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Ugly Vibroswords

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BlueArab
03.21.2013 , 07:31 AM | #1
This has probably been brought up before, but does anyone else think that the majority of the vibroswords in this game are really ugly, and furthermore, look absolutely harmless, almost like stun batons.

In the KotoR games, there were some really elegant looking swords available, that gave off an ancient and powerful look. I understand that most of the time, bigger is better, and I don't mind some of those insanely big swords swinging around - but it would be nice to have a good looking, semi-realistic blade. Maybe something that has leather/vinyl wrapping around the handle, and maybe a few loose pieces hanging off, and a thin, but slightly curved, metallic blade.

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ImperialSun
03.21.2013 , 07:43 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by BlueArab View Post
This has probably been brought up before, but does anyone else think that the majority of the vibroswords in this game are really ugly, and furthermore, look absolutely harmless, almost like stun batons.

In the KotoR games, there were some really elegant looking swords available, that gave off an ancient and powerful look. I understand that most of the time, bigger is better, and I don't mind some of those insanely big swords swinging around - but it would be nice to have a good looking, semi-realistic blade. Maybe something that has leather/vinyl wrapping around the handle, and maybe a few loose pieces hanging off, and a thin, but slightly curved, metallic blade.
I have to agree with this...I don't mind a few huge blades around the place for diversity but right now, almost all of the decent vibroswords look really oversized and they also look very manga / Final Fantasy 7 imo.

Would be nice to have a few sleeker, more traditional looking vibro swords to give some variety.

The new Cathar sword seems more based on the Sith swords that were used prior to light sabers becoming prevalent and that style is a step in the right direction imo

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Zastio
03.21.2013 , 07:44 AM | #3
I agree, I do not why but this has bugged me from day 1.

Why? The close quarter combat weapons of this game need to be redone.

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BlueArab
03.21.2013 , 07:54 AM | #4
The Bulwark was a nice sword. Still not what I'm thinking of in my head, but something I would much rather use compared to what is currently available.

In my mind, I'm picturing something that an ancient Sith Lord would use, or of course a Jedi Master.

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Jaing
03.21.2013 , 09:11 AM | #5
There are steampunk swords, wooden training sticks, and giant meat cleavers. The Cathar sword looks nice but it's still a bit extravagant.

I too have a desire for a simple yet elegant metal bladed weapon. That said, I don't think you'd normally see swords going up against lightsabers. It's usually swords v swords or lightsabers v lightsabers.
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Rylorn
03.21.2013 , 09:15 AM | #6
I think we just need more. There are so FEW right now, I wouldn't expect everyone to find something they like.
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Moestuin
03.21.2013 , 09:16 AM | #7
My Jugg tank still uses the Bullwark (dropped in Koan at some point but not any more). I still think it is one of the best looking ones out there.

You have the cathar honor sword now on the CM, but I don't like the looks personally, its too jedi. I'm hoping that there will be a few more 'dark side' swords in the future.

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Levity
03.21.2013 , 09:17 AM | #8
I love the look of the Cathar Honor Sword. In fact my sage has it right now.

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ikinai
03.21.2013 , 09:22 AM | #9
I would love a nice elegant sword, I've been putting together the handmaidens outfit for one of my jedi sentinels, I would love a thin, slightly curved blade for her, the big gigantic swords don't really look good on a tiny body type one, and a baton just looks silly.
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EricMusco
03.21.2013 , 09:56 AM | #10 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
This is totally just my personal opinion but I love our vibroswords! Interestingly, two of my 50's are a Juggernaut and a Marauder and I only use vibroswords on them. I actually collect them! Here are some of my favorites:
  • Custom Built Vibrosword
  • Cathar Honor Sword
  • MD-5 Shock Viper Vibroblade
  • S-2 Rescue Vibroblade
Check em out!

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