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Rugi's Avatar

12.26.2012 , 09:04 AM | #1
So the time has come to level up a new alt with those lovely EXP boosts from the Cartel Market. My main is a Immortal Juggy and currently I am torn between the Assassin and Sniper advanced classes for my next toon. Apples and oranges, I know. My delimma is that while the Agent story is amazing I prefer the gameplay of the Assassin, though the Inquisitor's storyline isn't as enthralling. Good, but I get pulled much deeper into the Agent's story when I play.

What is one to do? I have both in their 20's so I need to decide which one to stick with to 50. Yes I know I can level both, but I'd rather not try and raise 2 toons to 50 simultaneously. Too expensive. Playstyle wise I'm leveling as Darkness on the Assassin for the survivability and instant Flashpoints when I decide I need more orange gear. Will probably bounce between Darkness and Madness for PvP. The Sniper is...well....a Sniper. All he is is damage, albeit 3 flavors of damage. The cover mechanic neither annoys or pleases me, so it's not really a factor.

I know it's a personal question, but I'm just looking for general insight onto the matter to perhaps gain a different viewpoint.

So, story vs. gameplay. Which would you choose?

_biddan_'s Avatar

12.26.2012 , 01:08 PM | #2
if you want to play more like an assassin and you enjoy the agent's story why don't you roll operative?
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Rugi's Avatar

01.01.2013 , 10:33 PM | #3
Because the Operative's damage is laughable when compared to any other dps class and I really have no interest in healing.

Sanctioned's Avatar

01.02.2013 , 12:57 PM | #4
Well, depending on your personality and tolerances, the story may come 2nd to gameplay. Because story is something you get in waves during questing, while gameplay is always present 100%. Meaning if you hate the cover mechanic, chances are your love of the IA story won't be enough to keep you fumbling through the gameplay aspect.

I would just go Concealment Ops and not worry about being top lol-DPS, but you might be too worried about that to consider playing it.

My suggeston would be stick with Assassin, as that's the gameplay you enjoy. I'm actually building a Sin-tank right now and lvl 35 so far.
(Black Vulkars) Bastion: Dregs - 50 Operative , Dresni - 50 Assassin Fapmonster - 50 Vanguard
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