I've started to realize that there isn't always a lot to talk about during periods of new content coming out and/or me finding new stuff to write about. That doesn't meant that there isn't still a lot to do - After my guild decided to put raiding on hold and do other things I really noticed that I was the only one logging on and doing stuff ... the rest of them showed up for 2-4 hours a week to raid and that was it.
Is that all there is to this game when you hit max level?
So, I decided that I'm actually going to sit down and do some writing that doesn't relate specifically to content, but just talks about my experiences with the game. I also promised myself that I'd start taking more screenshots to work in to my writing, but so far that hasn't happened - oh well.
Lets hop back to Tuesday, after chatting with the guild and everyone talking about their plans for the future (instead of raiding like we were supposed to) then leaving I stuck around for a while long. Accomp (our guild leader) made an announcment in general that Tantalus was finished raiding and would not be continuing as a progression guild. Not 30 seconds later two people on my friend's list messaged to ask if I was really leaving the game.
Now, that gave me the warm and fuzzies - I had been planning to just log for the night and think about my own future with the game, but that made me stick around and chat with them for a while.
|For my next house I was giant statues 3 stories tall in my entrance way too|
I made the decision that my mail would continue to war Tantalus tags for the time being (in case anyone changed their mind and we started raiding again) but I hopped on my alt and started to ask around for a new guild. I was a bit overwhelmed with the interest and in the end settled for putting each of my 2 tank alts in separate guilds to try and get as much chance at raiding as possible into the near future.
I also got an invite to run with another guild in their Story EV run that night and see if I wanted to join up with them. The run itself was pretty fun, they're a good group, but since I had already made commitments elsewhere I decided to let it go at that. I did say I'd like to stay in touch and will be stalking their website for future events.
So what have I been doing since then?
Well - I'm broke, on like all my characters. The fastest way I've found to earn money at 50 is to run the daily quests, which let you pick up cash and daily commendations at the same time. Running a full set of dailys takes me about 2 hours per character and nets me somewhere around 200-300k depending on drops. I have 4 level 50 characters - so potentially that could be like 8 hours a day right there, but I get bored running the same quests over and over so I usually just do it on one character, or do the Black Hole area on 2 characters or something like that.
A while ago I also decided that frequently when playing I needed to just blow off steam and do something simple, so I made a Scoundrel (DPS) and log on to it whenever I need to just flat out kill people. Which is a lot of fun just in of itself. Sub-50 queue times aren't too bad (most days) so I can get 3 or 4 WZ's an hour. Reroll is currently level 35 (so close to shoot first!) and has been levelling by PVP for the majority of her career.
|Props if you know where this statue is located|
For a change of scenery I've started an Imperial character and am leveling through the story line. He'll end up being my 4th tank (is that enough?) and will help me round out my end game experience by being able to talk about the Imperial side of things as well. I'm also anxious to get in to the different flashpoints and see how much different they really are.
Current Major Blog projects I'm working on?
- Finish leveling an Imp tank to 50 and run HMs to finish guide sections.
- Max out one of each class on both factions to finish Presence bonus to all characters
- Complete all Datacron vids and guides (both factions)
- Finish Overview guides for Voidstar, Huttball, Novarre (CW done)
- Get a solid video for the +10 Datacron and finish the writeup
- Get the trash videos and finish the writeups for HM EC
- Kill Nightmare Pilgrim
- Unlock all the legacy stuff
From what I can see I still have a few months of content to burn through before there is absolutely nothing "new" to do. I can see where the game might stall for you if you weren't interested in playing through it more than once and all you wanted to do was focus on a single character. I guess, this game just wasn't made for that kind of playstyle. Happily, I wasn't either.
Raid tonight! KP Story mode - but hey, at least it's something! I still haven't geared up all my alts so they can even use the gear.