I figured you guys wanted to hear what I’m up to, right? RIGHT? Ahem ok…
(Can we tell I’m out of writing ideas? There are only so many ways I can yabber about Fashion, and it’s not like I know anything about playing my class…)
Synthweaving. I actually finished out my orange recipes and got every last stinkin’ one of them, even all the sithie ones (but not the pvp crap). I guesstimate that’s 140 recipes.
Toward the end, I was missing 2 key recipes and actually ran underworld trading missions in the appropriate level range until I got them. Luck was on my side, and I managed to get each recipe within a day, and that’s not really a day of PLAYING, more a day of logging over every once in a while to send the minions back out. Yes, I am aware that running UT missions for a specific recipe is crazysauce.
Now I’ll cry big salty tears when 1.3 comes out and I have to ferret out any new recipes. Ok, I’ll be happy to have new recipes, but crying due to the difficulty of procurement. You know what I mean.
Armormeching. Remember how I went insane and dropped cybertech for armormech because I had to have all the fashion? Thanks to being maxed in the relevant supporting skills, having some mats already in the bank, and having 5 minions in play, I got to 400 armormech 24 hours after starting. And yes, I also went to work that day (and I don’t have one of those jobs where I can play the game at work).
I have a spreadsheet – when I say “I”, my husband actually made the dorky spreadsheet and I copied it for my armormeching. 3 columns (hat, chest, and legs) by about 30-something rows, let’s just say there are 90 recipes. I’m missing 6. Of those 6, they are sithie gear, hats, or sithie hats. While I want to be completist and get all the recipes, I’m not that worried about sithie gear that we won’t wear or hats that we won’t show.
Legacy stuff has sped up recipe gathering – and what I mean is that I can mail an opposite faction toon goods and money. I now check both auction houses, Rep and Imp, every day for the remaining recipes. For whatever reason, the imp auction scene is pretty good, expensive but good, and I’ve gotten most of my stuff there. I also have been known to buy republic-only recipes on the cheap from the imp auction house and sell them on the rep side (and vice versa). Since my imp is questing out of Nar Shaddaa, I also check that auction house periodically, but it’s not very widely used.
Social 5! Party Time! Excellent!1 I hit Social 5 which comes with the “Party Time” title (perfect for the Pretentious Legacy) and opens up most of the social gear (except for the corsec outfit). I ran around buying up all the social gear, which is incredibly stupid because I don’t have the bank space for it. Fortunately, it’s really cheap so I can just vendor it for the space and then buy it again later if necessary. I was a bit disappointed how some really desirable pieces clipped or colormatched poorly. My dreams, dashed.
A New Self-Indulgent Gaming Mouse. Guys, the naga was redesigned for 2012! Now, my naga works well. I don’t need a new mouse. However, the new version has 2 extra buttons on the top, where I can reach them. 2 extra buttons in a convenient place are SRS BZNS. What can I say? I bought one.2 I justified my purchase by sending my old and perfectly functional naga to a guildie whose naga had broken recently. See, I’m doing a good deed. And getting 2 extra buttons.
The problem was, of course, learning to USE those damn buttons. I ran some dailies to practice, during which I was completely inept at interrupting anything (as I had moved my interrupt key). However, that was resolved by raid time (whew). Muscle memory is hard to overcome.
Guild Stuff. I’m lazy. I already wrote a post on how awesome my guild is. Go read.
If you got this far, it’s amazing, because I confess that when a blog has a wall of text like this, I tend to glaze over and move on…