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Why are green lightsabers lime? (pictures)

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Why are green lightsabers lime? (pictures)

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Lazirus-
10.23.2012 , 09:42 AM | #1
Completely minor complaint, but I'm just wondering if anybody on the development/community team knows the reason for the palette change?

Green lightsabers in Jedi Shadow promotional images:

http://images.wikia.com/swtor/images/7/75/Ss03_full.jpg

http://images.wikia.com/swtor/images...l_Mirialan.jpg

Green lightsabers in-game:

http://torwars.com/wp-content/upload...-30-06-331.jpg

Oddly enough, whenever a Jedi Consular creates their lightsaber, the correct color is shown in the cutscene and then immediately changes into lime, even in the game right now:

http://www.blogcdn.com/massively.joy...1321975789.jpg

Even the trooper "healing beams" have the color palette of what the lightsabers should look like:

http://torwars.com/wp-content/upload...ng-Trooper.jpg

Totally minor! The change just seems odd to me and I was curious if there was a reason for it.
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Tylindrox
10.23.2012 , 09:58 AM | #2
That original green looks way better than what it is now. Also, is it just me or do the ingame lightsabers have too much "flare" around the actual core? In your screenshots the outside glow is kept at the minimul like in the movies but ingame there seems to be too many extra pixels or something and it makes them all look stupid.

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Asavrede
10.23.2012 , 10:04 AM | #3
If anything it turned FROM lime to a more saturated green. Maybe adjust monitor settings? I dunno

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Lionflash
10.23.2012 , 10:27 AM | #4
I'm okay if it's a bit off color, the only problem I have is... Why are Blue, Red and Purple sabers skinny and Yellow, Orange and Green sabers are thicker...

Makes it strange when weilding blue and yellow sabers for example on a sentinel and your lightsabers with the same hilt are different sizes...

See what I mean.

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Alduinsm
10.23.2012 , 11:36 AM | #5
I just wish the dev could change it or add a new green crystal. I'm a huge fan of green lightsaber
The original one looks way better than the green in-game atm.
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Tommot
10.23.2012 , 11:45 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Tylindrox View Post
That original green looks way better than what it is now. Also, is it just me or do the ingame lightsabers have too much "flare" around the actual core? In your screenshots the outside glow is kept at the minimul like in the movies but ingame there seems to be too many extra pixels or something and it makes them all look stupid.
Agreed! This is the only reason I refuse to use green/light blue sabers in this game. I understand that some people might like the blurry looking option, so why not give us the choice with 2 different green/light blue crystals? (And every other color for that matter)

Also agree with the OP. The green color in the promotional images looks much better than what we have in game.
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amnie
10.23.2012 , 12:51 PM | #7
heh. it's not just the green crystal, either. magenta looks like honey pink (I PREFER the way magenta looks, it's just not magenta).... orange is just a slightly darker yellow than the yellow crystal...

it's like the only colour that is actually how it should be.. is the non-colour (white)

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xanthial
12.30.2012 , 08:57 PM | #8
I think green lightsabres look too yellowish. I did notice that if you are at a vendor and do the ctl + left click to preview a sabre with a green crystal, in the preview window (where you can rotate your character) the color looks perfect (nice dark green)

Hope the will tweak this in game, as Im a huge fan of the geen sabre.

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Macheath
12.30.2012 , 09:33 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Lionflash View Post
I'm okay if it's a bit off color, the only problem I have is... Why are Blue, Red and Purple sabers skinny and Yellow, Orange and Green sabers are thicker...

Makes it strange when weilding blue and yellow sabers for example on a sentinel and your lightsabers with the same hilt are different sizes...

See what I mean.
That's largely a trick of the light. Your eye more easily differentiates between white and pink than white and yellow. This is why it appears as if the very light center of orange saber is wider than the purple saber. It's noticeable in all Star Wars media, and is not unique to sw:tor.

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Alec_Fortescue
12.30.2012 , 09:50 PM | #10
There are so many others things in the promotional pictures... :'( Wish the green crystal was my only problem!
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