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!