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Cuiwe
03.24.2014 , 11:42 AM | #11
Right away!

So you want a character with at least avg Defence and good support abilities and awesome damage potential. Dark side tendencies on the Pub side and with Blasters pref. Seeing how you said no to the big weapons that rules out the Commando and you should go Merc. They are independent anyways so the fact that they are CURRENTLY allied with the Empire shouldn't bother you. It has most of the things you ask for. Plus if I am right you are yet another Fandalorian so... . You get to shoot a guy and Heal him xD

Result:

Bounty Hunter-Mercenary-Arsenal

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Cuiwe
03.25.2014 , 05:59 AM | #12
How can I be of service? Feel free to ask...

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ravenlordg
03.25.2014 , 08:44 AM | #13
i gave a Merc a try and i have to admit does suit my playstyle, wanted to ask though would playing a Sage be a lot different? doesnt have the heavy armor of the merc but i d be able to rdps and heal effectively wouldn't i? my friends and gf wont change sides hehe so i guess ill need a second character to play with them, and keep my BH for pvp and when.
I guess my question is would playing a Sage be THAT different ?

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The-Uncreative
03.25.2014 , 09:01 AM | #14
Assuming that the scale 1-10 goes Hate (1) to Love (10) with (5) as middle ground, my answers are thus:

Defence: 3

Support(Healing): 8

Damage: 6

Light Side(Good+Lawful alignments): 7

Dark Side(Evil+Chaotic alignments): 5

Empire: 7

Republic: 5

Lightsabers: 6

The Force: 8

Tech Gadgets: 8

Guns(Blasters, Snipers, etc): 7

Armour: Undecided

Dual Wielding: Yes

Big Weapons(two handed): No (but only Giant swords)

Stealth: Yes

Method of damage: Direct

Scope of damage: Single Target

Favourite SW character: Chancellor Palpatine

Prior MMO experience/liked class(es)/etc: -none
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Cuiwe
03.25.2014 , 03:22 PM | #15
@raven:

My impression of sage as opposed to merc is that sage is way more brain-y and specialised. Such as: Sages have no ranged auto attack(just imagine what this does to the energy management :/ ), no energy refill ability, the talent trees are way more specialised than mercs etc). Plus, merc can Heal just ok-and then some. The very thing I mentioned earlier about energy suffocates the Healer sage as well. Nice burst healing, but I'd suggest Merc in any case. If you don't want to switch, you can always play Commando if you are ok with assault cannon(I guess that you could use Rifle). The same as merc but 2H instead of dual wield, Pub instead of Emp and L.S tendencies instead of D.S tendencies(you can still be quite ruthless as a mando{think Lawful Evil} and quite Honourable/good{sth to the effect of the Chaotic Good} as a merc). That's that. Try mando. P.S. The sage is all about the force(the lowest between all the weapon choices when talking about you).

@uncreative:

You are so difficult to pin down lol. Like a book that meanders all over the place lol. Your role ratings, with your Force rating and the Fav character steer you heavily towards the Sorceror. Then again, the Healing + DPS combo when viewed through the gadget prism lends itself heavily toward the merc. Oh and dual wielding as well. And then the stealth pops out. The easiest way would be to list two Emp healers + a Scoundrel. The difficult part would be ranking them. This is where the flavour helps. Your favouring of Palpatine(can't fault you-a brilliant character which becomes ever more awesome the more you watch the movies) suggests that the sorc story could very well interest you. Not only story, but both Corruption(Healing) and Madness(DoT) just reek of Sidious. Therefore the results:

1. Sith Inquisitor-Sith Sorceror-Corruption or Madness
2. Bounty Hunter-Mercenary-Bodyguard
3. Smuggler-Scoundrel-Sawbones(play this one sorta dark-ish and independent and you should be just fine)

Enjoy yourselves!

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Cuiwe
03.27.2014 , 03:59 AM | #16
How are you enjoying your classes?

Also, can I be of service?

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UdristeAlexandru
03.27.2014 , 05:50 AM | #17
Hello ,

I would like some advice as it seems i am a little stuck at the moment and i can't decide to chose my main.
I currently have:
lvl 37 - Jedi Knight Sentinel - Combat with Dark Alignment (Dark 3) - seems very hard to PVE with it and also PVP wasn't so enjoyable but i love the tree and the difficulty of rotation.
lvl 26 - Sith inquisitor Assasin - Deception - very enjoyble in PVE and PVP and very easy rotation
lvl 10 - Sith Warrior -
lvl 6 Jedi Sage
lvl 6 Smugler

