Playing my Agent and doing some Companion stuff. Really sad that I had to kill Rholl. Kaliyo needs to stop being so greedy. Wish I could’ve escaped faster and tried the other choice >< Maybe he'd still be alive then. Back to finishing Death Marks and then hopefully will finish up Belsavis with my boyfriend~ Edit: Yay for the reset button....but now I am being dragged off to Belsavis so I shall have to finish it later 🙁 Edit 2: Finished our story on Belsavis! Also got 2 datacrons. Was nice to actually walk the laser bridge (so scary) instead of crazy cliff jumping. Edit 3: WHY IS A CORTESS AFTER ME? I left your house along! AND YOUR FATHER KILLED YOUR MOTHER FOR BEING EVIL. I DID NOTHING. WHY COME AFTER ME? I've been nice and awesome. You all are liars 🙁 Edit 4: I reset and picked the Light side choice and STILL had to kill the Wookie *depressed* T___T Edit 5: HE LOVED YOU. WHY SO CRUEL, KALIYO? T____T Edit 6: Poor Ona 🙁 ...also I want The Menace's/Ona's armor. Edit 7: WATCHER X WHAT ARE YOU DOING. KEEPER NO. T___T please live. and this has been Mari playing her agent and worrying too much about fictional characters. More updates to come. Edit 8: Oh, and Hunter is a butthole.
Though, we will probably stop soon… Anyway, Hunter is a jerkface so there.
Also, SIS Ardun whatever guy was evil. I may have let him live if he didn’t ATTACK ME AND BE A JERK. But I trapped him behind a door and watched him get murdered by some turrets. jerkface.
I feel bad for Saber and Wheels though. They were nice and not jerkfaces. I hope they made it out okay.
Moving on, FREEDOM. yaaaaaaaaaaay. Thank you Watcher X. Sorry I killed you 🙁 but remember, I didn’t want to!
At least the brainwashing was a noble motive from Old!Keeper. I knew you cared deep down.
Also, my Agent is apparently now dating Vector? Didn’t see that coming, but just picked whichever I felt fit her and it ended up happening. However, what REALLY surprised me is when he actually became human for a bit! Didn’t know he could do that. Was kind of cool. …didn’t expect him to have green eyes though.
I figure I’ll probably do that for every one of my characters… with the exception of Roseria because Iresso is a creepy stalker and Aurorra who I’ll be going for Torian regardless and I refuse to believe he is 18 (even though I know it is official) 😐 because he just seems so much older.
BUT YES, BACK TO JUST FINISHING UP SOME CONVERSATIONS…
…as much as I am enjoying the Agent story though, I miss playing on Mari and having a parade of pets 🙁
also, thrones seem to have gone up a bit again 3 GO BACK TO GOING DOWN, THRONES.
While I wait for my boyfriend to get up so we can try out the Belsavis Dailies (although, we’d have to find 2 more people for one of them), I have decided to wander around near the entrance to the area and the fleet and see what pets people may have.
Essentially, this helps me figure out what pets are ingame without bugging people and/or getting trolled by jerks.
And of course, I’ll look for mounts too, but those are a bit harder to identify, sadly.
I will only be counting the ones in the Cartel Packs for now because, well, you can kind of see the ones not in the pack already so…
All of the pets from Dulfy’s Guide have been found and were carried over to live.
As for SWTOR-Spy’s list, I know some people have gotten thrones, but I don’t think it is any of those… another similarly named one is the Ubrikki Crimson Skull which I haven’t seen, but I have seen the Ubrikki Crimson Claw.
Moving on to pets, the only ones seen thus far have been the Red-Backed Gizka and the Ruddyscale Kowakian Monkey-lizard. No others from their pet list have been spotted yet or if they have, nobody has said anything.
The main thing is there are a lot of “What if’s” and I would like to not see something like the Wonderous Egg happen ever again. EVER.
which I think is why it upsets me so much they didn’t release a list. For the record, a list wouldn’t ruin the money they’d make (in fact, more often than not, you’d actually encourage more people to try a box) as usually what sells is the actual opening/surprise factor.
