PVP,Group stuff, Over all fun in SWTOR finally!!

So yesterday I did the daily bonus for Galactic Command, and it was PVP, so our GM, our newest recruit and a friend of theirs joined us in a group, and we Que for PVP, now mind you I always said in the past that I wouldn’t be doing anymore PVP, but well things change, and I changed. I am getting into group content now. On days that Flashpoints are the Bonus, we run Black Talon a lot for our GMs one alt, he’s trying to achieve a higher social level and I’m all for that, so we run solo mode with those Jesus (Or God) Droids as they are called, which kind of lets me do some DPS damage, not much but some. But I do cleanse us both a lot. So now I am also Level 71 or 72 in Galactic Command now as well, and I have all 7 pieces of gear, most dropped from the Crates, but the last two pieces I was able to get with Unassembled Components and Command Tokens, which were the Boots and Body Armor, now mind you I am not really into the look for the gear, so I let it sit out, while I use the outfit Designer, and I plan on showing off some of the outfits Krumar Ordo wears in game. I have really changed this year, and I’m enjoying this side of SWTOR finally.

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This is something new for me, and I’m really finally enjoying it. Just like I did not think I would honestly love playing a healer spec, but I do. It’s something different for me, and now it has me wondering about trying my hand at tanking one day in the future as well. As you can see in the image up at the very top of this post. I did amazingly well as a healer in PVP, which to my surprise earned me a few MVP’s. I did manage to make some kills, only had one death myself as they ganged up on me and our GM and friends couldn’t peel them off me fast enough. Man they really do not like healers in PVP, and I can’t much blame them either. We do have a thing for trying to keep everyone alive in the matches. But yeah I’ve finally found a place in SWTOR where I’m comfortable, able to be myself and have fun doing so. No one has an issue with me being a woman that plays male characters. That makes it all more worth it to be honest. I won’t lie and say I didn’t know how I would be taken once I told the truth. But I won’t deny the fact that I am a female that games, and I enjoy the male voice actors more so on some characters then others. We even had a few death matches were we won all because I kept or at least tried to keep everyone alive, and we were able to win the matches and that made them really proud of me. Course I also had Blade sitting here cheering me on as well, even though he was quiet until after the matches so he didn’t break my concentration on keeping us all alive.  He’s being super supportive in all this as well. He was afraid that I would drop subscription and uninstall the game, but now that he’s seeing me doing other things, he’s proud of me for keeping at it. I know there are a lot of bad people in the game, but there are a lot of good people as well. I’ve noticed as well that sometimes it is not really the big guilds that will fit a person, but ones that are rebuilding, and are small are usually the best ones, especially for someone like me who has anxiety disorders. While I still do things as a solo player as well, but mostly I’m craving for group content now. I finally understand what everyone was saying in the past about being a team player, while yes SWTOR has a lot of solo content mainly the personal stories and etc, but it’s nice to group up, and go kick some arses from time to time too.

So also while doing some solo things, I leveled up my Nexu who I call “Shock” to influence level 50 and man let me tell you, he is a walking tank now, course that is the spec I put him in, all because with me being a healer, I needed to keep him alive while taking on the baddies in solo stuff from time to time, so that left me with another idea to level up another Cartel Companion so I opted to start leveling up my Mawvorr and get him up to level 50 and him I decided to name “Shadowstalker” I am even developing a story on how I acquired these beasts. Which will make for an interesting read once I am doing developing it. I am over all having fun now whether it be solo or in a group. Course next up for me is to get Bowdaar as a companion, but I am going to see if I can get some help for it since Chomper likes to chomp on me a lot. Course it may be different now that I’m in 230 gear, well minus the mods in my guns, which I need to upgrade soon to purple 230’s.

 

 

Poaching and Guilds

Recently I’ve been noticing a trend since I joined a new guild after leaving <Elite Imperial Vanguard>, the reason behind leaving that guild yet again was well, issues with ex GM and myself, but I won’t go there. Just that I left it and am no longer using Trayvae as a main at the moment. Instead I started a new Bounty Hunter and made him a healer. Which I’m finding to be a good spec to play. I also joined a new guild last month called <Mandalorian Gladiators>, The GM there and I hit it off really well, and I was accepted into the guild. So for the last month we’ve been trying to build this guild. For him it’s a rebuild, and for me it’s a new experience all together because I want to do more things now as a group, so for time being we group up when flashpoints are the Bonus in CXP, and etc. It’s been a lot of fun. I am also learning a lot more about Mandalorians as well. But lately every time we have recruited someone into our guild, a poacher from another guild will come and steal this person from us. All cause we’re not a high end game type of guild ,and our real lives take priority over the game itself. Now up until I decided to join this guild, I had never heard of poachers for guilds, but recently I’ve been witnessed to it, as he had a stalker from another guild show up where ever he was, and would follow him all over the place.He was able to get that person to stop and we have a truce with them for now. But we’ll see how far that goes.

No one had contacted me or tried to talk me into joining their guild until the other day. I am guessing this person thought because I was online, and they didn’t even search for him, even though if you typed in “Gladiators” into the search, it showed us both online, well this person thought she would be slick and try to talk to me into leaving the guild I’m in now, and join theirs. But here’s the thing, I screen shot the whole conversation, and I was in guild chat with him letting him know what was going on, then copy and pasted this persons name to him. As he was talking to them, she went silent on my end of the conversation which is par for the course. As we were talking in guild chat, he said she tried to claim she was just interested in having a RP session, and etc. But of course like I told him it was basically a lie because she was asking me questions about our guild, if we were set on rebuilding and etc. So yeah him and I both came to the conclusion that she was trying to poach me for her guild.

