What class did Jeff say was awesome in old republic??

#1 Posted by super2j (1797 posts) -

I want to play a cool story class. Which one was the cool one? it was a sith....

#2 Posted by Animasta (14725 posts) -

imperial agent is the most un star wars class (which makes it the best one). It's filled with way more moral ambiguity than the others.

#3 Posted by buft (3320 posts) -

Sith warrior, Jeff as far as i recall always plays the most melee focused class in RPGs

#4 Posted by KlUMZeE (319 posts) -

I really enjoyed playing as the Jedi Consular, it has some pretty cool powers and the story was pretty intriguing and fun.

#5 Posted by PenguinDust (12636 posts) -

@Animasta said:

imperial agent is the most un star wars class (which makes it the best one). It's filled with way more moral ambiguity than the others.

I think that's the one Ryan liked, but don't quote me on it. I know someone on the staff was really into that class.

#6 Posted by buft (3320 posts) -

@PenguinDust said:

@Animasta said:

imperial agent is the most un star wars class (which makes it the best one). It's filled with way more moral ambiguity than the others.

I think that's the one Ryan liked, but don't quote me on it. I know someone on the staff was really into that class.

thats the one i played in the first trial weekend they did, the first few cutscenes that i got through where pretty dark. its my understanding that all the stories are pretty good though

#7 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

Imperial Agent is supposed to have the most interesting storyline. Apparently there's a whole lot of backstabbing.

#8 Posted by Animasta (14725 posts) -

@buft said:

@PenguinDust said:

@Animasta said:

imperial agent is the most un star wars class (which makes it the best one). It's filled with way more moral ambiguity than the others.

I think that's the one Ryan liked, but don't quote me on it. I know someone on the staff was really into that class.

thats the one i played in the first trial weekend they did, the first few cutscenes that i got through where pretty dark. its my understanding that all the stories are pretty good though

not really. Most of the force classes stories are way less interesting than the forceless classes.

#9 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8607 posts) -

Agent and Smuggler have pretty cool stories, I personally liked the Sith Inquis and Bounty Hunter ones as well.

#10 Posted by super2j (1797 posts) -

i think it was the imperial agent??? and it was Ryan going crazy with that one?

#11 Posted by ajamafalous (12160 posts) -

Jeff played a Sith Warrior, I believe.
Ryan definitely played an Imperial Agent.
 
Stay away from Jedi Knight/Consular if you want interesting stories, because those two are awful. Imperial Agent is good; so is Act I of Smuggler (kinda falls off after that, but the first Act was my favorite part of any of the stories I played).

#12 Posted by Mystyr_E (1195 posts) -

Trooper and Agent have the best storylines by far.

Inquisitor's story is.....ok but the line readings for full evil are awesome (especially the females)

stay faaaar away from the Consular story though, they suck.

#13 Edited by connerthekewlkid (1843 posts) -

imperial agent has the best story (but mostly because the lead writer worked directly on that one)

but i also like my trooper story as of now

#14 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

I don't know what jeff said, but Imperial Agent is fucking amazing.

#15 Edited by buft (3320 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@buft said:

@PenguinDust said:

@Animasta said:

imperial agent is the most un star wars class (which makes it the best one). It's filled with way more moral ambiguity than the others.

I think that's the one Ryan liked, but don't quote me on it. I know someone on the staff was really into that class.

thats the one i played in the first trial weekend they did, the first few cutscenes that i got through where pretty dark. its my understanding that all the stories are pretty good though

not really. Most of the force classes stories are way less interesting than the forceless classes.

To be fair the only force class i played only played the sith magic user class and that story was pretty good, all about betrayal and deciept like i imagined it would be like the first time i landed on Korriban in the original KOTOR games,i didnt touch any of the Jedi stuff, so you are probably right.

#16 Posted by super2j (1797 posts) -

So i am getting into the first mission and this seems pretty awesome. I have not spent much time in MMO's and i think the set up is really cool. I have a feeling i may be spending some time with this game.....I didnt expect this.

#17 Posted by Hilikus (280 posts) -

@super2j: I highly recommend keeping with Imperial Agent

#18 Posted by The_Ruiner (1139 posts) -

anything but Jedi Consular... most of theme are interesting.

#19 Posted by Isaiah (174 posts) -

Playing a Light Side Sith Warrior was a LOT of fun, although to be honest I played until I finished that story line and got bored and quit, so there might be better.

