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Hallucination
08-21-2010, 12:54 AM
Alright, today Bioware hath released a Fan Friday (http://www.swtor.com/news/news-article/20100820-0), chocked full of fibre and the typical fare: drawings, roleplay threads (they might be NSFW, but I didn't check), polls, concept art, and a video. In the Developer Corner section, they announced the Advanced Classes, their defining features, and their party roles. To save your time loading a webpage, I've pasted them here: Trooper:Commando
Heavy Blaster Cannon
Grenades
Ranged DPS

Vanguard
Blaster Rifle
Energy Shields and Defense
Tank
Smuggler:
Scoundrel
Blaster ‘Shot Gun’
Stealth / Medicine
Burst ranged damage or Healing

Gunslinger
Dual Pistols
Quickdraw / Fast Attacks
Ranged DPS

Jedi Knight:
Jedi Sentinel
Dual Wield Saber
Saber fighting specialist
Melee DPS

Jedi Guardian
Single Saber / Heavy Armor
Leadership / Party Buffs
Tank

Jedi Consular:
Jedi Shadow
Double Bladed Saber
Stealth
Burst melee damage

Jedi Wizard
Single Saber
Powerful Telekinesis / Healing
Ranged Control / Damage or Healing

Bounty Hunter
Powertech
Flamethrower
Defense / Energy Shields
Tank

Mercenary
Dual Wield Guns
Missiles
Ranged DPS

Sith Warrior:
Sith Juggernaut
Single Saber / Heavy Armor
Fear and Darkside Auras
Tank

Sith Marauder
Dual Wield Sabers / Armor
Saber fighting specialist
Melee DPS

Imperial Agent:
Operative
Blaster Rifle / Energy Blade
Stealth
Burst Ranged damage

Sniper
Sniper Rifle
Cover, Ambush, Orbital Strikes
Ranged DPS

Sith Inquisitor:
Sith Sorcerer
Single Saber
Force Lightning / Force Drain
Ranged DPS or Healer

Sith Assassin
Double Bladed Saber
Stealth
Burst Melee DPSPowertech and blaster shotguns? This is starting to look like fun. It's interesting to see that the Republic has more healbots than the Sith.

On the proper update side, they have opened a webpage in the holonet (http://www.swtor.com/info/holonet/starships/) about the player ships available in the game, with most currently in silhouettes save for the Jedi Defender and Sith Fury.

RogueJedi86
08-21-2010, 02:28 AM
I wouldn't call them healbots, we don't need to insult the future potential healers. :P I swear the Agent can heal too. I saw a leaked image that showed that Agents can use a Kolto Dart to heal allies. Maybe it's just a general-purpose ability that isn't limited to either spec though, like a real hybrid in both specs.

Though more on topic, I'll definitely be a Vanguard, especially since they can use a regular assault rifle, letting me live out my Shepard/Clone Trooper dreams.

adamqd
08-21-2010, 06:10 AM
well I initially wanted to be what is now known as a Jedi Wizard... But I'd rather lick piss off a nettle than be known as that... wow. so I guess I'm a Jedi "other" atm :)

Miltiades
08-21-2010, 04:10 PM
well I initially wanted to be what is now known as a Jedi Wizard... But I'd rather lick piss off a nettle than be known as that... wow. so I guess I'm a Jedi "other" atm :) Yep, saying it sounds weird.

Anyway, Mercenary with its dual wield guns makes me think of Jango Fett. Which is awesome.

Hallucination
08-21-2010, 07:13 PM
I swear the Agent can heal too. I saw a leaked image that showed that Agents can use a Kolto Dart to heal allies. Maybe it's just a general-purpose ability that isn't limited to either spec though, like a real hybrid in both specs.Could you imagine getting shot with a syringe from halfway across the battlefield? I'd rather die than suffer that, and I'm not even afraid of needles!

Though more on topic, I'll definitely be a Vanguard, especially since they can use a regular assault rifle, letting me live out my Shepard/Clone Trooper dreams.Funny, the name Powertech has been calling to me, so mayhaps we'll have to be tanking rivals. o_Q

DAWUSS
08-21-2010, 11:02 PM
That Sith Fury ship would be cool in the LOTF Comics period TBQH

Ztalker
08-22-2010, 11:20 AM
Yep, saying it sounds weird.

Anyway, Mercenary with its dual wield guns makes me think of Jango Fett. Which is awesome.

I concur. The non-Jedi specialisations are all quite cool looking. Bio did a good job in making them cool. The duel wielding swashbuckling type is appealing to me too...while I was originally planning to go Sith Assassin...

Tommycat
08-22-2010, 12:03 PM
From A New Hope.


LUKE: I thought he might have meant old Ben. Do you know what he's talking about? Well, I wonder if he's related to Ben.

OWEN: That wizard's just a crazy old man.

adamqd
08-22-2010, 12:31 PM
From A New Hope.

I know this better than Most... But its like when George Lucas and a Young Anakin say Laser Sword instead of Lightsaber, yes its in Canon blah blah, but its also so bad its funny.

darthfergie
08-23-2010, 11:56 AM
I know this better than Most... But its like when George Lucas and a Young Anakin say Laser Sword instead of Lightsaber, yes its in Canon blah blah, but its also so bad its funny.

+1 to that.

Yeah, several names are not all that creative or appealing. Wizard and Shadow Jedi being two big ones. Sorcerer being the other weird one.

Also I'm just kinda sad the classes seem so cookie cutter. I was hoping that the specialized classes wouldn't look exactly the same on both sides and allow a little variety.

Nedak
08-23-2010, 02:13 PM
Creativity has been long dead in Star Wars and this is proof.

RogueJedi86
08-23-2010, 03:07 PM
Even though I don't like "Jedi Shadow", Wookieepedia does show that name referring to a group of Jedi.

darthfergie
08-24-2010, 11:58 AM
Creativity has been long dead in Star Wars and this is proof.

Not so sure about that when reading about some of the story lines that Bioware is putting together, but the names are certainly disappointing and really pop out when playing "which one of these is not like the others."

dswtor
08-30-2010, 02:56 PM
i think there should be a fan everyday...

RogueJedi86
08-30-2010, 05:03 PM
A fan everyday?

The-Seraphim
08-30-2010, 10:28 PM
^

I think he means a update everyday (fanfriday but everyday)

RogueJedi86
08-30-2010, 10:32 PM
Maybe, but that'd be very hard for BioWare to do. 260 updates a year, one for each weekday? It's hard enough to get content on a weekly basis, as evidenced by our only having the comic last Friday.