I didn't leave SWTOR in August of 2012 with the best of feelings about the game, and more specifically about the community management. The one class story that I finished (Imperial Agent) was less than satisfying, and BioWare had made several missteps regarding "most valuable players," server mergers that were called anything but that, and (initially) unexplained player bans. But I was careful not to say I'd never be back. Since 2015 seems to have turned out be my retro gaming year, and Scooter has caught the bug again, here I am.
SWTOR bundle—still a value at $39.99, but 25% off on Star Wars Day. We picked that up, too, and got an additional 60 days, so we're both paid up well into August. But now it's recurring, so I'll have to opt out if I'm tired of it by then.
My Holosuite friend Galactrix is over on Begeren Colony, so I decided to reroll my Sith Warrior there. He'd just started a new Inquisitor, so we were able to play through the first planet together on Sunday. I doubt he's waiting on me—at least, I hope not—so he may far ahead by now, but it was a fun few hours. Unfortunately, Banyan was unavailable, so I'll have to be Darth Buloke.
I guess there's a 12x-XP thing going on, enabling folks to level from planet to planet only doing Story Quests, and skipping the planet quests. I don't know much about it; we're coming off Ord Mantell at about level 13 or 14, instead of barely hitting 10, so I guess it's working. On the other hand, we did all the planet quests, partly because it's been so long, and we ran mostly Imperial anyway. If we had only done the Story, we'd probably be lower, but still ready for Coruscant.
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