Sunday, December 31, 2017

Day 44: Elemental Overflow

Scrubbed the Slice Hound, and started a Kliknik for Hoggle's order: got a boom on stage one. Gotta see if it gives me an Acklay on second or third session. man, now I really want an Acklay!

Fuddled around a bit more: went and spent a couple hundred K on unprocessed Cs, to try and burn through some of our element overflow. We are very gradually getting the processing and storage spaces set up. Dropped a vendor in the Hospital to help with inventory and lower grade enzyme management.

Slept most of the day and was kinda down on myself for missing so much play time, but the server was having issues most of the day, so I don't feel so bad now.

I have to make a habit of logging into Discord and checking DMs and BM chat regularly, if I am to be a good Senator, eventually.

Heading to bed: still not 100% from the headache.

Day 43: Consultation is a Thing!

 I was away for most of the day, so only logged in once I got home, at about 10:15. Switched on Vent , I mean Discord, (one day I might even remember that!) and chatted with the guys, who were running Heroics: was immediately ragged about not having my precursors done. So that's kinda important, I need to get on that forthwith.

The Dalyrake had made it to level 59 in the day's grind yesterday, so I will grind more tonight and maybe run those pre-quests on Sunday or Monday.

Hoggle hadn't switched any of the processors in the lab so it was pretty much as I'd left it on Friday. I flipped everything over, started 4 hydros through final stage, and threw the switch on another 13 through initial stage. Next session I'll have to go get that bag from the storage house so I can finish out the process on that one big hunt Hoggle did at the beginning of the month.

Finished Osho's CuPa and Lifa's Blurrg and the Gurreck for Exit, started a Squill on Osho, a Mawgax on Lifa and a Slice Hound on Aerys. I really want another boom!

Ran Aerys home, then back out to the pet grind group. Server is counting down to reset, but the Dalyrake is already level 72! Gotta love double xp weekends!

Have been having convos with the various folks on the dev team, about frequency of drops for various DNAs, and lowering the resource requirements  for crafting the BM consumables. I recall how that was definitely one of the top 5 we had on live. Kinda cool to be in the loop on these sorts of addditions, changes and fixes! Very much looking forward to the update, which should be within the week!                                

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Day 42: Lots of Lists

Flipped incus and processors (usual morning routines), but hydros duped, but couldn't duplicate the duping process. I guess it's a memory bug, and maybe is tied to the memory leak issue?

No booms on any of the sessions, /pout. I am an addict.

Have to get Aerys and Soulei through the Heroic prequest. Seriously questioning my sanity on levelling Soulei through legacy. I never ran all of it before, and I kinda want the experience of it, but good lord it's a pain in the ass.

Also need to get Aerys' 35s made up, which will require a respec to a Munitions trader. Soulei is going to need a set of 35s as well: so maybe grab a bunch of REables and do that on Osho, when I have a hermit day.

And then there's Tamer's Necklaces and deco and and and! I want it all! Love this game.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Day 41: Seats in the Senate

Flipped incus and processors, 2 and a half hours to go on two incus. Started a Blurrg with Aerys, got a boom on first stage.

Vended a not-quite-capped Rockmite, and then switched to Secret Crafter to make some clothes for the event. Made like 60 items of pretty bikinis and summer wear for the beachwear competition, thinking I'd be able to set up a vendor near it and sell bikinis and mounts. But no, the Reb porton was on Endor, instead of somewhere players could drop a merch tent, like Corellia. /cry.

I spent quite a bit of the evening chatting with guildies in game. Hoggle was excited, as he's just been accepted to a staff position, so he will be stepping out of the Senatorial position, and he's nominated me to step in.  I'd like to do it, but I'd also be okay with just playing and enjoying the game again. We'll have to see.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Day 40: Crafting and Kashyyyk

Flipped processors and Incus first, then got on Osho and assembled his resources to craft some of the Architect Schema he's been hanging onto. Couches and Radar Screens and Tanned Hides, oh my! Not sure how much of a market there is for purely deco stuff, but I like doing it.

Then switched to Aerys and got her daily Love Fest stuff done, then took her to Kashyyyk to get some leathery hide for the backpack schematic the Domestics crafter has learned. Oh god there's a whole story thing to do here, and if I want that Webweaver rug Ima have to do it! Picked up a few started quests, but the server is shutting down and I have a long list of RL stuff to do today, so I called it at that point. Got the leathery, but it took more than it should have to do so: only the jyykle vultures have leathery hide on Kash.

No booms means starting fresh tonight and tomorrow: I need to throw that Flit in for my middle kiddle, and maybe put a couple pegs into some other capped crafts for the vendor. Sand Panther sold yesterday, so Osho has cash again. Priority 1 is getting Aerys' her gloves and necklace.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Day 39: No Booms and Necklaces

Flipped incus and processors, then ran osho around to find a better spawn of Copper for his crafting. Slowly building up the supplies I need to be a capable deco crafter, at least. Did a lil market research too: not a lot of eggs on the bazaar, and ffffff, some things are so expensive! I want rugs!

No boom on his CuPa this morning: one more session to try for CoHenpa. 6 more hours for the Secret Crafter's incubator, same for Aerys. Left her in the cave, restarted the grind a lil further over: Piggie is almost 89! So close! With luck, I'll get him there today! And then I have to run Aerys up to Kashyyyk to kill things for the hide I need for those loot schem backpacks with all the stats. Should also get moving on the Kash quests: I do want a Webweaver rug (or four) for the lab. Plus more Rebel Rugs. RUGS!

Late night login before bed: still no booms, but five more 20s finished.catching up n the unprocessed elements, as I was unable to get more hydros in before server reset.

Did get a squinch of grinding done: ULF is level 89 and half way to 90, which is awesome. I still don't have any of his Rank 5 specials: need the Master Tamer's Necklace, and Minder Gloves to make that easier.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Day 38: Hoggle's Hatching

Flipped incus and processors, but not much play time today. Did get last stage boom on the Mamein that had visually bugged yesterday. Wish Atlen had been on hand for that, as he was about a few minutes later to watch Hoggle hatch the Jundak.

Started a  Rockmite, in hopes of a Kubazza Beetle for Hoggle, but no boom on first session. Ran around the city lots, and made Hoggle a red Light Gem, as he is decoing the back room of the Hospital for his incubation sessions. I need to get the walls built so I can hang the kit bags in the front room. Whee. More sorting and deco. Will have to wait till I have some dedicated play time.

Parked Aerys in the Janta cave with Hoggle to help him level the Jundak. Still need 4 levels on ULF, and then have to grind up the Dalyrake. I need to name him, too.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Day 37: Queries about Quirks

My incubator bugged up on me this morning. It took the session, used my enzymes, triggered the timer but showed stage 1. I will try again tonight and see if I get a second stage or if it reverts back again. will screenie it, just in case it bugs, as I get nothing back from a bug report without a visual log. Processed hydros are way expensive to waste on this kinda thing.

I processed a few things, picked up a couple CuPa missions on Tat, then ran around to a few vendors and picked up isos: in particular we need greens, especially as I'm going to be running CuPas for the next couple of days. (There's a mount Race event happening this weekend, which I won't be about for, but would like to have a few mounts on vendors for it.) Osho had a first stage hit on the first one started, so I will process up for Mutagen and get some heavy mutagen hydros to try for a couple mutant mounts. I loved my Cohenpa on live, so would love to have him back.

Todays NoobDoc moment was when Hoggle reminded me that /locate is how you find lost structures. So glad he told me that. I've prolly already lost a couple harvies due to not being able to recall that command. :P

Did get a third stage boom on Hoggle's Jundak. (Of course: shoulda been trying for the Spined Rancor or Mutant Acklay!) Statistics wise, I ran my numbers again, and I am now 19 mutation events in 90 sessions, which is a marginally more reasonable 20% chance. We will have to see how long that lasts. I wouldn't call what I do maximising chances though. In a year, I may have enough data on all the toons to state what percentages I am actually at. It's tempting, but also misleading to be calculating an accurate ratio before I have amassed enough data.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Day 36: Junk and Jundaks

I don't believe it. I had a half hour before I had to run into work, and logged on for a few minutes, flipped incubators. Pulled the Graul egg, then switched toons to run Aerys' next session and what do you know, but BOOM!

So now I need a 14 pt Hydro to finish that egg off, and Hoggle gets himself a Jundak. I am flabbergasted. That makes 4 app mutations in less than 6 weeks of active playing. I looked back over my stats: using high grade (if not always top) materials, I have achieved 12 stats and 4 apps in 74 incubation sessions. That's 16 mutation events out of 74, which means I am running about over 21% chance of mutation. That can't be the actual programmed chance. Maybe I should be going for Spined Rancor, or for Acklay, while the luck is on my side!

Anywho, off to work, will log back on later and flip processors. Don't have much time to play today.

Logged in very briefly in the evening, got processors flipped and such, and had a lovely chat with Mango, telling him all about the scientific work the BM community did back in the day: how we worked together to discover the maths behind all aspects of our profession. I think I talk too much: I need to make sure I let the guys in Discord know I do that and that they can shut me up whenever they need to. And then more fun with Vixie (shenanigans are afoot there, as we discovered we share a hobby or two).

Day 35: Auctioning an Egg

Hoggle found me a 13, so I threw that session in. We discussed it last night and agreed that since neither of us really want it, we should sell it and split the creds, so I posted to the BM forum on the website that we'd be auctioning the egg. Was pmed only a frew minutes later with an offer to buy it outrigtht. I'd rather see how high the market will go on it: it may be as low as 100-150 mill, but it could be higher. Auctions were a standard way of learning what at item was worth in the game on live, so we'll see what all we get for it now.

Switched to Aerys and started a Dalyrake, got a stat boom on first session. Dalyrakes are cool, the thing they mutate into might be my least favourite beast in game, the Jundak. If I get it (hah!) I know Hoggle will want it, at least.

Grind group was full, but the conversation in Diuscord was fun and funny and I reiterate how much I like being able to talk to my fellow players. I have a lot of information to impart, and stories to tell and it's great to have a method to do that, although I have to be careful I don't neglect my other outlets, like this blog.

