On the search yet again

So after a long hard thought and etc. last night I opted to leave the guild I was in , after a month I just couldn’t do it. It wasn’t for me. I want a causal friendly guild that wants to do all content, mostly Story stuff together, some PVP, and etc. My RP days in SWTOR have not been the greatest, and I really no longer care about RPing my character, yes I will create a back story for him, give out detailed information and such, but I won’t be RPing it to death like most want, or wanted me to do. I just want to do what most want to do now, have fun and be in a causal active friendly guild that does content, not get upset and rearrange a Stronghold when things start to look bleak. So I’m back to searching for the guild for me. Of course so many have told me to just make it, but that is where the problem lies for me. I don’t have friends in game that aren’t apart of a guild, and I honestly don’t know them all that well to ask for an invite to their guild.

I love being apart of something like I was, but in the long run when trying to rebuild something and everyone has a different vision of what it is they are looking for, it just doesn’t seem to fit right with anyone. Unlike the guild Trayvae helped Co-found, where everyone left ,and didn’t say a word, or was kicked by the GM because it wasn’t with people he wanted in the guild. So now I’m back on the search on the Ebon Hawk server to find my place in a good casual guild that just wants to have fun and play the game in all aspects. Whether it be Random Flashpoints, PVP, PVE stuff, or just overall goofing around. I am sure I will find my place one day in SWTOR but right now I’m also thinking of doing a let’s play video series for my YouTube channel as well, maybe by doing that I will find the people that want to create a fun , friendly guild where Alts will not be an issue. Only thing I ask if and when that day comes is to log into the alts once in a while. I know some will think of me being a tad picky, but in reality I’m not, I just want to find something to do in game with a lot of people and have fun doing so.

Even got myself some new guns for my healer as well. I am not deleting him, I plan on keeping him, and using him, just not sure where yet. Course each day I do log in and see what the CXP bonus for the day is with him, because before I jump into doing Star Fortresses and what not, I want the level 10 so when it’s  time to jump into the heroics of it , I can do that, plus I want to grind for more alliance crates by doing heroics and etc. I just want to have fun in the game, and while I do love some of the stories and what have you, I just crave more in game now. It’s the whole reason for me taking on different roles, and right now I just want to focus on being a healer, from a Merc down to a Sorc healer, sadly though there aren’t all that many specs for healing, when the time comes I plan on making a new trooper and making them into a healer, since I know that Mercs and Troopers are mirror classes, just like when I do the Operative Healer, I will be replaying through the Smuggler story as I know that is a Mirror class to Agent, and same with Sorc, I will make a healing Sage since I know that is yet another mirror class. I do love the fact that people all over our wonderful community takes the time to write guides for us that don’t know what most of what we’re doing.

 

I don’t want to do solo stuff anymore, yeah sometimes it’s fine, but let’s face it, in a game like SWTOR there is so many more options, and that is what I always thought the joy of being here was. I love the stories, but I also crave more. I don’t want to be that person that just keeps going on and on as a solo player. It gets boring, and lonely at times where I just log out, and go off into a solo style game like my driving simulators. Of course though if I can’t find a guild I like on the Ebon Hawk, I have other servers to try and find that perfect guild for me. The one that just lets us have fun within the game and not demand things. Role playing is not for everyone, and as I have stated in the past, and above. I am no longer really interested in it anymore. Oh well  the hunt will continue for a guild where I fit into it. Until then, happy gaming!!

So I’ve been told

I would hinder my team since I don’t use Grenades in PVP , and for Flashpoints as well. I know some people rely on them and use them like they use their abilities but is it wrong that I refuse to use them in PVP and Flashpoints. I mean I’m unlike some. If I want to know about a certain fight and what have you, I use YouTube to search for a video, or Google to find a written guide on it. I honestly have never used those in either PVP nor Flashpoints, and I find them pretty pathetic in my opinion. If you have to rely on things like that , then you’re really not learning how to use your class abilities and such. I can see if you’ve used all your defenses, and stuns and what not and that is the last thing you have on you, but I’m sorry I know healers put out some damage but our main goal is to keep everyone alive, and I have rarely if ever seen a healer use a damn cyber-tech grenade to help maintain an advantage. So now it has me thinking is this really the right place for me?

