It’s close

And I can’t wait for it……..

hk-55What I am talking about here is HK-55 and the release of Chapter X in the Fallen Empire. I haven’t even really been playing SW:ToR at the moment. I think this month I’ve played a handful of times. I just lost the love for the game at the moment. While I am leveling out some new alts and redoing story content that I’ve done already. I just haven’t felt the love of playing like I was. Instead I’ve been playing Guild Wars 2, The Lord of the Rings online, Neverwinter, and of course I’ve been going into second life again. Plus I’ve started writing again. Well at least in my head. I haven’t put it to paper yet, or even a blog yet. I do a lot of thinking about various things, so I get what they call writers block. Plus this time I’ve opted to use a pen name as I don’t want my Real life name used for it. But I’ve been sitting here patiently waiting for Chapter X to come, and for HK-55. Also during that time I will be subscribed the entire time so I will have the option to play as HK in August when his own personal story comes to life. I’ve been ignoring the forums , and most things pertaining to SW:ToR because right now it’s all the same bitching I keep hearing. This needs work, That needs work, it’s all mundane in my eyes. I’ve even had to shut off gen chat last night for the first time in a long time. Politics have seem to have exploded here in the USA as of late, so most of my gen chat was filled with “Who’s voting for Trump?”, and etc. I’m registered to vote, but rarely do. My opinion are that all politicians are the same. Lying.cheating slime-bags that do not deserve the pays they get. So I just opted to close out Gen chat for that conversation.

 

All grind out

That’s the real reason I haven’t felt like playing as of late. You get to chapter IX in Fallen Empire, and it becomes a grind festival for alliance. While yes it can be fun if you’re in a group, but when you’re solo it’s boring as hell, and I don’t really know how to group up. I don’t know my class that well to play in a group setting. So I’m stuck sitting on the sidelines watching. While the Heroics are easy, everyone does their thing as a unit, and etc. But still, I’m just to damn shy to even group up. I didn’t even do much of Gree or the Rakghoul Events this month. I did it on Radqa, to get Lokin, and then quit playing. Course being sick all I’ve wanted to do was get better. The stopped, then last night I decided to go play one of my new alts and got her past chapter 1 in the main story arc before calling it quits and going to bed for the night. But yeah I’m all grind out at the moment for the alliance. Raynasia is just about to start Chapter I for the Fallen Empire. I plan to flirt with Theron on that name. Eh, happy gaming though. I’m gone again!! Catch ya on the flipside of the Dark Side.

The Slow Wait

Is Killing me!!!

So I’ve been playing a lot of various games lately. I keep forgetting that once you install games on an external hard drive that no matter how many times you have to refresh your PC, said games are already installed so no need to reinstall them. So yesterday I played a little SW:ToR in the morning, went into second life, and then updated GW2 while I watched a little TV. I’m doing all this now because I’m patiently waiting for Chapter X to be released next month. So if this is what it will be like to wait for these damn chapters Monthly. I’m gonna go more insane than I already am. As for the friend I had in the game, well that lasted not to long. I have went back to doing what I do best, and that is play on my own.  Course I found out about the games being installed on Sunday night because the log in service for SW:ToR was down for a good few hours by my guess and what I read on the forums. Not that I’m missing much as I don’t really go near the forums again, and I don’t really check my twitter. Course I’ve also been playing some games on my facebook accounts. I have multiple accounts because I love to live a quiet life. I have very few friends anywhere anymore and I don’t know why. My RL account on Facebook has my parents, and I try to keep them away from my gaming life because even though I’m cleverly disguised as an adult. They don’t understand why I’m in my late 30s and love to play video games on the computer instead of my old generation consoles. Bless my parents for having me while they were young, I’m a lucky one even though a lot of bad shit happened as a child with them and etc. I’m lucky to  this day to say I have my parents both alive and kicking. My father just turned 61 on the 8th of this month, and my mother is 58, 20 years older than me. So when she hits 59 in Nov, a month later I will hit 39. Even though they are divorced from each other, they did have a common ground and still do. Just now neither has to deal with the other. But yet I’m still often conflicted between them even as an adult. But enough of that shit. Back to gaming. I really wanna take Raynasia through Knights of the Fallen Empire, but don’t want to reach chapter 9 just yet and be stuck at that grinding for alliances. Even though with her, I plan on romancing Theron Shan for a change. I never romanced nor tried too in SoR. So this will be a fun twist for this inquisitor.

