Players have been eagerly awaiting BioWare’s upcoming MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic since its October 28, 2008 announcement. Following the premier at this year’s PAX East, interest has only increased. Though no formal release date has yet been announced, aspiring players continue to seek out every tidbit they can find regarding the possible character types, powers, and equipment. BioWare has promised these characters won’t be as rigidly defined as those in alternative MMORPGs, and will have customization far exceeding anything in the marketplace. This makes every scrap of pre-released information even more valuable to fans. Those players with an insatiable need-to-know will find more than enough insights and overview material to quell their hungers in the SWTOR Guide – Class Overview.
So far, BioWare has announced four Light side aligned classes, and two of these are Force-powers users. But what are the differences between the Jedi Consulars and the Jedi Knights? As well, Smugglers and Troopers round out the classes, allowing players a chance to inhabit non-Force using roles and flesh out different aspects of the Star Wars universe. While the Smuggler conjures up a certain irascible scoundrel-hero from the original film trilogy (one seldom seen without his Wookie companion), the Trooper class has little connected to it other than a character or two from the Expanded Universe tie-in novels. The SWTOR Guide – Class Overview has information on all four.
Opposed to these archetypes stand a quartet of character classes from a darker side, including the Sith Inquisitor and the Sith Warrior. Each conjures up images mysterious and terrifying, just the sorts of characters eager gamers love to role play! However, what can Inquisitors do that Warriors cannot? And vice versa? Fleshing out the Sith Empire’s legions are Bounty Hunters and Imperial Agents. The first alludes to the most popular character in the Star Wars universe, a fellow whose backpack has jets and who worked for a certain chortling Hutt, however the second is a giant unknown. Just what is an Agent good for, Imperial or not? The SWTOR Guide – Class Overview has information on all four of these archetypes, as well.
With official news bytes and updates as well as rumors and opinions swirling across the blogosphere each and every day, it’s a good thing players have SWTOR Guide – Class Overview to keep them up to date on the most anticipated MMORPG in the universe.
Looking for more advanced content? Check out this SWTOR Guide which comes highly recommended.