So another update for ya. Monday, I spent my time working through the quests on Belsavis. I really like the planet…it has a nice mix of scenery. Everything from a lush jungle type environment to icy planes to hell’s inferno. I played through all the quests except for the Heroics (will probably do those tonight). Once again, I was quite impressed with the planet’s storyline about the Dread Masters (aka the real badasses of the Sith Empire). I ended up leaving Belsavis and landing on Voss just before going to bed. I spacebarred my way through the initial cinematics as I was in a rush to try to find a cantina to get my rest xp, as the servers were going down in a matter of a couple minutes. Alas, after loading into Voss, I found no cantina immediately nearby, so I logged out near the shuttle.
On Tuesday, I spent some time working on my crew skills. I had already gotten Bioanalysis and Slicing up to 400 (the max) so it was time to level Biochem, which was sitting at about 163. Well between the existing materials I had, and the materials I collected from my questing yesterday, I had enough to get it to 400 and unlock a bunch of schematics. I’m currently running into an issue of supply though. I can get all the Bioanalysis materials I need just fine, it’s the Diplomacy materials I need that I don’t have to make the higher level Biochem items. I thought about dropping Slicing and picking up Diplomacy, but I’d rather stick with my maxed Slicing and good affection level with Mako to use it to get the good Missions and Schematics that Slicing can produce when the companions crit. So to solve that the final two characters I created on the server, Freja, my Marauder, and Idunna, my Sniper, will both be doing Diplomacy. They do not have a specific crafting profession, so I’m spreading them out to help my other characters.
Yes, I did say I quested on Voss. I spent most of Tuesday night questing on Voss. It was mostly uneventful, as I’m not pushing the storyline too hard. I did have one PvP incident that was more just “being in the wrong place at the wrong time”. I just happened to be discovering a speeder pad for a Voss outpost, when I also discovered that the Voss outposts are neutral and accessible to everyone. I discovered that when, just as I closed the window from discovering the speeder pad, two jedi appeared at the nearby bind point. I had a bit of confusion in the “fight or flight” moment as they were jumbled together so I couldn’t immediately tell how many there were. Had it just been one I might have been able to take them, even though they were fresh 50′s (me being 47 and specced for healing). I went down pretty fast…and they bugged out just as fast. It was clear this was just an opportunistic kill on their part. “Wrong place at the wrong time”
I started on Monday just a small chunk of xp until 46 and ended on Tuesday about 1/4 of the way through 48. Making 50 by the weekend is looking increasingly realistic. One last thing that did happen on Tuesday that I forgot to mention above, was I picked up my final companion, Skadge, and have finally left Mako back at the ship. I thought a ranged tank in Blizz would be a good replacement, but it turns out he’s quite squishy even with Heavy Armor. Skadge on the other hand seems to stand up quite well to damage, and although he dies a lot (due to me not healing enough), it’s usually just before the elite dies, and there’s a small enough sliver of health left that I can take care of it with no issue. I found he is a good replacement for Mako, since he takes the agro off of me, and let’s me do my job, healing and dps. Having two healers and only one dps (Mako does damage but that’s not her specialty) was slowing things down a bit. I dispatch most enemies pretty quickly now.
Bunch of screenshots.
- Several from the cinematic after I released the Dread Masters
- My New Ride – The sale of two orange pieces of armor helped me afford the skill and the speeder. (180k worth)
- Crafting Progress
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