So I was over on Twitter today and seen this from the Old Republic.
— The Old Republic (@SWTOR) December 7, 2015
Now me, I started a brand new Jedi Knight the other day and decided I was going to try and go at a slower pace. By that I mean doing Solo Flashpoints and Heroics that I haven’t done ever or did them in the past , and just never did them again. So I decided I was going to write a post about this since the servers are down at the moment for the usual maintenance that usually happens on Tuesdays. My newly created Jedi Knight is a Jedi Sentential with I believe watchman spec. Thanks to Vulkk for having his streams that I even wanted to try my hand at the Watchman spec for Jedi Sentential. So I spent the entire day playing this new Sent, on Coruscant and did most of the main missions along with story mission, also did all the Heroics, solo of course with my trust T7 at my side until I was forced to use Kira, I am not much of a fan with her because I just don’t like her. Her voice acting is one of those ones that I wanna rip the vocal cords out and etc. So I prefer to have T7 with me now. Course in the past it was Treek that I took with me all the time because of her epic healing abilities. Since 4.0 has went live and they changed how our companions are now, I don’t see the need to have Treek at my side all the time now. I still use her from time to time but not like I did in the past. She is and always will be the main companion for my Sith Inquisitor Daeqius because she was there from the door at level 10 when I was able to get her, and used her the most. But back to the story at hand. I decided I wanted to level up the long way, usually I do only story missions and forget everything else, so I arrive on Coruscant and take all the heroics, and do the Gree quest that you can do for the title. At the end of this starting main planet for her, she was leaving as a level 23, I believe. Next up was Taris, so they level sync’ed me down and I still walked away from the planet after all the main story arcs, the class missions and all the heroics at around 30 in my level. Before I left last night I used the famous “/played” to see how much time was used according to game time on them I did, it was sitting at 11 hours and 48 minutes of time played on that one character. So from level 1-31 I believe it took me almost 12 hours to get her up there. Now I’m on Nar Shaddaa and doing the same thing. Picking up heroics I missed in the past and said I would go back and do but never did. What I like the most about the leveling system is that if you only still do the class missions, and story arcs, you get decent XP and credits afterwards. With me, I decided I wanted to take the time and try to find a renewed interest in SW:ToR all the way around and I believe I found it this way. Plus with Heroics giving Common Data Crystals, and two pieces of gear it’s a great way for a new player to get what they need. The Relics are not bad, the implants and earpieces too, along with the other gear you get. I mean I really am enjoying this way to level up. It has also resparked an interest in my husband who stopped watching because it was the same old shit just a different character. He watched me go through the heroics, and different ways I did the class missions this time and it really sparked a good interest into him.
Life Day and Events
This month is all about events and celebrating Life Day, now for those of us that also have birthdays this month, along with Christmas, and New Years just gently knocking on our doors, it’s a great way for the community to have fun too. Now ironically this years life day starts on my birthday to be exact. So that’s a nice birthday gift from SW:ToR themselves. I celebrate my 38 years on this joyful planet we call “Earth” (Pun intended), But also today marks the start for the 4th Anniversary of SW:ToR as well. What an amazing feat this has been. So for those that do not know what current events are going on or will be going on, here is a snippet from the main website.
- Dec 8 – Dec 15: Relics of the Gree
- Dec 8 – Jan 5: Log in for 4th Anniversary Rewards!
- Dec 15 – Dec 22: The Rakghoul Plague
- Dec 15 – Jan 5: Life Day
- Dec 18 – Jan 1: Double XP
- Dec 22 – Dec 29: Bounty Contract Week
For Life Day this year we have made a few changes to the rewards. All previously available rewards, including some items previously only available on the, are available for purchase with Snow-Covered Parcels from the Master of Ceremonies on each Faction’s Fleet. Additionally, we have a few new Cartel Market items in honor of Life Day and one of them might be a tank that shoots snowballs, seriously.
- Dec 8: Relics of the Gree
- Dec 15: Rakghoul Resurgence
- Dec 22: Death Mark
- Dec 29: The Balance of Power
So there you have it in a nutshell all the goodies that are and will be going on for this month. Now me, well I don’t do conquests as I believe those are designed for Guilds, and since I still don’t join them anymore. I will just do what I normally do. I may take a few of my 65’s and try to build up my rep with the Gree , but other than that, I don’t normally do it. Anyways it’s time to load the launcher, update it, and go play for a few hours. Happy gaming Tuesday, and thanks for reading.