Other than studying my butt off for finals, I’ve been prepping for SWTOR to launch in just a few days. I posted not long ago about my struggle to decide which class I wanted to play. I ended up going back and forth over a Jedi Consular Shadow vs. a Jedi Consular Sage… and threw both out in favor of a Jedi Knight Guardian. I want to tank and I just like the look at the Guardian. That’s honestly all it boils down to for me.
Just look at their armor. Armor had a huge impact on my class choice.
I think it was the idea of being a Jedi using a traditional 1-hand lightsaber with a robe that hooked me.
Now I’m trying to choose which crafting professions I want. I’m leaning towards a Synthweaving, archeology, and Underworld Trading combination which is, I like, all the stuff I need to make Jedi armor and stuff. I find myself wanting to get into my ship. I want to start my companions working on my crafting and I want to figure it all out — remember, I didn’t touch crafting in beta.
A very common theme among my circle of friends is the struggle to choose the right class. The advanced class system is having more of an impact than I thought. More than just doubling the options of what class to play, people are struggling with being a ranged or melee tank, or wondering which will be the ‘best healer’, ‘best dps’ or even if something will be over/underpowered.
My advice to all of my friends, and all of you, is don’t over think it. Choose the class that looks fun to you for whatever reasons you have thought up. Heck, I chose Jedi Guardian because
1) Looks cool in a hooded robe with armor that reminds me of Obi-wan Kenobi
2) Uses a 1h-Lightsaber
3) Can spec to tank
Switching gears, we have our guild set up and ready to go. We’re not utilizing the auto-deploy feature because we’ll be playing on the RP-PvP server. We welcome anyone interested in joining us.
Lots of excitement in the air again. It seems to come and go with each new MMORPG. The excitement feels different this time, as players in general become more aware of reality and jaded gamers become more prevalent. I caution anyone to get too excited, since nothing lives up to what our imaginations concoct, but Bioware makes quality products and SWTOR is a good game with a healthy future.
Now the waiting game begins as we try to guess what day Bioware will grant our keys access to the early start.