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Alright, today Bioware hath released a Fan Friday, chocked full of fibre and the typical fare: drawings, roleplay threads (they might be NSFW, but I didn't check), polls, concept art, and a video. In the Developer Corner section, they announced the Advanced Classes, their defining features, and their party roles. To save your time loading a webpage, I've pasted them here:

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Trooper:
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Commando

Heavy Blaster Cannon

Grenades

Ranged DPS

 

Vanguard

Blaster Rifle

Energy Shields and Defense

Tank

Smuggler:

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Scoundrel

Blaster ‘Shot Gun’

Stealth / Medicine

Burst ranged damage or Healing

 

Gunslinger

Dual Pistols

Quickdraw / Fast Attacks

Ranged DPS

Jedi Knight:

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Jedi Sentinel

Dual Wield Saber

Saber fighting specialist

Melee DPS

 

Jedi Guardian

Single Saber / Heavy Armor

Leadership / Party Buffs

Tank

Jedi Consular:

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Jedi Shadow

Double Bladed Saber

Stealth

Burst melee damage

 

Jedi Wizard

Single Saber

Powerful Telekinesis / Healing

Ranged Control / Damage or Healing

Bounty Hunter

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Powertech

Flamethrower

Defense / Energy Shields

Tank

 

Mercenary

Dual Wield Guns

Missiles

Ranged DPS

Sith Warrior:

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Sith Juggernaut

Single Saber / Heavy Armor

Fear and Darkside Auras

Tank

 

Sith Marauder

Dual Wield Sabers / Armor

Saber fighting specialist

Melee DPS

Imperial Agent:

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Operative

Blaster Rifle / Energy Blade

Stealth

Burst Ranged damage

 

Sniper

Sniper Rifle

Cover, Ambush, Orbital Strikes

Ranged DPS

Sith Inquisitor:

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Sith Sorcerer

Single Saber

Force Lightning / Force Drain

Ranged DPS or Healer

 

Sith Assassin

Double Bladed Saber

Stealth

Burst Melee DPS

Powertech and blaster shotguns? This is starting to look like fun. It's interesting to see that the Republic has more healbots than the Sith.

 

On the proper update side, they have opened a webpage in the holonet about the player ships available in the game, with most currently in silhouettes save for the Jedi Defender and Sith Fury.

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I wouldn't call them healbots, we don't need to insult the future potential healers. :p I swear the Agent can heal too. I saw a leaked image that showed that Agents can use a Kolto Dart to heal allies. Maybe it's just a general-purpose ability that isn't limited to either spec though, like a real hybrid in both specs.

 

Though more on topic, I'll definitely be a Vanguard, especially since they can use a regular assault rifle, letting me live out my Shepard/Clone Trooper dreams.

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well I initially wanted to be what is now known as a Jedi Wizard... But I'd rather lick piss off a nettle than be known as that... wow. so I guess I'm a Jedi "other" atm :)
Yep, saying it sounds weird.

 

Anyway, Mercenary with its dual wield guns makes me think of Jango Fett. Which is awesome.

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I swear the Agent can heal too. I saw a leaked image that showed that Agents can use a Kolto Dart to heal allies. Maybe it's just a general-purpose ability that isn't limited to either spec though, like a real hybrid in both specs.
Could you imagine getting shot with a syringe from halfway across the battlefield? I'd rather die than suffer that, and I'm not even afraid of needles!

 

Though more on topic, I'll definitely be a Vanguard, especially since they can use a regular assault rifle, letting me live out my Shepard/Clone Trooper dreams.
Funny, the name Powertech has been calling to me, so mayhaps we'll have to be tanking rivals. o_Q
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Yep, saying it sounds weird.

 

Anyway, Mercenary with its dual wield guns makes me think of Jango Fett. Which is awesome.

 

I concur. The non-Jedi specialisations are all quite cool looking. Bio did a good job in making them cool. The duel wielding swashbuckling type is appealing to me too...while I was originally planning to go Sith Assassin...

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I know this better than Most... But its like when George Lucas and a Young Anakin say Laser Sword instead of Lightsaber, yes its in Canon blah blah, but its also so bad its funny.

 

+1 to that.

 

Yeah, several names are not all that creative or appealing. Wizard and Shadow Jedi being two big ones. Sorcerer being the other weird one.

 

Also I'm just kinda sad the classes seem so cookie cutter. I was hoping that the specialized classes wouldn't look exactly the same on both sides and allow a little variety.

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Creativity has been long dead in Star Wars and this is proof.

 

Not so sure about that when reading about some of the story lines that Bioware is putting together, but the names are certainly disappointing and really pop out when playing "which one of these is not like the others."

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