He used to be an adventurer like you …

… then he took a blaster bolt to the knee.

I’m sorry.

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Goodbye, crew

I took some screenshots of Inun and his buddies before he started KOTFE, in the same vein as Ayy’s “goodbye” shots.

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“Hey babe, I’ll be gone for a while, that fine?” – “Sure, whatever.” – “Cool.”
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“Corso, I bequeath to you the prettiest blaster in my possession.”
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“Just one last drink before I leave… where did I hide the Correllian brandy again…?”
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*fist bump* “I’ll miss you, wild child.”
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“Leave.” – “Wha-?” – “LEAVE. NOW.”

DvL: Finish line

Today I have completed the Eternal level of the Dark vs. Light event, so Inun is at the end of his journey for now.

I won’t touch Legendary level with a ten foot pole since it’s not necessary for the companion, and I’ve had enough of vendor trash dropping out of my packs. I hope Ranos comes with a nice little story.

Thank you, questionable event with questionable rewards, for inspiring Elrion and me to go on this adventure that let me learn so much more about my little scoundrel. If it wasn’t for the DvL event, he’d probably still be gathering dust as a level 1 placeholder. But just like that, he became one of my favourites.

Twi’lek Tuesday: Priorities

„Inun, there’s a call on the com. “

The Twi’lek, half way out of the room already, turns around, face all screwed up.

“Not now! Can’t you talk to them?”

The woman shakes her head.

“He says he wants to speak to the captain personally. Last I checked, that’s still you.”

 Inun rolls his eyes, walks over to the com and activates it.

“Tell me what you want, but make it quick” he snarls without even paying attention to who contacted him.

A heartbeat later he recognizes the face of the man he currently owes a lot of money to.

“Varon! I, uh, I’m sorry, you see I’m in a bit of a hurry right now. Maybe call back later?”

“The payback is long overdue, Inun” the small holographic face states matter-of-factly.

Inun uncomfortably shifts his weight.

“Your timing is… really unfortunate Varon…”

“My money, Captain. Take care of it now.”

“But I-“

Now!”

“Alright, alright!” Inun says while gesturing wildly.

“You know what, I’ll just walk over there” he points out to the hallway “to my office and take care of it right now. Okay? Okay…?”

His voice trails off as he’s speeding through the door and towards the bathroom.


Happy Twi’lek Tuesday! Special thanks to my regulars for keeping me company again. :) Always a pleasure.

Click on the thumbnails to browse the gallery.


Do you like this collage and want to contribute? This is how it works:

  • You take a screenshot (or many!) of your Twi’lek that you find worth sharing.
  • I don’t take screenshots without permission, so if you want to have yours included in one of my posts you either have to link it to me on Twitter or leave a comment here. I don’t bite, promise!
  • If you send me more than one screenshot I’ll spread those out over the following Tuesdays, one at a time.
  • In case you’re on my “ongoing-permission list” and I have more than one screenshot from you, I’ll give preference to pics you post on the Tuesday in question and save the rest for later.
  • I don’t care about how many different characters you have, I just won’t post the same screenshot twice.
  • I will edit screenshots with poor lighting or UI elements and (try to) crop them to fit a 16:9 format.
  • I will credit you in the caption of your screenshot.

DvL: Let the skytrooper slaughter begin

Wow, how did this go by so incredibly fast?

He can’t already be starting KOTFE, right? I just rolled him! He’s still so smol. He’s my legacy’s smol cinnamon roll, too good for this galaxy, too pure.

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*squish*

But to be honest I’m kind of excited for this playthrough. First Republican, first full light-side, first marginally force-sensitive, first who might actually make the commander role work for me. Teaming up with Marr in the beginning is weird, but… Inun fortunately has a way with people.

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Awkward.

But you know what I’m definitely not excited about? Skytroopers.

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It is purposefully trying to mock me.

I am also relieved to see that the Voidhound doesn’t lose his charm during the transition.

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It’s lines like this that make you love this class.

And he knelt, obviously. He’s a coward.

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He didn’t appreciate the company in his head though.

Feels good to play a character who isn’t so burdened by past experiences like my two mains are, makes the transition from past content to KOTFE less jarring.

Let’s go!

Twi’lek Tuesday: Speed

„You did it?!“

„I did it!“

Inun circled the speeder, arms opened wide and smiling even wider. His Rodian friend meanwhile gaped at the slender vehicle between them, whose soft humming filled the small workshop room. The Twi’lek mechanic‘s lavender eyes sparkled with unbridled glee.

„That thing was a heap of scrap when you bought it! I thought you were crazy when you hauled it in here“, the young Rodian said.  „Can we take it for a ride?“ Excitement resonated in his voice.  

„Are you kidding me? Let’s go!“

Their ringing laughter and hollering echoed from the seemingly limitless walls of Coruscant’s upper levels. The wind tore at their shirts and stung their eyes, but it couldn’t sweep away the happiness of another small challenge overcome. The welding marks around Inun’s eyes were just as persistent.


