Before it’s even said,yes I know the title is a little strange, yet alone that Tuesday is almost over and is over for some, but still none the less I decided I would try my hand at night blogging. Usually after I’m done playing SWTOR for the night. It honestly relaxes me so I may try to sleep better at nights. Anyways my thoughts today are on a few subjects.
1st up the latest ingame event.
Nar Shaddaa Nightlife
I decided to try this today and I was not impressed with it. The planet now lags worse then ever, and let’s face it. It’s a credit sink hole for those that has millions of Creds, and so forth, not to mention now you’ll have Gold farmers Aka Spammers bugging us even more now through ingame emails or spamming gen chat with white text, or from what I’ve read on the forums, so yeah they just opened up the door for the spammers to come in full force now. But that isn’t the point of this topic. I’m just not all that happy with it. I’ve tried it with Daequis who is just a solo lvl 60 sitting in his stronghold contemplating on where to gather more spirits, and more power. Always the power hungry inquistitor he is. And what gets me is they opened this up for low levels of I believe is 15. I mean come on now, what low level noobie is gonna have the credits to spend at this event? , Kingpin Coin costs 50K Credits, while the smugglers one cost 1K Credits. Unless you’re like so many other players with multiple alts, or spend the time to sale stuff on the GTN at outrageous prices, not many will be able to play it. I noticed a lot of “Darth’s and Master’s” there this morning, along with the other Class names you get when you finish chapt 3 of whatever class. I didn’t really see to many Jedi’s, Knights, and so forth. Unless they just never changed their title in game, which I’ve seen a lot not do, but still when I hovered my arrow over them, they popped as lvl 60 or somewhere in that field. I’m sorry, I tried the Nightlife event, and will not be doing it again. It’s a waste of my time, and a credit sink in my opinion.
Now onto my other randomness thought of the day.
Role-playing and what it means to you
Now this topic will probably cause a lot of heated debates, but let me remind those that read this blog. This is just my opinion on things, doesn’t always seem to sit right with some , and so forth, but these are my thoughts as I have them. So I put them out there in a form of a blog. If you don’t want to read any further, trust me I understand and will not get upset that this part of the thoughts was closed out. It is a gaming blog with thoughts, opinions, and so forth right? , well now that is cleared up. This is my latest pet peeve. I understand that some may find RP as a miltary type guild is , can, and should be fun, but let me make my point clear here. I am not against these types of guilds, just well having friends called into active duty, living 60 miles away from a crash site on 9/11, you can see why I wouldn’t want to be approached by these types. I resepect our men and women who go into battle. So when I see guilds on EH calling “Heavy RP Miltary guild seeking” it makes me wonder, do these people honestly know or understand what they are trying to represent in a form of a guild in SWTOR which is a fictional story in itself. Do they support those same men and women that have fought for our freedom, and that is a heavy price to pay for it in itself. I’m not trying to degrade these guilds, it is just a thought I had today while I was contacted by one on my new alt. Which is shocking since I’ve just opted to give up on PVP, and so forth. I’ve tried it, and just realized it’s not for me, but that is another topic I’ll cover here shortly as well on this twisted thought tuesday. But back to the guilds I see a lot of them advertising as “We’re the best guild you’ll ever need” and so forth, but yet that brings me back to the questions of “How can you make that claim as a RP guild to be the best?” , “What would make you better than say, “So-S0 RP Guild” that is brand new and seeking players?” , “Does your guild have a back story, and how each character that joins said guild play into factor?” ….these are just the types of questions that pop into my head when I see ads in gen chat about all these “Heavy RP guilds ” Recruiting. Don’t get me wrong the idea of having XP boosts, and Rep Boosts are nice and all, but overall to me joining a guild should be something that comes along the lines of knowing these people for a while, having a trial area for new members, helping new members, and so forth. Not just end-game content which a lot of these guilds I’ve seen are so much more interested in now. Hell I just don’t know what to think. When I use to Rp in Second life, my character who was a Vampire had an entire back story. I was going to convert the linked section into a SWTOR Fan fiction blog, but decided not too , because that was a lot of hard work I did put into that blog. That is how the birth of this blog came to life. But for me RP has to have all the elements of a good back story before I’ll just jump into any type of RP with anyone. Maybe I have to high expectations in what I’m wanting and etc ingame.
PVP= Is it for everyone?
In a nutshell , NO it’s not for everyone. I recently went over to the TRE server and started a whole new legacy just for PVP and some PVE in between leveling a new toon, but only to find myself ever so bored with PVP all together. I thought going there would help me since I’m cluess about PVP , but after a few matches, and helpful advice, just decided that it isn’t for me. What will happened to the TRE Legacy over there? Not entirely sure. I’ll keep it, but just not going for PVP, I’m to stuck on the US servers and so forth to really think about EU Servers. I just feel bad now because I was looking forward to getting the help and so forth only to find out. I really didn’t enjoy it after all. I thought I would, but let’s face it, my bad experiences in the past, and after reading all the forums that say “PVP is better than PVE”, well to be honest has left a permanent sour taste in my mouth so to speak. Not to mention all the toxic attitudes that tend to come with the terrority for PVP just left a bad image to me all together. I tried it ,and found that I really don’t like it all that much, and figured just to leave well enough alone, besides on the US Servers, I have legacy unlocks that I just can not live without, and have decided to stay where my server status doesn’t read “102 ms ” on a server. For me guess it’s because I’m across seas, and lag is always higher than here. Even though on Eastern Servers I get anywhere from 19 – 30 MS and when I choose a Western Server I get about the same. But it works better for me on lag, and I’m able to control a lot of things too.
Naming a character…..
Another thing I was asked recently through a tell ingame was “How do you get your unique names?”, I don’t choose just a random name for each species I play in SWTOR as a matter of fact. I use a name generator that I found online one day while looking for cool sith pureblood species names, and I’ve kept that site ever since. It’s listed in the RP links on the main page, but here I’ll even be nice to link it to here as well. Now how to get to SWTOR Generators, well you could scroll the page and find it , or just go over the hover link and wait until you’re directly over “Pop Culture ->Star Wars (SWTOR) Races->Then species you are looking for. The person who made the website has a lot of name generators for all games , even GW2, and so forth. But that is how I made all my characters names and how I still make them, you’ll be surprize at how random they are, and you can alter them like I did for a bunch , I combined two parts to make one name that I liked and no one else in SWTOR had or has at the time. Enjoy the read folks.
Well there you have twisted tuesday’s thoughts in a nutshell. Enjoy your day/night where ever you may be in this wonderful world of ours.!!