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Rakghoul Invasion Screenshots

The Rakghoul Invasion World Event has been a total blast. Other than the fact that I killed the 3 world bosses on Sunday and did NOT get the title, I’ve loved every minute of this infection party. Below are some screenshots I’ve taken of the people and places around the event.

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Is it sad that I am so amused by the plague parties on the fleet? I find myself standing there just getting infected and dancing til I die. Lol. The simplest things amuse me.

So Many Things, So Little Time

I seriously don’t know where to begin. SWTOR has had an amazing past few days. There’s all the great things about patch 1.2 that I could tell you about, like guild banks, UI customization, flying in spaceports … the list goes on and on. Or I could get my whine on and talk about how my spec changed and I can’t quite figure out how to adjust myself to be at my most efficient. Maybe I’ll write up my opinion on the patch later this week and expand on the great things and the tiny little list of not so great things. I’m quite sure there are changes I haven’t even discovered yet, so I’ll likely be reading the official forums quite a bit this week. Which I had already planned on doing (in addition to many other sites) because I have got to study up on the new Operation, Explosive Conflict. My amazing guild, The Snark Side, dipped our toes into EC on Saturday night and while we did make progress and started to get into a bit of a rhythm on Zorn & Toth, we probably should have been a little better prepared.

Of course there’s also a surprise world event currently going on with an infected Rakghoul invasion on Tatooine. How fun is that thing? I haven’t collected enough DNA to purchase anything cool from the special vendor yet, but I did do the special “Tracking the Origin” quest last night before work and when I turned in the quest, I got myself a little rakghoul pet. He’s called a Crimson Rakling and he’s so freaking ugly he’s adorable. I love this guy.

But my little rakghoul guy is not the only pet I have recently required. A great friend of mine was lucky enough to be able to attend PAX East last weekend and after she returned home and got rested up, she presented me with a code for an in-game Tauntaun pet. Yep, I owe her big time. After the patch went through, I received my taun fawn in the mail. He’s so cute the Twi’lek bartender kept staring at his ass. (side note: why do I make all of my pets male? I even do that in WoW.)

Oh man, so many other things. I definitely need to extend a couple of thank you’s. One big one goes out to Alexx for REALLY helping me get over my white color crystal depression and loaning me a lot of credits for me to spend foolishly. Another huge thank you goes out to NJessi for selflessly making me (and other guildies) countless variations of orange gear simply for us to try on and see if we like the way it looks. And I’m not talking about just making us useful gear, I’m talking about making me 4 or 5 different shirts/tunics and 4 or 5 different lower robes/pants JUST FOR FASHION. She rocks. She spends all of her time and money on synthweaving just so I can try on a BoE piece of gear and then say “no, I didn’t like the way that looked”. Have I mentioned I’m in the best guild ever?

Told you there were lots of things. I never fell out of love with Bioware like some people seem to have, but after the last several days I love them even more. They’ve given me plenty to talk about… if I can force myself to log out of the game long enough to write something up.