Happy Twi’lek Tuesday! Today’s screenshot is a favourite of mine; it’s an edit of a rather inconspicuous shot (click here for comparison) that turned out great in my opinion. I just love screenshots, especially when they tell you something about a place or a person. sigh

For the community part I want to try something different this time by putting the images in a gallery. That way you can get a better view of them when browsing the gallery (klick on a thumbnail to open it) while saving some space in the actual post. The order of the images is randomized. Enjoy & thanks again for the contributions!


Do you like this collage and want to contribute? This is how this works:

  • You take a screenshot (or many!) of your Twi’lek that you find worth sharing.
  • I don’t take screenshots without permission, so if you want to have yours included in one of my posts you either have to link it to me on Twitter or leave a comment here. I don’t bite, promise!
  • If you send me more than one screenshot I’ll spread those out over the following Tuesdays, one at a time.
  • In case you’re on my “ongoing-permission list” and I have more than one screenshot from you, I’ll give preference to pics you post on the Tuesday in question and save the rest for later. (I usually schedule these posts for 18:00 CET.)
  • I don’t care about how many different characters you have, I just won’t post the same screenshot twice.
  • I will edit screenshots with poor lighting or UI elements and (try to) crop them to fit a 16:9 format.
  • I will credit you in the caption of your screenshot.

7/8: The Smuggler

Back in 2012, when the game was still fresh and I experimented with different character/class concepts, I decided to refrain from playing through the Knight and Smuggler stories – not only because I’m much less invested in the Republic side of the game than the Imperial, but also because (in case of a serious content drought) I would have fresh class story “cores” left to build characters around.

Alas, the time has come, and so my baby smuggler finally made his trip from Ord Mantell to Corellia.

Reminder: Klick on the images to get all the pretty details!
Very mild spoilers.

The Story

The class story was super entertaining. Not only because of its infamous one-liners and copious amounts of delicious banter, but also because it credibly tells a story that has no need to rely on hokey religions and ancient weapons, if you catch my drift. When the epic tales of Jedi and Sith are getting stale I’ll gladly slip into the shoes of your average spacer and run errand quests to earn some credits. The omnipresent machinations and well-written NPCs are an added bonus.

The Player Character

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Whether you want to enact the narcissistic asshole or the Republic’s goody two-shoes, this story has all the necessary options for you. It also allows for interesting nuances in a character’s personality depending on the situation. (Something that’s sorely lacking since KOTFE if you ask me.)

Inun was conceived to fill the smuggler spot in my main legacy on Vanjervalis Chain, which is made up of one character of each base class. Originally conceptualised as a timid and insecure grease lizard-monkey running a small workshop on Coruscant, the irresistible charm and snark of BioWare’s smuggler added some much needed layers to this concept. Now I also imagine him to be a wannabe womanizer with a fairly loose tongue, but whose self-confident manner is all façade and who’d rather pass up some credits than break a promise or hurt someone innocent. Yup, he’s one of the good guys. (You can’t play an openly insecure character ingame anyway. I never realised that until now. Funny.)

The Crew

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I was surprised by how much I came to like the companions. This particular crew is not in my Top 3, but they definitely didn’t bore me either (which I kind of expected to be perfectly honest). The biggest surprise was by far Guss – whoever is responsible for the existence of this guy, I applaud you. He’s annoying as hell, but in an absolutely entertaining manner. Corso was fun too, in his very own annoying way, and Akaavi added an interesting perspective. I wish Inun was a good match for her, because Risha was a bit bland. Not only that, but Risha’s romance is probably one of the most macho things I ever came across in this game: to convince her to give up the life goal she worked towards for a decade, just fuck her twice in one conversation. Yes, that makes a whole lot of sense.

All in all the story arc was fun and interesting enough to make me want to explore the DS path and other romance options too. 9.5/10; definitely among my favourites.

The Gameplay

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In the beginning I was worried about having problems with the Scrapper spec, but I adapted to it surprisingly quickly. Melee specs usually are the bane of my existence, but this one offers enough variety to take on a supportive role in PvP, which is all I need to be somewhat useful. It’s kind of a PITA in flashpoints, though. Good thing I never play those.

The Future?

Since Inun is my DvL character and I want to complete the Eternal level, he will be the third of my OCs to be confronted with the KOTFE events. His personality will be a better match for the peculiar ‘togetherness’ of the alliance than Ayy’s or Serene’s ever were, and even Visions in the Dark will have an interesting twist since he’s marginally Force-sensitive. This was inspired by options available at Star Wars: Identities, by the way.

To kneel or not to kneel? Kneeling will probably be the way to go for someone who quickly chickens out at the sight of a seemingly superior foe. Will he miss his crew? Perhaps. But he’ll also get along well with the newcomers, I’m sure of it.