J. Allen wrote:
I got rid of mine and just got a sweet ass sword.
The "lightsaber" weapons were a tribute to SWTOR's launch. Jeremy, previously from STOked, talked about it in one of the last episodes.
They do decent damage and get a lot of ohs and ahs from the newer folks. If you jam the attack buttons fast, you get some pretty good flourishes. This character did the sub-mission of planting listening devices around the base. Every time he did, a Fed npc would attack him, so he would ran around fighting the npc using the glowing Bat'leth.