Thoughts about

Various things

So this blog post will be my thoughts about various things throughout the SW:ToR game, and etc. I decided today I wanted to do a blog post about things that I have had some time to think about and etc. I understand that some may agree or disagree with this, but these are my thoughts about various things. First up I want to give my thoughts about Eternal Championship, then who knows what will appear next. So if you don’t want to read, you don’t have too, but I am doing this because I want too.

Eternal Championship

I have tried it on Radqa, Reinjasa, and Trayvae, and I must say. I just suck. I have watched the videos provided by others like Vulkk, and etc. But I just can’t do it. I ran first with Radqa who is my Immortal Jugg Sith Warrior, and got up to Noc and Drake, and wiped. I retried it and wiped again. Then I started reading forums and what not and found out that best gear is like 216, well since I don’t have a group to get Ops gear, or the right Crystals for it. I am not going through it anymore. I got 6 of the trophies unlocked but would like to have the last 4, but once I found out that it resets after 15 minutes ah, No, I won’t be going back through it. Reinjasa has mostly 208-216 gear, augmented and all, and still wiped even with Aric at rank 50. And well Trayvae, lets just say a sniper does not play well in that either. I followed the simple line of “Don’t stand in stupid”, meaning when a red circle or whatever appeared to move quickly so not to get hit as much, but with Trayvae being a sniper,he’s suppose to be stationary for most of his abilities so yeah he got punched on a lot. And while I  could buy gear from other players that have RE and gotten the 220 gear, I just can’t afford it. On Ebon Hawk server most of the 220 gear made by other players on the GTN is over like 2million in credits. I refuse to spend that much for a piece of gear regardless how they made it, so I’ll be taking Reinjasa through the Star Fortress Heroics again here soon, all cause with Aric being rank 50, and all. Hopefully it won’t take an hour to two hours to complete one. Course I have found out though you can Farm the TEC for the Exotic Isotope stabilizer needed to craft with. So that is a good thing, not sure if it’s a bug or not, but when I took Radqa through a 2nd time and wiped on Ripper and etc. I got at least 3 pieces of the Exotic Isotope so I was happy about that.  The only thing I do not like is the most about TEC and I’m sure a lot have voiced their opinion about this, is if you are doing it just to do for yourself. Like I was. I didn’t like the fact that if you went inactive for 15 minutes, or you get a DC from the game for even 2 minutes. You have to restart it all over again cause it’s set to a timer, not sure if this will stay that way the entire time or if they did it for the speed-run contest they are currently having. But regardless I don’t like it. So regardless since a companion is gated behind TEC I don’t think the wookie will be making an appearance in any of my other characters that I have taken through KotFE so far. Jordelli got him back easy because of his high level of influence being at like 22 when I met up with the fur-ball again.

Comfort Zones and moving out of them.

Recently I blogged and talked about moving out of my comfort zone of playing hybrids, or even close to a hybrid, and straight DPS and went into Healing game play. I’ve been having fun playing a healer, even though I haven’t tried to group up with anyone yet. I’m still working on my own ways to heal, even though with our companions being like they are now playing a healer in solo mode well sucks a monkeys left , whatever. But I’ve also been playing around with how I want my abilities set up and etc. I tend to put all my DPS ones on the main bar, and healing abilities as I get them on the 2nd, and 3rd is set up for random ones , 4,5 ,6 all pretty much have my buff one , and quick travel along with Random Mount, and instant Fleet jumps, it also has my stims that I craft on Toxi’k  since he’s my maxed out Biochemist. I have found that I have now saved a butt ton of credits since I became a crafter for my own stims. The ones he crafts for my alts give an 8 hour buff so that’s cool. I don’t have to carry those 60 minute stims anymore. I can go and craft a ton, but end up only using 1-5 depending on how long I am playing that day or on that character. I haven’t went back to my agent yet as I’ve been on the Trooper kick again as a Combat Medic, and I enjoy it. I really did like the Trooper Story once I gave it a real option. Despite what the nay-Sayers have said about it. I enjoy the trooper. Only this time there won’t be no romancing Aric, cause well I have a male trooper this time. I just can’t bring myself to make a female trooper and romance Aric all over again. I think I’ll mix it up and play the Agent today, or just say bump it, and go make a Sorc, or Smuggler Healer and start. I have the room to do so.

