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This is a Star Wars game. Why is it so hard to get blue lightsaber crystals?

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This is a Star Wars game. Why is it so hard to get blue lightsaber crystals?

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Jenzali
07.10.2013 , 02:38 AM | #1
Why can't I look like a Jedi without gimping my stats?

NOTE: I am referring to the Advanced Blue War Hero's Crystal (+41 expertise).

Currently, the blue expertise schematic/crystal is the rarest in the entire game. Yes, even rarer than the Adegan crystals, any crystal from an operation, or even the crystals from the fleet vendor that was removed.

The schematics were once an extremely rare drop from PvP crafting boxes, and are no longer obtainable. On some servers they are completely unobtainable because no one has the schematic.

Please put it on the PvP Items vendor where its green and red counterparts are already present. Or add the classic Jedi color as a cartel market crystal, I don't care. It took a year to add classic Jedi/Sith armor and I am more than happy to wait patiently and/or dump any amount of cartel coins on this.
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JPryde
07.10.2013 , 02:47 AM | #2
Because hundreds of Wookiee (=my substitute for troll) gave Bioware the impression, that the community only wants to have "cool" special coloring, like red/black/white/mint/rainbow/dottet, instead of just "plain blue".

I sometimes believe, that I am the last Jedi, who is using a plain green color crystal on my saber.

The simple and terrific solution would be:
Seperate function and optic the very same way as it was done with all other items we wear. Clothes and weapons decide the looks but not at all the function.

The color crystal on the weapons are the only part, where you need to take one color, cause you want a function... like expertise, when you would rather have a different color.

The change could be made like this:
Add a second slot to weapons for color crystal, making two of them:
1. Color crystal for stats.
2. Color crystal for appearance.

If the appearance slot is empty, the stat slot will count for both.
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zzoorrzz
07.10.2013 , 02:48 AM | #3
I never got what people like about dark cored sabers anyway. It's ugly.

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OddballEasyEight
07.10.2013 , 02:52 AM | #4
Hey, if you want to look cool, you have to put in some effort

(also, green would undoubtedly be the iconic jedi colour since Lukes lightsaber colour was green. Sure, obi-wans was blue, but he only used it once... so for very many years the main jedi lightsaber colour was green, no blue)
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LordArtemis
07.10.2013 , 02:55 AM | #5
I would like to see a red/black (red inside, black outside) +41 endurance crystal added to packs.

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BaronV
07.10.2013 , 03:08 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by JPryde View Post
The change could be made like this:
Add a second slot to weapons for color crystal, making two of them:
1. Color crystal for stats.
2. Color crystal for appearance.

If the appearance slot is empty, the stat slot will count for both.
This is exactly how KOTOR 1 & 2 did it - and it worked great!

I too prefer only lore appropriate crystals. Those black cored ones are the worst.
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BaronV
07.10.2013 , 03:16 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by JPryde View Post
The change could be made like this:
Add a second slot to weapons for color crystal, making two of them:
1. Color crystal for stats.
2. Color crystal for appearance.

If the appearance slot is empty, the stat slot will count for both.
This is exactly how KOTOR 1 & 2 did it - and it worked great!

I too prefer only lore appropriate crystals. Those black cored ones are the worst.
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drGudo
07.10.2013 , 03:26 AM | #8
/sign

My Sith is using only plain red crystal and there's absolutely no way he's going to change.
Screw all those fancy colors, this is Star Wars.

If it were for me, i'd lock crystal colors and some outfits too (i.e. Eradicator Suit) to the proper faction... Hopefully for the most, i'll never be in the management of this game
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Alec_Fortescue
07.10.2013 , 08:36 AM | #9
I don't remember it being hard to get red expertise crystal :l

Sure there is someone who crafts it on the server.
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Alec_Fortescue
07.10.2013 , 08:42 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by drGudo View Post
/sign

My Sith is using only plain red crystal and there's absolutely no way he's going to change.
Screw all those fancy colors, this is Star Wars.

If it were for me, i'd lock crystal colors and some outfits too (i.e. Eradicator Suit) to the proper faction... Hopefully for the most, i'll never be in the management of this game
Remember early on, colors were locked to the character alignment. It was annoying as light-leaning Sith couldn't get red crystals.
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Traditional Jedi robes please! And then I am gone from general discussion. Promise! :]
Devs, it can't get any more iconic and traditional than this: http://i.imgur.com/9ha8ELu.jpg http://i.imgur.com/2NoBT6o.jpg http://imgur.com/7nHRBnW http://i.imgur.com/5J9oXnP.jpg http://i.imgur.com/ek3XDEc.jpg

I would love KotOR 1 Jedi robes, too!