This past week, in part due to the podcast, I’ve gotten to thinking about how I’m approaching my SWTOR playing time a little different than I have approached some of my previous gaming time. And I thought it was about time I posted a Friday Five. And thus, we have today’s five:
- I rolled my main on a PvP server.
I’ve always liked world PvP, but had never played on a player versus player server, having primarily focused on PvE end game for my last 6 years of MMO playing. I found it truly heightens your factioncentricity — and hones your senses to be able to spot the enemy before they spot you.
- I started in on the PvP as soon as I was high enough level to queue.
Yes, this meant I ended up playing way more Huttball than I would have liked, but I figured if I was going to be playing on a PvP server, I might as well get some solid PvP practicing in. The fact that I lucked out and the first champion bag I turned in at 50 had a sweet headpiece in it was just icing on the cake.
- I’ve already rolled alts on 3 servers.
Rather than waiting until I was burnt out completely on my main to roll an alt or explore another server, I pretty much started thinking about friends I wanted to alt around with starting on day one. And yes I am still open to playing more alts on more servers so leave me a note as to where else I need a baby sorcerer (full up on sages atm.)
- I’m using my professions as a primary way to support my characters.
Yes, I have always been a professions overachiever, leveling them up at the speed of light regardless of the impact on my pocketbook. But I am actively using them to finance my characters so that I am not dependent upon dailies or PvP or space missions or other such activities to fund them.
- I’ve crossed raiding off my agenda for now.
That’s right. You read that correctly. Between real life being too busy and it being a significant effort to find and keep a regular raid team going of fun folks who have the same POV on raiding and teamwork as me, this has gone into the “maybe later” bucket list. I absolutely LOVE raiding as a sorcerer, mind you, but I don’t have the bandwidth to keep after it — and keep it enjoyable– right now.
So what about you? What changes have you seen to your gaming style or activities since you started playing SWTOR?