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Why are Knives our best damage?


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AllisonLightning
01.22.2019 , 09:54 AM | #11
Because everybody loves stabbity healers? I love my little stabby healers.
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01.26.2019 , 02:40 AM | #12
in all honesty probably because bioware did not really think of the identity of the class really well in a star wars sense. Idk about you but what i saw of smugglers was the run in gun quickly get out of there medium range kinda class. More pew pew, kite a little pew pew, sneaky tricks of cc. They got the sneaky tricks part right but not much pew pew unless in super close range which looks awkward. Keep in mind this came from a group of devs who thought calling the sage a jedi wizard would be a good idea.
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Majspuffen
02.15.2019 , 04:45 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by steveerkcanjerk View Post
in all honesty probably because bioware did not really think of the identity of the class really well in a star wars sense. Idk about you but what i saw of smugglers was the run in gun quickly get out of there medium range kinda class. More pew pew, kite a little pew pew, sneaky tricks of cc. They got the sneaky tricks part right but not much pew pew unless in super close range which looks awkward. Keep in mind this came from a group of devs who thought calling the sage a jedi wizard would be a good idea.
It's so nice to hear someone else say this. The main weapon of the Operative and the Scoundrel is the Blaster Rifle and Pistol. Yet, it's the weapon we use the least? As lethality, we have two 30m range attacks: Poison Dart and Corrosive Grenade. That means my character can throw further than she can aim.

I've said this in quite a lot of threads since returning to the game and becoming a forum warrior; let Assassins/Shadows be the rogues of this game. Operatives/Scoundrels could've had a unique playstyle, that of the run and gun. But alas, we're all rogues now. Wasted potential.

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Storm-Cutter
02.15.2019 , 07:25 AM | #14
"Guns for show....Knives for a pro."
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Trauglodyte
02.19.2019 , 01:25 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Storm-Cutter View Post
"Guns for show....Knives for a pro."
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xMaranathax
02.28.2019 , 11:27 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Tenacity View Post
I'm fine with the knife but I really wish my operative could use a pistol instead of a rifle as his main hand weapon.
I'll give you my pistol in exchange for your rifle.

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Defecter
03.10.2019 , 04:02 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Tenacity View Post
I'm fine with the knife but I really wish my operative could use a pistol instead of a rifle as his main hand weapon.
And this is why I use the rifle with a simple shotgun look (WL-29 Blaster Rifle).

It actually (somewhat) fits the class compared to the heaps of humongous looking rifles in the game that would make absolutely no sense whatsoever in CQC.
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Cherepk
03.18.2019 , 09:16 AM | #18
Well if we continue this way how the freak knife can kill powerful sith for example......

Btw where do we keep that machete/shotgun ? Like isn't it suppose to be visible, mercs have both guns visible........


I play operative due to this that i kill stuff with shotguns/punches and machetes........ Also have great survival and ability to reset the battle.

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happysister
04.17.2019 , 02:17 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Fergz View Post
Playing an Op and I'm not really sure why our best damage is done with our off hand weapon instead of our rifle
Because at launch, you didn't roll a scoundrel or a gunslinger. You rolled a smuggler, and picked which version you wanted to play at level 10. That's why both advanced classes share a few skills, and they both use guns, even though one is ranged and the other is melee. Being able to choose your advanced class at character creation is more or less a recent change.
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