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Star Wars: The Old Republic Not-Live Blog. “Interlude”

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Spoiler Thoughts:
  • Oh wait, here’s when I did Crystal Ball.
  • I would like a “go back to the ship” button. That would come in pretty handy.
  • Off to Ilum. Where the crystals come from.
  • Again with the strip mining ripping the planet apart. I’m beginning to get a message.
  • Lord Loyat’s a girl?
  • Well that was a lot of dying. Where did all those guys come from?
  • Ok, you have to kill off everyone else first, or they all suddenly get the urge to wipe the floor with you.
  • I was apparently supposed to do this one earlier, because all the loot is too primitive.
  • Darth Malgus, you toad.
  • I hate these flashpoint missions.
  • The Voss are pretty suck, for a race.
  • Darth Serevin has some pretty impressive killing power.
  • Talsa-Ko is not good at picking a winner.
  • I’m sparing you, Talsa-Ko, but if you turn out like Harley Quinn, I’m going to be peeved.
  • Ugh. Right back into another flashpoint.
  • Cole doesn’t sound like he’s expecting to see us again.
  • Holy Moly, I think this Prototype took us down with one shot.
  • HK-47!  Nooo!
  • Malgus actually wasn’t as bad as some of the bosses along the way.
  • Cole’s story is a little more exciting.
  • I like the jaunty music that plays when all your dialogue options are humorous.
  • Ilum is free again. Of course, we probably exploded like 2/3rds of it, but oh well.
  • Spark of Hope
  • Sargent Trila seems a little down.
  • Hachi matchi, the Corrupted Bothrian fight was the most frustrating thing ever.
  • I was too high level for it to kill me, but I hadn’t figured out which was the interrupt skill so I couldn’t kill it.
  • That was right up there with the Arishok for causing hypertension.
  • These terraforming devices respawn so quickly, you can pretty much keep destroying the same two over and over.
  • That next boss beast looked like a pushover next to the Bothrian.
  • So these Dread guys are kinda kooky.
  • They might not be that stable.
  • I love missions where you can climb behind stuff, blow it up, and re-stealth with no one the wiser.
  • So apparently, the last mission in this is an “ops” one, where you can’t enter the area without like eight people.
  • That would have been nice to know in the first place, before we invested time doing the 90% of the quest before it.
  • Operation Barricade
  • I’m glad we went to the trouble of curing these things so we could kill them directly afterward.
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Star Wars: The Old Republic Not-Live Blog. “The Dark Plague”

Spoiler Thoughts:

Chapter 1

  • And we’re off to Taris! Carth’s planet!
  • I pretty much know Carth’s monologue from KotOR 2 by heart. DO YOU WANT TO HEAR IT? HEY, WHERE ARE YOU GOING?
  • We get to find the Endar Spire! To find out what happened when the Sith razed the whole planet looking for the one Jedi that was hiding out there.
  • Er…what a jerk, eh?
  • Ok, finally found the poor guy with the Dark Side plague and cured him.
  • Apparently this is making me totally weak, but I haven’t noticed much of a change.
  • Maybe if you’re a better fighter to begin with, this becomes more evident, but I’m pretty much a flail before and after.
  • Off to Nar Shaddaa–home of the Hutts.
  • Ugh. Back to the Swoop Gangs.
  • I feel like this Hutt’s motives are not beyond suspicion.
  • Wow, there are a lot of people who want help on Nar Shaddaa.
  • Tharan Cedrax’s assistant Holiday seems pretty fond of him. Like that woman in KotOR 1 who was pretty fond of her droid.
  • Well so far, we took down a swoop gang, cured spice addiction, freed slaves, stopped an Empire infiltration plot, and stopped a genocide.
  • On the Smuggler’s Moon, we call that “Tuesday.”
  • Ok, lets go get the diseased Jedi.
  • Say, Tharan, who said you were coming?
  • Fain and Yuon? Yikes.
  • Oh, ok Tharan. I guess I’ll see you later.
  • Oh, hi again Theran.
  • Theran wants adventure in the great wide somewhere. He wants so much more than this provincial life.
  • I…didn’t actually say yes, Theran, but ok.
  • Man, the Fain family is a PITA.
  • Oh serious? Even after I shielded her, she didn’t turn off the droids attacking me?
  • Ok, does Syo know that each time I shield someone I die a little, because he’s pretty cavalier about continually sending me out for this.
  • And why is it I can’t teach someone else the ritual again? Did the holocrons just beam the information right into my head?
  • Well, off to Tattooine.
  • I like how we periodically run by some people obviously getting mugged, but have no option to do anything about it.
  • The Jedi Code is selective.
  • “Sand. Why did it have to be sand.”
  • Well so far, this guy who wanted to make an army out of the Sand People was the most lucid plague sufferer so far.
  • Ok, that’s twice I’ve insta-died walking into an empty elevator shaft.
  • Ah Czerka Corporation. The Star Wars equivalent of Cerberus.
  • This Czerka Corp guy looks uncomfortably like Kai Lang.
  • This poor old dude out in the desert is bewailing that he can’t fix anything anymore, and my Jedi jst said “remember, there is no emotion. There is peace. Remember that.”
  • “I don’t even know what that means.”
  • Oh the Rakata are back.
  • Hey, it’s the same guy that was locked in the box in the Ebon Hawk.
  • No, faux-Kai Leng. You don’t get the box.
  • Nice that Tharan wants a jedi to cheat on his hologram with.
  • Off to Alderan.
  • Organa is a troubled house.
  • That was the shortest hostage situation ever. Like I think I was a hostage for like less than a minute.
  • Man, I have to buy a car or something, because that was the longest walk to House Teral ever.
  • Wow. This researcher sent me all over heck and gone doing stuff, and then, because I wouldn’t bring back the research to let het torture animals, she said I never think of anyone but myself.
  • Alderaan deserved to blow up.
  • Basically all my money goes to taxis. So worth it.
  • This Lew Organa has a total death wish. Rescue him and no sooner does he get out, but he starts marching straight through all the enemy soldiers to the holo phone or whatever.
  • Alright peace restored for the moment, and another Jedi shielded. Back to the temple.
  • Look, Yuan. I can’t keep re-shielding you forever.
  • Wow, you guys really did screw over Parkanus.
  • Ok, off to fight Vivicar!
  • Er…Ha Ha. I don’t remember how to get off the planet again.
  • Ok, finally found the ship. Now off to fight Vivicar!
  • Parkanas is kind of a downer even after he’s himself again.
  • Just call me Barsen’thor, I guess.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Not-Live Blog. Prologue

