The Collecting Aspect

A lot of people don’t really understand why I’d be so upset about certain pet things or feel maybe I’m overreacting to it. To this, I say, you do not know me very well.

While gameplay is important in some senses (if I hate the gameplay or find it boring, chances are I won’t play), a lot of it has to do with customizing the character itself. If I hate how my character looks, you will not see me wanting to play very often. Simple as that. But even then, the thing I really enjoy is collecting and exploring. I love to clear maps and collect items and look adorable. That is my thing.

SWTOR has the bonus of an engaging story that doesn’t make me hate my character. I think, even if I stopped playing, I’d probably pop on to at least see that…although, I’m sure eventually no longer being able to see the Operation story parts will eventually make me no longer look forward to that. I’ve made enough rants on how I feel about operations so I won’t be going into that here.

However, the thing that makes me play and excited to get on is collecting. Datacrons, some of the upcoming stuff in patch 2.0, and pets. I love pets and I love seeing them follow me around and it makes me super excited. When it comes down to it, if I get too behind or can’t collect, I just lose the will to play which, if you noticed my barely getting on, has been what’s happening.

The reputation and achievements system have really discouraged me along with a lot of pet things and with how it seems these 5 newest ones are… it’s hard to keep my hopes up.

On a different note, I am currently streaming using XSplit into of ProCaster to see how it looks. I’ll be on my agent soon while my boyfriend plays his Bounty Hunter, but until then, I’m just being on Ilum feeling all blah. Let me know if the quality is better than usual.

Official SWTOR Livestream

It starts in a few minutes at 4PM EST 😀 It’ll be 30 minutes like the last one.

Shall use this post for my opinions, interesting tidbits, and highlights <3 Yay~ 4:09PM: ...I feel bad that none of this questions interest me >>

Sounds like lots of itemization adjustments will be happening when Makeb comes out though… I expect that to be the next big nerf and changes patch.

4:18PM: Cartel Market is to update more or less weekly with some items and price changes… They expect another update next week and a “very cool update” before the holidays. And a new Cartel Pack every month with all new super rare items for the next few months. Also plans for Life Day.

Some items: Czerka LD-1 Celebrator… Life Day Orb, Tinsel Ball, Life Day Robes… Life Day Cartel Pack… and Life Day Helm are some items.

Celebrator is described as red, festive, and you can ride it and “it’s amazing/awesome/super amazing”. It will “help with your celebratory and general merry-ment”.

4:26PM: Possible Legacy Revamp in the future.

…and that’s it 🙁 so few questions.

Anyway, a few other little tidbits:
-They are hoping to make match-making better in PVP.
-Makeb has no ETA yet 🙁
-Not much on the new space stuff yet. Just it’s being worked on.
-Will be able to copy to PTS before Makeb so that can be tested fully.
-On Minigames: “Makeb has some entirely new gameplay mechanics. I wouldn’t call them mini-games, but new ways to explore the world.”

Livestreaming :P`

So after streaming a weird glitch, I have decided to also stream myself sucking miserably at space missions 😛 And whatever other junk I try.

I even talk a little bit while Prongs lets me know I am horrible at them! 😛 (I’m so sorry)

Edit: Done unless a queue pops up @-@ Then I shall start it again.

Yay for servers being up~

Shall be streaming shortly 😀

Unfortunately, after buying speeder and pet plus 2 tops, I have only about 1.5K to spend on boxes 🙁 *sadness* And it seems purchasing Cartel Coins is not up yet… :/ *got 4 boxes*


BOX 1:
Energy Blade Bayonet
Black Nebula Heavy Blaster
Covert Torso Energy Armor
Smart Cells
Major Experience Boost

BOX 2:
Rendili Nightshade
Elegant Loungewear Top
Minor Experience Boost
Subelectronic Data Module
Gourmet Ration Pack

tired or writing non-Cartel items so ignoring boosts and junk now:
BOX 3:
Longspur Elite
Elegant Loungewear Top

and bought 10 dollars worth of Cartel Coins for a few more boxes… but they’re not showing up yet so…

Golden Lizardbat
Advanced Pink-Purple Eviscerating Crystal

Yay for 4. And shall end until my cartel coins update and I get more boxes.

Regardless, I feel super unlucky now 🙁 Time to update things.

EDIT: COINS HERE. Time for 3 more boxes:
Box 5:
Slate Mouse Horranth
Glowing Eyes – Gold

Box 6:
Glowing Eyes – Gold
Elegant Loungewear Bottoms

Box 7:
Elegant Loungewear Top
Darth Malgus Holostatue


So, at my grandparents’ house because we still have no power! Thus, I will be quickly doing a livestream to play around with boxes.

