So far, I’ve definitely identified a couple of classes I want to play through after my Inquisitor hits max level. And I am definitely one of those alt people who likes to have a self-contained crafting army of her own, so I inevitably continue to level up alts until I feel I have all my necessary crafting bases covered.
As of right now, I am thinking I’ll want to level a Jedi Consular and a Bounty Hunter (because I want my own Jawa companion). The rest remain to be seen, since I haven’t actively delved into all the classes yet.
Right now, while we’re playing the waiting game, it’s fun to sit and imagine our bright and shiny alt future…what are you thinking you’ll be doing alt-wise?
Naturally, there has to be at least one of everything. The order that I have planned so far is:
Sith Inquisitor – Sorcerer
Jedi Consular – Shadow
Imperial Agent – (undecided on AC just yet)
Jedi Knight – Sentinel
Bounty Hunter – Powertech (possibly Merc first)
Sith Warrior – Marauder
Smuggler – Gunslinger (possibly Scoundrel first)
Trooper – Commando
From there I’ll have to decide which classes I enjoy enough to relevel with the other AC, also taking into consideration necessary professions and whether or not one class shows a particular affinity for professions I’m lacking.
I’ve got races picked out for each too, but I only know them by look since I’m not as much a SW nerd as I probably should be to maintain my geek card. I couldn’t find a reference for them on swtor.com so I guess I got the information on which races can be which classes from some other site, but I don’t remember now where it was.
If my time in WoW has taught me anything though, it’s that none of my plans ever last beyond logging in. I wouldn’t be surprised if after playing the Inquisitor for a little while the rest of the plan changes completely. I’ll probably see somebody playing a Sith Warrior and be overcome with an urge to go roll my own right away so that I can do whatever cool thing I just saw them do. Then I’ll fight a Smuggler in some PvP matchup somewhere and decide I have to go roll one of those immediately. When it comes to MMO’s, I’ve got a serious case of the “oooohh! SHINIES!!!!”
I am already looking forward to your inevitable alt leveling guides!
My husband and I plan to have Bounty Hunter mains, which we originally planned to play with a friend of ours who will be making an Imperial Agent. We’ve since realized how much less time he has to play than we wilil have, so we’ll be playing a pair of Inquisitors with him, most likely, while we play the Bounty Hunters on our own time.
We’re much the same way with crafting. We don’t like relying on other people if we can help it. I guess we’ll be making exceptions for our companions this go around, won’t we?
Of course, this is all speculation at this point. Things will probably change drastically once we get our hands on the game.
Totally agree that all our planning and speculation may well turn to dust after we get the game in our hot little hands…
I am also hoping that more of my RL gamer friends decide to play SWTOR and will definitely be rolling some low-time commitment alts to play with them if they do.
Zombie Gopher (@ZombieGopher) said:
I will likely make an Inquisitor (Sorcerer) as my main, with a Bounty Hunter (unsure of AC) as my first alt. I plan to eventually play through all 8 storylines, though that could take a long, long time. 😛
I think the 8 distinct story lines may be finally what it takes to get me to level a melee class to max level…
Bounty Hunter (Mercenary) as main and Jedi Knight (Sentinal) as an alt.
Grats on the pre-order (saw that via twitter.) You are one of the few folks I’ve seen mention the Jedi Knight so far — can I ask what about them grabbed your interest?
So far I’m leaning towards Tankasin main, Operative alt.
Wanting to tank, I had thought of Juggernaut early on, but everything I have heard so far leads me to believe they are going to suck leveling on a pvp server… and Assassins just have that cool factor going for them (even if a dual bladed saber is wildly impractical).
Operatives just seem compelling to me in that they are the underdog with only their skills, wits and some gadgets to battle these powerful force users.
May need to play them before I can really decide. Still waiting for that elusive beta invite >.>
I agree that we really need to get our hands on the game to get a proper feel for what feels like the most fun.
Here’s hoping that we get BETA invites (and for the same weekend!) soon!
I’m fairly certain I’ll be doing a Smuggler (Gunslinger) fist. I think after that will come some sort of healing class, but I’ll likely dabble with various alts to see what fits before committing to anything else.