A family emergency has taken me away from my computer, so the site is going on temporary hiatus until it’s resolved. Not dead yet, and I will return-I just have no ETA on that.
Just a smallish post today-getting ready for the holiday season tends to eat into the gaming time. Still, I’ve managed to put a bit of time in anyway.
Dathiro in Star Trek Online is proceeding quite nicely; I’ve gotten him to where I’m almost ready to do the next big post with him, although-again-time has more or less guaranteed that it won’t go up before the New Year. I’ve done a couple of Foundry missions and have a third lined up, but I’ve also been doing a bit of the Winter Event to see if I can manage to get enough of the vouchers this year to get the Winter ship. It seems doable, even with the time I’ll be away from the keyboard, but we’ll see how things finally shake out. I’ll have some thoughts on leveling and the specific Foundry missions I’ve been doing next time (unless something big happens in the MMO-sphere that gets my attention).
I’ve also put some time into my Star Wars: The Old Republic Bounty Hunter, since he’s the last of my original eight main guys who needs to finish the Eternal Throne content. He’s recently hit his max level and is about to attend the big party (and accompanying party-crashing) on Zakuul. I’d hoped to have that all wrapped before the end of the year, but that’s so not going to happen. SWTOR’s winter event/anniversary is also happening, but there isn’t much new to grab; a new flair for your portrait for free, another you can earn with the snowball game (I think), and most amusingly, a commemorative statue of Valkorion for your stronghold-because after all the time you had to spend with him lurking in your mind, you just can’t quit him. (Honestly, that’s the sort of thing that should be clickable so you can throw rotten fruit at it. Missed opportunity here, Bioware!)
It’s probably also worth noting that I’ve started doing short log-ins with my EVE character, mostly to start training up some skills so he can start looking at cruisers and higher; since the big patch came down with the changes in character limits, I’ve thought about putting a bit more time into EVE, but for now, it’s just limited to “swap skill training”.
So that’s where things are at the moment-aside from me wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah (I know, I’m practically closing the barn door here), or the holiday of your choice! See you in ’18!
It occurred to me recently that an MMO anniversary was coming. It wasn’t the good kind, though.
It was five years ago today (minus a few hours) that NCSoft closed down City of Heroes.
Wow. Five years. Feels like just yesterday.
Not all of that venerable MMO is gone, of course. The Titan Network folks have set up a couple of applications that can access the assets in the game to allow you to at least create an avatar and see the zones and other maps in the game. So if I felt like it at any random time, I could take a quick hop into Paragon City and stand under the statue of Atlas in front of City Hall, or listen to Lord Recluse’s villainous motivational speech in Grandville. I could go into the Pocket D extradimensional nightclub, or visit the alternate Earth of Praetoria. And, of course, I could make characters-or remake them, as I still have all my costume files. But of course, it’s not the same. The number of people you might find there are much smaller than you’d have found back in the day; you can’t access your superpowers (mostly-travel powers are accessible), and you can’t beat up bad guys. At least, not in the way you could in the actual game.
In an era where superheroes are more popular than ever, you’d have thought that CoH would be going strong even today. Certainly, its competition couldn’t touch it-well, its genre competition. Obviously, its MMO competition were still leaps and bounds ahead; it’s hard to beat World of Warcraft on its worst day. But it was cut down just before it was ready to start resolving one of its longest running storylines, and aside from a few annual AMAs from its former devs, those secrets remain unknown. What might have been.
I’ve lost touch with most of the people I’d played with back in the day. I know a couple read the blog, and I’ve interacted with a couple more outside of the MMO-sphere on a weekly basis, but-just as I’d seen happen with the fall of Star Wars Galaxies-people drift to different games, different hobbies, and just quietly vanish into the ether. Nevertheless, I’m hoping that they’re all well out there in their various hobbies and interests-and I hope they know they’ve been remembered.
Here’s to you guys.
It’s been a while since I’ve put up anything involving EVE Online. It’s probably not shocking that I had spent about a month doing stuff, and then kind of went away after the Alpha Clones got released last year. I’d gotten my free guy to the point where he could fly destroyers and do a reliable job on cleaning up level 1 missions, and use an ammo blueprint so that ammunition shouldn’t be an issue, but as I knew I’d not be spending a lot of time in EVE-really, I bounce between three other games as it is-I ended up quietly putting the character to the wayside. I was going to be running into issues anyway, as Alphas have a limited number of skill points (although I was nowhere near the limit) and could only use a limited amount of equipment, which included ships.
