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Body type preferred for each class.

jgelling's Avatar

04.29.2012 , 03:06 PM | #11
Body type 2 is perfectly proportioned - you have to keep in mind that although at the very beginning of the game - with slave/street clothes you'll seem a bit undersized, by the time you slap robes/armor on body type 2 your character turns into a big dude/huge chick. Body type 1 is a tiny child, and 3 is some sort of Wookie man. And personally, I'd be worried about asthma playing a type 4 with these maps

So yeah, type 2 is the perfect proportion, especially when serious armor starts being applied.

thepilk's Avatar

04.30.2012 , 12:50 AM | #12
They really need a body type 2 and half. 3 is just too big unless you are trying to make your character look like brock sampson, and 4's only use is mixing with the mirilan race to make shrek in game.

SonicFox's Avatar

06.05.2012 , 10:53 PM | #13
Body type 3 for any female characters just so they are eye level with type 2 males.

All but four classes are body type 2 (or 3 for girls).

Bounty Hunters and Troopers look best as body type 3. Warriors looks good as 2, but for Juggernauts 3 is perfect, though Marauders can be beefy too. Same applies to Guardians, just not sure about Sentinels as they are the only class I can't decide between 2 and 3 for my Knight run.

Twickers's Avatar

06.05.2012 , 11:00 PM | #14
My female toons are always type 1, what can I say it just looks sexy. Cept for my beloved juggy, she went type 4 and is damn sexy with it.

as for males my sentinel was type 2 and my vanguard I made type 3, though I found for commando's type 3 really looks the best with them (my own personal opinion).

Type 1 is just too silly looking for anything except maybe an agent/smuggler, they're the only ones who look right to me with it. And I hate 4, I really do, I just face-palm at any type 4 people I see running around, to each their own but type 4 is so cartoonishly out of place it's really not even funny to me.

Ngamok's Avatar

06.06.2012 , 01:35 PM | #15
For me, the Trooper and Bounty Hunter show off their armor better in Body Type 3 but I find that certain races don't look as good in 3. For instance, Body Type 3 is amazing for both Zabrak colors and Twi'lek. But Chiss and Ratataki look better as Body Type 2. Cyborg look good as 2 and 3. Body type 1 looks too skinny. Body Type 4 looks good for all but Smuggler because his duster fits weird on the bigger body type. This is all males.

Female Body Type 4 looks good for light and heavy armor, but weird for medium. Body Type 3 is too tall for me. Body Type 2 is the norm for me and 1 is too skinny with the exception of Twi'lek looks good in 1 too.
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mfrazie's Avatar

06.06.2012 , 02:38 PM | #16
I think body type 3 suits the voice acting of Troopers, Sith Warriors and especially Bounty Hunters. I like body type 2 for every other class, especially the Jedi because the force is suppose to be the power that they rely on--not physical strength.

My main is a Commando with body type 3. I think it just looks silly to have a small guy hauling around that huge gun.

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06.06.2012 , 06:09 PM | #17
My chiss operative male is body type 1. It really does look the best imo, it looks silly in character creator.
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Knockerz's Avatar

06.06.2012 , 09:47 PM | #18
I say for female body type one is perfect, but body type 2 can work too. For male characters only 2 and 3 work. The fatman option is unacceptable.
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Diplomaticus's Avatar

06.08.2012 , 05:43 AM | #19
I think that it really depends on your attitude towards the game. If you want your characters to look realistic, body type 2 for both genders is the way to go.

I however think of it as a game in a totally unrealistic fantasy/sci-fi setting, which allows for more freedom, without being detrimental to your gaming experience.

My females are all body type 1. This is because it is, in a gaming experience, the sexiest type. Most men think slim = good, and I'm no different. Obviously, in real life any girl with that waist size would look disturbingly anorexic, but here it's simply not the case, because your girls get it, while retaining those great, flimsy curves. Completely unrealistic (and perhaps slightly sexist), but great for games like this.

For males, every body type works. I only have two male characters, and they're type 1 and type 3, respectively. My type one is a Rattataki Sith Assassin, who behaves like a total brat (sarcastic, egotistical and vain). His posture gives him a subtle comical dimension, but his ego is big enough not to feel like a clown when playing him.

My type 3 is my Human Operative. Most people go for the smaller builds when playing agents, but I think my guy is the coolest agent I've seen so far. When I made my Operative, I wanted to make him really scary-looking. Not by giving him scars or sith affliction stuff. In the end, I came up with a character looking like Jafar off Disney's Aladdin - on STEROIDS. With yellow eyes, which turned out to be a nice subtle touch. Combat looks great as well - when I swing that huge body of mine to pierce an enemy's spine with my dagger, it looks amazing. Not to mention it's way cooler to see this physically threatening man stealth about than that scrawny guy that nobody would notice anyway. The contrast with the voice acting is also great - the high, fast-talking whispering voice works great alongside my towering posture. I can totally imagine this conversation:

Watcher 6 - Hey, lad. You new here?
Fixer 11 - Yes, sir. Jolly glad to be here, sir.
Watcher 6 - Absolutely fabulous. Say, could you help me out here? I need this file to reach Cipher 9's office, but I er... I happen to be quite busy doing... somethin.
Fixer 11 - Oh, it's no bother, sir.
Watcher 6 - Oh, you have my thanks. His office is down that corridor. Good luck!


Fixer 11 - (knocks) Excuse me, is this Cipher 9's office?
Me - (softspokenly) Yes, enter.
Fixer 11 - (comes in) Well, I was asked to deliver this - SWEET MOTHER OF THE EMPEROR!! (faints)

Frog_brains's Avatar

06.08.2012 , 11:16 AM | #20
I kind of agree with most of what was said with certain classes and more importantly voice affects the look of the character. My main is a consular and I picked the type 3 body type for him. (voice unheard) and i'm glad I did that deep booming voice wouldn't seem right coming out of the type 1 or even type 2 body, Type 4 would be ok with the consular as well IMO.

My Two female characters 1 is a scoundrel and she's type 2 body type (cyborg), and my sith inquisitor is a RAtataki in type 4 and with the no hair her proportions seem to work.

My other 2 alts ( a Sentinal (zabrak) and a trooper (miraluin) are both type 2 bodies because i feel the voice feels more suited to the body style.

I am thinking of rolling a type 4 body style, with the sith mirror of the guardian just because i think it'll look cool