Leadership and Class Spec

Since the time I joined this guild I have learned a lot more. I am learning to become a leader, when we go out for for flashpoints and etc. I am learning to sit back and be a healer while he tries to protect me and all. That’s good. I have a level 70 Bounty Hunter, who is responsible. This is the first time I have really taken to being a healer very serious. During the Gree event, he took me into the area even though we were in a PVP open area, we didn’t get bothered, but still with just him and I we went into the open area to do the heroic. He took a lot of damage while I kept him healed and cleansed free from the debuffs that happen. Then we did Mandalorian Raiders Flashpoint were I kept him healed, along with our companions as well. We had a successful run with just us, and I again amazed myself at how much technique is really required for healing. I am so use to playing DPS that I am now learning to fall back, and keeping an eye on health bars, I still have a long way to go, but I am learning and that is the best thing about this. I am willing to learn, and work forward on that. My next thing I want to do is PVP to get Pierce from my mission log. And I know if it’s during the CXP Bonus, we’ll group up and join a PVP match here and there. I am really enjoying this side of me. While I do love my DPS , I am learning to love being a healer too. Just wish there were more classes that allowed for healing, but I’m happy playing Bodyguard to heal everyone that needs it.  I also know that I may ask him for help on the EC all cause well Chomper just chomps me to deal and my Nexu is max 50 influence, and he’s a beast for sure. But I couldn’t get past Chomper at all, so I may ask for his help , to get Bowdaar into my alliance, then we were talking about teaming up to do Star Fortress Heroics/Flashpoints for Decorations for the guild (if they still drop) I haven’t gotten to do that yet. I may see if he wants to team up for some Rakghoul dailies when that event comes around, I am really learning to become a team player.

 

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.

Ironic Really

IronicSo this image was taken off my website here just a few moments ago, and I find it ironic that with it being early start of the weekend. Saturday at 11:57AM EST Time , that the server status for SWTOR on the US Servers says “LIGHT” normally I see words like “Standard” , or whatever else they have, but I was checking my blogs today, and happened to click the link for this one and saw that and was like, “Um okay that is strange.” Now I haven’t logged into SWTOR at all recently. I know I should as I had stuff up on the GTN on the Ebon Hawk server for sale , but I hover over the image and say, “Nah, I’ll check it later”, and well later never comes. I just can’t find a reason to log in at the moment. Instead I’ve found my simulator type games I’ve been playing, watching YouTube videos of said simulator games, checking out MODs and etc. After hearing that Chapter 16 wasn’t coming out until next month now, I just couldn’t be bothered to go in and slog through the same ole content I’ve been doing over the last few years. I’ll watch my twitter feed go on and on about SWTOR, and I’m just like “Blah at the moment.” I don’t know what happened I was so excited to try this Dark vs Light event, then as I tried it, I just lost focus for it and decided “Ah to hell with it.” I’ll go find other things to do, so I did, I started two new blogs that I have been trying to keep my focus on since all things about SWTOR at the moment for me have died down. So if you’re interested in those blogs, well here are their links Shadowz Gaming Blog and Simulation Gaming Blog. Those two blogs are where I’m more so then say here at Dragosani-Legacies, and it’s not because I want to be, well part of it is just that,but the huge part of it is that I’m disappointed with SWTOR at the moment. So I have opted to stop logging in and playing SWTOR, and I have just opted to stop really writing for this blog. I may try and go back to it eventually, just right now I don’t have a lot of faith in the SWTOR game anymore. Then hearing them announce that the next season is going to be called “Knights of the Eternal Throne”, well just made me giggle a little because it is almost like they are trying to be a Star wars style to “Game of Thrones”, and well that is just not going to end well with the title, because a lot of memes will be started now with this new title and all.

2016-05-20_17-46-47I have even deleted my fictional fan stories I was trying to create for my characters, and companions conversations because it just doesn’t feel right to keep trying anymore. I am not sure if I am the only one that feels this way, but I know at the moment I just don’t have it in me to play SWTOR anymore. It’s the same old crap over and over again, and this Dark vs Light event is just more proof of how this is really designed for new players, and not the ones that have at least stayed and keep trying to relive certain things. I just don’t know what I feel anymore when it comes to the first MMO I have ever played in my life. Now I am starting to ask myself questions like these ones here. “Do I stay and try to keep playing?”, or “Do I just drop my subscription, uninstall and walk way from it all.” If I do the later, it will be like losing a friend, and since I have none in the game, it wouldn’t really matter, but for a period there, this game was a great relief for me. I could go and kill , maim, and terrorize all the NPC’s I wanted too, and it was fun, but having done all 8 stories at least once ,and finding out which ones I love the best, I just can’t find it in myself to recreate them again. Ahh, Oh well , time to go clean up my MYSQL databases, I have recently dumped a lot of things, and why web hosts don’t delete unused databases anymore is beyond me, Feel free to retweet this, ping back, comment or whatever floats your boat. Happy gaming though should you venture in SWTOR this weekend.

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.