Ran Aerys through her next dailies for Love Fest and then parkjed her at the Kunga cave on Dant to try and get a level or two on the Piggy while I sleep.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Day 34: Grinding and Grauls.

Yay, a morning to play! I am not (yet) as addicted as I was, but I did have my first SWG dream in a very long time. Reminded me of many of the game dreams I have had over the years.

Logged in Lifa to flip the last session on the Kwi, 37 minutes to restart. Spent 25 of that moving stuff around the processing lab. The Mutagen side is set up, and running its first three hydros. I think we'll process any 6 or under with over 6 mutagen. For best results, we will want to get some capped mutagen consumables, eventually, too.

 Logged on Osho for last session on Dewback. Switched to Aerys and got her home from Imp outpost (yay, we have a shuttle again!) and flipped her second session on Chuba. No booms on anybody.

Server reset, so I blogged to fill the time.

Back into game, will run Aerys' dailies, then get her set up AFK, run Soulei's dailes and then work a bit on the next legs of Legacy. She has hit level 30, and the pet is level 22. Need to catch the beast up: will see if I can afk her for a couple hours tomorrow.

Processed some, chatted with Oko in Discord, and then late in the evening, Boom, Graul. Holy heck. Hoggle gonna be miffed, and I feel bad that he's been trying for months and gotten nothing yet, and I have barely been around for a month and get 3 Apps and about 9 Stats. And I didn't even want a Graul, just wanted to make one, for shiggles. Now to get my paws on a 13 pt hydro to finish it off.

Ran maps to just take advantage of the playtime, went to bed before I passed out.

Day 33: Just Flipping

Processors, Incubators a tiny smidge of questing and then AFK for the rest of the day. I have mundane obligations, after all.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Day 32: Questing and SWG Pet Profiling

On Aerys, moved her incubator over, but encountered a couple issues and was unable to start a session on her (couldn't activate the incubator). Hatched that capped Dalyrake on her: nice critter: hates Talus, of course, but at least I had a food in my inventory that it liked. I will need to see if I can add more toons to my SWGpets profile...

Headed to Tyrena to run the Love Fest quests, thought about going to Endor, but I recall the city that you have to run the base quests in is Tyrena, and I was pretty sure I remembered most of the quest stuffs. After the starters are done, the best city to do the Matchmaking in is Kadaara, so i will be maintaining there, once I have finished the starters. Not sure how many toons I will do these on. I am somewhat disappointed that so much of the rewards, etc are No Trade.

Then took Aerys to tat to pick up her purchases from the bazaar, and afked her on Rills to get the collection further along while the Dalyrake gained a few levels.

Logged Soulei on, on the last legs of the Jabba missions, she is level 27, Kitteh is level 20.

Grabbed some Dewback and other mount DNAs, because they were there. Really need CuPa DNA.

Took a look at the Tusken cave part of the Darklighter quests: in a couple more levels: these are hard fights for Soulei right now.

Yay, done the Jabba quests, assigned to naboo, now! Well, while I'm here, may as well get Soulei started on the Love Fest stuff.

Checked Aerys who was AFKed at Darasuum, and got 5 levels on the Piggy. He's going to rock the Lyase hunting!

Switched to the Secret Crafter and got the processors flipped, moved the equipment Hoggle gave me into the processing lab. I've asked him for some Mutagen focussed machines so I can make 12-16s with good mutagen in them.

Popped onto Discord and chatted with the crew, Hoggle asked me to join TJO, so I said yes, and as soon as he did, Atlan sent me the request. That was fast. Not 100% sure how I feel about guilding, but they have been so generous and patient with me, and it's not like there's a lot of people I want to do the same things as.

Okoral and I then ran some mamien missions: he's working towards the Mystingar DNA reward, and I recall how fun HellBoy was: may have to do that myself. Well, Rill Wrecker would only take an afternoon to finish... will see where I go from there.

Chatting in Discord with Hoggle and Okoral is great: so much like old times. I like the new folks I am meeting too: they are a fun bunch! Exit and I are going to run the Heroic pre-quests next week. Yay, plans!

Piggie dinged to level 85 while we ran those missions, so I am pretty happy about that. Also grabbed a bunch of meat and a swack of decent Mamien DNA for Graul attempts. Looking forward to starting those. Hoggle asked me to start a Kwi for a friend, who i then met down in Kadaara, and actually added a bunch of folks to my friends List. The thing is, it bugs out whenever chat does, which is aggravating.

Late night availability of the computer allowed me to spend a bunch of time on SWGpets, looking at all the pics of my old pets. I started a new toon in my profile and will be re-ordering the old ones in a few. I wonder if I can get more folks using the site for this kind of thing again, and maybe show Ztez through activity that there's a chance to get back into playing actively again. I miss him.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Day 31: Short Runs

Popped on and got Secret Crafter's session done and the processors flipped over: 3 more 20s underway *barely* before the server reset. /sigh. Timing is everything.

Got Aerys through her daily Love Fest quests, and then ran her back to the lab to finish her next session. Boom on last stage of her Dalyrake, of course.

Busy day so, logging, will try again later, but expect it will be tomorrow morning before I can log in for any length of time.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Day 30: LOVE FEST!

Logged in: ULF is level 79! Four levels afking last night. Might even get him to 90 before the end of the weekend!

Aerys flipped her incubator, and all the processors: started another 20. Bottlenecked by a need for Cs: will have to check vendors tomorrow to see if I can buy some raws: even low ones would help: we have processed 19 and 20 pt elements to balance out a 13 or 14 C. Will ask Hoggle to bring in some more raws: we need them if I'ma keep on producing all these 20s.

Switched over to Lifa, but she had 45 minutes left on her incu, and none of the others have ready sessions, so back to Aerys to run to Tyrena and do the Love Fest starter quests. Actually got all but one done (found Kyoopid, but hadn't the supplies on hand to get his reward. Rarg.) Need to run the maintenance quests every day to get enough hearts to buy wings and other deco.

I love the silly events they added to the game to focus on different holidays and things. It helped get in the modd to enjoy the RL holidays, and some of the quests were just silly and brilliant. Love Fest is fun. I am okay with having to run dailies for the next few weeks while I amass enough Chak hearts to buy all the wings and things I want for Aerys. Will prolly do them on Soulei too, if there's an XP reward.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Day 29: Citizenship and Clothing

Was able to flip processors before my day got seriously underway, then was able to log back in for a couple hours in the evening.

The big achievement for the day was getting zoning in Exile Labs and getting all four toons dropped there. That kinda sucked up the rest of my play session, however, as I had to start moving vendors off and over and things,. and get the other houses lifted.

Also got some Clothing factories down, and three schematics loaded, so the Secret Crafter can start making clothes soon. that's going to be awesomesauce, as I miss dressing well on all my toons. Osho really is a terribly dressed Wookiee (who apparently can't drive) as he kept running over the Mayor, AccameI when he was trying to get Zoning permissions.

Got the hour warning as I was clearing Osho's vendors, got them done and the Rest moved up into the city, and got half of the Secret Crafter's cleared before I had to log. She had a vendor disappear on her while I was setting up too: lost a few minutes to confusion there.

Ran some of my sessions: no boom on third stage of the panther, Aerys had some time left on her incus, I had an inventory issue with the Dewback isos, but it was resolved when the server reset.

Got Aerys set up to grind while I moved the last of the vendor stuff off and even did a squinch of deco on the Secret Crafter's merchant tent. (Note to self: I need rugs! My floors look so bare!)

Processing has been disappointing: as many 19s as 20s. That's alright, I guess, can use them for mutation attempts, and the lower grade pets aren't selling poorly. No booms on anybody today. Flipped Osho's incu just before logging for the night. Soulei still has 12 hours left on her sessions.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Day 28: Stress Tests

Logged in on Secret Crafter to flip processors and start that capped Sand Panther for Crossfire: if he opts to buy or trade with me, I'd like to have the egg ready.

2 hours till Osho's incubator is ready, giving me time to do some foraging on Aerys, as I need a few more teal lyases for the Squills.

Switched to Soulei: if Osho's incubators aren't ready, neither are hers. Running more of Legacy and getting thoroughly turned around in Jabba's Palace. I never got to know it all thatw ell before the game was gone, so I am not as comfortable with that labyrinth of stairs and doors and such.

Then an annuncement popped up to help stress test the server before they started the Love Fest stuff: so cool! Popped back to Aerys to run over there, and then brought Osho in, too. It was great! Actually chatted with Tomo, and showed off ULF, and made some new connections for the pets. It was fun hanging about killing spawns and helping however I could. I think Ash was running the stress test, which was neat to see, too. I will have to check in with him on FB and find out what his toons are called, not that I expect he has much time on them.

After that, I ran Treasure Maps on Aerys: no really awesome loots, but it was fun, and when you get those 60 minute warnings, what else ya gonna do? :) I really need to run to tat and get CuPa and dewie DNA, and Endor for Jax and Borgle. Mamiens make Grauls, right? Hmmm.

Crap, Darasuum Tome has lost their shuttleport, which will make popping to the grind spot a bit more heinous. Hope I can get the Piggie levlled up sooner rather than later.

And FINALLY got my Discord sorted out, after wasting over an hour trying to get it working on the computer, i just downloaded the app and used it on my phone. New friends, and old familiar voices are always cool.

One they had me in voice, Hoggle had to take me on a tour of some awesome labs and set ups on Lok, and Oko brought me to his place on Dant, which was pretty groovy: he's done some deco stuff I absolutely adored, and will definitely be stealing. Same with Hokkeygod's Hangar lab set up. So nice!

Also, at some point, I sold one of the Chubas for 4.8 mill and the Dalyrake for 6.5, so Osho is loaded. Will definitely be spending that pretty quickly. I have some inventory maintenance to do: going to bag up and vend-store the Engineer, Smuggler and Ent looted schematics until such time as I have the profs on hand. Will clear quite a bit of space in the Shop.

Set up Aerys to AFK overnight, piggie is level 66, hope to get him a bit further along.

The day started slow, but finished with fun. It was truly wonderful to be able to talk to my friends again! Finally starting to feel like I am settling in.

