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.

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.

 

 

Rants and Raves

About Heroics and Etc.

I have a huge rant about some of the things in SW:ToR at the moment. First off the one set of Heroics I’m gonna bitch about are the Heroic +4. I’m sure a lot will not understand this post, but some will. Okay so I was late getting into the Macrobinocular and seeker droid missions that well most have done and everything. As we all know that the majority of it can be soloed all the way until you hit the [Heroic+4] then after that you are required to group up for it. I’ve seen some be able to solo it ,and had a hard time, but most got a group together and did it. One of my characters still has that and the Opertaion on Oricon. I’d love to get the tauntaun mount, but looks like again I’ll have to wait, unless I wait for it to show up in Group finder, but I hate group finder, and some require some outrageous shit like having done it in the past, linking the achievement into gen chat, etc. Sorry but for those that are late getting to end game stuff don’t have the achievement, and well I’m slowly building up my gear on Daeqius because I have finally decided to use outfit designer. The other small rant I have as well as the Heroic+2 for the Star Fortress that I see now too.  Guess I’ll just have to keep farming for crystals so that I can get the proper gear to solo them as most are still stuck with their heads in the ass syndrome and don’t realize not everyone plays the same way.

Companions I don’t want

I hate having to grind for Qyzen, At least with Xalek if I don’t want him I can just do his quest and either kill him or say I don’t want him in my alliance. I don’t even get that option with Qyzen at all. Which to me seems unfair because really I can’t stand his voice , and I didn’t think he was all that great either. At least with getting Lokin on the Agent wasn’t half as bad as I thought it would be. I just wish they allowed us to decide whether we wanted to recruit certain companions and what not. I don’t dare go after 4x or Pierce on other alts because I refuse to do PVP. If I was into PVP heavily I could see this being a dream thing, but jumping into pvp at level 65 well that’s just murder and trolling someone that doesn’t pvp all that often. Let alone having a valor of 40, or even doing 20 unranked warzones to get them both. No thanx, I’ll be passing on these two companions on other names as well. And from what I read from Eric himself by talking with other Devs too, they have no plans on changing it at the moment, so there goes two quests that will probably sit on my alts since I have no desire what so ever to PVP. If I do, it will be on the ones that have low legacies, and no pvp titles and etc. I have no interest in PVP on a PVE server at all. I don’t care if  they try to force that all the way. If they do that, well I’ll do like most, probably drop my subscription and walk away all together.

There were bugs, bugs and more bugs

yes I know this title comes from the Sith Inquisitor Balmorra story line but if you like to complain about bugs, well they certainly gave us a good line to use. There is something at the moment that is bugging me to no end here, and that is the hype with the level 60 tokens. I don’t know if they are broke at the moment or not as I will not shell out 2,000 Cartel Coins for an instant level 60. What is bugging me is this. All those that have not finished the 8 class stories, and what not getting the unlocks for it via level up to 61. Buffs I don’t personally see the real good use for them anymore other then cosmetic’s on your character now, but if you got to the start of Chapter 3 in the main story, then you’ll have the buffs unlocked, you don’t get the legacy heroics until after finishing chapter 3 in the main stories. What I’m talking about is this. In the image below I took my level 50 Legacy, the first one I ever got to level 50, and all the unlocks for the chapters. By the end of Chapter 2 you get the buffs unlocked on each faction. Now what I’m seeing people saying via forums and reddit is they are getting the past part of the chapter 3 unlocks as well. To me this is a kick in the teeth. I worked hard, and busted my ass to get these unlocks, and for these people to take advantage of this bug well it’s a hard thing to stomach.

LegacyBuffs

 

 

People are actually cheering for each other for taking advantage of this bug. While those of us that have put the time and heartache into finishing all classes and gaining access to all unlocks for both Imperial and Republic are now being slapped in the face with this bug. I know people are gonna take advantage of things, but really do they have to brag about not having done a solid class and gaining access to the end by creating a level 60 character. Even though specifically on the website for SW:ToR it states this about level 60s

Please note that creating a level 60 character will not complete Legacy Achievements for that class, and the class storyline of that character will not be available to you.
If you’re downloading the game for the first time and plan to start at level 60 you will need to allow the full game download to complete before hitting Play.

