For some reason, my guildies usually went with pugs doing the Ilum world bosses, but at the end of last week, we finally went together. For the particular world boss we were going to do, you needed to be Newcomer standing, for which I needed just a few more reputation points.
My guild mates were really nice to have the patience to wait for me while I was rushing through my last dailies, and came helping when there were people in the PvP area just having huge gank fests in the middle for no other reason than to grieve people. (I guess the whole Star Wars community just read my previous post and decided to do something about it!) After a few attempts and a lot of traveling around to other instances with the same problem, they eventually just came all over to guard me. So sweet! I think I like open world PvP more when it actually has a point.
I'm finally entering the Grey Secant, whatever it may be
Eventually, it wasn't too hard to make Xenosomething end up dead (if you agree on droids being 'alive' in the first place). There were some casualties with people not realizing the adds really hit hard, were on them and needed kiting, but the fight overall wasn't that complicated. We made the 16-man Hardmode the second time, with four pug people.
This week we did it again, and I also got to do the other two world bosses, which aren't gated.
And then, most importantly, it was time to party with the jawas and the beatbox droid!
Or well, stand in the middle and stare at them, I guess. Perhaps we were all too tired to press the /dance emote...