Sunday, May 20, 2012

Gear Review: Chartreuse Periastron Gamma (My Application)

Here's my review on the Chartreuse Periastron Gamma which I submitted to RN as my application:

Ulquiorra98 here, coming to you with a gear review that's fresh off the Now, many of you are probably familiar with ROBLOX's recently created Periastron series, but if you're not, here's a little background info: The Periastron series is a set of 4 swords, each of a different color and each with their own unique ability. The first sword, the Azure Periastron Alpha, was released in early January, followed by the second, the Grimgold Periastron Beta, a couple months later. The third in the set, the Chartreuse Periastron Gamma, which just came out, is the one we'll be taking a look at today. Many have compared the Periastrons to the Colored Katana series and the Seasonal Swords series, and have predicted that if all periastrons are combined, they will create a "mega periastron" of sorts. This may be true, but we won't know for sure until the last one is released.
These periastrons highly resemble the lightsabers from the Star Wars films, and lightsabers were the first thing that came to mind when I first took a look at them. They are, as one person in the comment section put it, "zOMG, LAZER SWORDZ!!!" Now that you know a bit more about this gear, let's get to the review.

Abilities/Effects: 8/10

This is one sword that is jam-packed with special features. When double-clicked, this gear fires off a green-colored laser, which, when aimed correctly, can deplete your opponent of up to 1/2 of his health, making it a handy ranged weapon. It's also got a cool forcefield feature, so when you press "Q" you are surrounded by a reasonably large, protective bubble. The forcefield deals slight damage to anyone that comes near it, but it does not move along with your avatar, nor is it permanent; after around 12 seconds, you're open to attack. As a close-range weapon, this sword is of average strength, and it takes 2-3 hits to cut down your enemy (depending on how close your opponent is). I'd say that it deals about the same amount of damage per slash as a normal Katana, perhaps a bit more. However, If someone came to me in a game with this in their backpack, I'd keep my distance.

Appearance: 7/10

The Chartreuse Periastron Gamma resembles it's other two brothers (or sisters, though I'm not sure if swords even have a gender...) except for the fact, of course, that it's green, or chartreuse, if you would prefer. There is a dial on the sword with what appears to be the colors of all the periastrons (if you look closely, you can see what the color of the next periastron will be!) Though it's a nice sword, I feel that it looks a tad childish. The handle's a bit stubby, and the sword itself is quite thick, which is something I personally don't like. The mesh is the same as that of the Azure and Grimgold periastrons; it's not my favourite, but it'll do. This periastron is also the first in the series that sparkles. The sparkles given off by the blade, though attractive to some users, will make your position on the battlefield a dead giveaway, so if you want to be subtle and sneaky, I wouldn't recommend pulling this sword out. One of the things I do like about this gear is the way that the shade of green on the blade changes from very concentrated at the top to a yellow-ish green color near the bottom; it's a neat touch. As I mentioned earlier, it bears a great resemblance to the lightsabers from Star Wars, and depending on how much you like that franchise, that can be either a good or bad thing.

Pricing: 9/10

Seeing as all the periastrons so far were priced at 2,000 ROBUX, I think I can safely say that this gear was put on the Catalog at a fair price. The Chartreuse Periastron Gamma was originally sold for 2,000 ROBUX, just like it's predecessors, but with a limited stock of only 200. The RAP (or Recent Average Price) of the item is around 7,000 ROBUX at the time of this post, so one can obviously see that this was a good investment. It also sold fairly quickly, which is a good sign. The time it takes for the limited item to sell out is important if you're going to resell the item with profit in mind. Take the Lightning Orb for example, which took over a month to sell: the price it sells for now is usually under it's original price of 10,000 ROBUX. Here's a little rhyming tip: If it sells quick, and it's an object in high demand, BUY IT. That...didn't rhyme... All jokes aside, you can normally tell if an object is wanted if A) most people that comment on the item think so, and/or B) When you refresh the page of the item every few seconds, you notice that a substantially large amount of the item has been sold.

Overall: 8/10

It's a nice gear with some pretty epic effects. If you're a sci-fi kind of guy (with a good stash of cash), I recommend you look into the Chartreuse Periastron Gamma. This forcefield-making, laser-shooting, (and as noted in the description) dinosaur-PWNING, intergalactic (list any other adjectives you might have here) space sword is a good buy. The original pricing was fine, though I think the current price of 7,000 ROBUX might be too much for it. But, hey, if it can get rid of those pesky dinosaurs...

Extra Info...

There exists another gear in the Catalog by the name of the Fake Chartreuse Periastron Gamma, of which 0 were sold, and 0 remain. This was intended to be the real one, but due to a glitch in the Catalog it was impossible to buy, so the ROBLOX staff created another one and left this one on the site as a joke .
The prices of periastrons tend to raise after the next in the series is sold (this is true in most cases, though there may be sudden price inclines or drops due to the fact that private sellers don't always think logically when putting items up for sale). Also, the original number of periastrons sold decreases for each new periastron (500 of the Azure were sold, 400 of the Grimgold were sold, and 200 of the Chartreuse were sold) so there's a good chance that only 100 or 150 copies of the next periastron will be made.
While browsing through the swords, I realized that the endings of the periastrons follow the order of the letters of the Greek alphabet (A = Alpha, B = Beta, C = Gamma) so the name of the next, and last, periastron will most likely end in "Delta."

Thanks for reading! Ulquiorra98 signing off :) Follow me on twitter: @Ulquiorra98RBLX