PVP is actually fun

So over the last few days I have been doing a lot of PVP on Trayvae recently and it’s because I wanted to get Pierce from the alliance log, and into my current companions, and today I got him finally. I would have never attempted to PVP in the past on Trayvae all because I was fearful of it, but over the last few days I decided to try it. I’ve had a ton of fun doing it too. I’ve listened to the more experienced players and took their advice, and they tried their best to keep me alive, but today I went in with a different kind of mood, and teamed up nicely with a few snipers, and we kicked some major ass doing it so too. Which was kind of ironic because they couldn’t attack both of us at the same time, well they tried, but we had some Assassins that would stealth in, and help us while a healer kept us alive. We talked for a few moments on the Fleet before I logged off, and I told them it may not be an everyday thing, but I have been enjoying myself, and listening to their key advice, plus I told them I have watched a ton of Videos on Youtube about various Warzones and etc. I’m learning more about my Sniper and etc. They told me I was doing a good job and were happy to have me on their team.

I started this after I got the latest patch installed , and I went from Valor 16 to 21 in a matter of a few matches. I am proud of myself for this, because I am finally not to shy about going into PVP anymore on Trayvae. I doubt I will ever have old PVP gear since I was to afraid to go into the PVP realms in the past, but that is long gone now. I may start a new character and go through PVP that way, to see how the Lowbies, and Mids compare to how the max level is. I want to start having fun, and I want to start learning new things, so I am taking this year to learn some new things about PVP and grouping up for things finally. I know there will always be toxic players, but when I’m honest with them, and explain to them that I haven’t done some things, I’m starting to see a lot more are easier to get along with, and are very helpful as well. They are wanting people like myself in PVP now, and have no issues staying teamed up with a noob like me. But yeah I’m having fun now in PVP and I’m glad that I got over that hump and started to do some end game stuff, I think next up with be doing some things in Group Finder, I want to try the uprisings, as well, so I’m take things slow, and explain to them  that I’m new, and I want to learn. I mean after all what’s really the point of me being in an MMO now if I don’t break my walls and learn to play the game even more.

Changes and Challenges

How I am starting something new

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

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

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

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

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

A little help is needed

So over the last 60+ days I went back into the guild I had originally started with a few so called friends over on the Ebon Hawk server, and well I did leave it last year due to my lack of active status in SWTOR in general, well I went back to it in December since I left the guild and the GM and I got a long great, it was just I grew bored with SWTOR, and everything, so I took a nice little Hiatus for myself. Nothing wrong with that right? No of course not unless you are some random die hard that believes no one should ever take a break. Anyways after being taken back in, the GM decides to stop logging in and it went like that for about 20 days, then we missed each other by mere hours one time, and I dropped him an in-game mail since I had no other way to get in contact with him. No response what so ever since either. I started checking the “Last Log-in” from the Guild tab and the days just started to stack, first it was 10, then 15, then 20, and so forth, until I logged in the other night and seen that I now had the full control of the guild. Now mind you I haven’t ever ran a guild in SWTOR at all in my time in the game. I have always been a solo type player, with very little group effort, but since this is now 2017 , and I have control of the guild. I really don’t know what to do with it. I mean, I won’t disband it, and I won’t sale it since I did help fund for the SH on Dromund Kaas, and helped unlock it, and decorate it fully. I think the GM lost interest in the game when he found out that gearing was being changed at the release of 5.0 in SWTOR, which is understandable a lot of people didn’t want the gearing change, and etc. So it’s just me in the guild now I had hopped he would have logged in one day so that I could pull my crafting alts into the guild and help build a base of supplies, like Med packs, Stims, Mods, Armoring, Hilts, Barrels, that sort of stuff along with Ear pieces, Implants, and so forth, but alias he never did, so my Imp alts are guild-less at the moment.

So Trayvae is a LvL 70 Imperial Agent that is now the GM of this guild <Elite Imperial Vanguard> or <E.I.V.> For short, I have created a discord chat channel, and I plan on making a new Enjin guild website since I gave control of the other to the old GM and he doesn’t even log into that at all as well. But yet I don’t know how to really run this guild, this was suppose to be a joint effort and sadly my effort died last year when I grew overwhelmed with the game, so I went on a break and rarely played and branched off into other games, so I was thinking for the time being that I put the RP part of the guild off and just start building a social aspect for everyone, even for people that have disabilities and shy about being in a guild and etc. Of course now that I have had the time to sit back and think as well, eventually one day I want a Pub side guild with a name similar or something along the lines of <Elite Republic Vanguard> with their SH on Coruscant with the option to upgrade to somewhere else in the far future.  For the time being I need suggestions and what not about how to advertise this guild. I was thinking along the lines of going to both Hutta and Korriban and posting something like this in general chat.

<Elite Imperial Vanguard> Under new management is a guild that is dedicated to helping others, and help form your legacy within the galaxy. So if you’re looking to help build a legacy within the guild just message me for details and invite. Thank you!

So I think that would or might work. If you are reading this and have any suggestions please let me know on how I can turn this guild around and get people involved, or if you have a character on the Ebon Hawk that is guild-less and want to help me out, just sent a message to Trayvae, add me to your friends list, and what not, and if I’m not on under that name , well look for these names instead.

Empire Side

Radqa

Daeqius

Vhaem Ojers

Mahais

Toxi’k

Ezyra Ryder

Rein Shadeward

 

Republic Side

Reinjasa

Jasarein

Darrien Ryder

Jordelli

I’ll update the list once I log into the game and pull all the names sitting there. I plan to have multiple crafters of each profession for both sides, Empire and Republic so that I can maximize the usage of crafting. Again if you have any suggestions and what not, or help , or even want to help me get this guild going, please just leave a  comment below, and or find me in game, again thanks for reading and have a good day/night where ever you maybe in the world.