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Axes? Really?


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Xenirath
11.09.2012 , 10:16 AM | #41
Quote: Originally Posted by Frog_brains View Post
1) you'd get a various scale of debuffs for that weapon depending on how different it is from your main weapon.

example : as a trooper, you should be familiar and comfortable using most "gun style weapons" so you have have only say a 5 or 10% debuff on the damage of the weapon,and obviously wouldn't be able to use any of the AC abilities. But with a lightsaber or a vibrosword, now you get a 25% or 40% reduction on the damage rating, and are just able to use it in a standard way.

This way if you choose to use it there's no play advantage to being able to equip other items. but you could use it as a social ability or in a RP immersion.

Like youre using an axe as a sith warrior, because you took it from the gamorean cheiftan and your using his weapon as a signal to the rest of the gamoreans of what you did (Btw this happens in real life militaries now)
While this is an interesting Idea I would rather spend the time required to make it on more story updates and pvp/pve updates.

Just doesn't seem like a very [ Time effective : Content ] Ratio.
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Xenirath
11.09.2012 , 10:17 AM | #42
Am I the only one who wants to be a nunchuck wielding abraham lincoln sith lord?

Or maybe duel wield shields?
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Frog_brains
11.09.2012 , 10:17 AM | #43
Quote: Originally Posted by FINNT View Post
It's odd that You can't make any melee weapons from Mandalorian Iron. Or can you?
There might be a recipe for a moddable techblade that uses mandalorian iron. I haven't gotten my armstech all of the schems yet, but i think most to them would use Cortosis instead since it's lighter than mandalorian iron.

Plus we don't know yet what new schems are in the works for when the raise the lvl cap

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Frog_brains
11.09.2012 , 10:24 AM | #44
Quote: Originally Posted by Xenirath View Post
While this is an interesting Idea I would rather spend the time required to make it on more story updates and pvp/pve updates.

Just doesn't seem like a very [ Time effective : Content ] Ratio.
Same here i'm just putting it out there as an explination as to why the idea of axes and other "non jedi" weapons should be allowed in the realm of the game. It'd be stupid to think that a jedi who lost/broke his main weapon wouldn't grab an axe just because it "doesn't fit" into his fashion sense.

Now again not really relevent in this game since their isn't a weapon disarming mechanic in this game (which frankly would be pretty cool) . Even though it happens all the time in the movies and novels. If that were to be applied into the game you could have all kinds of interesting weapon/combat choices until you could retrieve your "lost" weapon

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errant_knight
11.09.2012 , 10:28 AM | #45
Quote: Originally Posted by TheBBP View Post
Troopers and Jedi running around in slave bikinis and we are stuck on axes...
The slave bikinis do serve a valuable function, at least on an rp server. They handily point out who just doesn't give a ****, so they can be easily avoided.

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NoFishing
11.09.2012 , 10:28 AM | #46
I'm getting one. Hopefully I can chop down that stupid tree in the T&Z fight that always obstructs my view!

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FINNT
11.09.2012 , 10:29 AM | #47
Quote: Originally Posted by Frog_brains View Post
There might be a recipe for a moddable techblade that uses mandalorian iron. I haven't gotten my armstech all of the schems yet, but i think most to them would use Cortosis instead since it's lighter than mandalorian iron.

Plus we don't know yet what new schems are in the works for when the raise the lvl cap
Yep. I have alt with Armstech, but still at very low level.
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AlienEyeTX
11.09.2012 , 10:30 AM | #48
Quote: Originally Posted by Frog_brains View Post

What I'd actually like to see and maybe I can get some feedback on this from the community is actually an ability to use any weapon in the game on any character.

Before you all go ape on me please read it through:

1) you'd get a various scale of debuffs for that weapon depending on how different it is from your main weapon.

example : as a trooper, you should be familiar and comfortable using most "gun style weapons" so you have have only say a 5 or 10% debuff on the damage of the weapon,and obviously wouldn't be able to use any of the AC abilities. But with a lightsaber or a vibrosword, now you get a 25% or 40% reduction on the damage rating, and are just able to use it in a standard way.

This way if you choose to use it there's no play advantage to being able to equip other items. but you could use it as a social ability or in a RP immersion.

Like youre using an axe as a sith warrior, because you took it from the gamorean cheiftan and your using his weapon as a signal to the rest of the gamoreans of what you did (Btw this happens in real life militaries now)
I am cool with this idea. Just make characters less skilled with a weapon that isn't their main. I mean, why couldn't my sin pick up a blaster and fire it? Makes no good sense. In this way, a trooper could carry the axe and bad-*****, but a bit clumsy.
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ImperialSun
11.09.2012 , 10:31 AM | #49
Quote: Originally Posted by Frog_brains View Post
So first of all There are many different species and races in star wars and not all of them use lightsabers or blasters. There are Vibroswords, and techblades, electrostaves, vibroknives, and yes from day 1 the Gamoreans have been using axes, and like the above poster says mandalore is seen using an axe as well. So that it is available as a equipable item in the game doesn't bother me.

For those of you who are worried about "Lore" please remember that a jedi is trained to make use of all available resources on the battlefield to resolve the conflict. This could mean using the force to drop a piece of machinery on someone, or cut them with a lighsaber, or if they're lightsaber is taken away or damaged grabbing another item from the battlefield, be it a vibrosword or a electrostaff, or yes even an axe, to continue the fight. It may not be preferable or the most comfortable weapon for them to use but i don't see why it shouldn't be "allowed"

What I'd actually like to see and maybe I can get some feedback on this from the community is actually an ability to use any weapon in the game on any character.

Before you all go ape on me please read it through:

1) you'd get a various scale of debuffs for that weapon depending on how different it is from your main weapon.

example : as a trooper, you should be familiar and comfortable using most "gun style weapons" so you have have only say a 5 or 10% debuff on the damage of the weapon,and obviously wouldn't be able to use any of the AC abilities. But with a lightsaber or a vibrosword, now you get a 25% or 40% reduction on the damage rating, and are just able to use it in a standard way.

This way if you choose to use it there's no play advantage to being able to equip other items. but you could use it as a social ability or in a RP immersion.

Like youre using an axe as a sith warrior, because you took it from the gamorean cheiftan and your using his weapon as a signal to the rest of the gamoreans of what you did (Btw this happens in real life militaries now)
You mean similar to SWG? Essentially in that game you could equip ANY weapon found in the game however if you lacked the right 'licence' to use that weapon your damage was impaired with it. I would support this type of system in SWTOR wholeheartedly.

In fact, Warhammer Online was the first MMORPG I played that forced you in to using certain weapons dependent on the class you rolled. If you roll a Slayer, you can only EVER equip about 3 types of Axe and a few different types of the SAME armor. Coming from SWG that lelvel of restriction boggled my mind and has botherd me ever since.

Do I want my BH to be able to equip a carb or a rifle or a force pike in SWTOR? Yes I do. Same for every other class too.

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CthulhuRyleh
11.09.2012 , 10:34 AM | #50
Quote: Originally Posted by Xenirath View Post
Am I the only one who wants to be a nunchuck wielding abraham lincoln sith lord?

Or maybe duel wield shields?
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