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Posted: Jun 7th 2009 4:07PM Flicktion said

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I highly doubt droids will be playable, though no doubt they will be companions. Check the droid companion out in the new trailer.

Posted: Jun 7th 2009 8:50PM (Unverified) said

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Yea there gonna be companions.

Posted: Jun 7th 2009 5:27PM BaronJuJu said

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I think its quite possible that we may be seeing a droid as a playable race. Remeber that Edge article leak about a week ago with all of the characters on the front page? Notice that all the characters shown on the two pages are known player classes in game, except for one. On page one in the upper left hand corner it shows a big green Droid standing there next to the Troopers and BH.

I also think they may be hinting at a new profession, spy. That is what apparently the droid was doing when confronted by the Jedi and was undetected during the first part of the conversation.

Of course in the new cinematic there is a Twi'lek with dual pistols that enters the Jedi temple with the Sith with no real explanation of who she was.

Posted: Jun 7th 2009 5:45PM (Unverified) said

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What if there was a class where you were a droid maker of some sort and used droids as a pet.

PET CLASS!?

Posted: Jun 7th 2009 8:39PM Jesspiper said

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To me, droids would be the ultimate (and so far lacking) tank class. Droids in Star Wars make Data from Star Trek look like a primitive toaster. They are very much individuals, they just (as far as I know) aren't part of the Force like all other living things.

Posted: Jun 7th 2009 8:45PM karnisov said

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i've been wanting to play a droid as a character for a while. this is awesome.

Posted: Jun 7th 2009 10:52PM (Unverified) said

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I always thought they'd put a droid class in the game. One problem would be the character's history though..

Posted: Jun 8th 2009 6:17PM (Unverified) said

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that, and constantly being shot with a stun gun to be fitted with a restraining bolt to be re-sold at a droid shop in anchorhead. droids didn't really ever "live" their own "lives" in star wars with so far only two exceptions. they always had a master, and if they didn't they were waiting to be sold to a master, or re-claimed by a pack of jawa's. the two exception's so far are G0-T0, and the assassination droid revan "fixed".

could it be possible that there is a population of self-sufficient droids in the star wars universe? yes. is it likely that the republic, jedi, or sith will let a droid climb the ranks of their organization? no. while they all make extensive use of droids. i doubt they would put any real power in the hands of one other than being sent on assassination missions, moving data from one place to another, or running kolto tanks. so your chances of playing as a droid are slim

that is unless bioware decides to put in a so far un-heard of third "neutral" faction made up entirely of droids. which i wouldn't put to far past them since a lot of people might not want to take sides in the war, but still participate in it. i mean it is a cold war still. both sides would be in need of "individuals" who's moral compass not only doesn't swing to either side, but is absent all together. droids would fit into that role perfectly.
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Posted: Jun 8th 2009 12:42AM Nottom said

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Every class is a "pet" class in that you can have companion(s).

I don't have anything vested in droids being a playable "race", but it would be surprising. I don't see how a droid can become a hero of the galaxy in the same way that other races can unless they establish a specific race of sentient, self-replicating droids. Wasn't there such a race in Ep. 2?

Posted: Jun 8th 2009 1:57AM (Unverified) said

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I don't see why droids couldn't be a possible playable race. They had droid characters in both KOTOR games. Wouldn't it be great getting to play as an HK unit?

Posted: Jun 8th 2009 2:58AM TheJackman said

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The hype! the comic :)

Really Bioware does not need this hype they all ready make tons of single player games and 2 of there hits still are seen by some like the best star wars games ever.... I am pretty sure that this game will be nr2 mmo or even nr1 mmo in the world that is when they make a good job on it if they release just single player with hops like guild wars this will end badly...

Posted: Jun 8th 2009 7:04AM (Unverified) said

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I know this might be a stupid question, but what is the difference between
Star Wars Galaxies and the new Star Wars: The Old Republic?

Posted: Jun 8th 2009 7:23AM (Unverified) said

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the universe is the same, and that's about it, everything else including gameplay, storyline, characterisation and (given it's bioware) quality will be very different. Think more KOTR storytelling, less running around on empty worlds with constant annoying gameplay changes.
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