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Posted 12th Jun 2016, 11:02 PM


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12th Jun 2016, 11:02 PM

ilayas

Oh Salih that wasn't a complement.

A little explanation for those unaware. In the English language voice acting for SWTOR most Republic characters have some variation of a North American accent. Where as Imperial characters tend to have some variation of a British accent. (I have no idea what goes on with the French or German versions of this game)

The female Imperial Agent voice actor ( Jo Wyatt) normally has a British accent but does manage to pull of a passable American accent while the agent is undercover on Balmorra. Kaliyo does not have an Imperial accent.

As an American (or “merican” as we like to refer to our selves) I can say this is totally how we talk.

So Imperial Entanglements is three years old! I meant to do something to mark the occasion but I am really busy getting ready for Denver Comic con that I just don't have the time (I have SO much sanding left to do). Any anyways Huzzah for 3 years! Regardless if you have been with me from the beginning or are a new reader thanks for enjoying my comic. :)

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12th Jun 2016, 11:07 PM

Vader999

Oh, no. She just became a stereotypical cowgirl........

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12th Jun 2016, 11:15 PM

Vader999

At this point, they'll be able to pick out that she's a fake right off the bat. A Chiss woman from a people that serves the Empire suddenly comes to ask to serve you, with a Republic accent so exaggerated that it obviously is phony? Yeah, any good militia would tie you up and hand you over to a firing squad. Unless of course, they're too stupid to notice, because y'know, their idea of guerrilla warfare and denying Republic support for their actions is camping out in the open with armored Republic troops, Jedi, and Gundam-sized robots painted in Republic colors.....

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13th Jun 2016, 10:30 AM

Vulpis

Considering that in theory (and with the right species unlocks) you could have a *Sith* agent doing this...the combos get silly at times.

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12th Jun 2016, 11:49 PM

Ed8

Happy 3rd birthday!

I find her new font ... I mean, "accent" totally convincing! I didn't even realize it was her! ;)

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13th Jun 2016, 12:21 AM

Vess

The accent thingy (Republic/Empire) is not accidental; it's on purpose. (I mean, they have hired on purpose actors with two different accents for the two factions.) One of the Trooper companions, who is a defector from the Empire, even has something to say about it in her story.

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13th Jun 2016, 2:36 AM

Ninian

I find it kind of funny that they took an example by the movies in this particular way, because in-verse it means that the moment the Galactic Republic transforms into an empire they miraculously return to a way of speaking that was dead for approximately thousand years and has little to do with their tradition.

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13th Jun 2016, 5:40 AM

ilayas

Yea I've always wondered that as well.

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13th Jun 2016, 6:37 PM

Hitokiri Akins

Here's the weird thing; the whole "English accent in Star Wars" thing is actually supposed to signify a Coruscanti accent, where as the "American accent" was for Outer Rim systems. The heart of the Galactic Republic had the "English accent", yet, it's associated with the bad guys. So, if we're going by the lore of the universe, it should be the Republic characters that have the "English accent", while the Imperials have the "American accent."

But instead, we got the convention of 4-6; "good guys" have the "American accent", while the "bad guys" have the "English accent."

BTW, I put the accent names in quotations due to there being a number of sub-accents within the broader category; the American one has the southern, New Yorker, "redneck" and others.

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14th Jun 2016, 12:35 PM

µ

Obviously when Vitiate's empire fell, the RP speakers hid away on some far-away planet somewhere, and waited for a thousand years for a new empire to appear, then immediately enlisted.

Now, what I'd really want to see (hear?) is an Imperial with a Cockney accent, speaking in rhyming slang.

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13th Jun 2016, 5:11 AM

Spacebar

So her idea for infiltrating this organization is to become Sandy from Spongebob? I like it.

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14th Jun 2016, 7:11 AM

Blackcat509

Oh dear, that accent made me crack up and is so accurate. As through and through Brit the first time my agent switched to and American accent had me in tears laughing, it was just so different and unexpected! And as Brit I can say the English accent is roughly how we speak :D

HAPPY THIRD BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! and enjoy comic con you lucky sod.

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19th Jun 2016, 7:20 PM

Mortúùs

When I went through Balmorra on my agent, the accent thing went right over my head and I didn't notice, or does the character mention they're using a fake accent before hand and I just forgot?

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20th Jun 2016, 2:01 AM

ilayas

There is no mention of it, but the female Imperial Agent defiantly does switch up her accent while undercover. I don't know if the male imperial agent also does this, as I have never played through as a male.

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24th Nov 2016, 5:15 PM

Jaq

The male Imp Agent accent also changes [on Balmorra & a couple other places]. To me it was more noticeable than the female Agent voice change**, since IMO the male Agent voice is sexier.

[** = I've played the Agent story about 6 times now. It's such a fun storyline - and has the 4 possible 'outcomes' at standard story ending.]

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25th Nov 2016, 1:36 AM

ilayas

It's good to know that the male voice actor does this as well.

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