The senior writer for Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO has posted a new developer diary detailing the creation of the Smuggler class in the game.
Hal Hood says that BioWare really wanted a charming, humorous, and romantic rouge for the game to lighten up dramatic moments - basically a Han Solo.
"The Old Republic is the first Star Wars video game to let players truly live the dream of being Han Solo or Lando Calrissian," he wrote. "Other games have let you engage in a bit of smuggling for profit or simulate "scoundrels" as a collection of stat bonuses, but none come close to delivering the humor, romance and just plain fun of being a wisecracking Smuggler who triumphs against all odds.
"Every member of The Old Republic team is committed to crafting the defining rendition of the Smuggler archetype. Of all the stories in our game, the Smuggler ones are specifically written with an emphasis on humor and romance. If you're playing this class, you get to say the funniest things and are always on the lookout for people who find charming rogues irresistible.
"You'll be flirting with or laughing at the most exciting personalities in the galaxy: crime lords, gamblers, Bounty Hunters, senators, nobles, spies, Jedi and even Sith."
Hell yeah. More through the link.