Patheticness in PVP

So, I was dragged off to do some PVP today. I really do need to work on getting it done so as much as I hate it, I know I have to do it and appreciate the dragging. Someone else who needs dragging is my boyfriend who has to work on his relics already πŸ˜›

However, besides some people having disconnect people, there was one match where someone quit because one of the nodes had been taken. Of course, while I got it back very quickly, the person had quit the match (after cursing everyone out) leaving the node they were guarding free to take and that is why we lost because nobody could get over there quick enough.

So, I would like to say that if you quit because a match isn’t going well…just wow. The #1 reason I heard for people quitting a match is because people on their team sucked. But you know what? At least they continued to do the match. At least they tried. I have seen comebacks. I’ve seen people succeed. And if you’re so great, go ahead and turn a match around…but leaving says just the opposite.

And there are SO MANY complaints about people who’s first time it is in PVP at level 50.

…we’re on a PVE server. NOT EVERYONE is going to do PVP. I only do PVP for collection-y issues. I try ridiculously hard even though I hate it with a passion and want to cry everytime someone kills me, but I still try. And there is NOTHING worse than being told off because “omg why didn’t you practice at a lower level”

The only PVP I did at a lower level was the single lower level quest and I NEVER did PVP again after that…at least until level 50 when I was put into the position of codexes (which I kept putting off) and a speeder that would be removed.

And a lot of people have NO interest at doing PVP before 50 because they want all their skills. And no, not everyone will take recruit armor because expertise is stupid if they don’t plan on PVPing all the time, it isn’t as important to them. They’d rather use the money for other things instead.

And guess what? Everyone has to learn at some point. Nobody went in their first time and automatically knew everything. Stop being such a jerk.

Besides, if PVE is so stupid and PVP is so much better, what are you doing rolling on a PVE server in the first place?

I’m sure I’m a bit edgy today. Still feeling sad. Probably going to just go lay down with my face in a pillow now.


Sometimes, I wish there was a better handle on flagging. In general, I am a pretty helpful person. I like healing people when their health is down (even NPCs!) and buffing if I’m buffed and just helping people out.

This also tends to mean I accidentally get flagged a lot. In fact, I remember early on, my boyfriend and I were on Tatooine and suddenly I was buffed by someone! They had a green name and I actually thought they were an NPC. I was all “OMG an NPC buffed me! I didn’t know they could do that!” and without a second thought, buffed them and gave them a bubble. Imagine my surprise (and paranoia) when I suddenly heard a sound and learned I flagged myself for PVP.

Unfortunately, more often than not, I still respond mostly on reflex and thus, do not always notice (I also don’t always have nametags on so). What really upsets me, however, is how many times I’ve been killed on sight for being flagged.

I do not attempt to hurt these people. I do not try and attack them. In fact, there have been times where I just tried to have a nice conversation, somehow manage to accidentally get flagged, and am immediately killed. That sucks. I was trying to be nice and when I don’t even try to do anything and to just get attacked because somehow, my name became green. Or maybe a friend (I have so many friends who keep themselves flagged through Warzones or were on Ilum and then drag me along) was doing something with me or needed help with a quest and I get flagged and it is just miserable.

And what’s worse? When you tell them to leave you alone, you’re laughed at, insulted, ridiculed as they kill you or continue to try to… And honestly? When you do that, you just look like a complete and total butthead.

So, before you go and jump someone just because they’re flagged (obviously, PVP servers are different stories but…), maybe try seeing if they attack you first before making yourself look like a complete and total butt.

Hmm… + Cave Speculation + Tatooine

Well, after a very awkward PVP match last night (though, we won and it finished the daily), I hit valor rank 78. Yay.

