A Delay in 5.2

So within mere hours before the deployment of 5.2 patch in SWTOR, we were told via twitter and then on the forums that 5.2 The War for Iokath would be delayed, and it caused a huge uprising in rage within the community. Most of the rage I had seen was on the forums and so forth. I saw very little rage on twitter, but still none the less it qued up all the rage. It also makes me kind of disappointed as well, all because over the last week I spent a lot of time researching information about developers and coding in our games, that well to be perfectly honest I am glad they have decided to delay the patch release instead of releasing and it breaking even more things in the game then what is already broken. So like I said it qued all the rage in the forums. After all the research I did last week on game development, the developers of indie games I play, and coding that it all goes into a game and to make the game engine run semi-smoothly. I still don’t get the idea of all the rage because something gets delayed. To be honest I’m happy they decided to delay this patch instead of just releasing it out live and giving us a ton of issues with it.

In my opinion I would rather a developer delay a game patch then release it out into the public and cause even more rage from the patches being broken. I’m even sure the developers themselves were disappointed when they found out they couldn’t release this patch out in time, but instead of releasing it, they went on Twitter, and the forums and let us know that it would be delayed another week. I mean that’s 7 days from now. It’s not a huge game breaker, but I understand from reading the forums that some took the time off from work, and now they don’t know what to do because this will not be out for them to play on the initial release date. Call me whatever name you will because I fully back SWTOR’s development team for not releasing patch 5.2 The War for Iokath. I’d rather have to wait a week, go offline for the time period they need to run whatever they need to let patch 5.2 come out. So yeah, I congratulate the SWTOR Developers for pulling this patch back, and holding off for a week before releasing it to us. I don’t care what the nay-sayers say, I think they did the right thing for this patch. I wouldn’t want to play something that is extremely broken, semi-broken is the normal for this game, but still it’s worth it.

I’m just not……

Feeling it anymore.

With that being said, I am just not feeling it anymore to bring multiple characters across the KotFE story line. The game play is great, do not get me wrong there, but it’s becoming just like how RotHC and SoR is for me. Dull and well “been there done that,  tired of doing it” again and again. Plus I’m feeling a little disappointed with how they are forcing us to take certain companions that well I didn’t want in the original story lines, and still don’t want to this day. I am not a true huge fan of all the Companions I’ve ran across doing all 8 original class stories. I plan on revisiting my old list of how I thought some should just be well ignored totally. Plus now I realize I never touched base on the character companions on the republic side, only empire side, how shameful of me!?, not really I play empire side more then Republic side, as for I just mostly did it to get the legacy buffs when you click on your main buff on whichever character you are using. Now I have a list ready for all character companions. From Jedi knight all the way down to Bounty Hunter. I am only going to say minor things about each companion as there are a lot, and how I feel they either benefit or don’t benefit in KotFE.

Empire Side

Sith Inquisitor
Khem Val – Yes only cause I have used him a lot prior to 4.0, and still love a Dashade
Andronikos Revel – Off and ON about him, A space pirate that dumped the republic side. Yeah,
Ashara Zavros – No, kill her, or send her back to the jedi, just don’t force me to keep her.
Talos Drellik – Sure he loves to dig up devices and what not.
Xalek – Jury is out, not a fan of Kaleeshs anyways.

 

Sith Warrior
Vette – Sure a hacker is always good in tight spaces.
Malavai Quinn – Please NO, keep him where ever he is and not force him upon us.
Jaesa Willsaam – Sure a little psycho never hurts.
Lieutenant Pierce – Gated behind PVP for non Warriors, so fine by me.
Broonmark – Tzal are usually loyal to republic, but he’s just a homicidal maniac
Imperial Agent
Kaliyo Djannis – Eh, saddled with her again whether you want her or not.
Vector Hyllis – Can’t wait to see where he’s been, decent fighter so yeah
Doctor Lokin – Love getting him regardless of which character. Rakghouls are a favorite of mine.
Ensign Raina Temple – Please another Noooo,
SCORPIO- Couldn’t we just melt her down and make her into a shiny new weapon?
Bounty Hunter
Mako- She makes no sense for a BH Companion. Not even sure where she would fit in.
Gault- Only for pure comical enjoyment.
Torian Cadera- Sure if he’s grown a pair by now.
Blizz – Love having a jawa
Skadge- Please tell me he got locked up again.

