When creating a new character in the Old Republic, The SWTOR Character Creation screen is what we are introduced to. There are a wide range of options and sometimes tend to overwhelm the player if they are not sure about what they want. Do you want to play as the good guys or the bad guys? While attempting to decide, remember that the character that you decide to build is going to be where you spend most of your time, so choose wisely.
The servers that offered allow for the player to have up to (8) eight characters. Therefore if you decide to play on all (5) five servers, you can have as many as (40) forty characters. That makes it possible to play every race and species which also allows you to see the multiple story lines, first hand.
While in character creation mode, you are able to use your mouse to rotate around the tune and see what his appearances will be. To attempt to help you decide which Allegiance to begin with, let's discuss each of our options.
The Galactic Republic
The Galactic Republic, being founded well over 20,000 years ago was made up from diplomats and explorers. The Chancellor is the leader of this democracy formed for the Galactic Republic. In their attempts to bring nations together, the Republic uses what is referred to as "chaotic amalgam." This causes the world, species, and corporations to often clash back and forth.
The Sith Empire
The Sith Empire, being a militaristic society is nothing short of rigid. Because of this, the Sith Lord is the ruler and dominates by using force and power. Because of how the Empire is made up, power is everything. This Empire lives by the saying, "only the strongest survive." Achieving power glory means that you have to turn on everyone and cannot trust anyone, ever.
As far as gameplay goes, the advanced classes and species are on opposite ends of the spectrum. At level 10, your character will start to take shape and mold into what you really him or her to be.
The Sith Empire has the following classes:
- Sith Warrior
- Bounty Hunter
- Sith Inquisitor
- Imperial Agent
The Galactic Republic may choose any of the following:
- Jedi Knight
- Jedi Consular
While each class has its positives and negatives, being sure that you choose based from your interest is important. If you find that you would prefer mostly brute force who enjoys stopping at nothing to rip life from your enemies and being able to be stealthy and seductive about it, be sure and give The Sith Empire a try.
Being peaceful and always watching out for your partner and team is what the Galactic Republic stands for. If built correctly, the Galactic Empire is a force that cannot be taken lightly. Get out there and build your ultimate character!