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Alorana Nux (Associate) 11/7/2008 4:37 AM EST : RE: "What I'm Up To" Thread

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/hug Grim


Well, since this thread is back up again...

My hubby and I finally booked the vacation we were supposed to take back in February!  So Alorana will be offline as of November 24, back on December 3.  I'm working on a way to cover for her absense IC'ly.  My first thought is to be away on set filming a holomovie or something, and I would love IC help getting that ball rolling, if anyone has ideas.

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Amul'ette (Associate) 11/7/2008 5:53 AM EST : RE: "What I'm Up To" Thread
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Meatlump Themepart.... /grimaces  I'm on my 8th round of it now....

Hmm, Alorana could be going to get "into the mindset" of a new role.  Alot of actors research parts and prepare physically before doing a role.  I would have to use Johnny Depp as inspiration.  That guy in RL goes to some really awesome extremes to get prepared for roles.  When he did the Pirates movie, he stated in an interview that he hung around Keith Richards and ran around his house hashing out his character. 

So you could come up with a "movie title", figure out what your role is, then be away preparing for it.  Just one idea!

I wish you two a great vacation here if I don't get a chance to say it to you later, and watch out for those /tackles!



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Guppy (SuperAdmin) 11/7/2008 7:01 AM EST : RE: "What I'm Up To" Thread
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Alorana Nux said:
Alorana will be offline as of November 24, back on December 3.  I'm working on a way to cover for her absense IC'ly.  My first thought is to be away on set filming a holomovie or something, and I would love IC help getting that ball rolling, if anyone has ideas.


That’s a great idea Ana Amu's suggestion is great also. Have fun on your vacation.




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Thistle Crowe (Member) 11/7/2008 7:13 AM EST : RE: "What I'm Up To" Thread
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I don't get my next vacation until next summer.  Hope you have a blast on yours!


Right now I'm so stuck with Thistle.  One storyline is on hold because the other person invovled just disappeared.  =o/  Other than that she has been stuck in her shop 90% of the time making clothes and on occasion just standing there chatting in tells.  >>  I've been on my combat toon a lot as well getting things vamped up in her RP.  She was my main RP toon on Kett and I so miss playing her since I have 5 years of history in her.  Thistle was born in Jan. and really hasn't gone much of anywhere.  She does the part of the everyday citizen perfectly! =oP

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Mandash Grim (Member) 1/12/2009 5:33 AM EST : RE: "What I'm Up To" Thread
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It's been a while hasn't it?

Grim's currently focused on pet grinding his rancor and helping out in a general way around HGS (collecting junk loot for the PvE project and being available for assorted assistance). 

Amu talked me into running a weekly space grinding session aboard The Holowood Star (something I'd talked about before before my SWG time flatlined) and we're going to try and roleplay it for extra goodness.

The first one is this Thursday night.  5:30PM PST.  8:30PM EST

This will be mostly light, banter, oriented RP as we try to force some pirates to return stolen pre-release holovids.   What's not to like?  Mostly no plot and lots of blowing stuff up with the old captain.



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Mandash Grim (Member) 1/21/2009 6:45 AM EST : RE: "What I'm Up To" Thread
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Still working on the rancor.  He's L82 and even after I hit L90 there will be some grinding for BFF status so I can teach the lad "trample."  The upside is the grinding is generating a lot of RE junk loot for Amu's PvE project.

I'm getting very itchy to get in on Heroic Instances.  Especially Aurellian Instances.  After taking a close look at the tokens needed to procure a General's Set (the main benefit for my build being the chance to proc free "Inspiration" which will give everyone, and everyone's pets, full Action bars in my party) I realized it will take a month to get.  That's assuming at least one instance run a day, each day, that's successful.

Axkva Min tokens:  7
Mos Espa tokens: 8
Droid Factory tokens: 6
Black Sun tokens: 5
Exar Kun tokens: 4

My priority is the rancor.  Once he's set I may respec into a more generic Officer build without BM but with melee and explosive AOEs along with my buffs.   Maybe supply drops as well.  This will help me get into pickup groups I suspect.  We'll see how it goes without respeccing as well.

