Sunday, February 24, 2013

SWTOR: Ilum world boss time


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...

8 comments:

  1. Going into open world pvp (it sounds like this is what it is?) alone.. you're braver than I. :P

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    1. Brave... or desperate? :P

      But you're right, it's a open world PvP area with daily quests for an event. There are also a lot non-PvP'ers there, so sometimes people are being nice to each other and lining up for completing the quest objectives.

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  2. On the topic of droids being alive... Did you ever do the Nar Shadaa bonus series? Eerie crossover with Mass Effect themes!

    But aww for being guarded by team-mates and congrats on more raid awesomeness. :)

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    1. You would like the Directive 7 flashpoint, it's about the same debate. It's reflected in a lot of scifi series, for instance Star Trek with the borg. I'm sure we'll give that flashpoint a try together when you're level 50. :)

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    2. Big necro! A friend shared an article today that reminded me of this post: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/04/neuroscience-explores-why-humans-feel-empathy-for-robots

      It seems that science suggests people really do see robots/droids as "sort of" alive, at least.

      (And sorry we never did Directive 7. ::sniff sniff:: )

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    3. Wall-E... Awww, yeah I thought those robots were a bit cute as well.

      Xenosomething didn't have a cute factor, though. So is it still 'alive' to us then?

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  3. Ravanel, what time did you post this, and in what time zone? I'm investigating the delay in Blogger's email notification system.

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    1. Sorry Rowan, I somehow totally missed your comment - and that while I usually try to answer them all. I can't remember for this post, but are you still investigating? I'll pop you a comment on your blog.

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