What I’ve learned as a Merc Bodyguard!

So far as I’ve only played a Bounty Hunter Mercenary Bodyguard, I have learned one valuable lesson. It’s not as easy as most would think it would be. But I have learned to put heals above everything else, and I’m happy to do just that. Also It’s a little strange for me since I’ve only really played DPS and what not, but now I am understanding the need for heals, and how fun it can be. Course now I’m debating on which healing class should be next for me. Sorc healer, or Operative Healer, which both stories I love, but I am leaning more towards an Operative healer as I’ve read they are more mobile on their heals, and etc. Plus it’s nothing against those that prefer force users, I just find playing a non force user a little more exciting for me. Plus it’s a challenge. Of course though my ultimate plan is having a mirror class for each healer as well, so when the time comes for me to go over to Republic side I plan on making a Commando Healer, and once I have both Sorc and Operative healers on Empire side, I will have both Jedi Sage healer, and Smuggler healer, all because it will be nice to have both, of course though it will require me to buy more slots so I can do this. Over time though. Then eventually I want to try my hand at tanking in the future as well, but right now I plan on being responsible as a healer, and try to keep my teammates alive and well as much as I can. I am also working on a guide that I can use better to help me become a better healer, how I am doing that is by taking both the guides from Dulfy and from what I read on the official forums at SWTOR as well. I tend to combine the two into a guide were I can gather information and start prepping myself to gear up as I get close to level 70.

Course I am not sure about much of anything else at the moment as I tend to want to begin challenging myself. Of course if I could get our guild master to stop doing story mode of Black Talon for the social points, I could use my skills a lot better. Course he wants to run Story Mode and won’t dismiss that damn droid we get from it, which is annoying to me, because how am I suppose to learn how to be a better healer, when that damn droid is active all the time. He just doesn’t get it I don’t think. This is a new area for me, and I’m willing to try my best, course other than my guns, All my gear is Tier 1 230’s all augmented as well. I’m just a tad off on the numbers of Endurance, Power, and Critical. Not by much, but I think if I can get better barrels , mods, enhancements I will be set then. But as I look on the GTN for level 70 stuff, I can’t afford it at the moment as I just bought myself a new gear set I have been wanting for the last few months. It was the Galvanized Infantry armor set. Course I know once I get the cartel coins to unlock it account wide, that will be one set my healing trooper will be wearing. Course now I am working finding a new weapon for the hunter. So now that task is at hand and I am having issues finding one I like. I have the gear sets I like the best, but no new weapons. At least none that would go with the lighting tuning that is installed it. Oh well that is another thing. Enjoy.

Changes and Challenges

How I am starting something new

I know I said in the past that I would never step foot into the PVP Realm again in SWTOR all cause of the toxic players, but guess what, I spent my day yesterday playing on two different characters at higher levels playing PVP, first up was Trayvae, and I was looking in my Companion Contact list and one thing kept annoying me. I am the type of person that wants the List to stop that damn gold flashy thing in the menu bar that sits at the top of my screen. I’m sure we all know how that feels, and secondly I wanted to use the flags and stuff I had collected on new toons that I have created since they gated the Republic and Imperial Banners behind having Valor for start SH decos, which doesn’t make much sense since most don’t PVP at early levels or if they do, whatever. I am a Decoration addict. There I admitted it, I have no shame in it. Plus this also helps me learn things about myself, grouping up, working as a team, and making some friends. While most that are doing PVP now is to grind for new gear since the unassembled pieces need are locked to PVP only, and that’s cool with me. But I also wanted to get Peirce on my Sniper, just something about having him hanging out with a Sniper sounded more cool than having him on my Warrior. Then after awhile I decided okay well I need to get my smuggler to level 70 and to grind that out in PVE is just soooo damn brutal and slow, so I opted to take my Charming Outlaw Jordelli into the realm of PVP as well to get 4x on the roster as well, and guess what, I explained to everyone that was yelling at all the CXP farmers that no one was there to honestly play, that is when I said. Actually I’m here for the challenge of learning PVP at a higher level, so that I’m not afraid to play it anymore. It shocked everyone on both my Imp team, and when I said it on my Pub team, they were like, wow, didn’t think anyone would want to play for the sake of playing. I said, well I’m not all that fast, nor that experienced in PVP, but if Bioware is making it worth while to group up for somethings, I’ll welcome the challenge any day of the week, and plus if you experienced PVPers have any suggestions on helping me out, I’m all ears. With that said, they told me where I’d be best suited and mostly it was Guarding nodes, or what have you, and when I was using Tray, they had me in positions to snipe people and were amazed that I had that an eagerness to listen or read what they were typing to me. I told them only way people will ever learn is by reading, watching videos, and etc., and that I was sick and tired of living vicariously through others during their PVP adventures on YouTube and what not, and they laughed because they could understand how I was so unaware of going into PVP with all the toxic attitudes and what not, but the people I met up in unranked solo were understanding, and happy that I wasn’t there for CXP grind only.