Republic Side

Jedi Knight
T7-O1 -Universal Droid that gets into EVERYTHING!!
Kira Carsen- Hell No, let her be someone elses headache.
Doc – Please no again, I don’t want this womanizer back.
Sergeant Rusk- Sure he loves to kill everything and everyone.
Lord Scourge- Oh hell yeah, bring back this one for sure.
Jedi Consular
Qyzen Fess – Forced to keep him regardless
Tharan Cedrax- Ahhh, No
Zenith – Never used him in original story often, so (shrugs shoulders)
Lt. Felix Iresso- Great for cannon fodder.
Nadia Grell- Please no , another that made no sense into forcing upon us.
Trooper
Aric Jorgan – Only for Republic side, as a DS Agent, he hates me already.
Elara Dorne – Eh, whatever traitor in my eyes.
M1-4X – Only got him on trooper, as gated behind PVP as well.
Tanno Vik- Killed in Asylum.
Yuun- Another forced one , No thanks, he sits in my base, and I dont use him unless to craft.
Smuggler
Corso Riggs- No more farm boy antics.
Bowdaar – Can’t wait to see his mission recruitment in the coming months.
Risha – Eh, queen for a day, no thanx
Akaavi Spar- Odd one, didn’t really use her much.
Guss Tuno- Only for comical relief.

There it is, my only personal list of companions. Not sure a lot of the republic, and empire original companions will ever truly make sense in KotFE, but I understand that the Empire and Republic we knew before KotFE has all been well almost dismantled, and destroyed. But on to my next topic.

Choices that matter

Now to me this is becoming a joke as I am playing, because well we were told our choices would matter on just about everything in KotFE. We decided whether or not to keep Tanno alive, or kill him. 9 times outta 10 I killed him. Same with Xalex once we got his recruitment, you could beat him in a duel, and gain his respect, imprison him, or just flat out kill him. I refused him once, and keep him afterwards. But also what has me a little peeved at the moment is that during Chapter X, as by now everyone has probably played through it. Well at the end when you’re in the war room and depending on your decision Koth either leaves, or stays, I’ve had him stay on my Smuggler only cause she’s romanced him, but leave on the Agent cause well. Let’s face it, my agent Trayvae is a dick at times. Forcing us to keep all these companions is well pointless, as we do not need this many unless they plan to make changes where we can summon more than just one at a time. Which for some things would be great, others , just no. Just like at the end of Chapter X when you’re standing in the war room and Koth has his hissy fit, or Temper Tantrum as Senya says. You can 3 choices to pick from. But when you pick the 3rd choice it doesn’t matter, as they force you right into Chapter XI without any acknowledgement from picking the 3rd choice. I have done that one of my other agent, and yet when they released Chapter XI, it got ignored. Instead you have to well, I won’t say anymore about Chapter XI, but yeah. And this blocking out the ability of summoning other companions because well , “They placed Story restrictions” there is well mundane all the way around. I want to use a companion with a higher influence then the one I am saddle bagged to run with through an entire small portion of Content. An influence of rank 1 on a new companion because 1, you’ve never had that companion before, and 2, you just don’t want to use them for anymore than cannon fodder is pointless. But yet when you click on the main mission to click the little purple “Play button”, they allow you to pick a companion to go with you. I haven’t checked to see if in game you can swap out, but I’m guess my answer will be “NO” you must use the low level influence ranked one that you are recruiting regardless. I mean seriously? Now my influence with Kaliyo was in high 20’s when I ran my main agent through there, so was happy to place her in tank stance and run with it. But now I’m working on the Trooper Zanedyl and well I’m saddle bagged with her , since I didn’t want to be bothered so much that well last night after getting killed by the two pointless bosses blocking on of the node she needs to place a detonator on. I just said “hell with it, and logged out completely.” One my machine is not that great, and two, with Chapter XI , the damn planet lags more than anything and my abilities have a window of a 5 second delay. But choices matter my ass, as they are proving they don’t matter and if they do, it’s only when you pick the one they want you to pick. So thanks for killing the dream of allowing our choices to really matter. Can’t wait to see what kicks in the next episode.

My Own Personal Updates:

To Website/Blog….

