This site is going to focus mainly on Star Wars The Old Republic. I intend to cover Classes, Professions, Fighting styles and techniques, and any other aspect of the game that might exist. It is also worth noting that I have signed up for the beta, and if I get in I will be posting Pictures and videos if at all possible. That way you will get to see the content just as soon as possible. With all of that in mind though the game isn't out yet, and the beta hasn't started so for right now it is a whole lot of speculation and conjecture,, so I will be covering everything Star Wars. With any luck by the time the game comes out you will have a very firm grasp of just how big of a Star Wars lore nerd I am. Who knows you might even learn something along the way too.
That brings me to the point of today's article. What Class are you going to be? On the off chance that you haven't been following the game I will briefly cover each possible class before I reveal my choice and why I want that choice.
First up we have the Trooper.
If you ever wanted to play a clone trooper now is your chance. This guy pack heavy weapons. He is the Tank for the Star Wars universe. Lots of armor, and lots of guns that is pretty much the Trooper in a nut shell.
Next we have The Smuggler
According the BioWare developers the Smuggler class is based of Han Solo, and Lando Calrissian. This is a rogue like character. They are the only class in the game that can shoot while on the run, and they get the ability to shoot while in stealth.
You can't have a Star Wars Universe without the Jedi Knight
The design idea behind this character is for those that would want to play as either Luke Skywalker or Mace Wendu. I that interests you then you would definitely want to chose this character. He is your typical Jedi Character Force powers coupled with deadly moves on the Lightsaber. Even if he didn't have the force the fact that he is able to wield one or two lightsabers makes the Jedi Knight a force to be reckoned with.
The unusual one that they have is the Jedi Consular
If you got to http://www.swtor.com/media/trailers/hope-cinematic-trailer you will be able to see a Jedi Consular in action. I'll be honest with you guys and girls The thought of a Jedi whose focus is on force powers over the lightsaber doesn't sound real appealing to me, but when you watch the video and see how she lays the Smack Down on that sith lord you might just change your mind. The Consulars are based off o Yoda, and Obi Wan Kenobi. Focused more on the use of the force they are the Jedi support characters
That wraps up the Old Republic classes. Next up to bat we have the Sith.
First up we have the Bounty Hunter
I really don't think there is any introduction needed here, but I did promise so here it goes. Boba Fett the most awesome and bad ass Bounty Hunter to ever fly through the galaxy. That who this class is based off of. If have ever wanted to play a Bounty Hunter, and come on who hasn't then this is the class for you. What we know about them is that they have all of the gadgets that we have come to love. Flame throwers, jet packs, and even sticky bombs.
Next we have the Sith Warrior
Like the consular you can see the sith warrior in action by going to http://www.swtor.com/media/trailers/deceived-cinematic-trailer you will also be able to see the Jedi Knight in the video, and the Bounty hunter. This toon is based off of Darth Vader and Darth Maul, and I mean come on who hasn't wanted to utter the words “for your sake I hope so. The emperor isn't as forgiving as I am” and have that be a very serious threat. He is like the Jedi knight in that he can wield both one and two lightsabers, and still has some pretty awesome force powers to contend with as well.
Who could forget the Sith Inquisitor
This one is based off of the emperor, and like the consular he is more focused on the force powers as opposed to the fighting aspect. It is also reported that he/she will be a much more political animal that the other classes with maybe the exception of the next one.
Speaking of the next one. It would be the Imperial Agent
This is the secret agent of the Star Wars universe. They are the first ones in and if everything goes according to plane he/she will be able to affect the battle, and no one will ever even know they are there. They get some cool features like a personal shield, and the best weapons and armor that the Sith have to offer. If you are wanting to play a political yet stealth class then the Imperial Agent is probably for you.
Now if you have read this far you are probably wondering what class I have decided to be. Truth be told it spans from when I was little and I watched Star Wars for the very first time. Even though like any young boy I loved Boba Fett and all of the other Bounty Hunters for that matter. He wasn't my favorite. I was absolutely captivated by Han Solo. The roguish character with the heart of gold has captivated me ever since, and even though I will most likely have a Bounty Hunter, and other classes as well my first one will be a Smuggler.
I hope you have enjoyed this little Journey into the world of The Old Republic, and I will see you back here tomorrow.