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Introductions / ((OOC)) Overdue Intro
« on: 10/13/17, 11:28:50 AM »
It's been politely pointed out to me that while some of the server vets here are familiar with me from PvP on Ferrex, most have no idea who I am, aside from my guild. So it seems that a character introduction was overdue and I intend to rectify that now.

As fair warning, there will be SPOILERS below...

My main character is Mourne, a trueborn Sith Warrior (former Emperor's Wrath from the story arc), whom I primarily PvE on. I play him more as Lawful Evil. He doesn't just kill people for the joy of it - it has to be justified. He follows the philosophy of Darth Marr, where his biggest concern is the health and wellbeing of the Empire (sic Eternal Empire), not so much about power or position. He's not a purist, and supports the notion that the Empire is stronger with other alien races like the Chiss. He believes that true power is internal, not external, and that all Sith bear a responsibility to put the Empire before their personal ambitions. A formidable tactician who's martial prowess with Lightsabers is considered peerless amongst the Sith. His closest allies currently are Ferrex, Agent Volarris, Lana, Captain Quinn, Vette, Major Pierce, and HK-51.

In the Eternal Empire story, he does kill Koth and Scorpio, but only because they betrayed him at critical moments in the story. He chose to save Vette over Torian, given his past with her. Surprisingly though, he doesn't kill Captain Quinn when he reunites with him on Iokath. The reason for that is because that ship had already sailed. It didn't seem appropriate to kill Quinn after all that time had passed since he betrayed you to Darth Baras, who you've long since killed, and he's been apologizing for it ever since. (I made him walk around the ship naked for a month as punishment, and felt that was sufficient humiliation.) I abandoned Jaasa as my LI and romanced Lana instead, which has been much more gratifying. He rules the Eternal Empire as an Alliance, seeing the value in cooperation (albeit manipulated or coerced) and genuinely wishing to make the galaxy more stable and peaceful rather than ruling it as a dictator to serve his own vanity or ambition, as Emperor Vitiate/Valkorian did. He intends to kill Theron Shan.

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Ferrex is my human Bounty Hunter who I primarily PvP on. I play him as Neutral Good, and although he'll take nearly any bounty if the credits are good enough, he prefers bounties for bad people because it keeps things less complicated. He generally supports the Empire because the pay is good and the resources made available to him are often superior to that of the Republic, but he has taken a Republic contract from time and time and has been known to rub Imperial leadership the wrong way occasionally when capturing a bounty instead of killing them. He doesn't agree with pointless killing and abhors cruelty. He believes that if you're going to kill someone, just do it and spare them the torture. While he values his Mandalorian heritage, he doesn't actively practice their ways. He values loyalty above all else. His LI (wife) is Mako, whom he's still searching for. His closest allies are Lord Mourne, Agent Volarris, Mako, Torian, HK-55, and his Akk dog, Rigel.

In the Eternal Empire story, he allows Koth to rejoin the Eternal Alliance, and permits Scorpio to merge with Iokath. He chose to save Torian over Vette, given his past with him. He rules the Eternal Empire as an Alliance, as he's uncomfortable with the idea of being an Emperor believing that absolute power corrupts absolutely. He intends to reconcile with Theron Shan and bring him back into the Alliance if possible.

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Last but not least is my Chiss Agent, Volarris, who I both PvE and PvP on (though not so much the latter since the 5.3 nerfs). I play him as Neutral Evil. He's a pragmatist, and loyal to the Empire because he believes it's the best chance for stability in the galaxy. While he's often had to deal with Imperial prejudice, it has only motivated him to strive harder to distinguish himself amongst their ranks. He distrusts the Sith, but understands that not all of them are poisonous to the Empire, and has even become a close ally with one of their more prominent members (Mourne). A brilliant strategist, he's often thinking several moves ahead of his opponents, which has helped to keep him alive. He's also extremely charming and very promiscuous, perhaps owing to the necessities of his profession, but managed to sleep with six women throughout the Agent story arc. His LI is Ensign Temple, whom he hopes to reunite with. His closest allies are Lord Mourne, Ferrex, Ensign Temple, Vector (who is still MIA), K1-Z3N, and his close personal friend, Doc Lokin.

In the Eternal Empire story, he banishes Koth from the Alliance and kills Scorpio feeling that it would simply be too dangerous to allow her to merge and control the advanced technological planet of Iokath. He chose to save Torian over Vette due to the value of Torian's connection to the Mandalorians. He rules the Eternal Empire as an Alliance, and tries to delegate as much power as possible to avoid the spotlight of leadership that makes it more difficult to work covertly. He privately believes that the old grudges between the Empire and the Republic will make lasting peace impossible, and while he's certainly betting on the Empire, he's all too aware that they can be treacherous when pursuing their goals, so he's made efforts to decentralize the powerbase of the Alliance to make himself less of a target and has secretly established an escape plan for himself and those closest to him in case that plan fails as he expects it to. He openly denounced Theron Shan, but given his experience with the Star Cabal, he believes that his betrayal was a necessary ruse to join the secret organization known only as the Order. He intends to play along to see where it leads.

