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Star Wars: The Old Republic: Five Reasons to Play Galactic Republic

BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing EditorBerea, OHPosts: 2,377MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

In SWTOR, the Sith Empire may be "cooler", but they don't have wookiees.  In this week's List, we take a look at five reasons no one should miss playing a member of the Galactic Republic.

This may not be a good idea, starting off the List with a reason that's essentially: because you can still be an evil bastard.  But it's true.  In SWTOR, during the course of your Galactic Republic goody-two-shoes' story, you can choose to be as much of a prick as you want to be.  You can walk the line and make sure you're still on the "good side" while being a total sleaze-ball.  That is, if you have the stomach for it.  It's a bit like playing the good-guy card while harnessing the Dark Side of the Force, but it's worth it if you want all the nifty Dark Side gear from the Republic Fleet.

Read the rest of The List: Five Reasons to Play Galactic Republic.

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  • DukeTyrionDukeTyrion LondonPosts: 82Member

    ... and the 6th reason, since it only takes 2 weeks to reach cap, you might as well play both sides at some point, to try and get your monies worth!

  • thamighty213thamighty213 NewcastlePosts: 1,630Member

    Reason number 6:  you will rarely ever encounter Huttball

     

    Thats the single best reason IMO :)

  • leojreimrocleojreimroc Toronto, ONPosts: 371Member

    Originally posted by thamighty213

    Reason number 6:  you will rarely ever encounter Huttball

     

    Thats the single best reason IMO :)




     



    This reason is the best, I agree.

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member

    I find the stories (so far) more palatable on the Republic side. I'm not sure where the disconnect is. I could just not want to play an evil character. Of course, everyone in the group of people I play in plays Empire, so I'll eventually have an Empire character leveled I'm sure.

    As long as they don't have Ewoks, I'm good though.

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  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member

    If you've ever actually tried to work with a wookie tank, you'll find that you're better off playing Empire.

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • BattlerockBattlerock Youngstown, OHPosts: 1,393Member
    Trooper Armor
  • ScotScot UKPosts: 5,769Member Uncommon

    Who cares about companions? Now if they were player races then yeah that would be cool. I am sure they will be, given time.

    Not sure list has even one of the reasons most people are playing Republic.


  • KostKost Vancouver, BCPosts: 1,975Member

    Originally posted by Icewhite

    If you've ever actually tried to work with a wookie tank, you'll find that you're better off playing Empire.


     

    Clicking his aoe abilities off, and making sure his gear is up to date (and not rocking all defense) is hard!

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member

    Originally posted by Kost

    Clicking his aoe abilities off, and making sure his gear is up to date (and not rocking all defense) is hard!

    So is setting up a set of defaults that actually work for tanking, apparently.

    The first time your "tank" knocks a live mob into another group of mobs, and then chases it in...yeah.  Tanks with knockback's always been just a brilliant idea.

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • spookydomspookydom BristolPosts: 1,782Member Uncommon

    Due to poulation imbalance. I.E most of the kids are playing Sith. You get to be the underdog. Horray! Everybody loves the underdogs! It remindes me of vanilla wow Horde. FOR THE REPUBLIC! ;)

    Edit.*  And this was just sugested by a freind of mine, and I quote. "Sith raids have to end at 8pm because it's bedtime." Ha Ha! ;)











     









     










     




     

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  • kaliniskalinis Dexter, MEPosts: 1,428Member

    Everyone cares. I dont know how many times u have to say it companions are not pets. Sorry they are so much more. 

    Khem val for one keeps telling me how when hes free hes gonna eat me for lunch, or telling me how soft i am and how someday hes gonna kill me . 

    Yea lots and lots of death threats. Qyzen keeps calling me the herald and talking about how the scorekeepr meant for him to help me, 

    T-7 is the funniest thing going, with his t7 + jedi + save the universe stuff. So who u get as a companion matters, 

     

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member


    Originally posted by kalinis
    Everyone cares. I dont know how many times u have to say it companions are not pets. Sorry they are so much more. Khem val for one keeps telling me how when hes free hes gonna eat me for lunch, or telling me how soft i am and how someday hes gonna kill me . Yea lots and lots of death threats. Qyzen keeps calling me the herald and talking about how the scorekeepr meant for him to help me, T-7 is the funniest thing going, with his t7 + jedi + save the universe stuff. So who u get as a companion matters,  

    Agreed. For your droids, I hope they let you buy personality packs. I'd much prefer a sarcastic droid than the smarmy droid I've gotten on two of my characters.

