SWTOR Class Guide – An Introduction to the Classes

March 28th, 2011 by admin

This article is a good starting point to learn about SWTOR Class. Check out this SWTOR Complete Guides Bundle for more advanced details, insights and gameplay tactics.

The allegiance and classes featured in SWTOR are based on the big screen hit, Star Wars. As such, the two main allegiance are the Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic. The Republic are protected by the Jedi Order while the Sith Lords do the Empire’s bidding. Each of the two allegiance have four classes each from which gamers can choose from.

Starting with the Galactic Republic, the four classes are the Jedi Consular, Jedi Knight, the Smuggler and the Republic’s troopers.

Jedi Consular

This class is the negotiators of the Jedi Order and adept in political talks as well as has the ability of foresight. The class uses a lightsaber and is introduced with healing powers. A good example of the Jedi Consular is Master Yoda.

Jedi Knight

A good representation of the Jedi Knight class are Anakin and Luke Skywalker. By using the force and sword skills, these are the warriors of the Jedi Order who’s main aim is to protect the Republic’s good people. The class uses the lightsaber and sometimes full armors into battle.

Smugger

There is no Smuggler more well-known than Han Solo. This is a rogue-type class who’s survival skills are based on stealth and being agile. The Smuggler is never ever seen without his blaster, sometimes dual blasters as well in SWTOR.

Trooper

The Trooper class is a force of skilled men and women who signed up to join the Republic’s military forces to fight against the Sith Empire and protect their families and friends. This class probably has the largest blasters and the bulkiest, heaviest armors in the game.

Going onto the Empire’s classes: the Sith Warrior, Sith Inquisitor, Imperial Agent and Bounty Hunter

Sith Warrior

The Sith Warrior are loyal followers of their Sith Lords. Similarly to the Jedi Warriors, this class is depicted in SWTOR with light sabers along with the use of the Force. A good representation is Darth Vader.

Sith Inquisitor

The Sith Inquisitor is the counterpart of the Jedi Consulars for the Empire. The feature skills such as draining the life out of enemies and transferring it to allies. Basically, the Inquisitor is a support class who uses lightening force to wreak havoc. One of the famous Inquisitors is none other than Emperor Palpatine.

Imperial Agent

This is the Sith Empire’s army. Made up mostly of Sith followers, the army also include soldiers from allies of the Empire. This is a class that uses guns and firepower to deal damage. Protective gear include heavy armor.

Bounty Hunter

This is a techie Empire class who’s equipped with the latest and most advanced technology from head to toe. The Bounty Hunter is best at hiding within the shadows and tracking down specific targets.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Quest System

March 21st, 2011 by admin

The SWTOR quest system is a unique way to explore the game. While other games such as World of Warcraft, use some storyline, the choices a player makes don’t have many consequences. WoW players usually end up reading the quest then finishing it, over and over. There is no real sense of a players action having an effect on the world at large. Bioware used the experience they gained from working on games such as Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and Knights of the Old Republic to help immerse players into the world. Players choose various answers to in quest conversations. The Player gets to shape their own story through the choices they make, making it their own.

With the SWTOR quest system, players can create characters that can change during their play. Players can gain dark side or light side points through the choices they make. A player can even change their alliance if they make certain choices.

There are some similarities in SWTOR and other MMOs, mainly through the use of class quests that can help a player gain abilities and skills.

The SWTOR quest system has plenty of activity for solo play, but that’s not the only aspect of the game. It wouldn’t be a MMO if there were no social interactions. In SWTOR, some quests require a group to finish. There will be different types of group quests to experience. The SWTOR quest system has short chain world quests that players can pick up and play with strangers, while epic World Arc quests have the players experiencing a long quest line filled with adventure and excitement. Flashpoint quests are similar to the instances found in World of Warcraft, with the players going through a specific area, delving further into a unique storyline.

In multi-player quests, a player has the interesting situation of being involved in a conversation they don’t have full control over. Players pick a conversation option and each player randomly rolls a number. The player who wins that roll will respond in the dialogue, possibly changing the outcome of the conversation.

These storytelling elements of the SWTOR quest system will help improve the player’s immersion and add a interesting dynamic to the MMO genre. The individual story a player creates will definitely cement the bond between player and character, making for a fun and exciting experience.

If you’re looking for more than preliminary info, this SWTOR Guide is recommended. The manual is also available as part of a SWTOR Complete Guides Bundle; further recommended for serious SWTOR gamers.

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SWTOR Bounty Hunter Report

March 17th, 2011 by Jack Matthews

If you are looking for the most dangerous and most rewarding profession in the galaxy, Bounty Hunter is your call. Because once a Bounty Hunter marks their target, it’s either dead or alive. In SWTOR, You can choose to have your Bounty Hunter on a techy side by equiping your character with prototype shield and heavy armor, or weilding the latest gunfire and become a Mercenary. See more details and check out the latest video of a Bounty Hunter here.

More advanced contents such as tips, hints and strategies is shared over at SWTOR Bounty Hunter Guide.

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SWTOR Demo Reviewed – A Gamer’s Guide

March 15th, 2011 by Marcus

Star Wars: The Old Republic was made available, demo version that is, over the weekend. A gamer who spent some time with the demo shares his finding and experience of SWTOR with other gamers in a comprehensive article piece.

The demo was set up for groups of four. The abilities between classes also seems to overlap more, indicating a move towards hybrid type classes. The healing, damage-dealing and tanking abilities were more diversely spread among the classes. During the demo, gamers start at level 32 where there are already lots of spells, skills and abilities to test out.

The gamer tested the game as a Jedi Knight specializing as a Guardian. The class features taunting, threat abilities as well as leaping attacks from afar. The animations were given good feedback. The gamer felt that SWTOR facilitates more group cooperation than most other games. During the demo, group interaction persisted throughout. For instance, the elevator at bays will move only after all group members are on board. Perspective on the high focus on group interaction is that it could require more patience if there’s a less experienced member in the group.

Very good feedback was given for the landscapes and environment. The mobs were also beautifully designed and developed. Check out some other gamers’ impressions and game reviews.

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