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Choose Your Side, or Rather Class

The puzzlingly named Choose Your Side features have continued today, as fans count down the days until release, with a match up between Imperial Agent and Jedi Consular taking place.

Always keen to make their employees seem like real people to the public (rather than the un-sleeping computer maniacs we know they really are) some light banter was put up on The Old Republic’s website detailing the hot topic of debate in the Bioware office, which class had the upper hand in a Consular vs Agent battle.

Now, seeing as many of these fights have happened already during testing the developers are somewhat playing coy with the population, because as released seven weeks ago, we already have the number for one on one combat that has taken place.

Originally the article was to be found here , but due to the need for more content to go into the weekly news it has been removed, and hypothetical ‘class Matchups’ have been added instead.

But thankfully as we have the official site’s news archived here at SWTOR Republic we can look up the numbers to see which has the upper hand.

The real numbers show a slightly different side of the story as the “they are balanced” message sent in the Choose Your Side feature. For all one on one fights that have taken place so far the current winner is the Imperial Agent, but a 69% success landslide.

Perhaps this should not be surprising. A solo class matched up against a group play style class is always bound to present some imbalances, however generally we would have expected things to have been slightly better than we have seen.

As the release grows nearer, now only 13 days away, many are racing to pre-order the game to secure their cheaper, and fully featured copies. If market research done so far is anything to go on, the game may be scarce in standard retailers for quite some time.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by neft - December 7, 2011 at 19:09

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Imperial Agent

An Imperial Agent hard at work.

An Imperial Agent hard at work.

In SWTOR, whenever an uprising needs to be quelled, or a political leader needs to be assassinated, an Imperial Agent will be the man for the job. They are called into action to clear anything out of the path of the ferocious Sith Empire, and often do so with less tact and precision than their force wielding counterparts.

The Agent is another stealth class for SWTOR, with a number of abilities centred around concealing their presence. They can sneak up on unsuspecting enemies and ambush them from cloak. Because of this all Republic officials should double and triple check their backs, for trouble can always be around the corner.

The Imperial Agent also specialises in long range assassination, with expert sniper and reconnaissance skills. These will allow Agent players to get a leg up on their Jedi opponents, as they can begin attacking when the Jedi are still far out of range.

Agents also have the ability to apply mild heals to allies which boosts their group effectiveness in areas outside of single targeted DPS in which we know they already excel.

The Imperial Agent’s ship is the X-70B Phantom Class Prototype, and is already one of the most distinctive vessels in Star Wars The Old Republic. In addition to this they have a Rattataki companion who will keep them amused on those long late-night stakeouts.

In many ways the Agent is the Imperial answer to the Smuggler. They specialise in many of the same stealth, healing and single target areas, and both are encouraged to make use of cover, as neither carry very much protection. Agent has two advanced classes, Operative and Sniper, the details of which can be largely gleamed from their names.

For those players looking to play a sneaky class, perhaps fans of Spy from Star Wars Galaxies or Rogue from World of Warcraft, the Imperial Agent is an obvious choice.

An Agent calling in an air strike.

An Agent calling in an air strike.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by neft - March 2, 2011 at 13:30

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