Also, I talk too much. :)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Day 27: Sick and Server Issues

Logged Aerys is and server is just now shutting down. Could only log on long enough to dump inventory and flip processors, and then couldn't log back in at all.

Frustrating for me because I have uninterrupted access to the computer, but I guess it's okay as I am so sick. I really need sleep.

Logged back in long enough to get Soulei through the Borvo the Hutt milk runs to get the Darklighter gun back, then crashed. Definitely feeling this sinus grossness!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Day 26: Hydro Hunting

Logged in at AGH am, got the alts incus flipped, except for the Secret Crafter, as I am moving her into Hoggle's lab and switching Soulei out. Doesn't make sense to have the lowest grade pet crafter working in the lab city: her sessions take 24 hours regardless. Got a pointless boom on third stage of Dewback mount, no other results. Started and scrubbed a Squill on Osho: no point in running through full sessions on a fugly beast that needs all three mutations to be pretty. But I have lots of the DNA from the Squill cave portion of Legacy. Need CuPa DNA, for mutant mounts, amongst others.

Popped onto Aerys, who is still in the Krayt Graveyard. Spot a lone darkside Jedi up on the hill, as soon as he was done his kill, I asked for an invite, told him I just needed hydros. Yay! And now this felt more familiar. How many days did Chase' and I hunt Krayts for hours, just the two of us, 'Mando and Medic and our uber beasts, running them bad boys down? So yeah, guiltfree extractions, and then a ten minute warning on server shut down. /sigh. Ah well, I only have room for maybe 30 more items in my inventory.

Will pop back onto her as soon as the server is back up, see if I can run with Crossfire some more, as it'd be great to load up with hydros. Starting to feel like I can actually contribute materially to the lab.

Yup, yay! Filled my inventory then ran off to process some. Also ran second session on the Dalyrake, no booms. And no 19 pt hydro to do last session with. Meh. Will be staying in touch with Crossfire: he was cool.

Dant grind group was full up, so I just straight logged. Tired and should try to sleep.

Logging in, it's early afternoon and I am well rested, so that's good. Flipping processors first, then going to get Aerys grinding, and spend some time on Soulei leveling her through the next parts of Legacy.

Could not log in at all after. :(

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Day 25: Krayting with a Cold

Afked all night: lil Piggie was level 39! Good stuff!

Flipped to all of the alts and ran the incubators. No booms. Started a Dalyrake on Aerys.

Set up to run Aerys afk and get the Piggie a little further along.

When I came back to the keys, Piggie was level 61! That's pretty quick progress.

Then His Senatorialness pinged me and said they were going Krayting, so I ran along, dumped my load off and then headed to the Krayt Graveyard. It was so cool! Such powerful hitters pounding away, Ancient and Grand: dragon after dragon downed, almost faster than we could extract. He got 130, I got 20 or so before the server went down for a reset. I will see if the group is still up and running when I get back into game.

Hoggle said he had a dream to fill a house with 1200 hydros. I love it. I love being able to have ridiculous ideas like that.

Crashed instead of logging back in: this cold is unpleasant, to say the least. I have a sinus thing. It's gross.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Day 24: Illness

Aerys grinding, Logged in the Secret Crafter to work on resources and schematics, drop a harvestor, all that stuff. Started a schem for Bantha Butter, so I can make all the pet foods.

Ran treasure maps on Aerys for a while, then foraged for Lyases with the Piggie's help: holy fack! Five 11s in less than 20 mins. that's crazy!

No boom on third stage of either chuba, but both will be pretty good pets for someone. Wonder what I'll make next?

A bit of inventory maintenace goes a long way.

Then set up to afk in Darasuum with a good group. Kai is level 89, so it won't take too long, and then I can switch to the piggie. :)

Played lots but it was mostly repetitive stuff. I am coming down with a sinus cold: it's not good.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Day 23: Treasures and Targets

Bit of a wait on the server, so I did some blog maintenance. have found my old photobucket account, so soon I hope I'll be able to illustrate the blogs.

When I could log in, had to get the Fambaa formultaed and out of the incubator, so His Senatorissimus could deliver it to his client. Not sure what to start next, so dug about and found the truffle Pig collection items Hoggle had grabbed for me and got my Truffle pig cube. Super happy for that, but ah god I have to level up the piggie and get his specials so he is not a big old target to forage worms and thugs. Can't afk forage with him till I have that.

Started a Chuba with Aerys, a Dalyrake with Osho, that buckethead Dewie with Soulei, and another Chuba with the Secret Crafter. No booms anywhere. Meh.

Osho had sold a 52 pt Chuba, but the fellow had accedientally made it into a holopet. So I tossed the one the Secret Crafter made onto the vendor for him, and later realised I could trade him straight across for the holobeast cube. So I sent him a message (saw him in Eisley, and the thoughts just kinda occurred to me all at once) and offered to trade the egg for the cube. He was keen (and broke, so no wonder), so I made a friend there.

Ran Treasure Maps for an hour, got some decent loots, (more gems, yay!), but also struggled through that targeting issue that plagued me and of course I had forgotten Hoggle's advice (Y is the autotarget toggle, by default) but solved the problem myself, which felt great. NoobDoc ftw, for reals!

Now I need to find the holoprojector quest or schem or w/e. Whee!

Set Aerys to afk forage with the Kai guarding her. Hope to get her logged in to afkgrind the piggie tonight. Gotta go work on RL stuff for a while.


And now I have the whole evening to play! Tested the Truffle Pig special: boy howdy, that's a lotta lyases. Of course, most of them are crap, but since I will be doing quite a bit of mutateable mounts, no reason not to hang onto some of them. The rest I am deleting, and not feeling much regret.

Opted to head to Dearic to see if I could recall that spider bunker's location. I was not far off, as it happens! While driving out there I recalled the first PvP kill I had in the general game: it was during a rebel defense of Dearic, or rather, just after. I was heading somewhere, and a big old red dot showed up on my radar: was an Overt Imperial Jedi. I saw her coming, prepped my buffs and pups and picked the right pet carefully, so Uba and I absolutely slaughtered the poor thing! It was hard, but so rewarding! Happened right about where that spider bunker is, which is why I was reminded of it.

Puttered about there for maybe half an hour: did not get Wind Buffet 5, but did learn a couple lower grade specials, and got a decent sample from one of the arachnes, to try for a Rancor.

Then did some shopping, found a few collectables I wanted, and some of those Bantha Statues (which I cannot recall how one gets those: there are actually quite a few things I need to research: Art Crates, Painting Schems, and whether epic loot crates are even in this version of the game. There were some amazing prizes in those! Anywho, needs must do some research.) Picked up some of my purchases in Eisley, then ran around the perimeter of the city for an hour or so, using the Boar Wolfcale to kill Rills for the collection. Got about 1/3 of the collection done, and got ULF to level 9.

He won't take long to get up to a competitive level, and then I will likely spend most nights I can foraging afk for Lyases. Won't that be fun! At least I can log in more than one toon at a time, so I don't have to waste time while grinding.

After Eisley, the rest of the things I bought were on Lok, so I ran there and thought, ya know, I should pop into Nym's and get started on that Theme Park. Hah! I had forgotten how to get in, so ended up starting the Swoop Race instead, and once on it, remembered it is the longest damned one in the Galaxy. But since I was already half way there, and there are a few POIs on the route, meh, stuck it out and got the record (like 20 minutes?) because who the hell else in their right mind runs that long a course!? I had completely forgotten about the labyrinth, and I was never very good at them! I recall grinding Gurks with Jedi XP groups, back in the day, and then post-NGE camping the Gurk King spawn for some armour or weapons component he dropped. I remember jumping on the Kimogilas in Kimotown to extract for Hydros, since we were there. And I remembered how awesome the music was, how deep and melancholy. Interesting choice for that world.

So when I got back from that little excursion, I remembered how to find my way in to Nym's and started the Theme Park, but after having flown over half of Lok in my Flash Speeder, I opted not to go much further on it, tonight.

I had bought 8 maps on Lok, so I checked them and went back to Talus to flip processors and run them. Had 20 minutes till my incubator was ready, so wth, right? It was great: I really like doing them. And my Kai Tok, damn! Awesome beast: I incapped a couple of times and he tanked two Jedi while I recovered, and while it was close, he is not yet level 90, and has no rank 5 specials! He's a BEAST! (especially when I remember to trigger his specials to autofire...)

Got some fun loots, more collections and such, which is awesome (I love those shiny gem collections!) Couple of Premium pearls, which I will list on Aerys, for spending money. None of the really awesome jewelry or schematic loots this time, but meh, I enjoy running the things! Looking forward to an inexhaustible supply of maps, once we get foraging for real.

I should have logged over to Soulei and done more grinding but mrg, the Legacy quest is a slog at times. So stayed on Aerys, headed back to Exile and flipped my incubator: BOOM, on second session of a Chuba, so there's a chance at a Chubafly tomorrow. Built a kit with some really nice enzymes in it: here's hoping! So excited!

Have six maps for Dant, so I ran there to do them really quick, before planning to join the grind group. Got the hour warning just as I hit Dant, so did the maps and then ran down to Darasuum and got in the group, just before the server shut down. Kai Tok made it to level 86. If I can get back in before I crash tonight, I can hope he'll be that much further along tomorrow.

Logged in the Secret Crafter and got some schematics used up: Oshorym's workshop was getting crowded. She needed polymer for some of the schematics, so I popped over to her harvie and grabbed what was there. No energy, so it's not actually harvesting right now. She also needs Fruits for some of the schems and wood for the others, so I will be sampling up some of those as well in the morning.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Day 22: Crafting and Questing

Flipped processors, then did last session on the Armour specced Fambaa for His (now-official) Senatorialness, then switched to Osho, flipped his incubator (no boom on third stage of app-mutated mid grade Chuba), then over to the Secret Crafter, who can now run short incu sessions, since she's level 90, so yay!) No boom on second stage of deco statted Chuba for her. I will probably scrub it and start fresh tomorrow, since I only used raw hydros.

