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10-30-2009, 03:40 PM
I mean, Mace Windu. In an interview with GameSpot, Old Republic producers Dallas Dickinson and William Wallace discuss the ins and outs of the newest announced class of the upcoming MMO. Dallas Dickinson: The Jedi knight is based very much on [Samuel L. Jackson's] Mace Windu archetype [from the Phantom Menace motion picture]. He is [...]

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jrrtoken
10-30-2009, 03:42 PM
The question remains: Is he black, or does BioWare think that we are simply not yet ready for a non-white video game protagonist? :raise:

Hallucination
10-30-2009, 09:36 PM
Could they emphasise dual-wielding any more than they have?

So, does anyone else wonder if they'll throw in more caster-style Jedi and Sith into the game (because we definitely need more Jedi), or will they follow the movie's Jedi and make them into the melee scene?

Jeff
10-30-2009, 10:26 PM
So, does anyone else wonder if they'll throw in more caster-style Jedi and Sith into the game (because we definitely need more Jedi), or will they follow the movie's Jedi and make them into the melee scene?I don't think we'll see any other force classes personally. I considered it when we just had Sith Warrior as that is specific enough that they could have has some other Sith class for more force powers, but with Jedi Knight, what other Jedi type class could they do? Not that I know what the last two spots will be for Republic and Sith (I suspect some type of "Imperial Agent" as the next Sith class).

Hallucination
10-30-2009, 10:46 PM
I don't think we'll see any other force classes personally. I considered it when we just had Sith Warrior as that is specific enough that they could have has some other Sith class for more force powers, but with Jedi Knight, what other Jedi type class could they do? Not that I know what the last two spots will be for Republic and Sith (I suspect some type of "Imperial Agent" as the next Sith class).
I've always thought that there (alliteration ftw!) would only be one per side, but a popular interpretation of the name Sith Warrior was that there would be Sith who aren't as warriortastic. I think that the (alliteration ftw!) use of the generic Jedi Knight term to refer to a parallel class means that they call all Sith 'Warriors'.

Jeff
10-30-2009, 11:47 PM
Yeah I agree with you. Also, about the dual-wielding, I hope it's just like KotOR in that there is both a bonus and negative so that you can still effectively wield a single blade comparatively. I'm not a fan of Jedi with double-bladed or dual lightsabers.

Hallucination
10-31-2009, 02:00 AM
Same here, dual wielding has a tendency to pass from 'cool' to 'ridiculous' a bit too easily, plus single wielding is a lot more OT.

RogueJedi86
11-01-2009, 02:12 AM
I'd say we're still only getting 1 Force class per side. They'll probably be able to specialize in Force-specific abilities via their talent trees or Feats or whatever TOR's gonna call it. Or specialize in saber attack, or a mix of both.

DAWUSS
11-01-2009, 08:00 AM
The question remains: Is he black, or does BioWare think that we are simply not yet ready for a non-white video game protagonist? :raise:

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Web Rider
11-09-2009, 11:41 PM
It's an MMO right? Using the same system as Mass Effect right? Then we can probably make a black hero/heroine.

RogueJedi86
11-10-2009, 12:01 AM
Why would race matter?

adamqd
11-10-2009, 02:24 AM
I'm not too interested in Race, I'm Just Concerned that they feel they have to use the main Characters of the Films, to explain to people what a Jedi is... 3k years earlier. But then it is an MMO, so it's marketed for 13 year old WWE fans, as much as it is for us SW fans ... Expect "Star Wars for beginners" as your quests and storyline, I expect the better more KotOR orientated Stories, to be be created in our heads as we Role-play TBHlol :)