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Old 08-14-2001, 12:10 PM   #1
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Should Jedi be able to deflect lasers?

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Old 08-14-2001, 12:15 PM   #2
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Ok, this poll was tough! If jedi are able to block that would probably unbalance the game a bit. BUT in the movies (Epi1) Jedi are blocking ALL the time! So I voted that they should, but maybe only some of the time
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Old 08-14-2001, 12:20 PM   #3
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You know how on Starcraft units have special abilities (like wraiths' can cloak) that uses up a special energy bar? Well maybe jedi could be like that. You can use special energy to 1) convert units 2) cloak 3) deflect balster bolts. Maybe as long as its active they deflect bolts, but it continuously uses energy if its on.


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Old 08-14-2001, 12:20 PM   #4
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They shouldn't be able to block EVERY shot, that'd be wayyyy too cheap and it'd definately unbalance the game. Jedis should get something like a chance to block or an armor bonous against infantry fire.
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Old 08-14-2001, 12:21 PM   #5
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No. No one would kill them. What weapons do Bounty Hunters have? Lasers. They shouldn't be able to block them, they're too good already.


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Old 08-14-2001, 12:23 PM   #6
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Both thrawn12786 and Gamma732;
They are really good ideas, and I'm sure if Jedi are able to block they are gonna use one of those
BTW Why do you guys put numbers in your names!? It gets really hard remembering which numbers go with what name!
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Old 08-14-2001, 12:24 PM   #7
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No. No one would kill them. What weapons do Bounty Hunters have? Lasers. They shouldn't be able to block them, they're too good already.
But Compa, if there is a chance to block it won't be so bad
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Old 08-14-2001, 12:28 PM   #8
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Both thrawn12786 and Gamma732;
They are really good ideas, and I'm sure if Jedi are able to block they are gonna use one of those
BTW Why do you guys put numbers in your names!? It gets really hard remembering which numbers go with what name!
Why not just say thrawn? Everyone else goes by a shortened form, i don't mind!


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Old 08-14-2001, 12:28 PM   #9
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Numbers in my sn? 7 and 32 are my lucky numbers....originally I wanted a sn Gamma2 but that's usually taken...ANYWAY, back to the topic

I don't think they can just NOT give the Jedi anything to help defend against lasers, it just wouldn't make much sense. And as for this defeating the purpose of bounty hunters, they could just have a defense bonous against all lasers EXCEPT bounty hunters'.
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Old 08-14-2001, 12:56 PM   #10
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I voted that they should be able to block lasers, but it is much more likely that they will just have a laser fire defense bonus and a large amount of HP to boot.
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Old 08-14-2001, 01:43 PM   #11
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Actually thrawn's idea sounds pretty good considering that I remember reading somewhere that Jedis would have to uncloak to convert stuff. Anyone want to verify/disprove that?
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Old 08-14-2001, 02:02 PM   #12
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There cloaking turns off (they can be seen) when they attack/convert
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Old 08-14-2001, 02:14 PM   #13
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If they could block lasers that would be king of cheap...The Gungans don't exeactly have lasers so how would they block them. (slice the pooba and it explodes all over you not good)


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Old 08-14-2001, 02:27 PM   #14
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By deflect lasers, I don't think they should deflect EVERY single shot, that'd just be stupid and totally unbalanced. But it'd also be pretty stupid if they didn't get ANY kind of bonous relating to this, I mean their going to be carrying lightsabres and all.......I still like my chance to block idea
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Old 08-14-2001, 02:31 PM   #15
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it's ok Gamma... idea's are meant to be liked in the first place.
I seldom meet someone who thinks up idea's because they're naturally stupid..

anyway, i voted that they couldn't block.. i believe they'd seriously harm game-balance that way.
besides, where would those shots go ? Bounce off to it's sender ? That would be even more damaging..


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Old 08-14-2001, 02:38 PM   #16
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For those who want to see a jedi (in this case a dark jedi) in action. Just go to the multimedia section of our site and go to the bottom. The third movie from forGamer.net shows a jedi slaughtering rebels.
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Old 08-14-2001, 02:43 PM   #17
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Well, some of my ideas are naturally stupid! j/k Sorry if I sounded ticked, I'm not.....that part about liking my idea was 1/2 joking
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Old 08-14-2001, 02:46 PM   #18
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WOW talk about slaughter!!! That is why they cost so much!!!


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Old 08-14-2001, 02:50 PM   #19
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I'm guessing he killed like 20 rebels troops before being killed. (in the movie)
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Old 08-14-2001, 02:55 PM   #20
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I'm guessing he killed like 20 rebels troops before being killed. (in the movie)
And towerds the end he was just running around. I think he may have gotten away (cloaking)


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Old 08-14-2001, 05:05 PM   #21
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Yeah, but he never actually dies, does he? That shows just how much he can take. Also, he has more than troops firing on him, and he still doesn't take much damage.
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Old 08-14-2001, 05:18 PM   #22
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WOW! Jedi are really good! Here's an interesting question: Can you convert a Jedi with your own Jedi?


