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Trahern Valley
02-08-2003, 02:31 PM
As I understand it, the crystals used in Jedi lightsabers are naturally produced and have to be mined/refined etc. while the naughtier force users make do with artificially-produced crystals (which is why they're always red). How is this to be handled in the game? Is there supposed to be any actual difference in performance? Wouldn't crystal mining draw attention? If you go bad, what happens to your Jedi lightsaber? What are those different ignition noises about, anyway?

And so on.

Thrackan Solo
02-08-2003, 03:51 PM
If you are a Jedi you will probably have to get your own crystal from the crystal mine where? i dont know

*BBC|ObiWannabe
02-08-2003, 07:59 PM
Well the crystals from the lightsaber from from the Planet called Ilum and that planet is not in the game. so it either mst be difrent crystals or a secret mine. i guess this is why the jedi is the hardest thing in the game :(

Thew Rydur
02-08-2003, 08:06 PM
The manufactured crystals are supposed to be stronger.

Thrackan Solo
02-09-2003, 01:14 PM
You might start wth one

setsuko
02-09-2003, 02:12 PM
Start with a lightsaber crystal? Somehow, that sounds veeery unlikely... but you can always hope :D

Lord_Vessen
02-09-2003, 07:54 PM
Soaring so high above clouds with out a care in the world... I don't think that you'll just start with a crystal for a light saber. I was wondering though can non-Jedi weild the feared glowing blade?

Bounty
02-09-2003, 08:00 PM
I was wondering though can non-Jedi weild the feared glowing blade?

If you're talking about normal people with lightsabers, I think I remember reading that they're not gonna let anyone but jedi get em. Sorry, don't have the link ... I'll look for it.

Lord_Vessen
02-09-2003, 08:06 PM
Well when you find the link post it ASAP

Lord_Vessen
02-09-2003, 08:08 PM
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DarkLordJoethe8
02-09-2003, 08:53 PM
Originally posted by Lord_Vessen
Well when you find the link post it ASAP

i found it for him, it was in the FAQ so dont worry


the question was under Jedi
the question was:Could you claim the light saber of a fallen foe and be able to use it if you were a bounty hunter? If you were a skilled force user capable of building them could you sell them?


Answer: Non-Jedi will be unable to use a Lightsaber effectively. A lightsaber in the hands of a non-force user would basically be a Light-bludgeon. Also, a Jedi is required to keep the lightsaber functional and clean. The devs have said a couple times now that a lightsaber in the hands of a non-Jedi is pretty much useless. They have also said that NPC's will not buy, nor sell lightsabers

Lord_Vessen
02-09-2003, 09:14 PM
It doesn't say normal joes can't weild them it just says that they are useless in normal people's hands, but couldn't you train with it, its basicly a sword right?
:slsaber:

DarkLordJoethe8
02-09-2003, 09:19 PM
you probibly will b able to train with it but i dont think you would get as good as even the lowest level of a jedi, but i dont no

Lord_Vessen
02-09-2003, 09:35 PM
This is kind of on topic but what type of swords will be used in the swordsmen profession? Metal, or laser?
(If you can become good with a lightsaber then I might weild one, I want some type of sword.)

setsuko
02-10-2003, 07:02 AM
Originally posted by Lord_Vessen
This is kind of on topic but what type of swords will be used in the swordsmen profession? Metal, or laser?
(If you can become good with a lightsaber then I might weild one, I want some type of sword.)

Those names are a bit misleading, and the devs admitted that. Basically, pikemen fights with big, heavy polearm weapons, swordsmen with heavy onehanded weapons, and fencers with lighter onehanded weapons. So expect gaffii sticks, vibro-axes and other such weapons, but no light sabers.

Deft Aklin
02-10-2003, 09:39 AM
Okay, just cause I have the info and am mildly bored......

The anatomy of a Lightsaber:
Let's start with the WEG version. The crystals are of a certain type that can create their own light when resonated by sonic vibrations. The light from the crystal is then focused and shot straight out of the handle. A light refractor is used to bend the light at a specific end-point and return it to the pommel where it's energy is then used to recharge the sabers power cell. This is why it is commonly assumed that such a weapon does not need recharging. It is in fact not that it doesn;t need recharging, but that it is constantly recharging itself.