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  • BenbradaBenbrada Plainfield, ILPosts: 328Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by DukeTyrion

    ... and the 6th reason, since it only takes 2 weeks to reach cap, you might as well play both sides at some point, to try and get your monies worth!




     

    If you play what 10 hours a day??? Personally I don't have that much free time as an adult with responsibilities.

  • catlanacatlana Houston, TXPosts: 1,677Member

    Originally posted by thamighty213

    Reason number 6:  you will rarely ever encounter Huttball

     

    Thats the single best reason IMO :)




     

    I love my Republic toon for this reason. Bioware adding another same side map will help a lot. 

  • WicoaWicoa LondonPosts: 1,602Member Uncommon

    These reasons are not as cool as the sith ones and feel somewhat like barrel scrapping.

  • AntariousAntarious Greenville, SCPosts: 2,802Member

    I'm gonna go with the Huttball response and I don't see it as number 6.. I see it as number 1.

     

    Not even going into population imbalance.. Huttball to me is pretty much the "poster child" of development gone wrong.

    Moderator's on this site allow certain posters to create endless troll threads. Yet "warn" people for giving recommendations... account *pending* deletion because.. why bother.

  • xDayxxDayx St Charles, MOPosts: 712Member

    Huttball is my fave. Im not a big star wars lore/fan though.

  • nepulasnepulas HamburgPosts: 172Member Uncommon

    srsly no one cares , swtor looses attention and u cant make it better , the game itself sucks , cause there is nothing new , so you ll better push some of the real good upcoming games like tera or archeage and give them some publicity for free ... srsly ...

     

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  • pierthpierth San Antonio, TXPosts: 1,503Member

    Originally posted by DukeTyrion

    ... and the 6th reason, since it only takes 2 weeks to reach cap, you might as well play both sides at some point, to try and get your monies worth!

    Definitely- if you made the mistake of buying the game you might as well try to get the most out of the stories since that's the only decent thing about the game.

  • 77lolmac7777lolmac77 Herp Derp, PAPosts: 496Member

    faster PvP queue times

    but a lot of people dislike PvP

     

     

    .....paradox

  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,191Member Uncommon

    Well your number one reason flops like a dead mackeral.  Spaceflight is a joke in this game and without it, Hans is a one legged dork.  

  • UnshraUnshra Hanover, MDPosts: 382Member

    While I enjoyed SWTOR I have one reason "NOT" to play at all. SOPA

    Until EA removes their support even indirectly from SOPA I won't subscribe.

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    Because flying a Minmatar ship is like going down a flight of stairs on an office chair while firing an Uzi.

  • WorstluckWorstluck the valley, CAPosts: 1,269Member

    Queue generic unfounded hate response #7827-G

     

    Anyways...on my server the sides are actually pretty even.  Maybe even slighted towards Republic.  It is a RP server, probably why.  I have found that I actually enjoy the Republic stories a bit more for some odd reason.  I had been planning forever to play a Sith, but for one reason or another enjoy the other sides stories more.  The Smuggler story is pretty kick ass too.

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  • black_isleblack_isle IstanbulPosts: 239Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Ozmodan

    Well your number one reason flops like a dead mackeral.  Spaceflight is a joke in this game and without it, Hans is a one legged dork.  


     

    LOL, HANS!!

  • opposedcrowopposedcrow Framingham, MAPosts: 55Member

    I have three characters: a jedi knight (my main), a trooper, and an imperial agent. I'll admit that even as the agent I find myself habitually straying towards the ligher side during quests and dialogue (I made up a rough rp story of him being brainwashed as a child after a horrible accident to work for the empire which is why he's also a cyborg) but I also occasionally let my darker nature take over so he's probably more neutral than good.

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