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Would you like to see a Droid class?

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Would you like to see a Droid class?

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VioletZero
01.08.2012 , 12:57 AM | #1
That uses droid parts as armor of course.

Although I do have a few spreadsheets and stuff lying around for a potential new class that would fit with the style of a Battle droid, I don't really have the systems figured yet.

I think it has potential for stories when you're being seen as a machine or a tool than a person. And you could either build up your infamy as an unstoppable killing machine or a sentient representative of droids everywhere.

But the question I have is this: Would you like to role play a battle droid?

Any suggestions for how this class would work would be much welcomed.
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Darth_Cliche
01.08.2012 , 01:09 AM | #2
I like the idea. The only thing I'd find weird would be companions. Usually a droid is the companion, not the other way around.

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Zeuxus
01.08.2012 , 01:09 AM | #3
I'd like to be a conscious droid. A warforged.

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Faolon
01.08.2012 , 01:15 AM | #4
A droid class?

So, what, you make a Twilek and then suffer some horrible tragedy and become a Mecha-twilek?
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Tenacity
01.08.2012 , 02:38 AM | #5
He's asking for a class, not a race, at least that's what the title suggests - in which case, romances and such wouldnt be a problem, as they simply wouldnt be included in the droid's class quests.

As for the droid being a companion rather than a leader... that's debatable, but you're right in that it doesnt make much sense for humanoids/aliens to follow a droid as companions. The obvious fix for this is to give the droid class a bunch of droid companions instead of 'living' companions.

I do think it'd be an interesting class to play, though.
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Macradies
01.08.2012 , 04:52 AM | #6
Possible companions for such a class could be animals, a Nexu for example.

And when you say it like that, all I could think about was HK-47, something along those lines.. The biggest problem I would see is customization, both in character creation and in-game equipment(but that can be fixed).

Otherwise I like the idea~ Could have one melee and one ranged advanced classes, names for those ACs I will not try to think about.
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mortimerjackson
01.08.2012 , 05:30 AM | #7
I'd like the cyborg race to use droid parts. That's all I'm saying.

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Tenacity
01.08.2012 , 05:53 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Macradies View Post
Possible companions for such a class could be animals, a Nexu for example.

And when you say it like that, all I could think about was HK-47, something along those lines.. The biggest problem I would see is customization, both in character creation and in-game equipment(but that can be fixed).

Otherwise I like the idea~ Could have one melee and one ranged advanced classes, names for those ACs I will not try to think about.
Utility droid and Combat droid as the two ACs? Also, I think droid companions fit better than animals.


So, the basic class would be "Droid", there could be 2 or 3 different 'race' options to provide the player with different types of chassis' to choose from (Big bulky look, protocol droid look, assassin droid look, etc.). I'd use heat or power/energy as the class resource.

Basic Class Abilities:
-Heavy Armor / Droid Armor
-Blaster Pistol
-'Modes', similar to jedi 'stances' that change how you fight, I'd probably have two modes for the base class:
Repair Mode: increases hitpoint regeneration in and out of combat, reduces damage dealt
Combat Mode: increases damage dealt

1st Advanced Class: Utility Droid - hybrid healer / tank
-Gains proficiency: shield generators
-Gains two 'modes':
Sentry Mode: Increases threat generation, armor, and sheild chance, reduces healing by 50%
Maintenance Mode: Increases healing dealt, reduces threat generated, increases resource regeneration rate
-Gains healing abilities
-Gains high threat damage abilities
-Gains defensive abilities
Utility droids would have much lower damage than any other class, but much higher survivability due to the combination of healing and tanking in one AC (which we dont see with any other class).

Talent Tree 1: Support Protocols - provides healing bonuses
Talent Tree 2: Defensive Protocols- provides tanking bonuses
Talent Tree 3 (shared): Advanced Programming - provides damage over time abilities and self-buffs

2nd Advanced Class: Combat Droid - Damage dealer
-Gains proficiencies: Blaster Rifles, Assault Cannons, Techblades, Techstaffs
-Gains two 'modes':
Siege Mode: Increases damage dealt with blaster pistols, blaster rifles, and assault cannons, reduces energy damage taken by 10%
Assassination Mode: Increases damage dealt with techblades and techstaffs, reduces kinetic damage taken by 10%
-Gains damage abilities with both ranged and melee weapons
A damage dealer that can alternate (out of combat) between melee and ranged roles.

Talent Tree 1: Assault Protocols - provides ranged combat bonuses
Talent Tree 2: Assassination Protocols - provides melee combat bonuses
Talent Tree 3 (shared): Advanced Programming - provides damage over time abilities and self-buffs


For the class' five companions...
1. Utility Droid (like t7), healer-type companion
-. Ship Droid (protocol droid used by either faction)
2. Probe Droid (like the imperial probe droids), ranged damage-dealer companion
3. Guard Droid (like those used near imperial and republic bases), melee tank companion
4. Assassination Droid (similar to hk-57 models or scorpio), melee damage-dealer companion
5. War Droid (Like m1-4x or similar three/four legged heavy war droids used by either faction), Ranged tank companion
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Kadax
01.08.2012 , 07:01 AM | #9
+1 for the idea from me

With so many droids already in the game it would be a bloody good idea. Heavy armor with rockets for weapons on a larger version and maybe blasters on a smaller.

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Haasth
01.08.2012 , 07:04 AM | #10
Not as a race option for sure. But as a class, expansion class, I could see it work.

Could be an interesting storyline honestly, perhaps have you start off with a master and eventually and slowly claiming some independence. Companions would probably solely have to be other droids though. Or alternatively you could have a ship with your master on it, who eventually dies or some such which would explain why a Droid would have a ship.

I could see it work, but not as a race option because there is no way the current stories would work if the main character was a droid.