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Where the heck is the blaster rifle?

STAR WARS: The Old Republic > English > Classes > Bounty Hunter
Where the heck is the blaster rifle?

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ZefiruShrike
12.29.2011 , 07:33 AM | #11
I don't mind the single pistol so much.

I'm too busy staring at awe at my SPACE REVOLVER.

It amuses me.
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-Leon
12.29.2011 , 07:33 AM | #12
Well, pistols and gadgets makes sense for a powertech for ship-to-ship assaults and corridor fighting. However, mercs with heavier weaponry (they do fire missiles afterall) would make more sense than just pistols. Could even use that Pyro tree and give it bonuses to blaster rifles/carbines - even if its just cosmetic.

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Thankyjack
12.29.2011 , 08:24 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by MasterCboath View Post
I'm guessing I am not the only one to complain about this, BUT why in the WORLD is there no option for a Bounty Hunter to go Rifles? I would think that would be automatic for tanking tree, and I was originally going to go the tank rout until I found that out and went 2 blasters instead. It just seems foolish as all the popular BH in the SWars Uni all have blaster rifles besides Jango Fett.

Was there a reason why they went a different way with this? are there plans to add them maybe in the future?
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Tembian
12.29.2011 , 08:37 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Subetai View Post
Honestly, as a Powertech BH I don't even find myself firing my blaster all that often. Most of my attacks make use of the left-hand weapons platform, so using a single-handed blaster pistol makes more sense.

Rifles would still be cool, though.
Agreed, i also play as an powertech and dont care about the guns

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Fredcat
12.29.2011 , 09:29 AM | #15
It is a strange omission but was probably done to save having to make animations for it. Personally I don't miss it. Jango>Boba, and why would I even want to use a rifle when I have rockets, flame throwers and explosive darts?

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BradFett
12.29.2011 , 10:02 AM | #16
On no, you said the R word.

Here we go again.
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EzFlyer
12.29.2011 , 10:29 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Subetai View Post
Honestly, as a Powertech BH I don't even find myself firing my blaster all that often. Most of my attacks make use of the left-hand weapons platform, so using a single-handed blaster pistol makes more sense.

Rifles would still be cool, though.
this. i barely use my blaster as is. and a rifle, or any two handed weapon just wouldn't make sense. we're not ranged tanks. we're close range. it'd be hard to do the grapple hook and flamethrowers etc if you didn't have a free hand.

i do wish the generator would have a pulsing graphic or something, though

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RycheMykola
12.29.2011 , 10:40 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Thargrim View Post
I do think BHs should get an option for rifles, I mean Powertech was based off Boba Fett who used a rifle, whereas Merc was based on Jango who used dual blasters. Bioware really sucks at giving players customibility and options.
Boba actually used a carbine.

I picked up a pistol on Taris that actually looks like a small submachine gun, similar to a Tek-9 in style, with a scope on it.

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luchiferchuga
12.29.2011 , 10:48 AM | #19
Its really hard to aim a rifle with one hand if you need the other hand constantly to grapple / shoot missiles / flamethrower. Thus, using one pistol seems to be the logical way to go.

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thecoalition
12.29.2011 , 10:50 AM | #20
Didn't Boba inherit Jango's blasters at one point? Or was that not in the actual lore, just the animated stories?