Just a random

Thought or two….

I’ve been thinking that lately I am going to stick with just 2 of my 20 some characters on Ebon Hawk. I’m not pulling all them through KotFE anymore. It’s not that I don’t want too, it’s just well the joy of using lightsabers has died for me. I’m more into the Agent and Trooper, more so the Trooper than the Agent now. Of course it could also be that well for my Agent he’s tied to a guild and even though when I logged in last night on him to check on some things , mostly Common Data Crystals since I am trying to gain 50 influence with Jorgan on my new trooper that well I just can’t seem to be really bothered being in a guild. I guess I am just to use to be alone in the game, and have been for so long that being in a guild is difficult for me now. Course I also have ones that I never finished leveling up, or anything, or once they hit 55 I stopped playing. Of course though now that she’s now level 65, has Jorgan back I will probably start doing Heroics on the others if for anything, just to get the crates so I can give them between my Agent and Her to level up the alliance. Not sure if I’ll do the Heroics for Star Fortresses though as even though I see “LFG” for them on Odessen all the time, but yeah I’m just not sure if it’s a good idea for me to stay in this guild or not. I don’t know what to do at this point. I enjoy my alone time more than I do being around people. Course it could be also that the GM and I have become really good friends that we seek advice on things so much, that well this is a new area for me, and I don’t know how to deal with it. Last time I tried to have friends online well, I’m there, they know I’m there, but we don’t talk all that much anymore. Course I don’t even log into my second life as much either now.

The most heartfelt and most touching scene

In the latest chapter has been for the female trooper at least for me. The first time I played the trooper was back last summer and it was only to unlock the buffs and everything but I couldn’t stand Jorgan at first, or anything. I hated the idea of having him for a companion so I dumped the 1st chance I could, but over last weekend and this past week, well something in me has changed. I decided I wanted to see a female romance him, even though most wouldn’t go all the way and marry him I did on two of my female troopers, and their scene to be reunited was the most heartfelt one that I could even see in a game. I normally don’t cry about things like this, hell I think the last time I cried about a romance in a video game was back on my Playstation during the scene Cloud and Aerith and then in Playstation two with Tidus and Yuna during their special scenes. Odd I would remember those two scenes out of all the RPG’s I have played over the years. But back to the trooper, well being reunited with Jorgan well it just felt more real with those two than anything. I know it’s just a game, and I shouldn’t be that close to my characters, but I honestly did become close to them.

True love stood the test of time for these two.

True love stood the test of time for these two.

And it did for them all because even though in the game they say 5 years have passed since they were standing side by side, it was just touching to see the interaction with them. It was also nice to know that their romance would be continued without any complications too. Usually like most do after 5 years they move on and find love from another, but not Jorgan’s character, he remained faithful and with hope, even though after a while he started to lose that hope. But for me this scene when they reunited was the most heartfelt scene ever I have seen in a game. The Agents and Kaliyo wasn’t to much to jump up and down about, but this one sure was. So now that he’s almost level influence 50, and maxed level 65, I am thinking of also going back and going through some older missions I didn’t do just to earn credits and Common Data Crystals.

But yeah as for my Trooper’s name, well some have a hard time with it, because it’s a word play again. This trooper was named Reinjasa. I like odd names, and having that name generator helps me come up with some good ones, because if I see one name I like, then another, I just tend to put the two together and come up with a unique name. Course unlike the Agent, she’s guildless and probably staying that way too. Plus I may go and do the HK-51 Quest just for kicks since I didn’t see the need to spend cartel coins on him for this name because I wasn’t sure I was keeping her at first, but now I am. She’s my main on the Republic side now. So for Empire Side there is Trayvae who is my agent and main, and on the Republic side there is Reinjasa, so I am usually on one of those two more than any of my others anymore. I just needed a break from everything for a few days and get my head clear, but may start spending time on Trayvae again just for kicks since most seem to think he’s an asshole character, and he is. He’s the male counterpart to me in Real life, as for Rein, well she’s the tomboy side of me that is always true to who she is.

 

Oddness

Random oddness

So I decided that I was going to take a break from KotFE and all the chapter X hogwash as I like to call it, with some other choice words as well. I rolled two new characters. A Jedi Knight Sent, and a Sith Warrior Marauder. Now mind you I have them in their Tank forms as Guardian and Juggernaut but this time I wanted to try the dual sabers that they use. Plus I haven’t heard many say they were still squishy. Course now with the companions being like they are. It’s hard to even die as you level up anymore.  Well I killed the Emperor on the Jedi and stopped, she’s currently getting ready to make her republic mark on the planet Illum. So I jumped over to my Sith Warrior and took him from Korriban to DK, now he’s off to Balmorra so he can kill an agent of the dark side.

