Another “Blood Of The Empire” InstallmentJune 4, 2010
Blood of the Empire #4 is the Friday Star Wars: The Old Republic update this week. It seems our protagonist Teneb Kel is a light-sided Sith, what with him giving his alien companion the night off to ogle dancing girls, while opting to sit by himself at the fountain-side all brooding and aloof, feeding the rats. Anyway, the plot thickens, and so ends Act 1: Shades of the Sith.
I love most comics, but I have a preference for Marvel superheroes (and Vertigo anti-heroes) when it comes to my regular titles. I don’t usually pay attention to the video game tie-ins (Wildstorm’s World of Warcraft title being the notable exception) but I gotta say, BotE is a pretty good read, especially for a free online comic. It’s a lot less confusing than Threat of Peace, so don’t let the jumbled nature of that first series put you off of this one.
A pretty light update this week but it was expected, so I can’t say I’m all that disappointed. The community manager also had this to say about ToP and BotE:
While there isn’t a plethora of meta-gaming details in there, there are some story elements you will run across when you play the game and some other morsels of info that some day you’ll go “oooooooh” when you see it in-game.
I thought as much, and it’s why I started reading the web-comics — what I didn’t expect was that I would end up digging them so much. And with regards to this week’s update being just a new installment of BotE:
While we can understand some people may be frustrated, I want to say the vast majority of people will forgive us after E3 2010.
Yeah, I am hyped. *Sits back and waits for my mind to be blown in about a week and a half*