The legacy system is ruining. my. life.
I had a happy little kingdom of characters underway on Juyo. All female. Various races. Two of each class so that I could eventually have one of each Advanced Class. A decent array of physical appearances, though with an unintended fetish for green eyes and a complete lack of body type three.
I was happy.
Then the patch hit and I checked out all the new options.
My family tree was hopeless. Not only did it make one long horizontal line, I couldn’t fit in several of my characters at all, except as allies or rivals. The naming convention I finally decided to try out in this game makes the very idea of a family tree ludicrous. I mean, unless Alexx has the same ego George Foreman does, there’s no way everyone in the family is named Alex-something.
I realize this isn’t game-breaking and I can, in fact, blissfully ignore the whole mess.
However. I have a thing. We’ll call this thing pure insanity, because that’s pretty much what it is.
And it is killing me to have all these stupid locked items in my legacy pane. Killing me.
So, my alts have reached a standstill. I have the trooper, who is 42 and a character that I fully enjoy. I love the way she looks and the way she plays. She and my main are safe.
But the rest of the little buggers are facing deletion. The only reason I haven’t just blown them all away at this point is because I am still not sure what I really do want out of the legacy system. I’m considering all manner of insane things, from leveling to cap (and possibly subsequently deleting) one of each of the Imperial races and classes to perhaps having a 50/50 Republic to Imperial ratio.
Or maybe I’ll make some male characters, though the idea of having a spouse in my family tree jars a bit with the companion romance options. Cheesy as those are, I enjoy the bit of fluff they bring to the game – even if Cat Bauer does interrupt all the kissing to hack up a hairball.
One thing I am fairly sure of is that I want to rework which class gets which crew skills so I can better maximize my companions and their bonuses.
But I’ve learned that it’s better to not make hasty decisions to delete anything. So for now I’m working on a Chiss Bounty Hunter (and having a total blast with it) on my home server and ignoring anything else Republic-side until I have a better idea of what I want to do.
That being said, I think I do need to free up a space in the near future just to try a male character. I could never get behind playing male characters in WoW because I hated how ungainly they looked compared to their female counterparts. I’m not sure if it would be any different for me in SWTOR, so I can’t commit to giving any of my female characters a spouse or brother or jilted ex-lover-turned-rival for now.
Writing about all of this actually hasn’t clarified anything except that I don’t know what I want to do or how to go about it. But I do think I’ll abandon the naming convention. It’s so frightfully dull.