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Interesting piece of information that I recently came across. Apparently STO will be getting lightsabers (cough) excuse me, energy swords. I don't know the full details on this as I have heard a few different things. First of all it seems that they will all deal plasma damage and that Federation players will have blue weapons and KDF players will have red weapons. I also heard that it won't be an actual sword but instead it'll be an energy bat'leth and lirpa. If that's the case I guess I can deal with it, but honestly I don't want to start seeing Star Wars technology in STO. What's next, the death star? Am I very upset about this? Not really. If we have energy swords in the game then so be it. I'm not going to rage over it but I do think it�s a bit strange to take something from what can be considered competition and put it into your own game. The developers should be focused on making this more trek-like and stop taking ideas from other works of fiction (i.e. the aegis set looking like Tron). It also seems like it will be added to the winter wonderland store which makes me believe it won't be available after the winter event is over. Although I guess they could always put it on the C-Store. What's your take on this? Do you think energy weapons are a good or bad idea? Do you think using ideas from other places is something STO should do?

Written by Attilio on December 18, 2011 at 09:54 pm


Wurmy (Member) said...
December 19, 2011 at 12:44 am

I agree! Cryptic Studios needs to stay true to the canon of Trek and stop borrowing elements from other franchises. Not only is it tacky, it may also be illegal. The Star Trek universe is a huge and rich one with plenty of material to make for incredible adventures. It doesn't need help from Star Wars.

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Liebkraft (Guest) said...
December 19, 2011 at 04:11 am

Well, I have to wonder a bit why they don't just do some sort of replicable or extendable blades, like the one from Sulu in ST XI. Moreover I'd let all these blades remain in the MU and stick with other weapons that do exist like the Chaka or the Kar'takin

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Attilio (Owner) said...
December 20, 2011 at 08:12 am

I would love Sulu's extendable blade. There are so many interesting weapons in Star Trek that they should make.

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Attilio (Owner) said...
December 21, 2011 at 08:48 am

I just checked out the energy weapons and honestly they aren't so bad. The way people made it sound, they'll look like actual lightsabers. Its just a bat'leth and a lirpa that have energy where the blades are supposed to be. It is really not that bad.

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PrimevalAtom (Guest) said...
December 22, 2011 at 08:58 pm

Yup the weapons are fun and free :)

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Captain Falcon (Guest) said...
January 08, 2012 at 03:36 pm

Hey Everybody,
just started playing STO and I'm a little confused on where to get the energy blades, or is it swords, or bat'leths.....

anyway, I need help
thanks ~Falcon

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Attilio (Owner) said...
January 08, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Unfortunately they are no longer available. It was a limited time offer. They might be back in the future though, but I really don't know for sure.

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