Milestones and Thoughts


Star Wars The Old Republic-05-14-2015 22-29-13First and foremost, my Sniper Mharius hit 60 last Friday. I was pretty happy that I finally got one character to level cap. I also got to attend a Guild OP against the Ziost world Boss and Raid Boss. In itself, the fights were very fun to do. But it left me craving more and more and more like a lethal injection of heroin. For the Raid boss, we wiped the first time, but nailed him the second round. I really enjoyed the team work and our Raid lead did an excellent job at explaining what we had to do when. Once we shook the rust off, everything worked like clockwork. So, it was a huge milestone for me to knock out and I enjoyed every minute of it.

The Revan Quest line: Very fun to do. I enjoyed the interactions and the storyline. I especially enjoyed the little side quest where I get to link up with Keeper again to help out Shara. That was the coolest side quest to date. They need more of them.  Interesting side note, and I’m not sure if it was BioWare doing it on purpose or were just taking lazy shortcuts. Star Wars The Old Republic-05-16-2015 8-41-07Previously, up through Makeb, the only flirt options were through opposite genders. Yet from Revan forward, same gender flirt option exist. Now, if it was purposely done, then why not for the previous content? Did the SWTOR galaxy all of a sudden evolve to accept same gender attractions? I dunno. personally, I’m all for options for different immersion play, so it didn’t bother me in the least. It was simply a curiosity point.

Yavin Dailies: I HATE dailies. It’s repetitive and very not fun after a while.

The Ziost Quest Line: It really started well. I got to see old comrades link up again against an even more insidious evil than before. The quest mechanics for movement and getting to different points were entertaining as were the fights. Then…it died…TOO QUICKLY! It’s like they rushed through a quick story and left you feeling rode hard and put up wet. It took me less than 2 days to complete this series and I’m one for exploring and poking about and doing every quest. Then the world turns to dust and your left doing dailies that really don’t have purpose or meaning except to collect currency and turn it in. Why do I say this? The world is dead. I have no reason to go there anymore in the immersive side of the house. See, I could go back to Rishi and continue operations there. But they did this for Yavin too. Dailies should have a purpose and DEFINITELY need to be more than a damned computer relay message. That does annoy me. If I am going to have to do rep grinds, make them entertaining. Give me a reason to be there to re-grind the same damned things. Even though I don’t like the Yavin dailies, at least I know I’m there to keep Imperial/Republic cooperation going on to thwart the Emperor’s dark designs. Ziost…the Emperor won. And I get it. Sometimes the darkest days bring about the most awesome stories. But I just have no stomach to dig through the ashes of a dead planet. Hope at least it is a segue into a futher storyline for the next expansion.

Yavin Stronghold…WHERE IS IT?!?!?!?! I really wanted to see this and explore and buy.

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Ok, those are quick ramblings. Since Mharius is at 60 and in general OPs mode with our guild, I am working my army of alts. Jhexi, my Mercenary Bounty Hunter is my current leveling piece. She is a fun, wicked looking Cyborg that I plan on incorporating into a future fan fic storyline along with Mharius. Food for thought, these short expansions may bring a quick buck here or there, but they need a lot more meat and potatoes to keep long-standing players interested. I think BioWare got me addicted to their excellent storytelling, and Ziost just felt rushed, not nearly as interesting as the other pre 55 stories. It is my hope that this situation improves for their next expansion. I’d rather wait a few extra months and get quality immersion out of it than short content releases that are hap hazard and just a quick tyvm for your time. Yup, I love the game, I really enjoy raiding with my fellow guild mates. I enjoy decorating my stronghold. I love the quests I can choose from. There is so much in this game I am still exploring. Ziost though, probably not my favorite run.

When the Blaster hits the Bone


So for the last few days I’ve been having fun on the Imperial side as an Agent/Sniper. The class itself is the same as smuggler/gunslinger in mechanics just with a rifle instead of twin pistols. The storyline is bar none the absolute best in the entire game, especially when playing double agent. I won’t ruin it for those who haven’t gone through it, but I still watch the entire cut scene series and interact with much vigor every hour of play. Believe me, it got personal! I don’t think I’ve cursed out so many pixilated adversaries in my entire life. But that’s what I loved about the story. I totally got immersed into each scenario. So much fun to be had! The twists and plot turns just had me riveted and wanting to see what happens next.

