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Archive for August 2016

Many reasons to be excited

I obviously spent a lot of hours playing Star Wars: the Old Republic (SWTOR). I play(ed) the following classes: The Jedi Consular (a light side sage healer as well as a dark side shadow tank), the Republic Trooper (a light side yet arrogant/bullying vanguard tank) and my favourite: the Imperial Agent (dark side healer operative). What I like about this game is the storytelling rather than the gameplay. There are interesting characters. An example is the Sith Lord Darth Malgus – one of my favourite villains.

Warning: the following paragraph might contain spoilers of SWTOR missions including Malgus.

Unfortunately you don’t meet him before the Epilogue of chapter 3 of the class storyline on the planet Ilum, and you can’t join him. Instead you are forced to kill him. :( I’ll upload a review and summary of this to my YouTube channel soon. For now though, I add the whole mission without comentary. Rumor has it Malgus will be back and even though I hated it to kill him, I am not sure what to think about it. Death looses it’s meaning when they decide to awaken the dead…

The cinematics of SWTOR with Malgus are stunning. The first one shows events of The fall of Korriban, the second one (05:47) is about The battle of Alderaan and the third one about the attack on the Jedi Temple during the Sacking of Coruscant (10:45 – 13:50)

I wanted to know more about Malgus’ background, philosophy and relationship with Eleena Daru, so I started reading the Wookiepedia and eventually the Book of Sith – Secrets from the Dark Side, which includes his writings and the novel Star Wars: The Old Republic: Deceived written by Paul S. Kemp. And I am not disappointed! It was an enjoyable novel. It is the second novel of a serie and set around the Sacking of Coruscant.

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I intend to read the novel about Revan, because I believe I’ll find his story interesting too, but many who played Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic (aka KOTOR), complain about this novel. Apparently the story in the game is better. Star Wars KOTOR is considered the best Star Wars game ever, so I decided to read the novel first and then buy KOTOR for PC and see for myself. And maybe even KOTOR 2.

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I am also planning to subscribe on SWTOR, but I am waiting for the announced expansion (Knights of the Eternal Throne) coming in the fall of 2016. By subscribing I’ll get all previous expansions as well… at least, I hope this will be possible. Here’s the (very) short announcement of the expansion.

Other gaming plans: I want to buy the Back to the Future game for PS4. First I looked for the one for PS3, but since my brother bought a PS4 console a few days ago, I changed my mind. I planned to buy the games Little Big Planet and Lego Star Wars: the Force Awakens (PS4), but I scratched them of the list, for now. My time and money for gaming is limited and priorities must be made.

I also read that that this fall Star Trek Online will be launching on PS4. Even though the trailer doesn’t look interesting (kinda cliché and nothing is said about other playable factions such as The Klingon Empire, the Romulan Republic and TOS Federation: only Starfleet is mentioned, huh?). I’d love to try it out on PS4, because I started to miss Star Trek Online. Especially the spacecombat, which is a million times better than in SWTOR.

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Albert Einstein
A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.

~ Albert EinsteIn

Stephen Hawking
Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, in my mind I am free.

~ Stephen Hawking

Mahatma Gandhi

You must be the change you want to see in the world.

~ Mahatma Ghandi

Hermann Hesse

Wenn wir einen Menschen hassen, so hassen wir in seinem Bild etwas, was in uns selber sitzt. Was nicht in uns selber ist, das regt uns nicht auf.

~ Hermann Hesse