I’ve been elsewhere lately. Sorry.
For some reason, I’ve always reserved judgement on the world of Star Wars. For a few reasons itleft a bitter taste in my mouth.
I wasn’t alive for the first rush and fangasm it caused when it was first released, and when I saw the “new” films I just couldn’t attach myself to it; aside a brief fascination during one holiday at Wells-Next-to-Sea thanks to a plastic head of Anakin Skywalker that once contained sweets…
I always thought I would hold-up that barrier between Star Wars and Star Trek and pitch for the Trek side of things
I am now going to hold up my hand and say, I was wrong.
Not that I am now batting for the other side, but I can honestly say that I have let them both well and truely into my heart.
Thanks to non-other than Star Wars: The Old Republic.
I am a sucker for online games (Even though I am anti-social as fuck and never group with people) I love the fact that you can create an identity, and really run with it. Creating a character to fit in anothers world. Character creation has always been a personal favourite.
Thus, Thaeli was born
My Imperial Intelligence Agent, a Zabrak – The same species as Darth Maul, who lets face it, was really the best thing to come out of The Phantom Muppet!
It’s interesting to wander around the server and the Imperial Fleet and see that pretty much all the other Zabrak players are force users (Including Thaelis younger brother Khasul) leaving him pretty angry and pissed off at the world for being the underdog of his species; but still managing to be pretty badass in his own right while faithfully serving the Empire.
What I also really like about the Agent character is the fact that you specialise in deception, subtulty, seduction and assasination. To the point where the character changes his voice while undercover. It’s the attention to small details that I like. Once again, well played Bioware.
I part of me feels like I should extend and be creative with this character beyond what is offered in game — which is actually considerable for an MMO, especially with the Legacy (A kind-of mini-guild thinger) we shall see. I am still crawling myself out of the strange pit that I have been in at the moment.