I will edit when it is over :3 But recording will stay up so I can further analyze percentages~ yay~

Edit: All done. Didn’t manage to get a Gizka, Vrblett, or Monkey Lizard, sadly. Didn’t really get much new from my last one and still have yet to get a color crystal. I will go ahead and throw this under “wow, my luck sure does suck”.

Edit 2: We have power back now :3

Cave Info Compilation


Figured I’d try making a more condensed information drop XD If I missed something on the Tried or Not Tried List, let me know and feel free to continue to submit ideas. I’ll also add any I think of.

If you do not know about the Cave yet, well… It is a cave in Terror from Beyond, the new operation in 1.4. The cave is under a bridge on your way to the second boss and on 16-man HM (yes, this is 16-man HM only), gives the following message: “You feel a strange and chilling presence.”

For those of you who do not do 16-man HM, due to not having enough members or just preferring to run 8-man groups, it’s okay! 16-man is on the same lockout as 8-man so you can just switch the difficulty. However…if there really is some kind of boss, I’d recommend teaming up with another 8-man group.

Here is a video of said cave. The quickest way to get there is taking the speeder after having beaten the second boss in the operation. It’ll drop you off at the platform right before you’d jump down and you just need to turn around, go over to the bridge/on the bridge and jump down. If you only have the first boss down, once 2 hours have hit, all the mobs between the 1st and second boss will respawn and you will land from the speeder in a mob. If you have 3 or more down, the speeder will take you too far and you will be unable to get back there and thus, will need to walk to the area instead of taking the speeder.


Hints that have been given:
1. Oldschool
2. 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

—–Script Excerpt of Scene
3. Martin_smith: I wouldn’t worry about it right now
Martin_smith: read the words

    Things that have been tried: (Note: These have ONLY been tried with less than 16 people unless otherwise noted. Please do try these with all 16 people as well)

  • Entering with everything unequipped and no items in inventory.
  • Entering with certain Vanity Pets: All tried except Orochick (for obvious reasons)
  • Going in with Shockfrozen Water
  • Going in with the Normal Water Buff
  • Going in with an Orobird Egg (I think this has been tried anyway? Feel free to correct me if not)
  • Going in with both the Egg and the Water Buff (I think this has been tried anyway? Feel free to correct me if not)
  • Going in with a Magenta Adegan Crystal
  • Going in with a Magenta Crystal
  • Going in with a Rough Magenta Shard
  • Going in with the Ice Scrabbler Jerky
  • Going in with the Ice Scrabbler Jerky Buff
  • Having everyone in there at much and having a Dance Party (okay, maybe not that last part)
  • Dragging monster’s into the cave and killing them.
  • Going in with the Nightmare Pilgrim Debuff only
  • Using the Galactic Party Bomb
  • Going in with the buffs from Outlaw’s Den
  • Going back after finishing the instance on HM 16-man for the first time. (EMPTY/Locked-out INSTANCE)
  • Entering with a Deep Wriggler Vanity pet.
  • Go in with the Red rhombus title
  • Typing “You feel a strange and chilling presence.” while in the cave
  • Checking it after completing the story quest.
  • Go in with your UI disabled – Ctrl U once
  • See if anything in on ceiling
  • Use /stuck in cave
  • Revive someone in cave.
  • Using the Rhythm Augmentation Droid
  • Try using an AoE all over the cave.
  • See if you can use a heroic moment in the cave (due to the “supposedly can be used in some situations as an exception with no companion)
  • Going in with a Pristine Adegan Crystal
  • Dueling in the cave.
  • Trying to go in with a specific mood.
  • Going in with a Rubat Crystal
  • Going in with a Bondar Crystal
  • Going in with both a Rubat Crystal and a Bondar Crystal.
  • Going in with a Rubat Crystal plus a Color Crystal
  • Going in with a Rubat Crystal plus an Adegan Crystal
  • Going in with a Bondar Crystal plus a Color Crystal
  • Going in with a Bondar Crystal plus an Adegan Crystal
  • Going in with a Rubat Crystal, a Bondar Crystal, and a Color Crystal
  • Going in with a Rubat Crystal, a Bondar Crystal, and a Adegan Crystal
  • Entering with both Mainhand and offhand unequipped.
  • Going in with Hydro Ice Thinner
  • Using the Party Instigator (Social 5)
  • Checking it after completing it on both story and hardmode.
  • Use some sort of Stealth Detection item/skill in cave.
  • Going in with Zero Buffs. I.E. Right Click everything on your bar to remove them.
  • Entering with only mainhand equipped.
  • Entering with starter gear
  • Using a specific action while in cave (I’d recommend going through all of them)
  • Dragging the Mini Boss into the cave.
  • Go into cave with Dread Guard Mask on
    Things that still need to be tried:

