Though I have been level 60 since a couple of weeks after Shadow of Revan went live on early access (I had hit 59 after finishing Legacy of the Rakata the first time), I just defeated Revan in solo mode yesterday (yes, yes, I know, if you can’t beat Revan in solo mode you should be kicked in the face). I was a little surprised about all the mechanics that go along with the solo-mode though. I won’t go into spoilers because I know I have at least a few readers that have not yet defeated Revan on all their toons (and I know there is a little something special said by the Emperor to the Warrior class). The fight was an absolute blast, and it gave me time to go back and do a shit-ton of dailies (something that I have been very very lax in completing).
I spent a lot of that time running dailies in hopes that I would be able to amass large quantities of Basic Commendations because I still don’t have all my 186’s….
This character sheet is a little dated because I was able to throw some new mods into a couple of those pieces. I now only have to get my main hand and boots up to 186 (and get some new boots because I friggin’ hate those pirate boots). The belt, however, is 192, so I can’t do much with it until I am able to start running some of these new Operations (*shudder*). Oh, and I didn’t realize at the time, but I changed my saber too! I’m now using the Reformer’s (?) Star-forged saber out of the Dark Apprentice’s pack (the sounds on it are great!). Now I just need to take a look at optimization because Basic Gear for Juggernaut tanks is rather lack-luster. It’s all Shield/Absorb and no Defense. Granted I could be working toward doing augments to add to my gear so that I can then add Defense (Redoubt?) augments, but I also see that Powertech tanks have Defense enhancements in their Basic Gear.
I was also invited by one of our former Guild-mates to run some tactical flashpoints with him, so the fact that he asked for my help made me feel pretty good. I mentioned as much on RaidCall and was told that I am usually a pretty amazing tank, which also made me feel pretty good. I am glad to know that I am not a liability to the group unless my gear just isn’t up to snuff.
Anyway, Revan was fun. The gear grind is grinding on my nerves, but it’s part of the game. I found out I’m a capable tank. All in all a good week. How has your week in SWTOR been? Do you have any advice for me as I work to optimize my 186 gear going into some of the old end-game content and *gulp* level 60 hardmode Flashpoints? I look forward to hearing your feedback!