Friday, December 7, 2012

Meatbag or Bust

Yesterday, I officially started on the quest to get my very own HK-51 Assassin Droid in SWTOR.  Don't worry, there won't be any spoilers here.  The HK-51 quest chain starts in the newly released Section X area, which can be found on Belsavis. I believe free to play players can purchase access to this area.

The quests are labeled Heroic 2+, but so far I've been able to complete them solo with the help of my personal tank, M1-4X.  I'm a Medic specced Commando as well, which helps.  I died a few times during the first part of the quest, but eventually finished it.  I love the 60 second stun :)

The second quest in the chain is where things got really interesting.  Investigating the spooky ship was a lot of fun.  I really liked how they took the BioShock approach and had recordings from the crew about what happened.

The boss at the end of this fight was not really challenging, it just ended up taking a while as he had a ton of hitpoints.  What I didn't know at the time was that there is a way to weaken him.  I won't tell you how, but if you are having trouble just know that there is.

That's as far as I got yesterday.  Next up is the scavenger hunt portion of the chain.  Luckily, I have my Imperial Agent all ready on Dromund Kaas to help me complete the search.

Overall, I enjoyed the experience.  If this is an indication of future content releases I'll be pretty happy.  On the other hand, this may have been in the works prior to the layoffs and just not doable in their 6 week cycle.  I guess we will see.