I won’t be seeing The Force Awakens anywhere near opening day. It’s one thing for me to stand in line and squish into a theater full of yelling loonies at all hours of the night. It’s quite another to take Little Jedi into that chaos. So it will be a good week later.
I’m fine with waiting, because I’m patient like that, but I do not want to have some asshat spoil it for me. I’ve been avoiding all the teasers and stuff that have come out lately because… dudes, you don’t need to convince me to see the movie. I’m totally seeing it. Period.
No twitter, no reading my feed reader. I would say no facebook, but I ignore facebook always. So help me, I will turn off guild chat and log out of teamspeak if necessary.
Have you noticed that you can’t dress up Lana? Yeah, that’s probably because Bioware has seen how there are multiple Kiras/Rishas/Makos on the fleet in bikinis and Lana in a bikini is undignified. Or Senya. I mean seriously.
We have lost the right to dress up many of our new companions, and it’s likely because some people abused that right with the old companions. This is why we can’t have nice things.
To be fair, I’m likely to blame as much as anyone else for this change. After all, I did outfit Skadge and Quinn in a similarly undignified manner.
That is what they get for being such unrepentant assholes.
If you haven’t played through Chapter 1 AND you didn’t watch the livestream AND you haven’t heard anything about Zakuul other than it starts with a “Z”, then you want to skip this spoiler. Otherwise, it’s nothing you don’t know.
Last night, I continued my trek in Inventory Management of the Old Republic. Yeah, no stories yet, still getting my shit in order.
Ship droid is still AWOL.
Andronikos refuses to dual wield, even in DPS spec. Boooo.
Idiots are coming back faster from crew skill missions. So that’s good.
Level 6 crew skill missions still blow. Even with the full list of them, there are maybe 6, and none with bountiful or rich rewards. Why do I care about level 6? Crafted DYES. Duh. And there is only ONE level 6 mission for color crystals. Ever.
I can’t figure out the best way to humiliate Quinn and Skadge with bad fashion.
I should probably get down to brass tacks and just level but my biggest dilemma, aside from companion garb, is which toon to level first as my raiding toon. Now that they’ve nerfed sorc, I’m not sure how it will shake out and whether I should just swap over to merc healing (my co-healer is an op, and an op/op team would be dumb). I’m hoping that someone will do some hard numbers and give me some useful information – lest I have to level both and then test-drive them both in raids.
I had maybe 40 minutes of play time after all the patching was done. Didn’t even get into story. But here’s what I noticed:
“B” is no longer your inventory. It’s your companion crafting interface. Not to be confused with your companion summoning interface, still “N”.
Where the fuck is my ship droid? Seriously. I sent out my idiots crafting and he wasn’t one of them. I can’t find him, I can’t summon him.
Stealth nerfs to healing sorcs. Undocumented changes make me a little stabby. From my brief inspection of my skills, it appears that:
Force speed CD increased from 20 to 30. Hey, the mercs also got their hydraulic overrides increased from 30 to 45, but that was in the notes. I’m not sure if that teleport doodad that is now baseline will be a decent substitute for force speed. This will likely vary fight to fight.
More insidiously, it appears that the cost of heals is decreased (yes!) but the amount of healing is also decreased (boo). Also the amount of force regained from force tapping is lower. On a macro level, presuming that the reduction of healing is proportional to the reduction in cost, this would mean that the heals-per-force ratio may remain constant but the potential heals-per-time would decrease.
I am going to have to investigate whether this matters in the “real world” of actually healing an encounter. And by that I mean wait until someone else tests it out and gives a reliable report of it because, seriously. Lazy.
Wow, that’s depressing. The rest of the expansion looks kinda awesome and I can’t wait to try it. To cheer you up, here’s a picture of Quinn being humiliated by bad fashion while Njessie goes about her business. Because mocking Quinn never gets old.
I am SO going to kill him if given the slightest chance.