Would we use lightsabers?

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28 Dec 2018 18:09 - 28 Dec 2018 18:10 #331661 by TobiasGeisel
I have a lightsaber and I am using it. ;)

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28 Dec 2018 19:58 #331666 by Arisaig
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TobiasGeisel wrote: I have a lightsaber and I am using it. ;)


:D Would love to see your practises!

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28 Dec 2018 20:36 #331669 by magnus97
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I actually agree with you on your point on this topic. I would very much like to see lightsabers in the possible future.

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28 Dec 2018 21:17 #331674 by Arisaig
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Honestly, if this (Disney's new Patent Saber ) works as it says it will (extends, super bright, as durable as any custom saber... would we ever have need for anything more? I know it would cost an arm and a leg... but it would be totes worth it. (then again, really depends on hilt outer diameter, even if the blade holds up as well as it says it does, anything more than 1.3 inches outer diameter and i lose interest.)

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28 Dec 2018 21:43 #331676 by Kyrin Wyldstar
IN THE YEAR 3000....

Yabuturtle wrote: In the near future, I'm not sure about them showing up in the near future...


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28 Dec 2018 22:53 #331680 by JamesSand
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I have not been following this thread particularly closely, but I wanted to interject my responses to some of the things I did see.

Just because someone has a gun doesn't mean they actually want to shoot you with it. In GTA terms its like the difference between 1 star and 3. Guns are used mostly for protection and to intimidate the other person.


I don't know how folk use guns in other parts of the world, but in my experience the difference between drawing a gun and firing it to kill (a person) is around 5-6 seconds - The time it takes to given the legally mandated warnings in a loud clear voice.

(I'm not going to get mired in a discussion about what could happen in those 6 seconds - Obviously if a threat is moving towards you, or a protected party/object with plausible intent or capability to harm, that time can be as short as you'd like)


As for all the people with vague comments on the reflexes and skill required to safely use a lightsabre - I do fencing, and I have never fallen on my own sword or hit myself.

Yes they would be dangerous, and as Obi points out - possibly more like a laser pointer than a sword, so without that "feedback" of the moving mass, you may very well be more likely to slice off your own limbs - but wild speculation and reference to arbitrary "levels" of skill or dexterity are pretty useless.


To go back to the gun thing, this more or less holds true, there are lot more accidents with short barrelled weapons (ie - pistols) as people seem less able to "imagine" the line where the bullets go.

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29 Dec 2018 02:46 #331686 by magnus97
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I don't get what you mean Arisaig.

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29 Dec 2018 10:34 #331707 by Arisaig
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magnus97 wrote: I don't get what you mean Arisaig.


It's a design by Disney, supposed to be the 'most accurate saber ever'. If you go to this link ( www.slashfilm.com/disney-lightsaber-patent/ ) you'll be able to see the design for the internals.

The question then becomes... if we have something that realistic that doesn't kill (or, at least, would be extremely hard to)... why would we, as Jedi, want anything more?

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12 Jan 2019 00:50 #332279 by DungeonsNDaleks
I've been working on a custom saber, culled from some hardware bits & bobs, and the internals of my childhood lightsaber. I also have a friend who is a trained stage combat coach who will teach me the closest thing he can compile for Form IV. I agree with Arisaig, though. Once that Disney saber comes out, it may change the game drastically.

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12 Jan 2019 01:32 #332280 by Kyrin Wyldstar
How is yet another "toy" going to change the game? Exactly what game are we talking about? The game of pretending to be a fantasy and fictional character from a made up story?

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