Curious as to what this week held (aside from a surprising amount of staring at a login screen)? Come join me after the break and check out the gallery below to see where my adventures led this week! Also, there's a poll this week, offering you the chance to pick what direction I'll be doing in my upcoming adventure as a new pilot!
Star Wars Galaxies is set in, this is an older, more pleasant version of Watto than you might expect. Indeed, he turned out to be downright helpful. I was able to chase down some parts I needed and was introduced to some of the local podracing contingent. I also managed to land a speederbike, which I then upgraded to a swoop.
Amusingly enough, the reward for proving myself to the podracers by racing around was... wait for it... another swoop!
So now, in possession of two shiny new swoops, and coming ever closer to getting off this sandy chunk of rock to head for Naboo, I was told about an upcoming roleplaying event that I needed to check out. Two kind players, Laryssa Dotan of the Imperial Navy, and Qaaria Lynn, who holds the title "Novice Collector", offered to help me with getting started in roleplay in Star Wars Galaxies, which I happily accepted.
The next night, I logged in, excited at what the evening held in store. I was determined to take Laryssa's advice and get some less target-prone clothing, since most of the people who would be in attendance would be elder players of the game. There would have been zero chance of successfully "resisting" arrest. Much more likely, I would have been incapacitated and dragged off to the nearest holding cell.
To say there's a variety of stores on Tatooine is a rather large understatement. However, unlike the buildings in Laryssa's orderly Imperial port city, the first stores I visited were smack in the middle of all that jumbled player housing I'd stumbled across before. From tiny huts with a couple of vendors and a handful of seemingly unrelated items to grand buildings filled with a riot of color and a handful of other players, they pretty well offered everything -- well, except that outfit that jumped out and said "buy me!"
After spending some time wandering from store to store, trying to find some men's clothing that caught my eye (really, there are tons of nice dresses, but I didn't see as many options for guys) I was again rescued by a friendly vet player -- Qaaria -- who offered to take me to a place she knew of for men's clothing: Sa'jah Sosumi's shop. With the selection out of the way, her friendly advice of a yellow muscle shirt given, and a couple of odd targeting/emoting issues smoothed out, I was really excited about attending the roleplaying event, even going so far as to discuss how I'd play him, since I normally play characters that are my own gender. We decided to head outside and wait out the last little bit before the event started.
Sadly, it was not to happen:
Until next week, I'll leave you with this nifty video I found on YouTube, showing off some of the ships that can also be used as housing, as well as a taste of space combat. In the meantime, I'll be watching for more RP events coming up and getting my flightsuit ready!
Also, If you'd like to suggest a fun in-game roleplay event I should check out (read: you wouldn't mind a total noob stumbling through), please let me know in the comments below. Hopefully those hamsters will be in a better mood next time.