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What could a 5th class be on either Faction?

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What could a 5th class be on either Faction?

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Lord_of_Mu
01.20.2013 , 03:04 PM | #21
I'm currently working on some ideas for a medium armor force using tech specialist with a dual wield AC for tanking and dpsing and a ranged AC for healing and dpsing. Trying to establish a similar system to the death knight rune system or in this case technique system.

Base class names, Republic / Jedi Outrider and Imperial / Sith Frontier Scout.

I'll get around to posting the suggestion and some sort of story to introduce the first of this uniquely weird class idea when I have some free time to do so.

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CelCawdro
01.20.2013 , 06:28 PM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by Lord_of_Mu View Post
I'm currently working on some ideas for a medium armor force using tech specialist with a dual wield AC for tanking and dpsing and a ranged AC for healing and dpsing. Trying to establish a similar system to the death knight rune system or in this case technique system.

Base class names, Republic / Jedi Outrider and Imperial / Sith Frontier Scout.

I'll get around to posting the suggestion and some sort of story to introduce the first of this uniquely weird class idea when I have some free time to do so.
Personally, I wouldn't put too much work into the nitty gritty. Having seen many suggestions over many years in many MMOs, I can tell you that the ones that developers are most likely to act on are the most vague and conceptual rather than specific and technical (unless it's regarding an existing aspect of the game).

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Lord_of_Mu
01.20.2013 , 06:31 PM | #23
Quote: Originally Posted by CelCawdro View Post
Personally, I wouldn't put too much work into the nitty gritty. Having seen many suggestions over many years in many MMOs, I can tell you that the ones that developers are most likely to act on are the most vague and conceptual rather than specific and technical (unless it's regarding an existing aspect of the game).
Oh I fully expect my suggestion to have 0 replies, lots of views and have nothing ever come of it.

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SithKoriandr
01.20.2013 , 06:48 PM | #24
Instead of new classes, they could focus on AGR (Alternative Galactic Relations)!!!

Why should my Bounty Hunter be forced to work with the Empire? Maybe she doesn't agree with their turning any nonhumans into slaves, maybe she's an alien to them, so why would she even want to help them? Maaaybe, the Republic would pay her better for her services!

Same goes for Smuggler. We already see a Smuggler on the IA/BH starting planet, that works for the Empire.

Could work for all the classes!

SUPPORT AGR!

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Capetoider
01.20.2013 , 07:28 PM | #25
only problem is:
bh = trooper
ia = smugler

even tough you could say bh = smugler from one point of view...


its probably because of balance... if not, i could really see a neutral faction of freelancers smuglers and bh...

but there is also the point of view of BHs being more related to the empire and the smugglers breaking the mando blockade... (see: http://www.swtor.com/holonet/galactic-history)
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amaresch
01.20.2013 , 07:52 PM | #26
I like the OPs question, but personally I think it unlikely. I agree with the very first post in reply- finish optimizing the classes, and fix bugs.

If it were to happen- maybe build a class to use all those weapons that are pretty much useless because of their stats. Maybe the new class can be politicians- and both factions can hate them equally- even ally together to fight them. Or maybe the politician's bodyguards.

Also, I'll volunteer to voice act for cheap!
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jedimasterjac
01.20.2013 , 07:56 PM | #27
There will not be a new class any time soon. Period. And don't reply saying 'well, we can still hope', or 'you don't know that!'. This game barely has the funding to provide new content. The millions it would take for new voiceovers would be outrageous.
"Perhaps you were expecting some surprise, for me to reveal a secret that had eluded you, something that would change your perspective of events, shatter you to your core. There is no great revelation, no great secret. There is only you."

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Codle
01.20.2013 , 08:04 PM | #28
Quote: Originally Posted by Capetoider View Post
a 5th class for both factions need to be a droid!
you could be able to fully custom it (either to become more like the ep1 droids, the rolling ones with shields or even like the 4 lightsaber from ep3 one) < add ac class profficience: lightsaber =D

an droid would be nice and the ac for them could be like melee or ranged where you could become tank (melee) or healer (ranged)

but i really think droid is the way to go... serves for both factions...
No, please no.

Droids would throw imbalance in PvP with stuns and CC's that do not work against them (i.e. Shadow/Sin and Op/Smuggler stealth CC) and those that ONLY work against them (i.e. Mara/Sent and, again, Op/Smuggler).

I could not see Droideka working well at all. They'd be either too fast in ball mode, or they'd be slow enough that their ball mode would look completely stupid. They're either too fast or too slow, and that wouldn't work (again, balance problems. PvE AND PvP this time)

General Grievous wasn't a normal droid, he was like a Cyborg Kaleesh if I remember correctly. That's the only reason he was using lightsabers. Droids with lightsabers are a HUGE no in my books, frankly it'd look completely ridiculous.

I've heard people bring up the droid argument so many times, and I just don't think it would work at all. Aesthetically it'd look cool, but balance-wise it just wouldn't without a revamp of a few things. Considering the imbalance of PvP classes now, and considering they've been in the state they currently are for a while now, I doubt we'd see much change.

TL;DR - Droids would be imbalanced, nty.
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themepark
01.20.2013 , 08:33 PM | #29
Sith witch/nightsister they can use light whips. Would be pretty cool.

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jedimasterjac
01.20.2013 , 08:33 PM | #30
Quote: Originally Posted by themepark View Post
Sith witch/nightsister they can use light whips. Would be pretty cool.
As far as I know Knightsisters weren't established until later on in history. Not to mention Dathomir would then be a needed planet.
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