Now my ratings

Defence: 6

Support(Healing): 7

Damage: 7

Light Side(Good+Lawful alignments): 5

Dark Side(Evil+Chaotic alignments): 9

Empire: 8

Republic: 6

Lightsabers: 9

The Force: 8

Tech Gadgets: 5

Guns(Blasters, Snipers, etc): 5

Armour: no preference

Dual Wielding: N/A

Big Weapons(two handed): N/A

Stealth: N/A

Method of damage: N/A

Scope of damage: N/A

Favourite SW character: Anakin / Vader

Prior MMO experience/liked class(es)/etc: Paladin - Healer - cata, Tank and Damage - BC and WOTLK; Fire Mage, Warrior Tank, Hunter MM/ SV (in this order as preference)

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Seireeni
03.27.2014 , 05:52 AM | #18
I already have a huge number of alts, but I'm curious about what you would recommend to me, so I fill this anyway if you don't mind. Just in case I feel like doing more alts to different servers. (And maybe you can help me decide which alts I should prioritize over others)
I'm assuming 0 = not important and 10 = very important

Defence: 2

Support(Healing): 5

Damage: 7

Light Side(Good+Lawful alignments): 5

Dark Side(Evil+Chaotic alignments): 6

Empire: 9

Republic: 4

Lightsabers: 5

The Force: 7

Tech Gadgets: 7 for knives, 2 for everything else (not sure if knives are counted to this, though)

Guns(Blasters, Snipers, etc): 7

Armour: Medium (not a game breaker though, since there's adaptive armor)

Dual Wielding: Doesn't matter

Big Weapons(two handed): Doesn't matter if the weapon itself isn't huge (like some assault cannons)

Stealth: Nice to have but I can live without

Method of damage: Again, burst is nice to have, especially in pvp, but I can live without.

Scope of damage: Preferring single target

Favourite SW character: If we're counting people in Expanded Universe, Thrawn and Mara Jade. From movies, I'll probably have to go with Obi-Wan.

Prior MMO experience/liked class(es)/etc: No prior MMO experience.
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Kaos_KidSWTOR
03.27.2014 , 09:27 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Seireeni View Post
I already have a huge number of alts, but I'm curious about what you would recommend to me, so I fill this anyway if you don't mind. Just in case I feel like doing more alts to different servers. (And maybe you can help me decide which alts I should prioritize over others)
I'm assuming 0 = not important and 10 = very important

Defence: 2

Support(Healing): 5

Damage: 7

Light Side(Good+Lawful alignments): 5

Dark Side(Evil+Chaotic alignments): 6

Empire: 9

Republic: 4

Lightsabers: 5

The Force: 7

Tech Gadgets: 7 for knives, 2 for everything else (not sure if knives are counted to this, though)

Guns(Blasters, Snipers, etc): 7

Armour: Medium (not a game breaker though, since there's adaptive armor)

Dual Wielding: Doesn't matter

Big Weapons(two handed): Doesn't matter if the weapon itself isn't huge (like some assault cannons)

Stealth: Nice to have but I can live without

Method of damage: Again, burst is nice to have, especially in pvp, but I can live without.

Scope of damage: Preferring single target

Favourite SW character: If we're counting people in Expanded Universe, Thrawn and Mara Jade. From movies, I'll probably have to go with Obi-Wan.

Prior MMO experience/liked class(es)/etc: No prior MMO experience.
I would say Concealment Operative would be right up your alley, you have great damage, you can burst people down, full Single Target damage, and almost all abilities are knife based. and has Medium Armor to boot!

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Cuiwe
03.27.2014 , 12:28 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by UdristeAlexandru View Post
Hello ,

I would like some advice as it seems i am a little stuck at the moment and i can't decide to chose my main.
I currently have:
lvl 37 - Jedi Knight Sentinel - Combat with Dark Alignment (Dark 3) - seems very hard to PVE with it and also PVP wasn't so enjoyable but i love the tree and the difficulty of rotation.
lvl 26 - Sith inquisitor Assasin - Deception - very enjoyble in PVE and PVP and very easy rotation
lvl 10 - Sith Warrior -
lvl 6 Jedi Sage
lvl 6 Smugler

Now my ratings

Defence: 6

Support(Healing): 7

Damage: 7

Light Side(Good+Lawful alignments): 5

Dark Side(Evil+Chaotic alignments): 9

Empire: 8

Republic: 6

Lightsabers: 9

The Force: 8

Tech Gadgets: 5

Guns(Blasters, Snipers, etc): 5

Armour: no preference

Dual Wielding: N/A

Big Weapons(two handed): N/A

Stealth: N/A

Method of damage: N/A

Scope of damage: N/A

Favourite SW character: Anakin / Vader

Prior MMO experience/liked class(es)/etc: Paladin - Healer - cata, Tank and Damage - BC and WOTLK; Fire Mage, Warrior Tank, Hunter MM/ SV (in this order as preference)
Ok. Let's see. I'll suggest two classes. Because two classes fit, but one way better. Before I say anything, how do you feel on a Sent and Sin? After you answer, you'll have these suggestions. Leave that Warrior blank tho(without AC).