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Rants, ruminations, and rambling remarks from my mad, muddled, meandering mind.

Monday, November 16, 2015

swtor IN SPACE!

Getting pictures of starscapes in Star Wars: The Old Republic involves capturing a lot of rocket engines. But they are worth it for the beauty. Let's start off with a fairly recent pic, Morrenia's Sith Fury, the Tempest, on approach to the Imperial station at Ziost. The pale blue world was beautiful . . . before.
Our second pic is actually part of a pair. Rowanblaze's (yes, I have a character named thus) Defender, Tranquility, getting ready to land on the Smuggler's Moon over Nal Hutta.
We learn a couple things as the Tempest nears the Vertical City. First, that Imps land at a different time of the month than Pubs, but around the same time of day (or night). Second, Nar Shaddaa is not tidal locked the way our own moon is.
Achillea's BT-7 Thunderclap, Havoc's Honor, moves to land on Tatooine, the planet farthest from the bright center of the universe. (And yet, still pretty bright.)
This is one of my favorite SWTOR pics, and the one that graces the desktop of my gaming rig. This time, Silverleaf's D5-Mantis, Wayfarer, departs the Imperial Dreadnought Tyrant, in orbit of Corellia.
The next few pics show the marked increase in detail BioWare devoted to cutscenes in the Rise of the Hutt Cartel and Shadow of Revan expansions. In the first, Wayfarer plies its way through an asteroid field in the Prelude to SoR.
Here, we find Wayfarer on approach to the Pirate Haven, Rishi, with the Rishi Maze spiraling in the background.
Finally, the Tempest peels off, setting course for Ziost after receiving a distress signal from an old friend.
I hope you've enjoyed this ever so brief tour of the Galaxy. We didn't even have to leave the ship.

IntPiPoMo is here! Chestnut has details, but the TL;DR is 50 pics in 30 days. Get to it! And let Chestnut know in the comments on her post.
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