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Pwnzor326
01-27-2009, 06:21 PM
Who here is actually gonna play someone besides a Jedi or Sith?

jrrtoken
01-27-2009, 06:32 PM
I might, if the other classes aren't relatively dull. This also includes quests associated with your class, including "Kill XXX amount of gizka.", which is essentially level-grinding.

EnderWiggin
01-27-2009, 07:32 PM
I intend to, if just to be different from everyone else.

_EW_

Alkonium
01-27-2009, 07:33 PM
I'll probably make at least one non-Jedi alt, though my main will be a Jedi.

Paddythegreat
01-27-2009, 07:42 PM
I intend to, if just to be different from everyone else.

_EW_

I played swg from beta up until the CU so i hate ****ing jedi, i will not play one no matter how good they are, ill find a way to beat them always.

SW01
01-27-2009, 08:34 PM
If I can play as a Sith Officer, I will. But, I will likely also have a Force-user alt - to wreak vengeance upon whatever band of Jedi players wipes me out...

Pwnzor326
01-27-2009, 08:59 PM
Theres gotta be some heavy balancing I don't even know who they would do it.

SW01
01-28-2009, 08:04 AM
Theres gotta be some heavy balancing I don't even know who they would do it.

I was discussing this fairly recently with a few friends - one of them had the notion that they might have Jedi/Sith advance slower than other characters, as in gain less exp per action, or require more exp to level.

Another balance may be to allow non-force user classes to advance skills, feats or attributes faster - to either beef up attack abilities, or skill modifiers (though a little less useful in battle), or things like wisdom, defence and strength to counteract the inherent advantages of playing as Jedi/Sith.

Steve-O Kreesh
01-28-2009, 10:19 AM
If TOR let's me play as a Mando, then I will certainly play as a non-force user.

Manies have all the coolest and biggest weapons to destroy things. :D

adamqd
01-28-2009, 10:41 AM
I'll play Jedi and Sith, if multiple character slots are available I shall have a pick up and go class like a commando for armor/guns/1 button kill reasons.

Ztalker
01-28-2009, 11:05 AM
I wa discussing this fairly recently with a few friends - one of them had the notion that they might have Jedi/Sith advance slower than other characters, as in gain less exp per action, or require more exp to level.

Another balance may be to allow non-force user classes to advance skills, feats or attributes faster - to either beef up attack abilities, or skill modifiers (though a little less useful in battle), or things like wisdom, defence and strength to counteract the inherent advantages of playing as Jedi/Sith.

I think skill modifiers are the aim. We know Atton received training to kill Jedi as efficiently as possible. And I think Mandlorians have some tactics against Jedi/Sith as well after the Mando Wars. I expect Talents to give some cool anti-Jedi skills. It would rock, because, like in real life, a blaster bolt is deadly. Watch the Geonosis scene and you know what I mean.

Jeff
01-28-2009, 11:08 AM
I'm sure I will eventually try all the classes and expect the non-force classes to be a lot of fun (Taris was one of my favorite planets in KotOR) but I do plan on rolling a Jedi first.

Ztalker
01-28-2009, 11:15 AM
Same as Moeller, I forgot to add.

I'll be rolling a 'good' Sith first. I couldn't play a Sith in the kotor games (it feels...strange) so this is my chance to dish out some lightning on 'Vaderlover1995' and 'IAMDAEMPEROR1997.' :)

GeneralPloKoon
01-28-2009, 01:10 PM
Being a Jedi/Sith is the last thing I will do if I ever get the game. I tried so hard to NOT be a Jedi in KOTOR....it failed...

Darkkender
01-30-2009, 10:01 PM
I'll take your non-force using sharp witted smuggler archtype outside of my main which will be a lightside favoring neutral force user. You may call me Jedi only in name but in truth Jolee Bindo always had the right of it. If you have ever played the PnP rpg you will find that the non-force users easily had there balances vs the force-users much like DnD Fighters vs Wizards.

