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A SWTOR Beta Top 4: Things To Know About The Trooper Class

December 7, 2011

There are so many wonderful features of Star Wars: The Old Republic. I got the immense pleasure of playing the Beta this last weekend, and I want to share some screenshots and opinions. I will be putting out a series of posts with the Top 4s of the many things I got to try, including the classes, the PvP, the systems, and the experience in general.

So the Trooper is the ideal soldier: strong, courageous, and a master of the art of war. However, what happens when your conscience is in conflict with orders? That is the line the Trooper must walk. The Trooper is a really fun class, probably a top contender for my main, depending on how much I get to play him before the Smuggler gets my attention. The versatility of the two advanced classes, Vanguard and Commando (tank/DPS and heals/DPS, respectively), is really desirable.

Here are the top 4 things to know about the Trooper class in SWTOR!

  1. Big. Freaking. Gun.
    The Commando advanced class has a huge gun. That is all that needs to be said.

    BFG FTW!

    My Commando in Beta: not quite as cool yet, but still pretty cool!

  2. Run and gun DPS
    It is surprising how much DPS can be done on the run with the Trooper. When I was playing my Gunslinger in PvP, the only people that were above me in damage done were Troopers. They are amazingly sturdy too with the heavy armor.
  3. Lassie
    Also known as Aric Jorgan. And yes, I know what you are going to say, “He’s not a collie, he’s a Cathar!” But see, I wasn’t making a reference to the dog that saves Timmy from the well. I am making a reference to the character from Psych, Head Detective Carlton Lassiter (who is called “Lassie” by the lead character, Shawn)! His actor, Timothy Omundson, also is the voice actor for Aric Jorgan. I thought something was familiar about the voice ordering and bossing me around!
  4. Story is one of the best
    I don’t want to spoil the story, but the last part before you leave Ord Mantell (starter planet) is a shocker. As in, I pretty much just sat there staring at the screen thinking, “is what just happened what I think just happened?!?” Extremely well-done story, with a great twist and a fantastic epic feeling right before hitting Coruscant.

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