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As for me personally, I've already mentioned that I've been playing this game since day 1, and moved to this server roughly a month into the game. I've been in GrimD ever since and inherited the GL position about 3 months ago. I enjoy PvE, and on most days, PvP. As with all things, the game is infinitely more enjoyable with good company.

I have a degree in Criminal Psychology, and was in a law enforcement career track for a period of my life before moving to the IT industry. Currently, I'm a network technician with A+/Net+/Sec+ certifications and have been in the US Navy now for about 12 years (I was Active Duty for 5.5 years, and Reserves for 6.5 now). My military service is spread over three decades, and I'm a veteran of both Gulf Wars. My wife also plays SWTOR, and we have a 6-year old daughter who plays Minecraft. I was deployed for 7.5 months out of this year, and will be deployed for another 5 months next year for advanced technical training.

Oh, and my favorite color is blue and my favorite drink is gin & tonic garnished with queen martini olives.

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The Trading Floor / WTB Massive Anti-Aircraft Turret
« on: 10/12/17, 09:51:05 PM »
It's a centerpiece decoration that drops from Denova (Explosive Conflict). I'm offering 20m for it.

Contact me here or via in-game mail (to Mourne) if you have one and are WTS.

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Guild Recruiting / Grim Determination
« on: 10/07/17, 09:15:39 PM »
http://grimdetermination.enjin.com/

Some of you may have heard of us before, but for those who haven't, we're one of oldest, original Imperial guilds on BC. We're essentially a guild of mature players who enjoy the end-game. While our reputation has primarily been for PvP, our focus has shifted to PvE recently due to player attrition. Though it is my hope that we'll be able to re-enter the PvP scene at some point. (Most of our PvPers moved to Harbinger, and we'll be getting some of those people back with the imminent server merges.) As the new GL, I'm planning on opening up recruitment again soon.

That all said, I'm looking for mature, dedicated players who are interested in the opportunity to be involved with rebuilding one of the best guilds on the server. I'm also willing to consider guild mergers with anyone in a small, relatively new guild. Obviously, we'll need to have some discussions about that to make sure it's a good fit for all involved.

If you're interested at all, please contact me in game either on Mourne, Ferrex, or Volarris. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

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Flashpoints and Operations / LFG with comptetent raid team!
« on: 09/23/17, 04:49:53 PM »
My guild is slowly reforming (we have a lot of military members who are returning from deployments, including myself), at which point we'll be doing Operations again. Realistically, that's probably a month away. In the meanwhile, I've been wanting to do Ops but the LFG option is pretty much useless. If you do manage to queue up with an Ops group, they are usually doomed to failure by either inexperience or lack of communication/coordination, or both.

I'm therefore LFG to do some old world Ops, in particular, Denova (Explosive Conflict) since there's a SH deco that drops there I want badly. My decoration greed aside, I am a VERY experienced raider in this game (and many others). I've done every raid more times than I can count except for the newest ones (e.g. Iokath). I have 3 Imperial DPS toons (Marauder, PT, Agent), all level 70 and in 246 gear.

I have Discord and TeamSpeak. I can download Ventrilo if necessary. I'm available most evenings and most weekends.


P.S. I'm the current GL for Grim Determination. (http://grimdetermination.enjin.com/)

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Worldbuilding and Community / RP Venues
« on: 09/21/17, 05:08:32 PM »
Greetings all.

As a former role-player I know how important venue can be to a conducive, inspiring RP environment. While I don't RP anymore (I just don't have the time), I respect and encourage it on our server. I have, imho, some of THE best decorated strongholds on the server, and enjoy sharing them with others who appreciate the amount of work that went into creating them. I therefore wanted to offer silver keys to the guild leaders of any RP guilds out there so that you can use them as alternative RP venues. A silver key allows you to visit the SH when I'm not online, and it allows you to invite others to the stronghold. It does not allow you to make any changes. The two that I'm offering access to are as follows:

  • Dromund Kaas apartment (Mourne's Imperial Sanctuary) - This SH is Imperial/Sith themed. It contains a guest suite, barracks, command center, operations room, med bay, throne room, and master bedroom.
  • Coruscant apartment (D'Virr's Republic Sanctuary) - This SH is Republic/Jedi themed. It includes a café, barracks, research center, council chambers, med bay, library, and master bedroom.

Both strongholds are filled with aesthetic details, and no expense has been spared to make them look professionally done. My only request is that any erotic RP is done elsewhere. If you can't respect that, please don't visit the SH or I'll be forced to ban you.

If you're interested in using one of these SHs for RPing, Imp or Pub side, please contact me in game on one of the following characters: Mourne (Imp) or D'Virr (Pub). I'm not on my Pub as often, so if you're having trouble catching me online with him, send me an in-game mail.

Warm Regards,
Mourne


P.S. I'd love to add these two strongholds to the SH directory on this site, but I can't figure out how to do that. Can anyone assist me with that?

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