Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Star Wars: A Return To The Old Republic - Day 3

I apologize for the lack of updates on this article. I've been a bit busy lately with a lot of personal IRL stuff. So now I'm going to try and catch up on what has been going on in my return to Star Wars: The Old Republic. At the time of writing this I am currently level 43 and am gradually working my way through the story for my Sith Warrior.

Day 3, Entry 1:

I finally got a chance to check out the group finder tool. I got a group for a flashpoint that appeared to scale with the level of players in the group. Anyone from level 15 to 55 or so appears to be able to sign up and get a daily planetary commendation bonus. The other dungeons that have a level range for normal mode reward more commendations but it seems to be difficult to get a group for those.

My group in that particular flashpoint as we fight the last boss.
My group consisted of three DPS (damage per second) and one healer. The run through that particular flashpoint was more or less flawless. I didn't get any noteworthy loot, but I got a great deal of experience points. Every time I've done a flashpoint with a group, I have managed to level up. The flashpoint experience boost in the legacy system also helps you level faster. This would be a great way to level up and possibly stay ahead of the curve in terms of the level requirement for quests. Of course, my luck with getting groups is inconsistent which is the only flaw in that plan.

I wish there was a way to determine how far away a quest objective is in relation to your current position. I was trying to head to a quest objective, thinking it was going to be in a local bunker like it usually is. Almost fifteen minutes later, I was nearly on the other side of the Belsavis map and still I had no idea where the marker for my next story quest was taking me. At the very least, I managed to find a “Quest Hub” that I could unlock and teleport to with quick travel if needed.

I was browsing the cartel market earlier and found a vehicle that was on sale. It cost me nearly all my cartel coins, but it seems to be worth it. Not only is it a cool looking vehicle, but it also provides more protection from getting knocked off and stunned. I've included a screenshot of this new vehicle below.

Finally got a speeder bike at long last. ^_^
I'll add more entries as I have things worth mentioning. As of right now I have a long way to go before I reach any end game content or expansion stuff. Given the upcoming release of the Master Chief Collection and World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, I doubt I will be able to reach level 55 in time for the upcoming expansion.


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