But last month, CCP devs dropped this bit of data on everyone: in December, Alphas are going to get some expansions. For starters, and probably most significantly, Alpha players will no longer be limited to a Cruiser sized ship as their top tier; Battlecruisers and Battleships are being opened up. That’s a big deal, because it means that level 3 missions will be much easier for players, and level 4 missions will actually be possible (well, solo, at least; I’m sure the smaller ships in a group might be okay). That’s a big step up in available income. You also will be freed from your initial faction’s ship type-if you’re a Gallente Alpha, you couldn’t fly anything other than Gallente ships. But now, it seems that the floodgates are open, and you can train up and fly the ships of the other three. And for the truly daring, it also allows use of pirate faction ships, so if you’re desperate to join a pirate factions like the Serpentis and fly their stuff, your time is coming.
Another bit of news that makes Alphas more of a force upcoming is the ability to use some Tech 2 weapons, at least for medium or small weapons. That’ll keep the smaller class of ships a bit more attractive-not that the battleships are all that bad with just Tech 1 weapons. This apparently also includes the ammunition for those weapons. It’s good for the small ships, but since the large ships aren’t getting the Tech 2’s, I wonder if more Alphas will gravitate to the Battlecruisers instead. No idea how that might influence group play; my experiences in group play were pretty limited way back in the day when my old guildmates were with me prior to the release of Star Trek Online, and we mostly did mining or mission operations-and there weren’t really enough of us to match the kind of stuff you read about on the various MMO sites involving EVE fleet battles.
The skill caps are getting fiddled with too, but there is still a semi-hard cap of five million skill points, but you can apparently get beyond that from subscription time or skill injector items-I’m not sure where those stand on market value, or if they’re being sold for PLEX, the RMT currency. That said, I can again say that my own Alpha is a long, long way from 5 million skill points, but then, he hasn’t started training those battlecruisers/battleships yet. He might never-after all, “never fly what you can’t afford to lose”, and that destroyer is pretty much presently at the upper end of that for the character. But then again, I’ve been limited to level 1 missions, and only recently logged in to start training up cruisers; the income does go up with level 2 missions and beyond.
The changes are coming in December, but I haven’t seen a specific date in the month. I’m not sure how this will change the dynamics of the player base-or if it’ll encourage more people to join in. But it’ll be interesting to watch, and who knows? I might see about getting my Alpha a bit more time to mess around.
Well, the server merges have completed in Star Wars: The Old Republic. And things shook out pretty well, on my front. Only one character name had to be renamed, and it was one of my minor characters that I’d thrown together at one point. My “primary” eight, plus Sorshan and Anthrandos, all made it through the other side intact. Just as importantly, the guild names came through intact as well, so all is well with the world.
So, my first order of business was to ensure that I was able to get the Darth Hexid companion-well, to be more accurate, qualify for it. The companion won’t be awarded until near the end of the month. But there is a pair of achievements that key to it; either one will qualify a player for the companion (and a pet, if I recall, but that’s no big deal for me). Both rely on grouped content: either 3 Flashpoints via group finder, or 3 PvP warzones. Not a combination of both, so if you do two of one and one of the other, it won’t work. Oddly, for me, the warzones were the easiest to do. Heck, I might even log into my Republic and Imperial mains to get the PvP locked companions while there’s still demand in PvP.
I’m kicking around rolling a new character in SWTOR to help fill out the time while I wait for things like the Foundry in Star Trek Online to come back up. It’ll probably include a random element again, but I am purposefully excluding a few options in my head-no Knight or Inquisitor, no Mirialan or Rattataki. Mainly because they’d been covered by my Dark Vs. Light characters. I’m also likely to choose advanced classes based upon what my mains don’t have-why repeat when I don’t have to. Heck, I could conceivably make a healing based character, which I haven’t done much of. (I’ve never had that mindset, but I’m willing to try anything once, right?)
One thing I’ve also discovered with the server merges is that with so many new people (relatively speaking), finding a name for a new character is a lot rougher than it used to be. Fortunately, somewhere along the line, the devs put in the ability to include a space in the character name, so if you aren’t heart-set on using your Legacy name as the character surname, you can make a full name your character name, like “Darth Vader”. I’m dead certain the devs would’ve blocked that particular name…right? Anyway, it’s just one of those little things that I should have realized but didn’t connect the dots on until after the merge.
