Hi Guys, Gals, Zach and Brooks!
Another great show guys and the Lightsaber discussion in this one particularly tickled my fancy as my primary character is going to be a Jedi Knight. I'll try and be brief but make a point on each topic LIGHTSABERS
I'd like to open with a quote from a certain Master Kenobi - "Anakin, this weapon is your life". This weapon IS your life (if you're a force-sensitive class) and I think it's important that people have a weapon that reflects them and what they want (same with blasters - Han's Blaster / Boba's Rifle etc). I've wanted a Lightsaber since I saw the movies at around age 7! I agree that there must be limits, ie: no pulsating sabers, rainbow crystals or candy-cane blades
but I can't see any harm in Jedi (particularly Sentinels) using Yellow/ Orange lightsabers. Also, I have many SW comics depicting Sith trainees using pink or white sabers. I can't imagine a Sith using a Blue or Green crystal and they probably wouldn't out of disgust or something. However, a Jedi called Adi Gallia used a crimson saber in "Jedi Power Battles" for PS1
If there were to be any Black sabers or similar things hanging around, perhaps they could be legendary items like Illidan's Glaives in WOW so that not every other high level character in the game is running around with one???
This is taken from the Crew Skills page at swtor.com - There is a crafting skill called....Artifice
– the delicate work of constructing Jedi and Sith artefacts.
Could this include Lightsaber crystals perhaps??? I think that Jedi/Sith should start out with their generic colours and then work towards creating other crystals. I know Sith usually do the "synthetic-crystal making" but hey, this is 3,000 years before Darth Vader and the Imperials are in charge of Ilum.
One final note, in The Force Unleashed, players can find hidden colour crystals but ALSO separate crystals that enhance their blade in a certain way. Maybe players could craft a coloured crystal of their own choice using Crew-Skills and then gain their stats from separate crystals that are dropped by bosses. These crystals could boost DPS, Healing or whatever else a Force-User needs. That way, Jedi and Sith could receive the same crystal as a drop item and it wouldn't affect their colour choice. PVE vs PVP
OK well I can't say I've ever really played on a PVP server in other MMOs before, (most notably WoW), basically because at a low level I was fed up of seeing high level "tough guys" taking out the lvl 10 NPCs in the area and then getting myself repeatedly taken-out in the same fashion. It's a personal choice and I'm not ashamed to admit that although I have a lvl 80 and other high level characters I don't want to be spending time that I don't have (as a casual player) fighting off other people with much more PVP experience. However... In a Star Wars universe I can really see the importance of holding realms for each of these choices. I mean... could you imagine Boba Fett saying "OI! Toggle your PVP on so I can take you out and collect the bounty please!" A PVP server will just make the whole experience more realistic.TROOPER DOSSIER
Right, well I think it's clear to see that Troopers are going to be awesome! The video was great and although I'll be playing Jedi Knight for the Republic and Bounty Hunter for the Empire, there is nothing to say I won't try the trooper out. What's more is that we had an awesome update, seeing some more in-game style action and learning about one of the most important classes in the game. As for the permanent advanced class choice, I think that players should be able to change because, for example, I play a Paladin on WoW and I levelled using DPS but then I decided to Heal later on. I don't think we should have dual talent specs though because in my opinion, people flick back and forward through the talents too much and players should learn to play and enjoy their chosen spec. If you want to change you should just pay-up yer Credits!OFFICIAL FORUMS
Quite simply, I'm a lurker. I like reading the posts that people put up but I don't think my voice is really heard and as you said, some people just seem like they're out to annoy others or put their comments down. I'm also sick of going onto swtor.com and seeing people slagging off the game that I've waited over 2 years for! I think the community on the MER forums is much more friendly
I’m sorry because that wasn’t brief at all but I guess it makes up for all of the previous discussions that I’ve missed out on. I’m a long-time listener and still loving the show.
Thanks guys and take it easy out there.