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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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Dmnqwk
10.28.2021 , 02:22 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by BaronBS View Post
smh missed opportunity
Basically if you pay $5mil out of your own pocket they'll do it for you in time for 7.0.

But, as they've said, it's something they hope to get around to.

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AdjeYo
10.28.2021 , 05:12 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by CoraxTechnica View Post
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....
But Troopers CAN use a Sniper Rifle in 7.0; by selecting the Sniper Combat Style. This is exactly what they promised, to ability to for any tech class, to be able to play any advanced class. (Though the limitation to two Combat Styles per character was only told about later). At no point did they claim you would be able to play a Powertech with a rifle or a Sentinel with a double-bladed lightsaber.

Edit: About the Trooper with a Sniper Rifle picture, it is accompannied by this text:
Introducing Combat Styles! Players will be able to separate Class Story choice from gameplay for even greater customization over their experience. For example, you could choose the Trooper story and then the Sniper, Powertech, or even Gunslinger Combat Style!

They outline it pretty clearly, you can choose the Trooper story and then select any tech combat style you want. What you cannot do, nor was it ever promised, is use a Sniper Rifle and Vanguard abilities. It is about the separation of story and abilites (with tech and force still separate for obvious reasons), not of weapons and abilities.

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Floplag
10.28.2021 , 08:32 AM | #13
It is my understanding that the simple answer is yes, you can.
BUT...you would do so by choosing the Vanguard combat style and using Vanguard graphics and animations.
In a nutshell.
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Lakemine
11.12.2021 , 02:57 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Floplag View Post
It is my understanding that the simple answer is yes, you can.
BUT...you would do so by choosing the Vanguard combat style and using Vanguard graphics and animations.
In a nutshell.
And its permanent. So be careful what you pick, you can't switch it later if you don't like it. You can only switch between your original and the 2nd one you picked. That's it.
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