Sideswipe: Soldier or Scout?

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  1. Skeeve

    Skeeve Well-Known Member

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    One would think he's a Scout, being a small, agile car. However, whenever his class is listed on promotional material, he's listed as a soldier:

    Hi-Res War For Cybertron Sideswipe, Thundercracker, Jetfire Images Transformers

    This could easily be chalked up to a misprint...but one of his skills on the official website is listed as "Whirlwind." That's a combat skill that developers have said belongs to the soldier class.
     
  2. Omnius

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    From the original bio, I always took Sideswipe to be more of a fighter, even a brawler. Maybe High Noon are going by that version?
     
  3. fastballspecial

    fastballspecial SAY SOMETHIN'!

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    I figured the car alt modes were designated to scouts, much like tanks = soldiers, trucks = leaders and planes = scientists.
     
  4. Spin-Out

    Spin-Out Are you afraid of the dark?

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    Well, according to the same materials, SKywarp is a Scout, Ratchet should be a Scientist, and Ironhide's a Soldier, so it's probably character-specific for them.
     
  5. shadowsfm

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    in single player the characters are a combination of all the classes. for example, air raid has the whirlwind attack like a soldier and cloak and energon battle pistol like a scout,
     
  6. fastballspecial

    fastballspecial SAY SOMETHIN'!

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    Yep. Sideswipe is a soldier in single player, but that chassis is a scout in multiplayer. Makes sense to me.
     
  7. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Ironhide's chassis is also a Leader class for multiplayer, so Sideswipe switching classes shouldnt be a surprise.
     
  8. Sorrow Six Star

    Sorrow Six Star Close Countach

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    So their play characteristics will change in the modes? I guess that will keep you from doing things the same way you do in single player?
     
  9. shadowsfm

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    use single player as a tutorial for multi player
     
  10. Transformed

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    In story more he’s most likely a soldier, but in multiplayer mode his chassis is a scout. Ratchet is a scientist in story mode, but a leader in multiplayer. Don’t be too surprised when you play story mode and see characters with somewhat strange abilities.
     
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    Metal Chaos The Spark of Chaos

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    I really wish you could choose your vehicle mode and then choose your class. Like be a jet and a leader and your class effect your abilities and your alt mode your weapons/armor.
     
  12. sunbreaker

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    I think its the other way around.

    I'm not really a fan of the multiplayer mode because of the ridiculous class restrictions, just to balance a multiplayer mode.

    don't be disappointed if u can't really play as the characters, cos it looks like you will only be able to play as created characters in this mode and they may not match up to wat u think the character should be.

    the story looks likes its more about the transformers characters, while multiplayer is just to run around and blow things up.

    personally i hope in a sequel they focus more on unique abilities and weapons and more characters. multiplayer looks good enough.
     
  13. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    ^ Awesome! He is both a lover and a fighter! :D  ;) 
     

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