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A certain kind of completionism

Posted in Blaugust, SW:TOR by Nogamara on August 6, 2018

I have this thing where I want to have one of every class in MMOs I play. This is not too uncommon, but I usually also want to at least have one of every race, and sometimes one of every gender. Basic math says this usually does not work out well without having too many duplicates. And really, who needs 4 max-level rogues? 3 should be enough.

Anyway, I have this problem in SWTOR right now.

I’ve got all the classes at 50+, most at 70 – check.

I’ve got a healthy mix of male(3) and female(5) characters – check.

Now the races are more complicated:

  • Cyborg – female (but Human is really close)
  • Chiss – male
  • Human – male (but Cyborg is really close)
  • Sith Pureblood – female
  • Rattataki – female
  • Twi’lek – female
  • Miraluka – female (still pretty close to Human/Cyborg)
  • Zabrak (light/non-red) – female
  • Mirialan – male and female

So that means these races are completely missing:

  • Cathar
  • Togruta

And because SWTOR has one voice actor each per class and gender, for all the combos of advanced class (e.g. Jedi Knight & Guardian, where the voice actor is the same) I want to have the other gender. The only 2 classes where I already started the second playthrough on the other gender are Jedi Consular and Imperial Agent.

So this means I’m still missing these (yeah I said 5 female earlier, but it’s 7 including the lowbies):

  • Mercenary – male
  • Sith Marauder – female
  • Sith Sorcerer – male
  • Jedi Guardian – male
  • Gunslinger – male
  • Vanguard – male

I also already made one character model in the creator I really like, so the Sith Marauder is basically set to Cyborg, or more likely, Human and female.

Now where to put the male Cathar and Togruta? Clipping is an issue with the Twi’lek Lekku and as far as I’ve seen, also with the Togruta. So maybe not the Mercenary where I’m inclined to have a helmet on from time to time. Also not the Gunslinger, because that would just mirror my Twi’lek Smuggler.

Then there’s the point of having a non-standard class in one of the factions, so maybe a Rattataki Vanguard would be nice (once I have the Sniper at 50 to unlock the race for the legacy).

So maybe this will work out:

  • Sith Marauder – female Human
  • Sith Sorcerer – male Zabrak
  • Jedi Guardian – male Togruta
  • Gunslinger – male Cathar
  • Vanguard – male Rattataki (could be Cathar, but I don’t want a second Aric Jorgan, also Rattataki look more badass)
  • Mercenary – yeah, that’s the only one where I’m still at a total loss, could also be Twi’lek, or Sith Pureblood, or anything

Wouldn’t it be nice if you only had these problems in your life? 🙂 I have the same problem for WoW, but as I’m not actively playing right now I won’t go into detail here. Ragnarok Online was kinda nice where you only had cute humans in male and female and a few hair styles and colors to choose from…

PS: Blaugust has started and this is my sixth post.

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  1. Rakuno said, on August 7, 2018 at 00:26

    I also have the same problem with altoholism. It always start with “Oh, hey, that class/race looks fun. I really should give it a try!” then before I know it I have a small army of characters. XD

    Final Fantasy XIV is the closest game to cure it for me since we can unlock all classes on the same character. Still I end up having an alt. Well, it is actually two but I am still deciding if I want to keep the second alt for various reasons. There are also a couple other characters abandoned in other servers due to certain reasons….

    • Nogamara said, on August 7, 2018 at 09:00

      Yeah, FFXIV sounds *so interesting*, one of the reasons is the whole “it’s only one character”. On the one hand I really love exploring all options, on the other hand, for an MMO I just want to experience and probably don’t make my main MMO (but who knows?) this sounds perfect. Just ignore the jobs you don’t like, and play *your character* with all options.

  2. S. Greystone said, on August 7, 2018 at 00:41

    Reblogged this on Gray's Cozy Nook.

  3. Alli said, on August 7, 2018 at 18:05

    I’ve always had that problem in WoW. I once figured out what race-class combo I’d create in order to have all the classes. I never went as far as to actually make them.

    • Nogamara said, on August 7, 2018 at 18:37

      Yeah don’t go down that rabbit hole 😉 More classes, many races 😛

  4. stroeb (@stroeb_) said, on August 13, 2018 at 03:02

    So many options! I know the feeling – though luckily there are some races that just don’t click so it narrows the options. And I don’t have the gender mix completion-streak, so that saves many alts. And I find it very hard to not constantly roll Tauren 🙂

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