Welcome back, g1s to my SWTOR playthrough as the Jedi Knight Sheena. Today, we're going to actually start playing the game and complete a few of the first quests!
First off, I have to customize my interface to suit my specific tastes.
Much better. The first minor thing that's new is the edition of so many side quickbars. It's suffocating! I kept just one on each side for the extra space because even with double quickbars on the bottom, it's still not enough space for future powers or items.
As a Jedi Knight, I start out with a basic attack that builds up energy so I can use more powerful attacks like the powered saber strike that I also start out with. Because I have no energy bars built up from attacking, it's blacked out and can't be used. I also come with a healing tech on the right end of the bottom quickbar after all enemies are cleared out. On the left hand quick bar, I put my quick travel option that can only be used once every 30 minutes. On the right, I have my first buff power that adds 10% to my current Strength stat. The other two buffs I have is a basic lightsaber stance that further increase the damage of my lightsaber attacks and a sprint buff that makes me walk faster.
Phew, what a mouthful. Now let's finally get started on the advent--
Where's the cool armor I had in the character selection screen?! Even those guys over there have proper robes!
And what the hell is this?!
I'm going to beat you with my stick until I get a real lightsaber!
Big disappointment for many players is the sticks all Jedi/Sith get on the first planet. It's lame but it feels just so much better when you finally get a lightsaber.
Anyway, going on the information we heard from the Jedi Master after landing on Tython, we have to help the other Jedi being attacked by aliens called...Flesh Raiders. They sound so peaceful though...
Let's take the Droid Taxi and get going!
I land in what appears to a training outpost for Jedi Knights and Padawans being overrun from the Flesh Raiders. Time to save the day--
Oh look! A quest!
Huh. Uh-Huh. Ok, gotta rescue a group of Padwans who were training when the fighting started.
So for quests that don't have to do with what little story the game offers, I won't be showing because they don't really matter that much to the plot. I'll show a bit here and there if there is something interesting to show.
For now, I'm going to prepare myself before I go out there and kill some Flesh Raiders.
Ooooh! A shop!
In any kind of RPG it is always good to prepare yourself before going out into the unknown. So let's buy some stuff!
That's fine! I just need to remember RPG rule #4: fight wild monsters to get money. In reality though, for anyone else playing, it's good to save your money for something later on.
What else do I need to do?
AOL Guy: "You got mail."
It's mostly junk mail with the exception of three things:
Should have shown this screen earlier...
This is the stat menu that shows your current stats along with what armor you have equipped. Next to my character's name is my first title: Founder. You get titles by doing certain things throughout the game. People who bought the game and played when it was available for the first month it was released receive a Founder's Medallion when they make a new character.
The other two...semi important things I got in the mail were these optional pets to follow your character around. I got a baby tauntaun and a tiny droid from episode I.
D'AWWWWWWWW! I'm going to call you Lloyd!
Gold? Hey other Padawans, check out my bling!
Alright, enough stalling. Let's go out into the world already!
It's too bad I have to keep graphics on the bare minimum to run this game.
Tython is a beautiful planet with lush forests and high mountains. A planet that is full of life and worth being the homeworld of the Jedi Order. Now, where are those Flesh Raiders?
Time to pick on the weak...er...I mean, put the injured creature out of its misery. That's in the Jedi Code, right?
Time to feed, Lloyd! EAT THE FLESH RAIDER'S FLESH, YOU RAIDER OF FLESH!
After killing a few Flesh Raiders, I come across another quest involving rescuing Padawins from cages.
You know, if you're a Jedi in training and can't escape from wooden cages, I think you deserve to die in there.
Time to rescue some useless Jedi. But first...
LEVEL 2!! Even Lloyd leveled up after eating three Flesh Raiders.
Now I can go rescue those Padawans. And get my first piece of new gear doing so.
Aww, light armor? Well at least it's better than my old pants.
One thing to note is for all those players who are OCD or like the continued asethetic look of their characters just need to click the unfiy colors button on the stat screen. It will match up the color of your gear to whatever color goes with your chest armor.
I now have whiter pants.
Fastforward more Flesh Raider deaths and major damage taken on my part, I decide to take a break and heal myself.
Shh! They might hear me healing right next to them.