[Screenshots] SWTOR – War for Iokath

The new patch? Expansion? Came out today. This one doesn’t have the chapter system, so I’m not sure how much of the content I’ve done or what is left. I got as far as unlocking some dailies, but by that point I’d already capped my rep gains for the week so I opted to stop there and wait. I’m going to try tomorrow to see if Imp rep is separate so I can see that side of the story.

I have to say that from a purely objective standpoint, it would have made sense to ally with the Empire. As Lana points out, they did support me previously and they hadn’t made any aggressive moves toward me. At the same time, I always play Kazta as in-character as possible. I think it would be very difficult for her to just erase all those years of loyal Republic service, and she has seen what the Empire can do to aliens and innocents. She also has a great deal of admiration for Supreme Commander Malcom, as well as a very close bond with her former squad-mate, Elara. There was one short scene where they caught up, I assume there would be a little more with a romanced Elara. I am curious to see things from the other perspective.

It’s my hope the storyline will be furthered in later patches, because there were a lot of threads left hanging. Overall it’s okay, though the faction conflict seems pretty artificial, previously it had been moving toward being allies against the Eternal Empire, but now it’s no longer a threat. It just feels kind of artificial, the way Blizzard keeps dragging out the Horde vs Alliance thing even when it’s way past being stale. I do very much appreciate that I can farm regular mobs for command points, and they drop reputation items. I sure would have appreciated that in the Broken Isles.

Screenshots below the cut!

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[Screenshots] Prestigious Bronze Courser

Or as I like to call him, “Death Unicorn”.

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This mount is the reward for reaching PVP Prestige 4. It is the reason I even started on the prestige treadmill on the first place. I was happy to learn that it is account-wide, even for my Horde characters! (It looks great with blood elves, with the black and red.)

At my pace, doing the tower dailies and free-for-all once or twice a day, I earn one prestige level in a month or so. I could speed it up by doing arenas or battlegrounds but most days I just don’t have the time or patience for that (especially as Alliance). Since they’re part of my daily “routine” now, I think I will keep going. At level 5 I will get a title!

[Screenshots] Prestigious War Steed

I finally finished this up last night, this mount is the reward for doing 20 each of all four “Free for All” PVP quests. Since they’re random each time, it can take a while to get all the ones you need, but I got lucky last weekend and had 3 in the same day. The nice thing about this one is that it’s account-wide! I was surprised to see that it converted into the wolf for my Horde characters as well.

It’s pretty easy to get as PVP mounts go, but I do suggest going with a group in the group finder if you plan to do it. There are always several groups up for them, just search under the questing tab. Otherwise you’re bound to get eaten alive!

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[Screenshots] A Legendary Campaign

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I finally finished my last class campaign today, which was Priest. It was actually one of the less painful ones, as far as requirements go. They definitely varied both in amount of work/gold required and story quality. I’m pretty disappointed that Priest and Paladin share exactly the same ending scenario!

Besides the lore stuff, I wanted the titles for each class, though they aren’t currently account-wide it’s my hope that they will be eventually. It’d be really nice if the class hall transmogs were as well, I don’t have any duplicate 110s so I can’t check. In addition, the amount of grinding required for those is pretty absurd right now too — for example, Exalted with Nightfallen for one of the pieces. Yeah, not happening.

I still don’t really care for the whole class hall thing, it feels a lot like busy-work, and it’s an immense hurdle to alt playing. There’s absolutely no way I’m going to level the rest of my 100s unless the requirements are eased considerably. That’s not even touching gearing, rep, or professions either. Those are just going to have to wait for the next expansion.

 

[Screenshots] SWTOR 5th Anniversary Collage

A while back they asked for people to send in screenshots of their character for a giant collage, the other day it was posted!

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Obviously I had to find Kazta. She’s actually really close to the top, just above the “Old Republic” part of the logo, under the “R” in “Wars”. It’s cool seeing everyone’s characters and what they chose for their screenshot!

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[Screenshots] Fangs of the Father

Harrier finally finished collecting his 60 gem clusters (it went faster once he got his artifact weapon and could do 25 instead of 10-man), so I begged a friend for help with spine and finished the quest today.

See what a good rogue he is? You can’t see him at all!

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[Screenshots] SWTOR – KoTET Chapters 6-9

Again I think my labeling is probably off on some of these, oh well. Looooots of screenshots and tons of spoilers!

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