So it seems that Star Wars: The Old Republic
has won the vote in last week's Choose my Adventure
game poll. Despite the fact that I had my own favorite that I was rooting for along the way (I think it's safe to say that all Massively writers do that during these polls), this is the beauty of Choose my Adventure. Of course, I wouldn't have put it on the list if I didn't think it would be a game in which I'd enjoy developing a story, but I'm particularly curious to see SWTOR
since I haven't played for probably five or six months. Since then, it's gone free-to-play
and added quite a bit of new content, including the newly launched Game Update 1.6
. The question is, what part of the game do you want to see as we approach the first anniversary of its launch
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.
CMA: Should I play an existing character or create a new one?
|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.
CMA: SWTOR server choice
|Jedi Covenant (PVE)||222 (24.6%)|
|The Shadowlands (PVE)||243 (26.9%)|
|The Ebon Hawk (RP)||437 (48.4%)|
CMA: SWTOR Allegiance
|Galactic Republic||410 (43.7%)|
|The Sith Empire||529 (56.3%)|
CMA: SWTOR class
|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%)|
CMA: SWTOR species
CMA: SWTOR gender
CMA: SWTOR light or dark side?
|Light Side||446 (49.2%)|
|Dark Side||461 (50.8%)|
CMA: SWTOR personality type
|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.
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.