I got a few weeks behind the rest of the guild thanks to my busy schedule, but this weekend I finally got a chance to finish Terror From Beyond on story mode and collect my new title. They had downed the dude a few weeks ago without me, but I still felt pretty special when I got the chance to pwn him in his ugly face. I love being in a guild where we stay current on content. We rock!
Also, how kick ass is this screenshot?
When I first rolled Kristalys I had a 4 year history of being an herbalist on almost every character I ever played in World of Warcraft, so with all of the shiny new crew skills available to me in SWTOR I decided I would NOT pick flowers. I chose archaeology, slicing and treasure hunting (no crafting because I’m greedy and wanted to make money off selling mats). Cut to a little over 2 months later and yesterday I found myself dropping my maxed out archaeology and picking up bioanalysis. Then I spent the rest of the day leveling it up and revisiting all the lowbie planets to farm some flowers.
Why did I succumb to my old ways? Because my guild is getting ready to begin our raiding schedule and the couple of people who have been leveling up biochem are graciously trying their best to provide us with all the stims, medpacs, etc. we may need. And I hear tell some of the mats are expensive. Since I wasn’t doing anything useful with my 3 gathering skills other than just making money for myself, I decided I would be the perfect candidate to help supply red goo for the good of the guild. Besides, I’m a completionist and had already wanted to revisit all the planets to try and complete my codex.
So I’m back to picking flowers and I gotta admit, I’m fine with it. Although now I’m not really sure why I decided this qualified as something important enough to post about. Seemed like a good idea when I wrote the title. Actually, I probably should have just stopped there. A post title and a picture of a hippie. In fact, just go ahead and pretend that’s all that’s here. Ignore the rest of this.
Oh, and if you happen to be on my server please send me all your red goo. kthxbai
This Is Cool –
Any of you that have checked your email today have probably already learned that Bioware has decided to grant a special in-game title to players who got in on the beginning of Star Wars: The Old Republic. If you haven’t received the email yet, I’m sure it will arrive soon. I am excited about this title and will likely display it on my character when we finally get it. Partly because I’m one of those jerks who likes to rub people’s faces in stuff. “Ha ha, look at me! I’ve got something that will never be available again. You’re a loser because you don’t have it. Bow to me in all my greatness.”
Okay, maybe that’s a little exaggerated. I’m not actually THAT big of a jerk. But I am proud of the fact that I was in at the beginning of this thing. I never played vanilla WoW and have always been jealous of the people who did. So yeah, I wanna do a little bragging about the fact that I was here for launch. Pre-launch, actually. In fact, let me take this moment to brag in a jerkish way and remind you all that I got in on December 13th, the very first day of early access. No, that doesn’t make me special or better than you. It just makes me happy in my own little pointed head.
But back to the Founder title. While I think this is a cool move on Bioware’s part and I appreciate they are recognizing they had a pretty large player base to launch with, there is one thing I do feel like being a jerk about. Anyone who purchases the game and redeems their code by March 19, 2012 get’s the title. I think that’s a bit too long of a date range. If it were up to me, I’d limit it to anyone who was in-game by the end of December. But they didn’t ask my opinion, so March 19th it is.
But Then There’s This –
While news about the Founder title has made me happy, it’s not the best thing Bioware has said this week. What has really made me squee was reading the post by James Ohlen, Game Director, that he posted in the Community News section of SWTOR.com yesterday. The best parts were:
…We have another major update planned for March and future content arriving throughout 2012 and 2013. We plan to release new Operations, Flashpoints, Warzones, Space Missions, single player content, vehicles, and companion characters. We’ll always be improving our existing game with additions like guild banks, PVP ranked matches and interface customization. Our Legacy system expands in March, bringing more options and a new level of depth to the existing character classes.
…Expect a few surprises between these Game Updates, too. You never know when the Republic might strike Dromund Kaas, if a mysterious alien fleet could appear in the Core Worlds… or when the Rakghoul plague of Taris might infect the rest of the Galaxy. Changes are coming, and they’ll affect everyone.
…We fully intend to support Star Wars: The Old Republic—and our players—for many years to come.
How freaking amazing does that sound?
Finally finished Act 1 last night and got to choose my Legacy name. This was something I had been thinking about for weeks, it became quite a headache. I didn’t want it to just be something silly. I wanted it to sound good with what I name my alts on the same server. I didn’t want it to be a name I pulled from any family or friend. So stressful. Finally I settled on Greyson. That’s actually a name I picked out 10+ years ago for my future little baby boy if I ever have one. At the time I had never heard it, but now it’s gaining in popularity so I’ll have to think of something else. Lol. After the legacy moment was finally here and then over with, I went to the VIP lounge in the Republic Fleet cantina to rock out and grab a drink. I don’t really look too happy in the picture, but I promise I’m smiling on the inside.
I will be changing titles, since the Barsen’thor title actually makes it look like Barsen’thor is my last name. Fail.
Yesterday I finally hit 25 and got to take my Longspur STAP Hoverbike out for a spin. Of course that was after I ran all over the place trying to figure out where to train and then dishing out a cool 40k credits for the privilege of doing so. By the way, you train for piloting speeders at your normal class trainer. If you need to buy a speeder, you will have to find a speeder vendor. I’ve heard they’re available on most planets and I know that Tatooine is a popular place to purchase speeders, but they are also available back at the fleet if you wanna use your Emergency Fleet Pass and get one as soon as possible.
I happened to be on Nar Shaddaa at the time and my class trainer was conveniently located next to a cargo hold, so I was able to train the ability and then walk like 20 steps over and grab my hoverbike out of storage. And even though I had been sporting the title “the Uncompromising” behind my name, I thought now would be a good time to change it. Of course, unless you click on the pictures to see the larger version, you won’t notice how fitting my newly displayed title is.