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Designer Rambling 2: The Lightsaber


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I am expecting we will have a fully functional light saber by 6 to 8 hours in the game. Same in K1.

 

A lightsaber, maybe. Your lightsaber, no. Remember, it seems that the first world takes 4-6 hours alone.

 

Which begs the question: Can you get A lightsaber before you get your guys specific one. I take it Sith and such still drop them.

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The goal is to make it more challenging... that's a good thing for any RPG as involved as the KOTOR series. If everything is given to you at the beginning then what is the point?  :thumbsup:  Enjoy the journey and enjoy the great rewards in the end.

 

You know what?

 

It does not, Jedi Counselor is not affected by it because his BAB sucks anyway as the Jedi Sentinel was/(is?) such a broken class that its BAB puts it in the same place as the Counselor, they are simply going to use other fields to be useful (skills and force powers).

 

That leaves the Jedi Guardian that is lightsaber combat specialist and without it ... well, not a good thing, he lacks skills and force mastery to be something.

 

Also I never liked the "you wake up naked on a cell", they tend to be anoying as crap scenarios and I had enough of then, like it or not all Jedi are intended to start with a lightsaber in the d20 system and removing is not going to be a good indication of balanced gameplay, in fact its the oposite.

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I would support this game more if I saw this game fixing more flaws of the first instead of expanding them.

Which flaws did you want to be fixed?

 

He wanted the flaw in which he was thrown out of the Obsidian Office buildings for constructing a riot in which he was seen "Flailing his arms in the air shouting obscenities about how bad KOTOR was, how the game designers didn't read his mind and create "his" perfect game, and flashing his genitels at random people," ~that flaw...removed.....but it's still on the records and everyone knows about it....I saw it on Cops!

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If you believe in balance so much then how could you agree with your statement? :thumbsup:

If a jedi starts off in K2 with a lightsabre they'd be virtually unbeatable on Pegasus and that would ruin the game in the first hours it starts. It's not like the sentinals and consulars' powers are fully powered and working either... in terms of all 3 classes they each have they're strengths and weaknesses. There are other forms of fighting for a guardian, it's not like you'll never get a lightsabre, because you will eventually.

 

Also I never liked the "you wake up naked on a cell", they tend to be anoying as crap scenarios and I had enough of then

 

How do you prefer to wake up from a spaceship crash landing???

Clean and fine and you can dance around with your unbalanced lightsabre guardian? >_<

Hah... sounds like your just beating around the bush so you have something to argue about.

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No they won't because they will be rarer

 

That doesn't mean some people still don't drop them

Maybe like mini boses and Sith Lords ( :D ) will but i think thats it

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From what little I've been able to gather, you'll probaly encounter Sion or some other Sith Lord before you leave the first planet. I would think that he doesn't travel alone so there'd probaly be a few lightsaber around then, or atleast the components

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Ah yes, I have also heard you encounter him on Peragus... But I also heard that he is much too powerful for you at the time being and you don't battle at that point. Whether he is just dealing with someone else or you escape his cold grasp I do not know.

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If you believe in balance so much then how could you agree with your statement?  :thumbsup:

 

Simple, I belive in overall class balance and not "all classes are equal".

 

If a  jedi starts off in K2 with a lightsabre they'd be virtually unbeatable on Pegasus and that would ruin the game in the first hours it starts.

 

No, at most they would have 15 of vitality (HP) with runs out real fast against ranged attackers (at least not against a group), BAB is so low they are not going to be deflecting fire.

 

 

It's not like the sentinals and consulars' powers are fully powered and working either...

 

Except they are, a Consular strenght is their force mastery with is not reduced by a "plot device" as Sentinel strenght is his skills (that cannot be reduced at all) and not his lightsaber skills.

 

in terms of all 3 classes they each have they're strengths and weaknesses. There are other forms of fighting for a guardian, it's not like you'll never get a lightsabre, because you will eventually.

 

They dont get then for free, only thing Guardians have as strenght is lightsaber combat, anything else is at the expense of something (usually a feat).

 

How do you prefer to wake up from a spaceship crash landing???

 

You mean in SW:KotOR?

 

Well first we dont start as a Jedi and second we wake up on a ship with a footlocker with gear set for the class we selected.

 

We have everything we found in the Endar Spire when we "wake up" in Taris ...

 

There are many ways to start a game, script a container to spawn items based on class selection is not that dificult.

 

Clean and fine and you can dance around with your unbalanced lightsabre guardian?  >_<

Hah... sounds like your just beating around the bush so you have something to argue about.

 

Only way is "unbalanced" is if the class is unbalanced or the lightsaber is unbalanced.

 

If the Star Wars d20 allows lv1 Jedi walk around with their lightsabers AFTER the revision that means something ... expecialy when it comes from the people that CREATED the damn basic d20 system in the first place.

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Ah yes, I have also heard you encounter him on Peragus... But I also heard that he is much too powerful for you at the time being and you don't battle at that point. Whether he is just dealing with someone else or you escape his cold grasp I do not know.

 

IGN has a video of the event. It's nothing big, but I won't say what happens, in case you want to avoid all spoilers

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O that one! seriously what was up with all of those? But I haven't seen it (not an IGN insider). :)

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mmm... youre very smart! :D 

 

 

I prefer "God among men" or "Alimighty", but you know, whatever

 

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