Then switched her harvie over to polymer, since she has none, and needs it. Got 200 units in a minute or two, and made 20 backpacks. I have been feeling the lack of such when I am trying to stay on top of the inventory control, so this was badly needed.

Then popped onto Soulei, to get her through the last stage of the particular leg of Legacy she is on, which was made a tonne easier by having all object names toggled ON. She's on to slaughter Sennex. Since she dinged to 24, they are *barely* high enough level for her to get xp for, but the kitty is doing well there.

Did grab DNA on the various kill spawns the quest has: and for shiggles extracted from a grey-conning Stormtrooper Dewback: 89% sample! score! :) Even if it doesn't mutate, that's a total score as a combat beast! (If it keeps the name: not sure it will...I seem to recall they don't... ah well).

Got those quests done, but was falling asleep at the keys midway through, so I logged.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Day 21: Getting Unstuck

Logged Aerys in to flip processors and run second session on the Armour statted Fambaa: a thought there: after a LOT of testing back in the Day, it was pretty clear that regardless of your prof or proposed uses for your pet, DPS was the way to go. Their armour does not absorb enough to justify the damage-dealing you sacrifice by speccing for armour when cooking, especially in light of the fact that beasts have no protection from elemental attacks or energy: their armour is strictly kinetic. I will be encouraging Hoggle to encourage his clients to spec for Damage every time, and explain that this may be something we need to address for pets in the future.

Switched to Osho, but he still had 15 minutes on his incubator, so switched to the secret crafter, recycled a bunch of materials with the recyclers Aerys picked up yesterday, and then ran her to Eisley for an XP buff. Got her home and just ground it OUT! An hour and twenty minutes and some repetitive stress injury from clicking, and she is level 90. Yay! Ran her back to Eisley to change her to Domestics: yay, clothes, soon!

Saw a familiar face in Eisley while I was there. tomo Aedon. I recall him as being a Master Jedi and a trader in higher end items: so cool to be seeing familiar names and faces in random places. :)

Had to run off, so set Aerys to AFK Foraging.

Came back to the keys and she'd been logged off by server reset, but had found 2 11s and 8 Treasure Maps, so yay.

Finally got a Discord account and got myself sort of set up there: will definitely need more time to familiarise myself with that program, but was so good to hear my friends' voices while playing again. I got into a group with okoral, and ran to Mustafar to try for some Rank 5 beast specials. Didn't get any, but did get and finish the Map of Mustafar noob quest, and had some fun in a combat group. He read my group chat comments to the five or six friends and new friends in Discord chat (Hoggle's guild chat).

Soulei has been stuck on one aspect of Jabba's part of Legacy for a couple days, which has sucked, but Okoral gave me some guidance: NoobDoc ftw: turn on All Object names when looking for random quest clickables. It's good pet XP, anyway: Soulei is level 23 and the Kitty is level 18.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Day 20: Moar Pet Grindage

Logged on Aerys, got the Boar Wolfcale egg out of the incubator, but I kinda want to save the hatch for when Hoggle can be there. Ran to get DNA for the order Hoggle asked me to make (Armour specced fambaa for one of his clients, as he appears to be having trouble logging his beast crafter into game).

Maintenanced machines, harvestors, incubator sessions, etc, then opted to go shopping on Aerys: we need recyclers and I'd like to dump all the recycler part loots I have been colecting. recyclers were less than 400k on the Bazaar, so it just makes more sense to buy one of each and get rid of the over 100 items clogging Osho's crafting house. Grabbed a grind kit for the Secret Crafter as well: hopefully I can get her levelled soon, as I really want some new clothes, and I desperately need some back packs to help with the sorting of inventory.

After dropping off the purchases, took her to the grind spot. Only 5 levels on the Kai to go, which is good as I now have the Piggie to grind up too. Kai needs his rank 5 specials, so I will have to research that: thank Ztez for so very glad that site is still live. I should throw some funds at him, as soon as I can.

Day 19: Brief Booming

As I popped in to the server, saw a fellow by the Cantina in Exile, then pop, no Cantina. Not sure what happened there, but will likely send a message to the Mayor soon to ask for zoning to declare residence of at least a couple toons in his city.

Got a boom on the Roba, yay, that gives me a chance at Boar Wolfcale, with a session left. Prepped the highest materials we had to hand, just in case. Oh god, Hoggle *is* going to hate me if it booms.

No boom on the Chuba, but just doesn't feel right to ditch a pet with processed hydros in it: someone will want it, I hope. So many resources in a pet...

Was getting a weird bug on the processors: elements were not slotting into them, so switched off Osho and back to Aerys to see if I could make it work, but it still bugged, with only a few minutes left before server shut down. So I foraged for lyases, then logged for the day.

Popped back in just before bed to flip Aerys' incu and whaddaya know, BOOM, baby! Got the Boar Wolfcale! So excite!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Day 18: Uber Chubas and Albatrosses

Logged in before work, to flip processors, as Hoggle had let me know he had two droids at capacity with harvested hydros, so lots of processing still to do. It remains a weirdly satisfying part of the game for me.

Scrubbed Aerys jax, as I'd fudged the settings for the hydros, and it hadn't boomed regardless. Threw in the other Roba DNA with a 19 point hydro, got no boom, so meh. I have not done enough experiemnets to say, and considering how high mutation chance was at the close of game, I expect I have a bent perspective, but it feels like even with maxed chances, mutation chance is lower than even before the sunset announcement. It feels a bit like it did combo hunting on TC with Huntsya and -Fatboy-. I am not religiously tracking my attempts: wondering if I should maybe start?

Scrubbed Osho's Panther too: not enough green lyases or isos about. Will need to build up stocks of higher grde green and purple lyases and all colours of isos, so I stop raiding Hoggle's stores quite so much. Tend to get decent isos from mission terminal missions, so may make that a higher priority moving forward.

Decided I really want a Chubafly, Feathered Slice Hound and CoHenpa, so will be hunting for Chuba, Slice Hounds and Cupas. Corellian Slice Hounds are a random spawn (can't find them on mission terminals) but the Corellian butterfly, which also mutates into Chubafly *and* has different colours needed for mutation than Chuba *is* on terminals, so I will see about picking up some missions for that DNA.

Anywho, with that idea in mind, and a half hour left before restart, I opted to pop over to Naboo and maybe pick up some Chuba DNA off the low level wild spawns on the outskirts of Theed. Imagine my surprise when I could not find a single froggie! Fambaas and Pek pekos, and the Nightspiders that I vaguely recall are part of the Naboo portion of the Legacy quest, but no Chubas! So I sped off, popped over to a likely looking player city, and picked up a pair of missions for Chubas.

First lair did not net me a particularly good DNA, and while I was waiting for the lair to pop the next spawn (each lair gives three spawns: you can trigger the next spawns by attacking the lair, then attacking it again and taking it down to half health or lower: so one lair can give a solo player 6-9 chances for DNA) I spotted a Peko Peko Albatross, a big beautiful gold level elite. While I have no extractors, it was worth a shot to see if my level 78 Kai Tok and I were tough enough. Short story? Not quite. And as a gold elite mob, it kills instead of incapping. Whee!

So ten minutes to spare, I clone nearby and run out to finish my lairs and grab all the DNA I can. (I am also grabbing decent isos and harvesting meat, in an attempt to work on the creature harvesting collections, so I can get my Truffle Pig special ability the sooner. Got one collection piece in 15 harvests, so not bad). Managed to take down the lair and get my credit rewards just as I got my 30 second warning. Timing, man, it's everything.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Day 18 Part 2: Groups and Grinds, Grumpiness

I probably have two hours to play before I have to be social, so I flipped the processors, then switched to Aerys to get her set up for the grind. And the grind group is full. /pout. The server hour warning pops up, to cap my frustration.

 So I switched over to Soulei to see how far I could get her in that hour: the answer, not very far.

I did the Valarian bit, then ran to the Darklighter cave, to start the next part (which is pretty much the first hard thing in the Legacy quest: it's timed, and the mobs are just that bit tough, at level 14 and 15. So, I died. Cloned to Anchorhead and decided to switch back to Aerys.

Started foraging for Lyases and was quickly reminded why we should only forage for Lyases on Lok and Talus.NoobDoc moment: rare components are on every planet except Lok and Talus. so, yeah. did that for a bit, then popped over to Lok. The middle kiddle wants a bird for his first combat pet, so I may as well see about grabbing some Flit DNA while I forage. Unfortunately most of the mobs are just that little bit too low a level to benefit the Kai Tok, other than making her happy. Got three good samples and 2 11s, so that was actually productive.

So there's an interesting thought. I feel a need to spend my time in game wisely, as I share a system with both my sons, and  do not always have the access to play when and as I'd like. But I also have to watch how long I spent playing day to day, as it's an easy addiction to fall back into. Since the blogging is really helping my creative juices flow: I'm writing more than I have in years, which is very good for me.

Logged back in as soon as the server came back up, dumped inventory in the riverside labs, and then headed to Dant to see if there was room in the group: and there was! Got in and got grinding.

Had a lovely chat with a fellow in the group, then we both went afk, and I switched over to Soulei to grind up the pet. Hills around Bestine have some nice low level spawns, so I set up the petgrind macro there. Lil Kitty is getting big, fast. /beam

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Day 17: Splits and Slaying Dark Jedi

Logging back in after server reset, getting pretty set into the habit of flipping processors and running incubators, although it's 18 hours on Osho and marginally better at 14 hours on Aerys, so it's still only one session a day, which is aggravating. I barely recall sessions taking a day. Spoiled, that's what those of us who played through the sunset are. At any rate, I had an hour to wait on Aerys.

Did a lil shopping: picked up a house for Soulei and some supps for the KaiTok. The supps were located in Mos Krayt, a town just in the hills of where Mos Vegas was on Starsider. There is a tat hospital behind the shuttleport that someone has done a lab up in, and man I am jealous. I loved my lab and processing center hospital.

Popped Aerys back to the grind spot and went to bed, leaving her and the Kai killing Kungas.

When I woke up, the kai had made it to level 77, which is great! that's 5 levels with supps and 2 without. There are no Mark II supps on the market for his type, so we will be doing the slow grind from here.

