So it’s been a while… because I’ve been decorating. Previously I focused on fashion for good reason — if I focused on something else as crazily as fashion, there’d be no room for anything else. For the longest time I had one lonely stronghold that I lazily decorated, but
The stronghold bonus is a gateway drug. Just unlock them, they said. You can leave them empty, they said.
So I unlocked them ALL. I learned I definitely cannot just leave an empty stronghold. For the last six months I FUSSED. I started out with crafting and rep decos and then transitioned to buying cartel items from the GTN when I finally had cash. Always Be Upgrading!
This is boring, on to the pictures! The most “done” of my strongholds (that’s a lie, they’re never done) is the Kaas City one. The theme behind this one is a military outpost for imperial intelligence, for briefings, meetings, and whatnot.
Note, I’ve tried to bring decent lighting to my strongholds so none of these images have been retouched.
Just a boring front office, nothing to see, definitely not a secret military installation, carry on.
Yes, I know, I’ve been a posting slacker. No apologies, been playing, not posting about playing. Also been making awesome outfits! Today we are going to talk about my magneto hat. It goes with all things gold and keeps the sun off baldy’s pale, pale scalp.
For some of these I had to individually dye the hat (primary color, no secondary, so black/whatever). Totally worth it. You may now be jelly.
After months away, I come back, and realize that I haven’t finished all my consular companion quests yet. Fortunately, the only one who matters is Qyzen, because you have to schlep somewhere. Everyone else can be talked to on ship. My quest log says Qyzen wants to go to Tatooine (or Taris, somewhere), so I get to the spaceport, summon him and…
What the HELL, dude! Why are you in your panties in the spaceport?
I quickly pulled some gear out of my collections for Qyzen’s dignity and moved on to addressing the rest of my crew on the ship.
What have they been doing while I was gone?
I will leave you now with the fun thought that in my stronghold, almost every day there is a random naked companion bugged out in there.
The impossible has happened. Little Jedi is tanking on her Assassin (she is a big fan of stealth classes). And she likes it!
We all already know she’s good at it. She is my spawn, after all.
She runs in there screaming “Hey I’m Mr. Meeseeks, look at me!”
We can discuss later whether it’s good parenting or awesome parenting to let her watch Rick and Morty.
With LJ’s already considerable tanking skills, my healing skills, and dad’s pewpew, we attempted a veteran flashpoint – you know, the kind where you are supposed to be able to bring in 4 dps and bullshit your way through it.
We got Maelstrom Prison. It was not bullshit. We had a dedicated healer and tank and wiped. We looked up all the mechanics and were doing what we were supposed to be doing. Still wiped. Multiple times.
Dude, fuck that flashpoint right in the ear. If I get it again, I’m quitting and just eating the 20 minute lockout timer. As it is, we’re now afraid to do a flashpoint on the republic side in case we get it again.
Oh come on. You know you watched Hamilton on someone’s Disney+ account. Even my mom did. Get with the program.
Anyway, I teamed up with Hawt Twi’lek and killed all the things. Like this guy.
She won’t respond to my flirts. Rude.
I think I finished the story for now and um, now what? Play through the story pub side next, then who knows? Little Jedi has her own guild and she is doing her own thing. I came back to a guild that basically didn’t exist, no big surprise there. Guild searching sounds like an extreme pain in the ass, considering I have no interest in dealing with millennials. LFG, minimum age 35. I had to check to see that I’m on Star Forge server, post-server-merge #3 (possibly further consolidation while I was gone).
So wait, he’s red. He’s not a zabrak (no horns) but he’s not a sith pureblood (no tentacles). Are we going to find out what his origins are? Is he transitioning to a new species? Inquiring minds want to know.
Little Jedi’s new pc arrived, meaning the old pc is now in my sweaty hands. I admit that it was a JOY to just plug something in and have it work. She was back in SWTOR quickly after reinstalling.
Don’t worry, I still got my “PC building fix” – now with improved swearing. Between my old pc and her old pc, I have combined them into an awesome “super old but functional pc”. It’s definitely snappier than my old pc and has better graphics than her old pc.
Get ready for the further adventures of Little Jedi (and, to a lesser extent, me).