One of my favorite things when I was little was when my dad would come home with boxes of Pokemon cards and Beanie Baby cards and he and my mom and I would sit on the bed and open all of them and organize them because opening booster packs was ridiculously fun and there were so many. That is essentially what these work on–that surprise factor and the excitement of opening something.
Just think to Christmas morning–sure, what was actually in the gift was nice, but a big part of it was just opening it and the more you had to open, the more exciting it was. With each box, the excitement increased.
and this is why people go in debt because of stupid things like this and if you see me thinking of buying more boxes, someone SLAP me.
…and for some reason, I keep getting an error when trying to log in 😐 So I guess research will be delayed which stinks. I was looking forward to it.
…seriously, this blog is like SWTOR research central. It’s why it was made. And then for some reason all of you people started reading it 😛
Anyway, I guess I’ll just talk for a bit while I wait until they somehow fix this (speaking of which, I noticed the time is off on the website… I guess they didn’t modify for DST? But I’m not sure how to change that either).
Umm…firstly, I hope they come out with customizations for HK-51. I think he’d look nice in HK-47’s copper.
I really hope we can do Dreadtooth soon. Really want to look into that cave more and since current ideas are based off a mask and necklace that drop from him (well, necklace most likely also drops from him–just on much higher stacks), I kind of need to start doing him? Of course, the guild is currently focused on NM EC as are many guilds with firsts in mind and whatnot (but honestly, how can you appropriately evaluate a first anyway? If someone starts earlier than you and has more time doing it, it’s not really a surprise if they get it first. It seems kind of odd to judge something if you don’t have everyone start at the same time)… but I just want to solve Cave mysteries 🙁
speaking of Cave Mysteries, that was part of the fun with scanning even if it took FOREVER. It was like being an archeologist~ Considering how the story is on the Republic side, I probably will have to do HK again on my Imperial character as it’s just so much different. Part of me is looking forward to it as I did have fun, but parts of it scared me. I’M LOOKING AT YOU CREEPY SHIP. Regardless, this is making me want to finish up Corellia and Ilum for Amidaia, but I’m pretty sure my boyfriend still wants to work on his bounty hunter with Cellina 🙁 Don’t get me wrong, the agent story is quite interesting, but I hate doing things out of order and skipping around. Having several companions with various levels isn’t very fun to me.
also just realized I never received my 500 for my subscription so I guess I shall send them an e-mail @-@
MOVING ON… someone did finish EC HM but I saw no pet drop 🙁 Which makes me sad. I mean, it was confirmed a pet would drop from EC NM but I can’t help and be paranoid ._. of course, just because it doesn’t have a high drop rate doesn’t mean it doesn’t drop either…
Regardless, a lot of people in the guild have offered me some of their pets from the Cartel Shop so I am looking forward to when things become unbound. I will also be stalking the GTN like no tomorrow (despite the fact that I am poor and have no money and it will probably make me even more sad if I wasn’t sad enough by how much my luck sucks and these stupid boxes). In the meantime, I have started crossing things out.
While I was hoping to do trades, I don’t think anyone would want any of the stuff I’ve gotten. Of course, I may update with some stuff my boyfriend wants to get rid of or etc. so I guess I will mention when it gets updated… Also, it’s under the “Contact Me” section if anyone was curious.
speaking of items, I have a good contest idea…just need to get something people would actually want 😐
Oh, and I know I don’t have many pictures up… I will hopefully be taking pictures of the pets soon. At least, the ones I have. I don’t think taking a picture on the preview screen looks too great and I’d feel bad using other people’s pictures so… but I shall do my best to have them all soon x__x of course, we don’t even know how many there are yet.
but yes, I will stop talking about random stuff now and end this. WORK LOG-IN THINGY.
So, we got HK 😀 Yay~ Was a lot of fun even if the scanning took a while. Though, only the first one took a REALLY long time.
We’ll probably so the dailies
tomorrow later if we have time. Just going to get HK’s affection up before bed <3 I wonder when they will add customizations for him.