Besides that, with 1.4 possibly looming overhead (still no announcement though–my guess is they are hoping to get it out tonight, but there may be some issues and they aren’t sure if they will be able to so no patch yet tonight. It is possible it could be later this week then if this week), I’m feeling a bit down that once again my goals are nowhere near complete. Sure, I managed to finish the gear-related ones…but while important to even do the new content, it is not as important to me πŸ™

I technically still need gloves, but it isn’t a big thing. Only non-gear related stuff I finished were some of the quests I still had to go πŸ™

I mean, I guess I’m making progress… but I still wish some of the first goals in my list could be done (Ship Legacy stuff–still need 6 million for that… and Orochick T__T).

Moving on, cave stuff! So, currently, from CKN’s livestream:

10:30 Particulate: you want to know what’s in the cave?
10:30 Particulate: only what you bring with you.
10:31 Martin_smith: oh damn, troll and true at the same time

If that sounds familiar, well… this will be why.

It really makes me feel it is most likely something you can bring in that can change. I stated some stuff there, but it really makes me think of a color crystal with that kind of thing. Maybe an Adegan Crystal or a rough shard or the pristine version?

Besides that, went to Tatooine and pulled people up on the sandcrawlers again. That was fun. Someone even gave me 10K! So nice.

And may play alts again today~

Edit: According to my boyfriend, the KOTOR games also hint to this cave from the movie and thus, this could also be a hint to those. Must look up KOTOR stuff too. And of course, all of this coincides with the “old school” hint.

For the whole scene with the cave in Episode 5, see below:
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Well, that’s one way to kill someone’s mood.

Someone is accusing me of cheating in PVP. That’s…really rude and obnoxious.

I have never cheated before or anything. I have always played honestly πŸ™ So this was really frustrating and the person thinks I’m lying.

This sucks. v-v Just because I know how to get over to a thingy fast or neat ways to sneak a cap doesn’t mean I cheat πŸ™ It just means I can be a Princess-healing-Ninja.

Edit: or being accidentally flagged and killed by a bunch of Imperials

PVP Update

So, my expertise with my PVP gear is now 1,006. Yay I guess.

It seemed a lot of people were happy with my healing at least so that was nice. As usual, I got dragged along by friends πŸ˜›

My Valor Rank is also 77 now.

Anyway, I’m mostly just helping someone out and then I shall probably head on the test server and see if I can poke around and do some more exploration and discovery :3 RESEARCH AWAY~

Test server + 1.4 Patch Notes are up!

For the patch notes πŸ™‚ 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!)

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Preparing for new gear

So, as we know, HM Terror from Beyond will have new gear. Apparently, according to this interview, the gear will be split between Hard Mode Terror from Beyond and Nightmare EC. I’m a bit nervous honestly. HM EC is evil enough so I’m scared about Nightmare (not that I can think of anytime I’ll ever end up getting to do it…) and I mean, HM Terror from Beyond is supposed to be pretty hard too so that scares me a bit as well. It’ll be interesting to see anyway–and at least the mount Kephess drops will be able to be gotten more then so yay.

Also looks like the January event is still going as expected.. I really need to work on my PVP then πŸ™ but PVP just makes me so sad.

Operations, End Game, and Various other things

So, lots of random things to talk about. It makes up for me not writing anything long in a while though I suppose. We shall go a bit in order (as the first two things are connected anyhow and the last thing is pretty much everything else) as we once in a blue moon do so enjoy πŸ˜›

I’m a completionist. If you have no learned this by now…well, I don’t know how you wouldn’t so ummm… anyway, I love to 100% things. Every single thing I play I like to complete. In the case of an MMO where there is no actual finish, but I set several goals for myself.

I love collecting things so those are my main priority when it comes down to thing. For me, gear is more of an object to get me further over a necessity. I will always put not looking like an idiot before better stats. And I wouldn’t even care about getting further if it wasn’t for certain things to collect and the story parts. Like in Pokemon, I could care less about the gym leaders and Elite 4 if it weren’t for the shiny badges and title πŸ˜›

Which brings me to the points that started this. A lot of people make big deals about raiding. If they are not raiding or have new stuff to raid (as they finished all the current stuff), they get bored. Obviously, this is something I don’t really understand. For me, once I see the story, I’m good. I don’t need to do it anymore.

