I’ve really enjoyed SWTOR so far (more about that in a later post) and have fallen totally in love with my Sith Inquisitor, corruption tree. I’d started with Bounty Hunter, and that was a nice class, but then Phil and I started Inquisitors and that was it. This will be the first character I level after launch. All of the characters that I have loved and played for years have kind of clicked as people as soon as I created them. It was the same with Kitsune, my Warcraft hunter – and as I’ve written before, I actually have her name in kanji tattooed on my spine. Now that is love. :)
It’s been great playing with Phil again as well, as we’ve been off playing separate things for a long time. The best thing a gamer can do is fall in love with another gamer. No one else will understand all of the hours spent, the housework which goes undone, and all the good friends that you may never meet in real life. Experiencing things together in game is so much fun, and I can be a total dork without being embarrassed. This has been great. The Inquisitors are pretty effective as well, and the two of us just flew through the Black Talon flashpoint without breaking a sweat. Many of Phil’s friends who were playing said that they really struggled with it.
The main problem are all of the tards and asshats playing. I would turn off general chat, but I think that someone should be there to answer genuine questions in a polite and helpful manner. I am specifically sick of all the idiots who are moaning about having to sit through all of the voice acting, they just want their “kill 10 of X” quests so they can get to end game. This game is fun, but that is in part because all of us are bored with our current MMOs. Why on earth would you want to skip story and power-level to endgame? Do you think instances and raiding will be any different here than they are in Rift or Warcraft? Sorry, bud…this is going to be more of the same, so enjoy the trip. Some of the story lines that I have seen so far have been superb.
You guys just make me tired. And cranky.
There are at least a couple of weeks before headstart -more for me than for Phil, as I ordered so much later- so after this beta I’ll buckle down to my book again and try to work out my horrible problem with my ending. I plan on waiting at least a couple of weeks to try to distance from the project a bit, and then I’ll start work on the second draft before I let anyone see it. Which neatly allows me some Star Wars time. :D