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Bad in-game habits and flaws?  I have lots of those.

You know the alphabet soup that goes with this type of game?  I'm terrible at it.  I almost never group with anyone (excepting those I know outside of game) and I have a bad habit of freaking if people try to interact with me in game.  Granted, that isn't always true.  On rare occasion, you can find me chatting in General (even, at times, in character! (I play on RP servers)), or grouping with people to accomplish something specific.  But most of the time, my only interaction with my fellow players is drive by buffing.  And I often have the General chat turned off, so I don't even see it.

Oh, I RP with the game.  Not only do most of my characters (excepting a few who exist just to group with friends) have personalities, but I talk to the game while playing - responding to the area specific companion commentary, complaining about stuff in character, explaining why I did what I did since the game doesn't give me that option.  I'll even sometimes make use of the emotes.  And I kinda-sorta RP my evil team characters with my friends.  (Evil is easier to RP?)  But for the most part, I am too shy to RP with actual people.  (Even though I play pen and paper RPGs and have for years.  But I don't do that in public.)

I also have no interest in scouring the internet to be the best player evar.  I play for fun.  If I run into a mission I have trouble with, I'll see what other people have to say about it on Torhead or the like and either adjust my strategy or call in a friend for help.  (And I do help friends, likewise.)

I also care more about appearance than having the best gear.  Which means that I'll stick with my upgradable orange gear even if something temporarily better drops because I like my gear.

I suppose my tendency to stop and try to read the signs is a bad habit when I am grouped with people.  (Most of the signs are in Aurebesh characters and quite readable.  There are signs in other alphabets and Hutt Space is full of... what's the Basic equivalent to Engrish?)


20 Days of TOR (Redux)
Day 01
– Introduce yourself
Day 02 – Why did you decided to start a blog?
Day 03Your best SW:TOR playing experience Your first day playing SW:TOR
Day 04 – Your favorite SW:TOR quest or quest chain
Day 05 – Favorite item(s) in game
Day 06 – How many active characters do you have? Do you suffer from "altitis"?
Day 07 – The reason behind your blog’s name
Day 08 – Your favorite class so far, and why
Day 09 – Favorite attack or special move
Day 10 – Crafting: yay or nay? What professions, if any, do you seriously pursue?
Day 11 – Bad in-game habits and flaws
Day 12 – What's a typical TOR gaming session look like for you?
Day 13 – What do you hope Bioware will add to the game?
Day 14 – What aspect of the game upsets you the most?
Day 15 – Have you created a unique headcanon for your characters? If so, what is it?
Day 16 – Your favorite character companion
Day 17 – Your favorite in-game location
Day 18 – Your favorite outfit
Day 19 – What strange things do you keep in your bags or bank?
Day 20 – Conclude with a free day! Write about a SW:TOR topic that the previous 19 days failed to address

Date: 2012-04-07 06:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loquat.myid.net
My MMO bad habits are playing too much, and sometimes being impatient with people who need lots of hand-holding because they have no idea how to play their class, get where they need to go, or otherwise do something they need to do for our group to progress.

Appearance is indeed important, but luckily Aion lets you copy the appearance of one item onto another while keeping the better stats, and Rift has wardrobe slots where you can put in good-looking gear and your character will appear to be wearing that instead of the horribly ugly epics you're actually using. Guild Wars 2 is apparently planning to go the Aion route as well, and as I think I've mentioned before The Secret World is making clothing wholly cosmetic so you're free to wear whatever. It really surprises me that Bioware completely ignored this area in SWTOR - even ME2 let you dye your armor and pick from a few different civilian outfits to wear out of combat.

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