dinsdag 20 februari 2007


Just played a little before going to work.
Worked on my harvesting skills, went up to 100 in lumberjacking and 166 in harvesting. I am now a skill 162 harvester.

Placed some of my harvested goods on a vendor (timber and hides), hoping some crafters have a use for it (and of course to make a little cash).
I am thinking about trying out crafting, might be fun.
That's what i really like about this game, you're not limited to doing combat. You can go out harvesting (can include combat if you're going for hides), or do diplomacy, or craft stuff, so whatever i feel like doing i can. Sometimes combat tends to get boring and it's great to have an alternative.
Diplomacy is also great, it's like a card game within the game and has been lots of fun for me and sure is a lot more fun than doing quests to go out and kill x amount of y and x amount of z.

zondag 18 februari 2007

Vanguard Adventures

Today i didn't do much adventuring with Endellion, i just didn't feel like doing combat so i went out to do some lumberjacking to get my skills up, went from 40 to 79 in lumberjacking, it took a lot of time just to find a tree to cut down.

Other than that i did a little bit of shopping, bought some new bracers and 2 rings, i did go for a ride on my horse until i ran into some lvl 20 bears and decided it was not safe :)
So i went back to Leth Nurae and was just hanging out watching other players.

Solo vs. Group play

Recently i've seen lots of discussions about group or solo play (even ingame).
Don't get me wrong, if you're into group play that's great, but i do think forcing people into group play is wrong, especially if a quest needs to be completed in order to continue a questline.

Personally i don't like grouping up, unless i really have to. I like soloing, it gives me a feeling of accomplishing something, especially in difficult quests, the feeling i get when doing a group mission solo and beating it is awesome.
When in a group, finishing a quest doesn't feel like i accomplished anything on top of that i hate having to depend on other players or wait for other players to form a group.

In SWG i accomplished almost everything solo, even the group missions (like the Avatar Station at Kashyyyk), from the top of my head the only mission i could not do solo was the beetle cave on Mustafar (although i did get very close to beating it solo).

So far in Vanguard i have done everything solo, but i am stuck right now on a few quests that are to hard to solo, but i refuse to group up, i'll just try to level up and try the quests again until i succeed.

Look at it the other way, if you like to group up and would be forced to go solo, would you like it ?.......... probably not.

All group missions should be possible to do solo, if one chooses to do so, don't destroy my gameplay experience/fun by forcing me to group up, it should be a choice.

Vanguard Players

Vanguard has some really cool features, one of them is Vanguard Players.
On there loads of stuff from the game gets automaticly posted, it even features a blog.

For example, check my characters:
Main: Endellion
Alt: Hauntshade

I've been playing with Endellion mostly, hence why she's a lvl 11 and Hauntshade is "only" lvl 9

Today's SWG "adventures"

Well nothing much happened in SWG, just logged in for a few minutes on my main (Akean Kressh) to check stuff.
Recieved my veteran award for 30 months, got to pick from a Yoda Hologram or the Emperor's Chair, picked the Yoda Holo.
Also logged in to my second account to check on my crafter (Sandrina Endellion), re-listing a load of stuff on my vendor and checked my harvesters.

And that was about it.

Hauntshade is back !!

Yup :)
Stay tuned while i am getting stuff up and running.