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Troopers make some Progress

Today we were blessed with a new release, this time on the progression and stats of the Trooper class.

Like the other classes, Trooper will have quite a number of ways to specialise in order to cater perfectly to each players particular style. This is bound to make it one of the most popular classes, and we haven’t even begun to take into account its survivability and serious damage output capabilities!

Troopers of SWTOR will be the archetypical heavy blast-em class. Think Terminator or Rambo. Most will roam the battle field with heavy armour, and even heavier weapons which should make short work of enemies.

Although they do not possess any force abilities whatsoever, their ever-so-elegant weapons will probably be more than a match for most Jedi.

As we saw there are a number of different armour and weapon combinations already available, including a helmet which is for all intents and purposes identical to those found during the times of Episode III.

Despite its un-canonical nature this armour suit does look sufficiently bad-ass that we should see slim to nil complaints about it.

The two trooper specialisations, Commando and Vanguard look fairly similar, however as always fights are decided in the details, so each will certainly have their own places on the battlefield. At this stage Commando seems to be the stereotypical lock and load, shoot em up class, whilst vanguard is a more tech-savy and environment-aware specialisation. It appears they will even be more than a match for the occasional Sith Inquisitor!

With the release of SWTOR growing ever closer we can only hope Bioware continues producing these revealing, and always appreciated videos. If nothign else, they give players a good idea of what to expect once they begin play, and how they might find themselves facing up with enemies across a galaxy far far away.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by neft - May 30, 2011 at 23:24

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Warrior Progression

A powerful Sith Warrior from SWTOR

A powerful Sith Warrior from The Old Republic

Perhaps the most anticipated class of SWTOR is the much fabled Sith-Warrior. The warrior has its roots in famed Star Wars characters like Darth Vader and Darth Maul, which have proven to be some of the most popular with audiences across the world.

As Sith Warriors advance through the ranks of The Old Republic they are awarded with all kinds of new Armour, weaponry and special abilities. This ensures that as their opponents becoming stronger and more intelligent, the Warrior evolves along with them, ideally to stay one step ahead! At the beginning of the video we see a warrior wielding a basic plasma sword, but then as he continues to develop, little to our surprise, he is equipped with a lightsaber to deal with his enemies more effectively.

As can be seen in the video at the bottom of the page, the two different Warrior paths are vastly different, although perhaps equally powerful. To many players’ surprise, Bioware strayed from traditional Sith Garb of black robes, to more heavy duty armor profession. If nothing else, this really makes the Juggernaut warrior really look like his name sake.

In the footage SWTOR’s Warrior is shown to be an ideal class for solo play, and focuses primarily on lightsaber combat and a handful of dark side abilities. Although not as dependent on the force as their inquisitor brethren, Warriors are still more than capable of throwing down the occasional force choke in the heat of combat. This makes them truly a force to be reckoned with, and we are sure that no republic players will take combat with them lightly.

The jury is still out on whether players will get the extensive customization options like those present in SWG, and so far things do not look promising. With armor that is awarded as you level up the chances of this seem bleak. Even any chance of being able to chose from a wide range of different armors may be out the window, but ideally Bioware will finally realize that variety is the spice of life in SWTOR and we can see a diverse and interesting game like all hope for.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by neft - May 14, 2011 at 23:11

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