With the merge complete, I will probably at some point continue the SWTOR version of “The Cast List”, to sprinkle in with the other games’ lists in between activity for Dathiro in STO. On with the show!
The devs at Star Wars: The Old Republic recently put up their roadmap for the next few months, and…well. This can’t be good.
The biggest news coming out of it involve server merges. It’s not a new thing-it’s happened at least twice before with this game (I freely admit there may have been another I missed at some point). We’re now going from seventeen servers down to five: two American, one European (English), one European (German), and one European (French). They can put up a nice face on this all they want, but the simple reality of it is this: you don’t see server merges of this nature unless the subscriber base has dwindled severely. And that bodes ill for SWTOR entirely. You can dress up the reasons for merges up in pretty language (More competitive PvP! More people to group with for raids!), but in the end, the simple fact is that the developers feel that the seventeen servers don’t have the population to support their current “group focus”. How much of this is a result of having focused too much on the last two expansions is an open question (I’m not convinced that a “raid or die” philosophy would’ve done much better).
With the merges comes the usual potential drama with names. Legacy Names will not be impacted, and guild names will potentially have a former server slapped on it (so you could well end up as the “501st Fist – Jedi Covenant” because another guild on another server had the same name. If one of those guilds should go belly up at some point, the suffix will be removed. Of course, god forbid that the devs offer free rename tokens to the guild leaders to rename the guild to something that doesn’t have a server suffix on it. Character names are, of course, an entirely different issue, with priority going to subscribers, then “highly played” characters. I’m sure there are going to be a lot of people who are going to discover that their characters aren’t going to be what they last saw them as. Characters who have been inactive for an extended period and not beyond 10th level will also be flagged for renaming prior to the big move. So, good times.
(I’ll be putting any Cast List entries in my queue for SWTOR on hold until the merges hit; no sense in posting names that may be obsolete when the merges hit in early November.)
It’s not all doom and gloom here. A new Flashpoint is set to land which continues the storyline with the Alliance Traitor, and offers the return of another lost companion, scheduled for late November. Another step in raid progression is in the works, but they won’t be hitting until early 2018. There is a lot of class “balancing” going on; whether or not that’s a good thing depends a lot on what classes you play, and I’ll leave it to other more analytical sites to go into that sort of detail (I always recommend Dulfy for this sort of thing). There’s an anniversary celebration slated for December (let’s hope it’s not the last one). There are updates being planned even for the Galactic Starfighter stuff, centering on Iokath (which I imagine would be a pretty fun map to fly on). A minor but welcome thing is a new vendor at Fleet that will allow you to purchase customizations for opposite-faction companions (so Republic characters can change Vette’s coloration, and Imperials can slap on new T7 designs). And there are some rewards for encouraging grouped behavior on deck, which can earn you the Darth Hexid companion. If that names sounds familiar, it should: Hexid was one of the two possible companions that were offered during the Light vs. Dark event, which Hexid lost (I guess folks liked the light-sided Chiss Jedi better). I always suspected that Hexid would make an appearance sooner or later, but I figured it would be a gamble pack thing. Instead, you need to play content under the Group Finder (PvE or PvP); I believe the target number is three of either of these (I don’t think it triggers from any combination; it’s gotta be three of one or the other). Finally, there will be double rewards (xp, command xp, etc) for about two weeks after the merges go in.
November is shaping up to be a big month for SWTOR. Whether or not this is a good thing is the big question.
Well, well, well. Isn’t THIS interesting?
Star Trek Online recently unveiled its next season, “Emergence”, and dropped some intriguing information along with it. Here’s the trailer, in case it’s been missed:
Got some very interesting things in it. First and foremost, we have the first main character from the Star Trek: The Next Generation series to lend his voice to the game show up: LeVar Burton, aka Geordi LaForge. (He’s not the first major name in the game, though; that’d probably have to go to Tim Russ from Star Trek: Voyager. Yes, there were other voice actors from episodes in the assorted Trek series, but Russ was the first from a main cast.) At this point, we’ve had main cast appearances from the Original Series, the Next Generation, and Voyager; okay, I can stretch a point and include Deep Space Nine with Michael Dorn, but I always considered him more with TNG than DS9. So, if you stretch that point, we’re looking at only Enterprise as a series lacking voice representation from a main cast member. That would probably require time travel hijinks, though. Let’s probably hold off on that.