Recently I decided that I know a many of my fellow SWTOR fans that do read my blog haven’t ever asked, because if they are like me. We all have a way to make our blogs stand out and shine with our personalities. While yes my is really dark natured which does not mean I’m a bad person. I just prefer the darker side of life. (Yes pun intended), I have now opted to give my fellow fan mates /familia, whatever you may wish to call us a different look on my blog. It may take a few refreshes, dump your cookies (not the kind you eat), but whatever you may, there has been a change here to my personal fan blog. I have redone the color settings for the main articles and what not for it to be easier for people to read. I took this into consideration after reading a forum post on the official forums yesterday about someone asking for a color scheme change because the dark background with like a goldish text was hard for them to read. Yes I do admit at times I hate reading the forums because there is no way to change the colors. When I ran an online gaming forum for my Vampire: The Masquerade , I gave everyone the option to pick the best color suited forum for them. I was not without merit there because I believe in choices, specially since no one but us usually ends up going to the Eye Doctors to have our eyes checked out, and I also know a lot in the gaming community are actually color blind. So I was looking for a new theme for wordpress when I realized that my current one has various theme color schemes built right into it. This is the theme I am using now. It has multiple color schemes, and best part is that it was “FREE” yes I do love the free word in a sense because I am paying for my own hosting, but I don’t want to shell out a ton of cash for a decent theme. I picked today to do it of all days because I knew SWTOR would be down for the maintenance which I tend to call it “break things/then try to fix them a few days later” time. So I figured I’d do some updating on various things, crank up the winamp player, and write a few posts, work on Trayvae’s  back story and what not, while waiting for them to bring the servers back online. Plus I’m also looking into other things at the moment as well so I take pauses in between things. Not sure what I’m going to do though for next topic.

With this guild…

I have recently talked with the kid that wants me to be the new guild master, but yet we are waiting for the switch since according to Bioware, since they have implemented the transfer service to automatically move onto the next subscriber after a period of 30 days of inactivity with current one. I am now running a guild, and now this is where it gets tricky. How do you recruit for something that you can’t control just yet? By that meaning the little display message that pops up when they have a “Daily message” to show, or even change titles, then there’s not able to decorate the SH due to no gold keys being given. Do I feel a little out of my league at the moment? Well yeah I do because this is hard. While the other active member that was in the guild with me has decided to leave, claims he just doesn’t want to risk becoming guild leader in case I’m not on. Um hello, that won’t happen, 1 he’s isn’t a co-founder, and 2, I am on daily with Trayvae. I have not once went a day without logging him in. He’s my Armormech crafter, so I log him in daily to craft and sale some things on the GTN for others to use. I’ve also gotten a guild bank and placed it in my stronghold, and have another one waiting to come off timer so I can donate it to the guild as well. All the while I am also looking into websites for guilds.  I know there is Shivtr, Gamer Launch, and Enjin. Which most seem to use Enjin the most, but I’m also looking at it like this, I can’t afford to pay their prices either. Truth be told I am not even sure what exactly Elite Imperial Vanguard is anymore. It originally started to become a RP guild , but at the moment I’m thinking it will be better to keep it as a social guild until more players join. Then again most will bitch about that too, but I’m not giving up. I keep researching information about the guild setups and everything. I know that once I get control of it, the titles will be changed. Course I am also thinking the recruiting message will be changed as well, to something like this. “<Elite Imperial Vanguard> is currently recruiting new and active members, at the moment we are a social guild that would love to become something more. We have a SH ,Bank, and working on everything else, if interested in joining or want more info, Send me a whisper for info/invite and help us create our legacy.”  Course I don’t believe in sitting on starter planets spewing that out every 5-10 minutes. I’ve found some of the best guilds don’t go on recruitment drives like that, but to get our footing into the door I know I have too. So all my time online wasn’t totally wasted while waiting for the game to update, I managed to look into a few guild hosting website, and now my launcher is updating. Sweet. I only have been up since 9:30am est time. So before it all finishes, and I can start playing. I have recently decided that what ever may happen with the guild, it will. I am not going to stress about it because it’s not worth it for me to at the current moment. I still have like 16-17 days before it’s able to become fully mine.

2016-02-27_05-47-46 But I just can’t wait to log in, and finally get chapter x to progress for him. I’ve waited all this time patiently waiting for him to get past the end of Chapter X, and go recruit Blizz. I need to work on my trooper for Chapt. XI

Good News…

 All the way around…..

With that, I finally got word about a fix coming on the 8th for agents not being able to complete chapter X, YAY Finally!, and also I’ve talked with the kid that was suppose to be Guild Master, and he has said it will be me that needs to become Guild Master. Sadly though CS won’t help move it, so now we just have to wait it out. I even capped screen shots for it because this is what he wants. Someone that is on all the time. And well, I am on all the time. So now I can start recruiting for <Elite Imperial Vanguard>, and this makes me excited because now things are starting to look up. I officially have a main on the Ebon Hawk Server now, so I am logged into Trayvae a lot more then I was originally planning. Radqa is my backup, along with the other names, that eventually will be in the guild. Our Recruitment message that is posted sometimes in starter planets, and Fleet is this.