The space grind RP was successful but I haven't heard many folks bugging me about a repeat so that's on the backburner for now.  My main contribution to the PA is junk loot for the RE project and I had fun helping Sakky out the other night packing fireworks for the Huntress Moon event.

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Mandash Grim (Member) 2/3/2009 3:43 AM EST : RE: "What I'm Up To" Thread
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Well, heck with a new Officer expertise.  Grim's gone commando!  (And I do mean the Rambo kind of commando).

What this means, with the build he has, is that he's full BM with both better DPS and far better tanking skills than he had as an Officer.  While he doesn't give Officer buffs anymore he does have cone and limited AoE attacks including one that trashes the armor of any target in his way. 

The vastly improved tanking/healing also means learning creature specials is immeasureably easier.  I can just stand there and get beat on forever by most creatures until Creature Knowledge runs out and I decide to let myself get incapped.  Then I pop back onto my feet, heal myself and kick my stim armor (healing DoT) into gear.  CK the beastie, plink him with a pistol, and wait for to learn my new special.

Rinse, repeat.

Why didn't anyone tell me?!  Learning trample will be cake as a commando/BM!

While I always liked my Officer AoEs I never specialized in them because of their limited utility in some PvE situations.  With a Commando's Heavy Weapons I can get much the same effect but in a far more controlled way.  Free targeting HW's like flamethrowers damage all targets in a very narrow cone so it's easy to control who, and what, gets hit.  Others, like rocket launchers, have much better range and a fairly small area of effect but you can swap between targets and create all kinds of havok with Burn It Down! that plants multiple fire DOTs on everything around the target.  

Armor Shredder and Burn It Down are my staples.

The most awesome thing about Commando and heavy weapons is that you use practically no stamina.  HW's, AS and BID, are practically stamina free sustained damage.  While damage doesn't spike as it can for other classes you can pour it on forever and a day.  I also keep a rifle and pistol around for more precise work but the stamina costs of the specials (and the fact I didn't spend expertise on reducing stamina costs) makes them less attractive.  However I can rip up armor and do fairly good damage.

Ramble, ramble, ramble.   Just wanted to share.

Having big fun now.

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Orixs (Member) 2/4/2009 9:02 AM EST : RE: "What I'm Up To" Thread

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Interesting thread, I'll throw up my input. 

OOCly on Orixs I'm really just getting back into the swing of things.  Aside from the time I've spent on him since I used the free transfers to bring him to Starsider I've not played him since the CU.  The band he was part of fell apart when 2 of the 5 members quit the game and the others couldn't find suitable replacements. 

I havn't been doing much with Oriz for a while now.  Mainly just logging in and checking emails and thats about it.  I'm very much stuck on what to do with him right now.  His story as it is now, is basically over.  Its very much the typical story of a raise to glory and fame and a fading away from it.  About the only constructive addition to his story would be if I could find some way to use his skills and abilities for good to kind of atone for some of the bad he has done in the galaxy. 

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Guppy (SuperAdmin) 2/7/2009 9:45 PM EST : RE: "What I'm Up To" Thread
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ICly Lona is promoting Ronin and Linqx for the new hPod.

OOCly I'm working on designing the HGS Valentine's Day cards.


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Ivaadi (Applicant) 2/10/2009 1:56 AM EST : RE: "What I'm Up To" Thread

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OOCly, I just got back from my honeymoon, and I'm trying to find a balance between grinding levels and collections on my combat toons, and running businesses with my non-combatants.

ICly, Ivaadi is working with Malinde to design new merchandise for both Phridrix of Holowood and her formalwear business, DreamWeaver Raiments. In the near future the two businesses will likely merge, and Ivaadi may be trying to set up a fashion show to promote the new Spring Collections.

((Does anyone know where I can find a good "Complete Idiot's Guide to In-Character Events"? I've never organized an event before, and if I'm going to run a fashion show, I'd like to do it right.))
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