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Outside Realm / Re: Farewell
« on: 01/13/18, 04:20:24 PM »
Farewell and good luck, Nic! You'll be missed as a mainstay of our community, and though I fully understand your reasons behind the move I still lament your leaving us.  :cry: May your adventures on Star Forge be awesome and plentiful!

For I.W.S.C. folks, I've made a post in the guild's GuildNet forum here about the future of the guild. If you're a guild member who would like to participate in that discussion and aren't already a member of the GuildNet, feel free to sign up and join us!

Cantina / Re: What to Do With Schrodinger's Galaxy...
« on: 12/23/17, 09:52:11 PM »
Shortly after the Copero FP came out I made this post in which I transcribed the news bulletin that updates on the political state of the Empire (which you got if you sided with the Republic on Iokath). I finally got around to running the FP on one of my characters who sided with the Empire, and below is the update you get on the state of the Republic.

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"Reeling from Chancellor Madon's resignation and the loss of Supreme Commander Jace Malcom, the Republic has entered a state of political stagnation. Many speculate Sith Empress Acina will use this moment of weakness to push for the capture of the resource world known as Iokath. Radicals within the Senate urge Interim Chancellor Galena Rans to retaliate, but the complicated nature of current elections has slowed any progress. Meanwhile, more than two dozen Republic colonies have reported a raw materials crisis, halting the production of weapons and defense systems."

My frustration with the lack of consistent canon continues. As meaningless as Madon was as a figure, I'm tempted to just pretend he's still kicking around, especially if it means we can keep Acina (who at least is a fleshed out character and an interesting one). Keep everyone! I vote for rejecting Schroedinger and embracing Heisenberg; less precision on specifics for more certainty about the bigger picture.

If you haven't done so yet, read the first post in this thread for an intro to the series!

Event: Cradle of the Elements
Time: Thursday 12/21/17 at 7:30 PM server time
Location: Yavin Stronghold
IC Requirements: As you might expect, given that this is a Jedi Night series, your character should be a Jedi or a Jedi ally, in a position to know about the mission and be invited along.
OOC Requirements: None. Call out in RepublicOOC chat if you are coming and need a SH invite.
Rules/Rolls Set: None. 

Premise: The holocron contains records of an ancient, long-forgotten Force-using sect believed to have originated on the planet Ryloth. This sect believed the Force's power and will was made manifest most strongly in the form of the elemental energies of the galaxy, and that studying and honoring the elements and their properties was the best way to achieve insight into the Force as a whole.

No remnant of this small sect remains in the current day, but the makers of the holocron believed that the ruins of a site sacred to the sect might still exist on a remote planet, one of the few colonization attempts launched from Ryloth before that world's fortunes turned.

O'anark Ju'er: the Cradle of the Elements. If these ruins are still intact enough to shelter lost artifacts, they should be recovered before all knowledge of this ancient tradition is lost forever.


In order to make the SH available cross-faction, I will be on Imperial side characters and will have the SH publicly listed on that side (Nizek District's Stronghold). Use the listing or call out in ImpOOC for an invite (but if I'm slow to respond with invites, remember the listing is there).

On Pub side, Jaade will be handling invites so call out in PubOOC to reach him for that. I will try to get additional keys shelled out before start time to ease the invite load.

Just making a note here to mention that I've been updating the decorations spreadsheet in Googlesheets (linked to in the first post of this thread) as I continue to acquire decos. I continue to have all the Cartel Market/Pack decos available, including from the most recent pack (filter Source to Spoils of War Pack).

I've also got all of the decos that drop from the Copero flashpoint (save one, which I'm beginning to think might be bugged in terms of drops), which interestingly can all be donated to a guild for 50k each. To see those Copero FP decos, filter Source to A Traitor Among the Chiss.

I've also acquired most of the rare Operations drop decos I was missing, so if you're looking for some of the more rare stuff there I probably have it (filter Source Type to Operations).

I've been taking a bit of a breather from some game activities, but I'm still available to donate stuff to guilds if needed so just send me a PM or drop a note here if you're looking for something.

Just an update to all the raffle winners: I've been out of town for the last few days and didn't have a chance to get the prizes out before leaving. I'm hopping on that now, so you should get your PMs (and items) in the next couple days if you haven't already. Sorry for the delay!

Cantina / Re: What to Do With Schrodinger's Galaxy...
« on: 11/29/17, 08:38:05 PM »
Wait - I'm confused.

