Last night, my adventures finally took me to the desert planet of Tatooine. During our adventures, my buddies and I encountered the tiny little Jawa creatures. Our reactions to them, however, were very different. The two of them went off on an “Awww! Jawas!!” while my first reaction was “OMG!!! This is from He-Man!! They’re from He-Man!!” Anyone watched that cartoon show back in the 80s? Anyone? Yeah I feel old. But ahem, back to business – my two buddies had no clue what I was talking about so I dug out a little picture of the guy I was referring to. Remember Orko?
I mean, seriously…..how do they not look the same?? Orko the great magician!!
Orange quality gear in TOR brings together fashion and gear stat juggling and it does so in a really interesting way. First and foremost, orange quality gear means that its stats are completely customisable by various item modifications (or mods). Using mods, you can tailor the stats in a particular piece of equipment and upgrade those mods as you level up. Theoretically, you could wear the same robe and upgrade the mods your entire journey to level cap. So, how exactly does this work? And where does fashion come into the picture?
I called them glowy swords. No, really. My friends who were avid fans of Star Wars tried desperately to share the story of the Jedi and Darth Vader with me. But the truth of the matter was, I just didn’t get it. I tried to watch the movies and ended up sleeping through most of them. And Star Wars to me soon became the thing that I figured just wasn’t for me. For years and years, my friends tried to share the epic story and somehow, I was never drawn in.
And then, Bioware came along. It isn’t an exaggeration to say that they did in one weekend what my friends couldn’t do in the last ten odd years. They sold me on the world. Deep dark secret here – I didn’t know Anakin Skywalker was Darth Vader until a couple months ago. Yes, thats how bad it was. And now, after my early access weekend, I know the Jedi Code. And yes, Yoda is my hero. So what exactly happened, and how did I get turned around? The art of fantastic storytelling.