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Outside My Comfort Zone — 9 Comments

  1. My trooper is Commando spec and I’ve kept her as full on DPS and running around with Aric. I’ve pulled Elara out a couple of times when needed to keep me alive. Even with Elites it can go either way sometimes. I honestly think the first time I’ve regularly died taking on those gold stars is on Balmorra. Before, I was more than capable of burning them down like crazy with Aric as the two headed DPS monster.

    Given that my relationship with Aric is almost at max I’m considering pulling Elara out to adventure with me a bit more often. Especially since, again, Balmorra really kicks my ass if I let my mind wander even a scosh. But I love hearing Aric say his ‘You’re going down!’ ‘Firing!’ battle commentary as opposed to Elara’s ‘Let me help you!’

    I’m torn between two worlds.

    My Jedi Knight… I really need to respec her to be the tank side of guardian. It helps to know how to do that, I think.

    And your Jedi’s just a sweet little waif girl, isn’t she? (The horn jewelry is particularly nice.)

    • Yeah. Waify. In general I think that body type 1 makes them look… pinched? But I found a look I liked for just this one character and I love the idea of tiny little girl whupping ass with 2 giant sabers. The rest of my toons are types 4 and 2 with a preference for 4. Who knew that this one would end up being a main?

      Also with a commando, you CAN toss an emergency heal on your pet if you need to. With a sentinel, oh geez, nothin. I have a medpack…

      It’s true that the characters’ “combat sayings” can make or break your tolerance for leveling with them. Risha was as annoying in combat sayings as she was in EVERY OTHER ASPECT and I just couldn’t deal with it. Rusk occasionally says something like “Suicide mission a success!” which makes me scratch my head because, dude, we’re alive…

      • Bwah! “Suicide mission a success.” I don’t think that word means what he thinks it means.

        I went with body type 1 for my Twi’lek smuggler because I thought it would suit her to be wiry. My Jedi Knight and Trooper are both type 2. So is my newly made Bounty Hunter. My Imperial Agent is the Amazonian 3 and my Inquisitor is 4.

        I must say that the Jedi robes on my Knight really… accentuate the booty.

        As far as heals go, you’re right. As a trooper, I do have two heals that I can throw on myself or my companion (as well as a medpack) but the Jedi Knight does not have that. It’s only by the power of our Jedi-ness that we survive. I think once I get my trooper to Tanno Vik (at last, that little douche nozzle has given me a planet wide runaround! At least I liberated a city while doing so. ‘Yeah, I’m looking for this demolitions guy… yeah, I guess I can liberate that city while I look for him. It’s on the way…’) I’m going to focus on my Knight some more.

        Or maybe I’ll be so excited to get off Balmorra I’ll continue with her. Choices, choices…

  2. Glad to hear that dps in this game can be fun too! I’m curious though, that decision to change your main seems to have come awfully quickly. Wasn’t your smuggler already further along? Is it just that you like dps more or was there something else about the smuggler that was putting you off?

    • Nah, I do like the smuggler… but you know you want to change focus when you’re like DROOLING to play your alt. I’m actually leveling the smuggler solo now (husband and I are in lock step on our mains) and I respecced to a more DPS build to make it easier. I’m doing a gear audit on Corso tonight because I had been using a DPS pet and Corso has fallen behind.

  3. Wow your sentinel does look quite young! Was amused by the Doogie comment. Quite appropriate XDD

    I know how you feel though with the lack of appropriate customizations. I’ve had to stick companions in the hat of shame before too. (Luckily, empire side if I just don’t like half their face it’s easy to get one of those Darth Malgus style masks and cover the lower half)

    • Well this is a bit of a zabrak problem (the young looking) because Zabraks don’t have makeup options. They have certain complexion options that might sort of be lipstick… but none that I really liked.

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