Jedi Knight-Sentinel-Watchman

2016-02-17_05-39-07 Now this is Awevae who is by chance a pure sith but I thought it would be interesting to have her as a Jedi Knight. I got her to level 51 and decided to take a break from her. She’s also in that slinky Republic Dancer outfit just for GP, I couldn’t decide what to dress her in ,and decided I wanted a different look for her. I have actually kept her pretty neutral when it came to Light Side and Dark Side decisions. I no longer go just for Dark Side, even though some of my natural instincts tell me too. Yes I am a dark natured person in general outside of SW:ToR, but I am a good person over all, and I try to reflect that in my character now as well. But a fellow SW:ToR player had inspired me to really play with a Dual wielding force user. Vulkk is a great person to learn from as I’ve watched a lot of his videos on YouTube for Jedi Knight-Sentinel spec in Watchman. So this got me thinking and after reading a few forums I decided I wanted to roll a new Sith Warrior as well.

Sith Warrior-Marauder-Annihilation

2016-02-17_19-20-20 Now this is the new Sith Warrior I made, Rhaqdon. I was on the main website watching the progression videos again trying to get an idea of how I wanted to customize him, even though I was not entirely sure of how it would turn out , or if anyone would notice, but some have actually. He looks directly like the progression trailer which you can watch here. The gear he has on is the Reaver set minus the head piece. The head piece I got from the level 8 Common Data Crystal Vendor on the fleet and it’s called Initiate’s Headgear , the light sabers are Dauntless Avenger’s Light Sabers , the color Crystals are Advanced Red Indestructible Crystal that I crafted on Awevae just for him. I may craft more and sale them on the GTN. But yeah I think he pretty much looks like this next image.

WarriorScreen01 This image is from the video I posted as a link above ,and I think I got him fairly close to looking like that one. But I’m happy with it, and as I was running around on the fleet before heading to DK to start his main missions, I got a whisper from someone that had noticed that I made a my marauder close to this progression trailer that we had all seen. It made me feel pretty damn good that someone had recognized that look, because I didn’t think people paid attention to the outfits anymore. Not since it’s so easy to change up, but this is his look for good at the moment. No dye packs, just in his all white glory ,and no He won’t be a nice guy either. The only thing I may change on his is the sabers if I find something else that I like. But with Awevae being a Artifice crafter now that is beginning to be an enjoyment sending idle comps off to either gather materials or craft for me as I play through. Course for as much as I can, I think I will also be using the Nexu companion I have recently unlocked as he does NOT talk at all. The affectionate hairball spit is something to be desired though, but he’s a kick ass companion that I’m happy to have. I’m now on the hunt for an Akk Dog. Then I’ll be happy. I don’t want no damn droids for my companions as HK’s and 2V-R8 and C2-N2 are enough droids for me. Anyways, this is what I’m doing now at the moment to fill the gap in between Chapters and not to burn myself out anymore on just finding fun things to do in SW:ToR.

Not Impressed

Maybe it’s just me…..

I won’t spoil this chapter for those that haven’t even played it yet, but yeah I was not really impressed with it. Then again I was not really a huge fan of Kaliyo Djannis when I played the Agent’s story line the moment I was able to dump her for either Treek or HK-51 I did just that. I was not a fan of her voice actor, or her part in the Agent’s story all together. Now I know some of the fan lovers will say , “She’s the best at what she does.” That is all well and fine with me. If you like her, use her, but me, I could do without her. Now I haven’t ran through Chapter X yet with my Agent, I may do that later today. I did it last night on my Smuggler and did not care for the attitude she still has. I am sorry but out of all the characters I only have a select few that just did not play a role for me when I was leveling up. Course I am going to add my list of all the Companions and with a little note on how I truly feel about them, and whether or not I want them back.

Sith Warrior
Vette – Depends on which Warrior I’m using. I have romanced her on one.
Malavai Quinn – No, Just no
Jaesa Willsaam – Sure Psycho is a good quality to have for a companion.
Lieutenant Pierce – Only when I use a warrior to recruit, other than that, forever locked to PVP
Broonmark – Not sure about him yet.

