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best class story?

SuperGrunt's Avatar

01.13.2013 , 04:09 AM | #41
I have played through most of the characters so far, and I like all of them to a degree. My ratings so far...

Sith Inquisitor, pretty good story about a Sith trying to gain power, and prestige.

Bounty Hunter, pretty good as well. Made me feel like a real Bounty Hunter.

Smuggler, it was ok, but it could have been better. It felt too much like an attempt to be like the SI story to me.

Trooper, it was the worst one so far out of the 5 that i have gotten to level 50. I was in the Army, and it seemed too close to my time in the Army. Similar to how Starship Troopers seemed like too much of a bad Army commercial, only not as short.

Sith Warrior, another great story that shows a rise to power in a very Sith like manner.
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01.13.2013 , 01:39 PM | #42
I have played all of Rebublic archetypes, concluded act 1 on SW, and well into Nar Shadaa on the IA.

Tython is interesting and is the reason why I preordered the game after trying the open beta. Sadly it was the best part of the story, at least as a goody two-shoes that felt more natural to me. Act one story could be described as laughable, sad, pathetic, and criminally botched. Things pick up in later acts but are ultimately forgettable. I am replaying the story with another character and going to try to go neutral.

Act one while structurally equivalent to the knight's story in being an easter egg hunt is tremendously more interesting in my opinion. It's more interesting when played as a neutral character since running with wolves and bleating like sheep seems counterintuituve. And I am actually looking forward to killing the fat bastard. He seemed like a complete fool until a certain moment near the end of act 1 which did a good job of imparting to me the sense of walking on thin ice.

I played as a professional soldier up for a little dark siding for the greater good and all that. Overall I thought it was pretty good and I enjoyed the ending conversation.

The story is pretty uneven but on the whole it's the best of the Republuc stories. Act 1 is really excellent if you get in the character and is the best of any I played. It goes downhill in Act 2 and picks up again in Act 3 with a satisfying twist.

Best played as a light-sider, reasonably compelling. It's not as bad as some people make it out and head and.shoulders above the knight's. Tython wasn't particularly special but the story picks up from there.

I am well into Nar Shadaa and still don't understand what the fuss is about. It bores me.
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01.15.2013 , 08:26 PM | #43
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Ok just finished JC.
[SPOILER ]IT was a MEH ending. You beat the son of the emperor. I guess that's fitting considering Knight fights the actual Emperor. But for Pete's Sake I don't get put on the council? I feel Gipped. I assumed after finishing Inq that Consular would have been made a Council Member. You can even comment on it and Shatel just says you are needed elsewhere....What a let down. 5/10
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LastWizard's Avatar

01.16.2013 , 08:48 AM | #44
Agent is the best by far. I've played all of them. JC and SI are just boring for the most part. They have their moments but honestly you may fall asleep.

Agent was well thought out. Good twists and your decisions have an impact later in the story.

Warrior made you a powerful Sith and wanted you to kill everything and embrace the dark side.

Jedi knight gets to dismantle the empire in a few big ways...won't say anymore. Really liked the story.

Bounty hunter was good at first, but got repetitive really quick with the kill this, kill that routine.

My main is a SI, and all I can say, boring until the very end.

urborror's Avatar

01.16.2013 , 10:51 AM | #45
"Story"-quality to me is tied to your player character.

For example, while the Jedi Knight story is exciting and well-constructed on one level, I feel Jedis are boring, in general. They're dull monks and "good" in a consistent and bland way, unless you go darkside, which doesn't affect the "character" all that much. They're still humorless and dull. Not necessarily all Bioware's fault, since Lucas didn't solve this problem in the prequels, either. A dull monk "hero" is not compelling unless they are a wise old man dispensing wisdom (think original trilogy.) Your Jedi character in this knows and says ABSOLUTELY NOTHING wise, even about the force.

Another consideration is "arc." What is a Jedi's arc? Is it a hero story? Not really, because you begin as a fully-formed Jedi with no identity or personal history, and remain that way. That's a failure of storytelling. Remember how conflicted and complex Revan and the Exile were in KOTOR 1 and 2 by the end? If you went "dark" or "light," both options made perfect sense within the scope of that character's "arc." In TOR, there is no arc.

Except there is: for Sith. That arc is the same as "Grand Theft Auto" or even "The Godfather," i.e., a "rise to power." Which may explain why I go "evil" in TOR more than any other Bioware game--it's the only option that feels like a story with an arc. I am an evil person rising to evil power.

So I'm gonna say Sith classes have an inherent advantage.

thomasbaxter's Avatar

01.16.2013 , 01:53 PM | #46
I really have to agree with consular story being dull. I think it's more that the story isn't that inventive and most of your class missions have you going to do 4 things while fighting thru rooms and rooms of enemies. As a shadow it was more fun than a sage tho I will say. I loved the class over the story though and I guess that's prob more important for endgame anyway.

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01.16.2013 , 01:57 PM | #47
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IA 8/10 (Loved chapter 1. Chapter 2/3 I feel only support darkside.
Only support darkside? Totally redonkulous. I can't even figure out how someone could think that way.
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Xeraz's Avatar

01.17.2013 , 03:57 PM | #48
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Only support darkside? Totally redonkulous. I can't even figure out how someone could think that way.
Simple. If you are not darkside it makes no sense whatsoever. You're character would have to be literally insane to progress with the story and NOT be darkside.

Edit: Not to mention that the "reasons" for chapter 2 even happening don't make sense unless you make the darkside choice in chapter 1.
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JerecKaast's Avatar

01.18.2013 , 06:28 AM | #49
Quote: Originally Posted by Xeraz View Post
Simple. If you are not darkside it makes no sense whatsoever. You're character would have to be literally insane to progress with the story and NOT be darkside.

Edit: Not to mention that the "reasons" for chapter 2 even happening don't make sense unless you make the darkside choice in chapter 1.

Could you explain both of those points? I am going lightside for the second time on my agent and the story makes sense to me.

MisanthropicJedi's Avatar

01.18.2013 , 11:58 PM | #50
Inquisitor story is likeable at first, but becomes really bland.

Agent story is convoluted and uninteresting.

Bounty Hunter story is boring, but I haven't finished it yet (level 43).

Warrior story is also standard, boring fare.

As is Trooper.

As is Smuggler.

Jedi Knight I barely remember, but it wasn't anything inspired either.

Only class I haven't really leveled is a Consular. If my opinion on the rest of them shows a pattern, I'd wager it's not something that's going to leave an impression.

By the way, none of the stories can work in the same universe. They all conflict with each other, so there's no sense that any of your characters could be in the same narrative.