Flipped Osho's Panther: no boom. /sigh. Switched to Soulei and set her up to AFK pet grind on the hill above the Valarian outpost, where she is parked to continue Legacy when I have a couple hours to play (likely not for a few days). Logged Osho in while that was testing to flip processors: no Cs from the 5 I split in my lab and only 4 from the ones in Hoggle's lab. The splits are one of the more annoying gates in the game, because each processing consumable takes so much resources, and to not be able to guarantee the splits, we waste so much of the elements, waiting until we get a better split. We were starting a trades thing on the old BM forums: I will talk to Hoggle and see how he feels about trying to set up the same thing on Omega.

The Secret Crafter got no boom, and while I was doing all of that, I got the 60 minute warning for a server reset. So logged on to Aerys and opted to run some Treasure Maps to kill that time. Yay, shiny loots! Each chest yields up about 5 loots, and one or two are pretty cool. I am doing all the gem collections on Aerys, because shiny! Hoggle needs BH armour bits, so I am giving him the bits he needs, and then some of the stuff I just threw on the market (with a teensy modicum of market research first -  I got a Flawless Ancient Krayt pearl, there were none on the open market and those listed on vendors were 19 mill and up. So I threw it on the open market for 10 mill.)

Threw all the pearls up: had a Premium and two Selects; and an Astromech Server terminal, and a couple of those non-heroic bracelets that people were just getting into. In the end, I listed a total of about 20 mill worth of goods. Hope they sell: creds are always useful. The fun and loots return even on solo Treasure Maps is pretty good: I will have to make sure we are saving them from the Lyase forage runs, when we get on doing those.

AFK logged and went to pick up the youngest from rehearsal. A really good day, overall.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Day 16: Leveling and Legacy

Newly armed with my knowledge about multi-logins, I tossed Aerys out at the pet grind spot and got in group right away, which was super awesome and cool. Kai Tok was level 61, so making progress. Be good to have her up and dangerous. Soon.

Switched over to Secret Crafter and got some harvestors down so she can wiggle up her own resources. I am pretty much out of the recycled steel Hoggle and Okoral geave me, so I will be needing more like now-ish. Cannot really progress meaningfully on SC till I have that stuff on hand.

Flipped pets, started a Panther on Osho, no boom: meh. Got SC up high enough to start an incubation session: same result from the last of the Dewie DNA. I will have to get more, and some CuPa soon, too.

So, with Aerys and the Kai happily grinding away, I opted to get my second toon off Tansarrii station. I had forgotten what a slog that station was, so best intentions of doing every quest got sidelined, and I jumped ship at level 7. Hit Eisley, immediately got the speeder quest (more for the vehicle customisation kit that for the speeder, as I pulled a Flash Speeder out of thin air to do the quests.

Ran the start of Legacy till I was level 10, threw the expertise points into BM right away, and ran home and got the lil Jax that Aerys made. Hatched it, brought it to Tat to continue questing and of course, it hates Tat. Doesn't care about killing critters or NPCs either. smrf. Well, Ill figure her out eventually. :)

I bounced Aerys back to Talus to strip inventory and run an experiemntation session on kima DNA, (no boom) then spent a half hour foraging for lyases while chatting on the phone with my sister, the which we do not do nearly often enough, so that was nice. Then I figured I should run Aerys up to the old grind spots Chase' and I hung out at. Got there to find all the mobs are factional, and since I have done no insurgent activities, the conned grey to me. NoobDoc moment of the day! Dood. How dumb am I? So flew her back to Dant, set up at the Kungas. I had even forgotten until the moment of typing all this down exactly how one goes about getting factional status. So, pretty soon, I will run off to a base and talk to a recruiter. Maybe as a reward for getting the Kai to level 90? I don't know that I want to wait that long, seeing as I have no Mark II stims... I should maybe see if there are any on the market before I launch back into the grind overnight tonight.

Left Aerys grinding and went to do RL things for a while (making dinner and playing with my dog), then sat back at the keys just in time to get the 1 hour server shut down warning. Ah well: how far can an experienced player get in the Legacy quest in an hour? Six levels, apparently. Got the Jax to level 7, have visited Anchorhead, Toschi Station and the old lars homestead. Had a weird deja vu running around Anchorhead: Chase and I did some stuff there back in the day, I can't recall what. Might have just been the Darklighter quests stuff, or some basic Rebel things. Dunno, but definitely had the "this place is familiar" feeling. I expect I will have the same weird sense when I finally get to Jabba's Palace, too.

Oh, and cuz I am smart, I also got Soulei through the three parts of the Collector's Quests, so she can do all those random collections as we go along. She looted some Tusken quest items and I was reminded of my first feeling when the Collections content was added to the game: so many cool deco options now. I never got to explore even half of them back in the day, so I am looking forward to having some cool deco-ed spaces, when I am playing here.

So enjoying the game. Even the parts that should be boring or a chore are delightful for me. Maybe I appreciate it more since it was taken away so precipitously.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Day 15 Log-ins and Lolli is a Noob Moments

Logged in very briefly to run third session on Hoggle's client's Perlek, but when I tried to switch over to Osho I couldn't log back in. This has been ongoing all day. There was a note on the forums regarding issues they were trying to fix, and now a new one commenting this is going on at several locations, so I feel less bad, but as this is the start of a whole weekend I can actually play for a larger bit of time.

Most of the day lost to log in issues, which makes me sad, but there was little I could do about it. Did get a bit of foraging done, and finished off the Perlek for Hoggle's customer, then managed to get into a grind group and Hoggle showed up, so that was awesome. As the Kai has leveled up I feel more capable on her, and hopefully will get to run hydros soon.

Hoggle then told me something amazing: you can log in multiple toons on the same account at a time. I mean, WHAT!? so I was over the moon that I would not have to decide between leveling Soulei or grinding my secret crafter and levelling Aerys' pet. This information would have come in super hand a couple weeks ago. A well, whatever. my NoobDoc moment of the weekend. :)

When I was able to come back to the keys, I had the same login issue, so was unable to get back on to work on the Kai. Frustrating, as it was a waste of a perfect grind time: with the kid away I can use his cool system with no issues.

So crashing offline, with big plans for Saturday!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Day 14: Horned Dewbacks and Deserving Friends

I formulated the Horned Dewie on Osho and then placed it in a cabinet in Hoggle's lab. Sent him a ping on FB. Hope he gets the message.

Aerys started second session on the Perlek, no boom.

Gotta go be a RL BM, which as I may have noted before involves more poop and less pew pew. (Except when shooting arrows off of horses, then it's both BM and pew pew. Funny that I never connected the old hobby with the new one quite that way before).

Senate elections opened yesterday: I will be doing what they said not to do and voting for my friend, but only because I dunno the other guy, yet.

Aerys' Kai Tok is level 60 and 89% of the way to level 61, so I killed a couple more Kungas at the keys and got that level before I bounced her back to Exile to run an incubator session. osho got no boom on his next Dewback, so will be scrubbing it and starting another.

The pet market is pretty sparse: I may consider making some capped mutation attempts and selling the eggs that fail. will do some more market research soon: it may be that there isn't a market for them, that BMs basically cook more for friends than an open market, but it would be nice to have a vendor with a few eggs on it.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Day 13 Flipping Processors and Force Shui-ing Furniture

Didn't manage to get the last session on the Horned Dewback started last night, so when I logged on this morning, I was all keen and eager, only to see I had 4 minutes to do what I needed to before the server shut down. I ran Osho over to the lab, tossed the 20 pointer with 9.19 mutagen, 11 pt lyase and top grade isos (in the prescribed colours) into the experiment window and holy crap, kaBOOM, again! Osho just had a successful third mutation on the DNA! Considering I only ever managed that on live twice, (and one of those was that awful Forage Worm, more about that in a future post),I am so freaking happy! Hoggle will be pleased with his new beast, I think. I did spec the third session for full damage, so it's a 2/3 Armour, 1/3 damage beast, not optimal, and not going to be completely capped, no matter what, but still a pretty decent critter, that also looks amazeballs!

Server is restarting, and I will log on to finish processing and do Aerys' next session. But wow, what a high to start my day!

Logged back in after server reset to flip processors. Chatted a bit with His Senatorness, still haven't told him the Horned Dewie is his.

3 hopeful 20s in process, should be able to make 5 more, since we seem to be splitting enough Cs and Es, but we've managed to rip through that whole bag of 7s he'd harvested just three days ago. He'll need to get more soon. And I hope to heck I get to come with: I have really missed Krayting!

Switched to Aerys, set up her bag to make a Perlek to help Hoggle's business out. He was asking me what I wanted as a share, I'm like, uh der, nothing! This is all your material!

Logged Osho back in, calcs were slightly off and only 2 of the 3 turned into 20s. /sigh. Switched back to Aerys and flew off to Dathomir to grab a couple Rancor missions to maybe find a couple decent hydros, and while I was there, I popped into one of the outbuildings, found a weapon collectible on a table and clicked it, and found instead the flipped painting, that started the Force Shui collection! Ha! I had completely forgotten that those abilities had been added to the game as a Collection. So of course, that becomes a priority!

Killed the rancors, got three processable hydros, and then cloned back to Talus, just as the server gave the hour warning. Figured I could do something little and silly before it went offline, so I triggered the three Talus Treasure Maps I had in my inventory, since the first couple of foraging sessions. Remembered how to do the maps kind of as I was doing them: very grateful I had specced the specials up onto the Kai Tok, as she was able to hold aggro and do some damage with each of the mobs that spawn as soon as you actually unearth the chest.

So that was fun. Got all three maps done and logged off with a minute to spare. Got some pretty jewel collections started - cannot recall what the rewards for those is, but actually don't care. I mean, a lot of this info is on Wookieepedia, but I am kinda enjoying the process of discovery. It's not all new, it's familiar and comfortable, but still an experience to relish: like reading a great book after a long time after the first time. I am definitely getting more out of this more conscious approach to the game than I did from the first few years of playing.

