View Full Version : The different kinds of player ive seen

03-28-2002, 09:55 AM
After playing multiplayer for about 12 hours over these past two days :D its becoming increasingly clear that there are several distinct types of player in this game

1) The Sabre Purists : Only ever use the sabre and the force. Express mild distaste or derision for Armsmen (see below) and usually unreserved disgust for GunWhores (see below)

2) Armsmen : These are the ones who use anything they can pick up, the sabre is just another weapon as is the force, likely to swap to sabre for a close combat fight but not shy about using their merr-sonn missile launcher either

3) Gunwhores : Whats a lightsabre??? These are the ones who never use anything but guns, and the nastier varieties will never use anything except throwables, DEMP2 and flechette , none of which can be blocked by sabre. This, coupled with the camping and spamming that accompanies these weapons generates almost universal dislike against these people.

4)The warez monkeys : The ones who come in and either brag about their l33t w4r3z skilz or else spend their entire time ingame *****ing about how this game sucks. Often named Padawan and frequently ignorant of even basic game functions due to not having a manual. Common catchcries include "how do u use the force" and "omg this sucks rtcw/renegade/global ops/counter strike/etc/etc/etc.. is better than this" . Hated by all except their own.

5) The Duelists : Actively seek duels and challenge almost anyone they find. Early on they tend to find like minded people and whenever they meet in combat they will stop and conduct a proper duel. This behaviour often accompanies Sabre Purism.

Well im a sabre purist duelist , what about the rest of you :) , any other personality types shining through for you?

03-28-2002, 10:04 AM
Don't have a copy yet, but I already know I'll be an armsman. I'll just be using the weapon that fits the need at that particular time.

03-28-2002, 10:06 AM
I don't have it yet, but I suspect I'll be a Sabre Purist/Duleist. I dubbed myself a "Blade Snob" while playing Heretic II, and I can't see that my tastes will have changed too dramatically given an opportunity to consider myself part of an "Elite" group once again. ;)

03-28-2002, 10:13 AM
uh, i am between 1) and 2)...sometimes i use other weapons, but the sabre ist my fav

03-28-2002, 10:27 AM
well im Going to be a Saberist *i get the game today* and a duler:D

03-28-2002, 10:27 AM
Sabre only for me. Can't be doing with those other weapons - I already have Quake 3 ;)

03-28-2002, 10:34 AM
Saber purist.

Dueling... can wait, for a bit. ;)

03-28-2002, 10:57 AM
I'll have to go with #5... I love duels...

I fight with honor and skill... Then I backflip and stab you down from behind :P

03-28-2002, 11:00 AM
thermal detonator thrower and any thing else explosive. hehehee

03-28-2002, 11:02 AM
sabre/duelist. in JK1, so im sure i will be in JK2

03-28-2002, 11:02 AM
Unfortunately i am a sabre snob, while i will use the occasional gun, the sabre is teh weapon of choice (i love my yellow sabre).

03-28-2002, 11:03 AM
i will probaly be ethere a gunswhore or a saberest, and o yeah BOBA FETT all the way. All you jedis will die to my guns, well hopefully, lol. I will use the saber sometimes, but to me it kinda looks cheap in mp, but yet thats only my opinon, and i havent gotten the game yet, FRIDAY hurry up.:fett: :fett: :fett:

03-28-2002, 11:07 AM
saber purist...

if i ever get the game :rolleyes:

03-28-2002, 12:39 PM
I'll be between 1 and 2, mostly 1 though.

I Love saber fighting, but sometimes a gun can come in handy, like dealing with snipers or for those rare occasions I feel like running though a map with the fire button held down and see how far I can get before getting killed :)

But ya, the saber is the weapon of choice :)


03-28-2002, 12:50 PM
Totaly agree with you Vanor!!

03-28-2002, 02:04 PM
i'm 1 and 5 ;D

03-28-2002, 02:45 PM
im going to be between 1 and 2...mostly just the saber. got 3 hours till i get the game and cant wait for a saber battle that takes more then a minute...the longer the better....i hear a good battle can take up to ten or so...is that true?