So, the creation of Mharius “Cypher Agent/Sniper” happened last Thursday afternoon. I created him as a cyborg, thought the darkened round hippy shades were too cool and had a lot of fun setting him up. I spent a fair amount of credits on his outfit, but kept it pretty conservative in style (Sniper’s Jacket and Belt, Savage Leggings, Slicer’s Boots, Nefarious Bandit’s gloves). I kept the color scheme in the grey and it just felt right if you know what I mean.

As to the companions, always a challenge keeping them happy, especially Kaliyo. She’s a hard one to read as far as interacting. But, anything can be patched up with a few luxury items for her. I do recall pissing her off at least a couple of times. Nevertheless, Kaliyo has been hands down my best partner in the combat zone. Occasionally the good Dr Lokin was fun as a healer, and I did try SCORPIO (wicked awesome concept, but not nearly as resilient as Kaliyo is). Over all, Kaliyo has been correct in her arrogant phrase “Can’t live without me can you?” Ya, she’s right, I spent some credits to be sure to keep her geared up, but she handles so well when I need to stand off and take my time sniping out a target.

At any rate, I had sooo much fun on this sniper I’ll be keeping him for quite awhile. Currently he is a recruit on an Imperial guild which I have applied to. I’m still on my 2 week trial status with them as a candidate but all is going well on that end. I haven’t dropped Damios out of the picture, but I am an altiholic by nature, so I’ll be experimenting more with all of the classes.

If you haven’t done the Agent story, believe me, you got to try it, even if ranged combat isn’t your forte. The story alone will make it worth your time. Ok, That’s it for now. I’ll be checking in soon on further developments. You all have an awesome day, and thanks for dropping by.

Payback….


They set me up. Every last one of them. But I don’t forget and my Blasters rarely ever forgive. I had sent Darmas to Belsavus and finally tracked down my former lover Dodonna. I had thought she would have been guarded and set into a serious power play. Well, the guarded part was correct. But the Void Wolf had other plans for the defecting Senator…as a janitor. She begged me to kill her after I wiped out nearly a heavy company of Imperial Troopers. The hallways were littered with corpses and I didn’t feel a thing. Really, I wanted to pull the trigger, both of them as she looked up at me from her knees. But to be honest, death would be the easiest way out. Besides, my crew didn’t want the extra blood on our hands. In exchange for her life, we found out where to find the Void Wolf. She in turn would be stripped of rank, title, privilege and rights. I don’t know how long she would serve a sentence. Personally, I recommended Belsavus…forever. But the Republic probably didn’t want to set a precedence of sending politicians to death camp worlds. Personally, I wanted her dead though. One more name checked off the block.Star Wars The Old Republic-04-29-2015 18-52-59

So, after some sly planning, I was able to get aboard the Void Wolf’s ship. What an arrogant ass! He let lil’ old me get passed all his security and up to his command deck. I really didn’t care much about the Republic’s crisis with Imperial death weapons. I just wanted that fat bastard dead. there he was, gloating over some great invasion plans, I got to listen with amusement. I think the thing that made me chuckle the most his how quickly his Mercenaries would turn on him…for the right price in credits. For the record, I have those credits and I get what I want. They all backed down to watch and well…fat boy is dead. Of course his ship was on a collision course with Corellia so I didn’t get to gloat right back at him over his spilled guts and dieing breath. Go figure, I never get to have fun. I don’t think I had run so fast in my life to find an escape pod. Had to smoke the last few remaining guards on the way. Stupid idiots. They should have run for the pods. Star Wars The Old Republic-04-29-2015 19-35-04