  • Going in with Womp Rat Fever
  • Going in with the Nightmare Pilgrim Buff
  • Checking it out the next time you do it (NOT locked-out/Empty instance) after finishing the instance on HM 16-man for the first time
  • Everyone (all 16 people) entering with a Deep Wriggler Vanity pet.
  • Entering with ONLY Mainhand unequipped.
  • Entering with ONLY Mainhand unequipped and a specific mood.
  • Entering with ONLY offhand unequipped.
  • Going in with Red Detonite
  • Using certain food item buffs (Specific items tried so far: N/A)
  • Going in with only a relic that requires Light V or Dark V equipped.
  • Using both the Party Instigator and Galactic Party Bomb in cave (Requires 2 people as they share a cooldown)
  • 16 people in Meditative Mood all using their Health Regen
  • From Yul, one of our commenters:

    ALSO, the RED and BLUE features and plants in the cave seem WAY too coinincidental to be in there set COMPLETELY away from each other. (Red obviously symbolizing the Empire and Blue for the Republic). Maybe either Empire Raid groups need to stand on the Red side and draw their weapons facing Blue or stand on Blue and draw their weapons. Visa versa for Republic raids.

  • Using HK-51 Part Scanner in cave.
  • Using a Dreadful Amulet in cave.
  • Using a Dreadful Amulet in the cave with the Dead Guard Mask in your inventory.
  • Using a Dreadful Amulet in the cave with the Dead Guard Mask on.
  • Just having the Dreadful Amulet in your inventory with the Dead Guard Mask on.
  • Just having the Dreadful Amulet and Dead Guard Mask in your inventory.
  • Use Amulet on the mobs outside the cave to see if it chases them inside it.
  • Use the Dreadful Orb and Dreadful Amulet together.
  • Dreadful Orb, Dreadful Amulet, and Dread Guard Mask together.

My main ideas are that whatever you do, it either:
A. Summons a boss (My main instinct is a Force Ghost) that drops something special.
B. Gives a Pet
C. Gives a Color Crystal (Main instinct is black-cyan due to this)
D. Summons a Chest that has something special


Playing on Cellïna for a bit with my boyfriend’s bounty hunter while waiting to start HM EC tonight. Lets hope the tanks go well.

A part I’m pretty excited for is coming up and since my screenshots love to break while in instances, I figured a recording is a good way to remember the moment 😛

Shall edit when recording has stopped~

Edit: My robot suit was invisible T_________T Regardless, looks like we need to switch now so shall end recording~

….robot suit

More TfB @-@

So, I’m helping out with healing a little in HM tonight. If only my gear didn’t suck so much on the test server… Anyway, a friend is streaming if you’d like to watch ;3 They are on the puzzle boss (aka best one).

Shall edit when it is over (or when I am done helping as I’m locked out of story mode and they plan to do that tonight at some point).

Edit: All over! 😀 Thank you to those who watched <3

  • So, SWTOR is doing an official livestream today answering questions about 1.4 and Free-to-Play. I’m pretty excited, even if I know most of the answers we hear probably won’t be too great but still.

    I just appreciate the fact that they are doing it.

    also, randomly, I will say while I will never use it in my life (nor will I be using the new oreo-themed colors though), I do kind of miss Banana!Sage. So R.I.P. May you one day reappear in the future.

    ANYWAY, back to my original topic… the Livestream they are doing starts at 5PM EST. It, sadly, will only last for 30 minutes but hopefully it will be an awesome 30 minutes. I will be sure to edit this post later with some highlights for me.

    I do expect them to say Terror from Beyond’s upcoming date, if anything–maybe even Free-to-Play’s as well. I would be surprised if TfB isn’t going to be out this Tuesday however… so I just hope I can be helpful to some people and get some goals done ASAP. In the meantime, I’m going to go update my codex list…

    EDIT: BUT BEFORE I DO THAT… I recently stumbled across this T~T I always find it nice when people find it helpful. Eeeee <3 And apparently some of my older threads had been linked in the past too! I’m just going to sit and be excited now. 😛

    Edit 2: Guess who is stuck iin the city and who’s phone apparently hates livestream? T___T keep me updated, I guess… shall watch when I get home so thoughts will be…


  • Continuing testing

    So, continuing with the cave theories, I found a nice person (Xivioke) to let me check out their story mode instance! 8-man story mode yields nothing, but going to explore a bit before checking out 16-man story mode.

    Will also stream for a bit :3 Stream closed now :3 But recording up as per usual~

    Edit: 16-man Story mode also has no message. It looks to be 16-man HM only. Very interesting.