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The BEST class story line


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SKazclaw
02.05.2012 , 09:04 AM | #41
Imp Agent and Warrior are my favs so far. Not sure which one is better, maybe the warrior, tho I haven't finisher neither of em.

republic story is bland so far. mate reckons bounty hunter is good.

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Icebergy
02.05.2012 , 09:16 AM | #42
So far from my experience (I have played them all, but only maxed JK so far):

1. IA
2. JK
3. SW
4. BH
5. SM
6. RT
7. SI
8. JC

Note: I have enjoyed all of them, even the JC.
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MinSung
02.14.2012 , 07:53 PM | #43
BH (lvl 50) - Great and interesting story, haven't finished companion quests. The freedom to not really roll light or dark side (as mentioned earlier), but going my own neutral way just makes the story more enjoyable. Act 1 was alright, Act 2 was very involving and fun, Act 3 was a bit slow and not really epic.

JC (lvl 19) - Just felt kinda boring, going after artifact after artifact... sigh. I may give this a 2nd try since there are a few fans on this board.

SW (lvl 38 - current) So far okay, I'm a Vader fan and going along as such. Just picked up Jaesa so its been a little bit more interesting.

SM- (lvl 14 - alt) Act I is very promising, I can't believe my **** got stolen from the get go. Great hook to pull someone into a story and chase a thief!

After I finish my SW, I will definitely roll an IA since so many people voted on it as best story! Thanks for the thread and input!

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Lumenadducere
02.15.2012 , 12:34 AM | #44
All of my classes are across the entire level range so I'm not going to list them, but some thoughts:

The Smuggler and Bounty Hunter are both much more...personal stories. Or maybe I should say interpersonal - they're more about the interactions of your character with the people they meet, rather than the external events that happen involving the character. Yes, things happen to both of them that they need to react to, and some of them are grand and entertaining, but for the most part you need to provide your characters' motivation to do things within the game. Why is your character a Bounty Hunter or a Smuggler? What led them down that path, and how would they rationalize or justify their actions? The companions for both of these classes as well seem to be a much more pivotal part of the experience as well, as there's definitely a much stronger feeling of putting together a rag-tag crew to take on whatever comes. To enjoy these stories requires that you be willing to get into your character a little bit, rather than just sit back and enjoy the story that's being told, because for a large part of the stories there's little framework.

With the Force-wielding classes, it's much more about huge external forces that the characters react to. Mostly due to the hierarchical nature of the Jedi and Sith, but also because they're at the forefront of the war between the Empire and the Republic. External events happen to these characters or involve them, and they get caught up and have to react. These are the grand, sweeping stories that everyone thinks of when they think of Star Wars, and they're the ones most directly tied into the overall storyline of the game. This may also be why the Consular story seems lacking to some - a lot of the time it's much more mellow and is about bridging the gaps between people (which is what a consular actually would do).

The IA and the Trooper are somewhere in-between. They deal with society and the world that the non-Force classes are so separate from, but they each do it in their own field. The Agent plays spy and other than a handful of Force users that come briefly into the story, their plotline revolves almost entirely around regular people. The same applies for the Trooper as well - they deal with the military and show the perspective of what it's like to be a soldier on the front lines and directly involved in the conflict. Sometimes the story falls flat, but you'd be surprised how often that happens to actual troops in war. They can have tremendous amounts of downtime where they just have to do something for the sake of doing it just so someone higher-up is satisfied. Granted, the Trooper is special forces, so that cuts down on some of this, but the general principle I think applies.

In my opinion I've enjoyed the IA storyline the most. When I first heard the rumors of BioWare working on a Star Wars MMO, I was excited at the prospect of playing a "regular guy" - someone who had to live in a place where crazy people with incredible powers perpetually fought each other over a philosophical disagreement, and in doing so dragged an entire galaxy to murder and chaos in the process. The IA has a very interesting take on that idea, and Act 3 revolves entirely around that concept. Acts 1 and 2 are set up to make you think about how you view the two Force-using sides, and for me personally I realized that being anyone other than a Jedi or a Sith - even the lowliest one - must be absolutely miserable. I lucked out and got a story that explored exactly the topic that I wanted to, and because of that the IA story will remain my favorite until whatever expansion comes out that continues the plot.

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02.02.2013 , 06:21 PM | #45
Quote: Originally Posted by BobTheTeepo View Post
The problem with the trooper is it's so unoriginal. I seriously don't think there's a story in there that's even slightly original. Not to mention, the dialogue for light side is pretty lame. Though to be fair, the act endings are worth it, it's overall still really fun.

Jedi Knight easily has the most epic story, as well as the most important story to the Star Wars universe. He accomplishes the biggest things. Thing about it is that it's not super original, although it's not typical either.

Sith Warrior is really, REALLY entertaining, light or dark you're in for some fun. It also has a very engaging story (not quite as much for act II but it's still a good act).

Imperial Agent easily has what someone like a writer would consider the "best" story. But it's important to keep in mind that it's all subjective.

From a purely objective standpoint, I'd have to say that Imperial agent has the "best" (I speculate this is because the Imperial Agent isn't directly based off of any Star Wars character, they had to make you feel like Darth Vader in SW story, or Luke Skywalker in Jedi Knight, Han solo in Smuggler etc. The Imperial agent you just had to be like a spy, which gave them a lot more room to do a good story, but that really is just a guess) while Jedi Knight has the most rewarding, and the biggest sense of "wow, this is epic" but that's just me.
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AshlaBoga
02.02.2013 , 06:26 PM | #46
1. JK
2. IA
3. SW
4. BH
5. SI

I'd put more but I've only done 5/8 so far.

And yes, I consider the JK to be better than the IA.
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DarthVitrial
02.02.2013 , 09:00 PM | #47
I tend to find the Agent story the best by far. Smuggler was pretty good too.
Inquisitor isn't all that good, but makes up for it with the most epic ending of all.
Consular acts 1 and 2 were a good time to take a nap. Act 3 was so-so.

Trooper is also so-so.

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Monoth
02.02.2013 , 10:28 PM | #48
IMO.....

The Agent Story is the best followed by BH and Sith Warrior...

I hated the Jedi Knight one, the story was cheesy and over the top.... Consular story was just boring, I know some people liked it but for me it was very boring.... Smuggler had its ups and downs, some parts were really good other parts were kind of lame, but you gotta love the Smugglers responses in the story...

I'm only half way through the trooper story and it's ok, like others have said it's kind of a typical story and predictable... I haven't tried the Inquisitor story yet....
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SithKoriandr
02.02.2013 , 10:31 PM | #49
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In case you didn't know, the Jedi Knight kills the voice, not the emperor.
last I knew, the JK killed the Emporer, but his spirit lived on to take a new body.

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Rabenschwinge
02.03.2013 , 01:35 AM | #50
Well, my favourite is the Imperial Agent. Smart, in a constant struggle but shifting fronts, never knowing who you're fighting with and ultimately making the player character change, questioning themselves and what they stand for all the time. Some elements were somewhat predictable, but even then it surprises you with intelligent dialogues, other elements surprised me altogether.

My least favourite is the Jedi Knight so far. Dump, too straightforward at the greatest glory, the greatest victory, driving evil to extreme and oneself being the good guy. Characters polarized to the excess, no reflection at all... The only nice aspects about it is certain characters among your companions who are involved in it and I really like.
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