I escaped alright, though the ride felt something like falling down a mountain while riding a hutt ball. Now I had a few more raiders within my ragtag fleet. Good, I get my cut and they can keep sticking it to the Sith. In the meantime, I had quite a few options. Corellia still needed help and looked like it would for several months to come. I’m not sure if I want to directly engage again. Perhaps a lot of gun running and supplies to the resistance. What? Of course for a profit silly! Nothing in life is free, and my services are no exception. at the same time, rumor had it Illum and Makeb needed people of my skills. What the future holds, who knows, but in the mean time, I got an underworld syndicate and a pirate raiding fleet to run. My own Empire is growing day by day. But that’s just the beginning now isn’t it?Star Wars The Old Republic-04-29-2015 20-54-15

Milestone:

I completed the final character storyline chapter 3 for the smuggler and I hit LV 50 last night. I hit Light Level 3, though that’s been a long struggle because I tend to kill things that piss me off too much…I think over all I’ve racked up 1,000 in darkside points. With the lowered cost of Commendation gear I was able to fully mod all of my gear to (140) which is making everything I see at my level die in a hail of bolts and grenades and what not. I’m still working on my Crafting, but Slicing skill is now maxed out to 450. Scavenging is almost there and cybertech is slowing getting to 400. It’s been a pretty solid week of fun and this weekend I’ll be able to join in on my guild’s OPS which I’m pretty excited about. I hope you readers enjoy the Star Wars The Old Republic-04-29-2015 22-55-24quick little stories I write, I know it’s fun writing them. Don’t hesitate to rate the posts either or comment on what you read here. To all my current followers, thank you so much for sharing here and on your sites, it’s a lot of fun and enjoyment!

Double Crossed and Sold Out on Corellia…


Personal Log; Cpt. Damios Blackthorne:
You know, one think I hate is a card cheat. But I hate something worse…SELL OUTS! Look, in my line of work, you don’t completely trust anyone. Now even I believe there is some honor amongst thieves. Oh, expect to be cheated, but framed, set up to take a fall..not to mention a bunch of blasters aimed in my general direction? Nope, I can’t forgive that. At first I couldn’t believe the holo recording of BOTH Darmas and Dodonna conspiring against me. Now Darmas I never fully trusted. Dodonna though…I thought we had shared something special. Ok, I’m a sucker for a pretty smile and I never saw it coming. But she is just as much of a political snake in the grass as any I’ve ever known. I gotta give her credit, she had me pegged well in advance.Star Wars The Old Republic-04-25-2015 3-07-33

Now I may have been knocked on my heels over this one, but it doesn’t take me long to jump back up into the gun fight. To be sure, this one I came with both guns blazing. And yes, I left quite a few corpses on the way. I don’t really hate the Imperials, but they get in my way. When that happens, they get smoked without a second thought. In the end, I got ahold of Darmas and we had a little conversation that went like this..AFTER he took a couple of blaster bolts.

“Seems like you played your hand well again Captain, perhaps we can make a deal”

After everything this rat faced bastard put me through…really?

“Nah Darmas, I don’t think so. You don’t have any cards I want.”Star Wars The Old Republic-04-29-2015 7-18-19

“Ah but Captain, I have the entire Dossier on Dodonna’s recruitment and complicity, how bout I give that and you give me a five-minute head start?”

Darmas was crafty, but he always tipped his hand too early in Sabbac, now was no different…

“Or…how about this, you give me that dossier, and I don’t put both these barrels to your head and blow it clean off. What do think Darmas, my terms are sweeter..AREN’T THEY?

I got my dossier, and he got a one way trip to Belsavius. Perhaps he could work on his card playing there in solitary confinement. But now what to do with Dodonna. I really should kill her. She set me up and made it sound like I was a complete idiot. Well, maybe she was a little right…never mind. I’d deal with her soon enough. In the meantime, I figured I’d help out a bit more here on Corellia to repair my damaged reputation. The place is a complete war zone. Now, the profiteering side of me could make a killing in arms and tech sales. If I didn’t have such a cloud of mistrust over me, that would be the first thing I’d do here. But, it was time to invest in reputation, not wealth.

Corellia certainly had the opportunity. House to house fighting, bolts blazing on every street corner and nothing safe. Ya, I have my work cut out for me here.