I'm patched up, I've awakened my existing characters from their carbonite slumber, and I'm ready to rock this game. I've shelled out for a subscription because anyone can play the game for free, and there's not much adventure in that. Plus, I don't want to restrict our options. We've done enough impressions on this game and its business model, but this series of articles will focus on my character's story.
Click past the break to decide whether I'll play an existing character or start a new one. And if I do start a new one, what should I make?
For the following polls, consideration will be given to combinations that do or don't work. If the most popular choice doesn't work as a combo, the next most popular choice will be used. Note that I will be able to unlock one locked species with a legacy unlock if needed.
|Existing Level 20 Male Trooper (Commando)||102 (10.9%)|
|Existing Level 12 Female Imperial Agent (Sniper)||160 (17.1%)|
|Existing Level 6 Male Sith Inquisitor||56 (6.0%)|
|Create brand new character||617 (66.0%)|
Since this CMA series is all about story and I'm located on the eastern side of the US, I'll be sticking to North American east coast PvE servers only.
|Jedi Covenant (PVE)||222 (24.6%)|
|The Shadowlands (PVE)||243 (26.9%)|
|The Ebon Hawk (RP)||437 (48.4%)|
|Galactic Republic||410 (43.7%)|
|The Sith Empire||529 (56.3%)|
|Trooper (Republic)||64 (6.8%)|
|Smuggler (Republic)||112 (12.0%)|
|Jedi Knight (Republic)||94 (10.0%)|
|Jedi Consular (Republic)||63 (6.7%)|
|Bounty Hunter (Empire)||145 (15.5%)|
|Sith Warrior (Empire)||105 (11.2%)|
|Imperial Agent (Empire)||238 (25.4%)|
|Sith Inquisitor (Empire)||115 (12.3%)|
|Light Side||446 (49.2%)|
|Dark Side||461 (50.8%)|
|Not very bright||106 (11.5%)|
|Hero complex||143 (15.5%)|
Make sure to get your votes in by Friday, December 14th, at 12:01 a.m. EST. Depending on what's chosen for me this week, I will begin next week's article with the story of my character and how it all began for him or her, including a few levels of initial gameplay.
SWTOR offers some fairly significant choices that can affect quite a bit in the storyline, so I'll leave the major ones up to you. But because this is a weekly column, I'll be making the smaller choices myself as I play based on the personality you've chosen here.
I can't wait to get this ball rolling! It should be a lot of fun!
It's Shawn's turn back in the driver's seat of Choose My Adventure with you as the co-pilot. It's going to be a rough ride, so put on your seat belt! If you want to read a full six weeks of farcical puns about cars and farming, be sure to tune in every Wednesday as the adventure continues to unfold.