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Is mercenary (or Bounty hunter ) story worth doing? Or just boost to 60?

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Is mercenary (or Bounty hunter ) story worth doing? Or just boost to 60?

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cool-dude
10.30.2015 , 06:41 AM | #11
The Bounty hunter feels so disconnected to everything going on that I stopped playing mine. After the class story, it stops making sense, because the dialogue forces you to be pro empire, and gives no reason why your bounty hunter should give a damn.

The Jedi Knight and Sith warrior both have a close relationship with the emperor, and the Inqusitor rules the empire along side Marr, and you worked your *** off to get where you are, so it feels natural why you would care about what's going on. the smuggler is the samething as the Bounty Hunter. A killer for hire and a crime-lord/space pirate giving a damn is like saying a Hutt doesn't care about credits.
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SithKoriandr
10.30.2015 , 06:49 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by cool-dude View Post
The Bounty hunter feels so disconnected to everything going on that I stopped playing mine. After the class story, it stops making sense, because the dialogue forces you to be pro empire, and gives no reason why your bounty hunter should give a damn.

The Jedi Knight and Sith warrior both have a close relationship with the emperor, and the Inqusitor rules the empire along side Marr, and you worked your *** off to get where you are, so it feels natural why you would care about what's going on. the smuggler is the samething as the Bounty Hunter. A killer for hire and a crime-lord/space pirate giving a damn is like saying a Hutt doesn't care about credits.
In the case of the smuggler, they can be played to start caring about the Republic. People seem to forget that they get the Privateer and loyal to the Republic option.

The Hunter however doesn't really get that option. Hunter's chapter 1 and 3 are good imo, with 2 lacking, but my real complaint with Hunter is it just doesn't work with all LS/DS choices. Yes, Hunter is an assassin. The story is about you taking every contract the story gives you and not all targets are guilty. You go into the business in the hopes in playing a game that is all about taking out your targets, most who's only thing they did wrong was upset the wrong people. Like a Moff who didn't do anything (known to us anyways) wrong, except win a war against the Mando's. Yup. You win a war, you must die!

Same with a Jedi Master who didn't do anything wrong. Your Hunter however treats it like they're innocent. "It's just my job." doesn't work well in a lot of Hunter's case.

The companions are a highlight of the BH though. Except for the last one, they're great. The last will never fit in my Hunter's crew, because the way he got on the ship and acted. At least one of them while never should've been on my crew either, made up for it with personality.
"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more...than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so *********** what." - Stephen Fry

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nimmerstil
10.30.2015 , 12:31 PM | #13
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Like a Moff who didn't do anything (known to us anyways) wrong, except win a war against the Mando's. Yup. You win a war, you must die!
Most Moff's have done plenty to be stripped of the title 'Not Guilty'. Besides, if you play it right it's another hunter who kills him

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Same with a Jedi Master who didn't do anything wrong.
It's war. Soldiers can get killed and important soldiers can get targeted for assassination.

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DAWUSS
10.30.2015 , 12:41 PM | #14
The Bounty Hunter story is decent. You're shoehorned into too many things (companions, Imperial alignment), but I enjoyed it overall.

Now all my BH does, however, is make appearances during Bounty Week.

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runar_smugler
10.30.2015 , 01:08 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by nimmerstil View Post
Most Moff's have done plenty to be stripped of the title 'Not Guilty'. Besides, if you play it right it's another hunter who kills him

It's war. Soldiers can get killed and important soldiers can get targeted for assassination.
Good points here. ..we all play sort of like soldiers in a war. ..either against the other faction or against other threaths . We dont have a choice to play as pacifist if we want to play star wars.

Yes...we can play sort of evil. ...but that is marked by dark side choices.

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Katahn
10.30.2015 , 02:12 PM | #16
I found Jedi Knight to be a bit one-dimensional, at least when played lightsided. In every class mission it is one variation or another on "you're the chosen one destined to save us/them/the world". It is a bit more interesting when played darkside I'll admit, but not by a lot.

In terms of reflecting their archetypes...

Sith Warrior/Darth Vader
Sith Inquisitor/Darth Maul or Palpatine
Bounty Hunter/Boba Fett or Jango Fett
Imperial Agent/ -n/a-

Jedi Knight/Anakin Skywalker or Luke Skywalker
Jedi Consular/Obi-wan Kenobi
Trooper/ -n/a-
Smuggler/Han Solo

In terms of really capturing their corresponding film archetype I have to give high marks to Sith Warrior, Bounty Hunter, Jedi Consular, and Smuggler. Each class story really captures very well what I'd call the essence of the character and retooling a story you could easily place one of their film archetypes in and have it work nicely.

In terms of sheer awesomeness the Imperial Agent storyline gets really, really, really good towards the end. As conspiracies start getting unraveled and the Agent is fighting to learn the truth and perhaps find some freedom it can get very compelling.

The Trooper storyline was solid. I enjoyed it quite a bit and imagine I'll probably run through it again eventually.

The Jedi Knight story I doubt I'll ever revisit, it was difficult enough slogging through it all the way to the end of Ziost during the 12x XP.

Sith Inquisitor works ok for Assassins (i.e. Darth Maul) but less well for the mastermind/Palpatine archetype. Seemed to me you spend too much time walking from one obvious trap into another.
Katahn
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BrianDavion
10.30.2015 , 02:32 PM | #17
Maybe so but the story certinly does force you to ask some questions about what the character does. I honestly found myself kinda agreeing with your detractors in the BH storyline. some of the bounties your character collected where, from a legal POV, highly questionable.
SWTOR is not SWG. it was never intended to be at all like SWG. and having a completly differnt design philophesy then SWG will never be like SWG

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gothshark
10.30.2015 , 06:11 PM | #18
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I see both of your guys points, but I'm just afraid of the time it will take me.

I also did the imperial agent story unthil 40 something and yes it was oki-ish...a bit dark for my taste, but i guess dark is part of the empire side....BUT...maybe BH is less dark?..cause i dont consider the huts dark..they are just wierd...
In the least spoiler way possible, you see the ugly side of the Republic as a BH.
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SithKoriandr
10.30.2015 , 11:43 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by nimmerstil View Post
Most Moff's have done plenty to be stripped of the title 'Not Guilty'. Besides, if you play it right it's another hunter who kills him

It's war. Soldiers can get killed and important soldiers can get targeted for assassination.
And there you go! Hunter is an assassin
"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more...than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so *********** what." - Stephen Fry

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kifa
10.31.2015 , 03:06 AM | #20
I was never a big fan of the bounty hunter story. The problem was that I never felt like a bounty hunter, and the story was confusing and boring. It had some fun moments, but they were very far between. Also, Crysta Markon was super annoying and constantly broke my immersion with that goofy accent.

I did enjoy Gault Rennow, though. I also liked the female bounty hunter voice. The male voice, however, was torture and traumatized my eardrums.
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