 

Radqa has been in KotFE

I have him currently going through it and stop with him from time to time because well I’m trying to drag it out, and as fast as these chapters are. Well I want to experience the whole thing over and over again. Call me crazy if you will, but I am enjoying the story even though I’ve already seen it play out so far. Course I’m also taking different choices than I have with the other characters. Course Zanedyl is still stuck on a heroic Mission 2 for star fortress, Even with Companion at rank 20, and base alliances at level 10 or better. I get stuck on the last boss, and I just hate the idea of asking for help, but I may have too.

swtor 2016-01-18 10-42-30-99 Course though I am also still loving the comments made by HK-55. I still can not wait for him to join my crew next month as well. And even more so can’t wait until August to play his chapter. I can’t wait to see the twists and turns they are putting together for HK in general. I know a lot of hate is still going around about this being a subscriber perk to get new players to join, but in all honesty I feel this was a great perk to keep some of us as subscribers to the game. Also I was happy to hear in the latest  stream that pvp will be getting a small amount of love. Granted it’s not like how many were wanting, but at least they are getting some new love here in KotFE. I just know the PVP community is still highly upset about the lack of PVP for them and I truly do feel for them as I have tried PVP, but it just is not my cup of tea so to speak. So I stick with what I know better and that is PVE, I haven’t heard much about new operations and what not for the ones that love to do end game stuff. Hell I still have my last two quests for Seeker and Macro in a few characters quest logs, also have Op for the Dread Masters. I doubt I will ever get them done unless I find a bunch of noobs  that looking for Ops groups to do that one at least. But at least I still play the stories.

 

Poor Zanedyl

Zanedyl As I stated above I have tried to solo one of the heroic star fortresses and only to fail towards the end. He has decent gear now, 208 I believe, level 20 influence with Lana and Level 11 influence with Alliance base, and I get him to the last boss, and get the last boss to about 3% of health and he kills off Lana before I know it, and then kills me. I tried about 5 times but when my repair bill was 5k or better each time, I just left and went about other things. I think the Rakghoul event is running so may hop over and get what I need done for Lokin and be done with that quest as well. Like the Gree event I really do have fun hooking up with various people that want to group up for the heroics there, and etc. So yeah to make some extra credits I may just log in and go do some Rakghoul events and build my rep up on that as well. But yeah the slow wait is literally killing me I want to do more things in KotFE but must wait for new content. Hey, thanks for reading, feel free to drop a comment down below, and happy gaming whatever.

Update on Planet Lists

Before you start KotFE

 

I stated on Friday in my post that you could run planetary heroics to start your grind fest for the alliance before even jumping into KotFE and I have been checking over the weekend. Planets I know for sure that you can do your alliance grind are as follows below

 

  • Alderaan
  • Balmorra
  • Belsavis
  • Corellia
  • Coruscant
  • Dromund Kaas
  • Hoth
  • Hutta (Agent and Bounty Hunter, Unsure about SW and SI)
  • Ilum
  • Korriban (I know Sith Warrior and Sith Inquisitor , Unsure about Agent or Bounty Hunter)
  • Makeb
  • Nar Shaddaa
  • Ord Mantell (Only for those that start here, Trooper and Smuggler can go back and  grind)
  • Quesh
  • Taris
  • Tatooine
  • Tython (Haven’t tested yet for Consular and Knight)
  • Voss

I really did not play much over the weekend as I’m enjoying a late birthday/xmas gift from my father. He went out and bought a brand new 43 Inch TV and gave us his old 32 Inch TV , and I’m really enjoying it because now I can see everything clearer. He even told me to go with HDMI cable instead of standard cause the picture is so much clearer, and like any adult kid with a new toy, I had to try out EVERYTHING and hit EVERY BUTTON on it. Course now it has me  thinking of upgrading my monitor when I can to at least a 32 inch. Since I know TVs are now coming with VGA ports in the back and what not. I do want to add a new one to this computer at least. A bigger screen. Plus on top of that , we are designing a shelf to sit a TV and my small surround system on so that I can have more space on the desk than I do already, and also to lift up my computer screen. But I’ve also been thinking and I have another blog about to start up  too. I have finally decided that I want to create a true strong back story for my characters on the Ebon Hawk server, and once I start writing these stories out, I will publish them on my blog and on my facebook page that I have set up for the characters. I may try to do the others on the other servers, but for the time being I’m going to focus solely on the Ebon Hawk Server. I have a started story for one of my characters, but I never finished it, and since I’m sitting here waiting patiently for the next chapter to unlock in the KotFE story line. I thought in between leveling up new characters that I would also start to work on their back stories, to give them more of a personal history and what not to show in the Community.

