But seriously, the bounty hunter looks sooo crash. Especially with that rocket shoryuken and flame thrower hadouken. Flowchart Boba Fett is now going to be an internet phenomenon. Of course, that's not to say that the rest of the lineup are lackluster. The Republic Trooper, the antithesis to the Sith Bounty Hunter is a veritable powerhouse. Pumping out the dps and dishing out tons of damage, it's a wonder why anyone would play anything else. Seriously, just have one trooper and make the rest of the party a bunch of healers. Done and done.
Standing in the midst of blaster fire and hoping that those life-ending bolts of energy deflect off your white teeth not your thing? You can always go for a more tactical feel with the Republic Smuggler or the Sith Agent. These guys are like the Han Solo of TOR, the Sith obviously being the more evil and less lovable of the two. If you like being the squishy hiding in the back dishing out tons of dps, you're a loser. Just kidding. The Smuggler and Agent do force a player to play a little smarter due to the lack of hit points and heavy armor, but the ability to use cover effectively (First for an MMO as far as I know) and the ability to kick people in the groin then shoot them in the head (Exclusive to the Smuggler, I think. Why isn't that move in DeadRising?) will make this class something to look out for. Wear a cup.
Now to get to the meat and potatoes of Star Wars, The Cheddar Monks aka Jedi Knights. These robe toting warrior monks have been cutting down thousands of defenseless peasants and children in the name of pacifism and the force for thousands of years. While I always enjoy a good peasant-hunt (You can thank D&D for that particular hobby), I do find their hypocrisy to be a little annoying (Revan would agree). If honest wanton slaughter is your thing, you, my friend, may consider a career in the Sith as a Sith Warrior. Both the Jedi Knight and the Sith Warrior seem to give a more traditional tank feel, but also grant you those cool force powers that I'm sure everyone wants to abuse. Force lighting, force charge, force choke, force-d anal entry, the list goes on. Okay, maybe not that last power, but you get the idea. The Knight and Warrior tend to stay in melee and dish out a brand of pain that can only be delivered through a magnetically sealed tube of super-heated plasma, herpes. Plus, the ability to absorb damage, close distance instantly (courtesy of force charge) and disable the crap out of people with powers like force channel make these guys some of the scariest warrior monks you've ever seen.
|Jedi Academy Rape is no joke.|
So in the end, all the classes are pretty BAMF, I'd say that my description of the Smuggler and Agent are fairly weak, but I haven't really been looking into them all that much. Not that I think they're terrible, I'm just not the sneaking type. I FIGHT LIKE A MAN. Please don't kick me in the nads.