The Dark vs Light event
and well here is what I think of it. It’s utter and total BS all together. I made a new Jedi Knight on the Ebon Hawk server (My choice server) and decided that I wanted to attempt to try this event, got the HK-51 kills easy. Got the Rakghouls on Taris, and got the packs for the event via mail. But I wasn’t doing it for the event or anything. I was doing it because I love swtor and figured I would give them the benefit of the doubt on this and try it to say the least. Had they thought of an event like this in the past, say oh I don’t know, maybe 2 years ago when I first joined SWTOR I would have been excited, I was considered a noob then, and by far from most still am even though I have played all 8 Classes, and I’ve been working on various Advance Classes. I have a Rage Jugg that is pre-event, and now I have a focus Guardian that is going through Dark vs Light, and he is like Light III at the moment, but my complaint is about this. I don’t make my characters to be dedicated to just either the Light or the Dark side anymore. I use too before all companions are now able to fulfill all the roles. I did it with my warrior cause of needed both sides of Jaesa to get it unlocked as part of companion tab in legacy. Since then I have made my characters solely based on their ideas, how they would react and etc. Most of my characters are neutral for a reason. The reason they are so damn neutral that it’s not funny is because the options they give in their stories make no damn sense at all. Let me take my Knight for example. Kill so many Flesh Raiders, avenged some poor kids dad, get rewarded with DS points. Tell him it wasn’t about revenge get LS points. Now I’ll jump all the way to End of Chapter 3 for the Knight, where he has two options. GO kill the Emperor and ignore saving a friend, instant DS points, save friend, and put Emperor 2nd, LS points. I gave up trying to be all light or all dark once I unlocked Tier V in my personal legacy. I did it just for the achievements and buffs you get for being both sides. Even though I don’t use them. I did them just to say I did it, now they have this event going on,and it’s pure and utter BS in my eyes. Had this been in the past I would have been excited , but now I have 6 legacies that are maxed at level 50. Yes I cheated on a lot of them because I moved some older characters I came to love to other servers just for dormant reasons, and remained on the main one for a reason.
Grinding in general
That is all this event is really about. Grinding more characters and populate even more servers that aren’t that good at all. I haven’t even attempted to go to POT5 or Jung-Ma cause of the claims of them being dead, so that means if I wanted to go there since I have two fresh legacies there, I could, and would be stuck as most have jumped from that server during the cheap transfers. The rewards aren’t all that great to be honest. On my Jedi knight when he opened one of the BoP packs for the DvL event. I get Revan’s Supplementary Armor. Okay now I know the bashing on this post will probably start, but I honestly don’t give two shits about Revan’s Armor. I’m not a Revan fan. I never have been, and never will be. Every time in the past when I got Revan’s gear, I sold it. I know there a lot of Revan fans out there, but I’m not a fan of him at all. A Jedi who turned Dark, then back to light. I don’t care. He was just another pawn in the game to me. I’ve read the book, I’ve done the KOTOR watches to see where he is so high and mighty and important in the game, and I honestly can’t find it. He even tells you in Malestorm Prison FP that Revan isn’t even his real name, he has no idea what his real name is, so to me that proves my point. Revan is just a name, doesn’t say he was a man, or a woman, he could be some two headed beast stuck in Emperor’s beast pens for all we know. So now I have two pieces of Revan’s armor sitting in my personal cargo hold that I will never use because I just don’t give a shit. The legacy gear pieces I’ve gotten so far for the XP boost, well what a joke they are in all honesty. With the way XP is now, why even bother giving something like this. I managed to take this new LS Jedi Knight from 1-55 in 24 hours when I typed “/played” in the game to see just how long it took me. With the unlocks in my legacy for higher XP, Exploration,Flashpoints, not to mention the consumables I had tossed in legacy cargo hold. Yes I horde my Major XP boosts when I catch them on sale on the CM or get them for less then 200k on the servers in the GTN. I horde the hell out of them. But I did get my Knight from 1 to 55 by doing just the story, the 4 flashpoints for DvL Event, and some of the planets story missions. I’ve done next to none heroics. I got all the bonus missions inside the story missions and so forth. By the time I hit most planets I was over leveled anyways by 5-10 levels. I hit Taris on my Knight at level 25, so why give XP Boosted gear when it’s so damn easy to gear now in general.
Overall this event is piss poor in my eyes. You are celebrating what, 5 years that it’s manage to stay alive. Nothing new has come out except a two new warzones, nothing for the guys and girls that love endgame stuff, and well even though I do love the story for KotFE I just can’t find it anymore fun in taking all my characters all the way through it anymore. Let us not forget to mention that whatever companion comes out is based on the entirely population of the entire DvL Event. Meaning if you don’t want the LS Companion, and say LS wins, well you get stuck with said companion, and vice versus. So really this event is totally pointless in my eyes because if you don’t want one companion over the other, and the other side wins, you’re screwed. Again you are attempting to force people into doing things they can’t, or don’t want to to. I wouldn’t mind doing the Ops and etc, but some of these players well, have no desire to take someone who hasn’t done them before, regardless of them saying they watched the youtube videos, are willing to listen to advice. Most are just grinding with their friends, and guilds, while others like myself are left sitting on the bench going, “Oh well, another time maybe.” SO thanks for making it harder for people like myself that aren’t fast enough , and don’t use keybinds to do squat cause I just can’t get use to it. I guess I’ll keep playing my other MMOs, single player games and play very little of SWTOR until Chapt 16 is released, then go back and do other things while waiting to hear what comes of Season II.