Plus I just have this thing now about the personal conquest objects now that I know I can do it. Plus some had helpful advice on the guild I am in once the match was over, or we were in between objects waiting for next round. I told them about how I also checked and seen that the old GM also let his sub lapse and now that I am the only qualified account. They agreed that I should keep the Guild since I am one of the last founding founders of it. They said it would be more helpful if I went to starter planets like Hutta and Korriban and try recruiting there. I also told them that instead of a heavy RP guild, I wanted it to be like a safe haven for those that are learning the game, and want to join an social aspect of it, and they agreed that a lot are just unsure how to function in a guild, and I also told them it would be for those that are having a hard time with the game in general, and or a mental health for MMOs as well, and they thought it would be a wonderful idea to have a guild for that kind of thing.

So for the time being, these are the two that I will be PVPing with until I decide to jump in with someone else, something else to do, since I am willing to learn and play and  try my hand at all things in the game now. Next will be probably SM Operations, and what not.

Trayvae The Manipulator LvL 70 Sniper:Engineering, Guild Master to Elite Imperial Vanguard

The Outlaw Jordelli -Scoundrel:Ruffian LvL 70, Kicks ass and takes names for later, and always looking for the easy payday!!

Call Me Crazy……

But I decided that I would go through all the classes and take them through both KotFE an KotET only because I wanted to see certain things for each class, but I’m not taking all the ones I’ve already walked through KotFE with. Nope, I started too, but with way gearing was changed, how things were changed in their combats and etc. I decided to start fresh, I had a few characters over on the Begeren Colony that never made it past level 20, I had stopped playing there and walked away, so I went back to that server, deleted them after robbing them all blind of their credits, and started again with a new set of characters. First up to make it all the way through of course was my Republic Trooper Jasarein Ryder. I reversed her name from my main on Ebon Hawk from Reinjasa to Jasarein. I did move one character over from Ebon Hawk with a ton of credits, and all the stronghold unlocks, so now I have all 5 strongholds on Begeren as well. I did that so I could give each one a unique home to live in. This time Jasarein took the Yavin-4 SH and is currently working on it and how I want it to set up for the Republic Trooper to live. Vhaem Ojers who is currently coming through her main story as a Merc Bounty Hunter is taking Tatooine for her stronghold a Mando style stronghold is what I’m going to work with for her. I have decided this time I was going to do all the non force users first to get their stories out of the way and what not.

Of course as like with Rein, I decided I was going to romance Aric again on Jasa, only cause it seemed fitting. While so many are wanting to romance the newer companions I am still quite fond of some of the originals like Aric for instances. Now it took me roughly 3-4 days to get her to level 70, and into the CXP grind, and through all the stories that now I am going back to finish up some things I didn’t with her once I hit the ability to jump from RotHC, SOR, Ziost, and then into KotFE and then off to KotET. The other thing I wanted to point out too is that well before Jasa had hit KotFE I had already gotten Aric up to rank 35 in influence with my companions. I did that by using the 3 unlocks in the character perks system of my legacy, even though I rarely gave him any gifts most of his approvals came from the stories that I had played out with him.

 

