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Not sure what to play!

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Not sure what to play!

Mgeek's Avatar

07.22.2012 , 07:32 PM | #1
I just can't decide what to play in this game. I've played everything and I can't decide! Everything is fun but I just don't know if I want to play a ranged or melee. Help? I know your going to say "Play what you like!" But in this case I love everything so what do you guys think I should play? Or atleast suggest.

Insomnio's Avatar

07.22.2012 , 07:35 PM | #2
First, you have to pick a faction, that would make suggestions easier.

Wolfninjajedi's Avatar

07.22.2012 , 07:35 PM | #3
Flip a coin.
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Soluss's Avatar

07.22.2012 , 07:36 PM | #4
Truthfully, only you can decide that. The first step is ... what role do you want to play. If you cant decide then... play them all. As long as youre having fun.

I will say that melee dps has a tougher time in this game then ranged.

grallmate's Avatar

07.22.2012 , 07:39 PM | #5
I can tell you what you shouldn't play:
- Marauder/Sentinel (Unless you like being the same as everyone else and never getting LFG pops)
- Powertech/Vanguard (as above unless you are tank spec)
-Operative/Scoundrel (unless you like being repeatedly nerfed)

I'd suggest:
- Sorc/Sage or Operative/Scoundrel if you want to heal.
- Sniper/Gunslinger if you want to DPS.
- Any of the tank classes. I personally like my Gaurdian but my Assassin is growing on me too.

MXIII's Avatar

07.22.2012 , 07:41 PM | #6
If you want your game to feel more fantasy than sci-fi, role a force user

if you like blasters roll anything else

If you want to follow a military themed story roll either a trooper or an agent

If you want your military theme to be subterfuge and espionage then agent is for you

if you want a story about corruption and revenge play a sith warrior

if you want to play a support role with magic like abilities play a sage or a sorcerer

etc. etc etc
There are no Heroes or Villains. Only Winners and Losers.

Mgeek's Avatar

07.22.2012 , 07:47 PM | #7
Sorry I should have specified. I ment Sith and PvP wise.

grallmate's Avatar

07.22.2012 , 07:58 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Mgeek View Post
Sorry I should have specified. I ment Sith and PvP wise.
Sniper. Hard counter to one of the current FOTM classes.

Or Juggernaught. Tanking is fun!

Or Assassin for the same reason, but you trade leaping for stealth.

Or again, if you like nerfs: Operative.

Insomnio's Avatar

07.22.2012 , 07:58 PM | #9
As a sith, marauder is a real pain in pvp. Leaping from a distance, stunning people like no ones business, and great damage mitigation are very annoying to deal with for an opposing team.

That said, I do not have one, I use a sniper for DPS, and have a bounty hunter and a sorceror mid level.

So it is really about what you like, if you are asking what to pick that will make the game a cake piece, pake a marauder.

TheBetty's Avatar

07.22.2012 , 08:54 PM | #10
I have a Mara and Operative (heals) I enjoy both styles of play.

In all honesty if I could choose again I prolly would go with a Sniper, they just look fun
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