EXCEPT for one small problem. Each difficulty has special codexes and the hard (and nightmare–though, the same as hard) difficulties have special vanity-related items (Just speeders confirmed so far, despite the Wondrous/Wonderous Egg rumors). This annoys me. Why? Because I don’t like feeling forced to do something on another difficulty to collect things. If I feel like doing something on a harder difficulty because this was no easy, fine. But I have no interest otherwise. The only other reason I’d want to, if there were no codexes or etc., were if there were new fights or story elements or etc.

Supposedly, when/if they re-do Nightmare for operations, they will be changing some of the things gotten from it. I do not want this. If you are asking why, you may want to re-read some of the stuff I said, but in case you do not feel like it: I hate when people are forced to do something on another difficulty to collect things. If I have all my gear, I am essentially stuck trying to farm an operation (and I don’t even have many attempts–only 1 for Hard/Nightmare and 2 if it’s on both…and the only thing on both (although, for the Tirsa Elite, you could do normal of both KP and EV) is the M0-GUL Thrall Droid.

However, I hate “rare” drops to begin with. For one, you have to deal with people who just want something because it’s rare. And I can’t stand that. There are people who really want something and to see someone who just wants to show off get it sucks. And I have awful luck in nearly every game I play (whether it be online or offline) and the chances of me getting something I really want is slim to none (however, once I do have it, there is a 90% chance it will show up wherever I go to spite me).

It is essentially kind of like my issue of being forced to do Ranked for a Speeder. Ranked was made for PVPers who wanted a challenge. But now those who easily killed users mercilessly before are downing teams easily enough in Ranked, getting plenty of Ranked Commendations, and are killing users in normal PVP even faster. Can I just say how much I hate PVP/Expertise? Still not looking forward to getting like 25 or so more valor ranks to hit 100 for the codexes :/ And I don’t know if I will ever manage a 2200 rating for the speeder.

I kind of wish nothing was bound. Then at least I could try and buy it from someone. And maybe I would’ve gotten a M0-GUL Thrall Droid months ago because so many people I would see who didn’t even want it would get it. Talk about heart-breaking.

Continuing back to Operations though, I also don’t understand farming full on. If everyone has their gear and everyone has the best they can have of each thing (thus, no need for materials to make them), why still do it? This is something that just boggles my mind. Maybe it’s partially my hate for repetition (so much hate), but it just seems a waste for me…and we all know my stance on doing something just to earn credits 😐

I just wish the difficulties could just be made into something for when people want a challenge without all the special codexes or drops. That doesn’t mean I won’t do it (heck, EVERYTHING always feels like a challenge to me unless it can’t hit me!)–I do like challenges. I just don’t like feeling forced to (Again, while I may not be actually forced by the devs/game itself–my wanting to collect everything does kind of put me in that position). Especially as it’s just what I did before just with a few new mechanics (and most of the time, people don’t even have to change their strategy that much), bosses with more health and that can hit harder, and no new story elements. I just…don’t care.

So, in short:
I really hate the different difficulties of operations and think they’re stupid. This also goes for flashpoints.

Moving on to various other things… I forgot how much Corellia can be such a maze. We only finished the first part and the rest may take a bit. I did get Amidaia’s Mr. Robot Page half up. You can check out her wish list. The only thing is I still want an orange version of this shirt. Unfortunately, still no luck finding one. The Force Initiates Vestments shares the picture with the Inquisitor’s Vestments. There’s also the Savant Vestments which make a black version. However, that looks like…well, a orange version of this legacy top for Consulars. Part of me wonders if the Consular’s Renowned Robe is actually what the Nylite Vest would look like…of course I can’t check since:
1. It’s Jedi Consular only
2. It’s Bind on Pick-up
3. My Sith Inquisitor obviously can’t get to Coruscant.
4. I wouldn’t be able to spend that much to try and test it anyway (I may be tempted though)

Since I don’t plan to raid with her, I may just keep her in the red top (despite its suckiness) once I finish all the flash points and planets and whatnot.

