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So I'm starting Swtor, what class should I play?

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So I'm starting Swtor, what class should I play?

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Booj
12.15.2011 , 01:07 AM | #1
Title says it all, I'm on the Sith side and don't really know what I'll want to do. I play a healer in the other mmo, but I'm not sure if I want to continue healing in this one.

The two I'm leaning towards are Bounty Hunter and Imperial Agent, but I don't really know what I want to do in the world.

What's fun? What's not? Where can I get some in depth information about all the classes and what they do?

Thanks in advance;
Leadfoot352

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aarowill
12.15.2011 , 01:15 AM | #2
ok the bounty hunter is amazingly fun.
I started one with alot of doubts, but instantly fell in love with the combat, its just amazing.

Imp agent you will love the cover based play, its awesome, theres nothing funner then seeing 3 enemies, diving behind cover, throwing a grenade that kills 2 of them, then popping up and dropping the last guy with your sniper rifle.

the other 2 classes are great fun aswell, especially if you love the whole lightsaber thing.
but they feel pretty standard in combat, melee wise. force lightning and force choke are hell fun though.


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enfamous
12.15.2011 , 01:17 AM | #3
play what interest YOU

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Lasica
12.15.2011 , 01:20 AM | #4
Read around the forums, look into the classes in a bit more details.

Both the bounty hunter and agent are very fun classes to play. If I was to pick one I'd take the bounty hunter because the cover mechanic can be a little difficult to get used to at first and isn't for everyone. That's my personal choice though, you might find you prefer the agent.

Try them out, see how you go. If you don't like one it's not the end of the world, just swap over to a different class.

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aarowill
12.15.2011 , 01:20 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by enfamous View Post
play what interest YOU
you know thats probably the worst answer to give right?

The reason people ask is because they want more info on the classes, based on peoples experiences with them, then if something sparks their interest, they can look closer at that class.

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krekka
12.17.2011 , 02:06 AM | #6
i started with imperial agent and havent looked back the story is pretty amazing and the combats a lot of fun. ive played bh a bit and theyre a ton of fun to

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Aryndelin
12.17.2011 , 08:13 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Booj View Post
Title says it all, I'm on the Sith side and don't really know what I'll want to do. I play a healer in the other mmo, but I'm not sure if I want to continue healing in this one.

The two I'm leaning towards are Bounty Hunter and Imperial Agent, but I don't really know what I want to do in the world.

What's fun? What's not? Where can I get some in depth information about all the classes and what they do?

Thanks in advance;
Leadfoot352
Bounty hunter is more straight forward "pew pew" with blaster and gadzet usage.

Imperial agents are more tactical be it with cover system or stealth.

I found both stories fun, granted nothing beats the female IA voice :P

Imperial operative and bounty hunter mercenaries can dps or heal.

Bounty hunter powertech can dps or tank.

Sniper is all about dps.

Bounty hunters use one blaster pistol or dual wield them (depending on advanced class).
Imperial agents use a blaster shotgun thing or sniper rifle.

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konrathai
12.17.2011 , 08:29 AM | #8
SI - sorc = range dps like playing a mage/warlock (or healing tree priest)
Assassin = stealth and burst dps

SW - like a warrior can tank or dps what ever one you prefer
up close and personal

BH - BOBA FETT !!!!! - gun wielding armour wearing toons - nice story

IA - Sniper (ronseal - does what it says on the tin)
operative - jack of all trades - healer



hope that helps

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Sabredance
12.17.2011 , 10:22 AM | #9
Bounty Hunter is a good starter class.

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neocoma
12.17.2011 , 01:09 PM | #10
If you want to pvp and dont get chopped on sight by CC and whatnot play everything you like except the Sith warrior.