<Elite Imperial Vanguard> is recruiting all active members. We are a new guild. Our Focus will be RP/PvP/PvE, but not mandatory. So if you’re interested in joining us, and come join our guild and help us create our legacy. Whisper for details, and for invite.

Well now sometimes the wording changes but at least it’s something. We do have a stronghold, but can’t decorate it at the moment thanks to the other person who disappeared offline without a word. Same with Guild Bank Access, and to edit memberships, tags, and etc. I have even been spending time on the fleet, roleplaying with others in the general area, and it’s been fun too. I even have my own PVP bodyguards when I need them. Amazing that this year is starting to look up for me. I met them on Rishi when I was trying to get the 3 Not so little Grophet’s achievement which I’m still searching for Wudd, since he’s being a pain in the ass to get. I was able to get the other 2 with no issues, but Wudd does not want to be found. I am also on the part in the heroic for The Shroud where you do the jumping bit to get to the boss before the final Heroic 4, still wish they would have made that easier to do. But eventually I’ll find someone that wants to do it, or help out at least.

 

What’s next in the agent life?

Well nothing til the 8th when the supposedly fix is to be launched with Chapter XI, not that I’m holding my breath on that. But I’ll keep busy until then. But I am starting to think it’s time to create our backstory, and with that I am planning on getting with my 2nd in Command, since no one else but us are on lately. Course that is only if his network connection will allow him longer than 5 minutes. Ironically I do not have issues with my network. Then again for as much money I pay Comcast Cable a month. It better be a good service.

 

2016-02-27_05-46-03 I still love this outfit on my agent though. I crafted this back when he was in the 50’s and haven’t changed it. Instead I put the 208 gear in front and have boosted his stats, plus I am also crafting my own Augment kits, which are MK-9, and the level 64 for him. While I’m working on others to boost their crafting skills as well. I have Radqa crafting in Artifice, and I’m going to be going with Kero’dow’urki who is my level 65 Chiss Bounty hunter with Armstech, I have Daeqius who is my level 65 Sith Inquisitor. Then there is Domidaq who is working on Biochem at the moment. I also have one working on Synthweaving as well. He’s low level 20’s and I made him into a Sith Warrior Marauder. My other names I just use for gathering materials, and items because I wasn’t into crafting, but now I can see the benefits of it all. I am also working on adding another Legacy, and Personal Cargo bays so that I can extra areas to store crafting material as well. I am really becoming serious about certain characters, while some of my others are going to remain hidden so I can have down time from the guild, even though I may just have them added for helping out lower level players. But that is what I’m doing now. Crafting, and finally becoming a serious player who is trying to build a base of friends in SWTOR. It only took me what a few years to shake the shell off fully.

 

A song I think fits an Agents Life.

I was listening to music one night while I was on Hoth, and I have a band that I so love, and if anyone knows about Mythology specially Egyptian then you know the name of RA, who is a sun god in Egyptian Mythology, and well as one of their songs pops up to play it reminds me of an Imperial Agent’s life and his/her story in SWTOR. The lyrics are well I’m going to Cut and Paste them, and provide a video with the song. Then you tell me if you think it fits an Agent’s life.

Genocide

Could it be that it didn’t happen
Could it be that I wasn’t there
I can swear that my eyes are open
But there’s nothing at which to stare
I remember the people dying
Staring blankly into the sky
Unaffected and undistracted
Redirected to pass them by

 

Cold as steel underneath my broken skin
I’m bleeding
Forced to feel
Devastation murder genocide

 

My reflection sometimes reminds me
In their image I was born
Technically I’m enhanced they tell me
From their minds my existence torn
They don’t know all the hate I’m feeling
They don’t see how it breeds inside
I’m afraid of the walls around me
I’m afraid but I cannot hide

 

There’s a reason that I met you
It’s to show me how to die
Simplify my wrong connection
Disconnect me where I lie
There is conflict all around us
There is conflict in my soul
Put an end to what’s beginning
To make me want to play my role

 

Enjoy the tunes, and thank you for reading. Have a wonderful day/night, weekend, or where ever you are in the world.