I have no idea why I decided I was going to do this challenge for myself, only because I had gotten use how to play certain classes before 5.0 dropped that now I am wanting to relearn them from the beginning so that I know which was changed and what wasn’t. I hate having to use old characters to relearn anything, but I have them now as my crafters on the Ebon Hawk server, and I plan on taking some of the newer ones on Begeren and making them into crafters as well. One thing I did notice for Trayvae on the Ebon Hawk server is that I no problems getting Schematics from the CXP Grind crates. As for guilds well Jasa remains free from guilds and that is a good thing I did receive one invite to one without even being asked if I wanted to join it, and I declined it instantly as no information was given, and I didn’t care for the title of it. I understand people want one gender only type guilds, but in all honesty if they are saying “The badgirls Guild” or something along those lines. Doesn’t mean that women are actually playing women characters. I know a lot of males that play women characters and their thinking is like mine along those lines, if you’re going to be playing a character a lot to get them to level up and etc. If you are a male, you don’t wanna see a males ass all day long, so they opt to play females, and the same goes for some women, we don’t wanna see a woman’s ass day long, so we opt to play a male, but I generally play both cause I am a tomboy, and it’s easy for me to switch demeanor of being an all out girly girl, to a full fledged get in your face and knock you on your ass type attitude for me. I have also decided that all my classes will always be DPS, it’s not that I don’t want to learn how to be a healer or a tank, but I’m not looking for added pressure either in a game I just come in to play on my own time, and do things my way, and not get yelled at for it either. Tanks get a lot of heat, same with healers if you’re not up to par for the task, so yeah I’ll stick to just being a DPS fighter since it’s a comfortable zone for me and I enjoy it a lot more, since I make my companions into tanks all the time and I don’t have to worry to much about their health.

Some huge changes…..

I have brought my main back into SWTOR and started using him again. I’m taking my time going through the chapters of KotET this time. I’ve also begun to do some Galactic Command Grind. On another note as well the guild I helped Co-found has welcomed me back into the fold as well. So Trayvae is home. I didn’t leave the guild because of anything bad. It’s just I was pulling away from everything. SWTOR itself, and I went on a break and would play here and there, but wasn’t really logging in the hours like I did in the past. I guess you can say after KotFE I was officially burned out totally. Plus being bored, I just couldn’t find it in me to stay playing at the time. Even though I did some of the DvL event. I got Heroic, Legacy and Valiant levels done. I was close to doing Eternal but burned out. I only had to get a Imp up to lvl 65, if I would have stayed, I would have asked for help to get the Eternal done, but I wasn’t staying, so I didn’t even bother. Ironically the Imp was only 3 levels away from hitting 65, but I just couldn’t do it anymore, and I just grew tired of SWTOR and wanted to walk away, so I did. On the Ebon Hawk server I went from 20+ alts down to I believe 15-16, I deleted a lot of the ones I no longer had a desire to keep around, only after robbing them of their credits, and stuff they had that wasn’t bound to them so that worked out nicely.

I have another issue now and I’m sure many wouldn’t understand it. As you see Trayvae runs around with a Nexu at times, or Kaliyo sometimes. She is married to this agent, even though he was tempted to kill her for screwing things up as usual, but he didn’t. Guess the agent loves the chaos she brings to his life.  But enough about that brat wife of his. The issue I have is a companion fetish. The ones that have been coming in the Cartel packs as of late.

As you can see, I am highly addicted to them. I am missing just the 4, but soon it will only be the 3 because I plan on getting the last one that was released hopefully with some (B-day cash) I’ll probably get from my family and what not in the next week or so. I doubt I’ll ever get the Akk Dog or the Probe Droid as those packs are gone, and prices for them are outta this world, or no one is just selling them because they want not just an arm or leg, but the whole damn body. I think I like these companions more all because they don’t speak during the fights, well minus Treek, but she can be overlooked if you like Ewoks and I sure as hell do. (Sorry for language),

Plus I have an GC Rank of 5 now on Trayvae, and he’s been lucky when opening up the Command Crates, he was able to get his first 230 piece of gear which was a new sniper rifle. I may one day just rip out the mods and put them back into the one I got a while back outta a chance cube. The sniper rifle he got back then was Infiltrator’s Compact Sniper Rifle, so he’s been using that since he kicked Arcanns ass. I am taking my time with Trayvae and going through KotET instead of doing the 12 hour marathon I did with Darrien Ryder my Light Side Jedi Knight who actually saved Senya and Arcann, so now he runs around the republic side with Arcann as his companion.

He didn’t rule on the dark side at all when I went through with him, I made it strictly Light Side only and choose to save both Senya and Arcann in KotFE and in KotET. So yeah he is my main over on the Republic Side at Ebon Hawk Server. He is guild-less and I probably will keep him that way. He has gotten some unique pets from the Command Crates as well. But at the moment I am working on maxing out my crafters yet again. I still have them, and most are half way through KotFE , but I doubt I’ll take them all the way through it. Even my Trooper is not done in KotFE and I doubt I will finish taking her through it as well. Same with my Smuggler, he got his Wookie back and I stopped going through. The story was good, and all , but I don’t think I wanna take anymore characters through it for a good long while.

