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Why are purple lightsaber crystals so rare?

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Why are purple lightsaber crystals so rare?

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Nieyko
12.24.2011 , 02:38 PM | #1
Let me start by saying this is not a complaint thread. I'm simply curious as to the thought process of making purple (color, not quality) lightsaber crystals so scarce. I'm at level 24 or so at the moment and I have yet to see one in game. I checked the Galactic Trade Market and there are none there either. This is not a huge deal to me, it would just be nice to have the purple option. Sorry if this topic has been addressed, the search function is MIA

1) Can you get them through archeology?
2) Are they only available late-game?
3) Do they drop in flashpoints or for specific quest rewards?

P.S. I'm loving the game so far...Taris was freakin awesome! Keep up the great work BW!!

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LilPika
12.24.2011 , 02:41 PM | #2
Well if you think about it... how many Purple sabres did you see in the films? I'd say they're pretty rare there, too!

In all seriousness though I have no idea! Not a huge fan of purple sabres myself, but putting the only one I know of on a PvP vendor seems a bit silly.

Eh, it'll change eventually.

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oxarchangelxo
12.24.2011 , 03:00 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by LilPika View Post
Well if you think about it... how many Purple sabres did you see in the films? I'd say they're pretty rare there, too!

In all seriousness though I have no idea! Not a huge fan of purple sabres myself, but putting the only one I know of on a PvP vendor seems a bit silly.

Eh, it'll change eventually.
I would agree with this but my level 18 maurader had missions in a dark temple where just about every enemy in there had a purple lightsaber. I have come across a good amount of enemies with the purple crystals so it makes no sense that level 18 npcs can find these crystals but we can't.

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kottonmouth
12.24.2011 , 03:56 PM | #4
really dont understand why they thought this would be a good idea. take away those stupid black center lightsabers and make purple crystals on par with the rest of them...

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krisslanza
12.24.2011 , 03:58 PM | #5
Because you don't have the concentrated awesome to make a purple lightsaber like Mace Windu. All those ones you see are fakes that explode.

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Jett-Rinn
12.24.2011 , 03:59 PM | #6
I was kinda hoping some colours would be rare...I personally think that Dark Jedi get their Red Sabers way too easily.

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NasherUK
12.24.2011 , 03:59 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by kottonmouth View Post
really dont understand why they thought this would be a good idea. take away those stupid black center lightsabers and make purple crystals on par with the rest of them...
I agree, the black sabers are just wrong. Give option to make all sabers appear white :/

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snooggums
12.24.2011 , 04:00 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by LilPika View Post
Well if you think about it... how many Purple sabres did you see in the films? I'd say they're pretty rare there, too!

In all seriousness though I have no idea! Not a huge fan of purple sabres myself, but putting the only one I know of on a PvP vendor seems a bit silly.

Eh, it'll change eventually.
I dunno about the films, but I see them on normal mobs all the time.

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Totalchicken
12.24.2011 , 04:01 PM | #9
can someone even say how you get a purple crystal?

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Demontang
12.24.2011 , 04:02 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Totalchicken View Post
can someone even say how you get a purple crystal?
Epic loot drop.