I’m still bugged

Agent stuck in loop

Forever stuck in a loop

Forever stuck in a loop

Yup, it’s been a few days since I tried to complete Chapter X and I am still stuck in a groundhog day movie loop. A little later I will post a clip of the loop from that movie I am talking about, but right now I am just going to focus on what I’ve been doing since I’ve gotten into this damn loop that seems to be forever. So I have decided that I was going to go Rishii , and get the datacrons there, and man I waited for almost 3 hours last night trying to get Wupp to spawn and hung out with a few others that well we grouped up for it, and to avail was not able to get the bugger to spawn. From what I read on the forums, and Dulfy even. Wupp does not like to come out and play often. The other two Grophets I got with no issue what so ever, other than a jedi stealing the first kill for me. But I waited for over 3 hours last night to get him to spawn and just couldn’t. So I gave up and went to bed for the night. I guess I will try for him later on today, since I really have nothing else to do on my agent, and heroic grinding solo just well is mute. Plus I got the Galactic Hero title for doing every damn heroic out there, minus the ones on Makeb, and Illum’s only one. But not onto my next topic.

Guild Headaches

My guild that I was one of 4 members has become a mute point for me. I’m still very much apart of Elite Imperial Vanguard, but yesterday I saw one member log in, and then stayed half an hour, and went offline again. I can’t recruit for the guild if no one is going to be on, and if I can’t do anything more with titles and such as I don’t have ability to change things, I can only wait the 30 days until guild leadership changes to someone that is on, which will most likely be me. Yay! I think. Over the weekend I did not play as much as I just did not feel good, due to various women reasonings. So I slept off and on all weekend. Before I left we had 20 members, and now we’ve dropped down to 15. I don’t understand it, if the original members do not want to be on, then why did they talk me into creating a guild? I understand that Real life happens, but seriously if I don’t have many options to help build the guild, like access to the bank to upgrade Stronghold, or change titles why did they even bother? I have made a main name and I am trying to stick to it, but gesh, with the only one on all the time it’s becoming mute. I have one of my other names in the guild as well Radqa is apart of it, and I was able to log in and use that name for a bit yesterday to do Chapter X, which ironically worked for him, it finished and was able to recruit Blizz, but sadly Trayvae who is my Sniper is stuck in that damn loop. While I have no issue with being in a guild that is quiet , I just wish I could do more at the moment but best I could do is try to recruit people , and explain to them that guild leadership is quiet at the moment as the other 3 co-founding members are not online. The kid that brought us together and I use the term loosely here, is only 14 years old, while one of the other is just 17 years, and the guy that created it is 26, married with child or children, did not ask for full details, but yeah. Here I am, 38 years old, a pet, a significant other, and still able to find game time at least. Then again I’m also fully mentally disabled so I can play all day if I want, and lately I have been. Going 8-16 hours a day game play. During that time I would love to have others on, and hang around with them and talk to them, but alias I can’t really create this guild if none of the other members are on. At least for the moment.

 

Future plans

Should the guys that help create guild come back on, and I do not know what will happen. I just know that well things will have to change, or something. I started creating Trayvae’s RP Background and once it’s finished it will go on my other blog for SWTOR Character stories, I tend to write his story in between things as I just get bored and well his character starts to come to life in my mind, so I have to write it out on paper before transferring it over to a notepad or a draft in a blog. I always write in pencil so I can either erase a word, sentence, or whatever or if I’m really lazy just draw a line through it so I know to cut out that sentence. But for the time loop, here is a movie clip to Groundhog Day where it’s repeated a lot, and this is what I feel like at the moment with Chapter X in agent mode.

 

This is what it feels like playing the agent at the moment and being stuck on Chapter X while still no official word on when or if a fix is going to be applied for this chapter for us agents. Here is the forum topic on the main website. We are up to at least for me 7 pages, and I have posted a few times there myself. I have 3 agents on Ebon Hawk, 1 was able to complete it back on the 8th during early access, the other one just before the weekend hit, and now stuck in a time loop, and I will not be leveling up my 3rd agent to take through until this fix this bug. Of all things to gate Blizz behind it is unfair to us that are playing as agents because we can’t even recruit the little jawa bugger into our alliance since chapter x does not complete. I hope we get an answer soon as many are saying they are leaving to go play other MMOs where nothing is broke,(Yeah right in their dreams), No game is perfect, but honestly I will not leave SWTOR as it is the game for me. I just hate alliance grinding for a name that can’t even recruit the one companion I think would mix well into an Agents field. Anyways happy gaming, and thanks for reading.