Hey. I've beta tested SW:TOR since February of 2011 (though I was part of the first beta weekend in June of 2010) and had a great time. My primary testing class and area of focus has been Sniper/Gunslinger combat mechanics and balance. I have leveled to cap (whatever that level was at the time) in every build I have tested. My understanding of the "pure DPS" ranged ACs has evolved as the class has evolved. This guide is not my attempt to tell you how to play Sniper or Gunslinger.
Instead -- I hope I can clear up some misinformation, maybe encourage people to try new or offbeat tactics to push the class to its limits, and share a little of what I enjoy about playing Sniper. Above all I hope I can make your experience a little more fun at live.
-FenNB: Content difficulty and mechanics are subject to change before launch! Post-launch you can expect some more comprehensive commentary from me. This guide reflects the current "state of the game" and the way Sniper/Gunslinger is playing in beta.
Table of Contents
01 Core Class Mechanics (aka. Should I play Sniper? What can I expect from this class?)Each section represents ten followers. You're welcome to request additional information or comment either here or on my stream. Also: feel free to repost the guide in whole or in part. I would appreciate credit and a link back to the original content (either straight here or to my channel on twitch). Thanks!
02 Stats and Ratings and Mods, oh my!
03 Cover: Don't hate the shield.
04 IA Energy Usage
05 Sniper Companions and Crew Skills
09 PvE Tactics
10 PvP Tactics
Permissions: This guide may be reproduced in whole or in part. If you do, please give me credit and link back to the original content either here on my blog (imperialsniper.com) or to my stream: http://twitch.tv./fentanyl213 Thanks!
Beta Disclaimer: Any and all systems may change before launch. Although I have done my best to describe tactics that have applied in multiple builds and continue to be usable today, there is no guarantee that anything I say now will be correct at launch. I will endeavor to revise and correct this guide at live, but until this disclaimer is removed from every section of my guide, ALL information in EVERY section is subjective!