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Single Blade Option for Double Bladed Lightsabers

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Single Blade Option for Double Bladed Lightsabers

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-Silver-
11.16.2012 , 05:03 PM | #1
Every now and again my double bladed lightsaber bugs out and it appears to only have one blade activated. It looks AWESOME: http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/c...7-25-57-95.jpg

Even back in KOTOR I used to wish that the various lightsaber forms had animation differences as well as stat differences. I would love to see this in SWTOR.

I wouldn't want this high on the list of priorities for game updates, but one day it would be awesome to see the offensive saber forms using both blades, and the defensive form switching to a single blade.

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AngelAlkaiser
11.16.2012 , 05:07 PM | #2
Seconded. Although I would actually add a toggle for double-bladed. Left, right, both, or none.

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Helig
11.16.2012 , 05:13 PM | #3
Was always against weapon restrictions. Between offhand generators and modding, everything should be fair game, within class category.
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MidichIorian
11.16.2012 , 05:32 PM | #4
I'd love to be able to use a DBLS on my sage so you can have your SBLS if I can have that

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-Silver-
11.16.2012 , 06:29 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by MidichIorian View Post
I'd love to be able to use a DBLS on my sage so you can have your SBLS if I can have that
Hehe. I meant that since we know from the films that double bladed lightsabers don't always have to have both blades activated, it would be cool to add that feature - and have it tie into the stances (Force Technique and Combat Technique).

A single bladed lightsaber can't magically grow a second blade

I'm not after switching between a double saber and a single saber, but simply switching off one half of the double. Purely for aesthetics. Hence I'm not suggesting this should be high priority, but that it would be cool to see it one day

I guess a nice side effect would be that it helps add further distinction between Shadow specs. Tank shadows will most frequently fight with a single blade active, while DPS will fight with both active.

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Niick
07.01.2015 , 05:48 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Helig View Post
Was always against weapon restrictions. Between offhand generators and modding, everything should be fair game, within class category.
We should totally suggest this for Bioware to consider.
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Noobishlord
07.01.2015 , 06:40 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Helig View Post
Was always against weapon restrictions. Between offhand generators and modding, everything should be fair game, within class category.
I definitely agree with that. Would be cool if you could go Single-Blade, Jar'Kai or Saberstaff on whatever Jedi class you happen to be if you wish, and the same for the tech weapons of the tech classes.

But I imagine it being like it is makes it a little easier to balance. You're balancing the class, not the fact that the class performs ungodly well for some reason with X weapon style.
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mynxvablid
07.01.2015 , 09:33 PM | #8
It would be awesome to use only a single blade active for a double bladed saber. After all, Darth Maul used only one blade lit when he went up against Qui Gon Jinn. Why can't we?

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SithKoriandr
07.03.2015 , 09:26 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Helig View Post
Was always against weapon restrictions. Between offhand generators and modding, everything should be fair game, within class category.
^This.

If Force users are to be kept away from pistols and non force user away from light sabers, fine, but allow us to change up the weapons!

I would love for my Trooper to wield a blaster! Dual wield possibly! Same with my Agent. They use one in their cut scene's, I'd like to actually use one all the time!
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DTAskydiver
07.03.2015 , 09:36 AM | #10
My guild mates hate me for this because once a week while we raid for the last year I will whine about wanting to use a sniper on my gunslinger.
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