First he doesn’t like the gear I am wearing, nor does he like my choice in guns, all my ideas, and etc are being shot down. I get a room in the Guild SH, we had it decorated the way I wanted, more so the way he wanted, then he’d take it all down, and do something different, and ask my opinion on it. I’d tell him I liked it but in reality, I just didn’t care in all honesty. This last time though after busting his tail to get those new Asylum Tanks and Toxic barrels, and placing them in the lab which he moved from a small room to one of the larger rooms before hitting the balconies on the last floor, the lab was set up and I loved it, even said so. But because I logged early one night and he was in by himself, he removed everything and put it back in a smaller room and made it look more like a room to his desire. Then asked me “How do you like your new lab?” , again I told him I liked it.  Always trying to change my character it seems to fit in with his idea for a guild RP , which to be honest, not a lot want to do anymore, or they want well established guilds, and you know what, there is nothing wrong with that. Since Bioware removed the RP for a lot of servers, new players do not really know which server is RP and which isn’t anymore. So yeah that makes recruitment hard, but also it shouldn’t hinder people who do wanna RP either, but lastly it does anymore. Then again, I get to break it to him now that I no longer care about RP, I just wanna have fun playing the game in groups and having fun in general. Which will probably prompt me to be kicked out of the guild, and if that happens , then so be it. I keep trying. If not on Ebon Hawk, well then I move that legacy to another server with a lot more of my unlocks.

Then he’s going on and on about character cards, then complaining about the new Mandalorian Guilds popping up, and thinking its because of Mandalorian Gladiators is the reason for the new guilds. I honestly don’t think so, and no sense in trying to tell him that. I understand being a team player means well PVP/SF/FPs, and etc. But not everyone wants to do just those 3 things all the time. I can’t do more then a daily set of PVP, and SF well it’s a time killer, and good for CXP when it’s on the bonus days, but Black Talon FP????? Sorry I do it when I’m leveling up a new character for the XP before hitting Drumond Kaas but that is it. I don’t run it like I did when those deco drops were around. I ran it 11 times to get the Black Talon Deco drop. But since Deco drops have been nerfed so hard in FPs and such, I just don’t bother really running them unless I decide to farm for speeders to give away to players that are asking for them, because that is just how I am as a person. I have done that with stuff I have gotten from cartel packs and etc. that just doesn’t sale that well on the GTN, and new players are always  the most welcomed because they can’t afford the gear right away, or they take it and sale it on the GTN themselves, to earn some credits. Whatever they do with them once I do with them, I don’t really care. I try to be a nice and helpful person, and sometimes it works. Other times it just doesn’t. I won’t be judgmental, I am who I am, and I won’t change for anyone.

Not really sure about KotET

swtor-icon-silverNo I won’t post spoilers here, but I will say this though. I’m not sure if this was worth the wait in all honesty. I was excited last year when they talked about releasing KotFE and I played the first 9 chapters then there was the wait for a new chapter each month after the beginning of the year, but this one. 9 Chapters and that is it. After playing the 9 chapters on Early access, it took me roughly about 12 hours to go through 1-9 chapters. I didn’t do the usual exploring and what not, because I just wanted to see the end of it all. I’m not entirely sure I want to continue replaying all this for another 7 times. I’m not a hard core end gamer, so I’ll never have the best gear, and I suck at my rotations and with them changing classes and what not, it’s not impossible for me to learn a new one , but still it’s almost like they are forcing you to come out of your comfort zones. They claim to have listened to the players and decided to make all these changes but in all honesty I doubt they really listened to anyone in the gaming community about changes we wanted. I didn’t voice my opinion and as a matter of fact even though I remained subbed through the entire thing is honestly surprising for some because most dropped their subscription when nothing new came out, but I remained with the ability to play when I wanted to play. I think after the end of Chapter 16 in KotFE I rarely logged in at all. I started some of the DvL event they had over the summer, was 2 parts shy of completing the Eternal level, and knowing that I can’t beat the bosses in the Eternal Championship run. I just opted to not even finish it at all. Then there was the 200% XP Boost they gave, and I started to get one last character to max level of 65 before KotET and just stopped playing.

It was odd because I loved playing this game, and even though still I have some favorite classes that I may replay the older content, I just don’t have it in me to really slug through another 7 times for the same stuff. I have the free Outlander token and doubt I’ll even use it, if I do it will be to get the starter gear and toss it into my cargo hold unless it’s BoE then I’m just stuck with it on one character. I watched the live streams, and kept quiet while doing so because I just didn’t feel like I belong in the SWTOR community anymore. I’m not one that has ever done much of anything in SWTOR. I have no operation experience, I don’t really care much for PVP, I just don’t feel like I fit into the community anymore of SWTOR and hence why this blog has been really quiet as of late. I don’t have friends in the game, I don’t belong to any guilds because again I’ve been burnt on the whole guild thing. I have Legacies all across the US Servers where they are maxed on all except two servers that were once strictly PVP ones, and I think I have a few over in the European servers, but I doubt I’ll ever use them. I loved the story for KotFE and I do love the story for KotET but I just can’t see slugging through all the trash fighting again over and over for 7 more times. I will be going through it again just so Blade can see the first few chapters as I started it and he stayed up with me when early access hit so he could see the boss fights and what not , and I only did it on my Light side Jedi Knight who was apart of the whole DvL event. So I have to take a Dark side character through it, and well it will be harder because I’ll probably use my Agent Trayvae who is a sniper, but since snipers are more mobile now I don’t think I’ll have that much of a hard time. I just have to relearn his rotation and the abilities they added, and fix my hot-bars with the ones they have added.