Spoiler Thoughts:
    • Fun Fact: One of my favorite all-time games is Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Caaaarth!)
    • While I was looking forward to SWtOR initially, my interest died pretty quickly when I found out it was a MMORPG, since I a) have no experience playing with other people, and b) typically play games to get away from other people.
    • But, with the trumpeting of the “return to BioWare storytelling!” I’m willing to give it a shot for the sake of the Fallen Empire storyline.
    • Plus, I’ve been assured (maybe) that you can accomplish the story content solo.
    • While I had a free account, I guess you can’t access the new story expansions unless you’re a subscriber, so I ponied up for the Amazon Starter bundle–$40 for a 90 day subscription.
    • So apparently you can either start from the beginning, or make a level 60 character and go straight into the Fallen Empire expansion. Unfortunately, since I barely know how to walk around, we should probably start at the beginning.
    • Helloo Jedi Consular.
    • Master Yuon Par apparently believes in throwing you in the deep end.
    • How do you even fight?
    • I feel like making your training facility right in the middle of a gang of “Flesh Raiders” is kind of a bad idea.
    • Oh, some passerbys resuscitated me, but I didn’t know how to open the chat window to thank them.
    • THANK YOU, RANDOM RESUSCITATORS! I DON’T KNOW HOW THIS THING WORKS.
    • There seems to be a lot of history that the Jedi didn’t know about, until I showed up.
    • Hey, we got a buddy. He looks a little like a Gorn.
    • I’m not sure why we keep saying this one dude is totally unhinged, when it just sounds like he wants to stop people from killing his village.
    • Oh we’re getting a light saber!
    • Well now, the dude seems a little crazy, but it can’t have helped that the ancient dark Jedi just shoved all the past knowledge of the Jedi into his head.
    • Our lizard friend doesn’t approve of us not killing the dude, but a Jedi has to do what a Jedi has to do.
    • Hm. Master Yuon seems a little peaked.
    • Could somebody come pick Master Yuon up off the floor, please?
    • Ok, off to Coruscant. Bright lights, big city.
    • Oh man, I just got a pet Rancor, and it is the cutest.
    • No one ever needed the Noetikons before?
    • It’s ok, random Noetikon-mule-guy. I can do surgery right here on the floor.
    • Yuon seems a little possessed.
    • Every time they say “justicars,” I start looking around for Samara.
    • BASTILA SHAN
    • I wish you could pause this thing once in awhile.
    • Sure, I’ll give up my strength until I find this one guy in the universe that’s behind the plague. That shouldn’t take more than a couple millennia.
    • I got a ship! Oh, and it totally reminds me of the Ebon Hawk!
    • Oops, forgot to pick advanced specialization. Going with Jedi Shadow, with a major in Balance.