There are exceptions to the "don't look things up" playstyle policy, however, and the Force Shui collection is one of them. It's only 10 waypoints, so I looked them up, and when the server went live again, I popped on and flew around from planet to planet and clicked on them all. Now when I wanna deco, I have access to rotations on all three planes, which makes me super happy: and still shaking my head that I forgot that the abilities were granted in a collection. NoobDoc, ftw!

Day 12 Boons and Booms

Logged in to process stuff and caught that the last time I reset expertise, I forgot to take GE, and Aerys did that stage of processing, so we lost at least a point and a half of gain on EVERY STAGE. I am such a goober. I added Osho to His Senatorialness' Lab, since he has the expertise, and made absolutely sure to never click a processor on the medic, until I have a chance to reset her.

Since I was on Osho, I popped over to the riverside lab and set up to do next session. used a processed 19 with 9 points of mutagen this time, (first session was a 5 pt raw hydro, with 4.84 mutagen) I also used top grade isos this time, instead of just below top grade. Wanted to give it every chance to mutate. And it did. So on my second attempt on this character, and only my fourth pet attempt since hitting the server, I got an appearance mutation. I am over the moon!

I dunno whether I should tell anyone, I mean, other than Hoggle. I had pinged him yesterday when I got the first boom, and he joked that it would just figure if I got an app mutation after less than 2 weeks of playing and he had been trying for a year, so I prefaced my response with, "Don't hate me..." I pondered posting to the forum, but don't want to seem like I am bragging. So... just tried to contain my excitement. Hoggle also advised that I make it a pet, not a mount egg, as there is a hella market for app mutations as combat pets. So I will use top grade materials moving forward. It won't be capped, but it won't be bad: the extra 12 points from the appearance boost will help.

He doesn't know it yet, but I fully intend to give him the egg. :) he can hatch it or sell it or whatever, I actually don't care, but he has been absolutely instrumental in helping me get right back into the game I love, and able to play at a top level again so soon, and the value of the Dewie pales in comparison to all he has given me and done for me. he deserves a little thank you. Love you, man!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Day 11 Mounts and Mutations

Popped on to see a notice that server was shutting down in 30 minutes, so I ran Aerys over to Eisley to pick up those reward paintings, then reset expertise to get all the pet specials I learned the other day usable, then retrained beast to accomplish the same purpose, then grabbed a couple Dewback missions to get some DNA for Osho, who I have decided is going to work on making mutant dewback mounts, because why not?

The key here is that I have the options, this time of playing with Beast Mastery: it's not myu purpose in the game anymore. I am not the server's premiere beast crafter, so I can play a lot more around with making sure I can make what I want and do what I want. I no longer have the unlimited time I had before, and my attention is in more places, and I am a generally happier person. So I will play the game I want, instead of feeling beholden to so many other players all the time, from guildies to customers to constituents. It was a shock to my system to relaise that I can play purely for my own fun now.

So, got some nice samples, then ran back to Talus, dumped the junk loots into the safety deposit box, and ran up to flip His Senatorship's  processors: just got them done when the logout message came up. Perfect timing. Started Aerys' next pet, a Jax, no boom. Switched to Osho and threw in one of the just-extracted Dewback DNAs, and BOOM!

OMG. So cool! And now I have a chance at the appearance mutation! Horned dewback! Must rein in my enthusiasm: tinfoil hat theory # 40,120 says if you want it too badly, it won't happen.
Ran Aerys to Endor to get more Jax DNA, but my appointment showed up a bit early, so I ran to the Jinda cave to afk level: caught too much aggro and died, so cloned to the Lab city before logging out. Could NOT feel too bad, still exhilarated over the Boom! Cannot wait to log in later!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Day 10 Pigs, Paintings and Processing

Short day today, so mostly just checking in and checking incubators and processors. His Senatorship pinged me when I was still at work to say that his hydro hunt was successful and if I wanted to flip processors I sure could. I love doing it, so I was looking forward to getting started when I got home.

Processing is not for everyone. It's a very nerdy and repetitive thing to do, but since I had spent so much time and effort on the live game deconstructing the maths for it, it is pretty much second nature to me. I hope I am as consistent at producing 20s in this fresh world as I was in the old game.

Switched the piggie to the third session and somehow, without checking any incubation calculator had managed to make it so all the points fit. This is harder than it sounds, because I was not using 20s for the piggie, but 19s. So I have a lower end 57 pt piggie on its last stage: it'll be ready tomorrow! Yay! I love hatching!

Once I was in game, I chatted briefly with Hoggle on his crafting toon, and he mentioned he had a pet order he needed to get on with: oh how the tables have turned! :) I may one day tell the story of how Hoggle and I became BM BFFs, but for now, let's just say I felt his pain. So of course, I asked what I could do to help. I only had an hour, maybe two to play tonight, so I wanted to make the best of it, and be helpful to my awesomesauce friend. He needed Perlek DNA, so off I went to Lok, hoping against hope I was right and that was where they spawned. Yay, I was!

Before I checked the mission terminals, I noted there were three players just hanging out by the Market terminal, so I wandered over to see if there was some hot bidding war in progress. There wasn't (that I could tell) but there were two backpacks full of storage increase collection pieces, which made me super happy, because Osho's Rest has been just about overfull for the last day or so. While I have completed two of these collections on Aerys, I hadn't yet completed one on Osho. So yay. I bought both packs, for a half million each. I would normally be fretting more about funds, but it does not take much grinding to become aware how fast one makes money in this game.

Picked up a mission, ran and collected DNA and hide and eggs from the lairs, as I really need to complete my Truffle Pig collections, so foraging for Lyases is less hit and miss. I got crap for DNA off the first lair, so ran back to Nym's and got another couple missions. You get bigger spawns when you run in a group, but other than grinding and being chauffeured around, I have not had much grouping since coming back. (That may change: we'll see. My sons have created accounts now, and with any luck, and a sizeable expansion on our household computer numbers from one to three, I will be running with my boys again, soon! Remind me to tell you about the ill-fated Bantha Hunt sometime!) Regardless of that, you don't need a lot of spawns for this kind of hunt. I got a good sample on the fourth successful extraction, killed the lairs and ran back to Talus to drop off the strand for His Senatorshipfulness's order.

I dumped inventory into the sorting cabinets (lesson one of this game: establish and maintain control of inventory very very quickly, or it will soon become 9/10th of your play time. because Osho is structures, I am using visually bulkier cabinets to sort and store, instead of the more common backpacks. When I get my Domestics trader leveled I will be making a whole buncha backpacks.They are easier to use for lab storage.) Tossing the collection pieces into the correct cabinet, I noted one of them conned green to Aerys, so she completed her third Storage Collection. Yay, more room for crap!

Sent Aerys back to grind on Dant, as the Kai Tok is only level 56.

Being that it is day 10 by my reckoning, I should hop over to Eisley and check and see if I can have those paintings yet! Speaking of paintings... I looted a Wanted: Trandoshan poster, a RIS Armour and a Valley View today. While these are small time loot drops, paintings and deco are one of the cooler things about this game, so that was neat to see in the inventory. There really is some fun art in this game. I am reminded that a player made a suggestion many years ago of the devs holding contests where players could submit screenies for possibly being turned into posters and paintings in game. I cannot tell you how much I love that idea. I wonder if eventually it may be something we see in this fan-controlled iteration of the game.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Day 9 How Far Have I Come?

So yesterday, my old BM buddy Kewarra posted to FB that he was looking at starting up on Legends. A couple of the old crew warned him about data drains and stuff, (there has been a falling out in the dev corps of various iterations of SWG Emulators: apparently the politics get very very ugly, which is one of the big reasons why this project has taken so long to get to this point. Now we see the results of actual anarchy: you get sorta what you want, but it takes a thousand times as long if one person leads/guides/dictates what has to happen. That said, the dictator on such systems tends to catch all the heat and get very little of the glory. It's interesting to compare and contrasts to several of the other geekly pursuits I have to my name.) Thank you, TangentGirl! At any rate, I hope he does join us here! It would be great to have him to chat with again. I need to investigate what voice programe folks are using these days. Everyone keeps asking me about Discord...

The AFK grind was a mixed success. I somehow buggered up the supplement and feed macros, so my beast had only gained five levels in the 6 hours spent grinding. I will have to take a closer look at those macros and figure out what I did wrong. I am not actually surprised: macros and I are not the best of friends.Fixed the macros and tested them, then had to lighten my load.

Popped home to empty inventory, check processors, etc. Added Osho to permission on Aerys' house so he can run experiments there too. Started him on a deco statted panther. No boom, but I maybe was too hopeful that the averages were going to be higher than 15%, the way they were at the very end months of the game. (I think maxed mutation chance we got to was about 66%. It was too high for regular gameplay, but sure helped lock down almost all the unknown combos before the game closed down.) We kinda got spoiled. :)

Need the XP, so once Osho was done buying offers on the vendor, I switched back to Aerys and ground up a bit more.

Later in the day, I came back to the keys to find the server had restarted, so I took the opportunity to create my fourth toon. She's going to stay a secret for a bit: she will likely be my main RP toon. Speaking of which, I have no idea how the RP is on this iteration of the game. I will have to delve a bit further into the forums and find out. :)

Oh yeah, even noobs can get themselves around, as everyone is given a Sorosuub yacht and the ability to call for pickup, and with a single command can produce a speeder to get themselves around in style. Handy, when you are just trying to get somewhere you can help yourself, but don't even have the creds for a shuttle ticket.

I think I want my last toon to be a Commando: I was really having fun playing with their skills and weapons, and my playstyle is way more Tank than DPS or Support, to be honest. I remember how effective Chase and Cerene were with pets, and yeah, some heavy hitting could be fun, when I lack the patience or energy to be a subtler profession. Not that Aerys is all that subtle, but compared to a Commando with a lava cannon...

Popped back on Aerys and ran back to Darasuum on Dantooine, joined the grind group there, and yay! Utini is in the group!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Day 8 Processing and Piggies

Logged Aerys in and flipped processors for Hoggle, with my over-tired grandbabby on my lap. The hydros I had harvested from rancors turned out pretty well: I will process them up, aiming for uncapped, high mutagen results, so I can make some mount grade mutants, eventually. Once WeeLeeLee settled, I actually got three hours of uninterrupted play, (did some blog editing and such while AFK grinding at the Kunga cave on Dantooine). It's nice to be able to help my son's family and still have fun on my own terms.

