You really only get one first time through the game, any game. Any subsequent journey, no matter how hard you try to gun for different experiences, will never be as fresh and unknown as that original trek. It’s just how it goes.
So rerolling a Jedi Consular (despite my dislike of Force classes, I’ve got a plan mapped out for how I’m going through all eight classes, so the Consular was next on the hit list) wasn’t quite the experience my Agent was on that first planet. But it’s not half-bad, either. Tython is quite easy on the eyes, and it amuses me to think that of all of the places in the galaxy to set up shop after getting their butts handed to them, the Jedi decided to camp out right next to flesh-eating cannibals. (Aside: Is it really cannibalism if you’re eating a completely different — if sentient — species?)
My disdain for the Jedi Counsel knows no bounds, so I’m quite happy subverting it at every turn. You two Padawans want to suck face? Go for it! Emotion? Awesome! I forget who pointed this out, but I agree — both the Sith and Jedi are screwed up because neither embrace love as a core virtue, so I really can’t respect either.
Probably the weirdest thing about rerolling in SWTOR is getting used to a new voice. I went with the male Consular because I want to check out the romance (well, a bug-free version of it, at least), but I’m not quite sure if I like the voice actor (Nolan North). His sound clips don’t seem to mesh as well with the conversation track as my Agent did, but it also just could be a period of adjustment. I made him be a Mirakula for the fun of it, and it’s interesting trying to identify with a character that you never see his eyes.
As for the class itself, I’m not disliking it. I’m planning on going DPS with the Sage, and after leveling a healer, it feels like a refreshing change to just focus on pumping out the pain. It was kind of cool to get my first lightsaber and companion, although I really could do without going back to a very… slow… jog… after having my +100% vehicle. Sprint can’t come back soon enough.
So we’ll see how it goes. I’m definitely in no rush, dividing most of my play sessions in 30-minute chunks between the titles I’m into these days, so any one game’s progress is slowed down considerably.