And yet because of their flaw with this, people are doing just that, creating a level 60 character and getting those Legacy Achievements for it. I have not seen a word edge wise about what they intend to do with those taking advantage of these bugs and what not. But I don’t expect much because let’s face it, the gaming industry is not without said bugs and exploits as one can wish for. I mean if you take advantage of something like a Legacy Achievement then something should happen, but it’s not, so it’s totally worthless in my eyes. People are gonna take advantage of everything they can in hopes they do get away with it. I mean lets face it. Sometimes something as simple as an achievement gets overlooked. But who knows with Bioware Austin.

 

Level Sync

Now you’ll hear a lot of negativity about level sync and all the complainers well doing what they do best. Now me on the other hand, I have a few characters that I did not level up 60 during the Epic XP Boost we had over the summer. I’m not complaining about that because well Real life happens, and takes time away from the game and etc., so I decided this past week to take my level 30 something trooper into the game. Well as of last night he was level 47, and that was before getting off Quesh. I breezed through Hoth with no issues even though I was sync to I believe level 42, now I’ll be heading off to Belsavis and will be level synced yet again and I won’t complain about it, because even being a higher level I’m doing really well course now I have to use a different companion as Aric Jorgan is unavailable for the time being. To be level 47 and not even anywhere near the end of Chapter 3 in the trooper story is just amazing. I’ll have to take a screenies of him once I’m done messing with his gear. But yeah anyone that says Level sync sucks, well just needs to have their head examined because this is the first time I’m welcoming level sync. Over in Guild Wars 2 their idea of level sync is different, you don’t get a high amount of XP when killing mobs and etc. They just tone you down, at least with Bioware Austin, they level sync you, and give you huge amounts of XP for completing a class mission or even the planetary arcs. So yeah I welcome level sync, if anything I think they mostly did it to stop us from being able to solo some of the World Bosses, and decided that since some wanted the XP boost they found a way to implement it into the game and see if it would work and I believe it is doing just as it is intended. So I welcome level sync if it’s going to make for an easier way to level up. Now while some are still using the infamous “Learn to Play” mentality they don’t realize that with the instant level 60s most aren’t willing to learn how to play. They see the words instant 60 and just jump right into it without realizing that there is a wonderful back story to their characters they have chosen. Now while some classes are just a dull drag and mundane to go through some have opted to just jump into the game and learn as they go. While this has both good and bad points. Its our job as a community to help the new comers, minus the ones that demand everything be handed to them. How to play. But alias our community is a mixed one, with a lot of negativity and with some that just don’t want to help out all the way around. To each their own I guess.

 

Summary of it all

It’s like this, we know there will be bugs and etc. in a game like this, but there comes a time when you can not accept the braggers about it. It makes those of us that have worked hard for theses achievements to see someone make an instant character level and get it, well it’s a slap in the face, kick in the teeth, or how ever you want to word it. Grinding to get specific gear should not be in question either. Most need to realize that not everyone levels and plays the same way, so a little understanding is well just that, understanding. Sadly most just want to do fast runs, and make others feel uncomfortable playing a certain way because it’s not their way of play style. So the next time one feels the need to put someone down, then ask them, “Why do you solo when you can group up?”, it’s because some in our community want certain things out of others that is well hindering some from the idea of grouping up . Think before you  type, and you’ll find a way into helping someone learn how to play the game. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful Friday/Weekend!!!

Little Known Ways to…

Stop being bored………….

