[Screenshots] SWTOR – Traitor Among the Chiss

The new patch is a story patch (yay!) though it’s mostly a flashpoint. Which is okay, it’s a very long one so I’m not sure I’ll want to do it tons of times though. For the initial run, I had to use the story companion too, who is far weaker at healing and damage than my reliable Cat Husband. I didn’t die (to bosses, anyway) though so it was all right. I really like that they add decorations as drops from the bosses and as rewards for quests. Like most people in general chat, I wish we’d get a stronghold on this planet, it’s gorgeous! I felt kind of sad killing all the Chiss as I generally like them, but I liked to pretend they were all people saying the Agent story is good 😉

Not too many screenshots, but they’re behind a cut for spoilers, and Theron’s terrible hair. Honey, why.

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[Screenshots] SWTOR Fakeys

Since the server consolidation, they increased the number of character slots per server. Being the altoholic I am, you know what I do when I see empty character slots… yep, I have to fill them. (I haven’t filled all 30 on both my servers, not yet anyway.)

I had Kazta’s and Zamarra’s names saved on my secondary server, Satele Shan, so I decided to actually level them up a little. By far my favorite part of the game is the 1-50 class storylines, and since you can’t replay conversations, the best way is to make a new character and play through them again. I also made a new kitty Smuggler, I may end up doing a few others but not too sure. I have repeats of every class at this point and some storylines I just don’t enjoy at all (looking at you, Agent).

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Playing my fake Zamarra brought back a whole flood of nostalgia feels. She was my very first SWTOR character, back in November of 2011. So almost exactly six years ago today! It brought back memories of her first exploring Tython, getting her first lightsaber and meeting her first companion, Qyzen. I think I’ll probably have to draw him soon, he doesn’t get nearly enough attention. He is her loyal alien lizard bodyguard!

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[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] 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] 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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[Screenshots] SWTOR – KoTET Chapters 3-5

I played a bunch in a row so I might have mislabeled some. I  hit a huge roadblock on Chapter 6 before realizing I’d accidentally set it to “Veteran” difficulty. Oops! At least the rest of it should go more smoothly. I was wondering how my healer got so weak.

Really loving the story so far! I think Chapter 4 is my favorite at this point. There was a tiny bit of interaction with Cat Husband (yeah I’m thirsty so what) and getting to drive the Big Thing was a blast.

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[Screenshots] SWTOR – KoTET Chapter 2

Sorry there are going to be a lot of these, I’m a screenshot addict. Only got started on chapter 3 but then there was server maintenance!

This was a pretty amazing chapter, story-wise. Got to meet an awesome new character and have Space Gal adventures with her.

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