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Episode 26 – Imp v Pub
“Back in my day” you played Pub side or Imp side and there was no co-mingling at all. They didn’t even share GTN via fleet, the GTNs all had factions!!!! You couldn’t even send mail to yourself on another side, we used to have to go to a “neutral” GTN on Nar Shadda and then list an item for a ridiculously high price and then swap characters and buy it on the opposite faction. Hilarious! No legacy bay either, no sharing of gear etc. You really did pick a side and that is where you played because the game made it so hard to do otherwise.
- THE BEGINNING SEPARATION
- THE ATTITUDES OF PLAYERS ON EACH SIDE
- “MIRROR CLASSES” AND GEAR
- THE SOUND/VIBE OF EACH SIDE
- THE ABILITY ANIMATIONS AND ICONS
You Can’t Make This Sith Up
This week in You Can’t Make This Sith Up: saying you are ready when you’re not. In a recent trip to Rishi a healer, who was content to remain nameless and hoover up tech fragments in a quick story mode Ravagers, found herself with an angry pug. The op was going by lightning fast, the group was in a jet engine being powered by a 2 big dps, 1 amazing tank, 1 power-lifting healer, 1 nameless lazy healer, and 3 pugs.. When it came time for Master and Blaster someone threw out a ready check and 2 of the pugs said they were not ready. “Ready” one of them typed into chat. Another ready check was thrown. This time just 1 said not ready, which was quickly followed up with a “sorry ready” in the chat. One more check was thrown JUST to be sure. “The Group is Ready!” announced the game –3-2-1 go! As soon as the pull began, one pug died immediately. The slacking healer sighed, clicked their name and looked for the body. Not in the corners. Not in the middle of the map. Not by the fence. Oh well, she thought, it is just story mode. After another death she realized she was going to have to stop being lazy and actually help, but this body was located quickly and returned to life once again, nothing to see here. When the fight was over, the first dps who died began typing in chat “Can someone PLEASE rez me, I’m outside the door”. Why would they be outside the door? The now tired healer wondered. She gave them a rez and instead of ‘thank you’ they said “I died because you pulled without me”. Perhaps this dps did not understand the function of a ready check and were confused by the pop-up question. Perhaps this was their first time doing this fight and they thought it would start 200 meters away from the boss. One can only wonder at this phenomenon and offer the following advice: when presented with a ready check and you are not, in fact, ready don’t fucking click yes.
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