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OHHHHHHHMYGOD THAT WAS EPIC.

The Boy was over and playing on and off, and he kept insisting he was fine if I kept going, so I went into the Chapter Two end bit and....what? We're going to the Emperor NOW?! That was supposed to be Act 3! But we went there, and it was Scourge! I didn't know it was Scourge when he showed up on Quesh, so I was very excited. I got destroyed by all the mobs on the way there but fought Scourge alright, until THE BANDAGED HEADED EMPEROR showed up and pwned us all.

And then AHHHH IGNITHAS WAS TAKEN TO THE DARK SIDE. It felt very very much like the bit in Fable 2 where you're in prison, and you may not know this but I LOVED the story to Fable 2, and when you come home from prison and there's your significant other and the baby all grown up and HAMMER.....but I digress. Anyway, I just found that all so fascinating, because Hoth's planet quest seemed to be all about how Republic and Empire maybe aren't so different and gain more by working together than they do apart, and there was that poor ex-Sith on Quesh who broke my heart with his shame about killing the Imperials, and then there's Kira....

...and also my headcanon, about Ignithas not being able to tell ANYONE that his mother is on the Dark Council and he'd rather make peace with the Sith than wipe them out, and he looks more like his captor than anyone else he knows, and Malgus probably knows his mom, and he misses her because they can't talk anymore so they can both keep his defection under wraps. There's also my meta-knowledge that Scourge is in KOTOR, and when he talks about Jedi who beat the Emperor's mind control that's REVAN he means, and it was all very, very, very exciting!!!!!!

As much as I think the Imperial Agent storyline is probably the best-written, I thought it peaked in Chapter Two. The story arc of Ch2 was phenomenal; I felt a little let-down in Chapter Three. The Inquisitor storyline kept me pretty equally hooked in 2 and 3, and for the Jedi, starting Chapter Three was a definite Shit Just Got Real moment. I LOVE IT.





tersa suggested I try healer queuing, and this appealed to my sense of being useful to the world at large, so I was all for re-speccing (not that I know what to do with the rotation on the paper in front of me) but I was concerned about gear. At first I was just sticking my tongue out, going "CAN'T MAKE ME" but....

...then I woke up, thought "I should really figure out if I have the right mods," and decided that the best way to do it is to see what mods/enhancements/etc. come on the Elite gear, which is one level above where I can reasonably gear to at this point. I learned that my armor is right, my mods are right, but I have a wrong purple enhancement, dammit. While doing that, I realized that there are not that many differences between the Force Master (DPS) and Force Mystic (Heal) gears other than their set bonuses. This got me breaking out the excel files and reading thousands of lists until hours later I came up with this.

Oh hey, Tableizer, thanks!


EndurWillCritPowerAlacSurgeAccuracy
DPS53444129730272144144
Healer5344413022972161440
My Combo53444130229714414472


I...think that might work? It's not as accurate as DPS or as fast as a healer, but it's pretty close! I bet I could look into augments to narrow a bit of that distance. Or....augment kits could be ridiculously expensive. Whatever. I bought Field Respec, so being able to do both roles with one set of gear makes me a much more immediately versatile player.
ORRRRR LJ could just not send me comments and none of that will work at all.


I healed the Black Hole Heroic today. Someone said I "did okay" and no one got anywhere CLOSE to dying, but that could be because it's a cakewalk for a party averaging level 53. Still, progress! and I suspect I'll be able to learn more about how to use the various heals when I start doing slightly higher level stuff, like Flashpoints I'm overleveled for or maybe the scary scary Section X ;)



A large storm claims to be brewing. I hear it, but the sky is blue and radar (the meterological tool, not my dog) says to expect the storm at midnight. Hmm. Better TOR while the TORing is good :)

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tersa
Jul. 22nd, 2013 05:29 pm (UTC)
[Jedi Knight spoilers]AHHHHHHHHHHH! You don't know how happy you made me writing all that!

For all the problems the Jedi Knight story has (the chapter of infinite weapons of mass destruction), it's still my favorite, for the end of Chapter 2/beginning of Chapter 3 stuff and then Chapter 3 and the feeling of go-go-go the doom is approaching.

I won't say more than that, because any more would be indirect spoilers. :) I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO FINISH.

Make sure you give Scourge billions of gifts, because if you liked those bits referencing back to KOTOR, you'll enjoy his conversation arc. :)

AND THAT IS SO COOL ABOUT YOUR HEADCANON, AHHHHH.


[Imperial Agent spoilers]As much as I think the Imperial Agent storyline is probably the best-written, I thought it peaked in Chapter Two. The story arc of Ch2 was phenomenal; I felt a little let-down in Chapter Three.

Also, this made me insanely happy because, YES. I felt the same way. I really liked Chapter 1 and being all undercover and loved Chapter 2 and all the mind-control fuckery and Watcher X (Watcher X, *SWOON*), but felt like Chapter 3 was a letdown. And everyone else loves the IA story to death and seems to refuse to acknowledge it was uneven, too, so, ahhhhhh, thank you. <3


I suspect I'll be able to learn more about how to use the various heals when I start doing slightly higher level stuff, like Flashpoints I'm overleveled for or maybe the scary scary Section X ;)

Obviously we have something to play around with Friday night. :) I think if we queue as a tank/healer, we should be able to knock off at least a couple Level 50 HM FPs if we play. And I can try to snag some other members of Dogs to DPS for us so we can random into them (more comms). I'm still not familiar enough with either Kaon under Siege or Lost Island to feel comfortable tank PUG'ing those. :/

almightychrissy
Jul. 22nd, 2013 08:01 pm (UTC)
AHHHHHHHHHHH! You don't know how happy you made me writing all that!

Yay! I was very happy while playing it!


