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Underplayed classes and why?

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Underplayed classes and why?

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yaxinn
01.22.2012 , 08:26 AM | #1
Hey guys. I recently made a sorc and i found him way too overplayed. I dont like overplayed classes

So, in your opinion, what are the most underplayed and underrated classes?
I wanna roll something viable in both pvp and pve

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MadSven
01.22.2012 , 08:28 AM | #2
specialist - there is some cheated builds, its underestimated and still very nice tanks and hybrid tank/damage dealer

sniper - ok its not the less played, but face to maradeurs/operatives/sorcerer/merc...


it's at least those 2 classes the less played on my serv

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yaxinn
01.22.2012 , 08:36 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by MadSven View Post
specialist - there is some cheated builds, its underestimated and still very nice tanks and hybrid tank/damage dealer

sniper - ok its not the less played, but face to maradeurs/operatives/sorcerer/merc...


it's at least those 2 classes the less played on my serv
Sounds good, mercenary seems to be interesting

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mandaboo
01.22.2012 , 09:13 AM | #4
Most of the time a class is underplayed because it is deemed NOT viable for pvp or pve.

For pve any healer or tank is usually underplayed and in demand.

For pvp Jedi Knight Guardian is a good choice or any healer.

Most people who love to play under represented classes go into it knowing the class is underpowered and they find joy in making it work through a clever use of skill, and manipulation of the classes game mechanics in certain situations.


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Auskoris
01.22.2012 , 09:23 AM | #5
From my limited experience (1-30) on Sith side I've seen tons of Sith Inquisitors (both Sorcs and Assassins) and tons of BH Mercenary's. I've seen a decent amount of IA Snipers, Operatives, and Sith Warriors. I have YET to see a BH Powertech. I don't know if I just have been unlucky or if my server is weird but I haven't seen a single Powertech. I'd say that it is very underplayed.

But again.. My experience being limited (only level 30 and I was playing hour 1-day 1 of early access).
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Sylriana
01.22.2012 , 11:52 AM | #6
On Empire on my server I almost never see assassins or powertechs. Decent numbers of everything else, but hierarchy would probably be Sorcerer>Mercenary>Marauder>Operative>Juggernaut>S niper>Assassin>Powertech.

The one caveat here being that virtually none of the sorc/merc/ops I see are healspec.

This doesn't apply crossfaction though, as I see tons and tons of Vanguards on my republic character, more guardians, and not so many sages.

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DirtyStain
01.22.2012 , 12:32 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by mandaboo View Post
Most of the time a class is underplayed because it is deemed NOT viable for pvp or pve.


Cheers.
There is no class that fits that criteria.

Sniper is the least played because the cover system is new and a bit strange, especially for pvp. Doesn't make it not viable though. Snipers can dominate in PVP.

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Faolon
01.22.2012 , 01:12 PM | #8
For Empire the most underplayed is probably Sniper or Powertech.
Operatives were originally the least played, but when people found out how powerful they were, everyone decided to roll one.


For Republic the least played is probably Vanguard.
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onethreeone
01.22.2012 , 01:48 PM | #9
Are there really not a lot of Powertechs? As someone mentioned above, here Republic side there seems to be a lot of Vanguards.

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DirtyStain
01.22.2012 , 01:50 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by onethreeone View Post
Are there really not a lot of Powertechs? As someone mentioned above, here Republic side there seems to be a lot of Vanguards.
Vanguards use Blaster Rifles. Mercenaries dual wield pistols. Powertechs use 1 pistol.