There will be WoW content on here again, I promise. Just … not today. =P
Friday night after downing Deathwing (see? WoW content!) I logged on Agent Van and got him to the end of his Chapter 1 storyline. And then proceeded to beat my head against the final boss for an hour or so. Dude … that last quest is A BITCH. I looked it up on Torhead and got a few ideas for strategies … and I did learn some things. Once my companion is down though, I’m reduced to kiting … and he has ways to immobilize me, but I have no way to slow HIM down. It takes him about two swings to smear my squishy healer butt into a new design on the floor. I’m bitching about it in chat to Arv, when Sorak logs on. He’s familiar with this quest and how buggy it is … although it would still be really tough even without the targeting bug … so he logs on Cayle and has me invite him and he comes and pounds the boss’s face in for me. And my legacy name wasn’t taken! Huzzah!!
After that, I decided that it was my turn to bash things in the face. Or .. impale them on a lightsaber .. w/e. So I spent some time with Arelin. You remember him, right? Here’s a reminder …
WARNING: RP AHEAD. TURN BACK NOW OR DEAL WITH IT (SPACE BAR).
Arelin started out as a badass. I mean, come on … a pureblood Sith, what else could he be, right? I was all like, yeah, he’s gonna be all dark and evil and … well, then he met Vette. And he tries to impress her … a Twi’lek slave! Like, what is he thinking, right? But he can’t help himself. And then he went through the initiation at the Revanite camp, and embraced their teachings. So now he seeks balance. He chooses dark side options when he feels the situation is right for it (i.e. choosing to kill someone who has done wrong) and light side options when appropriate, such as protecting innocents. Of course, this keeps his light/dark meter firmly within neutral territory. Revan would be proud. Yes, I can hear the peanut gallery out there ready to give me the speech about how you need to choose one or the other in order to get the best gear. I don’t care. This is who he is! His personality has grown and evolved as I have played with him. And I have enjoyed the time I’ve spent with him. (Force Leap RAWRRRRRRRRR!!!!) So much so, that he is currently on that planet that I love to hate. Yes, you know the one …
To counter Arelin’s personality, and because Vector made me want to try an assassin, I made an Inquisitor. I gave him different hair, different jewelry, and a different scar … but he still came out looking like Arelin’s twin. I haven’t actually decided yet whether they are twins, or whether he should be a younger brother. I’m leaning towards younger brother. Yes Zari, that IS a mohawk.
Roz’jin was just … too troll. So I changed up the end of the name a bit to Roz’ziel. Roz thinks his brother is soft. He is all cold, dark hatred. He is in full agreement with the questgiver that believes pureblood Sith should be in charge of everyone else, and believes that non-Sith should be not allowed to learn to wield the Force. He did pick up some light points for feeding the alien in the tomb of Naga Sadow … his reasoning was that allowing the creature to grow strong and kill acolytes will involve a lot more fear and blood than stripping its power and letting it slowly starve to death. So, unlike Arelin, who cared whether the creature itself suffered or not, he only cared about creating more future violence.
Also, what is more badass than a lightsaber? No, Arv, two lightsabers is a good answer, but not the one I am looking for. How about … a double-bladed lightsaber?
BAD ……… ASS
It seems appropriate to me that the two brothers’ personalities turned out this way. After all, Arelin went the path of Juggernaut, which is capable of a tank role, protecting others. Roz went Assassin … ok, yes, they can tank too, but somehow a stealthy light-armor wearing tank is too weird for me to process.
P.S. If anyone knows how to change the settings so it will save screenshots in the same resolution as I am playing in, please do share. WoW saves them in 1440 x 900, why must ToR save them in non-widescreen icky 1024 x 768? It squishes them and makes everyone look anorexic and I HATES IT!