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01.23.2012 , 01:02 PM | #27
Yeah, Scoundrel is really cool, but the combat animations and class design are a bit jumbled together. The Imperial Operative is the mirror class, but it's far more streamlined. The melee attacks are all vibroblade strikes (except for a rifle butt proc). On the other hand, the Scoundrel pistol whips, uses a shotgun, and then destroys people with his bare hands. It took me a long time to get used to that. I can totally get behind the idea of vibroblades demolishing people, monsters, and steel-reinforced droids. Bare hands... not so much. I like the idea of the gunslinger who actually uses his blasters for more than plink shots, but every time I play one, I find myself missing stealth and not feeling very "smugglery." I would probably be happiest if BW made the Scoundrel Dirty Fighting spec a true midrange class rather than the energy hog, low damage, melee range spec that it completely overshadowed by Scrapper.