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Issues with Lightsaber Colors


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Jemfisto
11.03.2012 , 12:01 AM | #1
One of my pet peeves about SWTOR has to do with the lightsaber colors. For blue, purple, and red the lightsaber seems fine. They are sleek and looks how it does in the movies. However, with green and yellow (and others) sabers the lightsaber appears to become much thicker and worse looking. They appear to be more layered and the green has a yellow color inside the blade. The difference causes me to not use my preference which would be yellow, but to instead go with the colors that make the blade look better.

Here is the sleek looking blue lightsaber : http://www.swtor.com/sites/all/files...6-1600x900.jpg

Here is the fat looking multi layered green saber: http://torwars.com/wp-content/upload...-30-06-331.jpg

Ironically, a screenshot (probably from BETA) of what a green lightsaber should look like : http://images.wikia.com/swtor/images/7/75/Ss03_full.jpg

The contrast between the sleek blue blade and the fat yellow one : http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...jRrMRClKqfXULw

PERFECT orange saber from beta : http://imgur.com/DCXaF

Consular class showing the perfect green blade in action! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEOcZTOrRqw

Not a top of the list priority issue obviously, but I notice you guys like to make aesthetic improvements in the game in the big patches, so mabye this can be solved. As a roleplayer and big star wars fan, it bothered me to the point of creating a thread.

Thanks for reading!

Post thread creation additions:

Many Beta testers have given feedback that a beta patch changed all of the lightsabers from their correct form to the new, worse form. Even the red and blue lightsabers were changed but they weren't made any thicker or had the color changed that much. To view all the lightsaber colors in their correct form, watch the class progression videos. (except for the consular video, as this was made post lightsaber change!!) This shows all of the lightsabers how they are supposed to look, with a white core and the color radiating around it. This also gives me hope as changing the colors back to this should be a quick fix as the models are already in the game!

Edit: This thread has exceeded my expectations and it shows that I'm not the only one noticing this issue. Hopefully Bioware sees this! Keep bumping the thread if you support this to make sure Bioware knows what we want.
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TheSeventhJedi
11.03.2012 , 08:44 AM | #2
Wow, that IS annoying. I haven't used a green or yellow saber before, so I haven't noticed, but I'd like to sport a pair of greens when I start a sentinel, and I certainly don't want them to look like that!
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Alduinsm
11.03.2012 , 09:41 AM | #3
I support this (whenever i can)
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Jemfisto
11.03.2012 , 12:33 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by TheSeventhJedi View Post
Wow, that IS annoying. I haven't used a green or yellow saber before, so I haven't noticed, but I'd like to sport a pair of greens when I start a sentinel, and I certainly don't want them to look like that!
I totally agree. It's the same for me except for the yellow saber. The blade is so thick and odd looking compared to the blue which looks great. Its unfortunate.

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maxetius
11.03.2012 , 01:15 PM | #5
Yeah it sucks. It's why i never ever rock the yellow saber despite it being my favorite color. It's ugly and huge and doesn't need to be that way. The appearance is simply jarring.

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Pairaka
11.03.2012 , 01:36 PM | #6
To each his own. I have the yellow one on my Juggernaut and I'm completely happy with it. Suits her much better than any other color. Might just be that she's a Juggernaut and likes the fatter-looking saber to beat people with.
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Jemfisto
11.03.2012 , 02:15 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Pairaka View Post
To each his own. I have the yellow one on my Juggernaut and I'm completely happy with it. Suits her much better than any other color. Might just be that she's a Juggernaut and likes the fatter-looking saber to beat people with.
I understand your opinion, but I feel like all the colors should have uniform blade shapes. It just seems very odd to me that different colors mean different blade width's/layers or whatever.

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Jemfisto
11.04.2012 , 02:25 AM | #8
Bump!

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murshawursha
11.04.2012 , 02:55 AM | #9
I actually prefer the coloration on the green/yellow/orange sabers too... it's always sort of bothered me how most of the white core sabers just sort of instantly switch from white to blue or red, whereas the green, for example, fades from white to yellow to green... It looks more natural to me. Just sort of personal preference I guess.

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Wraiven
11.04.2012 , 03:15 AM | #10
I have made this same complaint and suggestion myself. Nice to see others feel the same, my thread was ignored so I didn't think anyone cared.

Would be nice if they would let us pick our own lightsaber sound effects as well. Hate how some of these lightsabers sound different than what I grew up with. Even swinging them sounds different from saber to saber.

I would like to see these Lightsabers look and sound more like they do in the movies. These blurred out lightsabers that are hard to tell where the blade starts and the glow begins have to go. It's the very reason none of my Jedi use a green saber even though it has always been my favorite color in the movies. It just doesn't compare to the blue in game. If they fixed it, I would actually start using green. Like you said, Red, Blue, Purple look great. Orange, Yellow, Green, White and Light Blue are hideous.
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