Archive for SWTOR

Not a SWTOR Free 2 Play Post

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on August 2, 2012 by theerivs

I’m going to be like the only blogger not talking about this. I’m angry at this game so much, that it almost makes me less angry at STO….a little less. Two epic IP’s, Two epically shitty games, and Two Collectors Editions I got suckered into buying.

That being said, I went with my guild and did the unthinkable for me, PvE. I haven’t really PvE’d in quite a bit of time. We did heroic Well of Eternity, and a few more of those new Heroics. So they dragged me through with my PvP gear, and my dps was only 20k on recount, but part of that was I wasn’t familar with the fights.  I have to say that my friend Bit is one of thee best at explaining fights, if not thee best. Short to the point, but explaining the fundamentals. It what makes an effective leader I guess. I couldn’t explain shit, from shineola.  It was good to see new content, and hang with my guildies, since really I’ve been roaming around Azeroth alone for quite some time, basically ever since Cataclysm, I mean I was in a guild, but rarely participated cause I was more casual.  Once instance I was a dirty night elf, seriously my guy looked like a tall creep. Out of filthing myself with PvE, I walked away with 4 pieces, Robe, Cowl, Gloves, and off hand.  Not so bad, guess I’m building my PvE set now. *shivers*

I’m reading stuff about people Beta testing MoP, and it seems like you either hate it, or you love it. Which kind of sucks cause I really don’t know what to think of it. New content, New Talent Builds, New Race, and New Class…then we got the Pet battle stuff. /facepalm

 

 

 

 

Raise the Shields

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , , , , on June 27, 2012 by theerivs

Sooo I was stalking the Time Lost Proto Drake again. I was just hanging out there. All of sudden *POP* he shows up. I launch my shield at him. I got him…I got him….*SPLAT* Forgot to raise my shield. I fell thus died. By the time I returned. Someone else nabbed him, which is odd within secondes their were like 4 people there. Weird.  I cried myself to sleep.

Alot of talk about the Secret World, and it’s PvP. Couple reasons I won’t be playing Secret World. The Setting doesn’t appeal to me, I hear the graphics are glitchy, and combat sucks. In addition, Funcom made it, and after I was burned on Age of Conan, they have been pretty much black listed for me, unless they made something that really blew me away…and Secret World…is too full of meh.

Though some exciting things in RIFT too, it just isn’t enough to pull me back either. SWTOR, and Diablo 3  lost my interest as well. The only thing on the horizon that I’m looking forward to is GW2, but you know what how long will that go before I lose interest in that as well.

For now, I’m happy just healing pvp in WoW, I’m not awful at it, and it’s fun playing with some old guildies. Before I quit WoW though I’m going to get that mofo TLPD…if that’s the last thing I do.

Different Playstyle

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , , on May 8, 2012 by theerivs

So playing my Sorceror in SWTOR, really kind of got me for a loop. I’m used to charging in and and just taking the hits, and clobbering my enemies with brute force with my juggernaut. It’s never pretty.

With my Sorc though it’s a little different. I just sit back, let the Dashade do all the work, and just blast/ or heal as needed. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the change of pace, I don’t know if I could handle the boredom. Maybe it’s because I’m just lower leveled, I only have the lightening spell, and the shock…That’s getting old pretty quick.

I’m going to give my Sorc until level 20, if I don’t find it enjoyable by then…I’ll move on. It’s wierd I thought I would like it, but it’s more like playing an pre-BC priest in WoW right now, and I was hoping for a mage.

I’m still having fun on the Juggernaut, though it’s only level 32…but no rush just enjoying the story, and flirting with Jaessa.

Big Pimpin

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on April 26, 2012 by theerivs

When a pimp gets a girl to turn tricks for him, it’s called “turning the bitch out”

Thanks to SWTOR, I know how Pimps everywhere feel when they do this. I got that feeling from “Pimping” Jaesa. When I turned her to the dark side, DAMN it felt good. Now she’s killing, and hoeing for me everywhere.

Damn it feels good to be a gangsta……

In other things, I picked my Legacy name Riverian. In homage to my Iseult Albionian Cleric that started this whole MMO thing off. I Don’t quiet get it yet, but I’ll get there.

So for now it’s onward and upwards, and I’m still digging SWTOR, it’s a good time killer until GW2

 

Traitorous Dog

Posted in MMORPG with tags , on April 13, 2012 by theerivs

Thank you Bioware…

So Bioware doesn’t think I’m loyal enough, or valued enough to get a free month. I bought a collector’s edition, and I’ve been subscribing ever since day one. Just because I haven’t had the time to get to 50, I don’t get a free month of subscription time.

Marketing ploy or not, I’m just as loyal as someone who got their toon to 50 and is about to ragequit over no real end-game. I’ve been plopping my hard earned money just as much as that person.  What makes that person more loyal than me?

If he’s loyal, then I must be a traitorous dog, a heretic, a bastard. 

