As part of my doctoral coursework, I’m enrolled in a Game-design course. One of the immersives is to spend time in the MMORPG domains of either Star Wars Old Republic or Guild Wars2. The obvious fact that I was born before Sally Ride blasted to space is not lost on me. At any given time, I am the oldest Padawan on Tython.
Level 3: Padawan Consular Finds Her Inner Warrior
Star Wars Old Republic is not only a game it is a story set with storylines. There are eight different classes that participants can create their character from—The Republic’s Jedi Knight, Jedi Consular, Trooper and Smuggler, or the Empire’s Sith Warrior, Sith Inquisitor, Bounty Hunter and Imperial Agent—has its own branching plot to play out. Unlike some MMOs, the storylines have a quest to care about and characters to nurture.
I choose the Jedi Consular, although I can’t find the cute hat. I choose wild red hair with braids.
As mentioned in a previous post, the appeal of the Jedi Consular is that its character back story is one of philosophy. Seems appropriate for doctoral study.
“Led by the Council of Reconciliation, the Consulars sought diplomatic measures in spreading peace and harmony across the Galactic Republic. Refraining from drawing their lightsabers (many Consulars wielded green lightsabers) except as a measure of last resort, Consulars spent a great deal of time studying the mysteries of the Force.*”
Confession: I get over myself and start slaying Fleshraiders all by myself. By embracing this dark side, I quickly reach Level 3.