I’ve also working hard on trying to get all of Amidaia’s companions up now that she is 50, but I suck at it. πŸ™ If you are on Corellian Run and have gifts you can’t use…I can actually use all of them so yeah >>

In a happier note, a friend gave me 5 Molecular Stabilizers. I checked the GTN and the Matrix thingys were actually less then the guild was selling them for so I bought them…and then, despite not really wanting to on principal, bought the last Stabilizer from the guild. However, this does mean I can get my Hilt so I sent them off and hopefully I will have a new Hilt sometime later today and then I will be DONE! Edit: HILT IS HERE YAY πŸ˜€

I technically need either the armoring for the Boots or Gloves to keep my 2-set bonus (without the ugly Columni Hat), but considering I still haven’t found a headgear I really like (come on fancy circlet) it’s not a big deal/emergency right now.

I may work on PVPing more due to Valor-ness plus trying to get some gear so maybe people actually want me on ranked and not just when they’re desperate (though, even being desperate isn’t enough). Besides that, I still need about 50 more Daily Commendations for the other daily speeder, I don’t even have a ranking yet so who knows how much I need to work on for the Ranked Speeder, and then I just have to get the Aratech Coral (1 more NP kill to go!) and the speeder HM Kephess drops and then I just need speeders you can buy (or speeders stuck bound–staring at you Korrealis Prince >___>).

Speaking of HM Kephess, I never mentioned how the raid went on Sunday. Unfortunately, nobody was on toda…well, yesterday now so we couldn’t try again, but we had gotten really close. DPS was no problem (in fact, we were DPSing a little too fast if anything) but circles seemed to throw people off, some people had a few issues with Fearful, and one of our tanks seemed to be thrown off a bit. Regardless, our closest was like 5% and 8% or something and they hadn’t even enraged. I really wish we pulled through.

…however, to be honest, I didn’t have as much fun as I’d have liked. I loved the company–everyone did a great job. They were not the problem at all. But…HM EC really has been ruined for me. I just…like I’m trying really hard to enjoy it (and seeing my boyfriend get rejuvenated from the frustration of the guild with how it went was great), but I just can’t. I just had it so killed for me so HM EC may as well just join the ranks of Taral V, Directive 7, and Eternity Vault. Not to mention while I am not surprised by deaths as we try things, repairs = expensive T__T And I just can’t afford so much.

Regardless, we’ll be trying again this Sunday (and then next Wednesday from then on) so I’m keeping my head high in hopes we succeed! It really isn’t their fault at all that EC HM got ruined for me. It’s just too bad it probably won’t get fixed. At the very least, I’m excited people will get gear even if it’s a very long way off for me to ever get gloves (or boots if I get lucky on an NP group). Hopefully I can at least win the Speeder on the first time it drops for us–then at least I’ll no longer feel like I have to do HM EC for myself. Helping other people get geared is fine–and it’ll just be a large stress reliever off my shoulders.

The best stress reliever, however, would just be knowing the truth about the Wondrous Egg. I can just continue hoping I suppose πŸ™

The Day We Broke Novare Coast

So, Kada had dragged me into PVPing with him and we did a few matches…however, we recently hit a Novare Coast which…well… first, it was going back and forth. We eventually won. Well, sort of.

Here’s where the problem came in. We made the other team hit 0%. The timer stayed at 1 second and it did not proceed to finish. Players died and then we became trapped in the spawn zone with no timer of being kicked out.

We could leave manually, but then we will lose commendations… It’s…very awkward, to say the least. We’re just kind of stuck. Not sure why. The Imperials left continued to re-get each but our score did not go down (as we already won). It’s just a…very odd predicament.

For now, I recorded videos of it to show it. It did eventually end and we got kicked, but sheesh o-o

I’m not sure what caused this…too bad we still didn’t get credit πŸ™