Since I am setting up a new blog I figured I had better write a short introduction. And don’t worry I will keep it brief to kick this Star Wars adventure off.
Though I was not alive to experience the original Star Wars trilogy (Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi) I did get to watch the re-mastered versions in theaters growing up and have thus been a fan ever since. I was able to attend all the midnight releases of the newer trilogy (Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith) and recently watched Episode I in 3D. The 3D was actually not too bad and pretty consistent throughout the movie. This also gave me the opportunity to introduce my wife to Star Wars for the first time, which was great. I must also report that though she was reluctant to go at first she ended up really liking it.
I have also played many of the Star Wars games, including Star Wars Galaxies (both the original hardcode Galaxies and the updated let’s let everyone be a Jedi version). I have other MMO experience such as World of Warcraft (WoW: vanilla, Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King). Though I never made the jump to Cataclysm because I didn’t like the direction the game was going. I also played Warhammer Online, Aion, Age of Conan and Rift, but Rift was the only game besides WoW that I did a fair amount of endgame raiding. The last MMO game that I have to mention I played was Planetside. I only mention it separately because Planetside was so different and awesome, though I find it hard to explain its awesomeness to others simply due to the fact that the game was such an experience in and of its self. I can’t wait for Planetside 2, definitely will have to try it out.
I generally tend toward healing classes, and usually the healing class that is more of a hybrid. I like to heal in endgame but I like to sometimes be a damage dealer aka dps (damage per second) or tank just for a change of pace. Plus I benefit from learning what other people do on fights and how they should be done. And hey, if I play a hybrid class I can do it all, more or less, on the same toon (your character) which is a benefit.
I want to conclude with saying that I really enjoy reading blogs and writing them (if I can find the time). I love all the background lore in MMO’s and getting to know all the ins and outs of the game, especially the character that I play. I want to see what others are doing with the class and give my opinion on different setups I try. I hope that you will enjoy my blog if you find your way here. See you next post.