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Posted: Oct 12th 2010 1:11PM FrostPaw said

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This seems like a rather long way to say any jedi or sith can use any crystal, there is no lore requirement only a trend. Which was evident in both kotor games aswell as several other star wars games.

Posted: Oct 12th 2010 1:12PM (Unverified) said

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Great article! Love to learn more about Star Wars canon and especially the different light saber crystals.

It seems that with all the stuff BioWare is doing with your past predetermining which race your class can be I bet these same choices will effect your lightsaber crystal color or what you'll be able to equip if they decide to stay a little more focused on canon when related to just lightsaber colors.

Or I could be totally wrong and they could have some cool ass quests/missions (whatever you wanna call them) where you get some neat lightsabers/crystals!

Posted: Oct 12th 2010 1:15PM (Unverified) said

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I really really hope they don't limit the color choices. But I have a strong feeling they will. I was the most evil mofo in the galaxy in the KotOR games. But damn purple just looks nice.

Posted: Oct 12th 2010 2:16PM Space Cobra said

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"And you can't forget that Kenner released the first Obi-Wan action figure with a yellow saber, but I'm sure that's not canon."

Sorry, you are WRONG.

Kenner released a Yellow Light Saber for the first Luke Skywalker action figure. The first Obi-Wan still had his blue.

Posted: Oct 12th 2010 2:22PM joriandrake said

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I preferred cyan, silver, or dark red colors in my KOTOR playthroughs, althoughI also liked purple, and for a Sentinel yellow and golden looks good.

Posted: Oct 12th 2010 2:26PM shoan said

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I want a rainbow saber maybe even two of them that would be totally fabulous.

Posted: Oct 12th 2010 3:29PM aiRWaLKRe said

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I would dual wield lightsaber, one being blue and one being red. Then in my creation of the light sabers I would modify them to be able to hook together at the hilts end. Thus creating the first dual colored saber staff. Since normal saber staffs consist one one crystal and two emitters at opposite ends

Posted: Oct 12th 2010 4:00PM lizardbones said

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I would make light sabre nun-chuks and give them out to as many people as I could.

Posted: Oct 12th 2010 4:46PM Brianna Royce said

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LIGHTWHIPS!

That is all.

Posted: Oct 21st 2010 7:05AM joriandrake said

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they exist
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Posted: Oct 12th 2010 5:07PM LaughingTarget said

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And with that quote the entire Jedi mythos was destroyed. Jedi weren't portrayed as hack-and-slash warriors but more of a monk who rarely took out their weapons and did so only when it was impossible to avoid conflict. At least in the original trilogy. It was the Sith who took had "the lightsaber is your life" philosophy. Lightsabers were a civilized weapon, meaning it wasn't pulled out all the time at the drop of a hat, like the very first thing they did in Episode 1 because they heard a noise. Then Jedi were turned into combat meat heads who sometimes or another tired to sound wise but came off as someone who just came back from a Chinese buffet.

God, Lucas, you really know how to ruin a universe.

Posted: Oct 12th 2010 5:58PM Zeliath said

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Target I see the Jedi not just like warrior monks but also like samurai. Are you honestly telling me that in the new trilogy where there was a looming threat and many wars that it's ok for a Jedi to abandon his weapon?

During the old trilogy there were far less threats and confrontations from people that could actually even go toe to toe with a Jedi. Also your argument is flawed as early on in the films Obi Wan himself cuts up some drunk guy in a bar fight.
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Posted: Oct 12th 2010 11:41PM Nero823 said

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The following is not intended to defend Lucas... only to defend the point.

This is the result of being shown Obi-Wan as a wise old man first (as well as the first introduction of the Jedi and the Force) and then being shown as a rash younger man. What Obi-Wan says isn't true just because he says it. Throughout the prequel trilogy and the EU surrounding it, Obi-Wan is shown to still have a lot to learn about the Jedi, even at that point. Most of it he doesn't learn until his self exile.

At the same time though, there is at least some merit to the idea. A Jedi obviously isn't useless without his lightsaber, but quite a few of the EUs characters have claimed the lightsaber to be a Jedi's most powerful tool. Even without igniting it, it can diffuse a lot of situations that a Jedi's use of the Force couldn't. (But I just looked it up and found out that the main teacher of this idea was Kyle Katarn who was a Jedi long after Obi-Wan made that quote)
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Posted: Oct 12th 2010 11:43PM Bezza said

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My understanding is that the Guardian (blue) Consular (green) and Sentinel (yellow) blade colours were a tradition of the old republic era. The tradition would be in place during the SWTOR time period. However the tradition had long gone by the late republic era and was abandoned during the empire and new republic times.

It should be noted that a yellow blade is visible in the arena battle in the 2nd prequel movie. As to mace windu and his violet blade, mace windu was a practitioner of the vaapad lightsabre form, he was, quite literally a unique combatant, using an unusual form of combat. That he sought out a special cystal to compliment his sabre combat form once again sets him apart.

Of course we all know how Samuel Jackson begged Lucas for a purple blade and how lucas eventually agreed. It is kinda cool.

It will be interesting to see how Bioware handles this, i am sure there will be some limits one has to hope so, a rainbow laightsabre must not be permitted. Sorry it would be just plain wrong. ;)

Posted: Oct 13th 2010 5:29AM Katt said

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A rainbow saber would be crucial for Gay Jedi... don't just fight darlings, Clash!

Posted: Oct 13th 2010 11:13AM dudemanjac said

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Didn't you hear? There is no homosexuality in Star Wars.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/163962/homosexuality_does_not_exist_in_star_wars.html
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Posted: Oct 14th 2010 3:03AM Katt said

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Release Notes:

Live on SWTOR Test Server Patch 1.3

- Smuggler Class Talent Tree re-structured
- 5 new armour styles for Consular Class
- Lightsaber Damage ratio reduced
- Homosexuality Support - 100% Extra Gay
- 3 New Emotes - Fabulous, Daaaarling, and Air Kiss


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