Bounty Hunter
Mako – God NOOOOOOO , she zaps the fun out of what it is to a bounty hunter.
Gault Rennow -Be interesting to see what Hylo Viz does to him once they are in the same room.
Torian Cadera – Kick ass fighter, so yeah, I’d love to have him back.
Blizz – He’s a jawa, Need I say more, perfect mate for an Ewok (just no Eawa babies)
Skadge – Can’t I lock him back up again?

Sith Inquisitor
Khem Val – Loved my Beloved Dashade from the moment I ever got him.
Andronikos Revel – Sure why not , is easy to please.
Ashara Zavros – God noooooo , No more whining about the Jedi Ways when fighting at the side of a Sith.
Talos Drellik – He’s funny when he says he doesn’t know how to fight.
Xalek – Silent Assassin. So yeah.

Imperial Agent
Kaliyo Djannis – Nope only be accepted in Once, other than that, I could care less about her.
Vector Hyllus – Wonder where Bug Boii went while frozen in Carbonite.
Dr. Eckard Lokin – Only to get the damn quest outta my log. I love the Rakghoul Plague though.
Raina Temple – Undecided
SCORPIO – Really wish I could have said NO to her.
Jedi Knight
T7-O1 – He’s good in tight places.
Kira Carsen – Hate her Voice Actor and way she is too.
Doc – No thanx I hate ladies men, or men that believe they are a ladies man.
Sgt. Fideltin Rusk – Eh, on the fence with him.
Lord Scourge – Most Def. How could you not love having a Sith Warrior fight along side a Jedi Knight.

Trooper
Aric Jorgan – Eh, on the fence
Elara Dorne – Nope, Not a fan of females
M1-4X – Only on Trooper, other than that, Quest is locked to PVP so No to others.
Tanno Vik – Forgot how many times I have killed him already
Sgt. Yuun – Really another I wanted to say NO too

Jedi Consular
Qyzen Fess – another I wanted to say NO too
Tharan Cedrax – Nope, Dont like him either.
Zenith – Undecided
Lt. Felix Iresso – On the fence
Nadia Grell – Noooooo

Smuggler
Corso Riggs – Undecided
Bowdaar – Depends on his quest
Risha – Eh, A maybe
Akaavi Spar – Sure why not, a BH hooked up with a Smuggler
Languss Tuno – Only for comic relief.

So there sits my list and my opinions on them. For the ones stuck behind the gated wall of PVP , well they can stay there. I am not jumping into level 50+ PVP to just get them. I do like PVP, but I won’t punish those that are in it to win it so to speak. I’ve seen all the hate rage that is going on in the PVP forums and chats when playing about the players that just stand there to get these Companions unlocked. Forcing us to play PVP when we don’t want too, is a little to much for me.

Overall Summary of Chapter X

Without spoiling it for those that have not played it. I will just say this, an hours worth of game play, with Trash mobs that you can’t bypass at all, dealing with a Companion that you really don’t want, and then are forced to take. Over all I give it a 1 outta 10 only cause of who the companion was.  I was happy to see the interaction with my Smuggler and Koth remained. I know some are saying Goodbye to him, but after spending time with him on the smuggler, I have come to actually like him now. I can’t wait to see how the romance thing will play out with him. But on the back end of this story I understand about Koth too. I have taken the time to work up my influence with him, heard what he was saying and everything before Chapter X hit yesterday. I guess in a way Koth is just like anyone else that is trying to protect their home. For him all of Zakuul is his home, the people matter to him. So yeah choices are going to matter when it comes to these new companions and all.

HK-55

hk_55Now I was pleased to see that he was coming back, and I was excited. For his part alone, I would give it a 10 out of 10 all because well, it’s HK series, and well this time around you can decide what he is allowed to kill and what he isn’t. So this will be fun, and I was impressed that they gave us a Customization for him to use right away. I know many have complained about him being gated behind Chapter IX, but I think it is only fair since we only know of HK-51 early on during the earlier chapters of SW:ToR, so yeah, who knew how they decided to design an upgraded model of HK series unit. His personality is different from HK-51, but the comments are what make HK well HK. For the nay sayers that are complaining at the moment about him being locked to having to complete Chapter IX of the KotFE story. I’m sorry but I approve of how they put HK in this one. It was just like with HK-51 in the beginning. You could only unlock him through the story then it was added to Legacy perk, give it time, they may just add HK-55 there as well. Never really know with BioWare. Overall though I am happy with having HK-55 in my list for companions. Sad to see his memory core wouldn’t be the same, but alias can always make new memories with him as a side kick

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.