Link Back to Friday’s Post it will help you understand why this post is called an “Update” and what not. So you can find out first hand what I was  talking about when I said I would update this again in the future. But for now I think I’ll go play some SW:ToR and think while I’m playing.

Frenzy Friday Thoughts

Did you know……

That even before starting KotFE you can start your alliance grind way before starting the chapters to the  story by doing the planet Heroics and getting the alliance crates started early enough to probably be able to max it to 10, even 20 influence levels for your alliance once you hit Chapter IX and end it. I found this out by accident on my Bounty Hunter when I was just being a smart ass and  trying to earn a few extra credits and found that I could start a grind for my Alliance way before I even started KotFE, and at first I thought it to be a flaw or maybe a bug, until I noticed this on a few other characters. I know the alliance crates are bound to legacy which makes it even easier if you are going to grind the heroics on the planets, but not start the KotFE story line, and already have one sitting at the end of Chapter IX and waiting for X like so many of us are. Yes I know I could use numbers, but I love the play with Roman numerals better. Gives it more a flare to me. Now I haven’t tested this out on all planets and with heroics now being a weekly thing which I believe sucks a monkey’s left nut, anyways here are the planets that have heroics that I know of.

  • Alderaan
  • Balmorra
  • Belsavis
  • Corellia
  • Coruscant
  • Dromund Kaas
  • Hoth
  • Hutta (Not sure as it is a starter planet)
  • Ilum
  • Korriban (Not sure as it is a starter planet)
  • Makeb
  • Nar Shaddaa
  • Ord Mantell (Not sure as it is a starter planet)
  • Quesh
  • Taris
  • Tatooine
  • Tython (Not sure as it is a starter planet)
  • Voss

I will update this list in another post once I have confirmed that you can do an alliance grind on the planets that I have listed as starters. I believe you should be able to grind them for the crates, but like I said , I am unsure. I know I see a lot of level 65s on Drumond Kaas, Coruscant. The most I ever see on the main starter planets are guild recruiters and man at times they are annoying as hell to me still. I may start this grind with my latest Sith Inquisitor Raynasia. I haven’t started the latest expansion with her yet all because well I was debating on how far I can try to drag this out, and if I wanted to get Darth Marr killed so fast. So I haven’t clicked on the Mission Console on  my ship yet to start it. I am trying to draw this out because I think I just may wait until sometime later in the month, or even around the beginning of next month when I know that Chapter X is going to be released.

 

What I’ve been doing lately!?!

I’ve been playing SW:ToR off and on this past week, I have a new Bounty Hunter who is a pure blood Sith named Vixity, a new Sith Warrior named Moilaz, and a new I.A. I moved a few characters to other servers so I could make room for these ones, I haven’t maxed out the full 22 character slots yet on Ebon Hawk, so instead of deleting them, I just thought it would be fun to move them to another server so in case I get tired of the Ebon Hawk server I could jump and do things there that I already have unlocked. I have decided that the pvp servers I am on are mute for me. Even though I enjoy low level PVP, I really won’t go far because I don’t go past a certain tier there. Low Level PVP is fun because not everyone expects much out of you and it’s a great way to learn your class better, but once you hit level 30. It jumps you to the higher ones, and everyone becomes a little more toxic there. But I have noticed that with my characters I tend to stick with the empire side more then the Republic side, and it’s not cause of the Light side vs Dark Side, it’s just I am more comfortable there. This week I haven’t really been playing as I’ve been dealing with allergies. Yes I am allergic to winter, and it has finally hit the eastern part of the United States. Even if I don’t go outside in the colder air, I still suffer with the allergies from it all. I am rarely sleeping, and I can barely breath too. So I sleep when I can, and plus I’ve been  trying to make  time for my RL as well.