To be quite honest I didn’t game a whole lot this past summer either. I picked up a few games on sale at Steam, played some 7 Days to die, worked on other things, and spent a lot of time watching YouTube videos and interacting in that community that SWTOR in general became a back burner, then I also started spending more time with Raven, and taking her out for walks, and doing things with her, all because well she’s my best friend, even though some don’t understand the relationship one can have with a dog. For me it’s awesome because she relieves a lot of my anxiety and stress, and gives me a ton of emotional support when days are darker then most for me. Plus I had to make sure I had time to give to Blade as well after he was done with work each day, and spent time with him, so that my gaming life basically took a back burner to everything. In the last few months even though I rarely said much of anything. I also had a lot to deal with my Mother going in for a few surgeries and making sure she was okay and all. Last month was a scary month for me because I had almost lost my mother during one of the surgeries, and well it opened up my eyes even more. I may have not the greatest relationship with her, but I am there for her, even though at times I have had to distance myself from the others in the family that feel they are better for her than her own daughter and they are no longer family in my eyes since their father passed away. Plus I have been worrying about my father as well, even though technically my parents are younger than most. My father is almost 62, he will be on Jan 8th, and my mother just hitting 59 on the 13th of November, they have health issues, and being their only child I worry about them both. They have been divorced since April of 1989, so I keep my share of insanity with both of them.

I may do a fully first thoughts post with spoilers later on after everyone has played Knights of the Eternal Throne, but for right now this is just my entire thought process and where I’ve been since KotFE ended, and I ended up on a long extended break from SWTOR in general. Thanks for reading if you do, and sharing it if you do. Just in general Thank you.

 

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.

Recent Achievements

Aside from working on various things at the moment, by that I mean, my pen name blog, along with other things. While I am playing SW:ToR I am also working on things for my legacy. Even though it has been Legacy Lvl 50 for almost a year now if not over a year, well I’ve done some amazing things. I’ve gotten two new titles in the past week. I got the “Master Craftsman” title for achieving all crew skills to max to get the legacy title Unlocked. Just last night I hit the “Galatic Explorer” Legacy Title. A few weeks back I got the one for doing all the planetary Heroics, along with “Fallen Knight”, “Follower of the old ways”, and etc. So yeah I’m pretty damn proud of myself on my list of recent achievements, not to mention all 5 SHs are now fully decorated ,while some may change in the future once I get more decos I like and etc, I’m content with how they turned out.

This is just a few snapshots I took over the last few days. I will take more when time permits, and I remember too. Also I have been playing with outfit designer on a few of my characters and gave them different looks for my various moods. Jordelli has a few decent smugglers outfits that I like, and now with everyone maxed out in crafting. I am having a blast making dyes that I like, and keeping everyone in Stims, Med pacs, and other various things, but now this also has me thinking as well about starting a new character, but not a consular, I ended up deleting the other one, I did the story once, and just can’t bring myself to do yet another consular. So now I’m thinking of doing a new character, not sure about the main class, spec, and or species yet. I tend to stick with Human, Rattataki, Cyborg, Sith. I have them all , but I just can’t get over some of their looks. Others I tend to try to make them look more human than they really are. But back to what I’m thinking about doing. The GM of the guild I’m co-founder in has been doing a lot of PVPing lately, and I’ve been thinking about making this new character, bring them up to level 10, and start learning how to PVP and work on leveling up, collecting WZ Comms, and etc. Figure if I start out low-level, I can learn how to use Keybindings as I’m still and all fashion clicker, and also to help me learn my class even better. I know I will probably be laughed at all and but I was thinking of doing this as something else besides stories all the time. I mean you can only grind a story for so long before you just say piss on it and walk away. Plus it has me thinking if I learn how to play at a low-level, then save up enough Comms and etc to transfer over to one of my level 65’s and work on them as well to unlock both 4x and Pierce on other characters in each faction, so yeah I’m thinking of doing two new characters, 1 for Pub side, and 1  for Imp side. I have 13 characters at the moment on Ebon hawk, so figured I’d might as well really try to work on other things, then eventually we wanna get a good Op group built so we can do them, cause he’s never done them, and I’ve never done them, plus we want to build up this guild that we called “Elite Imperial Vanguard”, a guild where you’re welcome to come in with your alts, we’ll help you, you help us, and we build a small tight-knit little group from within. Eh, it’s just a thought anyways.

On that note, I’m finish this post, and have my last cup of coffee for a few hours, then crash, I’ll tell ya what, insomnia is a bitch at times, and so are odd sleeping patterns, up all afternoon/evening/night, sleep a few hours, and do it all over again the next day. Have a great weekend where ever you are!!