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Defection Story lines

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Mikel_p
11.01.2016 , 04:34 PM | #1
Hello SWTOR:
Is there ever a possibility of having a defection story line where characters could switch factions and play the story line of their counterparts on the other side? Star Wars is full of defections from the beginning. Darth Vader was light before crossing over... Both Luke and Rey are tempted to join the Darkside... Republic Troops became Imperial Troops with Order 66. Elara Dorne also defected,,,That would also be a way to add new classes to the game as well...Just one fan hoping...

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DAWUSS
11.01.2016 , 05:45 PM | #2
Considering we're now part of the Alliance rather than the Republic or the Empire...

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Cuiwe
11.02.2016 , 04:17 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Mikel_p View Post
Hello SWTOR:
Is there ever a possibility of having a defection story line where characters could switch factions and play the story line of their counterparts on the other side? Star Wars is full of defections from the beginning. Darth Vader was light before crossing over... Both Luke and Rey are tempted to join the Darkside... Republic Troops became Imperial Troops with Order 66. Elara Dorne also defected,,,That would also be a way to add new classes to the game as well...Just one fan hoping...
Yes, I'd like this as well. It's easy with force users. But what would tech users revert to? Mechanically it's one thing( BH <-> Trooper), but according to story it's another( BH <-> Smuggler). So, where would, say, an Agent end up if he defected?
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Limariko
11.02.2016 , 01:35 PM | #4
Technically for the Agent,
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As far as the others go, a Trooper could be fed up with the Republic, and a Hunter or Smuggler might see better job prospects with the Republic. Sith and Jedi defections already happen with NPCs in game so that angle would work with our characters.
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Frenesi
11.04.2016 , 01:00 PM | #6
I think they missed huge opportunities with both jedi classes. Knight's transition from act 2 to 3 should have left council with A LOT of questions about his loyalties, yet all you ever get is "welcome back". And on consular, if you spare Vivicar, he directly tells you "You are their hero now, but they will abandon you just like they did with me". Such a golden hint... at thing that never happens.

Both of those could have opened defection posibilities for jedis. Alas.
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myrdinn
11.04.2016 , 02:55 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Mikel_p View Post
Hello SWTOR:
Is there ever a possibility of having a defection story line where characters could switch factions and play the story line of their counterparts on the other side? Star Wars is full of defections from the beginning. Darth Vader was light before crossing over... Both Luke and Rey are tempted to join the Darkside... Republic Troops became Imperial Troops with Order 66. Elara Dorne also defected,,,That would also be a way to add new classes to the game as well...Just one fan hoping...
Folks have been suggesting it ever since the class archtypes were first revealed.

The answer has always been a "no," with various reasons over the years. With the companion system the way it is now, that is a bit more of an open question, mechanics-wise, but story-wise, I bet the answer will still stay "no."