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Yeah I got no idea how the community'll reconcile "x person in charge is dead"/"no, x person is dead". Guy in the bioware cinematics is a Jedi so I...guess canon would be that they picked Republic-side to support since they're a little more trustworthy with doomsday weapons and now Acina is dead? It kind of sucks that whatever side you don't pick turns into an irrational "if it fits I sits" mess, honestly. Acina was a cool old lady. 3:
I'm probably gonna pretend higher-ups actively fake that she's still alive to avoid power-vacuum hell and public panic since the mail you get after the mission is all "fuck, literally everyone is running out of resources".
The 'gods as the next antagonist' thing is neat to me, still vaguely Zakuul-related but it seems like we're getting off of this plot thread after one and a bit expansions so that's nice.
My own suggestion for the community is to continue treating the Alliance Commander as a shadowy, unknown individual with a murky morality, who has used the Eternal Fleet to both deliver humanitarian supplies and threaten the other two powers - but also offered a haven for misfits from both factions. I think the gameplay gimmick whereby players can switch the Alliance's allegiance daily should be reflected ICly in a general mistrust of the Alliance on both sides - it may assist the Empire in one part of Iokath and the Republic in another, playing them off each other. It is never known where it stands.
I am going to respectfully disagree with worst sith - I think both Acina and Jace Malcom's deaths should become the new normal. I cannot imagine the Sith being able to stop themselves from jockeying for power with her gone, and it would be impossible to keep it a secret. Same with Jace, but his death is perhaps less politically consequential. Generally, I think it's better for RP when the canon situation is in flux and uncertain. Obviously, no player-character Darth out there is going to become emperor, but it could be framed as a struggle among the spheres of influence.
I would also suggest that the war for Iokath be general knowledge. Iokath is, apparently, the main strategic objective for both factions now and the war is a huge logistical effort, so once again it would be a little unrealistic if it were kept in the dark. This is particularly true given the relative glasnost on the Republic side.
And yes, the dearth of galactic resources from the mail should also be acknowledged. I think this could be fertile ground for Republic RP in particular, perhaps because we're more concerned about the citizenry for their own sake rather than as cannon fodder.
Spoiler-tagging for courtesy's sake, but because of how short the story is (so far) and because of the fact that it's not behind the paywall I wouldn't worry too much about spoiling it by acknowledging it in RP.
Malcom wasn't Chancellor of the Republic unless I missed something MAJOR, but he was leading their entire war effort. Still not as big of a deal as Acina, but still a fairly big morale and tactical deal. Guy seemed a little unhinged.