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2. If you don't like the way I drive, stay off the road. . . and the sidewalk. . . heck don't come outside.
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5. If other cars can't feel your CD playing, it's not loud enough.

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Old 08-14-2001, 05:45 PM   #23
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I think so, you could convert other monks in AOK, right? I think you can, and if you can in AOK, then it is likely that you will be able to in GB.
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Old 08-14-2001, 05:48 PM   #24
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I think so, you could convert other monks in AOK, right? I think you can, and if you can in AOK, then it is likely that you will be able to in GB.
So it'll kind of be like turning to the Darkside or Redeeming yourself. I like it!
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Old 08-14-2001, 05:50 PM   #25
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Old 08-14-2001, 06:03 PM   #26
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I think jedi should be able to deflect most laser bolts but not all and if the block a mechs laser bolt they still take damage b/c the force if the bolt still hurts them.
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Old 08-14-2001, 06:39 PM   #27
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having a chance to block the bolt would be horrible, imho. In good strategy games, devs try and take out every element of chance they can, because if you have to many things decided by chance, than its no longer strategy, and more like gambling.
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Old 08-14-2001, 07:19 PM   #28
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Yeah... jedi are good already- in the movie he take those troops out in like 2 hits!
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Old 08-14-2001, 07:39 PM   #29
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I like my idea, about how Jedi should have an energy bar. Then when you click the buton they go into deflecting mode and will deflect lasers, but the energy bar continuously goes down when deflecting mode is on. When the bar hits zero the deflecting mode goes off. Or if you want to save energy you can hit the button again to turn of deflect mode.


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1. Green light means go. Yellow light means go faster. Red light means you didn't go fast enough.
2. If you don't like the way I drive, stay off the road. . . and the sidewalk. . . heck don't come outside.
3. I'm going to drive really, really fast. That way I'll pass all the scenes of the accidents before they even happen!
4. Real men don't need brakes.
5. If other cars can't feel your CD playing, it's not loud enough.

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Old 08-14-2001, 09:05 PM   #30
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No. No one would kill them. What weapons do Bounty Hunters have? Lasers. They shouldn't be able to block them, they're too good already.
Actually Bouny hunters use a variety of weapons, one example is thermal detonators, it's pretty hard to block an explosion with a saber, although jedi can use force shields, but I doubt they'll include that in the game.
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Old 08-14-2001, 10:43 PM   #31
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Also remember the cuncussion rifle and rail detonator from JK you couldn't deflect those.
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Old 08-14-2001, 10:48 PM   #32
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Like most people mentioned it should be limited in essence of reduced damage from infantry or some stamina bar. Anyway just checking my avatar if tit works.


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Old 08-15-2001, 06:31 AM   #33
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If anyone here has ever played Jedi Power Battles, you know how you can deflect there, and if there is to much sustained firing, you start losing HP, perhaps something like that would be good in GB.
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Old 08-15-2001, 06:33 AM   #34
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it probably can be done, but it will be way too demanding on system specs. imagine a small army of Jedi deflecting.. think of all the calculating taking place at one time..


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it probably can be done, but it will be way too demanding on system specs. imagine a small army of Jedi deflecting.. think of all the calculating taking place at one time..
Yeah, I suppose you're right, they should just make so that Jedi have extra resistance against blasters.
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Old 08-15-2001, 09:12 AM   #36
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Yeah, I suppose you're right, they should just make so that Jedi have extra resistance against blasters.
Why even do that? Why not just let them shake off blasterfire like rain. They did that in the video so I wouldn't be surprised if it happened. My guess though is that Jedi will have armor like units in AoK, but they will have more than norm.


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Old 08-15-2001, 11:24 AM   #37
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I think that jedi should be able to deflect laser bolts, but it would tire them out quickly, so they could only do it for a short time
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Old 08-15-2001, 04:57 PM   #38
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Hence the energy bar idea that no one pays attention to!


Thrawn's Driving Theories

1. Green light means go. Yellow light means go faster. Red light means you didn't go fast enough.
2. If you don't like the way I drive, stay off the road. . . and the sidewalk. . . heck don't come outside.
3. I'm going to drive really, really fast. That way I'll pass all the scenes of the accidents before they even happen!
4. Real men don't need brakes.
5. If other cars can't feel your CD playing, it's not loud enough.

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Old 08-15-2001, 05:01 PM   #39
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Nice avatar Thrawn! Where did you find it?
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Old 08-15-2001, 05:13 PM   #40
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1. Green light means go. Yellow light means go faster. Red light means you didn't go fast enough.
2. If you don't like the way I drive, stay off the road. . . and the sidewalk. . . heck don't come outside.
3. I'm going to drive really, really fast. That way I'll pass all the scenes of the accidents before they even happen!
4. Real men don't need brakes.
5. If other cars can't feel your CD playing, it's not loud enough.

Motto: As far as I can, as fast as I can, as loud as i can.
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