Feagildin
02-02-2009, 03:19 PM
I would love to see a non-force sensitive class that can dig in and duke it out with Jedi/Sith! I don't know if it'll happen though. Anyway, I'm pretty sure I'll end up playing a Sith. Red saber plus Dun Möch, my friends! :D

Jeff
02-02-2009, 04:21 PM
I would love to see a non-force sensitive class that can dig in and duke it out with Jedi/Sith! I don't know if it'll happen though. Anyway, I'm pretty sure I'll end up playing a Sith. Red saber plus Dun Möch, my friends! :DWell I'm sure they will find some way to balance all the classes as that is an essential part of any MMO. I think a smuggler or bounty hunter will be able to hold their own against Jedi and Sith.

Nedak
02-02-2009, 08:28 PM
If they would announce another profession besides Jedi I might. Everytime new Jedi content comes out I fall in-love with the idea of being Jedi more and more.

Pwnzor326
02-02-2009, 08:44 PM
I wa discussing this fairly recently with a few friends - one of them had the notion that they might have Jedi/Sith advance slower than other characters, as in gain less exp per action, or require more exp to level.


Yea but I'm sure that would get huge backlash just the thought of having to grind more even if your a Jedi makes me cringe.

Darklink41
02-04-2009, 05:26 PM
It depends on how they do the paying structure. If you have to pay to have multiple characters, I may choose a Jedi first. If you can have more than 1, I'm going to choose a droid first. Not sure what droid classes there may be, but a healer droid might be fun. If not thta, then a soldier droid.

Darth Eclipse
02-06-2009, 11:49 AM
I would play as non-Jedi. It's awsome using blasters and special gear and such.

Feagildin
02-07-2009, 03:39 AM
So I've been thinking a lot more about this lately, and after playing through Jedi Outcast and Academy again, I think I would definitely love to roll a scoundrel character, someone who gets by on wit, luck, charm, and a good blaster at their side! Maybe even a held together with duct tape junker of a smuggling freighter? :cool:

Tommycat
02-07-2009, 04:33 AM
I don't intend on playing a jedi at all. I might though, as all they have been talking about has been Jedi Jedi Jedi Jedi not jedi Jedi Jedi Jedi.

Jae Onasi
02-07-2009, 09:15 AM
Of course I have to play at least on Jedi, it's one one of the reasons I love Star Wars, after all. However, I'll probably end up playing one of every class/profession that they have, just to try them all out and have a nice variety of toons to play with in different party settings.

Aybara
02-24-2009, 01:39 AM
I hope that they can make the other classes more interesting.

I would rather not play as a Lawful or Chaotic zealot. ;)

velinos
06-09-2009, 11:12 PM
Im hoping all the people picking jedi to be luke or Daarth wont get upset when they are just your run of the mill average padawan and can get killed by people with just simple blaster.

Saenjaina
06-10-2009, 06:57 AM
I'm really torn between the current classes. I find it quite cool to choose a non-force wielding class. Bounty Hunter is at the moment on the top of my list. On the other hand, Sith and Jedi really seem interesting as well. I've always liked their concept.

At the end of the day I think I will be a Jedi. But I'll wait and see what other classes are revealed, and if there are any more detailed info released later. Hopefully I will enter beta and that's a good place to try stuff out.

Miltiades
06-10-2009, 08:12 AM
I don't know how many characters you can get, because I'd like to try more than one. But my main char will, at this moment, probably be a Bounty Hunter or Jedi. Haven't made up my mind yet.

Prime
06-10-2009, 09:14 AM
Seeing as I am part of the OT generation. I would love to play a smuggler because I remember when Han Solo was KING!

GonkH8er
06-10-2009, 10:00 AM
I'll be playing the Hutt Slug class.

I'll just be sitting around eating. Keep at eye out for me!

urluckyday
06-10-2009, 03:54 PM
If I decide to get this game...I'd definitely be a non-jedi...more fun that way imho.

