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20 January 2012 7 Comments

Ding!

In which Siha Dings 50

Siha dings 50...

And here’s 50, a month after the game officially launched. Of course, my progress was slowed a lot by the fact that Bioware’s preferred downtime is usually smack bang in the Australian evening, i.e. prime playing time for us Antipodeans. Still, it could be worse: every SOE game I’ve played had daily maintenance, usually an hour a day at 9pm my time.

Siha’s progress to 50 was further slowed by my resolve to smell every flower I could find. I wasn’t deliberately avoiding levelling – and in fact I found soloing in SWTOR much more fun than in any previous MMO – but after six straight years of WoW and a fair bit of endgame burnout, I was in no hurry to race to Operations. It seems many of my guildies felt the same way – I’m only the eighth to hit 50. Now I’m looking forward to seeing what the SWTOR endgame offers, going back and polishing off all the bonus quest serieses (which I skipped at the time, except Tatooine’s), and wallowing around in a whole slew of alts.

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7 Responses to “Ding!”

  1. Aufero 20 January 2012 at 03:12 #

    Congratulations!

    For my part, let’s just say I failed at keeping my resolution to stick to one character until 50.

    Sage: 37
    Gunslinger: 32
    Commando: 28
    Vanguard: 25
    Guardian: 22

    Maybe I’ll hit 50 next month…

    • Siha 20 January 2012 at 03:36 #

      Hey, if you add ‘em all up, you’re up to level 144 already! :D

  2. Perrin 20 January 2012 at 09:15 #

    Congratulations!

    What was your total /played to get there?

    Oh and about those Ops :P

    • Siha 20 January 2012 at 09:26 #

      My total /played wouldn’t be terribly reflective of the actual time I took, as there were several days where I wasn’t playing, but I was logged in keeping slicing missions ticking over. Though I suppose that counts as playing, so I’ll check next time I’m on Siha. :)

  3. Shintar 20 January 2012 at 11:28 #

    Congrats! I reckon that even though you’re talking about your progress being “slowed”, you’re probably still pretty well ahead of the average. :)

  4. Alostrael 20 January 2012 at 16:01 #

    Yay \o/
    Now if only we could get somebody in the guild to 50 who wasn’t a tank or a healer lol! I don’t think I’ve ever played an MMO before where we had a problem finding DPS!?! :)

  5. Targeter 21 January 2012 at 03:16 #

    Oya Mando’ade!

    Congrats on 50! Great blog you got here. Adding you to my roll.


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