Maybe Blizzard would like to have my money back, or maybe I’ll just cancel until GW2, or Secret World (though I’m loathe to give Funcom any money) hits. I love your game, that’s why I pay you….but you as a company are hurting those who are actually loyal to you. You know those that pay, and don’t really have all the time in the world to play the game due to…I don’t know real life bullshit.

All I got to say is that hurts Bioware…that fucking hurts.

It’s like I’m Printing Money

Posted in MMORPG with tags , on February 21, 2012 by theerivs

So I needed a level 25 speeder in SWTOR, I lacked the funds. Someone told me I should take up slicing. I’m like but the nerfed slicing. Someone told me it was all lies. I started slicing big time, the cases I get are Meh, I mean they pay for the mission…and sometimes way more. The thing that is netting me serious bank as the “Missions” I discover. I mean in the past 3 days of just slicing, and sitting around the Fleet, I made like 100k credits, and still going strong.

I don’t even play the Auction House like I would WoW. I just slap my mission discoveries up on the AH, and bam next day my wallet runneth overth.  If you need credits, take up that slicing, and believe me you’ll be making some bank, well around Level 4 lockboxes and up you will be. 

Now if I can only level my toon to 50, I’m such a slacker it’s sick.  Isn’t my fault I wanted another Sith Warrior to make into a Marauder.

SWTOR Confessional: I suck at Space Battles

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on February 16, 2012 by theerivs

Ok I have a little confession, what I think is supposed to be the easiest part of the game….is the hardest for me. I just suck at it for some reason. Maybe it’s the controls, it seems when I move the mouse my ship wants to go that way too, then BOOM I hit an asteroid.

Sometimes I think MMO’s ruined me for muscle twitch games like HALO, or Grand Theft Auto. I’m not as good at them as I once was. Heck before MMO’s I use to be a part of a pretty good clan, and use to rock things as a Predator in Aliens Versus Predator, or when I played Mechwarrior, I wasn’t the best…but I was far from the worst.

Whenever I play an action game now it seems like I lost a step, or I’ve lost something. Maybe it’s like working out, if I don’t use it, I lose it. What ever the case may be, fricking space battles I just suck at in SWTOR. I’ll stick to farming Sand People.

I’m the Juggernaut, Bitch!

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on January 20, 2012 by theerivs

I play a Sith Juggernaut as my main, and scouring the Internet for some Juggernaut, I got some gems for my Juggernaut homies of the oldrepublicordie , Darth Hater, and SWTOR FACE website, thought I would share, though I don’t agree with everything they say, I found some info useful. Enjoy!

Juggernaut guide.

Trainer Locations.

Tanking Tree Help

 

I hope this stuff helps you a bit

 

 

I Let Them Live

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , on January 17, 2012 by theerivs

So on Nar Shadda, I had a chance to allow these republic troops a chance to live, and serve me at a later time. Which garnered me light points, which took me a step back in my goal to be pure evil, though I was stunned I did let them live, which so unlike me. I was doubly shocked, when they did actually play a part, and  glad they helped me defeat Darth Rathari later in my mission. .

I’m shocked at myself, but I came to the conclusion there is a difference between being evil, and being a lunatic, you need to know who to kill, and who will prove useful. That there is a difference between garnering power, and just being a psychopath cutting a swath through the galaxy, and leaving a pile of bodies in your wake.  

This game continues to make me think about my choices, and some of them turn me on my head, and really make me think. It reminds me of those old “choose your own adventure books” where if I choose A, instead of B, it would of lead me down a different path, one that I may not like, or one that is really awesome.

The Republic troops who helped me, in my infinite mercy I let them live for their help with Rathari, and making me rethink what it means to be evil. Perhaps this is a new leaf for me, where I make better choices not just because I get dark side points, but because it’s more evil to pursue power, then it is to pursue lunacy.

On the other hand the aliens protecting the Revan’s Infinite Engine, all of them had to die they were hideous looking, and smung bantha poodoo…Ok maybe I am a psychopath.

I just kissed a sith, and I liked it

Posted in MMORPG with tags , , , on January 11, 2012 by theerivs

So there I was flirting with an NPC, then next thing you know I blacked out, and my lightsaber was out.  I think….did I…just have sex…. I was so excited, alas my girl friend was not so much when I screamed Darth Lathris instead of her name that night. 

Seriously though I really love the inclusion of story, and the way quests are handled here, but the true test of a game is as we all know is end game. Though I have a long time to get there, will this game have the same appeal 3 years from now as it does now?  Is this the extended version of Tortage that was in AoC.

I’m starting to worry about tanking skills in this game, I really haven’t done any instances, but if I can’t keep aggro off my companion we may have a problem. Maybe I’ll do a couple lower level flashpoints just to give it a shot. This is what I hate about new games, I have to find most of this crap out for myself.

But for now, I’m enjoying the game and enjoying being the murderous bastard I always wanted to be, and screwing more Sith then Obi-wan.