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Originally posted by Storched Bioware classified him as a consular. I have no idea why. It's pretty obvious he is a knight since he is focused more on lightsaber combat. They should have used Obi Wan as the knight and Yoda as the consular.
My main will be a Consular and I will be focusing on lightsaber combat with my AC choice. But it will be a double bladed lightsaber.
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If we go by the KOTOR classes I would say Obi Wan was a sentinel, both by skill set and temperment. Sentinels were balanced combat wise and focused on diplomacy and stealth when they could. Just like Obi Wan.
Lol people sometimes think my last name is spelt the same as Obi. I wonder since I'm planing to play a consular if I should use that excuse to use my last name for my avatar. No one would really know in game I guess lol.
Originally posted by artemisentr4 Originally posted by Storched Bioware classified him as a consular. I have no idea why. It's pretty obvious he is a knight since he is focused more on lightsaber combat. They should have used Obi Wan as the knight and Yoda as the consular.
Now if he had a double bladed lightsaber then yes I would consider him a consular and more specifically a badass shadow
The problem with "classes" versus deeper analysis and comparing things to real life at all is that people are usually more complex than that and they change over time. So earlier in life Obi Wan could have seemed very much the Knight or such but later in life as he got wiser and understood more he became a lot more like a Consular.
Originally posted by Unshra Originally posted by Isturi Originally posted by Teala So Obi Wan was a Guardian...would that mean Qui-Gon Jinn was a Consular?
LoL silly Teala in Old Republic terrms yes. But the titles has changed in Obi Wans time during the Star Wars time line. It became Kight and Jedi Master. though when descovered by a Kight or Master you were considered a padawan. Which if I am not mastaken during the Old Republics time line you would just be considered a "Student of the Force."
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Awesome, thanks for the link and clearing this up, makes a lot more sense now! ^_^
in terms of a charcter that maybe plays more like obi-wan i would say pick a knight. but if you are looking to follow more of a story with a feel of obi-wan you may want to look at the consular.
this is from the a dev blog about the consular:
When developing the story for the Jedi Consular, these were themes we wanted to address – power and wisdom, how Jedi face the dark side, and how they work toward the ideals of the Republic. But the key element of the Consular’s story is mystery, using intelligence and courage to seek the truth. We wanted to capture the journey of Obi-Wan Kenobi – someone who begins with unusual insight and talent, but who is still growing into those powers, learning about the galaxy, and choosing what path to take in life.http://www.swtor.com/news/blog/20100305_001
now whether or not you agree with how they see things is another matter
if you are interested in seeing their take on the knight you might want to check this dev blog
the real question is why play jedi at all, when you can embrace the dark side and join the sith!
Originally posted by Kickphat if skywalker didn't fall to the dark side he most likely would of been almost as good as Yoda you also got to take into account that Yoda lived for 900 years so he has been using the force for 99% of his life skywalker had only been studying the force for 13 years or so when he turned to the dark side an then turn into mostly a Cyborg which cut his force skills in half
lord vader didnt lose any force strength, he merely lost arms legs and lunge tissue to volcanic heat and light saber wounds.
he crushed the room when he woke up after being fixed if you didnt happen to see that movie.
Originally posted by Isturi Originally posted by Metentso Originally posted by Isturi Originally posted by Metentso Originally posted by zeiden I think he is both. It's bioware that fucked up by making 2 Jedi classes.
This. A Jedi is a Jedi. Period.
Yum er there has ALWAYS been two Jedi classes. "Always two nothing more." -Yoda
What.. that's master and padawan, right? Not two classes.
LoL right i caught my mistake and did a updated post TY
Also, Yoda was reffering to sith and the rule of 2 set by, I think, Darth Bane.
Originally posted by zeiden I think he is both. It's bioware that fucked up by making 2 Jedi classes.
nah thats the way its alway been Jedi-Knight is like a force wielding paladin of sorts, and a consular is more specialized in the force.....but according the Pen and Paper rules no one is taking on Mace Windu cause he is the baddest in the land, thats why Samuel L Jackson got to play him
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There are no Jedi classes. Games need to invent Jedi classes to accomodate to the traditional combat rules. Of course a Jedi can be better at diplomacy than combat, but that's not a class. But can inspire one, as in SWTOR and the SW RP game.
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Originally posted by Metentso There are no Jedi classes. Games need to invent Jedi classes to accomodate to the traditional combat rules. Of course a Jedi can be better at diplomacy than combat, but that's not a class. But can inspire one, as in SWTOR and the SW RP game.
I think a lot of people forget or don't even know this exists and has for quite a long time. I know SWG designers built from it, I'm sure Bioware have as well.
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Originally posted by graggok Originally posted by zeiden I think he is both. It's bioware that fucked up by making 2 Jedi classes.
Actually, I'd have to agree with Zeiden. Frankly I'm surprised Bioware went the 2 classes route over specialization trees. Most Jedi have been portrayed as persuing both. Honing their lightsaber skills as a parallel towards better understanding the force. Sith are a little different, since they only care about raw power, but while they don't care about balance, they still use both combat and force training to try and achieve as much power as possible.
Originally posted by aesperus Originally posted by graggok Originally posted by zeiden I think he is both. It's bioware that fucked up by making 2 Jedi classes.
Combat skills come from the Force too, they are inseparable.
Originally posted by Metentso Originally posted by zeiden I think he is both. It's bioware that fucked up by making 2 Jedi classes.
As a fan I don't know if I can agree on that. You see all jedi start out as jedi true enough... however there are many examples of those who focused heavily on the force or their skills with a lightsabre.
Given that they weren't just a caster or a melee... more like 80%/20% or 90%/10%... not all.
Yeah Obi-Wan is totally a "Guardian" type, his lightsaber skills demonstrate that. Besides if he were a "Consular" Jedi then wouldn't he have fought Sidious? Perhaps he is more crafty, reserved and wise than many of the others similar to him, but thats just his personality traits showing, less specific to his personal development with the force. Not to mention his lightsaber forms.
Obviously it was about the story. There is so much to both the sith and jedi that can be put into a story. So two classes allows BW to have two completely different story paths for both jedi and sith. But with a themepark MMO and trinity combat. The more class choices the better. Eight base classes are better than six IMO.
I would say that Obi Wan started out his life as a Jedi, but was forced by circumstances to change course and become a Consular during the Jedi assasinations. After all, "These are not the droids you are looking for." just does not seem to fit into a Guardians way of doing things, but I could be wrong.
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Originally posted by artemisentr4 Originally posted by aesperus Originally posted by graggok Originally posted by zeiden I think he is both. It's bioware that fucked up by making 2 Jedi classes.
BioWare did not create these classes. They came from the Pen and Paper Star Wars game published on the DnD 3.0 D20 System. They have modified them a bit, but that is their source. There have been multiple Jedi Classes and Specializations in that game and Kotor to follow for many years. One other class in the Pen and Paper they left out was Force Sage. If you read the expanded universe materials not all Force Tradtions are Jedi or Sith.
On wookieepedia it say's,
[quote]Upon a Padawan's ascension to Knighthood, they faced the choice of continuing down one of three branches of Jedi training. Choosing based on preference and personal talents and skills, the opportunity to join the ranks of theJedi Guardian, Jedi Consular, or Jedi Sentinel was open to all who passed the Jedi Trials. In addition to their specialization, the High Council could demand that the members of the Order assume military ranks in order to defend the Republic.[/quote]
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