New years call for new blog layouts, yes? I like this one but unfortunately it has this terrible propensity for further cropping the images I already cropped to serve as headers. So if you are currently looking at only half a plane, or my Sith from the nose down, my apologies.
Speaking of which, Lord Valgaut is my new main in SWTOR, and I just finished a run through this post’s titular planet last night. Having finished up my Agent last year during all the 12x fun, I decided to put away my multitude of alts to finish him up. I may regret the decision, as I still have only seen half of what SWTOR has to offer, not having a Republic toon above level 15 or so. As a new subscriber (again) I did get a free Level 60 Token, but I’m not sure quite what to use it on yet. Maybe a Sith Juggernaut, as that’s the one storyline I already know (from running the game with my brother) and am not really interested in repeating. Does anyone know if using a Level 60 Token unlocks a class towards the Legendary achievement? And do you still get to go through all your companion stories if you make a character with that? Hate to miss out on those…
Anyway, its taken me two days to acclimate to all the new systems – mods at even levels, the reformatting of Heroic missions, the Influence system with companions. I have to say, I like them all so far. There is only one thing I had always hoped they would upgrade or introduce that is not yet in the game – the ability to switch sub-classes. Of course, if everything is intact except the main class story (see my questions above) then I guess I could just use the token or pay the money to “remake” my Agent class into the Sniper I always wanted but couldn’t have because we needed a healer long before the appropriate companion class came along.
Anyway, just wanted to pass a thanks along to Rowan at I Have Touched The Sky, for helping to rekindle my desire to explore The Old Republic with his recent posts, and answering some questions for me.
The other touchstone was The Force Awakens of course, thought not in the way I thought. As we finally get to see the main story of the franchise being written and full of a new and different set of possibilities, it made me come to appreciate The Old Republic time period once again. Han, Luke, Leia, and the rest are so larger than life that its hard to imagine space in their galaxy for my own imaginative stirrings – but TOR? Well, TOR seems big enough for everyone. And right now that suits me just fine.