Wednesday, October 23, 2013

SWTOR: Smuggling plan


One of my more cryptic pictures today, inspired by Rowan's blog post notes. A griffon if you can explain all the numbers!*

For a long time past there's the option to 'smuggle' gear between characters of the same account using legacy gear and mail.** When my second character, sorcerer Fárah, reached level cap, I sent her leftover gear from sage Ravanel. Nowadays it's usually the other way around: Fárah does progression raiding with my Imperial guild and sends the leftover bits over to Ravanel. I always forget what gear my characters exactly have, though, so there's always some papers lying around with notes - also for other gaming stuff that involves any numbers or calculations.

Some people say I should just use one set of legacy gear and send the entire thing over each time I'm going to play the other character, but I refuse to do that, for the reasons of 1) bothersome and 2) cosmetics. Surely it's just utterly boring if both my characters look the same. Fashion above everything!

Not sure if I dare to categorize this one under "Drawings". Ah well, whatever.


* Cookies are so 2012.
** Credit for this interpretation of the word 'smuggling' goes to Njessi, I think I heard her use it like this first and it's awesome.

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  1. Hehe, I used to have bits of paper lying around where I'd written down stats for gear when crafting new gear for alts.. so I could easily compare. Another bit of paper here with Sims 3 cheats (move objects, buy debug mode, constrain elevation stuffs) and a list of Sims I had to reset as the Grim Reaper bugged out and didn't take a ghost with him.. so the Sims were just sat there continuously mourning the ghost who wouldn't budge! Oh.. and there are some Skyrim commands as well. ^^

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    1. Ha, I'm not the only one who does this! There's hope for me still. *dances around in the house*

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  2. That kind of reminds me of World of Warcraft back in the old days. We played alliance (because the majority wanted that. >_>) but a couple of us wanted to poke in Horde side. Since our alliance characters were the highest level and had the most money we would buy bags with the most slots with them and then use the neutral auction house in one of the goblin towns to smuggle it to the Horde ones. One person had to stand there by the auction house with their horde character so snatch the bags quickly so we wouldn't lose them or have to put it for an absurd amount of money so strangers didn't buy them. Good times!

    I also keep a lot of papers with them with types of annotations, depending on the games I am playing. Could be tokens, could be cheats for a single player game, could be an house address that I want to visit in a MMO or just some reminder. At least nowadays I can check maps and walkthroughs, if needed, with my netbook or the iPad if needed. No more need to printing those like in the old days!

    ~ Rakuno

    P.S.: Cookies are so 2012 are they? Well, I guess I should start training my old, grumpy man voice to start saying "Back in my days we gave virtual cookies to people who got things right. And we liked it!"

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    1. Now that's an amazing smuggler story, it really has this Peter-Pan-feeling to it! I don't know if you know what I mean, but it's like this boys-up-to-trouble thing. :D

      Okay, grrr, so no cookies for you! However, you just posted the 1000th comment on Ravalation, how cool is that? (Just looked at the Dashboard, and was like "Hey!".)

      Your grumpy man voice (which I could already hear in my head) somehow reminded me of dr. McCoy talking to Spock about tribbles: "Spock, I don't know too much about these little tribbles yet, but there's one thing that I have discovered... I LIKE them, better than I like you."

      Okay, I'm probably a bit weird by having that association... or maybe I'm just a bit obsessed with tribbles... or both. Never mind me!

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    2. I guess I get what you mean. It does have a certain sense of adventure and trying to bypass the rules to it.

      I posted the 1000th comment? Whoohoo~ *does a victory lap* Does that mean I earn the internets? Or a griffon? Or anything at all.

      Trust me, your associations are not as bad as that aforementioned smuggling friend of mine. He could make the weirdest associations I ever saw. To the point I sometimes got scared to bounce character name ideas with him.

      Speaking of Star Trek, I love your "Beam me up, Scotty!" button. It is awesome. :)

      ~ Rakuno

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    3. I'm happy you like the button. I'd been fantasizing about it for a while and did it turned out not to be that complicated to add after all. In addition, posting the 1000th comment *is* super cool, so here is your very own commenting griffon! ;-)

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  3. Awesome sketch. I'm guessing you have the mod level (66, 69, 72, 75) and the mod number that contributes to it (agile mod 33 = 75) and have indicated which contribute to the Set Bonus.

    Why Bioware, Why?

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    1. You got the numbers absolutely right. I was actually referring to the armoring level as those are the ones that are bound to a particular slot, but I usually refer to them all as 'mods' as well, so you totally earned this griffon! Have fun with it. ^^

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  4. Well, catching up on my blog reading, I am happy to have provided a bit of inspiration. TSW is the first MMO I've kept extensive notes for (investigation missions), but Scooterz keeps a lot of notes on quest givers and such in every game we play.

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