Discussion of Ranger as a Lawman
The Ranger Proposals are very interesting. I love
them. The one that I am most drawn to is the Tactical Ranger concept because it
follows suit with the way I am developing my own character. I see the
stealth, holograms, enhanced terrain negotiation and rescue abilities as key
elements. I understand there are various applications for Ranger (eg. Big
Game Hunting, reconnaissance to places where other characters would find it
difficult to go to) but the Tactical is definitely more combat oriented.
The way I envision this is much like the old Rangers of the West. Many of them
were Gunslingers and Ranger/Men and Women of the law. In SWG I see them key to
intricate and difficult rescue missions, law enforcement practical applications:
tracking of criminals on the ground and in space. Although on the surface, it
may appear like the role of a BH but it's not. Rangers are hired to protect
towns and cities and hunt dangerous creatures and people that are harmful to the
population. I do understand however they could also be sent on very
sensitive rescue missions into areas unreachable by other characters or perform
harvesting missions into dangerous territory.
Depending on how the Ranger profession is married with
others would determine how they would be titled and utilized.
These could all be very high-paying positions:
Ranger/Pistoleer, Rifleman, TKA or other Combat Variant (Combat Skills):
Lawman/Sheriff, Field Ranger (Man Hunter and Beast Hunter), Military Covert
Scout. These would all be possible because of improved combat skills
paired with camouflage skills, wilderness skills and tracking and hunting
skills. A combat scout could be able to scout territory that
Ranger/Artisan/Combat Skills: Specialized Range
Miner/Surveyor, Base Field Operative, Demolition Expert. These would make it
possible for Master Artisans, Architects and other professions to hire someone
to go into hostile topography to obtain rare and valuable resources.
Ranger/Medic/Combat skills. This combo would
make it possible to pull off difficult rescue missions. They would also
make excellent Field Escorts for high-profile characters.
Of course the Tactical Ranger could be a blend of all of
the above but the way they apply their skill point would determine their strong
points and weaknesses.
Additional thought I had was how Tactical Rangers could be
used are as Bodyguards for Jedi and dignitaries. It's hard to imagine but
think of Nohgri in the Star Wars Books. They were lethal assassins and
excellent body guards. They were really a type of Ranger when you think
about their traits.
In addition, perhaps in future publishes or game
expansions, territory in the map was hidden from view unless explored by a
ranger. Travel in certain areas would be impossible without a ranger in
Just some thoughts. I do reach out to you my fellow
Rangers to ask...will any of this be possible? I don't mean to sound
negative. Came imagine how huge this would be to the Ranger Community if
even half of all the Proposals were implemented?