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Does Race really matter?

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Does Race really matter?

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joenewbie
06.22.2013 , 06:03 PM | #1
I'm just returning to the game and I really don't understand the game mechanics involved in racial choice. Is it all cosmetic like female vs male?
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Brittaany_Banks
06.22.2013 , 06:06 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by joenewbie View Post
I'm just returning to the game and I really don't understand the game mechanics involved in racial choice. Is it all cosmetic like female vs male?
There are no positive, or negative consequences for choosing any particular swtor race.

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joenewbie
06.22.2013 , 06:07 PM | #3
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There are no positive, or negative consequences for choosing any particular swtor race.
Thank you for the quick response. Happy hunting.
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Sarielle
06.22.2013 , 06:24 PM | #4
You do get slightly different dialogue options based on race, though.
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Altheran
06.22.2013 , 06:37 PM | #5
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You do get slightly different dialogue options based on race, though.
Yes, and it has to be noted that in addition to be rare, it doesn't change nor the outcome nor rewards of the dialogs.
That's just for flavoring them.

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Skodan
06.22.2013 , 07:04 PM | #6
Only differences in dialogue ive noticed:

Sith Pureblood vs human vs others: you will sometimes get a response about your sith pureblood blood or how there are alien scum (if you are human), or another alien may suggest something about humans (if you are alien)

Race has no affect on gameplay.

while you didnt ask for it gender will get different romance arcs with your companions, which while it wont affect the storyline as a whole, you could have minor differences between genders
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joenewbie
06.22.2013 , 07:37 PM | #7
I thought this was the case but I was really hoping it wasn't. I'd like to see some racial/species bonuses for certain classes or even negatives. The closest thing to that is the bonuses you get on companions with crafting skills. Just a thought anyway.
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Skodan
06.22.2013 , 07:50 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by joenewbie View Post
I thought this was the case but I was really hoping it wasn't. I'd like to see some racial/species bonuses for certain classes or even negatives. The closest thing to that is the bonuses you get on companions with crafting skills. Just a thought anyway.
Thats the thing though, when games put in racial bonuses that apply to classes even if its marginal to no real effect players become very aggressive to having a character/race in a group that wouldnt be the supreme choice, you have it in some games already with just being a different spec than the supposed "best" spec for a certain AC
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ZirusZero
06.23.2013 , 11:32 AM | #9
In some stories it may be altered such as a chiss agent vs a human agent. On my chiss IA it seems the entire class story was written specifically for his race with watcher two calling you a dirty alien and Darth Jadus mentioning your status.
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Skodan
06.23.2013 , 01:30 PM | #10
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In some stories it may be altered such as a chiss agent vs a human agent. On my chiss IA it seems the entire class story was written specifically for his race with watcher two calling you a dirty alien and Darth Jadus mentioning your status.
yea, but it wont exactly be a gamechanging experience. i recall a mission on hoth where you can either put a chiss guy in charge of operations or not, and based on if you are an alien or not you have some different responses that you can choose, such as something like "fellow aliens..." or "you alien scum" and something to that degree
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