Star Wars The Old Republic – 2 week Beta review

Ok so I played in Bioware’s Star Wars the Old Republic on Saturday up to last night at 9:21:37 pm MDT. This game is going to be The Star Wars Galaxies Killer. The Grandson succeeds the Grandfather and takes his place upon the seat of power. The questing was decent, not AWESOME or OMG ITS SO LEET! It was decent, the species and wildlife were well scripted and the voice acting was nice as well on par with skyrim if not slightly better (Biased opinion of course).

I honestly don’t do many MMO’s at all save for maybe Champions, City of Heroes and DC Universe (THERE IS NO PATTERN HERE ). But SWTOR had a good storyline for the beta. I got the droid, I found a datacron, was able to build up to level 10 at the end of the beta, which I didn’t think I was going to be able to do. Delivered a Flesh raider to the Jedi Counsel for training defeated 2 Millinea old droids, rode an ancient scout speeder. Learnt many ways of the force and a bit of the Force Wars from the ancient times on Tython and even explored the necropolis under the jedi temple near the forge.

Graphics were great, the gameplay smooth, lag barely any at all. Had one glitch and was able to correct it by hitting my inventory key of all things and back to normal after closing it. There is a bountiful fountain of knowledge for Both Jedi and Sith alike. Be careful how you tread try to keep on the path of light and not turn to the dark side, choice there are careful be you shall. I’ll post the pics I made at the last two levels near the end.

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Seriously and I say this in all earnest, get this game. If you’re a star wars fan that plays WoW alot you’ll end up switching your account funds to SWTOR. This was a great game and Thanks to Bioware for Inviting me and My friend Bruce on the opportunity to take part on this weekend only event.

Oh my my, Burgers and Fries what I stumbled upon?

Well, I have to comment on this one. I just found out that someone I considered at some remote level an Arch of mine has come to blows with another arch and comparing them to me! (LOL) Yes, it is that same old loveable scamp Phantomgrift and my old arch-nemesis Rip (Real Names withheld for common reasoning).

Now before he (phant) comes running over here *again* to accuse and point the finger Justice saying I’m lurking, no in fact someone just pointed out that I was mentioned as a comparison to you with your current meandering at the community we used to mutually commune at. Funny how you’re the new “me” huh? I knew that it would happen and I even said it at one point before I left the place.

This is a just an odd turn of events. You get trolled because I’m no longer there. I read through some of the posts where you shall we say debated and just wow, all I can do is face palm and shake my head and just say remember not to feed the trolls, you know how hungry they can get. No worries, I won’t link the posts. Though again, have to say it was pretty funny to hear you become the new “leon”.


Oh don’t hate me cause I’m just

around at this point. LOL!

The Gundam has RETURNED!

Being transmission Stream….

REJOICE! The Full Scale Gundam statue that graced us with its presence in Odaiba is returning in the first quarter of 2012! The Full Scale Replica is currently being reconstructed with completion to occur that time. This Replica was originally erected in circa 2009 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sunrise’s Gundam Series and has travelled around since then.
The Replica was moved to Shizuoka after being disassembled but then a select set of parts were on displayed for a limited time in Tokyo earlier this year.

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The Replica will stand for one year and then be disassembled again in the first quarter of 2013.
For the otaku on the move! If by chance one of your stops happens to be Tokyo? You’ll definitely want to stop by and bask in the glory of this fine piece of artwork. This is Madarame Harunobu, your orbital eye across the otaku filled sky signing off ……End of line.

Anime Banzi 2011

Ok so I’ll finally talk about Anime Banzi since I’ve been able to get some of the photos off this smartphone. Well there was definitely a lot of cosplaying around and a good measure of steampunk lets say that right off the bat. Also some people of notoriety, such as Wendy Pini of ElfQuest, and The Great Rando from MST3k who was one the best , Chuck Huber, Chuck’s expansive performance career has danced between being a TV, film and stage actor for over 20 years, (most notably at Chicago’s Steppenwolf and Goodman Theaters); He has played Hiei in Yu Yu Hakusho, Android 17 in Dragonball Z, Shou Tucker in Full Metal Alchemist, Stein in Soul Eater, Kululu in Sgt. Frog, Austria in Hetalia, Akai in Oh Edo Rocket, Ashe in Black Butler, Mohji in One Piece, Hiro in Shin Chan, Reever in D Gray-man… among many others. He has written Sgt. Frog, Hetalia, Baccano, Oh Edo Rocket, Strike Witches…among many others.

We also had Lisle Wilkerson who is probably most well-known for her work in the Tekken franchise where she is the voice of Nina Williams and Christie Monteiro, and Zafina. She also played a role in the Academy Award winning Sofia Coppola film “Lost in Translation”, There was also Mr. Musician and Entertainer Steve “Warky” Nunez Steve Nunez, aka Warky T. Chocobo, raised on video games, 1st on his commodore 64, and at age of 5, playing on his NES. Steve recalls from his youth popping in Super Mario Brothers, and LO’from the moment that first note played, he knew his destiny. Not only were the games entertaining, he was also entranced by the music from The Final Fantasy franchise as well.

Overall a great time was had by me and mine at the game room, making neko ears, getting a chance to make a few connections with other collectors like myself. With that I’m going to leave you with a few pics from Anime Banzi 2011.

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