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Bebus
05.28.2014 , 09:41 AM | #1
So, I've been playing for about 6 months, and have tried many but not all classes yet, and was wondering what people think are the most satisfying classes to play.

This can be judged by whatever criteria you want: the rate you mow down enemies, the screen-shaking visual effects of your powers, the feeling of bad-assery the storyline grants, the voice actor nailing a line perfectly, anything.

I have a couple right now: the male Operative who has an absolutely brilliant voice actor, and his chuckle whenever he downs an enemy with a knife in the back sends shivers down my spine.

Additionally, my Powertech who fills the screen with explosions, fire and rocket punches feels so incredibly powerful that it's a blast (heh) to play.

What class always puts a smile on your face?

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DomiSotto
05.28.2014 , 10:25 AM | #2
Disclaimer: My opinion, please, do not feel like you have to vehemently disagree. I do not at all try to belittle your experiences! I swear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nearly Perfect: Smuggler! S/he's got it all! Ease of playing the class! Great Cast! Twilek Class! The Companions that come on steadily and distributed evenly through the game! Voicing amazing on both genders! LS and DS both Satisfying! The two flies in the ointment is that:
1. the Best.Romance.In.The. Game is left hanging. If my F!Smuggler could continue relationship with Numen Brock into Chapter 3-4 I'd be delighted
2. If Guss Tuno was a Nautolan, and the one above was true, I would be playing another F!Smuggler... and another and another... yes, even through Taris!

For the Heart: Consular. In love with the crew minus Qyzen and Nadia. The class really has horrid teasers in Romantic department. Basically, the only thing a female can do is have an unrequited passion for Zenith and the male romance is simply not an option (no M!Consular in my Legacy). And, it has Zenith! (Oh, Zenith is my fav in this game, in case you totally did not see another 1000 posts I casually mentioned that fact.)

For the game Enjoyment: Inquisitor-Assassin. Twilek Class! Between the powerful backstory and Absolutely Super-Cool animations OMG. Just started playing it, and OMG. OMG. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Instant gamegasm. Too bad female voice is lousy. Male compensates, the best male voice after M!Smuggler ('cause M!Smuggler sounds like... well, Zenith).

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ThomasCool
05.28.2014 , 10:30 AM | #3
From a play style perspective. I find Vanguards to be the most fun (i know i'm probably in the minority) along with Slingers (i mean double pew pew come on).

Story wise on the pub side slingers > knights > troopers (Michael Bay movie) > consulars ( really boring imho)
on the imp side it's agents > warriors > BH > inquisitors (again, meh).

Amusingly enough the order is the same for both imp and pub side for me

T.

P.S. before they nerfed flyby, slingers were hands down my favorite... you could call down an air strike... now it has all the offensive power of an elderly grandma blowing on your hair (or a hotel hairdryer)

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Kaos_KidSWTOR
05.29.2014 , 07:35 AM | #4
Best Class to mow things down: Vengeance Jugg

Best Healing Class: Bodyguard Mercinary

Most Fun Tank: Shield Tech Powertech

Most Fun DPS class: Madness Sin

Best Storyline: Agent (If you dispute this, go kill yourself right NOW)

Worst Storyline: Trooper (If you dispute this, go kill yourself again if you disputed the Agent = Best Story)

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Bebus
05.29.2014 , 08:13 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by DomiSotto View Post
Nearly Perfect: Smuggler! S/he's got it all! Ease of playing the class! Great Cast! Twilek Class! The Companions that come on steadily and distributed evenly through the game! Voicing amazing on both genders! LS and DS both Satisfying! The two flies in the ointment is that:
1. the Best.Romance.In.The. Game is left hanging. If my F!Smuggler could continue relationship with Numen Brock into Chapter 3-4 I'd be delighted
2. If Guss Tuno was a Nautolan, and the one above was true, I would be playing another F!Smuggler... and another and another... yes, even through Taris!
You've made me want to roll a smuggler now, since they are one of few classes I've not gotten to the advanced class stage I shall do it when I get home tonight! Thinking Twilek... a dashing rogue who's in it for the fun and acts with greedy selfishness, but has a secret heart of gold that prevents them from doing some really awful things.

