This weekend I finally spent several uninterrupted hours in the heavy boots of one of Star Wars: The Old Republic's more ruthless classes: The Bounty Hunter. Did the experience change my opinion that BioWare's upcoming MMO is more akin to a single-player game that just happens to have other people in it? Not exactly.
Yesterday I asked you folks to vote on what sort of character you'd like me to create for my brief weekend visit with the Star Wars: The Old Republic beta. Now let's see what your voting has wrought.
Being a Bounty Hunter in Star Wars: The Old Republic takes more than just scrounging up a missile-firing backpack and avoiding sarlacc pits. It's also about choosing whether you want to become a Mercenary or a Powertech when you grow up. What's the difference?
In the first Star Wars: The Old Republic developer blog concerning classes, principle lead writer Daniel Erickson explains why Bounty Hunters are born to be bad.