…or more specifically, why the rush to end game?
This week, my Inquisitor hit 50. And somehow, she even had enough cash on hand to buy her level 3 speeder riding and speeder! And to clean up a few gear pieces. And thanks to an unusually awesome RNG, she got an epic headpiece out of her first PvP commendation bag. Not bad progress in a game with about 100 hours of playtime that only officially launched on December 20, in the midst of the holidays.
It’s sort of hard to believe that I’m at the end of my class story, and now ready to embark upon the many max level activities that lie ahead. I’ve got PvP matches aplenty to do, to farm for the elusive purple lightsaber. I want to do the max level versions of all the flashpoints no one wanted to do during the mad rush to 50. I want to maximize my number of daily quests so I can pick up the daily commendation level 3 speeder.
I was poised to take some time and bask in the glow and ease in to end game. I love raiding, as can be attested to by the volume of raiding related posts on the other blog, but I was honestly feeling as though there was plenty for me to do for a week or two or more before jumping in. So while I was excited about a raid this week, it wasn’t on my “it better happen or else” list.
I think I had a solid 5 minutes before I started to hear from folks that we were falling behind. And last night, I actually had my first /gquit from someone who had signed up to raid with us tomorrow night (our first official guild raid! huzzah!) because “we’re taking too long to do end game.”
I have to tell you I am honestly a little bit floored. I’ve watched my significant other talk to numerous guildies about raiding, including a good amount of pre-50s. He confirmed days and times that seem like they’ll work. Has had strats up on our Wiki for a week or more so everyone can be on the same page. And just this week we finally had enough tanks and healers publicly express interest in raiding that we’re going to give Karraga’s Palace a shot.
But it’s still not fast enough for some folks. Which just proves the adage “you can’t please all of the people all of the time.”
So, we’ll see how it goes. And you can bet I’ll report back here.
I can’t believe someone would quit over not raiding, not even a full month after the game came out. My highest just hit level 25 last night, and I’ve skipped a few group quests and flashpoints already. I also have a level 15/16ish that I’m leveling exclusively with Dev, because duoing in this game is just THAT fun and easy. I’m in no rush to end game.
Honestly, as much as I enjoy raiding in WoW, I’m in no rush to start raiding in TOR too. To me, TOR is a single player game – a continuation of my beloved KoTOR universe. I just happen to be able play it with other people around. The story is what I’m interested in; as soon as I hit max level, the story (more or less?) goes away, and I suspect I will start a bazillion baby alts to see other stories.
I am already itching to play my lvl 11 bounty hunter– I definitely want to work my way through all the class stories!
My ‘main’ is a Bounty Hunter, and I adore the story so far. I love her, and I love Mako. Have fun! 🙂
Joshua Sislo (@Legibryn) said:
Can’t wait until i join you in the league of level 50’s still got away to go though
Looking forward to it! And loving that we have more folks doing flashpoints w/guildies now as they level. That was one bummer about being part of the early access wave of levellers — only did 1 flashpoint.
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Kyle Johnston (@KJohnston50) said:
I find that, if I log out too long, I level too fast with the rested XP. I am thoroughly enjoying both the class story arch and game story arch as well. I also find that, unlike WoW, the leveling is truly entertaining because of the cut scenes and the choices one gets to make. I do wish I had a casual, friendly guild to do so in though :/.
There are a number of twitter #SWTOR peeps who have been recruiting. What side are you looking for?
Totally agree. Have no idea what the rush is.
On the bright side, if somebody was so dead-set on raiding this early, s/he’s most likely somebody you wouldn’t want to raid with anyway.
If I hear 1 more time from anyone about how everyone they know is clearing all the raid content and we are so behind…
It sounds pretty ridiculous that your guildie couldn’t wait a few more days for the guild raid. If people didn’t take time off during the holidays, their characters are likely hitting level 50 around now.
How are you guys gearing up? Are you focusing on pvp or guild flashpoints? At least as someone who does a lot of soloing, I was able to gear up rather quickly with a few dailies to get epic armor / hilts for my weapon, and then a near complete set of Champion pvp gear.
What server are you guys on?
I have to assume they had already app’d to the other guild, and were keeping their options open. But truly I was surprised.
I’ve done my gearing via crafting (Synthweaver), and continually upgrading my moddable gear w/new mods. Has worked out nicely so far. And the dailies gave me the commendations for my hilt upgrade.
We’re on The Crucible Pits, W Coast PvP server.
We don’t even have a level 50 yet and we may get our first tonight… I’m 39 at this moment and taking my time… so much to see and try out.. lets take our time.
/signs your petition
Pfft, my highest character is still only 32. How am I supposed to even consider end game when I have so many alts to roll on so many different servers? One 30, four 20, five teens – there’s just not enough time in the day for all of these alts.
I’ll see the level 50 stuff…mmm, sometime in March maybe.
I have many alts I want to play tho the sorcerer was my top priority to get to 50 b/c I already knew I would love her the best.
I know, right? I hit 50 less than a week ago, and I felt like we hauled $%! to get there. Now between dailies, pvp, etc. I like to group up and hit the Hard Modes of instances I mostly missed leveling, and a certain group of people–I like to think of them as the spacebar crowd– are totally ruining it for me. Seriously, the only thing they can say is “SPACEBAR SPACEBAR!” during every cutscene, as sitting through 30 seconds of cutscene is the worst unimaginable horror, as if they have something really really important to do like cure cancer and only the cutscene is standing in their way.
I feel like its the same with most of the OMG must raid yesterday crowd. Now, I love raiding. I’ve been busting rump to get a good team assembled so we can start rocking when people are ready. But most people are not, and there is nothing wrong with that. Yet constantly I hear complaints that such and such is so easy and we should be doing it already.
Some people play this game to have fun. Some people, I don’t really understand what it is they do to relax… because it certainly isn’t the game they are playing.
Oy vey. So, “spacebar, spacebar” is the “gogogog!”
I didn’t even get the chance to do the Flashpoints as regular instances. I suppose peeps will drop group when I want to watch the cinematics now. So be it. It’s my fun too.
I have no fifty.. actually my highest is 21. I’m not rushing but it’s second nature to me after playing WoW for so long just to go go go as I level.. which has lead me to Quick Travel out of an area only to realize I totally forgot to complete a quest in the area I was just in and then take another 10 minutes to run al the way back and kill my way in to do the one quest >_< I need to really slow down and think things through I am finding. Double checking I've done everythign before I rush off to hand things in.
And this game is one that makes it fun (and profitable from the POV of Datacrons) to take some time to stop and smell the flowers…
Interestingly, my WoW leveling style is pretty casual. I think it’s due to how darn long it took my first character to reach 50 in vanilla WoW. It truly felt like that took an eternity! Therefore I don’t have it in my head that it should be sped through.
begin sarcastic remark:
hmm, i must’ve entered some alternate universe, ’cause 1)we all know mmos are ALL about endgame, so if you’re not ready to gogogogo i can’t blame the other guy for /gquit. 2) we all know swtor endgame sucks and there’s nothing to do
end sarcastic remark.
it is pleasant to read about someone who admits they’re enjoying the game and looking forward to continuing to play it. thanks!
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