But male or female! Can't decide! You sound like you know your smugglers, which of them seems to have the most fun?

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AlrikFassbauer
05.29.2014 , 08:22 AM | #6
Regarding animations I really like the "dirty kick" of the Gunslinger ( brings even droids & huge monsters down ! ), his Freighter Flyby and the Earth Quake of the Sage. I don't play a Serceror, but I'd like that Thunderstorms and Lightning as well. Too bad that the Sage just doesn't have similar cool-looking animations. In general I find the animations of the Republic side rather boring. Typical faction favouritism, imho. ( Most of my chars are in the 30s, so I can't say much about end-game aniomations yet).
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DomiSotto
05.29.2014 , 03:01 PM | #7
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But male or female! Can't decide! You sound like you know your smugglers, which of them seems to have the most fun?
Erm, not so much know, as profoundly love! You go roll one, we can compare the notes!

I am a Female Player (and boundlessly proud of the fact), so I like playing as a girl, by the obvious reasons. In my opinion only, story is better for a Girl, because the antagonists are all male, and you get a priceless option of not only kicking their nuts up their throats and dancing on their graves, but also kicking what's stuck to your boots afterwards off the poor forever the 'second best' Riggs. The real memorable Twi'lek+Twilek coolness is also for a girl.

The cast compatibility, and the evil game-play is better for a boy, who can flirt (using the convenient Bio's euphemism) and shoot his way across the Galaxy, and get two in-party romances in one play-through. I still have to fortify my run by playing Zenith (my males have to be super-special, and acquire an appealing backstory before I commit to one, otherwise I drop them). That's the only Class you can re-create the existing Companion with a matching look, voice, personality and near perfect equipment match. Doubt playing Zenith rocks anyone else's boat. Heh.

Aww, a Smuggler... envy you for starting one!

Off to go suffer through Jaesa's voice-set to Pierce join-in.

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Best Storyline: Agent (If you dispute this, go kill yourself right NOW)
It is a very good story, but you share it with Kalyio for the entirety of Chapter 1, and then are pelted with companions at an alarming speed. Kaliyo is a very nice companion, but it is inconvenient and makes the class much harder to get into.

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Faolon
05.29.2014 , 07:06 PM | #8
Sith Warrior tends to get the most satisfying conversation options. I think they kill more people during convos than any other class. Sith Warriors are also the most fun melee class. Their attack animations are vicious. Marauders with their dual sabers are nice, and Juggs with their force push are also fun.

However, I find playing a melee class in MMO dungeons to be obscenely boring. It seems like game devs always try and come up with interesting boss mechanics and completely forget there's going to be some people that have to be in melee range to do their damage.


I find Gunslinger/Sniper to be the most fun ranged DPS classes. Mostly because you rely on your weapon so much instead of firing rockets from your wrist. The Marksman/Sharpshooter rotation is fun for me, but only after you get Followthrough.

Some fights can be annoying because you're an immobile turret, though. Getting knocked back or pulled toward a boss kills your damage output for a bit. And the auto-cover-roll thing is unpredictable at best.
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Khevar
05.29.2014 , 07:12 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by DomiSotto View Post
It is a very good story, but you share it with Kalyio for the entirety of Chapter 1, and then are pelted with companions at an alarming speed. Kaliyo is a very nice companion, but it is inconvenient and makes the class much harder to get into.
Agreed. I really really disliked Kaliyo, and ended up abandoning my Operative for quite some time, until HK-51 was released I was able to use him instead.

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Jedi_riches
05.30.2014 , 01:56 AM | #10
For me I am having a blast at the minute playing between my Operative and powertech (Both DPS).

The operative because of the close range usage of knives, with an ability of off heal if needed and the voice actor for the male is great with different accents used depending on the situation plus I get to badmouth Sith Lords to their faces (not always without repercussion).

The bounty hunter is a more straight forward story but at the moment it has my favourite play style (who can dislike the rocket punch - it reminds me of street fighter when I was younger). Plus although I am early on and only have 1 companion Mako seem interesting (if slightly cutesy) person to speak to.