Like when I was a little kid...I didn't wanna be obi-wan or luke or even vader...I wanted to be a stormtrooper...I hope there's an equivalent to that in this game...

adamqd
06-10-2009, 04:08 PM
I will play other classes as well as Jedi but, I will mostly play Jedi without doubt. I'd like to think i could play Jedi without having to feel like a lemming, or a noob though. I remember how people who played Commando in SWG thought they were so above you because they didn't play Jedi lol, even though commando was completely over-powered and as common as Jedi anyway.

Darth Avlectus
06-10-2009, 07:45 PM
Probably won't be able to join though I want to...but for one thing...I thought it was all the han solos, the fetts, dash rendars, lando calrissians, and the like who made the universe turn. Am I remembering things wrong, or was it more thought Han solo was the man in the early goings of the original trilogy?

Hell, I even respect Kyle Katarn more than Luke b/c Kyle knows what it's like to duke it out like a true badass as a merc.

Moreover...I don't see lightsabers blocking flamethrowers or carbonite streams...Most jedi seem to be (tactically) idiots.

...besides, if the force sensitives don't have people to rely upon, well, I could picture jedi doing janitorial work for hire. Like Here I am this badass lightsaber blademaster...but I only earn a little above minimum wages since my job otherwise is cleaning other people's messes.

Totenkopf
06-10-2009, 08:16 PM
Yeah, but you have to remember that any decent jedi or sith has telekinetic or telepathic skills as well as combat abilities.

WraithPrince
06-10-2009, 08:25 PM
actrually since its a video game which will more then likely copy the talent tree thing from WoW you will have a spec good at force or saber combat and w/e sentinal was supposted to be good at not counting getting the best gear in kotor 2 >_>

ironheart
06-10-2009, 09:15 PM
Think they'll let us have one of each? :D

Nah, the regular classes are looking pretty cool but I'd rather be a Jedi.

Trench
06-10-2009, 10:51 PM
If I decide to play I may be a freelance merc. Most likely a Mandalorian. I'd get some creds from both sides, and have fun burning all the saber-swingers who get in my way. Lets see a Jedi deflect a homing rocket.

EnderWiggin
06-10-2009, 10:53 PM
I remember when Han Solo was KING!

He STILL IS.

_EW_

Tommycat
06-11-2009, 01:01 AM
The Smuggler ran up to a weakened thug, and then magic happened. He kicked in square in the groin, then shot him in the head to finish him.
Yep definitely playing smuggler.

adamqd
06-11-2009, 04:35 AM
If I decide to play I may be a freelance merc. Most likely a Mandalorian. I'd get some creds from both sides, and have fun burning all the saber-swingers who get in my way. Lets see a Jedi deflect a homing rocket.

Not sure you can even be Neutral yet, but it would be good to be a guy just taking jobs from whoever pays better.

leXX
06-11-2009, 06:24 AM
I'll try them all, see which one suits me best, and stick with that as my main. I'll more than likely end up with quite a few alts just like I did with wow.

Tommycat
06-11-2009, 07:14 AM
From what I understand that option is off the table. They have repeatedly said that you will be part of a faction. But I could be wrong.

WraithPrince
06-11-2009, 07:48 AM
If I decide to play I may be a freelance merc. Most likely a Mandalorian. I'd get some creds from both sides, and have fun burning all the saber-swingers who get in my way. Lets see a Jedi deflect a homing rocket.

Why would you want to be a Mandalorian as a race when they are human from what weve seen? from what im thinking Mandalorians are pretty much humans with accents, just look at Canderous.

Saenjaina
06-11-2009, 08:13 AM
According to Wookiepedia, the Mandalorians consisted of many various races. Which seems quite consistent with the fact that they are above all a tribe or gathering of warriors.

adamqd
06-11-2009, 08:26 AM
At the time just before and during the first Knights of the Old Republic, the Mandalorian clans were mainly human but consisted of many other alien races, including Wookiee's. The last of the Taung (Original Mandalorian race) Died out long before this game... Again, this could all change when the Game is released.

