Photo-receptor Focus on: Empire or Republic?
Welcome back! Today let’s chat about which side we’re going to play and why. I’ll start.
Being the good person I am IRL, I’m naturally going to play Empire characters in SWTOR at the start. The chance to do the things I don’t get to do in real life is way too tempting. Cheerfully kill someone just because I can? Check. Make choices that hurt others as I laugh with diabolical glee? Check. Stride through halls with elegant arrogance and look good doing it? Check. (I think I’ve seen some halls in the vids through which I can arrogantly stride anyway.)
More My Two Credits and Comments after the jump.
The real reason I’m playing Empire? My friends are. They were appalled when they discovered I’d applied to a Republic guild. Never mind the fact that they all said they would not be joining me in SWTOR. Their levels of shock and horror were overwhelming as they cried, “No, no, no!!! What on earth were you thinking?!!” My carefully well-thought-out response was, “Well…um…I don’t know.”
So, I withdrew my ap from the Republic guild and dutifully found one that would allow me to be evil with my friends. (I also get to be Republic with the new guild too, so I was kind of sneaky here.) It was an awesome choice, as I adore the new friends I’ve made already.
Anyway, the more I read about the Empire, the happier I am that my friends made me switch. The vids for the different Empire classes have me see-sawing trying to choose my main. What I’ve read and heard about the Empire story lines sounds intriguing. Overall, it really does sound like metal canisters full of fun.
Besides, the little dark debbil sitting on my shoulder is cavorting wildly and throwing lightning bolts at the little light angel on the other shoulder.
And when all is said and done, it really does come down to lightning, right?
So which side are you going to play first and why?