Now my main focus is taking Trayvae through KotET all cause I’ve seen the light side, and even though I have watched some YouTube videos about it. I want to experience the Dark Side with Trayvae there. So yeah it will be at a slow pace. Course I bounced between Darrien Ryder, and Trayvae for the Relics of Gree, and I may do some more before the event is over on Tuesday, I’m not trying to do so many things at once on all the names or servers anymore. I’m just sticking to what works for me and at a pace I want. Who knows I may even try my hand at an Uprising or two since I’m getting some good story type gear, course I still need to do Heroic 4 for Shroud on Trayvae just to get the damn thing out of mission long, same with Op for Oricon as well. They’ve been sitting there since he got the quests, and that has been since this past spring I believe. But yeah I’m back home in the guild I once helped start, things are looking up, and I’m back on my main again.

Are Legendary Status players being punished?

antiragging So with the latest information released about the Light vs Dark event, it seems that Bioware, and etc just did not think this through. For most of us we have a ton of the achievements already unlocked, a maxed or close to maxed legacy, crafting done, etc. So where does that leave us that have these all done, well their suggestion if you want to partake in the event. Jump to a new server and start a new legacy or something along that nature. You need two characters for the Light vs Dark event, and a ton of throw away as well. You have to have all 8 stories done for the legendary part of the event. So basically they told us, “We are really catering to the new players and not the veterans that have been around since pre-launch, and etc.” I’ve only been apart of SWTOR for the last few years. During that time I’ve managed to max my legacies to level 50, maxed crafting, gotten HK-51 and unlocked it on all legacies. So where would this leave me now? In the cold I guess, and as much as I wanted to partake in the event. Starting a fresh legacy and starting a new , well it could happen. But I won’t be holding my breath for it all because of one thing, starting a new legacy with NO perks is NOT my idea of fun. I love my quick travel to ship, I love being able to jump to whatever planet I need to get things done. I have all 5 Strongholds, I can only get so far in the Eternal Championship without just going “Hell with it, and quitting it.” They really did not think this damn thing through when they decided to bring the Light vs Dark event into play, or maybe they did and decided they would punish those of us that have been done so much and expect us to start from scratch. Now I know on POT5, and Jung Ma servers I could go there as I had them strictly for PVP purposes, and did not move any of my other characters from higher legacies there, but I don’t know if I want to go to dead servers and try to play anything there. Granted story wise it would be a charm, all because no one is there, but to even attempt the FPs and other things would be extremely hard cause if it’s a dead server, then how are you suppose to get achieve anything there. While my subscription is still active, and I do go in a and play from time to time, it would give me an option to redo a lot of the older stories again on those other servers, but it’s the point of seeing the same story again and again. As for the goodies they are giving, well the only one I would seriously want are the companions but like many of us, we want to know if the companions come with a backstory, and seriously do we need anymore damn companions to begin with. With the alliance in KOTFE, plus the original companions and add on ones they have released via Cartel Packs, do we really need new ones?

Out of all the gifts besides the companions the only ones I would want are

 

  • Black/Black and White/White Dye
  • MSM J-37 Jetpack
  • Volatile Conqueror’s Lightsaber
  • Unstable Arbiter’s Lightsaber

I don’t care much for the armor as I have my set armor that I want. The Cathar honor sword is not me at all. I wish it was, but it’s just not. Unstable lightsaber well I would put into my cargo hold and forget it. Volatile Lightsaber, well it would go well with my Energized and Over-tuned ones I have unlocked in my account now. The dyes are always a huge want because there are some characters that would look in awesome in the Black/Black, not sure about the White/White due to the fact I am not a huge fan of white in general. So where will this leave me during the event? Well to be honest the steam summer sale is going on now til July 4, I have a few games I got over the weekend to play, so yeah I guess while this is going on, and after KOTFE ends here soon. I’ll be finding games in other areas to partake in since I don’t have a band of friends that I could suggest we all make toons on those dead servers, and go there and play, or anything else in that nature, so Thanks but no thanks, I guess this is one event I won’t be dealing with at all. If I start a new toon it’s to play the way I want, not because they believe they should have locked these damn awards to some silly ass event now. Thanks SWTOR, but this is one player that just doesn’t have the friends to do this with.