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"Girlfriend Friendly" classes?

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chuixupu
11.23.2012 , 02:40 PM | #21
If she really gets into the game, she'll probably start making choices on her own eventually. The first MMO I ever played, my boyfriend suggested what to play. Several months later, I rerolled a different class, became way better at the game than him, was promoted to officer, etc...

Honestly I don't think you can really predict what anyone will like. So far on the Republic side I enjoyed the Consular story more than the Smuggler. I don't mean to get too cliche, but maybe going Sage is the simplest idea.
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Memo-
11.23.2012 , 03:00 PM | #22
I'd say going double-Scoundrel might be a good idea. You heal, she picks either dps-spec. The stealth factor brings a lot of fun into the game. And if she wants to try out healing, you can always switch roles.

Also, you might of course consider throwing in another set of characters you'd play together. At the moment me and my girlfriend play two shadows (Infiltration both, level ~30) and a marauder/assassin-pair (I tank, ~lv16). I kinda pointed her to pick up Shadow as her first character, but not directly. She would've maybe preferred to go Imperial, but I pointed out the harsh truth that me and my friends play mostly Republic, so she'd get company more easily there - and later we worked over this and made the Imperial pair. She was set on playing dps, so I presented the possibilities to her. She was intrigued by stealthing, so it came down to Scoundrel or Shadow, and in the end, the double-bladed lightsaber was the point that made her pick Shadow. She played Tython and Coruscant alone and I joined her on Nar Shaddaa (did Hammer Station before that, though). And we're having great fun, even when duoing the content as double-dps - although we're advancing kinda slowly as she started in mid-September.
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grallmate
11.23.2012 , 04:28 PM | #23
Quote: Originally Posted by chuixupu View Post
If she really gets into the game, she'll probably start making choices on her own eventually. The first MMO I ever played, my boyfriend suggested what to play. Several months later, I rerolled a different class, became way better at the game than him, was promoted to officer, etc...

Honestly I don't think you can really predict what anyone will like. So far on the Republic side I enjoyed the Consular story more than the Smuggler. I don't mean to get too cliche, but maybe going Sage is the simplest idea.
Yeah that was my thinking. I was just looking for something to get her in the door and (hopefully) hooked.

Thanks to those that provided constructive feedback (and read the thread before posting). As I said a couple of times, she just wants to be told what to play to start with. She's never played an MMO before so has no idea about class differences, roles, mechanics or any of the distinguishing things.

She's started a Bounty Hunter and I'm pairing it with an Operative healer.. Couldn't help but laugh when the first thing her character said was "When do I get to start killing stuff", followed by her spending the next 10 minutes telling me to stop talking because she was busy killing stuff.
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clearsighted
11.24.2012 , 12:46 AM | #24
Quote: Originally Posted by grallmate View Post
Thanks for the thoughts. Thats almost exactly what I thought at first. Then she decided she wanted to run Republic and the mirrors just aren't as cool. I wanted to start on the same planet as her but dual stealthers does have a certain (massive) appeal.

Might have to try again to convince her to run Sith side. Any other inputs?
Assassin or pyro PT worked for me. She was happy to do well in PvP. She'll really enjoy the shared dialogue. There's also no reason you can't level up the class that shares the planet with her, then level up another you want to play more. It's only to 10.

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Cleet_Xia
11.24.2012 , 11:41 AM | #25
My wife started playing about 5 months after I did. Now she wants to play more than I want to.

It doesn't matter which class or spec she plays. She doesn't want to play because she finds the game interesting, she wants to play because you do, and she'd like to be able to enjoy something that you enjoy. It's a chance to spend some time together, without you getting all ,"GAWD this movie is BORINGS!" And she wants to understand why you enjoy the game. ~it's gonna kinda suck the fun out of playing the game, until she gets past all that and starts enjoying the game by herself.

My wife is pretty new to gaming & her last game before TOR was Plant's vs. Zombies. She's healing Hardmodes now. And she has never been a Star Wars fan.

My advise is.

