Bioware Formally Unveils SW:TOR Bounty Hunter

Bioware Formally Unveils SW:TOR Bounty Hunter

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Sure, Bioware technically announced the class a week ago with their new developer diary - but now we actually have information about Star Wars: The Old Republic's Bounty Hunter class.

Personally, I never understood why Boba Fett was so popular. I mean, sure, the guy has an awesome theme song, but he's always been kind of boring to me. Still, though I might not get the appeal myself, it's hard to deny that there are plenty of people who have always wanted to put on some Mandalorian armor and hunt people for a living - disintegrations optional.

For those people, Bioware has added the Bounty Hunter - along with some eye-candy screens - to the game's official website. Interestingly enough, it appears that the Bounty Hunter's storyline will be closely tied into that of the Sith Empire:

Countless enemies stand in the way of the Sith Empire's drive for domination. The Empire spares no expense eliminating these threats, offering massive bounties to employ the galaxy's most lethal hunters. Earning a death mark from the Empire means a life spent in fear, constantly looking over one's shoulder. It's never a question if a Bounty Hunter will find you... only when.

I guess the Republic is too goody-two-shoes - what with its squeaky-clean Jedi - to bother getting its hands dirty with a gun-for-hire? Or perhaps individual bounty hunters will be able to change their own storyline? I'm still kind of dicey on how exactly Bioware is intending to make a story-driven MMO, honestly: How do you feel special and unique as a Bounty Hunter who has defected to the Republic, if twenty thousand others have done the same thing?

Me, I'm holding out for the Protocol Droid class.

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The reason I always liked Boba Fett was because A) he was the only person to back-talk Vader and get away with it, and B) The episode of Robot chicken where he blows up the Ewoks.

And the only use for a protocol droid would be to get threatened, scrapped, and shot.

Robot Chicken Star Wars Boba Fett FTW

Bounty Hunter seems fun, Hopefully you'll be able to either defect or stay neutral somehow (just miss out on some benefits of alignment?).

HK Assassin droid class...please put in an HK Assassin droid class...

Kewl.

Just hope there's going to be a lot of nice weapons, but... Why do I get the feeling that this will be just a standard Nuker with good looks?

thebobmaster:
HK Assassin droid class...please put in an HK Assassin droid class...

This a billion times over.

I hope that theres other races of Bounty Hunter, if everyones running around in Mandlorian armour then it could get boring. Heres hoping for some Trandoshan and Wookie hunters.

/geekiness,

nova18:
I hope that theres other races of Bounty Hunter, if everyones running around in Mandlorian armour then it could get boring. Heres hoping for some Trandoshan and Wookie hunters.

/geekiness,

I'm sure of it, BH's were not just Mandalorians.

In SWG all races could be BH's.

nova18:
I hope that theres other races of Bounty Hunter, if everyones running around in Mandlorian armour then it could get boring. Heres hoping for some Trandoshan and Wookie hunters.

/geekiness,

Being Mandalorian has nothing to do with what species you are. if he's bad ass enough an Ewok could be a mandalorian. It's a life style choice, not something you are born into.

TheMatt:

nova18:
I hope that theres other races of Bounty Hunter, if everyones running around in Mandlorian armour then it could get boring. Heres hoping for some Trandoshan and Wookie hunters.

/geekiness,

Being Mandalorian has nothing to do with what species you are. if he's bad ass enough an Ewok could be a mandalorian. It's a life style choice, not something you are born into.

You have a point but Im saying that I didnt want them to typecast Mandalorians as being the only Bounty Hunters in the universe. As the most famous bounty hunter was one. Also, you never really hear of any other races as Mandalorians in the canon.

Ahh well, I just want to play a Wookie BH. My friend wants to be a Trandoshan spice smuggler, so we though we would team up and defy the rivalry between the two.
Also, I want to be able to kill Gungans, Jawa's and Ewoks. That's all I've ever wanted/

EDIT: Scrap that about the canon, I forgot that the original Mandalorian's were the Taung.

This is the only MMO that has the potential to pull me away from LOTRO.

You know why I personally like Boba Fett? He has such a kickass voice. I want a voice like that.

 

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