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Race ability differences


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Sarduth
12.14.2011 , 01:51 PM | #1
What are the differences between the races? I know each race has a base ability but is this an advantage or just some extra fluff? Example would be the cybor's scan ability. Does this do much of anything? Are certain races better for certain classes? Going to be playing a BH as a main.

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JCDIP
12.14.2011 , 01:52 PM | #2
Yea I am interested to know as well.
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DelvanVellar
12.14.2011 , 01:52 PM | #3
All of the race's special abilities are "social" abilities. They do not affect combat in any way.

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ElektronJohn
12.14.2011 , 02:00 PM | #4
Here's a video of the racial social abilities.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnqPDGxvZjs
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Knuut
12.14.2011 , 02:02 PM | #5
I found this http://www.starwarsmmolevelingguide....cies-revealed/ dont know if its correct though. if its correct however, there seem to be some passive bonus differences.
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JCDIP
12.14.2011 , 02:04 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by DelvanVellar View Post
All of the race's special abilities are "social" abilities. They do not affect combat in any way.
Ok, Thanks! I really didn't read up on this, I was hoping it would have combat effects.
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JinsGhost
12.14.2011 , 02:05 PM | #7
I'm curious about this too. I played a Zabrak in beta and his racial ability was to inspire loyalty but it's not like I was worried about my companions betraying me or anything. I honestly have no idea when these abilities even come in to play or how they affect any of the gameplay.
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lucasomega
12.14.2011 , 02:11 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Sarduth View Post
What are the differences between the races? I know each race has a base ability but is this an advantage or just some extra fluff? Example would be the cybor's scan ability. Does this do much of anything? Are certain races better for certain classes? Going to be playing a BH as a main.
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=20135

There's a list of them. And there's also a video someone posted earlier in the thread (although it doesn't really show their effects like it should).

They are only social emotes and provide no bonuses.
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Bramblerose
12.14.2011 , 02:13 PM | #9
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDPeGtq054w

This videos show the relevant triats effects on those around you unlike the first linked.

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Rekija
12.14.2011 , 02:29 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by JCDIP View Post
Ok, Thanks! I really didn't read up on this, I was hoping it would have combat effects.
Bioware did that at one stage of beta and it didn't stick (different racials at the time, but in combat bonuses).

They don't want you to pick a race for an advantage. Pick it for looking how you want or RP/Lore reasons.
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