Yes, I know I haven’t dealt with Chapter 10 yet, and I don’t feel like it.  Maybe later. On to Chapter 11!

**SPOILERS BELOW**

Anyhoo, my goody-two shoes bounty hunter went searching for Major Hairball and found him in my favorite place: the swamp.  I probably didn’t mention this before, but I hate the fucking swamp.  Worst part of KOTFE.1

Sir Fluffykins was his typical moralizing hardass self.  It doesn’t create goodwill with your alliance when you start off threatening to shoot em.  The alliance was doing just fine without His Grand Furriness and his pack of Havoc Squad B-Team kthx, so don’t think you’re doing us a favor.

swampscope

I could totally shoot you with my Friskies cannon.

At least by the time I got around to doing this chapter, Chairman Meow was clothed.2  He mentioned Saresh pulling the puppet strings on the chancellor.  Wait, Saresh is the chancellor!  What the fuck happened?  Maybe this makes sense from the pub side, but as an Imp whose chapter 50 story involved the chancellor before Saresh, this makes me feel way behind the times.3  Of course, it might have been something that I failed to pay attention to.  Sometimes I zone out during boring exposition.

When we were doing… whatever the fuck Winston Furchill wanted to do.  Oh right, save civilians.  We were saving civilians when who should show up but skytroopers.4  So. Surprising.  I’m very tired of skytroopers.  Please, please create something new like radioactive giant killer kangaroos.  Carrying grenades in their pouches.  It totally works.  But no, instead of deadly marsupials we’re stuck with skytroopers that repopulate like space bunnies.

Where does seasickness come in, you ask?  Well, I’m an idiot, first off.  Instead of using a guide to find the clicky panels in the final battle, I searched for them the old-fashioned non-cheater way… and ran around… and swiveled the camera back and forth and up and down.  I made myself motion sick.  Why do I even play video games at all?

After I decided I wasn’t going to yak, I finished off the chapter.  I yabbered with the idiots in the base, and then was told to relax in the cantina.  I hauled ass to the cantina and sat down and right then one of my morons calls me back to base.  I was just there.  Fine!

Don't get too comfortable.

Don’t get too comfortable.

I stomped back to base in a foul mood, only to find my idiots bickering with each other.  Lana was about to murder them and I agreed.  There was unfortunately no murder annoying alliance members dialogue choice. I would have taken the dark side hit for a little peace and quiet.

As a final note, my so-called romance with Koth is not even a thing.  For the last 2 chapters, he hasn’t made a peep.  Maybe there’s a makeout session in Chapter 12.

  1. Unless Skadge returns, in which case he will be the worst part of everything.
  2. I have two cats at home and they are unabashed nudists. I am not interested in further feline nakedness.
  3. Incidentally, going through the Taris pub side after “streamlined leveling” was implemented, I was shocked that I didn’t come across Saresh at ALL in the main planetary story arc.  She’s kind of a big deal.
  4.  You’d think that we had exterminated every one of those little fuckers in Chapter 10 because, good lord, that was like… set a bomb, kill 10 skytroopers, repeat x6.

Comments

Chapter 11: Skytroopers, Swamp, And Seasickness — 3 Comments

  1. I’m highly impressed by the amount of cat puns you managed to fit into this post. I mean, Winston Furchill? Wow.

    How can you not like the swamp? It’s pretty, there are lots of flowers to pick, and at least it gives you a little bit of freedom of movement as opposed to the narrow walkways of Zakuul City.

    Saresh’s term ended and someone new got elected (because of the Republic being a democracy and all) but she’s still pulling the strings from the background, making the whole thing kind of moot. And I, too, was surprised that the missions about meeting her on Taris have been downgraded to side quest status! They’ve made some odd choices in terms of what counts as the main storyline on a few lowbie planets: it’s the same on Coruscant, where the “main storyline” is now the one about the Gree droids. I really like that one, but I would have thought that the stuff about the senators and the gangs in the various parts of town would have been more relevant to know.

    I don’t know anyone who isn’t tired of skytroopers. Though in this chapter, they gave some of them little lamps on their helmets that they didn’t have before! Variety!

    And I’m sorry to hear that you managed to make yourself seasick.

    • I suppose glowing skytroopers are a slight improvement… Lamps, huh? I agree about the coruscant missions too. I expected the senate/gang plotline to be the main one. As it was, the gree plotline being front-and-center was actually a bit annoying because the gree are all the way in the back of the senate building and may be missed if you’re not roaming around.

  2. So… after Za BEEG UPDATE, if you want to get Saresh mission, etc, you have to open your map and click on the upper right hand corner where it says “Enable Exploration Missions” or something to that effect. Those missions are now hidden unless you make with the clickee.