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Where the heck is the blaster rifle?

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Where the heck is the blaster rifle?

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oslek
02.23.2013 , 09:17 PM | #151
No OP you are not the only one to complain about this. Many of us that were here pre-launch were wondering why a company that was marketing this game as "relive you Boba Fett fantasy" would put such stringent weapon restrictions in the game. Force Sensitives should be able to choose whatever lightsaber they feel comfortable with and non-force sensitives should have a choice of pistol, carbine or rifle. We were rebuffed by the rabid fanboys, most of whom are no longer with us, who parroted the company line. It was a bad design decision pure and simple. Every poll done back then on this sight showed that the majority preferred having a choice of a rifle. We were ignored. Sorry, but we did try.

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LordRaeth
02.24.2013 , 09:43 AM | #152
It's the outcome of building a theme park game rather than a more open sandbox style game. It's a good game but it's to restrictive and due to the restrictions it loses one of the main things people loved about star wars, the diversity of races, classes and the galaxy.

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Danetrain
03.04.2013 , 04:07 AM | #153
Signed.

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Sideblaze
03.24.2013 , 06:26 PM | #154
Psh. Everyone knows only troopers are able to hold a blaster rifle, ever since the SOP system got into them rifles.

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Mistress_Ivi
03.25.2013 , 10:03 AM | #155
Bounty hunters have the opposite problem Troopers and Agents have.

To be honest, any class that can use a Rifle - should use a pistol... and vice versa. Both weapons require zero training to use, to the same effect.

Trust me. All starwars blasters can't shoot for [edit] ... unless they are specialised, like the sniper rifles.
Former SWG Player and Bloody Proud of it!

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Thellorms
09.29.2013 , 08:15 PM | #156
Wow, I'm late getting to this post. This is the #1 thing that pisses me off the most regarding bounty hunters. You'd think it would have been common sense to implement blaster rifles into the class, but no. I'm with the others here who find it confusing considering that almost every famous bounty hunter we can think of besides Jango Fett uses some variation of a blaster rifle, yet we cannot. Sometimes, I feel like I'm using pop cap guns when I'm thinking about how much cooler it'd be with a blaster rifle.

COME ON BIOWARE, PLEASE! Fix this. Hell, if we can't have blaster rifles, give us carbines? We want to live that Star Wars fantasy based off what's familiar to us in the Star Wars universe, and this is (for my part) a large step.

(yeah, why the hell can't troopers use pistols either? HELLO, they use a pistol in almost every cut scene where a gun is whipped out. Come on!)
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Maudril
10.01.2013 , 09:18 AM | #157
Its how they wanted weapon distribution to work.

Agent and Smuggler. Smug uses pistols, agent uses rifles. Otherwise, mirror class.

Trooper and Bounty Hunter. Trooper uses rifles, Bounty Hunter uses pistols. Otherwise, mirror classes.

Makes sense, but I still dont like the whole heavy armor and pistol thingy (nor do I like the concept of the Gunslinger, Scoundrel is okay I guess) So I am not gonna even make a BH, gonna stick with a Trooper. If they make a Powertech tree use a rifle, I may very well change my mind on the matter, though.

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Thellorms
10.05.2013 , 03:38 AM | #158
Quote: Originally Posted by Maudril View Post
If they make a Powertech tree use a rifle, I may very well change my mind on the matter, though.
You and me both man. Or at least, I'd feel better about my Powertech. :P
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benovide
10.08.2013 , 02:57 AM | #159
Quote: Originally Posted by DarkKnightCuron View Post
I don't find it embarressing, but then again, I managed to find a pistol that makes me look like I'm compensating for something.

I'll go ahead and voice my opinion on the matter though. Due to the playstyle of the Powertech, pistols are actually ideal for the kind of close-quarters fighting we find ourselves in. For longer-range fighting, I wouldn't mind having a blaster rifle, but for the extreme close quarters I find myself in, pistols are a godsend. They allow you to maneuver during melee combat, and pistols are more 'environment friendly' in the fact that they don't have a lot of bulk to deal with when making tight turns in starships and buildings.

While I would love to see blaster rifles become a viable option (perhaps a particular specialization tree for Powertech and/or Mercenary?), I can see why the developers wanted Powertechs in particular to carry a pistol.

Trust me, there's some awesome looking pistols in this game.
And you think carrying a cannon as a commando in close quarters most of the time makes sense? It's supposed to be a SQUAD SUPPORT WEAPON not the primary issue of the entire squad!

Not to say I wont pull out my rifle for RP purposes clearing rooms, corridors, etc. But ultimately, you need to put into perspective, that even a BH who knows he's going in for a KILL, wouldn't hesitate to even take a cannon into the room for a target-rich environment.

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Gaudrath
10.08.2013 , 05:03 AM | #160
Quote: Originally Posted by benovide View Post
And you think carrying a cannon as a commando in close quarters most of the time makes sense? It's supposed to be a SQUAD SUPPORT WEAPON not the primary issue of the entire squad!

Not to say I wont pull out my rifle for RP purposes clearing rooms, corridors, etc. But ultimately, you need to put into perspective, that even a BH who knows he's going in for a KILL, wouldn't hesitate to even take a cannon into the room for a target-rich environment.
I have yet to level my BH (next on the list), but I was under the impression that you DO bring a cannon into a target-rich environment. And a flamethrower. And a rocket launcher. And a thermal detonator...