WraithPrince
06-11-2009, 03:30 PM
so your pretty much saing Mandalorians are more like a Warrior guild/cult? since they don't really have their own government and take any race in pretty much as lnog as they want to smash peoples skulls in?

adamqd
06-11-2009, 03:59 PM
From various Sources... The Mandalorians (called Mando'ade in Mando'a, meaning "children of Mandalore") were a warlike, nomadic group of clan-based people consisting of members from multiple species. Often, they served as mercenaries and bounty hunters.

Their culture revolved around that of battle and war being a source of honor and pride in their community. The leader of the Mandalorians typically took on the title of "Mandalore." Mandalorians were frequently allied with the Sith, most notably Exar Kun and much later as a prototype for the Clone trooper under the power of Darth Sidious and the Galactic Republic, though they would not hesitate to cooperate with the Jedi if it suited them.

In later years Mandalorian Warriors wore very distinctive battle helmets with T-shaped visors that covered the entirety of their faces, which would provide inspiration for the helmets of the clone troopers. These helmets would eventually become strongly associated with the Mandalorian people.

Trench
06-11-2009, 10:54 PM
Why would you want to be a Mandalorian as a race when they are human from what weve seen? from what im thinking Mandalorians are pretty much humans with accents, just look at Canderous.

I am saying who I would most likely align myself with if I play the game. Alignment has nothing to do with species, and frankly- I don't care what species I am as long as I get to don a custom suit of Beskar'gam.

Nemez0r
06-12-2009, 02:23 PM
Im not sure if im gonna play anything other than sith... depends on the other classes to come.

thrawn2034
06-13-2009, 06:00 PM
My main character will be Sith lord and my second will be a Bounty Hunter.

Hunted
06-15-2009, 10:44 AM
I'll be playing with my wife, so I'll probably let her pick a class and then I'll choose something that complements it. If she chooses a Jedi, I'll pick something else. If she chooses something else though, I'll probably choose Jedi.

I believe that Jedi will be balanced well with the other classes. They will probably be a unique experience though since they'll likely be the only melee-focused class.

aner21
07-14-2009, 12:45 PM
I've never played an MMORPG so my opinion might not work in game but I don't think force sensitivity should be linked to a class. In fact I think you shouldn't even start as a jedi or a padawan.
Canon states that force sensitivity is related to genes and that some species are more prone to that than others. Why not make it a common trait? Depending on your race you would be granted a species oriented random automatic force sensitivity level, if you wanted to join the sith or jedi you would go to one of their bases to get tested and if your force sensitivity wasn't strong enough you could do a whole set of side quests to increase your connection with the force.
If not, you could always train within your force level (smugler with a touch of force persuade for example) or disregard it at all. Of course if you hit the force jackpot a get someone who can automatically join the jedi or sith you can always disregard it and play some other class in fact if your strong enough both sides might try to convert you. It could make a great character driven story arch. That way you could be a smugler or a bounty hunter or a soldier and in the long run decide to join one of the force wielding sides or if you grew tired you could take a quest that would cause your connection to the force to be severed or weakened (while still retaining the skills if not the force powers) and you could adopt a new class (soldier to jedi/sith to bounty hunter).
I find that more interesting than spending 40 hours playing to realise I don´t want to be a soldier but a smugler and then I have to start all over again

Trench
07-14-2009, 01:15 PM
I would want to be a Force-sensitive Bounty Hunter. The armor is kandosii! It bears a striking resemblance to the Mando'ade of later times. And lets see a Jedi/Sith block an attack with Force Lightning mixed with a flamethrower.:D

Gurges-Ahter
07-14-2009, 02:08 PM
I like this idea, although I think it dilutes what it means to play a jedi/sith in the game to some extent. It might help to not dilute it if the force sensitivity for non-jedi/sith characters is limited to very minor influences in the force, rather than all-out force prowess like a bounty hunter being able to use force lightning, as Mand'alor suggested.

aner21
07-14-2009, 05:26 PM
That's exactly what I was thinking, if you want to "upgrade" your force powers you'll need proper training, and the only way to do so would be joining either the sith or the jedi.

