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Question of the Day 4/15/2013

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CourtneyWoods's Avatar

04.15.2013 , 12:55 PM | #1 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Why did you choose your class in The Old Republic?

Personal Answer: Before launch, I kept changing my mind on which Class I wanted to play - first it was an Inquisitor, then Consular, and then I was set on playing a Bounty Hunter. Then in Beta, I heard how good the Agent story is and I like ranged DPS so I decided to give Sniper a try and absolutely loved it. Thus my Main was born. TL;DR: Agent for story and ranged dps.
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Brutus's Avatar

04.15.2013 , 01:05 PM | #2
I chose Jedi Guardian, for a couple reasons.

1. To me, true Star Wars immersion is being a Jedi. Everything centers around that for me.
2. I wanted to be a tank, I wanted to wield one single-bladed lightsaber. That kind of narrowed down the choice for me.

It just happened to work out that the Jedi Knight story was FANTASTIC!

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04.15.2013 , 01:09 PM | #3
I wanted a jedi, that was without a question. In KotOR I always played sentinel, I like the middle ground style. Who uses it's head, not only for headbutts, but not the wise and "in a way passive" sage type.
When I first learned of the Shadow, I immediately knew that this is my class. It was years before release, and followed the class informations, with the firm knowledge that it's my class.
And tried it in beta, like what I seen, started the character in early access, and it's still my main. I just LOVE the stealth, that I don't have to fight my way through all those mobs, just sneak in, do the job, sneak out, nobody seen anything

But I have to admit, I'm not entirely satified, and seriously have doubts of the class now. The Balance Shadow I play, was always a dotter and not a real melee, but after the exp. it's even more less melee character than it was. And I have to say, feeling stupid standing next to the opponent and waving hand every few sec, refreshing a dot, and ocassionally hit a double strike. Tried Infiltrator, didn't like it. Right now the shadow combat gameplay is just not fun for me. I'm not talking about the numbers and dps, just the feeling of the class itself.
But the stealth... thats priceless
"Many weapons can kill, but only the lightsaber can inspire such extremes of hope or fear."

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04.15.2013 , 01:12 PM | #4
I followed this game very closely for a long time pre-launch. I studied the classes, roles and did my research to pick the perfect main for me. I was always a "path least followed" kind of guy, and I got the impression pre-launch that the Imperial Agent was the class with the lowest interest/hype/following. I went with a Medicine Operative and never looked back.

Since launch I think this class gained a lot more respect.
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Heezdedjim's Avatar

04.15.2013 , 01:16 PM | #5
First character I chose a Shadow because they can tank and stealth, and I never played either sort of class in other games. I also make a habit of rolling DPS for my first character in any game, on the theory that they're faster, cheaper, and easier to level most of the time.

Then I rolled a Scoundrel because I usually have a healer as my main, and the HoT based healing + bag of tricks type toolset had a faint resemblance to the Fixer in Anarchy Online. I also leveled this toon on nothing but FPs and class quests, and I had a lot more fun than I did solo leveling the Shadow.

Next was a Sorcerer because I wanted to try a cast healer and to see if the DoT DPS spec was really any better for the Sorc/Sage compared with the Shadow's rather sad showings on sustained DPS. I also wanted something with a ranged DPS option since I had only done melee to that point.

Next was a Vanguard because I wanted to learn to tank, and I wanted to try a tank that was less fiddly and more reliable than the Shadow. Again I leveled this on on FPs and class quests, and it worked out very nicely. I am not as good a tank as a healer, but this toon became my new main anyway.

Most recently I blitzed a Guardian to 50 during the double XP weekends, just to unlock all her companions for crafting. I also wanted to try out the "other" tank. I'm not all that thrilled with her, so I may or may not get around to leveling her to 55 (well, eventually I will, but maybe not soon).

My current leveler is a Bounty Hunter, because I wanted a tank on the Sith side. I had some delusions of leveling her on PvP only, and Powertech/Pyro is supposed to be a good noob spec for that; but that has not come to pass yet.

Felioats's Avatar

04.15.2013 , 01:21 PM | #6
I wanted to play a lightsaber-using support class, so I picked Sage. Little did I know that no such class exists.

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04.15.2013 , 01:30 PM | #7
I wanted to play a melee Sith class and went with the marauder for the twin sabers.

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04.15.2013 , 01:32 PM | #8
I was planning on being a bounty hunter since it seemed that everyone in the world would be a Sith or Jedi. Then I tried an inquisitor/assassin at launch and that was that. My main was born.

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04.15.2013 , 01:33 PM | #9
I have a lot of characters but my main remains the sorcerer healer. I like the type of healing skills more than the other healing classes. I do like my Sith Juggernaut tank too, but I don't like tanking HM Ops except EV I suppose. Some of the mechanics there are just too annoying to enjoy it, but hey.
Goodbye all, it's been fun. Time for me to move on (it's ok to cheer ).

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04.15.2013 , 01:36 PM | #10
When I was reading information bout the game prior to release, Imperial Agent was easily my first choice. I love spy/espionage types. I am the type who would rather play the more normal guy, rather than a gifted force user. Initially, an Operative sounded more appealing because I was used to stealth classes and healing.

Once I tried out the class on the beta weekend, I was hooked. The story is awesome.

Eventually I re-rolled a sniper; they're just easy to dps with in end game operations, but I'm still playing the Operative too.
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