SW:TOR

Waiting for the big SWTOR server merge

So the server merge I mentioned is supposed to be happening right now, so I can’t play today. 😐
GW2 is still a bit on the back burner (but I do like that I can log in, do a single pvp match and/or a jumping puzzle and some quests and have earned my 2g daily) but I think that’s ok.
I’ve finished Chapter VI of the SWTOR KotFE expansion on my Bounty Hunter (is that my new main? I don’t know, my only max-level character at least.) and meanwhile finished the original Level 50 story line on Sith Juggernaut and Sith Assassin – so three times on Empire side and two times on Republic side so far, with the following races unlocked: Mirialan, Twi’lek, Chiss (bought Legacy unlock anyway), Cyborg, and Sith Pureblood. Played the Sniper for a bit (still on Dromund Kaas), created a new Trooper and already deleted her after Ord Mantell again (don’t ask). Already recreated and ready for action. FemShep’s voice (Jennifer Hale) is a bit irritating, but still really good.
Speaking of voice actors, as I’m playing all the story lines, and mostly solo – I think I can say I’m playing this just like another Bioware Single Player RPG like Mass Effect, especially on the dead server – but that should be remedied by tomorrow, right? I love the voice actress of the Bounty Hunter (Grey DeLisle) and the Smuggler (Kath Soucie), whereas the Sith Inquisitor (Xanthe Elbrick) and Jedi Consular (Nolan North) are kinda fitting but not so good as the other two. The Sith Warrior (Mark Bazeley) is a little inbetween. Honorable mentions for these companions/characters: Risha, Mako, Jaesa, Vette, and Thana Vesh.
So I guess I should finally progress a little more in KotFE, gain some more Command Levels (why do I always stop at “max-level” and switch to alts so quick?) and there’s still a few stories to explore: Imperial Agent, Trooper, Jedi Knight… I also don’t have any Profession maxed yet, but least a few in the 400+ range. Also saving up for that 10m credits achievement. And the subscription was renewed a few days ago, but I don’t plan on stopping right now, let’s see after week 8-9 🙂

So much SWTOR

I seem to have fallen into a SWTOR-shaped hole this last month. I should’ve jotted down /played when I started, but I forgot.

  • 70 Cyborg Powertech – 3d 16h
  • 64 Chiss Sith Juggernaut – 2d 1h
  • 55 Mirialan Jedi Consular – 10d 17h (no surprise, raid char at launch)
  • 51 Twi’lek Smuggler – 2d 1h
  • 11 Rattataki Sniper
  • 16 Sith Pureblood Sith Assassin (new)

I’ve finished Yavin 4 (Shadow of Revan) on the Powertech right now, the Juggernaut is still stuck in Voss (not even finished Episode 3) and the Smuggler just finished the personal story and Corellia and is ready for Makeb (but I am not ready for Makeb again after only a week, I guess).
I still want to start solo-levelling that Trooper and duo-levelling the Sniper and Juggernaut.
The Command System at 70 is a bit confusing at first, but so far no major roadblocks. I’m also working on crafting, as usual. Still mostly happy with the Crew Skill system where you send your minions off. Downside: waiting, but I often browse and chat while alt-tabbed, so usually not a problem.

Suddenly back in SW:TOR

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Sith Juggernaut at 38

Yeah, so apparently between all the Guild Wars 2 gaming I got pulled into Star Wars: The Old Republic again. “Hey, I want to play that again, how about you join?” and off we went.
First it was off to a fresh start on T3-M4 (the German non-PvP server) but seeing how the Legacy stuff IS kinda important/nice to have/handy and I messed up and bought my Chiss unlock on Jar’Kai Sword by accident… We started again on Jar’Kai Sword – Sith side.
News is that the 3 German servers will be merged in November anyway. Which is pretty awesome and sorely needed, Jar’Kai Sword has <10 people online in the Fleet, on a Sunday evening. On levelling planets it’s usually 2-5. I have no idea how the 3rd German server fares, but T3-M4 seems healthy enough. Apparently also the EU (English) servers will be merged to one and so will the French ones.
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Powertech at 30

So, I’m playing a Male Chiss Sith Juggernaut now and it’s quite fun. (Subscribed for a month because why not, already got my money’s worth I think). Levelling is super fast and so far we’ve done Korriban / Dromund Kaas (complete) + Balmorra (Class Story only), then Nar Shaddaa (complete) and now off to… whatever, probably Tatooine, then Alderaan.
Most lovely feature so far: Can save keybinds on one character and load on others. (Looking at you WoW, this needs an addon).
Intermission: Apparently this layout style with images left and right only really works if you produce massive amounts of texts, as I just spent nearly as much time trying to fiddle with spaces, paragraphs, and the images as writing everything else. So I need a filler paragraph with more text, thus this rant about HTML layouts 😛
 
I’ve also looked into Strongholds and dusted off my other characters, here’s a rundown, but not sure if I’ll keep all of them. (I also seem to have at least one 65 boost…)
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Poor launch day Sage still sitting at Level 55

  • 55 Mirialan Jedi Sage (old main)
  • 38 Chiss Sith Juggernaut (the new one)
  • 26 Cyborg Powertech (now 30)
  • 12 Twi’lek Scoundrel (now 17)
  • 15 Cyborg Operative (might be deleted, might be kept)
  • 15 Sith Pureblood Sith Juggernaut (might remake as Marauder or Assassin)
  • 11 Rattataki Sniper (probably keeping)
  • 1 Zabrak Trooper (never logged in, but always wanted to try Trooper)