I’m oftentimes not the brightest bulb in the lot. I’ll be proving this on a daily or weekly basis as I play SWTOR, but here are some real /facepalmers I’ve caught myself doing lately.
Gearing up Companions
I… don’t do this. With the two characters I’ve spent a lot of time on (the Sage and the Vanguard), I have geared up my pocket healer fairly well. But only fairly well. I’m pretty sure that neither Tharan nor Elara are really decked out. Implants are a major point of failure. As are relics and earpieces. This habit of vendoring gear rather than trying to pass it on becomes particularly distressing when viewed in the light of my trooper. I mean, they all wear heavy armor so they should inherit my castoffs for those class quests when I am forced to use a certain companion. But, uh, I’m a dope. So they don’t.
This is something I do all the time. I’m not proud of it and I’m trying to change, but change is slow in coming. I have three or four things that should always be on cooldown when I’m raiding and they pretty much get used maybe once a boss fight. Sometimes twice if I am on the ball or it’s a long fight. wtb macros like yesterday so I can tie them to other buttons I am pressing all the time anyway.
Since we do lack macros, I splurged and got myself a new gaming keyboard. This was two weeks ago. Want to know how many keys I’ve remapped since then? Three. Then I had to remap them back to their original locations because I found the changes to be more unnatural than intuitive. I have yet to really sit down and make another stab at getting my abilities in places that will work for me. I should do that and put in some practice on it before this week’s raid.
Who am I? What am I doing?
I can’t seem to keep crew skills straight at all. I mean, I’ve managed to keep in mind that certain things go together and I can even recall which three skills my main has. After that? I’m totally lost all the time. So when I get a mission discovery for Cybertech, I have to default to my second screen and pull up a spreadsheet I made that lists all my characters and what the hell they do. This also comes in handy for all the times I forget whether my Smuggler is named A’lexxia or Alexxia… or was it maybe Alexxira? This must be why I never did a naming convention before.
Then there’s my other spreadsheet that only lists all the possible companions and what sort of presents they like. I would be lost without this. In fact, I was lost without it all the time and it took me something like two and a half months of grumbling about having to go look up what it is that Qyzen actually likes (pretty much nothing, for those of you playing along at home) before I finally just made the google document. It lives on the second screen along with my crew skills list. Pretty soon, all my tabs will be little guides to help me keep my shit straight.
Maybe I should make a rotation list? It would read: 6, 7, 8, 0 (keypad), 1 (keypad), 3, 3, 3, 0 (number bar, if up)….
Yeah. I really need to remap my abilities.
That’s going to be priority numero uno.
Right after I make a new header for this blog. I just had a great idea for another tagline.