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Bounty Hunter or Trooper- story-wise

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Bounty Hunter or Trooper- story-wise

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olvaha
01.01.2012 , 04:58 PM | #1
Hey guys!

So I', leveling a sith warrior and I'm loving the story so far. I'm thinking of making an alt right now and I've come down to the point where I'm gonna make a trooper, or a BH. I was wondering and would love to hear people's opinions from the individual storylines.

Sooo.. How would you compare the storylines? Which one is the ''better''? I keep hearing that the BH storyline is boring and I was wondering if this is true.

I plan on romancing, and I see both classes have a nice female option for that. Also, I like ethe companions of both classes.


So i would love to hear opinions guys! How do you like the story of BH/Trooper? YOu can give me a basic storyline if ya like, I'm all ears!

Eagerly waiting for all anwsers!

Cheers

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cdstephen
01.01.2012 , 05:00 PM | #2
Bounty Hunter gets really intense after the start of chapter 3.

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The HK droid that absolutely no one likes.

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Zeromentor
01.01.2012 , 05:17 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by cdstephen View Post
Bounty Hunter gets really intense after the start of chapter 3.

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Yeah, Trooper side is nothing like that.

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From what I've seen, the Trooper class (without revealing too much) makes you have to chase down a group that used to side with the Republic. Then once you find them you have to mostly kill them. Then you blow up something very important, start a war and run off to defend a planet.

Pretty basic, except your General only wants you to follow orders, which tend to be REALLY stupid or just plain moronic, and usually result in Dark Side points. On the other side, some of the Light Side options are stupid (reveal classified intel to civilians, etc) which is against the mission and your orders...

Sometimes it feels like the Devs just slapped GOOD/BAD on the options and didn't read them.
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Theodorick
01.01.2012 , 07:18 PM | #4
I would also point you to the Bounty Hunter.

I can't speak for the trooper storyline much. I played one during the beta up to level 16 only and didn't like the story or your first companion (can't say if it gets better or not later on).

I am currently playing a BH (lvl49 on Voss) and except for the second chapter, I love the story line so far. I play with my own code of honor and it mostly lead me to a LS path early game and changes to DS path as the story line advance. I absolutely love the progression of it and the way things are unfolding.

I loved the first chapter. I believe it did a pretty good job of throwing you right into what you would expect the bounty hunter's typical life to be and adds some twists to it. I also liked that it gives you a clear goal right away. Everything you do is in order to achieve something specific and not only because you were told to do it. In general, I liked the light/dark side options in the chapter one. I don't recall thinking many of them seemed weird or out of place. The end of chapter 1 is also pretty epic.

Chapter 2 however, was a huge disappointment for me. Taris & Hoth themselves (beside the nice atmosphere/art) have in my opinion completely forgettable story lines and side quests. It seems it was just an in-between to make up for what was before and what will come next. Even the LS/DS options were plain stupid (mostly Taris) at some point where it was a choice between plain denial of the reality or simple "sorry I follow orders" type of excuses. Your companions encounters are the only memorable part of that chapter for me.

Now chapter 3. This is where the real amazing part begins in my opinion. With the way I play my character I am now leaning towards a much darker path and I love the progression of my character since it's creation. You also are reintroduce with a clear goal/purpose as well. I have not finished it, but like others said, your ultimate goal seems pretty epic. The LS/DS options seems to start making more sense again.

One last thing I could tell you about the BH I loved over all the other class I've played so far are the companions themselves. There is not one single companion I do not like. Their personality and voice acting are just superb. If you do not enjoy the story line that much. I think they could very well carry you through it all the way to 50.

Romance
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I Hope it helps you decide a little bit.


Pardon the mistakes I might have missed, english is not my main language.

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Durzaka
01.01.2012 , 07:59 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by cdstephen View Post
Bounty Hunter gets really intense after the start of chapter 3.

