Today when I was creating a Hired Gun: Merc / Force Sensitive: Exile, I couldn't find any rule that explicitly stated how to increase force rating above
1, except for upgrading to the last level in the specialization tree that would allow to gain +1 Force Rating. I've been trying to find answer here on the forum and the weekly updates but to no avail. The only thing I could find was about some claiming that Force Rating is a characteristic and should be upgradable through Dedication - which to me would seem like a character would have to spend an extreme amount of time learning the ways of the force through going through 5 different career specializations. - To me, that just doesn't seem right nor logical and especially not when compared to the time it takes for Luke Skywalker to become a master of the force. According to episode IV, V and VI and various other sources including Starwars Core Rulebook (Revised edition) he begins with the Force Sensitive. He barely begins his training in episode IV and truly begins his training in episode V on Degobah. In the end of episode VI he is a jedi knight. To compare him to EETE he would have a force rating around 3-5, though most likely 3-4. His other Career would be Explorer: Fringer - which only would allow him one Dedication if he went all the way down the tree in the Fringer specialization tree which would at any rate only allow him 3 - but moviewise that would be very inaccurate since its not from his Fringer career he becomes stronger in the force, because he is spending much more time training and specializing in the force.
Another example from the EETE is the Forsaken Jedi [NEMESIS] which is noted to have a Force Rating of 3 but with no specialization to back it up. However when comparing what specializations it has from the Force Sensitivity: Exile Tree it has the following:
Dodge (not from this tree)
-Uncanny Senses 2 (on tier 1)
-Sense Danger (on tier 3)
-Sense Emotion (on tier 3)
Note: When compared to Force Sensitivity: Exile Tree none of these are connected in the tree - which means that they either don't follow the standard
rules for selecting talents or the follow a different tree which is not available to the testers. This also make it seem like that its for each tier the character has talents in that increases the force rating by 1.
Is this a correct assumption?
Also something I noticed there are no rules on constructing a lightsaber and the price of 50.000 CR seems right, IF its from the Black Market. There should be a construction cost at the very least. I know that the rules for the skill Mechanics to some degree can cover the construction of the lightsaber, but not really in detail. Just to mention it Luke also constructs also his own saber between episode V and VI - which would make him a Jedi Knight because its's the Jedi Tradition / Test.
Back to the initial topic - Clarifications on Force Rating would be great.