So, first of all, I will apologize by how this may be written as I am sick with sinuses and bad dayness and junk.
Anyway, as most people know, I was planning to park where the quest giver is on the fleet… BUT THEN I REALIZED SOMETHING. What is that something, you may ask even if you’re not actually asking but I am pretending you are?
Two items are sold by Collector Kezzit, a Jawa Vendor in Outlaw’s Den. Now, there already is a Jawa Vendor, but this is apparently a different one who also apparently appears where Blearg is… I don’t know if Collector Kezzit will take over his stock or Blearg will be moved, but out of paranoia, I went and bought the Gurian Shadow ahead of time. So I guess I made progress in my speeder collection afterall.
I figure after I quickly buy the items and hopefully do so before someone can kill me and/or aggro the vendor, I will then teleport to the fleet and grab the quest. From there, I will then teleport to the Black Hole Daily area and use the shuttle to get to Section X quickly and then I WILL BE READY TO BEGIN.
and of course, lots of Cartel Box opening while I do this. I will probably stream to record what I get and better keep track of it while writing it down.
I just have to hope my boyfriend will be ready to go to as we will not have time to waste >_>
So, in a week, 1.5 will be upon us. This will bring:
1. Nightmare EC (I will have to add that stupid tank mount to my list. I also have only a week to try and get all the speeders I still need… I don’t see myself getting the Ranked Warzone one–EC HM one is iffy… but I can always try to save for the ones I need to buy*)
2. HK-51 and new dailies + new world boss. I will be on immediately when patch goes up. FYI CERTAIN PEOPLE WHO KNOW WHO THEY ARE.
3. The Cartel Market
So, in Nightmare EC, there was confirmed there would be a pet. I do feel it may be the Wonderous Egg (afterall, how did that rumor start?), but there is no confirmation… if it is though, at least it can be traded so I can just hope someone pities my sad existence outside the doorway.
I’ve already prepared enough gifts to get HK to 10K so yay. I’ll probably be camping myself near where the NPC will spawn the night before so I can grab the quest and head on over to Section X. I don’t really care about getting him geared out right away–I don’t expect to use him much afterall. I just want to see is story.
Still mixed feelings on the Cartel Market. Apparently it will be 5 dollars for 450 Cartel Coins so a bit under a direct transition which kind of stinks.. however, that’s been the kind of thing most cash shops have done lately :/ Still stinks though. I’ll be getting 2800 complementary though… plus a bonus 250 during the actual launch. I still feel it may be slightly off though… and well, I hope that 500 per subscribed month after launch is true. That’d be nice. I plan on buying the speeder and pet available plus 2 of the tops…rest will be spent on packs though.
I just really wish they’d make a list of everything you can get ._. Regardless, I have prepared a trade page and everyone in the Pet Channel is awesome so… shall just hope for the best.
*I have been asked a lot why I didn’t just buy these when they were cheaper. To be honest, if I could, I would have. However, my choices were between stuff that would be GONE and thus, would probably go up to ridiculous points or just the speeders sticking around. In the end, the money went towards the Koreallis Speeders, one of the Prime speeders that was rumored to be going, and to help my boyfriend get his white lightsaber crystal. Sure, I wanted one too, but I knew he wanted it more so that is where all my money went. And it sucks I couldn’t get the speeders at a lower price, but I don’t regret what I did use the credits for.
Recently on the forums, a topic was posted by a user including various bits of feedback.
When talking about the new world boss, Dreadtooth (who I will probably be stalking for a while after getting HK due to the fact that he apparently has several codexes attached to him based off his form), this was mentioned:
I have no definitive feedback, information, or strategies on Dreadtooth. All I can really say is that he drops the Dread Guard’s Corrupted Mask which is Adaptive Armor in nature and is initially given with no stats and a buff which has no tooltip (probably a bug). There is speculation that the mask itself may house a special ability or trigger for other areas. The description reads, “This ancient mask is the most striking component of the ceremonial armor worn by the Dread Guard. The helm’s frightful, etched visage is designed to strike fear into the hearts of enemies.” Here’s a picture.
