Sunday, 6 May 2012

SWTOR: Kneeling, exploration and more tauntauns

A mystery solved

Have you ever had your character kneeling when logging in and did you wonder why? It is almost as if my smuggler Yu'no is proposing to her baby tauntaun, or is she trying to pet it? Whatever it is, the mystery has been solved: this harmless bug is caused by logging in while still having your pet summoned from your last session. With thanks to a clever poster commenting on Xhii's blog Roll one hundred.

Turning Nar Shaddaa upside down

I've told you before that I don't like spoilers. If I'm playing a game for the first time, I don't want to look locations and guides up on the internet. Small downside: I do like finding holocrons. As I've been told that every planet contains at least one holocron, I was determined to find the one on Nar Shaddaa on my jedi knight Haradwen while she was leveling there. If I would explore each obnoxious corner I could see, I should at least be able to find one, right?

I can be so naive at times. 

I'm now level 25. I have not find a single holocron on Nar Shaddaa. What I did learn, though:
  • There is no holocron situated around, op top or even in the golden Hutt statue on Nar Shaddaa. Yes, I'm 100% certain. 
  • There are very, very many shafts on Nar Shaddaa. None of them contains a hidden lift.
  • There are also a lot of crates on Nar Shaddaa. Climbing from crate to crate also does not result in finding a holocron.
Now I heard from someone that there are actually five holocrons hidden on Nar Shaddaa. Not one, but five! How did I miss all of them? Today I learned... that I am not very talented in finding holocrons.

Athiss on alts

To cheer myself a bit up, I took Haradwen to Athiss with a friend and my boyfriend + his tanking droid. I remember that it was pretty tough on level when we did this for the first time on our mains. Me and my boyfriend were a couple of levels too high, so that's probably why it went so smooth this time. It was still much fun, though. I like how crew skills can be used to skip parts or get small group buffs. It's a original mechanic, have never seen anything like it in an MMO before. I also had to giggle at my friend's appearance: I think she is the only one around who still suffers from the Rakghoul disease. It looks so funny! Also check out our baby tauntauns. Don't they look adorable? They can't seem to take their eyes of us. I do think it's a bit creepy how they keep staring at me, though. Perhaps I should keep an eye on them, as well.


  1. Great little info bit on the login kneeling, my bride and I were curious about it.

    A little NBI advice, you might want to consider dropping the captcha requirement for commenters.

    Cheers :) and good luck on your holocron hunts.

    1. All credit goes to Njessi on Xhii's blog, as she found it out - I just had to post it here as I had been wondering about it for ages myself!

      Thanks for the advice - I get a bit annoyed by the captcha myself (especially since they're so damn hard to read now and then), but was afraid of spam. I removed the captcha for now and we'll see how it goes. I did enter moderation (something that I myself find even more annoying than captcha) for articles older than 14 days. Hope that helps!

  2. I'd been noticing the kneeling thing, too. That makes sense!

    I helped my husband get two of the holocrons on Nar Shadaa, and if we hadn't had the guide, there's no way in a million years we would have found them. Even knowing where to go, we had some trial and error. I'm pretty sure they're there to make us crazy.

    1. That's not really... reassuring. xD

      I really thought I would be able to find one if I'd just keep looking carefully... guess I was wrong. Feel free to give me a small hint as to where to start (*mutters to self*: being told is not looking something up on the internet). ^^


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