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Would you like to see a Droid class?

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Would you like to see a Droid class?

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Eroex
01.08.2012 , 07:07 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Tenacity View Post
Utility droid and Combat droid as the two ACs? Also, I think droid companions fit better than animals.


So, the basic class would be "Droid", there could be 2 or 3 different 'race' options to provide the player with different types of chassis' to choose from (Big bulky look, protocol droid look, assassin droid look, etc.). I'd use heat or power/energy as the class resource.

Basic Class Abilities:
-Heavy Armor / Droid Armor
-Blaster Pistol
-'Modes', similar to jedi 'stances' that change how you fight, I'd probably have two modes for the base class:
Repair Mode: increases hitpoint regeneration in and out of combat, reduces damage dealt
Combat Mode: increases damage dealt

1st Advanced Class: Utility Droid - hybrid healer / tank
-Gains proficiency: shield generators
-Gains two 'modes':
Sentry Mode: Increases threat generation, armor, and sheild chance, reduces healing by 50%
Maintenance Mode: Increases healing dealt, reduces threat generated, increases resource regeneration rate
-Gains healing abilities
-Gains high threat damage abilities
-Gains defensive abilities
Utility droids would have much lower damage than any other class, but much higher survivability due to the combination of healing and tanking in one AC (which we dont see with any other class).

Talent Tree 1: Support Protocols - provides healing bonuses
Talent Tree 2: Defensive Protocols- provides tanking bonuses
Talent Tree 3 (shared): Advanced Programming - provides damage over time abilities and self-buffs

2nd Advanced Class: Combat Droid - Damage dealer
-Gains proficiencies: Blaster Rifles, Assault Cannons, Techblades, Techstaffs
-Gains two 'modes':
Siege Mode: Increases damage dealt with blaster pistols, blaster rifles, and assault cannons, reduces energy damage taken by 10%
Assassination Mode: Increases damage dealt with techblades and techstaffs, reduces kinetic damage taken by 10%
-Gains damage abilities with both ranged and melee weapons
A damage dealer that can alternate (out of combat) between melee and ranged roles.

Talent Tree 1: Assault Protocols - provides ranged combat bonuses
Talent Tree 2: Assassination Protocols - provides melee combat bonuses
Talent Tree 3 (shared): Advanced Programming - provides damage over time abilities and self-buffs


For the class' five companions...
1. Utility Droid (like t7), healer-type companion
-. Ship Droid (protocol droid used by either faction)
2. Probe Droid (like the imperial probe droids), ranged damage-dealer companion
3. Guard Droid (like those used near imperial and republic bases), melee tank companion
4. Assassination Droid (similar to hk-57 models or scorpio), melee damage-dealer companion
5. War Droid (Like m1-4x or similar three/four legged heavy war droids used by either faction), Ranged tank companion
This whole thing fails to keep the whole you cant tank and heal with the same class.

might wanna split that up, making one a melee and one a ranged.

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VioletZero
01.08.2012 , 10:20 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Tenacity View Post
He's asking for a class, not a race, at least that's what the title suggests - in which case, romances and such wouldnt be a problem, as they simply wouldnt be included in the droid's class quests.

As for the droid being a companion rather than a leader... that's debatable, but you're right in that it doesnt make much sense for humanoids/aliens to follow a droid as companions. The obvious fix for this is to give the droid class a bunch of droid companions instead of 'living' companions.

I do think it'd be an interesting class to play, though.
I think that's where the story element comes in.

At first, maybe your companion would just be another droid or maybe a (crazy) mechanic who believes droids are the future. And then slowly, but surely, people start realizing how competent you are as a leader despite being a droid.
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Votum
01.08.2012 , 11:32 AM | #13
Guys how would you have a twilek or human Droid? It'd obviously have to be a race with class restrictions o.o

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Votum
01.08.2012 , 11:33 AM | #14
Oh and when you said play a Droid I immediately thought of how cool it would be to be a battle Droid and ha e your mount be you rolling

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Faolon
01.08.2012 , 12:13 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Votum View Post
Guys how would you have a twilek or human Droid? It'd obviously have to be a race with class restrictions o.o

This was, essentially, my point in my earlier post.
It makes ZERO sense for it to be a class unless you're like Robocop or something.
It would have to be a race that does not have the luxury of selecting a class.



Quote: Originally Posted by Votum View Post
Oh and when you said play a Droid I immediately thought of how cool it would be to be a battle Droid and ha e your mount be you rolling
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VioletZero
01.08.2012 , 12:20 PM | #16
How about a class that does not have a race selection?

Instead, to make up for it, you'd have a wider variety of chassis that you can select from.
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seven_deadlies
01.08.2012 , 12:59 PM | #17
I could see it one of two ways...

1) Make it a race, that can be any non-Force using class.

2) Make it a race, with its own specific class(es).

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VioletZero
01.08.2012 , 01:01 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by seven_deadlies View Post
I could see it one of two ways...

1) Make it a race, that can be any non-Force using class.

2) Make it a race, with its own specific class(es).
1 wouldn't work because Droids are viewed very differently compared to organics.

2 is personally what I am suggesting. Droid would be its own race and own class.
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seven_deadlies
01.08.2012 , 01:17 PM | #19
When droids go long enough without a memory wipe, they start to develop very unique personalities.

Also, it could be an experiment. Testing how giving droids personalities on purpose would turn out.

The Sirius Cybernetics Corporation could invent a concept called Genuine People Personalities (GPP) which imbue their products with intelligence and emotion.

Then your droid could be anything they wanted to be... except use the Force.

IG-88 was a Bounty Hunter.
The typical battle droid could be seen as a Trooper.
Sophisticated assassin droid could be an Agent.
And a droid who stole his owner's ship and went... Solo... could be a Scoundrel.


However, I do think the "race/class unto itself" works better. Classes are somewhat regulated by the gear they can or can't use. If a squishy class could wear heavy armor (as most droid parts are) they wouldn't be as squishy.

Back in the old pen and paper days, we had an assassin droid who could swap chassis. So it could be R2 today, and 3P0 tomorrow...

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Chomag
01.08.2012 , 01:34 PM | #20
A race most definitely. Could be a sentient AI or a human conscience downloaded into a droid hdd.
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