Lord Haseo said:
How is not major? It’d be like if the original Star Wars never explained what the Death Star weakness was.
Not at all. It’d be like if the original Star Wars never explained why Leia couldn’t just beam the plans directly to Yavin.
Fuck, that hadn’t even occurred to me. Why would you do such a thing to me?
No, see that’s exactly the point. The universe of Star Wars doesn’t operate at the same progression of technology as ours does. Think of the galaxy as if it were more like hundreds of years ago in some ways. You couldn’t contact someone so far away, and not every map would contain the same information.
It’s the same reason R2-D2 and C-3PO exist when most of their jobs could be solved with an advanced, duked-out smart phone.