As the blog title states. These are some of the ways I keep from becoming to bored with games in general. I have a vast amount of games on my steam account that I haven’t played or haven’t played in a long time. From a mega Star Wars pack to the Hitman series. Yes I have all 3 Hitman games for my ps2 in a collectors box set. Since I have multiple level 50 legacies, and have played all 8 class stories in SW:ToR, I have decided to go venturing into other avenues of gaming. While I have played a little of guild wars 2, and etc. I still find myself losing a desire to sit on my ass and be bored. While I do chat in game about various things and laugh, plus not to mention I’ve decided when I have low level characters for pvp, I will join a few WZ’s here and there, if not for anything but just to test myself, but mostly the comms you get from WZs, I figured if I save enough of them, I can get some neat damn deco for my strongholds. Yes I’m still saving up for a SH on Tatooine. Sorry but I just won’t be jumping on the Yavin-4 SH band wagon. I don’t like Yavin all that much. I would have preferred a SH on maybe a planet like Oricon, or even on Voss.

So this little gallery here is all the legacies I have created so far on SW:ToR. The only one I haven’t went to yet is The Bastion server, and I may or may not, depends really on my mood to be honest. I am not trying to play myself down at the moment, plus I’ve also played a little Guild Wars 2, and Star Wars The Force Unleashed. This is how I am playing the games anymore. I play a little here and there, of course on the Ebon Hawk I did start a new Bounty Hunter this time I went powertech with Tank. Took her into a WZ and a FP and no one complained. I really have been spreading myself around with various games and etc. It’s not that I’m not loving my time in SW:ToR, but I’m really waiting for the release of #KnightsOfTheFallenEmpire, yes yes I know it’s just a month away, even less if a subscriber, but it’s the time dragging of the time. I even watched the Twitchcon over the weekend after it was over. I enjoyed the mini spoiler I already seen and can’t wait to jump into the game. I will be making at least 1 level 60 instant character, but I will be also be using the ones I worked hard to get to lvl 60 now on the servers. Specially my light side Sith Warrior, and Imperial Agent. I will be working on the rest, over time, but right now I just want to enjoy the slow pace I’m putting myself within the game now. Not rushing to finish this character, or that character. Moving characters around and etc. when I have the Cartel Coins to do so. Plus I even thought of taking my newly Lvl 60 Sith Warrior and go do the HK-51 quest, get him the hard way. But eh, its late and I need to try this thing they call sleep!

Day 2 of POT5 Legacy

So today I started on day 2 of my pvp life and group content on POT5 server, and I must say I’m highly enjoying it. I didn’t think I would, but I am. Course my last pvp match for tonight left me just shaking my head all together. I zone into a WZ already in progress, they were already losing during the Alderaan WZ when as the match ended I see this in chat.

“Thanks you two lost us the game”,

That kind of made me stop and rattle my head so that my guages jingled together to make a metallic sound. I finished up what I was doing and clicked the “X” button on my client and logged out for the night. Decided that I would blog about day 2 in PVP and doing some group content with group finder. If you want, you can watch the video here. I decided I would upload it to my plays.tv account.

 

I came in at mid point where it was already 350 v 350, and fell quickly from both ends. I did what the original Ops leader said, “Protect the Node”, so I tried that as much as I could. Sorry but when I roll into a WZ already in progress and see “Protect the Node”, well I’m going to go help out my fellow team member and protect that damn node. It’s not our fault that as you typed things in chat, you got your ass handed to you over and over again. I could see if it was a ranked WZ and this happened, but this is unranked, and solo mode, so we may never run into each other again, and well I also before logging out, muted that person because they were playing the elite mentality that I just will not deal with. I even did a few FPs today as well. First up was KDY for the 20 comms daily you get from grouping up, then it was Athiss FP that I jumped in to help. The moment we all zoned in the Sith Inquisitor Assassin says in group chat, “I don’t know why they made me a tank.”, well I asked what his spec was since he was an assassin and he says , “I have darkness.” well that was why they made you tank. You have the tank spec in Inquisitor so therfore your roll is tank. If you didn’t want to be tank, you should have changed your roll before queing for group finder. He thanked me and said next time he knows. I guess he is new, and just wanted to do DPS, which is cool. I have no clue on tanking so I always try and pick DPS, even though my Sith Juggs are always in Immortal, but do fairly good DPS damage in PVE enviroment.

 

Shakes head and decides, eh, enough blogging for tonight, I’m go get ready for a new TV series on Dest. America called “Alaskan Haunting”….yes I love paranormal chit!! :p