I won't say more than that, because any more would be indirect spoilers. :) I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO FINISH.

It definitely makes me more motivated to play it, except that I am not sure I am ready to do the three end planets so soon after the last time BUT I WILL PERSEVERE.


AND THAT IS SO COOL ABOUT YOUR HEADCANON, AHHHHH.

It made the game a million times more fun (although apparently I got carried away and said "Malgus probably knows his mom" rather than "Scourge")


Also, this made me insanely happy because, YES. I felt the same way.

I'm so glad it's not just me (also omg yes Watcher X I was trying so hard to figure out what mysterious figure you talked about in your Agent recaps and NOW I KNOW)


felt like Chapter 3 was a letdown.

It would have been a great Chapter 1-- go out and smite the cocky bastard! Once you've had mind control, though, nothing else can be as awesome.


I think if we queue as a tank/healer, we should be able to knock off at least a couple Level 50 HM FPs if we play.

Fabulous! I'm excited to give that a try.
tersa
Jul. 22nd, 2013 10:42 pm (UTC)
It definitely makes me more motivated to play it, except that I am not sure I am ready to do the three end planets so soon after the last time BUT I WILL PERSEVERE.

I KNOW. CHAPTER 3 IS THE WORST. I just finished it (again) with Dynui a couple weeks ago and Jynn has been in it for the last 2-3 weeks and now Serateh is there Imperial side.

I don't know if you can get away with it, but I'm keeping myself sane by make sure I have an XP boost active and doing:

- Belsavis: Skip everything but the class quest and the one quest in Zone #3 from the female scientist who wants you to unlock/find the Rakata transport nodes both outside the base and in the next area, because it is stupid easy.

- Voss: Do the class quest and the first two zones of the planet chain so you can get the Shrine of Healing quest, because it is worth it for the teaser vision you get at the end and because it allows you to acquire the Endurance +4 datacron there. Then skip everything else.

- Corellia: You'll probably be underleveled a bit (maybe level 45-46) when you reach this. Do everything.

(although apparently I got carried away and said "Malgus probably knows his mom" rather than "Scourge")

Malgus probably knows mom, too, so I didn't even notice the slip. XD

[Agent + Ch 1 Jedi Knight spoilers]I'm so glad it's not just me (also omg yes Watcher X I was trying so hard to figure out what mysterious figure you talked about in your Agent recaps and NOW I KNOW)

YES. YES. YES. YES.

And if I didn't mention it in the recaps or two you--uuuuuugh, I am a terrible person, and I want to read well-written f!Agent/Watcher X fic, both because I loved loved loved their relationship and because it is f!Hawke and m!Hawke. >.>

And my god, did my love of Nicholas Boulton's voice go to the next level with his Watcher X performance.

(Speaking of which: did you recognize him as Kira's blonde 'brother' back during the Nar Shadaa-Tatooine interstitial and the reveal that she was a Child of the Emperor? :)

Once you've had mind control, though, nothing else can be as awesome.

Mind control and Watcher X's mind games. G-D, I loved that part.


Fabulous! I'm excited to give that a try.

As am I. :)

Edited at 2013-07-22 10:42 pm (UTC)
almightychrissy
Jul. 22nd, 2013 11:45 pm (UTC)
I KNOW. CHAPTER 3 IS THE WORST.

I had a tough, tough time with Chapter 2, because Hoth felt interminable and Balmorra Repside is AWFUL, but I don't want to go baaaack therrre.



Voss: Do the class quest and the first two zones of the planet chain so you can get the Shrine of Healing quest, because it is worth it for the teaser vision you get at the end and because it allows you to acquire the Endurance +4 datacron there. Then skip everything else.

This I might consider, because Voss kicks my ASS. I usually like being over-leveled, so I'll probably do all of Belsavis, but I reall Leaving this how it was because I typed ALL THAT before remembering that I'M ON REP SIDE NOW and get to do a different planet quest.

I want to read well-written f!Agent/Watcher X fic, both because I loved loved loved their relationship and because it is f!Hawke and m!Hawke. >.>

Yeeeees. I would love this too, because it would be fascinating. The whole Watcher culture with the genetic mods is fascinating.

(Speaking of which: did you recognize him as Kira's blonde 'brother'

I DID NOT but in my defense I never did much with an m!Hawke.
tersa
Jul. 23rd, 2013 06:46 pm (UTC)
I had a tough, tough time with Chapter 2, because Hoth felt interminable and Balmorra Repside is AWFUL, but I don't want to go baaaack therrre.

I find Balmorra Impside to be more awful than Repside. :| Especially with that extra area in the Balmorran Arms Factory.

Hoth is just interminable no matter what side you're on.

Leaving this how it was because I typed ALL THAT before remembering that I'M ON REP SIDE NOW and get to do a different planet quest.

Haha. Yeah, Impside Voss planet quest in the first area is THE WORST. It's a little better Pubside because Stage #2 sends you to where your class quest is (for the most part--unless you're a Smuggler, then it's just a PITA) and Stage #3 isn't as difficult to get to.

I DID NOT but in my defense I never did much with an m!Hawke.

Ahhhh. Well, it is. And I whined a lot when I got to that part because I didn't want to kill him because NICHOLAS BOULTON. D:
almightychrissy
Jul. 23rd, 2013 07:44 pm (UTC)
It might just be that Balmorra Imp-side is before I get fed-up and jaded ;)

My problem with Voss is partially that I hate the first area and its mountain and partially that the planet boss kicks my ass every time.
tersa
Jul. 23rd, 2013 08:22 pm (UTC)
reluctantgenius has mentioned the final boss in the planet chain on Voss was the one thing he couldn't solo. :/ So, don't feel so bad about it.

The beauty of my suggestion is, though, you can skip it. :)
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