We had a good length game of our Imperial leveling trio last night. As is becoming the norm we used Skype for easy coordination, with the side benefit of being able to chat and joke as we play.
Since this is our first play through on Imperial-side characters, everything is refreshingly new and different. I find Dromund Kaas an interesting world, there’s a lot of factionalism being unveiled and some really nice snippets of dialogue in the various conversation cut-scenes. Little details that really add so much to the sense of immersion – like our Sith Inquisitor reminding an Imperial officer, who was about to berate us for not doing as asked, that she *is* Sith and therefore not to be questioned.
I am finding it a little strange that Bioware chose to use various British Isles accents for Imperial officers. The variety of accents used is very noticeable; for instance Captain Bryn (the officer mentioned above) has a broad South Wales accent. I haven’t made up my mind yet whether I find it charming or a bit strange…
In any case I am loving playing this trio of characters. Bounty Hunter (Pyrotech dps) is great fun – the partial emphasis on melee of this skill tree means I can choose to be at range or up-front with the tank. It strikes a balance between my full-on melee Guardian and ranged healer Sage. This gives an added tactical layer to combat that my other main characters do not have.