This could possibly be what the real “Don’t worry about it” could be referencing due to this not being out until the next patch. Also, considering it comes out the same time as NM EC which is supposed to have the rest of the Dread Guard gear, it is fairly interesting.
I’d just like to say this is not definite–there is a chance this could just be a neat item (like Karagga’s own bell hat). But there’s nothing wrong with speculating, right?
For now, I’m more curious about how Dreadtooth will be anyway. I’m hoping he won’t be another boss like Nightmare Pilgrim (though, his forms (Corrupted, Frenzied, and Nightmarish on top of his normal self) make me think of Tatooine’s own world boss being infected during the World Event) and be more like Primeval Destroyer and Gargath, although, I’d expect him to be harder than those… Still, a group of 24 just all charging at a boss can be a bit more fun than very strict mechanic ones (as much as I do like mechanics and puzzles, I like to play with my friends and I hate feeling restricted by how much I can do so).
And in the meantime, I should probably work on getting more companion gifts to prepare for HK:
Likes: Trophy, Military Gear, Technology
He does have a companion story so I want him maxed ASAP.
Edit: Mask tested and nothing 🙁 There’s always the chance it could be an all 16 thing…but bleh T~T THE SEARCH CONTINUES.
My SWTOR Encylopedia came today! So exciting. The book is HUGE. Like bigger than my head and takes up our whole TV table and is an inch thick or so huge.
ANYWAY, I shall now talk about some things I find interesting 😀
Stuff about the Chancellor and the guy before her… And stuff about Nadia’s dad! So sad his wife died through childbirth 🙁 “Tobas first noticed Nadia’s bizarre use of the Force when, as a baby, she lifted his collection of Sarkhai artifacts into the air–all without moving a finger.” so cute~
Proper Address – I DON’T CARE IF IT’S BEEN SIR FOR AGES I HATE IT. …that is all. >_> “The Command officials who implemented the policy and their supporters believed it would simplify interactions between members of diverse species, whose genders (or lack of gender) might be unfamiliar to one another. Detractors believe that the policy actually increases confusion by forcing the use of imprecise language, and makes interactions awkward for anyone who isn’t male.”
*AGREES WITH DETRACTORS*
Some stuff on the Military:
-Uniform colors vary based on service and location of deployment
-Soldiers below Colonel Rank are permitted to wear field dress in all but the most formal occasions
-Commander can be used to reference anyone in Command, however, earning it as an honorific title is one of the highest achievements.
General Garza enlisted in the military at 15 (using forced identity credentials).
HAVOC SQUAD REAL NAME TIME:
Gearbox – Bex Kolos – Only Havoc Squad Member recruited from armored vehicle division. Longtime personal friend of Jace Malcom.
Wraith – Zora (well…this is awkward) – Recruited directly from Mercenary service by General Garza
Fuse – Vanto Bazren – Youngest Recruit in History. Advanced Degrees in Chemical and Structural Engineering and Music Theory.
Needles – Ryler Dorant – “Repeatedly waived from standard psychological evaluations under authority of commanding officer. Qualified expert in vital pathology.”
TROOPER COMPANION AGES:
Aric Jorgan – 30
Elara Dorne – 26
Tanno Vik – 34 (Enlisted records suspected of being false)
Yuun – 28
And M1-4X’s production cost was 15 million credits.
Jedi Knight gets a master after rushing in and saving a bunch of people.
JEDI KNIGHT COMPANION AGES:
Rusk – 40
Scourge – 300+
Kira – 20
Doc – 28
T7 – 200+ years of service
Jedi Consular – “a gifted Padawan travels to Tython to complete the final trials and become a fully fledged Jedi”
JEDI CONSULAR COMPANION AGES:
Iresso – 31
Nadia – 22
Zenith – 36
Tharan – 29
Qyzen – Unknown, but says to be middle-aged.
ONTO THE IMPERIAL MILITARY:
Many officers keep their personal weapons
Moffs have many more color options for their uniform and the designs reflect both their past and current services.