Now for the unofficial reference:
Lightsaber
traditional Jedi weapon, used much like a sword. It consists of cylindrical handle in which sophisticated circuits channel a beam of light through a series of jewels, which modulate the blade's size and amplitude. It was considered one of the Jedi students' final challenges to construct their own lightsaber. Many Jedi Masters stressed the lightsaber as a true test of their apprentice's progress, for the the lightsaber's power is great. A true Jedi Knight only uses the lightsaber for defense, never attack, and there is a great deal of patience involved with learning this. Some Masters also use the lightsaber as a way to get their apprentices to focus their minds on the Force, for it takes a great deal of skill to wield one. The mechanics of a lightsaber are simple, although the application of them takes great skill and concentration. A novice Jedi Knight should be able to create his first lightsaber in about a month. A trained Jedi Master can, in a hurry, could construct one in a few days. Note that the Star Wars Journal: The Fight for Justice indicates that a Jedi is given his lightsaber on his first day of training. Every lightsaber contained these basic components: a power cell, a handgrip, an activation plate or stud, a safety switch, a blade-length adjuster, an emitter matrix, and recharge socket, a lens assembly, at least one focusing crystal, a power conduit, and an optional belt ring. When activated, internal power cells create photoelectric energy which is focused through one, two, or three multi-facted crystals. In the lightsabers of the Jedi Knights, these crystals were found in nature, a task which reqruied the Jedi to focus their concentration on selecting a stone which would focus the energy and not explode. More often than not, the Jedi Knights of the Old Republic used crystals which emitted blue or green blades. The Sith, however, used synthetic crystals formed in incredibly hot ovens, using their emotional control of the Force to assist in the formation of the stone. These Sith crystals generated a red blade which had the unusual strength to cleave a normal lightsaber blade in to. The energy was formed into a tight, parallel beam of coherent packets. These packets are emitted through a positively-charges, continuous energy lens which projects the packets away from the lightsaber. The packets are almost immediately attracted back to the lightsaber by a negatively-charged, high-energy flux aperature, and then continually recycled to create the glowing blade. The packets are recycled by a superconductor back into the power cell for re-energizing. The entire process is completely contained. No energy is lost, since the light in the blade is recaptured. No heat is generated, either. The only energy loss occurs when the blade strikes an object. When Obi-Wan Kenobi began teaching Luke Skywalker how to use his father's lightsaber, Kenobi began by showing Luke the basic body positions used by the Jedi. There were seven attack positions, and four defensive positions. Each attack or defense position flowed into the next, creating a smooth, continual motion. To perform them all in sequence takes concentration, skill, and stamina.

Jan Gaarni
02-10-2003, 02:59 PM
D_S pretty much gave enough info on the lightsaber, so I won't touch that. :D

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DarkLordJoethe8
02-10-2003, 08:19 PM
thanks jan:)

Lord_Vessen
02-11-2003, 09:42 PM
Vibro Axes? I'm kind of behind the times, please refresh me on these weapons.

Thew Rydur
02-11-2003, 10:40 PM
Vibro axes are basically axes with lots of little blades that move back and forth on the axe blade itself, increasing the weapons cutting power. There are other vibro weapons like vibroblades and vibro shivs. Jabba's Gammorean guards used vibro axes.

Lord_Vessen
02-11-2003, 11:38 PM
Thank you for the info on Vibro Axes. I might have a vibro blade if they have them in the game.

MadMardigan
02-13-2003, 04:33 PM
To answer the original question, I would guess they will make the crystals quested, and the quest obviously only available to Padawans, and in some form of secrecy. If there was a planet to farm crystals, or a single quest giver, all a bounty hunter would have to do is camp that resource and start cataloging FS PCs. I would imagine all the pieces would be quested to maintain this secrecy.

MadMardigan

Thrackan Solo
02-13-2003, 04:52 PM
Oh thats what those wierd looking axes are:D

Lord_Vessen
02-15-2003, 12:42 AM
Maybe you could purchase the artificial crystals if your not a Jedi.

Trahern Valley
02-15-2003, 02:58 AM
If you could, you probably wouldn't be abe to do anything with them except sell them to someone else...and then report it to the local imperial station or bounty hunter's guild. Muahahaaa...

Lord_Vessen
02-16-2003, 12:44 AM
I'd kill them myself Muahahahahahaha, but seriously I think that a normal joe could train with a light saber and become really good. Or maybe not.

Jan Gaarni
02-16-2003, 03:23 AM
The saber would prolly get broken due to lack of maintanence long before you could train sufficiently enough. :)

Lord_Vessen
02-16-2003, 12:29 PM
Can't you repair items in the game? Or am I wrong.

Kiedo
02-16-2003, 05:04 PM
Originally posted by Lord_Vessen
Can't you repair items in the game? Or am I wrong.


Yes, you can repair items in the game, bu only a Jeedai can keep a lightsaber in working order.