 

My countdown begins

My countdown begins to finally have HK-55 as a constant companion next month. I am so excited about that I just can’t wait to have him in my arsenal of companions. Eventually I will get back to my Bounty Hunter and finish her up, since it seems the person I was trying to level up with, just isn’t all that interested in the “partners in crime” scene anymore. Then again I’m only in SW:ToR mostly to play the story and that is what I do best. While it was nice to have a friend in there to hang around with. I can see mostly that it’s just who I am as a person. I play a game to play a game not really to socialize anymore. I still watch Gen Chat every so often and I do send whispers to people who are asking questions about certain things to help them out since Gen Chat can become very toxic at times. But now I’m just watching the calendar even more as I know the countdown to both Chapter X and HK-55 is so close that I can waiting patiently for it.

 

Eh, I ran out things at the moment to say, so I’m go play some SW:ToR and have fun the way I know how too. Solo style. So if you see Raynasia running around, say HI, I’ll respond back eventually lol. Happy gaming Friday or where ever you are in the world!!

 

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Raynasia says, “Have fun in the game we all love to hate at times. Remember your decisions will start having an impact soon.”

Interactions

Online vs Real Life

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Recently I’ve read two bloggers posts about how upset they were over things that happened to them in their games they play. One is Pretty Little Sith and then today I read on Ravanel Griffon‘s blog about how her experience as well in a game. My response even though slightly similar and all, it was still vague, and well to be honest it sparked this topic. Now I know what some may say, and it’s just a video game, doesn’t mean anything. But for someone like myself  that has tried for years, and I mean literally years to make friends in real life. It is not easy sad to say. Real life is much more harder because as a child you grow up in a clique or whatever, then you move onto being an adult, but some kids don’t have the luxury of living a life like that. Some are considered outcasts from the jump because they look different, talk different, act different, or other issues. Home life sucks, etc. You name it ,and it’s just well harder to make and keep friends in real life. I’m not saying it’s any easier online because it’s not. With all of us involved in some sort of Social Media we make friends easier by the games we play, blogs we read, etc. Our interests are able to connect us not only to people in our area, but all over the world. I have friends across seas, Down under, etc. But my circle of friends is extremely small, because even online I still share some real life info, but still keep a lot of it hidden away from stalkers, and etc. I am what some call an Enigma because very little of my real life is out there. I talk about my partner, I talk about my pets, I’ve let out some real life past information like being something other than a survivor or a victim of abuse. I’ve told the story of how my birthday is strange to me, none of this I keep hidden, because it helps people understand me better, or at least so some have said. My circle of friends knows my name, where I truly live, etc. It’s just who I am. Making friends has always been my hardest thing because as one friend of mine from Second Life has brought up to me, I sound mad at times. I don’t try too, but its just how I type, or even talk. Before the end of last year I had met someone and was leveling up with them in SW:ToR only to have it stop all of a sudden. Am I hurt? Not really, most come online looking for something, and I didn’t give it to them. 

Feelings On or Off while Online?

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If someone said they no longer felt human, and did not care about those they had formed strong friendships with and only to watch them leave a video game, or whatever. They are trying to mask their hurt inside themselves. They don’t want people knowing that being online they let down their guard a little and let someone in. It’s easy to do it online because the expectations one has is really well minimal compared to real life. Like I said. I rarely have any friends in SW:ToR, I have a select few in second life as well. I’m not a social bug, I don’t like crowds, and I am just one of those people that well plays alone. I’ve been alone the majority of my life that it no longer bothers me not to have interactions with to many people. Plus for me. I don’t feel human, it’s hard for me to connect to someone because I keep myself guarded, and my emotions are hard to even provoke. Do I feel like I’ve been robbed? Sometimes, other times I just don’t give a flying (insert witty word here), other times I feel like I’m nothing more than a waiting one , watching everyone else have fun while I feel like I lack it all together. I do feel bad when others are hurting though, but it only lasts for so long before I just move onto whatever else in my head at the moment. But should we expect more online  than we do in real life? One would say yes, Another would say no, there is no right or wrong answer here. It is all based on how those around you feel. If the feeling is mutual then wonderful, it not. Well shit, I don’t know then.

 

What are we searching for?

That is a question I’ve been asked a time or two while I travel around online in virtual worlds, and etc. For some they come in looking for a relationship, others come in looking for nothing more than just friendships, and etc. Then there is me. I come online to kill time and nothing more. If I make a friend great, if not still great, doesn’t bother me to much because of how I am anymore. I prefer to keep myself locked away from all emotions because it’s easier to be dead inside, then to deal with the emotions.

 

TL:DR in short, Happy gaming Thursday . I’m tired and going to sleep for a few hours, hate sinus infections.