Emergence is promising a new Fleet Holding. Guess I’m going to need to start hording supplies again to help my fleet get to a tier-1 there. The holding is going to be located on a new homeworld for the Lukari and Kentari, and it seems like moving up tiers will probably add structures to the holding, which is something we haven’t seen a lot of since the original holding, the Starbase-which you can see being constructed as it goes up in tiers. Figure on it being a new Dilithium sink in the game. Also of interest: a new specialization path, simply called “Miracle Worker”. I’m absolutely SURE it couldn’t POSSIBLY have anything to do with engineering in any way, shape, or form, right? </sarcasm> That said, it could be a very interesting spec path, and I’ll be looking forward to hearing more about it.
Of course, the season couldn’t be a season without a new feature episode, and it will feature Burton along with the ongoing arc with the Tzenkethi and the Lukari. Could we start seeing some answers forthcoming about the Tzenkethi’s drive to wreck certain worlds? Let’s hope-a title called “Emergence” is a hopeful sign there.
And now, for the elephant that comes crashing into the room at the tail end of that trailer. You DID watch that trailer before reading this, right?
That elephant represents what is quite possibly the next STO expansion: there’s a whole lot of Dominion ships rolling out of the Bajoran Wormhole, and I can’t believe we’d be doing an effective repeat of yet another DS9 invasion. If it is an expansion, it leads one to wonder what can we see here. Could we finally be seeing the devs open up the Gamma Quadrant beyond the wormhole? Could we see a new faction-er, let’s call a spade a spade and call it more of a subfaction, because that seems to be loads easier for the devs to handle. THAT could explain the rather slow pace of content recently. Or could we be seeing something that’s been long awaited (at least on my side of the screen): a new exploration system? The Gamma Quadrant would be ripe for that sort of thing.
We’ve had a good chunk of content over the last few years that have hit all the eras of Star Trek. The Iconian War has strong ties to the Next Generation’s era, and one can argue that the Legacy of Romulus is tied to that sort of storytelling as well; the Delta Rising arc drew hard on Voyager’s day, while the Temporal arcs leaned hard on the days of Enterprise-and brought in the Agents of Yesterday that took us back to the Original series era. DS9 has been off to the side for a long time, with its biggest representation being that old feature episode series, and it’s about time that we have something big attached to that series. And hey, I recall reading in the forums that half the reason that the DS9 interior never really got revamped was because there wasn’t content to hook it to. An expansion could well herald a new revamp of DS9. The only question is whether it would try to tie even tighter to the TV appearance, or go the Earth Spacedock route and do a 2410 remodel. (Or they could go really crazy and go the same route as the novel series, and blow up the station entirely and replace it with a brand spanking new station. That’s probably TOO crazy-DS9 is too iconic to go that route.)
But since we’re looking at 2018, it’ll be a long wait. That’s okay, though-because the Lukari and Tzenkethi issues still need resolution, and that’s a story that’s still unfolding. Still, I’m looking very much forward to the future, as DS9 was always my second favorite of the Trek series. (Hey…you don’t think we could see the return of the Sisko, do you…?)
A couple of days ago, the developers of Star Wars: The Old Republic released a long-awaited “roadmap” describing their goals for the next few months.
This has been a breathlessly awaited bit of information. Some people on the forums declared it could make or break their continuing subscriptions, if it didn’t include their pet issues. You know the ones: raids, PvP, story content, companions, iterations on previous systems; it’s a song that’s been heard before in multiple games. (Well, not the companions part, but the general idea is sound.) And if it didn’t include their issue, that was it! Game over!
Take with some salt; forum goers are, by definition, the loud sort. Not to be completely ignored-particularly if it’s in overwhelming numbers (e.g. the NGE of SWG responses); they tend not to be a unified voice. When they are, then it’s time to worry. But I digress.
So, what did they have to say for themselves?
The raiders will be getting a new operation boss to add to the one out there now on the world of Iokath roughly every couple of months. I was guessing that they’d be going to roughly 8 such, but it seems that the next one is a package deal of two, so that may be counting as a single boss encounter. I can’t speak to that sort of thing; I remain entirely uninterested in the raiding thing ever since my WoW days ended-City of Heroes trials notwithstanding.
PvPers will be getting a new season of play, with new unspecified rewards, and a new warzone is expected. Additionally, the neglected Galactic Starfighter side of things will be having some changes as well. Classes can expect a balance pass (again), which will undoubtedly include nerfs which will make life more miserable for PvE people. (I could be wrong here. Not all balance passes are bad. But man, they feel like they are.)
