SWTOR previews the new tricks Onslaught brings to Snipers and Gunslingers

    
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It’s almost like Star Wars: The Old Republic just realized how close October 22nd is and how many sub-classes there are left to preview. Yet another class-focused look at what the upcoming Onslaught expansion is bringing has come online, this time focusing on the Sniper and Gunslinger.

Both classes will get a new ability that lets them mark an area and teleport back to that area if they’re at least within 60 meters of it, while each of the specializations will once more see Set Bonuses and Tactical items that enhance their given playstyle. Some of these bonuses include a Tactical that lets players apply all of their applied DoT damage at once when using a specific ability, or a slowly stacking damage buff when a Sniper stays Entrenched or a Gunslinger stays Hunkered Down.

Whether you’re the sort who like to drop behind cover and lay down fire or throw bombs in people’s faces, this update has all the details you’ll want.

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Bango on Laurelin

It’ll be a public beta shitshow like 5.0 was.

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rosieposie

There is NO way this will be ready to launch next week. These maintenance crews need ages to design what little new content they can come up with.

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McGuffn

Good ole Han and his magic teleporter. Anybody else remember when he used it in the nick of time and avoided getting killed by Kylo Ren?

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Mewmew

I’m downloading this now. I dabbled in this a tiny bit when I was pretty young and can’t really remember it that well. I’ve been going back around to a lot of old games recently.

I watched some Clone Wars episodes lately which made me wonder what online Star Wars games were still around, then I remembered I only tried the one Star Wars MMORPG that still exists for a bit and can’t really remember it. I thought that I better get on there and try it out now while it’s still around.

I downloaded a number of older MMORPGs lately. I realized that Neverwinter was actually still on my PC from years ago when I played it for a couple of hours and hopped in that again a bit. So then I wondered about the other D&D game and got DDO (which may be a bit too old for me, I will give it a bit more testing sometime soon to see). And then I saw some Clone Wars episodes and decided to snag SWTOR. I’ll have to pick between the three.

Though I forgot Red Dead 2 PC was so close to release and I’ll probably be on that next month. So many games, so little gaming time!

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PanagiotisLial1

NWO is superior in combat for those who like actionish combat but in my opinion nothing else. On DDO you walk towards your mob and swing at a fairly slow speed and got to stay in range if melee. DDO has worse texture quality and resolution but the palette and the overall feeling of the setting gives more deep fantasy vibes – also stays closer(but not close) to true rules and has an element of exploration and puzzle solving. I do kind of like the narration too on DDO.

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Bruno Brito

DDO is a better RPG setting of any of the games you mentioned. NW has the most “polished” combat. SWTOR combat is good if you like WoW combat with some pluses, like better animations and more creative class design than WoW’s.

I think overall, considering that the monetizations of the three games is pure garbage ( which makes that point moot ), you can go with the RPG experience, and DDO has a better one, if you can deal with the lesser population.

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PanagiotisLial1

I personally would had rather spent what I spent on LOTRO a few years back on DDO instead. LOTRO is good but since I am not much into pure theme park gameplay DDO is more to my tastes

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Bruno Brito

DDO is pretty theme-park-esque too.

I just find that DDO has a great rpg experience.

It would behoove them nicely to actively create a foundry for players to make quests.

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PanagiotisLial1

DDO feels like a 90s single player rpg with good gameplay which makes it quite playable even completely alone. What strengthens that feel is you dont encounter people on the maps.

The problem with standing stones games is they charge all old DLCs and Expansions resulting on a big sum if someone starting would want to get all at once