03-28-2002, 03:12 PM
I'm using my first ever post here to say I'm a saber purist. If I want to shoot someone or blow someone to bits, I can load up Tribes or RtCW.

And let me just say that Raven devs are gods, I spent 30 minutes on my lunch break (me and my underling here skipped out to EB and bought it this morning, poor EB guy hadn't even checked them into inventory yet) goofing around with bots, and they've done some really first-rate work with the lightsaber controls.

Jyt-Pon Dai'el
03-28-2002, 03:13 PM
I'm waiting until I finish SP before I even touch MP, but when I get there...
Originally posted by Vanor
I'll be between 1 and 2, mostly 1 though.

I Love saber fighting, but sometimes a gun can come in handy, like dealing with snipers or for those rare occasions I feel like running though a map with the fire button held down and see how far I can get before getting killed :)

But ya, the saber is the weapon of choice :)
this pretty much describes it perfectly! ;)

03-28-2002, 03:17 PM

03-28-2002, 03:20 PM
Saber Purist all the way. If I need range, I use saber throw or lightning.

boba, everyone uses sabers because it's the game's trademark. Guns are boring, and done better in more gun-oriented games anyway.

Snub Fighter
03-28-2002, 04:12 PM
Pretty much the same answer as everyone else: if I wanted to bring the big guns out, I'd play QIII or whatnot. JKII is all about the jedi ^_^ thus I'll be a sabre purist, and perhaps move on to duelist once I feel confident enough, hehe.

03-28-2002, 04:51 PM
Saber and force. I like the purity of the jedi, light or dark. Like most others, i'll play a diffrent game if i want to frag my brains out :)

03-28-2002, 05:05 PM
i've changed my mind about being a gunswhore, after watching all the movies on gamespot, over again, i am going to be a 1 and 5, DARK SIDE that is, MUhahahahaMMMUMUUUHAAHAHAHAH

not this going to be this : :mob:


going to be this: :duel:


:ball: :lightning:

03-28-2002, 06:45 PM
*prepares to be flamed by newbie haters and others alike*

I'm 3 all the way

Explosives work well and you can get past those blocking by simply jumping over their head and firing downwards :) DFA baby

03-28-2002, 09:51 PM
All you saber fanatics out there are crazy! The only way you're gonna win is if you're in a saber only deathmatch. I am most definately number two. I use the weapons in the game like I use all tools, I select the best one for the job. Saber close in, explosives at medium range, and blasters at long distance. Unless you do the same you'll be toast.

03-28-2002, 10:25 PM
I am a number two type person.

03-28-2002, 10:51 PM
Hey, Av8tor, you've heard of strafing, right?


Picked up a copy this morning at Babbages, been reading the manual and studying the Jedi Academy section of the strategy guide between calls at work today. Suffice it to say, I'm aching to launch this bad boy!

Saber Purist!

'Nuff said!

03-28-2002, 11:48 PM
Cant win without using weapons Av8tor? I won every map in the FFA cycle consecutively except star destroyer when there were no less than 3 gun whores and about 4 armsmen on the 14 player server , with level 3 sabre defense blasters are completely innefective against me , im really good with a lightsabre (modest too ;)) and its a common occurance to run through 2 or 3 people in a corridor with one chained sabre run . I dont dislike people who use guns because i cant beat them , far from it i grind their lame asses into the dust , but rather because they focus more on spoiling peoples fun and cheap opportunity kills than playing the game , eg a sabre fight between 2 people who cant duel cos theres another duel going on is a prime target for a spamming, and then the server has to listen to their idiotic bragging too =p

bah , bring on sabre only servers AusGamers! weve got 2 ffa servers make the 14 player guns and the 16 player sabres!

03-29-2002, 12:01 AM
I'm a saber purist duelist as well. I always find that one person who meets me at the same place in the map. We start out with sabers in their holster and then charge just like the movies. Oh my how fun that is!!! Sabers smashing and force pull and push going like crazy.