Does the Imp story line NOT have Acina being replaced?

Just trying to figure out how this is directing to different endings; but only having one character I'm not sure what is the same across both and what is different.

Throwing out the independent storyline choices for malcolm and acina; I mean the overall galactic story line.

Is Acina gone for everyone?  Or is that not clear yet from the information?

Part of what inspired this thread in the first place is that things are vastly different. And I'm not going to put this behind spoilers, so if you haven't played Iokath be warned.

If you side with the Republic, Acina is dead. End of story.

If you side with the Empire, Jace Malcom is dead, which is not as impactful as Acina, but is still a canon divergence.

That's what the whole kerfuffle about Schrodinger's Galaxy is about. It's not a small question. The point is that there are two parallel universes, one in which Acina is still Empress of the Sith and one in which she is dead. And now apparently also parallel universes on the Republic side, one in which Madon is still Supreme Chancellor of the Republic, and one in which he is not and the Senate is in disarray.

For anyone wanting to play their characters as being tuned into the political galaxy at large, this is just miserable. It's not like how they handled the Bounty Hunter storyline in vanilla, wherein the Supreme Chancellor steps down if you don't kill him, so that he's gone either way. This is two completely different realities. Ugh.

I did the winning rolls for the raffle and the results follow, with the chat transcript behind the spoiler tag. Below is the order in which folks will get to pick prizes off the list, and I will coordinate that via PMs. If you are later down the list please be patient, sometimes it takes a little bit to reach the people ahead of you on the list and get their picks.

First and Second place picks go to: Seraphie
Third place pick goes to: Imazi
Fourth place pick goes to: Nicholas
Fifth place pick goes to: Dassalya
Sixth place pick (added because it's the season of giving) goes to: Ash

Thanks again to all who donated. With a home like this one, some folks always need to step up so that the rest of us can benefit. Your generosity is appreciated!

Spoiler: show

3:28:47   1   Niarra   Room   ** Niarra tumbles down the rabbit hole ...
3:30:08   1   Niarra   Room   Okeedokee! It is 7:30 and I am going to go ahead and do the rolls for the raffle. It's a good thing the chat has a time stamped chat log! :D
3:30:34   1   Niarra   Room   Even though I am speaking to an idle audience of one (:wave: Squiggly), I am going to lay the rules out for posterity.
3:31:05   1   Niarra   Room   I am going to do five winning draws. The order in which numbers are drawn will be the order in which winners get to pick prizes from the list (as outlined in the Giving Thanks fundraising raffle post in the forums).
3:31:31   1   Niarra   Room   The qualifying donators have been assigned numbers as per the following:
3:31:33   1   Niarra   Room   Imazi 1-2
            Dassalya 3-4
            Nicohlas 5-6
            Ash 7
            Seraphie 8-9
3:32:10   1   SquigglyV   Room   oh hallo!
3:32:13   1   Niarra   Room   And without further ado, here begin the rolls! First place prize pick will go to:
3:32:15   1   Niarra   Room   /roll 1d9 ( Result: 8, Total: 8 )
3:32:20   1   Niarra   Room   Seraphie!
3:32:25   1   Niarra   Room   Second place prize pick will go to:
3:32:27   1   Niarra   Room   /roll 1d9 ( Result: 9, Total: 9 )
3:32:33   1   Niarra   Room   Also Seraphie!
3:32:38   1   Niarra   Room   Third place prize pick will go to:
3:32:43   1   Niarra   Room   /roll 1d7 ( Result: 1, Total: 1 )
3:32:46   1   Niarra   Room   Imazi!
3:32:50   1   Niarra   Room   Fourth place prize pick will go to:
3:32:55   1   Niarra   Room   /roll 1d7 ( Result: 1, Total: 1 )
3:33:03   1   Niarra   Room   Since that number was already drawn I will roll again.
3:33:10   1   Niarra   Room   Fourth place prize pick will go to:
3:33:14   1   Niarra   Room   /roll 1d7 ( Result: 6, Total: 6 )
3:33:20   1   Niarra   Room   Nicohlas!
3:33:26   1   Niarra   Room   Fifth place prize pick will go to:
3:33:28   1   Niarra   Room   /roll 1d7 ( Result: 6, Total: 6 )
3:33:35   1   Niarra   Room   Welp, another dupe. Let's try again!
3:33:37   1   Niarra   Room   /roll 1d7 ( Result: 3, Total: 3 )
3:33:43   1   Niarra   Room   Dassalya!
3:33:52   1   Nicohlas   Room   ** Nicohlas tumbles down the rabbit hole ...
3:34:31   1   SquigglyV   Room   chatbeast has a bias. chatbeast plz stops.
3:34:55   1   Niarra   Room   That's the five winning draws I first outlined. But as we got five qualifying donators too, I will add a sixth and grant the final place pick to Ash!
3:35:16   1   Nicohlas   Room   /cheer
3:35:18   1   Niarra   Room   Thanks to everyone who donated, your support for our home is really appreciated. To keep things like these afloat, someone always needs to step up!
3:35:39   1   SquigglyV   Room   congrats absentees!
3:35:41   1   Nicohlas   Room   Thanks for hosting another cash drive, Niarra.
3:35:42   1   Niarra   Room   I will post these results in the forum and send PMs out for prize picks.
3:36:03   1   Niarra   Room   :cake::thumbsup:

