Originally posted by Kool69
Lol 1 more question on a thread that it even isnt about, is it true that u get to play as Queen Amidala ( or w/e) when the game is beatten 3 times?
Back to your original question:
1) Forget skills. There's no good reason to create a character with high skills. You can always bring someone like Mission with you, and she has superb skills. So...go with a soldier.
2) When you become a jedi, select the kind you want to play based on the kind of character you prefer to play. I last played a soldier/consular, and found he was perfect for both powers behind the front lines, and taking part in the melee action (especially after I'd given him Toughness).
3) If you decide to go for a disabling power, be sure you see it through all the way, and get the power-ups later on. Some of those three-tier powers are extremely useful when they hit an entire group for damage, and/or put many of the enemy temporarily out of commission.
4) Choose your party wisely. If you're inside a structure on a mission, take along Mission.
Alternatively, have a jedi along who can Cure and Heal damage from mines, if Mission's not in your party. During midgames, I prefered Canderous and Mission, or Canderous and Bastila. Later, I had a three-jedi party. I made sure that my accompanying jedi specialized in different skills, so that they could deal with different situations.
5) Work up Treat Injury on yourself and all followers--I ended up with 10 or so for each party member. That way, they can really heal a lot of points from the inventory screen, one use per turn. This lets your jedi concentrate on killing enemies, rather than invoking their Cure/Heal powers in battle.
6) Experiment with different lightsaber crystal combos to find the ones you like best. Keep several lightsabers handy for different situations--one for just dealing with droids, for example. Remember, you can switch off weapons during battle. You just can't switch out armor (because nobody wants to see you in your shorts).
Hope that helps.