More story content is incoming, in the form of a “Crisis on Umbara”, which will feature a new Flashpoint; no word if it’ll be a solo FP or a group-only, although I’m inclined to believe the latter. That doesn’t rule out a solo version at one point, though; it’s just that with the group-heavy emphasis after the Knights of the Eternal Throne wrapped, I expect FPs to be the same way. Speaking of story related stuff, the missing Companions are supposedly going to continue filtering back. (There’s a good number still MIA, though, and most of them were potential old flames for the player character. No indications on the rate of return, but I’m not optimistic. What does intrigue me more, though, is the ability to finally customize the newer companions that have come down the pipe since Knights of the Fallen Empire. Theron and Shae Vizla are first on the list. Still, there’s no word as to whether we’re looking at true customization, where you can put on the large assortment of armors and weapons on the companions like you can with your original ones, or if we’re looking at the “change the faces” kind which you see with the ship droids or HK-51. I’d like to think we’re looking at the first of these options, but I’m dubious.
The first of the results in the roadmap are scheduled for mid-June, where we’ll see the return of the Nar Shadda Night Life event with new rewards (who wants a Gamorrean companions? You know you’ve always wanted one!), along with some improvements and legacy perks-such as new Mount skills to make you drive even faster than before-along with the aforementioned Shae and Theron customizations. In July, the new bosses for the Iokath raids land-along with a new “ocean view” Stronghold, for those who have been wanting a new place to decorate. (I’m kind of kicking myself for recently shelling out credits for the Tatooine Stronghold now.) More customizations at this time, but specific companions weren’t mentioned. The balance passes begin here as well-be afraid! Finally, in August, the Umbara FP lands.
The developers plan to release a similar roadmap quarterly; we’ll see how that works. More communication is promised, but I’ve seen those promises come and go before. The question is how long it’ll last. A lot will depend on if the current team manages to avoid major shakeups in the near term. I’m keeping a semi-optimistic outlook on where things are going from here; very little of it tends to be my speed, but the way I see it, I got my turn in spades with the last two major expansions-I can sit back and let the raiders and PvPers have their time in the sun. We’re all in this together, right?
Back when Star Trek Online launched, there was only one absolute truth: you began your time in the game on a Miranda.
The Miranda-class ships have been in since the beginning; the very first tutorial ship. Sure, people who had bought the game with the pre-order Constitution-class could fly those at the low levels, but you couldn’t swap ships in the tutorial. And technically, there were other ship parts available so when you got your random ship, you could just as easily be in a Centaur-class or a kitbashed mix of both. Regardless, it was the Miranda that was most frequently seen, so it gets top billing. (Not to mention it was a wee bit more infamous being the ship class of the USS Reliant, best known for being captured by Khan back in the day.)
So the painfully slow moving, slow turning Miranda-class vessel was the very first ship new players flew. This was back when Klingons couldn’t be created until you had a level 6 Starfleet character and had unlocked an accolade for completing a certain mission, and when Romulans weren’t anything more than another opponent for both factions to fight. You could eventually get into the ship tailor after the tutorial, and either swap to your pre-ordered Constitution or fiddle with the appearance of the ship. As time went on, C-Store options became available to fly a more tactical or science oriented low level ship, but that was that.
The Klingons didn’t have it much better. At level 6, they were flying Birds-of-Prey, and that was it. When the Romulans came to play, they got the T’varo light cruiser. The one thing these ships had in common was that players generally wanted to get away from these ships as soon as possible. Even if the appearance appealed, the lack of weapons and bridge officer spots just made using them painful.
The light cruisers, in other words, got no respect. The Bird-of-Prey got some, since its general appearance kept following along at almost every tier of starship for the Klingons, and the T’varo got a retrofit version which allowed it to play with the big boys. The Federation, though? Nope. No love for the Miranda.
With the recent patch, a trio of light cruisers-one for each faction-has been given the Tier-6 treatment. The Klingons get the brand new QeHpu’ cruiser, the Romulans get the equally new Deleth warbird, and Starfleet updates the Miranda to new specs with a new appearance-and adds a new light cruiser of the Reliant-class. (Aside: I’m really surprised Starfleet was willing to name a class based on that ship; I mean, it’s famous, but look at what it’s famous for: being captured by Khan, nearly destroying Enterprise, and finally being at ground zero for the Genesis torpedo explosion that created the short-lived Genesis Planet. Not exactly a thrilling career, right?)