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i JUST started ACT III 20 minutes ago and im going holy ****, holy ****, holy ****. THIS is what the class stories should be like.

BH all the way for story.
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traft
01.01.2012 , 08:05 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Theodorick View Post
One last thing I could tell you about the BH I loved over all the other class I've played so far are the companions themselves. There is not one single companion I do not like. Their personality and voice acting are just superb. If you do not enjoy the story line that much. I think they could very well carry you through it all the way to 50.

Romance
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I am a little disappointed with the companions in terms of developing a relationship with them, it feels far inferior to the Dragon Age system and that was just a stand alone game with a very finite amount of game play involved in that game.

In terms of Mako you went from nowhere to married in 5 minutes and that was it and she has no conversation options left, it is like a Britney Spears marriage.

Not talking relationship alone, the companions seem to be very lite in terms of their involvement, they either like or dislike the choices you make, give you a handful of conversation options at various affection levels and you get a couple of quests. It seems very bland, feels inferior to the DA system and it should have been far more advanced for an MMO version which will have a massively different game time played.

I believe the companions should have been one of the major sources of quests and story advances, not just the one you are boning. I also found it very difficult to raise the affection with multiple companions outside of just dumping gifts on them which to me seems a pointless expense/time investment given the lack of their involvement other than them doing crew stuff for me.

As a Powertech I found I was forced to stick with Mako irrespective how much I liked or disliked her or how much I would have preferred to be with Blizz just because I needed a healer.

I think companions should also have had a class customisation slot which you got to pick/purchase one and it would give them the abilities of a healer, ranged dps, melee dps, melee tank, ranged tank based on what you chose. It would then allow you to pick the companion you liked the most rather than one you were forced to take due to what you needed for gameplay.

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TheJollyRogers
01.01.2012 , 09:25 PM | #7
Chiming in that the BH storyline was absolutely awesome. Especially Act 3. Act 3 makes you feel like a total stud.
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Theodorick
01.02.2012 , 12:20 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by traft View Post
I am a little disappointed with the companions in terms of developing a relationship with them, it feels far inferior to the Dragon Age system and that was just a stand alone game with a very finite amount of game play involved in that game.
I would like to first say I agree with you completely.

However, I believe you are lacking a little bit of perspective in your assessment of the companions. If I compare my companions interaction, character development and utility to you with something like Dragon Age or Mass Effect it will be obviously inferior. You're talking about a game where the companions are as big a deal as the gameplay or the whole experience itself. Remove the conversation, companions' quests & utility/customization from DA and you cut the heart of the game in my opinion.

For a MMO, I believe ToR offer a unique experience with the companions. I've played other MMO (not all so limited experience) and from that experience I consider my interaction with them far more deeper than taking on glorified pets with human shape in as henchmen.

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olvaha
01.02.2012 , 03:11 AM | #9
Wow, thanks for all the answers guys! Bounty hunter story sounds total ******, what I would expect really. I already have a lvl 10 BH, so I guess I'm gonna go level him now.

Great comments guys, keep it up, love hearing your opinions!

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Chasted
01.02.2012 , 03:38 AM | #10
From playing through the Trooper Story it has some nice moments but there is no general plot line that all three acts follow (Apart from "You're in the Old Republic doing solder stuff"). You are just a Special Forces Republic Solider being ordered to do things fitted to your squad. There was very little drive apart from "Following orders".

There was a little mystery in Act 1/prologue but that was quickly ignored. I found act 1 the best out of the three in fact; it was brilliant. You were doing more than just "following orders" and it had some degree of emotional investment.

Act 2; it kinda felt like they didn't have any idea what to do with act 2 and just went "Hey... What exactly should we do for act 2?" (And you're just "following orders")

Act 3 you're "following orders" for the Republic War effort.

However I can say the Trooper has some particularly awesome companions. M1-4X getting a special mention (Like HK-47 he's so gung-ho about one thing that only a droid could pull it off and escape uncanny valley)

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