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The Alliance disruptor was a type of energy-based disruptor pistol commonly used by medics. It was was standard issued to members of the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the time of the Galactic Civil War.

DescriptionEdit

Alliance disruptors were a type of handheld, energy-based disruptor pistol. The weapon was composed of various materials, including units of plumbum iron, non-ferrous metal, and other chemicals. It also comprised of a number of different components, including a blaster pistol barrel component and a ranged weapon core. Optional components included a scope and stock.[1]

HistoryEdit

The weapon saw use during the time of the Galactic Civil War between the Galactic Empire and Alliance to Restore the Republic, following the Battle of Yavin in 0 BBY.[1] Commonly used by combat medics, the weapon was standard issued to members of the Rebel Alliance.[2] Schematics of the weapon were also available to independent weaponsmiths and munitions traders.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

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Another view of the Alliance disruptor pistol

The Alliance disruptor was included as a pistol in the 2003 video game Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Sony Online Entertainment and published by LucasArts, prior to its closure on December 15, 2011.[1][3] The Star Wars Galaxies publish archives indicate that the weapon was added to the game either during the Combat Upgrade Version 0.122039 on May 5, 2005 or Publish 17.0 on May 26, 2005.[4] After being included to the game, the weapon could be crafted by weaponsmiths for primary use by players of the combat medic profession.[1]

Following the release of Publish 25's New Game Enhancements on November 15, 2005, combat medics and weaponsmiths were removed,[5] however the weapon could still be constructed by players of the newly created munitions trader profession.[1] According to the Tech Specs: Pistols article published on March 2, 2007, the weapon was dedicated to players of the newly revamped medic profession following the release of the New Game Enhancements.[6] However, this prerequisite was eventually removed. The weapon could be constructed using a number of different components and resources, including plumbum iron, non-ferrous metal, and chemicals.[1] A couple Star Wars Galaxies reference guides feature the Alliance disruptor, including Star Wars Galaxies: The Total Experience: Prima Official Game Guide[7] and Star Wars Galaxies: The Complete Guide: Prima Official Game Guide (2005).[8] In Champions of the Force, the first set of the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game released on August 19, 2008, the Alliance disruptor was introduced as a game card. The artwork for the Alliance disruptor illustration was completed by Erich Schreiner.[2] Capitalization of the weapon's name was somewhat inconsistent between sources. The Total Experience: Prima Official Game Guide and The Complete Guide: Prima Official Game Guide fully capitalize the weapon as an Alliance Disruptor,[7][8] as did its card for Champions of the Force.[2] Star Wars Galaxies likewise capitalized the name in the weapon's title, but examining the pistol revealed a description which read, "An Alliance disruptor."[1]

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