From Guild to Guildless again

This is a big step for me, and it wasn’t an easy one to swallow either, but after recently events and all I have decided for the time being to just stay away from guilds. Even though HK-51 gave me a great idea for one in a conversation he had with my female Bounty Hunter. If you’ve done the HK-51 quest and have him on a bounty hunter, he does give a piece of information that well when he said it, I thought out loud to myself, “Now that would make a kick ass guild name.” I am staying away from the guilds and the ideas of making one again for a good while. I just hate being right a lot of the time in the game like this. I don’t have a big circle of friends, hell I don’t have any friends in the game to be honest least ones I could team up with and play with. So I’m back to being a solo player again. So yeah just for the time being I am just myself in the game, with hopes of maybe one day finding a group of friends that aren’t trying to force me into things I don’t like or don’t want to do. Sadly though I doubt that day will ever come for me, as even though I tend to keep my socializing to a bare minimum in game again. It’s just a big part of who I am, or why I play in an MMO.  Me+Guilds+Friends= Disaster usually. Enough of this, time to talk about something else.

Thoughts about Chapter XIII and other specs I play now.

I enjoyed Chapter XIII a lot. Especially on the Warrior and Hunter when they were reunited with companions. I have another warrior and hunter to take through, but my hunter and warrior are married to two of the companions, and on my female hunter she’s married to Torian, and at the moment on Makeb trying to finish that up before hitting SoR, and then off to KotFE, so she’ll be going through all this next. As for my warrior, well he did marry Vette, and yes I ditched psycho Jaesa as much as I could even though she flirted with me, I did not once flirt with her. I wanted to see the warriors cut-scene with Vette, and he is now in the process of finishing Rishii then hitting Yavin, then he’ll be going through KotFE here shortly.  When I created my last warrior I went with a different spec ,he is still very much a juggernaut but he is not immortal. I didn’t pick a tank this time, I went with I believe is Rage in his Advance Class, all because I wanted to see how he fairs up to others. I do this all cause I want to learn all the difference Advance Classes ,so that I have a wider spec to pick from then just what I normally go with. It has always been my comfort zone and now I am starting to break free from it all and enjoying it a lot. I have a Marauder that I need to finish with as well, but I was also going for certain achievements in my legacy for the Loyal to Imperial and Loyal to Republic for their legacy titles. I am collecting those odd things again. I doubt I will ever get the datacron Master one as I can’t ever find the damn things on Belsavis to get the last datacron there, or the ones on the fleet. I will have to take a screenie of what ones I am missing and post it here. Plus I’d like to have the Deco’s for it as well. I do know I need to redo some pages here on the blog about various things, and I will eventually. Like an update on what legacies are where, and who’s on them again.

Why I chose certain guides from people in the community?

I thought I would touch base on this one because well let’s face it, not a lot of people will say Thank you often to others in the community for all the hard work they do. Vulkk is one I support a lot cause his guides have helped me a lot of the time, Dulfy is another one I use a lot too for the hard work of others with their gearing up guides as well, along with other various guides there. But mostly I use Dulfy when I want to know which stat I should be stacking up on as I progress through my game play, even though I don’t do much end game content, if none at all, it’s just the general purpose of being able to gear up for the end until they come up with something else that will throw me off the beaten path again. But I give a huge thanks to Vulkk for his videos and commentary during this guides, and I give another huge thanks to Dulfy for all the hard work that community provides as well. Without these two out there, I would be at a loss on what to do and etc in the game. I don’t have a lot of money to provide them with a monetary thanks but a big shout out to them through a blog does help spread the word as well. They are also in my links as favorites, and I am subscribed to them both through RSS and email when something new comes out. My referral is on someone I thought was a friend and since I’ve never unsubscribed from SW:ToR I couldn’t use their referrals, but a link here on my blog, and now this shout out is a good way to say “THANK YOU” both for all the hard work you do.

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