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Is Trooper story really THAT boring? If so should i be Smuggler or Councilar?

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Is Trooper story really THAT boring? If so should i be Smuggler or Councilar?

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XCantaloupeX
04.22.2012 , 05:04 PM | #1
I have done some research and heard that the trooper story is just a drag. I am on Chapter 2 of Sith Warrior and I am loving it! Very interesting and the end of Chapter 1 was very enjoyable , It made me feel like a true sith! I played a marauder and i very much loved the dps gameplay but I am thinking of being tank or healer next, but I may still do DPS.

For my second character I am thinking of a trooper, Councilar, or Smuggler.

Trooper- I am thinking it would be cool to maybe be a Military tank with heavy armor, but i heard very bad things about the story.. My questions for Trooper are:
- Is story good?
- Is playing the class fun? Please state if your a vanguard or a commando.
- How is dialogue?
- How is it compared to smuggler story/gameplay and councilar story/gameplay?

Smuggler- I would most likely be a scoundral because I HATE the cover system.
- Is story good?
- do you feel weak? As a warrior I am feeling completely powerful and nothing can stop me, even Elites 2 or 3 levels higher than me.
- How is healing?
- How is it compared to Trooper story/gameplay and Councilar story/gameplay
- Is leveling as a scoundral healer feel boring?
-How is gameplay?


Councilar- Probably gonna heal here too because being a shadow doesnt really seem to be my thing and it seems like fun healing.
- Once again how is story?
- does leveling as a councilar healer feel boring?
- How does it compare to Trooper story/gameplay and Smuggler story/gameplay

I do not have time to play all the classes so please no comments like "play them all".... And please only answers from people with experience from atleast one class

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Akilus
04.22.2012 , 06:14 PM | #2
Yeah Trooper storyline is pretty bland so is Consular. I really like being a Smuggler because your independent your not super loyal to someone and no one is the boss to you. I am a more independent player that is probably why I am not really comfortable being alligned to a Government. But trust me Smuggler is great.

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VictorVinoda
04.22.2012 , 06:23 PM | #3
I feel like the Consular story has more impact, since you are dealing with actual republic politics and deal with solving bigger than life conflicts. Also, you get to see what happened to Bastila Shan.

My advice would be to simply try them, if you don't like them you can always delete the characters.
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AutoCocker
04.22.2012 , 06:36 PM | #4
Got 3 50's (BH/Agent/Trooper) and i have to agree that the trooper story is pretty bland. Especially when compared to my other two classes.

That being said the final battle of the Trooper story line is pretty cool (makes you feel like your in a war) and without spoiling it too much there is another part half way through the story that involves you invading a ship (trust me it's awesome). But other than those two parts it's kinda weak.

However i did roll a Vanguard and gotta say it's still my main today. The class itself is an absolute blast to play. You can tank, dps, support and all on the fly. No annoying long cast timers etc. Your pretty much a hit and move toon that can fill a variety of roles to fit any situation. Hell there are even various videos showing full trooper groups clearing hard mode operations and as a guildie once said "A trooper is all you ever need" kinda holds true.

So bottom line my input on the trooper... Story kinda sucks, has it's moments but man the class is fun to play.

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Wrathblood
04.22.2012 , 07:00 PM | #5
I love the Vanguard class to actually play, but, yeah, Trooper story is a little bland. Didn't really like the Consular story that much either. The Knight story was probably the most epic feeling, but my favorite was actually the Smuggler story. Act 1 was just awesome, in my opinion, partially because the dialogue you've got with the Act 1 villain in just awesome ("So, that's your plan for killing me? You're putting together an army of my ex-girlfriends?") though the galactic scavenger hunt plot I thought was a lot of fun.

On the other side, the Warrior story line is great (dark Jaesa has some awesome bits, and I'm in the "Vette is more amusing than annoying" camp) and feels more... alive, I guess, than any of the Pub classes except maybe the Smuggler, and I've read that the Agent story line is even better.

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Clonedzero
04.22.2012 , 07:10 PM | #6
i haven't beaten the consular story. but i got pretty far, the great thing about it is that its the closest tied to the general quests.

you know how theres always that individual planet storyline on each planet, the consulars story is almost always super tied into that as well, so it feels like one big story rather than two separate ones (at least after act 2).

the smuggler is mostly wacky antics, it doesn't feel very grand or important at all. at least compared to every other classes.

i havent played the trooper at all so i cant comment on that. but the consulars story isn't as bad as people make it out to be, its actually pretty good. my problem with it was the ultrabland male voice actor.

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erei
04.22.2012 , 07:31 PM | #7
Some answers :

My questions for Trooper are:
- Is story good?
Chapter 1 is average. Chapter 2-3 are bad. The galaxy is supposed to be at war, but yet, you are send to do errand on some minor planet. And you are supposed to be the best the republic have to offer.
- Is playing the class fun? Please state if your a vanguard or a commando.
Commando pre 1.2 : soloing was really fun. It seems vanguard is fun to, lots of aoe, and survability.
- How is dialogue?
I don't know what to say.
- How is it compared to smuggler story/gameplay and councilar story/gameplay?
Smuggler story is better so far (I'm lvl43, belsavis). It's really fun, playing as a male, a bit "cool" like Han Solo. Gameplay is a matter of taste.
Consular story is bad. Worse than trooper story. Obvious plot, boring quest.... They tried to make the quest more diplomacy oriented, which is a great idea, but it's poorly done.

