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Blaster Rifles for Bounty Hunters

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Blaster Rifles for Bounty Hunters

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LordExozone
01.22.2012 , 06:11 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Othed View Post
I knew someone would post this. Troopers and BH share abilities, armor, and both use aim. Smugglers and BH share share weapon choice and both work for there fraction and not apart. Like troopers and imp. agents are both military, and the different AC use different weapons. my guess is bioware did this so the fraction mirror didn't make the non force users fell the exact same. So BH and smugglers both use pistols. So if we get rifles then smugglers need a second weapon choice. That is why we can't use blaster rifle and never will till smugglers single wield AC gets a new weapon choice. Blaster rifles just don't fit smugglers at all.

Life isn't fair, there is no reason why because BH's get something cosmetic (we are not talking about a gameplay advantage here), Smugglers should get the same treatment. By your logic Jedi Guardians should have access to the Darth Vader-like masks and black armour just because Sith Warriors do.

In the movies you see smugglers using Pistols. Thus in TOR they use pistols...In the movies you see Bounty Hunters using Blaster Rifles and Pistols. Thus in TOR they should be able to equip Blaster Rifles and Pistols.
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theangryllama
01.22.2012 , 08:13 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by calvinrhine View Post
yeah vanguards aren't tanks.
They are.. but vanguards look pretty damn stupid tanking with a rifle in both hands (which was his point) :P

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DarthMalt
01.22.2012 , 07:11 PM | #13
could make an oversized pistol and call it a blaster carbine,that would work. PT's get to feel like Boba a little more.

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Grimcrowe
01.22.2012 , 07:24 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthMalt View Post
could make an oversized pistol and call it a blaster carbine,that would work. PT's get to feel like Boba a little more.
I'm with this 100%... like a long barreled smg or something... that should make the scoundrels happy as well...
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Jaysun
01.22.2012 , 10:13 PM | #15
yeah Carbine would fit in perfectly.. you can still holster it at your hip if need be
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Sylriana
01.22.2012 , 10:18 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Decembrist View Post
If that happens, not only will Smugglers demand rifles and Troopers demand pistols, but Bioware will have to give both to everyone, because otherwise there will always be someone complaining about having less choices. Smuggler rifles, imperial agents with pistols, do we really want to see that?
Better not to begin that mess, things are good enough they way they are.
That sounds like a good thing tbqh. Feels silly that weapon choices are so absurdly restricted in this game.

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silverthorne
01.22.2012 , 10:26 PM | #17
Can I point out that in the movies, Han Solo used a rifle(though not well) during the escape from the death star with princess leia. In the role playing games, smugglers are not able to use rifles, no big loss here. Bounty hunters however were using rifles a great deal in the movies. In the scene that shows all the bounty hunters on the star destoyer, all of them are packing rifles.

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rukks
01.22.2012 , 10:38 PM | #18
I love my PT currently. However I must admit, it would be really nice if we could use a Blaster Rifle as well. Just saying.. it would be nice.
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Kergath
01.22.2012 , 11:18 PM | #19
Increasing gear availability in this game would require a larger pool of items that drop from bosses which would mean more wasted gear (oh a rifle dropped? i only like blasters!!!)

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Othed
01.23.2012 , 12:45 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by LordExozone View Post
Life isn't fair, there is no reason why because BH's get something cosmetic (we are not talking about a gameplay advantage here), Smugglers should get the same treatment. By your logic Jedi Guardians should have access to the Darth Vader-like masks and black armour just because Sith Warriors do.

In the movies you see smugglers using Pistols. Thus in TOR they use pistols...In the movies you see Bounty Hunters using Blaster Rifles and Pistols. Thus in TOR they should be able to equip Blaster Rifles and Pistols.
You are right life isn't fair and we can't use rifles. Not a good argument. Vador could kill with force choke sith warriors can only stun. Jedis in the movies could block 100% of blaster fire. We will never do all of want we see in the movies. And we don't need to use all weapons either the.different weapon choices make the classes look different.