Got another level and a half on the Kai Tok, then headed back to Talus to deliver stuff to the vendor and clear inventory. Ran into Hoggle while there, he saw that I had been processing, advised me to use the 18s and 19s to create a Truffle Pig, which, as it happens is pretty solid advice. He also gave me 29 Exceptional Milks, which will kickstart my Truffle pig collection. Now to remember to harvest eggs from every lair, too. (Geez, there's a lot to remember!)

 I finished the processing I was doing and headed to Lok to pick up some pig missions (IIRC, this is one of the places one can get them... but I honestly don't 100% recall. I may rethink that, once the server comes back up, as I should be hitting missions and lairs that are in the 30-40 level, and looking for specials for my Kai, as well.

One of the things I enjoyed most about the game was definitely that you can accomplish several purposes in one day's fun. DNA, creature resources, pet grinding, Beast specials, all in one. This afternoon may be like that for me, or I may just set up to grind the Kai some more. We'll see how the rest of the day plays out.

Then Hoggle popped over and gave me some pet leveling supplements for the Kai, so that kinda tells me what I will be doing tonight!

After fumbling about for a bit, I ended up going to Endor and getting a jax and a roba mission: going for some good DNA. I got some great pig samples, but the jaxes eluded me: highest sample from them was 76%: not high enough for my tastes. NoobDoc moment: Oh yeah, spawns reset!

The best thing was there was a mantigrue lair spawn right between both missions, so I ran about and used Creature Knowledge to get those specials. Because this is something you don't actually do much of once you have all the specials, I had forgotten some of the tricks: approach to about 20 m, hit CK, WAIT for the icon to show up on your buff bar, then hit the critter once. Keep yourself healed and see if you can not kill the critter before CK runs out.

Ran back to Talus once those were done and started the Roba, using less than optimal ingredients: Hoggle reminded me that Truffle Pigs don't need to be the best of the best. :) So he'll be like a 50 something pointer if he doesn't mutate, and I am okay with that. :)

Set up to AFK grind for the night and crashed. It was a rare event that I had access to the computer for the night, so here's hoping it gets a few good levels on the Kai! Wrote a feeding and supplementing macro and headed to the Kunga cave which had gone from being a ghost town to suddenly leveling party city. :) I found a spawn out of the way and macroed up and then crashed.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Day 7 Extracting and Exposition

Hoggle logged in and gave me a really sweet suit of RIS armour. I started colouring it while he was right there. I am such a clothes horse. He also gave me permissions on his lab, and let me play around on his processors. I grabbed an extractor, too: now that I have armour, I might even run off and get some Hydros!

After he headed off, I foraged a bit, then decided to spend some time up at the Lost Village of Durbin getting DNA from the sludge panthers that moved in on that POI. I grabbed maybe 20 samples, and seven were over 80%, but I even managed an 89.99! That is by far the best DNA I have ever extracted, so that was AWESOME! Led me to wonder if the DNA from this kind of static, POI spawn might be better across the board. I will have to investigate that. Added to The List.

Server shut down and when I was able to get back online, it was late in the evening. I had grabbed an extractor from Hoggle's supplies, and realised I really needed to get back into the swing of things, so remembering what we'd do when we were solo or with an unlevelled pet: I ran off to Dathomir unbuffed and took a couple rancor missions.

Oh yeah, Bull Rancors give the really good hydros! So killed a few, grabbed a dozen hydros, 4 of which were worth processing, before I died and cloned back to the MO. I will have to register my toon at Exile Labs Cloner: save myself some small amount in travel ticket costs. Cloner Express ftw. (used to be called Jedi Express, as that was how so many grinding Jedi got home from the Village).

I do enjoy processing hydros, though. May need my own setup soon, as I am not able to see the results when Hoggle moves them to the various bags, and I am only sorta but a little mentally tracking my averages, hoping I have not lost my skills as far as processing 20s goes.

So I actually have two Lists as regards this game. One is about the things I want to achieve in the game, the other is about what I want to say about the game. I will likely differentiate these types of post, so it's really clear what you are reading, especially one I get a few more different types of entry up.

 Some of what I write in this blog is stuff I have said in the old one. When possible, I will create a link post here to all those old entries, so if anyone cares, they can find it all in one spot. :) It is interesting to compare experiences this time through, and some of these experiences are reminding me of stories I never got around to telling on the old GG blog. This basically means I need to take a day and cross reference this blog and that one. I should also add some kind of illos to this one. It's a bit plain. :P

Day 6 Expertise and Existential Crises

Logged in and claimed all my vet rewards. That was fun! I have a lot of funky deco, now, some of which I do not recall from the old game. The Exotic Flower, for instance: where'd that cutie come from? (I got 2). Now to find the time to hang it all and make it all look good! Will have to remember to write some on deco as time moves on.

I also remembered how to get out of game to other windows, while leaving the game running: Alt-Tab! Actually I stumbled on it while trying to make targeting work, then had a derp moment as I remembered that was what we even called it. Yup, NoobDoc, FTW!

Spent a bit of time on SWGpets, the Beastmaster's Bible, studying up combos and such - Quenker does NOT use Red Lyases, Jax does... Maybe I will have a wee PVP kitty, eventually.  Made up a quick chart for reference when I am shopping/hunting/foraging in game, which I am sure I will promptly lose, unless I keep the habit of playing with a journal beside the keys. I used to do that all the time (actually my mousepad was a writing pad for a long time: oh the research notes that ended up there!) I even still have a file folder full of paper records of hydro process tracking charts, mutation combo attempts, and pet price indexes. I may be a nerd. Since I am taking notes as I play, so I can keep this blog moving forward, it should be a given that I grab a three-subject coil book from my copious stocks and use it. Better than whatever random real estate free stationery happened to be closest when I sat down and logged on!

Anywho, on my way to take the crafting stations back to Osho's shop, I realised Life Day has ended, as there was no snow in Dearic. I am glad I got to do even a teeny bit of the clickables there. Looking forward to Love Fest in February, provided they have the code figured out. Game has been live for a year, as it happens, so here's hoping!

While I was on Tat, I reset my expertise on Aerys, so she can extract hydros and DNA and run processing sessions. I will have to learn to play all over again, but the stuff that is coming back the easiest/fastest is the processing and BM nerdery, so makes sense I will concentrate my play there for a while.

I spent a bit of time in Hoggle's Lab, flipping processors. It is coming back very quickly. Couldn't find the Capsules though: had to relog to see the crates. That used to happen in the original game, too. I have noticed I don't have the old rubberband effect that used to be really common in the original. Funny about that.

I am keeping priorities lists for each toon on a draft post here. Will be ticking them off as I find each bit. Todays was the Housing Collections: Hoggle had a bag full, so I got Aerys through the first two, and half way down the third. Osho will need those done too, so I will make sure to save all that loot.

Osho needs a crafting suit and will need a Wookiee BM suit too. Whee! I never do anything the easy way, do I? These are on the list.

I spend the rest of the session extracting DNA from Sand Panthers and foraging. In other news, Ash, an old friend from the forums of the original game is a community manager here on Legends, running events, which is awesome! and that's just so cool! So we reconnected on the forums (we've never actually lost touch with each other on FB: I have been following his RL adventures for years!) Looking forward to running into him in game! I wonder what other familiar names and faces I am going to see in the coming months!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Day 5 BBP and Buying Power

Logged in before work, thinking today would be an ideal day to try afk pet leveling, as the youngest was away for the day, and the middle was still asleep. So I logged Osho in to see if he'd made any sales (he hadn't), then over to Aerys, who I left standing in the water of the stream right outside her door, fishing rod in hand.

The first thing I saw was a "server shutting down in 6 minutes" notice. Well, that was enough time to write the macro, I figured. I was right. Got the macro written using Hoggle's fomula, and got Aerys to Dantooine.

While the server was down, I logged onto the forums and puttered about, reading a few threads and posting various semi-random thoughts.The forums are no where near as vibrant as they were back in the hey day of things, but that is rather to be expected. I still think they will soon prove fun again. LOLBM can be reborn.

Server shut down for fifteen minutes, and before I left for work, I logged on, set up the macro, joined a teeny group of medics and fiddled around for a bit. There was a targeting issue that was frustrating, but I muddled through. Left the pet at level 12, and went to work, to be a real live Beast master, which involves considerably less combat with bucketheads and considerably more poop.

Got home five hours later to discover the server had restarted again (due to a weird memory drain issue they have not managed to resolve yet, according to Senator Hoggle), so I logged Aerys back in and found myself dead. Had a quick clone in Darasuum Tome, and rezz of the Kai Tok, who is now level 21. Played for a few there, frustrated by the targeting issue, but as soon as Hoggle was atk, he helped me out there. Fooling around with the UI and command options has messed up other things, and made me aware just how much of a renoob I am. :P

I set up the afk again, because I was exhausted from work, and went to have a shower and a nap. Came back several hours later to find my son had accidentally shut the whole thing off an hour or two in. When I logged back in, Kai Tok was level 26, so some good grindage happened, at least. It will be faster once I have some pet leveling stims to feed him.

Hoggle pinged me, said he had a suit of armour for me: yay! Less random dying due to silly mistakes.

I juggled toons for a bit, then settled on Aerys, did some shopping (retail therapy ftw, and it costs so much less in game than in real life.) Bought some crafting stations and harvestors and isomerases, then popped over to Osho to place a chem, and back to Aerys to get the armour.

Hoggle also gave mer permissions on his labs, and gave me a bag full of equipage for processing and BM stuff, and it made me weirdly and ridiculously happy to even start a processing cycle on his machines in his lab. I spent so many hours processing hydros... I did not forget that much about these aspects, as I have about combat and crafting. :)

While standing in Hoggle's lab, another old friend Okoral showed up. It is so good to reconnect with these folks I used to play every day with!

