I finally started leveling another character! This is something I rarely do, but the 12x Class Story experience bonus is motivating me to play through more class stories. I had never tried the Trooper class story in Star Wars: The Old Republic, so I rolled a Trooper. I’m attempting to unlock all the different playable races in-game, so I chose the Zabrak race!
I originally rolled a female toon, but after listening to the first conversation that the Trooper has in the story, I didn’t like the voice. I thought it was a deep voice, and I also didn’t like that I chose this tiny female to fight in the Republic military.
I ended up rerolling a male Zabrak instead, body type 2, and I was much happier. I thought that, as a male, the story seemed to make more sense. I couldn’t imagine Aric Jorgan (the first Trooper companion) talking to a female the way he did on Ord Mantell. I even like the side story with Sergeant Jaxo, which I would not have gotten to enjoy had I continued with the female toon. This is more motivation for me to play through characters of opposite genders than what I originally chose, to see more parts of the story.
As for my advanced class, since I already had a Mercenary on the Imperial side, I chose the Vanguard so I could learn how to play that. A few abilities were familiar, such as the one I identified as equivalent to Flamethrower on Imp-side! Otherwise, I’m enjoying playing another melee class that has a few range abilities (like my Assassin). I didn’t want to tank, so I chose the Assault Specialist tree (the one on the right).
At the time of writing I’m at level 40 on Hoth (which burns my eyes!). Hopefully by Wednesday night I’ll be at 55. Since I’m simply playing this toon for the story, I don’t think I will be doing any end-game operations or PvP with it. This makes gearing a bit easier, and I can probably just run through Oricon to get a basic set of end-game gear.
Someone told me that if I’m enjoying the Trooper story, I should trying playing Mass Effect, because the story seems very similar. Additionally, Mass Effect is also a game produced by Bioware. I have not played any of those games yet, so maybe when I get a bit of free time from leveling SWTOR characters I will try those out! I’ll be sure to write all about it for you guys!