1. Try not constantly coach her, let her enjoy being a newb & then help her figure out how to play better when she asks.
2. Have her play a ranged class
3. avoid stealth & the positional attacks (ie backstabbing) ~ she's going to be a keyboard turner ~ get used to it
4. avoid the melee classes & tank specs because the knockbacks & goofy camera angles get old.
5. Don't plan on PvPing together, let her explore that on her own if she's interested
6. Don't bury her under crafted gear "gifts" too hard - it takes the excitement out of recieving a new gear drop.
7. Don't underestimate her ability to learn, or overestimate how difficult it is play this game.
8. Get your patience ready, she's going to do some weird stuff (my wife is unable to pass up an exploding barrel)
9. make sure she understands "respecing" and that she's not stuck with those choices, have her build her own spec, and play around her newb choices ~ it's actually quite fun.
10. play to complement the capacity of her toon, and play at her pace.

Commando & sage are probably going to be her best bets Rep side. - either way she'll enjoy the story with either Yuon or Garza. My wife is playing on 6 different toons now. She finds all of the stories interesting except for the Knight story - which she watched me play when we leveled her main.
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Fallerup
11.24.2012 , 08:38 PM | #26
For easiness, there can be no easier class to play than pyro powertech/Assault Specialist Vanguard. press 4-5 buttons to kill stuff. I'm not saying you will play it well, but it is doable. to play it well, you need more buttons:

basic pyro rotation: TSO - IM - TD- RS - FB - RS (If PPA Procs) (the 5 buttons I was talking about), if she picks republic, find the abilities that mirror these.

the Acronyms list, if you dont know the abilities by heart can be found here: http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=431883

for PvE, use this spec: http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#301hMbZ0cZfhrbzGhrs.2 or the vanguard spec that's like this one.

enjoy Oh and, if she's not into the whole dark side thing, boounty hunter is a good class to play as Mako likes light side choices.
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11.25.2012 , 12:48 AM | #27
I think when it comes to someone new playing the game here are my thoughts on it.

1) Do what most people enjoy. (Stick with a dps class)
2) Generally try to stay with Range-- it allows for much more relaxing gameplay (referring to the leveling process)
3) Be sure they enjoy the class visually (Most girl I know avoid Troopers/Sith Warriors, etc. You probably have a vague idea of what classes she likes or dislikes)
4) Don't stress em out, if they want to start out as a clicker let them. Let them improve at their own rate, help but don't force progression.
5) Prepare for slow leveling, flashpoints, etc. (Know you're going to carry most of the weight)

If you got those down, they'll do fine.
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Sith_Creed
11.26.2012 , 12:16 AM | #28
Quote: Originally Posted by SnazzyMcSplendid View Post
So... she wants you to choose for her? Well... fair enough, then, I guess.
Shameless and pointless necroquote, but I found this hilarious.
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Anyway, I would recommend you start as her being a sorc and you being a warrior, or vice versa. I find Korriban to be, by far, the easiest and least annoying starting planet, and I think if she gets bored early, she'll be much more likely to not want to play. If she isn't annoyed right away, she might get more sucked in. Although you'll have to pick your server wisely, because some of the Korriban general chats are the most wretched of wretched hives of scum and villainy.
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Petnil
11.26.2012 , 06:45 PM | #29
Storywise noone can tell what story anyone enjoys the most. I liked the consular story better than the JK story even if the general consensus seems to be the JK story is better. Beeing tank or heal or dps is a personality thing. Realy hard to say if someone would enjoy tanking. I enjoy tanking more than dps, when you have a decent group. People not letting me pull as tank and start out with mass aoe can be stressing. In a good group tanking is easy and fun.

dps gets boring in the long run imo. Healers and tanks generally have more resposibility and that makes the game more challenging. Imo pick any class that have a chance to respec tank or healer. That way you have a choice to try another type of gameplay.

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GARhenus
11.26.2012 , 09:26 PM | #30
You prolly picked something for her by now, but for others, a good choice would be something that goes well with your current character

if you're dps, have her get healer or tank and vice versa. having 2 of the same class will boil down to - let's just attack this thing and get it over with -derp-

makes it fun when you're playing together if 1's abilities compliment the other's