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Imperial player curious about the Republic

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Imperial player curious about the Republic

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Rugi
01.09.2012 , 03:41 PM | #1
I've been playing on the Empire since launch and all of the classes besides the Agent have just felt 'meh'. The Empire is also pretty dark and dreary, but the Agent storyline has been great fun. Lately though I have been thinking about possibly re-rolling to the Republic. If I did I would most likely either roll Trooper or Smuggler and go dark side for the whole anti-hero feel.

The only things I am afraid of is server imbalance (everyone and their mother is an Imperial) and re-rolling only to find that the Republic is a bunch of carebear hugging hippies.

So I come to the forums seeking insight from Republic players. Any and all comments / advice / insight / guru-ness is welcome.

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Jilla
01.09.2012 , 03:55 PM | #2
I play on both sides... on my server, Mindtrick, they pretty much seem the same except people spout off a lot more nonsense in general chat on the Imperial side (probably just because of there simply being more people on the Imp side to type in chat).

I play a Smuggler on the Rep side, but I played a trooper until level 14 in Beta (was trying to pick between the two plus try out "bounty hunter mechanics" without spoiling the BH story). Smuggler is very much more light-hearted and comical--the trooper is a bit more serious and shows you the "dark side" of the Republic at times.
-You came here in that thing? You're braver than I thought. - Princess Leia

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Rugi
01.09.2012 , 04:02 PM | #3
Interesting. Is Republic at least populated enough to be enjoyable, or is it going to be a ghost town up to 50?

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Krijgsheer
01.09.2012 , 04:41 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Rugi View Post
Interesting. Is Republic at least populated enough to be enjoyable, or is it going to be a ghost town up to 50?
I'm confident it's different for each server, but I find there to be enough Republic players running around. And there's only one way to fight imbalance, that's if guys like you come over to the Republic. Defect, leave the Imps

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Jilla
01.09.2012 , 05:16 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Rugi View Post
Interesting. Is Republic at least populated enough to be enjoyable, or is it going to be a ghost town up to 50?
Never had an issue getting a group, but then again, I am only in my 20s on the Rep side (my main is my BH).
-You came here in that thing? You're braver than I thought. - Princess Leia

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Taynor
01.11.2012 , 08:24 AM | #6
If you want to switch sides because of the story, you should avoid the Trooper. The story isn't all bad, but it seems the author never heard of Star Wars before.
The Jedi Consular story on the other hand fits really good. Don't know about the other classes.

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Boomhouer
01.11.2012 , 08:26 AM | #7
Thats funny i was just thinking of rolling a imperial, i love the story of the republic but i keep hearing about how good the agents story is so i might just give it a try.

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Diora
01.11.2012 , 10:34 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Taynor View Post
If you want to switch sides because of the story, you should avoid the Trooper. The story isn't all bad, but it seems the author never heard of Star Wars before.
The Jedi Consular story on the other hand fits really good. Don't know about the other classes.
don't listen to this guy, the trooper story is great! honestly, it really gets you personally involved right off the bat, and besides, if you are/were a mass effect fan...yeah. go trooper.

Smuggler is awesome too...it will be my last character though, since i had 2 lvl 50 smugglers in beta...need the story to become fresh again

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MorbidcLown
01.11.2012 , 10:58 AM | #9
I'm leveling a shadow right now and I've felt no real attachment to the consular story.

I have a 50 Agent and I loved every minute of the story line. It really gives you a new sense of hate and distrust. I really enjoyed what I picked for my final option. =)

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Ranokin
01.11.2012 , 12:56 PM | #10
From my experience, the republic side stories start off bad. REALLY bad. Dromund Kas and Coruscant were pure torture for me. Also, for the love of god dont do a lightside trooper, unless you like EVEYTHING you say to be "Yes sir!" "No sir!" and "It's my duty to defend the republic."