Smuggler- I would most likely be a scoundral because I HATE the cover system.
- do you feel weak? As a warrior I am feeling completely powerful and nothing can stop me, even Elites 2 or 3 levels higher than me.
I play as a gunslinger, and I feel weaker than my commando. You are more a glass cannon with really limited aoe. The only one interesting comes around lvl48... Also, the only mez you have works only against droids, and it's limited. I was able to solo H2 with my commando, and unable as a smuggler. Maybe it's different as a scoundrel, but I'm not sure.
- How is healing?
I don't know for sure, but I played commando as healer, and got a friend with operative heal (mirror class). A consular have better healing. The energy management as non consular is far more fun.
-How is gameplay?
I don't know as a scoundrel, but since I'm playing consular heal, I can talk about the gameplay as healer in pve I heal my pet while he kill stuff. I usually use a tank pet in DPS stance. Honestly, It's not so fun.
If you switch to DPS for lvling purpose, you'll rely on melee skills. Even uppercut and stuff. Sounds weird.


Hope this help.

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XCantaloupeX
04.22.2012 , 07:44 PM | #8
Thanks for all the answers. Im still so tied though! All the republic classes look like so much fun! I would do a Jedi Knight if it wasnt a mirror of the warrior. I really wanna roll a bounty hunter but im gonna wait till after my republic character because i know im gonna get so bored with the same side quests...

So far heres what I got

Trooper:
-You feel powerful
-Fun gameplay
- Bad story with a few good moments

Smuggler:
-Play a small part in the galaxy
-squishy
-melee when u should be using ur gun????
-story is good and bad?

Councilar:
-Boring Diplomatic story
-Good healer

Can I have some more insight on this? And the questions stated previously?

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XCantaloupeX
04.22.2012 , 07:45 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by erei View Post
Some answers :

My questions for Trooper are:
- Is story good?
Chapter 1 is average. Chapter 2-3 are bad. The galaxy is supposed to be at war, but yet, you are send to do errand on some minor planet. And you are supposed to be the best the republic have to offer.
- Is playing the class fun? Please state if your a vanguard or a commando.
Commando pre 1.2 : soloing was really fun. It seems vanguard is fun to, lots of aoe, and survability.
- How is dialogue?
I don't know what to say.
- How is it compared to smuggler story/gameplay and councilar story/gameplay?
Smuggler story is better so far (I'm lvl43, belsavis). It's really fun, playing as a male, a bit "cool" like Han Solo. Gameplay is a matter of taste.
Consular story is bad. Worse than trooper story. Obvious plot, boring quest.... They tried to make the quest more diplomacy oriented, which is a great idea, but it's poorly done.

Smuggler- I would most likely be a scoundral because I HATE the cover system.
- do you feel weak? As a warrior I am feeling completely powerful and nothing can stop me, even Elites 2 or 3 levels higher than me.
I play as a gunslinger, and I feel weaker than my commando. You are more a glass cannon with really limited aoe. The only one interesting comes around lvl48... Also, the only mez you have works only against droids, and it's limited. I was able to solo H2 with my commando, and unable as a smuggler. Maybe it's different as a scoundrel, but I'm not sure.
- How is healing?
I don't know for sure, but I played commando as healer, and got a friend with operative heal (mirror class). A consular have better healing. The energy management as non consular is far more fun.
-How is gameplay?
I don't know as a scoundrel, but since I'm playing consular heal, I can talk about the gameplay as healer in pve I heal my pet while he kill stuff. I usually use a tank pet in DPS stance. Honestly, It's not so fun.
If you switch to DPS for lvling purpose, you'll rely on melee skills. Even uppercut and stuff. Sounds weird.


Hope this help.
Thanks for the answers! It really helps thanks!

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super-kabob
04.22.2012 , 07:49 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by XCantaloupeX View Post
I have done some research and heard that the trooper story is just a drag. I am on Chapter 2 of Sith Warrior and I am loving it! Very interesting and the end of Chapter 1 was very enjoyable , It made me feel like a true sith! I played a marauder and i very much loved the dps gameplay but I am thinking of being tank or healer next, but I may still do DPS.

For my second character I am thinking of a trooper, Councilar, or Smuggler.

Trooper- I am thinking it would be cool to maybe be a Military tank with heavy armor, but i heard very bad things about the story.. My questions for Trooper are:
- Is story good?
- Is playing the class fun? Please state if your a vanguard or a commando.
- How is dialogue?
- How is it compared to smuggler story/gameplay and councilar story/gameplay?

Smuggler- I would most likely be a scoundral because I HATE the cover system.
- Is story good?
- do you feel weak? As a warrior I am feeling completely powerful and nothing can stop me, even Elites 2 or 3 levels higher than me.
- How is healing?
- How is it compared to Trooper story/gameplay and Councilar story/gameplay
- Is leveling as a scoundral healer feel boring?
-How is gameplay?


Councilar- Probably gonna heal here too because being a shadow doesnt really seem to be my thing and it seems like fun healing.
- Once again how is story?
- does leveling as a councilar healer feel boring?
- How does it compare to Trooper story/gameplay and Smuggler story/gameplay

I do not have time to play all the classes so please no comments like "play them all".... And please only answers from people with experience from atleast one class
i hate the trooper storyline, consular is boring, smuggler is fun, i like both smuggy and consular but go gunslinger consular story is boring.