#20 Edited by Karkarov (3282 posts) -

@super2j said:

I want to play a cool story class. Which one was the cool one? it was a sith....

Well as a guy who has actually played more than one class to 50... if you want the best stories go Sith.

Imperial Agent has the best storyline, followed by Inquisitor, then Warrior, and Bounty Hunter isn't bad either I just think it is the worst of the Sith side.

Republic side I would advise Smuggler, Knight, Consular, and Trooper in that order. In my opinion even the best Republic story lines are only slightly better than the worst Empire ones though. I will say the Knight storyline is definitely the biggest power trip of all the class stories in my opinion.

Edit: Don't know why people seem to like trooper in earlier posts. I found it abysmally generic and predictable. Though most of the stories WERE predictable to a certain degree, even the Agent's.

#21 Posted by super2j (1797 posts) -

@Karkarov said:

@super2j said:

I want to play a cool story class. Which one was the cool one? it was a sith....

Well as a guy who has actually played more than one class to 50... if you want the best stories go Sith.

Imperial Agent has the best storyline, followed by Inquisitor, then Warrior, and Bounty Hunter isn't bad either I just think it is the worst of the Sith side.

Republic side I would advise Smuggler, Knight, Consular, and Trooper in that order. In my opinion even the best Republic story lines are only slightly better than the worst Empire ones though. I will say the Knight storyline is definitely the biggest power trip of all the class stories in my opinion.

Edit: Don't know why people seem to like trooper in earlier posts. I found it abysmally generic and predictable. Though most of the stories WERE predictable to a certain degree, even the Agent's.

this is a very informative post. How different are the stories? and If was just interested in the story, how long will it take me? Now, this question is a matter of opinion, but is the story good enough that u were satisfied, and not just for mmo standards for story.

#22 Posted by Beomoose (701 posts) -

My Sith Warrior (Marauder) just hit 50. The story has been decent enough, though if you're surprised by any of the "twists" it's probably because you've been drinking too much. My IA is only 15 and has been fairly interesting already, but I'm not all that in love with the class' mechanics. About to start a FemTrooper because I need more Jennifer Hale in my life.

#23 Edited by Karkarov (3282 posts) -

@super2j said:

this is a very informative post. How different are the stories? and If was just interested in the story, how long will it take me? Now, this question is a matter of opinion, but is the story good enough that u were satisfied, and not just for mmo standards for story.

They are different but similar in some ways. Most cross over you see is actually through interactions with your companions and not the stories themselves. For example as a Jedi Knight I had a very brief spot where I kept Kaliyo Djanis (Imperial Agent Companion) as a Hostage while one of my Companions was off doing something for her employer. You will get the kinds of story you should expect but in a good way. Don't expect say.... the Sith Inquisitor story to have much if any common ground with the Bounty Hunter story. Each character has their own agenda, their own common story NPC's, and their own personal battles.

This is not Guild Wars 2 where every character of this race with this backstory winds up doing these missions regardless of class. A Jedi Knight will never do a Jedi Consular mission and odds are will never even meet most if not all the Consular stories major NPC's. You might end up in the same place, at the same time, but story mission wise you will be there for completely different reasons and each will have a section of the map they deal with but no one else does.

The stories themselves are not "standard mmo fare". The only mmo that I feel has a better set of "story" missions is probably The Secret World. But in TSW every character gets the same story missions so it isn't quite the same thing. I was not disappointed by any of them I played but like I said.... some are definitely better than others. Also some stories are more.... "interesting" if you take a certain alignment. Normally it is a opposite approach. Like the Jedi Knight story is pretty uh.... average if you play it straight like a good little Luke. However if your character ends up looking like this by the end of the game:

The class story has a little more "flavor" to it.

#24 Posted by Brodehouse (10129 posts) -

I really liked the Trooper not necessarily for the story but just to get to be a trooper throughout the rest of the quests. I felt more connected to any quest handed out by Republic military personnel, felt more like brothers in arms than when you play as Han Solo or the space wizards. "The imps sneak attacked Blade Squadron, killed most of my men. We were transporting important data that we can't let them have. Retrieve the data, and avenge Blade Squadron, soldier." Like that felt directly me in a way that it wouldn't if I was a lightsaber dork.

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