Recovered from the final beta weekend. 32 Jug, 26 sniper. Wasnt grinding was just doing quests efficiently. Each char had about 20 valour 1/3 of the req for level 50 pvp gear.
Warzones offer medals to
75k Damage total
Assassin aka Solo kill
Kill X enemies
2.5k Damage in 1 hit
2k Protection (use defence skill on allies)
1k defender points (obj)
3k Defender points
5k Defence (Doing stuff to block damage to self)
SI has the ability to score every obtainable medal (prob have to stack defence on epic items or something dumb), as its the only class with a heal + guard. Win or loss, more medals = more rewards. SI and BH get a lot less warzone respect.
http://www.swtorprogress.com/members.php -- Shows race/class demographic.
Tonnes of SW's, hardly saw any in warzones. Guess they're pve nubs. SI/BH were everywhere in WZ's.
I personally will roll on the 'unofficial' aus server but will prob join some elitest hardcore group with strict raid times and no scrubs. There's a tonne of dumb people in BF3 and they can ruin your game by doing stupid stuff, they're worse in SWTOR. Seriously, I had 2 weekends and the game felt familiar and easy. With the exception of having to right click on some obscure objective with a quest item, its all really really simple, but the people who play just seem dumb.
Ya, you can solo to at least 32 with ease. SW should use quin. Damage and heals is just gg, i tried using (avoiding spoilers) a melee dps companion who i got third through one of the coolest moments of action/dialogue in all my kotor days and really wanted to use him/her/it but jug needed heals.
SW's retaliation is an amazing dps mechanic, leveling is a breeze with immortal spec. You're a walking god and nothing can touch you (pro tip, 3 points in smash early on for +wins)
SW Dominates hutball at 50 with force charge and intercede (jumps to ally @ 30m range)
Low level vids give a bad impression imo. Aspiring SW's should watch this:
Skip to 40th min mark and watch for 10 mins and your jaw will drop. This guy is godlike, this guy is where I wanna be (skill wise) after a week or two.