The Smuggler class in Star Wars: The Old Republic is a classic piece of Star Wars lore but what we see in SWTOR is an interesting take on the Smuggler class story. It will be different from the archetype you’re used to and BioWare has some fun things in store. If you want to learn more about the Smuggler, short of being able to play it yourself in game testing, then check out the hands-on from a site that’s been able to play and share (within the NDA, of course).
MMOSite.com has a great hands-on SWTOR review of their experience with the Smuggler. If you were trying to make up your mind about whether or not to play a Smuggler, check out this SWTOR preview:
Here is a snippet:
“Things start to get exciting by level 10 after the “tutorial” aspect of the game comes to an end and players get to choose an advanced class. The Gunslinger advanced class gets to dual-wield pistols, continues to be a long-range DPS class, receives several performance enhancing skills, utilizes the cover mechanic more often, and becomes more adept at smooth talking and coercing others into doing what the player wants.”
They can’t really tell us anything past level 15 due to that pesky NDA but it’s a great preview of the class and will give you some better insight into what it’s all about and what you can expect from playing Smuggler.