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Guppy (SuperAdmin) 2/10/2009 2:45 AM EST : RE: "What I'm Up To" Thread
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Ivaadi said:

((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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Mandash Grim (Member) 2/10/2009 2:46 AM EST : RE: "What I'm Up To" Thread
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Lona actually wrote the book on Events:

http://forums.station.sony.com/swg/posts/list.m?topic_id=419224

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Ivaadi (Applicant) 2/10/2009 3:10 AM EST : RE: "What I'm Up To" Thread

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Heh. Thanks, Lona and Mandash. I knew someone out there would have written one.
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Mandash Grim (Member) 2/11/2009 5:21 AM EST : RE: "What I'm Up To" Thread
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I'm currently drifting to a concept I'll call "the uncommando" for Grim.  ICly, I can't really see the old captain toting around heavy weapons and most of them are so over the top it's kinda nuts.  Ditto for visible armor and the rest.

"Position Secured," a commando special, roots the character and in return offers him bonuses to his crit chances, reduced action costs, additional armor and chances to "burst fire" small arms or proc a "devestation" with a heavy weapon.  It also offers the whole group a buff, "Base of Operations", for +1000 armor and +5% crit chance.

Along with Beast Master, and the innate abilities of my critter posse, this makes Grim an unconventional kind of build.  Most commandos avoid Position Secured in favor of less restrictive abilities (that don't root you) or offer even more armor protection than it does in other trees.  It's expensive to max out.  I've only got a single additional point outside it.

For Grim that buff is handy for his pets and his limited number of available expertise points, poured into PoS, gives him a nice spread of advantages.  Given he is a BM he's usually not chasing down runners himself but holding down tactically advantagous real estate and sniping from afar.  Thus being rooted really doesn't effect his strategy as it might other commandos.

I'm finding he's very effective with small arms, even pistols when mixed with grenades and other specials, from a Secured Position as well as the commando-obligatory heavy weapons.

The one heavy weapon that doesn't break character, too much, for Grim is the C-M Frag Storm Heavy Shotgun.  Sadly, the elemental attack from it is just kinetic and has no special properties but it does have the advantage in that it's hard to come by and not often used.  So if Grim's in a party with another commando, for example, he won't duplicate that commando's unique elemental DoT stack but have one of his own.  Instead of one 10 stack of Fire you'd have one 10 stack each of Fire and one of Kinetic.

But the heavy shotgun choice is also a roleplaying one.  I can easily imagine Grim toting a shotgun along with his LD-1 Rifle and DL-44 pistol.

The pistol sees the most use, oddly enough, as the rate of fire makes "Burst Fire" and elemental criticals more likely to go off.   It also cycles a commando's relatively few small arm specials more quickly.   When using small arms a commando can also use grenades - unlike with heavy weapons.

So that's how Mandash Grim, Captain of the Holowood Star and UnCommando is shaping up.  It's all pretty cool.

Just need to save my credits and grind my pets and I'll be golden.

For OOC purposes I'll keep a more varied stash of heavy weapons around as well, of course.  Elemental attacks can be key in some instances and offer general tactical flexibility.

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Miss Z & Zanara (Member) 3/21/2009 6:52 AM EST : RE: "What I'm Up To" Thread
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OOC:
Well, Im building up my Emporium. Lots n lots n lots of work, but it's coming a long nicely and I can see the end of the tunnel

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Miss Z & Zanara (Member) 3/21/2009 6:55 AM EST : RE: "What I'm Up To" Thread
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Guppy Queen said:
Ivaadi said:

((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.))


http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x50/HGS-BoxOffice/Events/FashionMini.jpg or http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x50/HGS-BoxOffice/Events/Events.jpg

OOC:
Was just wondering, where did the guide go that you and I started Lona? =)
I had forgotten but remembered about it now that I saw this


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scout26405 (Applicant) 3/23/2009 5:36 PM EST : RE: "What I'm Up To" Thread
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ICly, Fodri just accidentally ticked off Jabba's men and in exchange for his life, he will be forced to do some jobs for the Hutt. Fodri hopes that if he does enough for him that he can learn more about the COMPNOR General who ordered the execution of his girlfriend.

OOCly, I'm looking heavily into the Navy and how I would fit into it. College is not going smoothly for me right now and is expensive as hell. One of the major reasons I'm considering joining is that some of the higher technical stuff that is taught can be transfered to college credit and also, if I take college courses in my off time, the tuition would be completely covered by the Navy.

It looks like I'd fit pretty well in terms of working with computers and also music. I don't really want to be doing music as a career though. I like it, but I don't like it *that* much. I'm hoping I might be able to do it as kind of a hobby. If not, I can always play a bit during basic training.

I expect to be talking to a recruiter in about three or four months.
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Guppy (SuperAdmin) 3/23/2009 5:47 PM EST : RE: "What I'm Up To" Thread
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That sounds exciting Jeevik. You can swim right?


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scout26405 (Applicant) 3/23/2009 8:24 PM EST : RE: "What I'm Up To" Thread
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I can swim, though from what I hear, there's always some people who go to basic not knowing how. The individual training on that isn't so bad as any of the other ones. They get to spend some time in the kiddy pool and learn. For those who don't know, you do *not* want to have individual training at all if you can avoid it.
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Guppy (SuperAdmin) 3/24/2009 1:48 AM EST : RE: "What I'm Up To" Thread
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ah, ok.


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