As usual with C-Store ships, they’ll have a unique console, only usable on these cruisers, and as T-6 ships, they will have access eventually to starship traits that your captain can slot. Since the bundle contains ships for each faction, the ships don’t have a shared set of consoles to create a 3 ship set bonus like you’d see with, say, the Odyssey bundles. Given that they’re in different factions, it’s probably not hard to see why. It…probably goes without saying that you can purchase these individually as well as in a single bundle; I know many players tend to stick with one faction.
With every other starship that’s been on the big and small screens having T-6 variants, it was only a matter of time before the Miranda got its turn; if there are any others out there that haven’t, I’d be hard pressed to name them. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t be going out of my way to comment on a C-Store release unless it was to deliver a rant, but the arrival of this once-lowly ship to the top tiers of the game was something I felt was worthy of commenting upon. I’ll be very interested to see just how many of these ships I see in the queues-not to mention in orbit near Earth Spacedock.
I’ve run into any number of occasions where, in between new content in the MMOs I play and the work on commenting on current character activity, I run into periods of time where there just ain’t all that much going on. Whether it’s a minor content drought or a period of time where I haven’t really gotten much done in my assorted games, I sometimes run into long stretches were I just have nothing to really post about-and accordingly, sometimes there’s a significant gap in between blog posts. (Or, on occasion, I am away from the nearest gaming computer and thus unable to do anything, which leads to “nothing to post on” and so forth.)
This hasn’t been a major issue of late; my rededication to posting up on the activities of new characters has helped a lot; but it’s always wise to look ahead.
It occurred to me that what I could do is have the occasional post that showcases past characters, then. I’m an altoholic-I blame City of Heroes for that, but it was already beginning to bloom as far back as World of Warcraft. I imagine the only reason it didn’t go hog wild in Star Wars Galaxies was that-at the time I played-there was a 1 character per server limit. And even then, I just made a character on a different server. (After the NGE, of course, they went up to two characters per server, and I added a pair accordingly; pre-NGE Jedi players were able to get three characters on the servers that had their Jedi, but that wasn’t a majority of the population.)
Ever since CoH, I’ve had a significant stable of characters. I had well over thirty characters in CoH, over a dozen in Champions Online, about the same number in Star Trek Online, had at least six in WoW, over a dozen in Star Wars: The Old Republic, and heck, I even had two in EVE Online-a game which really didn’t encourage same-account alts. Many of these characters had a story behind them. (Many also didn’t-sometimes I made a character just to mess with them.)
I tended to come at creating characters from three potential directions. The first was “get a look, and build on that”. This works better in games where you’ve got a robust character creator, and particularly well with the super-hero game genre. I saw outfit pieces that I liked, found a way to put them onto a character, and then started developing the character from there. One character who came about from that sort of thinking was my recent character of Willforge in CO. The second was “get a character concept, and build on that”. If I have an idea for a character, I might build the character’s abilities and look around that. Stellar Protector from CoH is a good example of that style. Finally, I may find I want to try out new abilities and see how they work, and build around that. There are probably too many characters to mention on that front, but Rick Masters from STO spawned from my desire to mess with the 23rd century stuff.
Anyway, that leads to the creation of a load of characters. And it’d be a damned shame to let them all toil in obscurity.
So, just like I’ve done with my Building Character posts, I’m putting together a new category: the Cast List, where I’ll pontificate on a single character I created at some point in the past. By definition, these won’t be the ones who are currently being developed-that’s for my Building Character category. The Cast List will be for the lesser lights, the characters who I’ve created but never really posted on anywhere-the ones who aren’t likely to see too much further work, either because I’ve gotten them to where I want them to be, or because I don’t play the game they were made for anymore. (That’s not to say they’ll never see play again, though. But there’s only so much time in a day.) They will also usually be characters who haven’t been posted up anywhere else in a lasting manner: in other words, I don’t expect to say much about characters who exist on the PRIMUS Database site for CO, Virtueverse for CoH, or the late and semi-lamented STO Geekipedia. (Characters may well appear on a personal wiki if I ever manage to get one rolling again, though.)
So, that’s the lead-in. How far this goes depends on how busy I get with the games; I’m thinking of this as the occasional mint after the heavy meal of my regular posts. We’ll see how things develop. There’s a fair chance we can expect one in the next week, though, since I’ll be away from the computer in that time.