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Where the heck is the blaster rifle?

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Where the heck is the blaster rifle?

Amp_'s Avatar

12.29.2011 , 10:54 AM | #21
You can find some good looking mod'able blasters. Like some others have said, I don't pay much attention to the blaster as much as I thought I would because my skills come from elsewhere.

MasterCboath's Avatar

12.29.2011 , 07:35 PM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by RycheMykola View Post
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.
which is a shortened version of a rifle

see in case - M4 from M16
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Thargrim's Avatar

12.29.2011 , 07:47 PM | #23
Its mostly for looks people, the basic blaster shot animations and unload would look cooler if you were using a rifle. Its a matter of personal taste. I am more of a traditional guy, I prefer the rifles/carbines. Besides, they could just re use the Vanguard animations from Trooper, or slightly mod those to fit the BH better.

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12.29.2011 , 09:00 PM | #24
You can have the rifle, I GOT A MISSILE BATTERY.
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12.29.2011 , 09:02 PM | #25
I'll never understand why Bioware decided to restrict classes/advanced classes with specific weapons.
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Amien's Avatar

12.29.2011 , 10:56 PM | #26
I think 2 factors for this are:
1.) The way the game works, all tanks use shield generators in their off hand
2.) It keeps class rolls equal. both factions have 1 rifle class, and 1 blaster class

My 2 cents. Personally, I don't really care.
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ChooseStevo's Avatar

12.30.2011 , 07:43 AM | #27
Bounty Hunters without Rifles is an utter travesty against all Star Wars kind in my opinion. It's just wrong. It is clearly a bug. It must be. No one could make a decision this poor and let it ship with the game.

Bounty Hunter: Weapon of Choice
Boba Fett: BlasTech EE-3 Carbine Rifle
4-LOM: BlasTech W-90 Concussion Rifle
Bossk: Relby-v10 Micro Grenade Launcher
Dengar: Valken-38 Blaster Rifle
IG-88: BlasTech DLT-20A Blaster Rifle
Zuckuss: GRS-1 Snare Rifle

Considering these are the only bounty hunters who count, I find the inability to use rifles to be downright offensive.

Darth-Reaver's Avatar

12.30.2011 , 07:51 AM | #28
Quote: Originally Posted by KetMalice View Post
8 year olds that saw Jango Fett.

Pretty sure the most well known and bad *** Bounty Hunter in the entire galaxy uses a Blastech EE3.
What he said.

I would love to see the option for Powertechs to use rifiles/Carbines.

Mezzix's Avatar

12.30.2011 , 08:01 AM | #29
Not to mention the fact that The Defenestrator, who you meet in game and is one of the previous winners of the Great Hunt, uses a sniper rifle.

Obviously bounty hunters galaxy wide aren't as limited in weapon selection as we are.

RycheMykola's Avatar

12.30.2011 , 09:14 AM | #30
Quote: Originally Posted by MasterCboath View Post
which is a shortened version of a rifle

see in case - M4 from M16
Carbine is still a different classification of weapon. They usually have folding stocks with much shorter barrels.

Manuveuring with a full sized battle rifle doing CQB is pretty difficult also.

This is like saying a submachine gun is just a lengthened pistol, or a pistol is a short submachinegun.

If you ever saw Boba's EE3, it is not a "short rifle".