All righty, in an hour (7:30 PST) I'll be doing the drawing to determine prize pick order for the raffle. Thanks to those who donated! You don't have to be in the chat room to win, I'll post the transcript here and then coordinate the prize pick with folks via PM.

Below are the numbers assigned to each person who donated. As per the raffle rules this time around, the max number of entries was two. Thanks again to the donators! 

Imazi 1-2
Dassalya 3-4
Nicohlas 5-6
Ash 7
Seraphie 8-9

Cantina / Re: 5.X Patchnotes, Updates, Guides, etc...
« on: 11/28/17, 05:59:03 PM »
Characters across the galaxy now have an appropriate amount of sparkle in their eyes.

What does this even mean?

edit: I figured it out! there's two things.
1. they made the cartel market glowy yellow eyes not glowy anymore. ;-;
2. they made the dark side corruption eyes more glowier, and also more lore friendly. they're the proper yellow/orange instead of bright red at Dark V!

another edit: apparently it was literally literal too. irises are super reflective now and it looks kind of weird.

For the last two months or so there has been a bug, introduced with one of the big previous patches (I think it might have been with the Umbara patch) where character eyes all became super sparkly and reflective. This could be seen in standard game mode, and also in cut scenes, sometimes to seriously distracting degree. They've been working on a fix, supposedly, all this time, and claim it got rolled out today. While the extreme sparkle is now gone (though it's still more sparkly than it originally was), it appears they broke a few other eye-related things in so doing (at least according to reports on the official forums). But anyway, that's what it's about.

Cantina / Re: What to Do With Schrodinger's Galaxy...
« on: 11/28/17, 05:56:10 PM »
There's a nifty news bulletin that triggers in the new Copero flashpoint if you approach the right thing (I've been exploring the area thoroughly as it is drop dead gorgeous and I would murder indiscriminately in order to get this as a RP instance). This triggered while I'm playing a character who sided with the Republic on Iokath, and it lays down some game universe "canon" for that scenario (insofar as anything can actually be called canon when they've made the mistake of allowing Schrodinger's Galaxy to begin with). Here's a transcription:

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"In the wake of Sith Empress Acina's sudden death, former Dark Council member Darth Vowrawn has announced his ascension to the throne. The new Emperor Vowrawn has already issued controversial orders to halt any progress on the resource world of Iokath, prompting public outcry. Insiders say he might be using this time to gather strength for an attack on the Republic and its Eternal Alliance partner, but those rumors are not confirmed. Whether the Emperor's methods will prove beneficial to the two dozen Imperial worlds in a resource crisis remains to be seen."

This doesn't really help resolve Schrodinger's Galaxy at all, especially considering it implies a radical Imperial policy shift. If anything, it makes it worse. But at least it's additional info.


Just a couple more days on this fund raising effort. Incorporate just $5 for our site into your Black Friday weekend shopping! As stated before, this raffle was designed to put small donations on equal footing for raffle chances, so throw your bit into the pot, help the site, and maybe get some decos!

Got about a week left to go for this. Everyone get your $5 in! Remember that I restructured this one to put small donations on equal footing for raffle chances. Just $5 to show your support for the site!

Some of the decos on the list are still fairly rare (and/or profitable for resale) even on our new Satele Shan GTN.

New give away items added! See the original post (now updated).

The Trading Floor / Re: CM Give Away - Pets, Crystals, Toys
« on: 11/11/17, 11:17:53 PM »
New give away items added! See the original post (now updated).

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