So of course, when I dropped the incubators in my house, I initialised it, and again cried a little when the Binring Biomedical guy showed up and said "Doh keembah, noh koo nix ahn!" I didn't have the materials to run a session, and considering I am not placed in the city yet, I am glad I didn't get swept up in the moment. But it was sweet to hear that voice again!

There was some other random stuff before I had to log off. I am still running about like a beheaded Nuna (a bit), but I am slowly finding my way.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Day 4 Pets and Priorities

Got home from work early, so logged Aerys in and headed to the Dant grind spot, in hopes to get HC a little further along. I need to start considering what pets I want.  I want a Fanged Tiglon and a Feathered Slice Hound, and a Cohenpa mount, for sure, but what else? Maybe I should run mutations only? They'd all be uber rare, considering how there are just not going to be as many folks doing BM. Cracktooth Narg and Hawkbat, definitely. After that, I think I'll have to spend some time on SWGpets and maybe write up a prioritised list.

I tried for some Quenker DNA, with the hope of lucking into some good stuff, but was unable to get a sample above 60%. I foraged as I ran to the middle of Dant, too, and did manage a Red 11 Lyase. Exciting! (Hey, and my faulty memory seems to recall that Quenkers use the Red Lyase... or do they? Yet more SWG pets research I need to do!) There are also all the Kill Quests, too, which give DNA rewards. I should really research those, and make sure I am taking the right ones, for the DNA I actually want.

And fishing! God, I miss fishing in game! Need to get Osho to make me a fishing pole!

As I ran up to the Kunga cave, I also realised I should get Osho started making camps, then I recalled that factories were also a thing he'll need, but even before that, Crafting stations. Hilarious! I am prioritising the Wookiee's to-do list much faster than my own main combat toon's. And I haven't even gotten Soulei off the station yet.

Killed my first Forage Worm! Super funny, as it reminded me of the story I will link here as soon as I have written it (and can figure out how to link stuffs!)

Server is having another restart, which I kinda like as it limits me in what all I can do or get started. I headed down into the cave, got a single level on HC before I bit it. Today's NoobDoc moment: even though those Kunga primitives are only level 70, I keep forgetting I am not wearing armour. So I cloned to the Mining Outpost, and was reminded that Cloning Sickness is a thing! Man, the things I have forgotten in this game -  I may fill a book!

Jumped from Dantooine to Corellia, having decided to test the house pack-up, by moving from my remote little spot to park next to Osho's shop outside of Exile on Talus. When I landed on Talus, I pulled my pet, and noted a tiny bug: dead pets should not make flappy noises!

Dropped my house and offered up a bunch of things to Osho's vendor, then switched toons to buy the offers, and make a fishing pole (one good thing about taking notes as I play, is I remember to do these things. Of course, Osho had no chemicals on him, so he had to survey for some: and whaddaya know, there's a 90% spawn along the banks of the same river we all live along now! So, no chemical harvies, but in one /sample, he had enough to make a truly crappy pole for Aerys, which weirdly makes me happy. It will be the first thing I try when I log back in!

I then ran Osho over to Tatooine to check on the harvestors outside Mos Eisley, and now we have 22k of that iron, and the spawn is still going strong. Server was three minutes from shut down when I logged off.

So, yeah, armour. I think that will have to be priority 1 when I can hook up with Hoggle again: get armour! He did give me a pretty sweet gun. Times like that, I am gratfeul for the lack of decay in the post-NGE iteration of the game. Just to make sure the message stuck, I waited for a shuttle on Corellia right beside a guy in Rebel Commando armour. /grin. /salute!

Logged in briefly later that night, no one else was on, so I grabbed the fishing rod Osho had made and caught a blowfish with my first try! That was cool. Looking forward to when I can run a fishing derby like we used to do back in the day. :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Day 3, Part 2 Miscellaneous Meandering

I  had a few moments in the evening, so logged Aerys in to do some more refamiliarising myself with things. I started off doing a teeny bit of foraging (found a Treasure Map! Man, I remember those things! Post definitely on that topic, some time later!) then popped to tat to finish the Collector Quests.

Seeing my yacht on the Starship terminal reminded me that one of the things I am most looking forward to is the full deco of everything. :) I think the error I made last time in waiting to deco was that many rooms ran out of steam. (I will link to some of my old articles on deco, as soon as I figure out how to cross platform these bloody blogs.)

Got the Collector Quests done, using HC for the combat bits. He's pretty tough for only being level 10. Then visited the BM trainer to get the varying levels of Provoke, still can't quite recall how to train my pet: do I visit him, and he does it for me? Just cannot quite remember how that whole system functions. I have learned no specials through Creature Knowledge yet. Once HC is higher level, I will have to look into all of that too. Hope those systems work, as their specials were a large part of what made beasts so awesome in combat.

As I was running about, I was finding and clicking on Weapons Collections, Plant Collections, and even the old Rattletrap Junk Parts collectable. I really enjoyed those things in the bad old days: one of these days will have to find the lists of what is where and see if I can get them done. It's a good task for a slow day, when there aren't a lot of folks online.

Day 3 Grinding the Gears

Day 1 and Day 2 are still in note form in the journal I accidentally left in a classroom at the event I attended last weekend. When I get it back (hopefully sometime this week) I will type them up and slip them in here, somewhere. :)

Day 3, Part 1

The day I got back from my adventure to meet Hoggle IRL (well, that wasn't why I went, was just a side-benefit!), I was able to log in and play for a while. I opted to start that session by creating Oshorym anew. The crafter grind is super fast, especially with Legend's permanent 150% xp rate, so I got him started by surveying for resources while I waited for Hoggle to log on, as he had a grind kit already prepared for me.

I decided to transfer some creds to Osho for necessary supplies while I wait, by selling off one of the reward paintings. I listed it for 200k creds, specifically for Aerys to buy. Or, well, I tried! But since I skipped the tutorial on Osho, he had literally nary a cred to his name! Well, that's awkward! I found an artisan mission terminal and got a mission to survey for some resource, which will make me enough creds to do the planned listing.

 So I fire up the newbie survey tool and what do you know: Kammris Iron, with ideal qualities for Beast Mastery, right there on Tat.:) I am on foot, so off I go. (No number lock on this keyboard is going to be problematic, unless I can find the right size and weight of rock or w/e to plop down onto the keys when I want to be moving...

 There's an 80% spawn up on the ridge overlooking the city. I mark it, planning to drop a couple harvesters there, as soon as I have some! We are going to need that material! Beast mastery is famously a whore for resources of particularly high quality. One of the things I will be relearning is BM crafting, once I have a suit and all that fun stuff.

Finding that resource reminded me of how well our community worked to harvest ideal materials for Beast master crafting: it really was a team effort. It leads me to wonder how well we will manage to do in this version of the game: so much of what we did was massive group efforts. I really want that back, and I fear how much time will be spent on the solo grinds., even after the characters are levelled.

Met Hoggle's toon on Dant, got Osho leveled up tfrom 5 to 50 just standing there. Then made a couple harvesters and ran back to Tatooine to drop them, but... Noob moment of the day: I made Chemical Harvesters, not Minerals! So I ran back to Eisley, crafted five of the right kind of harvester, (and bought myself an AB-1 off the market, as I was tired of hoofing it across half the Galaxy), dropped them on the spawn, and sped back to Eisley.

After a couple hour break to get some RL BM stuff done (prepping feed for the horses at the facility,  I manage), I logged Osho back in, got an XP buff and plopped my butt down in the Cantina to finished levelling him. Took 2 hours and 10 minutes to get from level 50 to 90: pretty good! Most of that time was spent making Fountains, as they have the highest resource cost and thus give the best XP returns. I didn't do them in practice mode, as I wanted to have something I could list on a vendor.

Osho then spent some money on the market, buying a house, and then headed to talus, to drop his shop outside of Exile Labs. A teeny bit of deco, and a couple vendors dropped, and loaded (I have some thoughts on Vendors in SWG, post to come!) and then switched to Aerys to play a non-crafter for a while. Mostly just shopped and then ran the Tree Deco quests for more deco items, as the server prepped to shut down.

All in all, felt like a productive day.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Finding the Way Back

I have been following the progress of the various emulators for some time: really, since before the end of the game. I even played  a bit on the well-established preCU emulator while the game was still live, as I believe I started to blog on the subject on the old GalaxyGal blog (I will link this if I can ever figure out how...) But with various moves and the death of various computers in the intervening years, I had lost the option of joining back in, as I have the discs... SOMEWHERE in all this mess.

So it was my 18 year old's killing time in a local thrift store before work that gave me this opportunity: he found a copy of the Complete Experience for a piddling $3.99, and texted me with a teaser: "you won't believe what I found at VV!" He was right, I really barely believe it.

At any rate, once I had loaded the game onto the system we share, I had to seek out someone who was playing in the only NGE emulator I knew of. This was my old friend, client and guildie, Hoggle, who had recently volunteered to step into the position I had last held for the SOE game: Senator for Beast Mastery.

Hoggle and I have been friends on FB for a long time, and had developed a casual friendship of reading each others posts and liking each other's pictures, and sort of sharing at a distance in each other's lives. This was soon to change!

After he helped me get started on Legends, I was making a trip to his part of Earth, and he and I managed to meet up. It was awesome to hear his voice IRL, and get a real /hug. His daughter is even more lively and his lady even more lovely that social media can show. It was a delight to meet them all at long last!

So, here I am, having forgotten so much of what I knew, about general game play, much less about the profession I adored. The first day back in was a lot of wandering about remembering how to even move, manipulate my avatar through the terrain, figure out how one does anything again. Settings are all defaulted, I'm wearing noob clothes, and I am just humping around trying to remember how to do essential things like not run into walls.

More on my noobventures, soon!

Monday, January 16, 2017


After a hiatus of just over 6 years, I am playing Galaxies again, due in main part to the thrift luck of my son, and the encouragement of several old friends, chiefly Hoggle. This time, my kids, now pretty much adults will be playing with me. We are on the legends server of the post NGE emulator.

This blog will document the somewhat bumpy rollercoaster of learning and relearning upon which I have embarked. I have so much to share already, and I've only had three gaming sessions!