Edit: Unless they come up with a new faction later in the game

Gurges-Ahter
07-14-2009, 05:48 PM
I've never played an MMO, so I don't know the ramifications of switching classes, but I do like this idea. Playing out the scenario, however, would lead me to think that while many people would start off being different classes (providing variety), everyone would end up being Jedi/Sith. Maybe it will end up that way anyway.

Also, what would happen if you went back to being a Bounty Hunter or Smuggler? Would you keep the specialized force training you received as a Jedi/Sith? There would have to be a way to remove those force-specialized powers, and I don't know of a story-line that would aptly explain it.

Trench
07-14-2009, 06:23 PM
I wouldn't mind being a Jedi or a Sith if they let me wear Bounty Hunter armor and use Bounty Hunter tools.

BountyHunterMat
07-14-2009, 06:52 PM
I will eventually role a sith or a jedi... maybe a jedi first. But I plan on maxing out a Bounty Hunter and having fun by picking off all the jedi/sith running around

aner21
07-14-2009, 08:10 PM
I've never played an MMO, so I don't know the ramifications of switching classes, but I do like this idea. Playing out the scenario, however, would lead me to think that while many people would start off being different classes (providing variety), everyone would end up being Jedi/Sith. Maybe it will end up that way anyway.

Also, what would happen if you went back to being a Bounty Hunter or Smuggler? Would you keep the specialized force training you received as a Jedi/Sith? There would have to be a way to remove those force-specialized powers, and I don't know of a story-line that would aptly explain it.

They could remain but be ineffective, is like having a ship and lacking the fuel or at least restrict those to the initial levels of said skill, you would remain as force sensitive as when you started the game, but you received training that made you more proficient in it.
Many passive powers could remain with simple penaltis and if you were unhappy with your choice you could always repeat the quest to increase your force connection, only this time you would have the force-specialized powers waiting for the correct force level to be used.
It would be a choice for those who wished to leave sith/jedi, but many of the exp. used to adquire those skills would be wasted since they would be blocked.
Its a game decision.
Rather than restarting you could adapt your pre-existing character, making his/hers story arc far more interesting, it could even be a "homage" of sorts to K1 and TSL but rather than being forced on the gamers it would be their choice.
They could even make a quest where to unlock an item or special skill within the force you would have to be stripped of it, for example a boss that protects the access point and drains any force powers and uses them against you, it would be as strong in the force as the one opposing him, so to get the power you need to loose it or severely weaken it so the boss can be beatable. I could be explained within game story and logic.

Te Mirdala Mand'alor I doubt the game'll allow it (Bao-Dur's case in TSL comes to mind) regardless of how many armors you got, anything that was even in the slightest connected to the force couldn't be used by him and he could be trained as jedi/sith. In TOR it would be a nice ideia if at least you could wear it but be deprived of it's stats (a jedi robe in non jedi is just a piece of cloth...) that way it wouldn't upset power balance in game. You could use any item, but you'd get the proper stats only if your class matched.

Insignia_Enithma
07-14-2009, 08:46 PM
If I decide to get this game...I'd definitely be a non-jedi...more fun that way imho.

Like when I was a little kid...I didn't wanna be obi-wan or luke or even vader...I wanted to be a stormtrooper...I hope there's an equivalent to that in this game...

You wanted to suck at shooting and die in one hit? :thmbup1:

Im gonna be a Jedi, a Sith, a Bounty Hunter, a Smuggler... all of the classes I will be all of them!

