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Why is the light saber so weak?

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Why is the light saber so weak?

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MidnightTrooper
06.16.2017 , 01:07 PM | #1
Being a huge Star Wars fan, I know the light saber is a powerful weapon & one slice could end a life. It cuts through steel doors & is very deadly. However in this game, it only does very minor damage to anyone you are fighting.

I understand that they did not want to make the game too easy by letting you kill with one hit of the light saber, but I do wish the light saber did more damage.

The light saber is an icon of Star Wars & it should be an awesome weapon, but instead its like fighting with a stick. You poke them enough with it you will eventually do some damage.

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kodrac
06.16.2017 , 01:14 PM | #2
can you make sword in box light so sword come out when opened? then if sword is back after sword, use light saber on box, and saber will be boxed after sword is out.
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EzioMessi
06.16.2017 , 01:18 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by kodrac View Post
can you make sword in box light so sword come out when opened? then if sword is back after sword, use light saber on box, and saber will be boxed after sword is out.
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OT: They are trying to balance the game, that's why. It's a different design philosophy. Other games, such as SWG and Battlefront, made lightsaber-wielders equivalent to Gods on the battlefield, capable of reflecting most damage and cutting through swaths of bad@ss normals like it's nothing. This game chose to make 8 classes per faction and balance them (no comments on how successful that balancing is) which is why it feels that lightsabers are "weaker" than they should be.

They can't change that because that's against the philosophy of the game, similar to how fantasy MMOs have dimension ripping wizards fighting normal humans who wield swords and shields on an even footing.
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WayOfTheWarriorx
06.16.2017 , 01:23 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by MidnightTrooper View Post
Being a huge Star Wars fan, I know the light saber is a powerful weapon & one slice could end a life. It cuts through steel doors & is very deadly. However in this game, it only does very minor damage to anyone you are fighting.

I understand that they did not want to make the game too easy by letting you kill with one hit of the light saber, but I do wish the light saber did more damage.

The light saber is an icon of Star Wars & it should be an awesome weapon, but instead its like fighting with a stick. You poke them enough with it you will eventually do some damage.
Should Lightsabers have the ability to kill in one shot realistically [so to speak =p] yes, but so should Blaster pistols, Sniper Rifles, Vibroswords, Shotguns, Assassult cannons, and every other weapon. It's kinda a mote point. They don't kill in one shot, because who the hell would want to play a game where they get killed in one shot? Realism has no place in gaming. You know a lot of people who can levitate things or cause lightning to shoot from their fingertips? =p

If lightsaber did significantly more damage than other weapon types in the game, no one would play classes that can't use lightsabers, besides, a blaster bolt to the face has an equal argument for kill/damage power potential.

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Kurj
06.16.2017 , 02:54 PM | #5
I think about it like this: each strike you make is not actually a full-on hit. You hit armor, or grazed, or maybe just tired your opponent further, until you got them into position for the final, actual "cut-off-limbs" attack.
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teclado
06.16.2017 , 03:18 PM | #6
Yes, light sabers are weak. The strong ones are the heavy sabers.

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Kurj
06.16.2017 , 03:33 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by teclado View Post
Yes, light sabers are weak. The strong ones are the heavy sabers.
Hahahahahaha. I like that.
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MandFlurry
06.16.2017 , 03:53 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by EzioMessi View Post
Never Forget.

OT: They are trying to balance the game, that's why. It's a different design philosophy. Other games, such as SWG and Battlefront, made lightsaber-wielders equivalent to Gods on the battlefield, capable of reflecting most damage and cutting through swaths of bad@ss normals like it's nothing. This game chose to make 8 classes per faction and balance them (no comments on how successful that balancing is) which is why it feels that lightsabers are "weaker" than they should be.

They can't change that because that's against the philosophy of the game, similar to how fantasy MMOs have dimension ripping wizards fighting normal humans who wield swords and shields on an even footing.
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Thanx, so i don't have to write, because i cant. But that's it in a Nutshell. In MMO's they do not usually go by real life Combat, because if they did, then people would destroy and pillage all of the Devs gardens and shrines.

So, each MMO has to have a Thoeocracy, or i should say a 'certain belief system' that doesn't make sense to people, but it keeps the masses from going ape.................. Well, usually.
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06.16.2017 , 03:56 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by kodrac View Post
can you make sword in box light so sword come out when opened? then if sword is back after sword, use light saber on box, and saber will be boxed after sword is out.
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Andryah
06.16.2017 , 03:57 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by WayOfTheWarriorx View Post
Should Lightsabers have the ability to kill in one shot realistically [so to speak =p] yes, but so should Blaster pistols, Sniper Rifles, Vibroswords, Shotguns, Assassult cannons, and every other weapon. It's kinda a mote point. They don't kill in one shot, because who the hell would want to play a game where they get killed in one shot? Realism has no place in gaming. You know a lot of people who can levitate things or cause lightning to shoot from their fingertips? =p

If lightsaber did significantly more damage than other weapon types in the game, no one would play classes that can't use lightsabers, besides, a blaster bolt to the face has an equal argument for kill/damage power potential.
Sums it up nicely.
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