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Rhekk’s Adventures with 2xXP Weekends

April 7, 2013
Rheymi Aryon, Vanguard.

Rheymi Aryon, Vanguard.

Well, a lot has happened since Rhekk finished Chapter 3. As a bit of a diversion, I played lots of Skyrim. Where Social Media is concerned, I started tweeting quite a bit (@RhekkAryon), joined the Twitter #SWTORFAMILY, and updated on my playing as much as I could. In addition, I ran through several Double EXP Weekends (or 2xXP as I’ve been referring to them as), and did as much leveling as I could afford to do with a IRL weekend job. I set out to finish Rhekk’s (my Mercenary) leveling to 50, and get both my Vanguard Rheymi and Operative Rhethan to 50. While I did not reach all my goals, I certainly was successful in several ways. Here’s some highlights.

And again, I take lots of screenshots, so there are bound to be SPOILERS. I minimized them, but just know there are some.

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Well, first and foremost, the first 2xXP weekend brought Rhekk from 47.5 to 50 via Warzones and Ilum.

*Sigh* Another Jedi standing in my way...

*Sigh* Another Jedi standing in my way…

...preaching about my choice in occupation, and of course, still wanting to fight...

…preaching about my choice in occupation, and of course, still wanting to fight…

...and as usual, ending up on the wrong side of Rhekk's blaster.

…and as usual, ending up on the wrong side of Rhekk’s blaster.

So with quests, warzones, and dailies, they brought me to this point within a few hours.

Four Down.

Four Down.

Most of the action that ensued involved leveling my Operative two levels (mid-high 20’s). No screens for that, but lots of fun. Really enjoying the Agent story, and am realizing again my inclination to lean toward Light-sided characters.

After that, I began working on my Vanguard. Level 26 – 39.

Ltn. Rheymi Aryon, Republic Special Forces.

Ltn. Rheymi Aryon, Republic Special Forces.

First Order of Business? Testing out my new Legacy Flamethrower, courtesy of Rhekk.

First Order of Business? Testing out my new Legacy Flamethrower, courtesy of Rhekk. Notice also Kaytra’s Legacy Lightning Storm.

Made it to the end of Chapter 1. To be honest, I felt like it didn’t bring enough of a climatic awesomeness as I expected it to. Still was fun, and satisfying to take care of the traitors.

Talk it up, fuzzball.

Talk it up, fuzzball.

Come At Me, Bro!

Come At Me, Bro!

I win. Again.

I win. Again.

Enjoyed playing with Dorne. I like healing companions in general, but she proved vital for me to run as a Vanguard, both Tank and DPS spec.

Side note, Elara became Rheymi’s second-in-command. I enjoyed getting that choice. On to Chapter Two!

Rescuing Vik. Loved this shot. And the ones that followed...from our blasters...pun intended.

Rescuing Vik. Loved this shot. And the ones that followed…from our blasters…pun intended.

Didn’t get much between there and the end, but really enjoyed Hoth.

Inspirational Speech at the end of Chapter 2.

Inspirational Speech at the end of Chapter 2.

And of course, my blasted screenshots that were bound to be epic, didn’t take. But, I got a few good ones near the end of the “Battle of the Gauntlet” saga.

Warp Ten! ...oops. Wrong Sci-Fi.

Warp Ten! …oops. Wrong Sci-Fi.

I'm soarin', They burnin'...explodin', they trying to catch my flyin' dirty...

I’m soarin’, They burnin’…explodin’, they trying to catch my flyin’ dirty…

And after way too many respawns, I made it out of the Gauntlet alive. Turning in the quest bumped Rheymi to 39, and officially wrapped up my 2xXP weekends. Sadly. But at least we have RotHC to look forward to. Read a lot, and so far have heard mostly good things about the expansion, so I can’t complain there. Not that I really do much anyway.

Oh, yeah…I think I still gotta go pre-order that thing. Time to get on that…

For good measure, I did get distracted a little. I blame my alt-oholism…or simply my borderline ADHD natur-…SQUIRREL!!! (That one’s for you, Torvox.)

Here’s some shots of my return to Korriban to create a Juggernaut, Vhayde.

Accio Lightsaber! Crud, wrong one again!

Accio Lightsaber! Crud, wrong one again!

Really liked this shot. Could never really get a good “receiving your first lightsaber” shot on any of my Glowbatter toons. Happy to finally nab one.

This was like one of those shots someone else tagged you in on facebook, where you were in the middle of a blink. /photogenicphail

This was like one of those shots someone else tagged you in on social media, where you were in the middle of a blink. /photogenicphail

Got to Dromund Kaas, got ahold of some of the Last Handmaiden Set (Thank you Bioware!), and made it to 18 before shipping off to Balmorra.

vhayde 3

So much more to look forward to in the coming days. How’d you guys enjoy the 2xXP weekends? Get lots of good leveling done? Have to balance IRL craziness? Ready to go show Makeb who’s boss? Get owned by all the under-50 Juggs and Maras in warzones like I did?

Until next time,

Your Friendly Neighborhood Home-Rhekk-er.

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  1. April 8, 2013 at 8:43 am

    nice writeup!

    I stuck to one toon over the 4x double XP weekends and got a sorc to 50! good times

    • Rhekk
      April 8, 2013 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks! And that’s awesome. I wish I had enough focus to be able to do that. The first toon I started (Smuggler) was dropped only a few quests from getting legacy to level a Sorc. So alt-ADHD. Hope you’re liking the Sorc. I’ve had no complaints, myself. So much that I started a Sage as well.

      • April 25, 2013 at 4:49 pm

        Lol yeah and that was back in the day when you had to get to the end of Chapter 1. I remember you sitting there for a long time while you leveled your Sorc.

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