JediAthos
07-14-2009, 11:23 PM
I will likely try several of the classes in the end which is what I ended up doing when I played WoW. I would be even more likely to try them all at one point or another given that according to Bioware each class will have a unique story arc, and unique missions

Da_Man_2423
07-14-2009, 11:33 PM
I will likely try several of the classes in the end which is what I ended up doing when I played WoW. I would be even more likely to try them all at one point or another given that according to Bioware each class will have a unique story arc, and unique missions

Same, although I'll probably end up liking one of my guys in particular (be it the combat style, story, etc.), and spend the majority of time with whoever that may be.

Trench
07-15-2009, 02:02 AM
Maybe if you buy the disc, it would be possible to mod it. You could give your Bounty Hunter a Lightsaber!:D
Any thoughts?

WraithPrince
07-15-2009, 08:45 AM
....Ofc since its on a online network they'd allow people to give there character gear they shouldn't have mhmmmm....

JediAthos
07-15-2009, 04:46 PM
All MMO's are designed specifically to prevent that kind of thing. It would generally be considered cheating and likely a violation of the terms of service resulting in a ban.

Trench
07-15-2009, 04:47 PM
They always find a way to suck the fun out of everything don't they :xp:. Its not like I'm going to make myself invincible.:(

Insignia_Enithma
07-15-2009, 04:55 PM
They always find a way to suck the fun out of everything don't they :xp:. Its not like I'm going to make myself invincible.:(

Why shouldnt we be allwoed to gain lightsaber training?

Trench
07-15-2009, 04:58 PM
Why shouldnt we be allwoed to gain lightsaber training?

Yeah, if a Bounty Hunter killed a saber-swinger they would most likely collect the lightsaber as a trophy. Then they would most likely figure out how to use it.
I want to kill a saber-swinger (that didn't come out right...).

aner21
07-15-2009, 05:50 PM
saber-swinger (lol)
It would be very cool, but i think it might affect the power balance in game, although canon states you require the force to build one, not wield it...

WraithPrince
07-15-2009, 06:54 PM
Too bad half the decent jedi spin the lightsaber in there hand while fighting good luck doing that without the force and not losing a limb.

Trench
07-15-2009, 08:11 PM
There are plenty of non-Jedi/Sith/etc characters in the EU who know how to use a lightsaber. Just do some searches around Wookieepedia.

Jaenus
07-15-2009, 09:39 PM
I think the only problem with saying, "Non-Jedi level faster..." is that eventually the jedi DO catch up. There are people out there who will quit their jobs to play! I recall in SWG,it taught us all a big lesson. No matter HOW HARD you make something, there are people out there who will do it. Hologrind anyone? How do you balance Jedi and Non-Jedi? No clue, but my main will not be a jedi, as I was never into them in SWG. I will however have one, I'm sure of that.

WraithPrince
07-16-2009, 09:17 AM
Jedi (light side) will more then likely be TORS version of the Palidan where its overpowered in its attack overpowered in its heals and can protect itself, and mostly just take on like 3 people before needing a bit of help.

Prime
07-16-2009, 10:50 AM
He STILL IS.

_EW_I was referring to the masses at large. :)

Now all the young kids are like Revan pwns. :(

Astor
07-16-2009, 11:03 AM
If I wanted a lightsaber, i'd play as a Jedi. I don't think that non-jedi should be able to use lightsabers (and spare me the 'Boba Fett can use one' stuff).

It's already likely that most people will plump for a Sith/Jedi class, so there'll a fair amount of lightsaber wielding opponents without the few who aren't Jedi deciding they want one too.

JediAthos
07-17-2009, 05:34 PM
^ QFT...it would be impossible for Bioware to keep the classes balanced if EVERYONE could get a lightsaber.

Mandalore_
08-25-2009, 03:33 AM
My main character will be a Bounty Hunter so far, I am very intrested in the 4remaining classes that we do not know of.