OK, what do I do once I finally hit 50? I lust after the empire. I don’t think the empire is necessarily “better” but it seems like the flavor of it is … exciting?
For starters, the snark. Whether I’m doing the right thing or the wrong thing, I have a chance to mouth off to people for funsies. That’s pretty cool coming from a force-user (in this case, Inquisitor).
Example: The overseer gives my rival the task of translating something in the library while he tasks my character with going into a dangerous tomb full of bugs and stuff. Totally fair, right? My inquisitor’s response: “Better than the library. Yawn.” I almost peed myself.
In contrast, my Jedi Knight has the personality of a wet napkin. I would choose a dialogue option like “yeah I’m awesome” to spice things up and it comes out “the force was with me.” It’s really wooden, even when being BAD (dark side). Good thing her companions are interesting. The only snide or snarky character on the republic side is the smuggler.
Second, from the little I played, it seems “smoother,” at least inquisitor compared to consular. Force lightning just flows, compared to the awkward, delayed, and slightly glitchy rock throwing. Besides, where the fuck do those rocks come from all the time? There isn’t debris everywhere…
Meet the dirty imps
Anyhoo, got to 10 on the inquisitor and just love it. But a random sithie does nobody any good. I don’t have a server on which sithie friends are playing (you know, to have an alt join them) so I’m just being self-indulgent at this point.
Solution: I made a consular that totally looks like my sithie inquisitor (minus the awesome but unavailable scars) and I’ll just squint really hard and pretend the rocks are lightning. Mmmhm. That will totally work.
I’m not a huge fan of dirty humans, but I want to bring her to the dark side, and somehow I felt like it would be wrong to imply that aliens are evil. Maybe I’m overthinking it.
Have you played both sides? What do you think?