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Im a little confused about lightsabers

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Im a little confused about lightsabers

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Amandeep
01.07.2012 , 08:35 PM | #1
How do you wash off all the blood that gets on it?
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Huatar
01.07.2012 , 08:37 PM | #2
It's a beam of pure energy. Liquids that touch it are vaporized.

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epicHEALZtime
01.07.2012 , 08:37 PM | #3
The blood is incinerated by the lightsaber. Those things are hot you know.

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Zebular
01.07.2012 , 08:39 PM | #4
Wounds by a light-saber are also instantly cauterized and do not bleed - unless broken open.
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kidyouknow
01.07.2012 , 09:43 PM | #5
When you turn it off, the blood, held in stasis in the beams energy field, fall off in one motion. They had to remove that option in beta, because the amount of blood that got stored in it was sometime so much, it would crash the client.

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Ronamo
01.07.2012 , 10:08 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Amandeep View Post
How do you wash off all the blood that gets on it?
Stick it in a block of carbonite, then withdraw it very slowly while giving it a gentle counter-clockwise twist.
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WebMajestic
01.07.2012 , 11:43 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Huatar View Post
It's a beam of pure energy. Liquids that touch it are vaporized.
That's what I thought also, but in game mechanics, cut scene animation, and promotional video suggest otherwise... Apparently there is a physical saber under the beam of energy?

- Sith Warriors have an attack where you simply swing your saber harder to do more damage. If it is only a beam of energy, it should do the same damage no matter how hard you swing it.

- Cut scenes and video clearly show "character A" stabbing "character B" with a light saber, then physically pulling it out of the dead victim; if it was only beam of pure energy, would this be required?

Of course I am tongue-in-cheek about this, light sabers are supposed to be pure energy... but I have noticed the flaws in cut scenes and videos that seem to depict light sabers as having physical elements. Of course those scenes of light sabers being pulled out of the body of a victim were done purely for dramatic effect, but for any Star Wars purist or anyone who notices logic and consistency, those scenes are problematic.
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Oappo
01.07.2012 , 11:44 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by kidyouknow View Post
When you turn it off, the blood, held in stasis in the beams energy field, fall off in one motion. They had to remove that option in beta, because the amount of blood that got stored in it was sometime so much, it would crash the client.
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Well it won't be a release date or anything like that. Probably some lame update about polishing rocks or cleaning windows for SWTOR. Maybe a cafeteria workers perspective on what serving lunch in the Bioware office is like.

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Thaonnor
01.07.2012 , 11:46 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by WebMajestic View Post
That's what I thought also, but in game mechanics, cut scene animation, and promotional video suggest otherwise... Apparently there is a physical saber under the beam of energy?

- Sith Warriors have an attack where you simply swing your saber harder to do more damage. If it is only a beam of energy, it should do the same damage no matter how hard you swing it.

- Cut scenes and video clearly show "character A" stabbing "character B" with a light saber, then physically pulling it out of the dead victim; if it was only beam of pure energy, would this be required?

Of course I am tongue-in-cheek about this, light sabers are supposed to be pure energy... but I have noticed the flaws in cut scenes and videos that seem to depict light sabers as having physical elements. Of course those scenes of light sabers being pulled out of the body of a victim were done purely for dramatic effect, but for any Star Wars purist or anyone who notices logic and consistency, those scenes are problematic.
according to the movies, lightsabers can cut through metal... so I'd just cut all of those BH's weapons up into pieces before carving their faces...

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Caleman
01.07.2012 , 11:50 PM | #10
Those bh blasters, as well as all the metal used by everyone is lined with a nice lightsaber resistant material called cortosis.