be unremarkable though?
That's why it looks so rough on the outside. It doesn't draw attention.
>in combat and it rather easily is able to destroy several TIE fighters.
Again, illegal aftermarket customizations on an already decently tough little ship. Also, those TIE fighters were sent out to die. They were just there to make them feel like they were putting up a fight, but really were tracking them back to the Rebel base.
> Are we really supposed to believe they'd be flying the same ship?
It's been 30 years. To Han, the Falcon is like owning a muscle car from the 60s. Even when that shit's almost 50 years old, it's kept in fucking immaculate condition because he really cares about his ride.
the YT1300's were rather beloved freighters, if I'm not mistaken (and if the mass EU retcon didn't ditch it).
If not Han's Falcon, then surely hundreds of other 1.3k owners would attest to the flying spork.
And if you think it being in use 30 years in the future is far fetched, the old EU goes one step further. According to the old lore, the Falcon has been around for about 60 years before the events of A New Hope. And then it continued to see action for another 40 maybe, likely further too. The Falcon is over or almost 100 years old by the time the purge happened. I'm dead serious.
I used to live three doors down from a dude who had a 100 year old Model T that he had owned for 60 of those years. He kept it in perfect running condition to he day he died(at 89) and his son inherited the responsibility of maintaining it.
So I can believe a spaceship is that old, easy.
Especially in the SWEU, where tech really doesn't advance that much from 3000 years ago in the Knights of the Old Republic era to the original trilogy era.
Artoo isn't quite that old, though I wouldn't be surprised if he was around 50. He's from what was apparently the most successful astromech line ever produced, so he might have been from a recent production run.
>It's been 30 years. To Han, the Falcon is like owning a muscle car from the 60s. Even when that shit's almost 50 years old, it's kept in fucking immaculate condition because he really cares about his ride.
It is also a bit of Ship of Theseus. It doesn't have to be exactly the same ship, it doesn't even need to contain any of the original parts. You just need continuity in ownership. As a one-of-a-kind custom vessel, there is no need to worry about authentic or original parts. The Falcon can be upgraded forever.
Well, Han's not the original owner. He won it in a card game from Lando, but like >>12457419 pointed out, it was around before even Lando. But it's a prize worth treasuring and taking care of.
Well, yeah. Han not only lost his son, his son turned into the second coming of Vader and had to be killed by his daughter.
Also they'd already lost their youngest boy a decade before.
Han's life doesn't get very much better in the later EU books. Cause in the middle of all of that Boba Fett comes back looking to settle a grudge.
Man, I'm glad I dropped the EU books after the Yuuzhang Vong showed up.
Actually, aside from a very small handful of books, like the Thrawn trilogy, the purging of the EU makes me very happy.
Han Solo is full of shif.
>"I've made a lot of special modifications myself"
He won it from Lando in a fucking card game. iirc Kyle actually modded it. The hyperdrive exceeds what's legally allowed for that class of transport, otherwise it's an unimpressive smuggling ship with a very lucky crew
It's a used delivery van with extensive modifications - additional weaponry, upgraded hyperdrive, probably additional cooling and improved comms antenna signal gain and delivery, etc. Of course there will be reliability issues.
Considering how much it broke down, I can believe Han tried to add more horsepower. Kinda like the dumb kid who thinks he can totes overclock his CPU without upgrading the aluminium heat sink.
It varied by movie. In 1 and 3 it was great. In Empire it was a piece of junk that had to be punched to start, and constantly needed to stop for repairs all movie.
And worse of all it was only like that for plot reasons. If it had been working like it usually did Han and Leia would have lightspeeded along with the rest of the fleet, would have spent the rest of the film with the fleet in saftey far away from Cloud City, and Luke could have finished his training with no distractions, and the whole 2nd half of the movie wouldn't have happened.
There's still motherfuckers flying around in DC-3's delivering cargo and people all over the world.
A older starship being really good at what it does after some modifications is hardly a stretch.
They're not that stagnant. GCW era ships and fighters are explicitly noted to outperform their TCW counterparts, and fighters now have their own hyperdrive where during the Clone Wars they needed ring attachments.
Lando made a sleeper freighter into a race car for smuggling. Han won any of Lanodo's ships in sabacc but didn't chose the shiny yachts that were actually broken because he's smart. Chewie later gave it a new hyperdrive and stuff from the Rebels, so now it's military grade in pretty much every way
It actually makes sense. They're at war for so long and so often they're running out of resources and brain power. Kind of like how in Genesis of the Daleks you find lasers issued out out along with bolt-action rifles.
You know, for all the shit that gets thrown at the Republic, it did manage to last 25,000 years.
I mean sure, it did waver between balls fucking useless and merely incompetent but still.
Is the Life Day special still canon?
That's all I really care about.
Of course not. Hell, that was non-canon even before the EU. It's one of the least canon things in Star Wars. The only thing that's less canon is the Jedi Prince series where they fight a three-eyed Palpatine wannabe.
Actually I think they still refer to him, but him being Palp's son was said to be a lie to boost his legitimacy and generally treated that chapter of history with the general tone of "Can we not talk about that?"
>Hang on kid, the ride's about to get a little bit bumpy.
The only thing that could make me happier in battlefront is if the falcon and other ships of the nature allowed you to run from station to station, have two gunners, a pilot and co pilot, and guys running around to repair shit.
>Stealth troopers hide in smuggle cargo area, kill crew once its taken off and take it over.
Hell yeah. Darth Vader's evil glove. There were two three-eyed muties; Trioculus who pretended to be Sheev's son, and Triclops, who actually was Sheev's son who got sent to the spice mines. IIRC, Trioculus got fucked up super hard and died.
It's a lot better than it used to be, probably because the game is actually making serious money now (made over 100 million last year).
If nothing else, Bioware has been taking care of the game and supporting it when EA acted like it was dead. Plus they gave us a far better Revan story with the new expansion than what the base game had.
The MF is like the Asp explorer. Got a great jump range, but kind of sluggish and a big vulnerable target in combat.
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tfw no 3 imperial warlords banded together as eternal brothers in arms while using mothballed imperial super weapons like oversized glaives and halberds via giant grasping arms connected to their star destroyers
I don't know, the class stories have kept me going, I still havent done all of them. Mainly because everyone warns me about the Consular. Trooper is the only Republic class I've done the whole thing.
I beat Act 1 at least as the Knight. Helps he's voiced by David Hayter.
Agent is still the best story to me by a longshot, and the Warrior is really good because my character worked to earn his title of Darth.
fuck you, Jedi prince is love
not really fuck you though, have a nice day anon