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Just to be clear: in 7.0 I still can't actually play a Powertech with a Rifle?

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Just to be clear: in 7.0 I still can't actually play a Powertech with a Rifle?

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BaronBS
09.18.2021 , 05:20 PM | #1
As I understand, if I'm on my Bounty Hunter I can use a blaster rifle if I pick the Operative Combat Style, but not if playing as a Powertech Bounty Hunter?

AKA same as now?

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Tentou
09.18.2021 , 07:38 PM | #2
The powertech advanced class's republic equivalent, the vanguard, has a rifle. As a bounty hunter, you would be able to select this option.
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mike_carton
09.18.2021 , 08:01 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Tentou View Post
The powertech advanced class's republic equivalent, the vanguard, has a rifle. As a bounty hunter, you would be able to select this option.
In such a case, the character would be using a rifle - like a Vanguard - and would be using the Vanguard abilities while still playing through the Bounty Hunter story.
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Sounders_Fan
09.18.2021 , 08:18 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by BaronBS View Post
AKA same as now?
you are correct: the Powertech Combat style (AKA advanced class) will still use pistols. so no pairing the blaster rifle with the flame and carbonite animations

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BaronBS
09.18.2021 , 10:48 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Sounders_Fan View Post
you are correct: the Powertech Combat style (AKA advanced class) will still use pistols. so no pairing the blaster rifle with the flame and carbonite animations
smh missed opportunity

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LordCamTheGreat
09.19.2021 , 06:37 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by BaronBS View Post
smh missed opportunity
In the Christ Schmidt interview, he implied that combat styles is a step in the direction of breaking down the barriers between all origin stories and combat styles, but this is currently unfeasible due to the amount of animation work needed (he gave an example of how if you gave a tech character a lightsaber, they'd shoot them like a gun because animations aren't tied to weapons).

So, there's hope that in the near to not so distant future (still talking a year plus most likely) we will be able to have powertechs with rifles, sniper rifles, pistols etc - especially if players continue to be vocal about wanting it on the forums.
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Nortumberland
09.19.2021 , 09:23 AM | #7
Dev's reasons sound pretty unconvincing tbh. Pretty sure ppl would be glad if they utilized the existing animations. Rifles from Vang/Oper, Pistols from Smug/BH etc. Like replace Merc's Mag Shot (dual wield) with Plasmatech's Plasma Flare (rifle), Unload (dual wield) with removed Full Auto (rifle). No need to reinvent a bicycle here ffs. None asks for new animations, which are also meh compared to the vanila ones most of the time anyway (Deadly Onslaught for instance). It's as easy as letting us pick a pistol for cutscenes. There is a mechanic for BH/Smuggler which replaces a default model with a picked one. I doubt it would take more than a month for a single skilled person to make it work. Replacing animations is even easier. I mean the game is not as old as Diablo or WoW to blame the bad original coding.

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Sounders_Fan
09.20.2021 , 06:27 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Nortumberland View Post
Dev's reasons sound pretty unconvincing tbh. Pretty sure ppl would be glad if they utilized the existing animations. Rifles from Vang/Oper, Pistols from Smug/BH etc. Like replace Merc's Mag Shot (dual wield) with Plasmatech's Plasma Flare (rifle), Unload (dual wield) with removed Full Auto (rifle). No need to reinvent a bicycle here ffs. None asks for new animations, which are also meh compared to the vanila ones most of the time anyway (Deadly Onslaught for instance). It's as easy as letting us pick a pistol for cutscenes. There is a mechanic for BH/Smuggler which replaces a default model with a picked one. I doubt it would take more than a month for a single skilled person to make it work. Replacing animations is even easier. I mean the game is not as old as Diablo or WoW to blame the bad original coding.
since the changes you want are so easy, perhaps you need to submit your resume and work on the dev team. I am sure they are just waiting for you to show them just how easy it really is to do this.

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Nortumberland
09.21.2021 , 06:18 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Sounders_Fan View Post
since the changes you want are so easy, perhaps you need to submit your resume and work on the dev team. I am sure they are just waiting for you to show them just how easy it really is to do this.
Hmm, mb bc I would be working on what they want instead of what I want? So what is that childish insult for?

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CoraxTechnica
10.26.2021 , 09:09 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Nortumberland View Post
Dev's reasons sound pretty unconvincing tbh. Pretty sure ppl would be glad if they utilized the existing animations. Rifles from Vang/Oper, Pistols from Smug/BH etc. Like replace Merc's Mag Shot (dual wield) with Plasmatech's Plasma Flare (rifle), Unload (dual wield) with removed Full Auto (rifle). No need to reinvent a bicycle here ffs. None asks for new animations, which are also meh compared to the vanila ones most of the time anyway (Deadly Onslaught for instance). It's as easy as letting us pick a pistol for cutscenes. There is a mechanic for BH/Smuggler which replaces a default model with a picked one. I doubt it would take more than a month for a single skilled person to make it work. Replacing animations is even easier. I mean the game is not as old as Diablo or WoW to blame the bad original coding.
The example of a shooting lightsaber doesn't even make sense, because that's not what they even promised.
What they announced was the ability for tech users to use any weapon, sentinels to dual wield, and jedi to use dark powers in secret. There were even SCREENSHOTS of a trooper with a sniper. At no point did anyone ask for or promise a blaster using Jedi, so that excuse is just bull*** because most of the animations are using a pistol in cutscenes anyway. The Sniper uses a pistol in cutscenes....
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