Imperial Army Ranks: General, Ensign, Colonel, Sergeant, Major, Corporal, Captain, Specialist, Lieutenant, Private
Imperial Navy Ranks: Admiral, Ensign, Commodore, Petty Officer, Group Captain, Corporal, Captain, Specialist, Lieutenant, Private
IMPERIAL AGENT STUFF:
Keeper doesn’t have much, but suspected to have been recruited from the navy.
Watcher Two (Shara–“unconfirmed”) is believed to be a product of one of their multi-generational eugenics program to produce ideal operatives.
Vector – 26
SCORPIO – Programming age unknown, but Current Chassis age is estimated to be less than5.
Raina – 24
Kaliyo – 29 (unconfirmed)
Doctor Eckard – 65 (unconfirmed)
While Thanaton is 55, Zash’s age isn’t mentioned.
Some ages mentioned of various council members…
SITH WARRIOR COMPANION AGES:
Pierce – 29
Jaesa – 21
Broonmark – Unknown
Vette – 21
Quinn – 37
Due to the war, the Sith order bothers with slaves who are force-sensitive which brings us to the Sith Inquisitor~
SITH INQUISITIOR COMPANION AGES:
Khem – 2,000+
Andronikos – 35 (unconfirmed)
Ashara – 20
Talos – 27
Xalek – 24
SMUGGLER COMPANION AGES:
Akaavi Spar – 28
Bowdaar – 197
Corso Riggs – 22
Risha – 21
Guss – 33
BOUNTY HUNTER COMPANION AGES:
Blizz – Indeterminate
Skadge – 37
Gault – 54
Torian – 18
Mako – 19
…there’s then lots of details about species and plants and stuff but I shall end it here~
While responding to someone, I ended up looking this back up. While it seems the initial idea of a specified Expansion may be gone (as Makeb and Cathar being anything but just actual content updates would be surprising due to the fact that it hasn’t been mentioned as anything otherwise besides that server before they were properly announced), there’s still a lot of things we haven’t heard about though. We also know the Kowakian Monkey Lizard was going to be available from the Cartel Market instead now.
1. The two-person speeder (it was mentioned off-hand once since…but not in a long while)
2. Ewok Companion – Right now, we’re still waiting on HK-51. However, I would love to see more companions
and never see Iresso again and Ewoks are adorable. This does bring up some lore issues according to my boyfriend who said that the Ewok planet shouldn’t even have been discovered yet though. However. Naboo supposedly hasn’t been discovered either and it is mentioned on Hutta during the Agent storyline.
3. More schematics. They’ve slowly been bringing these out anyway, but I’m curious to which they mentioned here.
4. More Vanity Items. Always welcomed~ Curious to see what they were planning.
5. More character slots (While still confirmed to be coming, the details are still unknown)
And there were also 90 free days and a 10 day head-start which I’m not sure if that will still be coming considering it may no longer be an expansion pack.
To be honest, if the expansion pack just includes the stuff early plus a few of these things even if Makeb, Cathar, and the Kowakian Monkey Lizard and no longer original to the expansion…I’d probably still get it. 90 free days for 10 bucks is pretty good and head starts = awesome.
For the patch notes 🙂 Currently patching on my computer and downloading on my laptop as we speak. Only disappointment is it looks like no character transfers…which is really depressing T__T (Also, looks like no new pets officially mentioned…however, that doesn’t mean much. I kind of hope not though as we have enough mysteries on our hands with the Wonderous/Wondrous Egg/Orochick and who knows what with the Lobelode)
Regardless, some highlights and things I found interesting from the patch notes:
-Obviously Terror from Beyond is out. The new gear is “Dread Guard” (it sounds silly)
-The ground targeting reticule is no longer cleared when a channeled ability completes channeling. (Very nice. This was always a bit frustrating/confusing in PVP)
-Players no longer receive the error message “You cannot cast while moving” when moving, stopping, and then immediately using a ground-targeted ability. (Yay!)