I’d like to thank everyone who participated in this giveaway for being great and making tumblr (and SWTOR) fun and interesting. I appreciate all of y’all so much, and I’m glad I got to do something like this. Anyway! Onward!
First Place (3 packs): thestirge
Second Place (2 packs): raven-has-a-tor-blog
Third Place (1 pack): versari-arts
I shall be contacting the winners shortly about sending them their prizes!
Thanks so much everybody!
Y/N @Talvasian: When I'm not in horrible awful trouble your lot and I should team up sometime! I am basically a monster, you know.
If Tumblr is so accepting and loving of aliens, then why is it that meesa, Jar Jar Binks,
"you can’t be just friends with people of the gender you’re attracted to"
myth actually true. i, as a bisexual, can confirm that i have no friends.
"The game’s been out for two years" is not good anti-spoiler logic.
Here are some examples that illustrate why:
1. I’ve been playing since Beta and I finished the Imperial Inquisitor storyline two weeks ago. I still didn’t know the Darth title came with a name for the Inquis.
2. New people are joining the game every fucking day. Stop acting like everyone’s had the chance/ability/money/time to play for two years.
3. I haven’t finished the Bounty Hunter storyline for myself yet. (I played alongside one, but if I hadn’t done that, all the BH story would be new).
4. I haven’t finished the Consular storyline for myself yet. (Almost though!)
Anecdotal as these may be, they are illustrative of why “amount of time the game has been out” does not equate to actually good logic about why it’s okay to not tag or warn for spoilers.
It’s not a big deal to put “<classtype> spoilers” in your tags.
It’s not a big deal to put stuff behind a readmore - even if it’s a photo post. Look it up.
Please stop with the untagged/unwarned spoilers. Arguing against it just means that you don’t really care if it ruins other people’s fun.
Storyline is a major facet of why this game is fun.
Bringing this back because relevance.
I’ve been playing since a few months after launch. But because of my incredibly hectic work schedule that prevents me from playing often enough and my alt addiction, I’ve only finished BH and SI storylines. I’ve been lucky enough to avoid spoilers on a lot of the stories because people I play with are respectful and tag stuff with spoilers. Its easy to do and important in story based games to try not ruin it for others.
Games like SWTOR have a real big problem, which I’m not sure how to address beyond “how about the game doesn’t do it in the first place”, which is where the spoiler debate springs up specifically in regards to RP.
The problem is a chronological disconnect in RP. People who have played only to, for instance, level 20, are at a certain point on the timeline, and people at 55 are at a different one, and when those two people want to play with each other, you get timeline problems.
The way I see this normally circumvented is that people assume the timeline is at 55, and everyone else just hasn’t gone to certain planet/s yet; and as long as you’re not taking the class storyline into public RP (which you shouldn’t be doing anyway), it… usually works. But then there’s basically one of two options:
- Don’t bring up the class storylines, but “spoil” the game for lower-level people (sorry, I met a person once who got bitchy because apparently Makeb existing was a “spoiler”, which I can’t agree with)
- Act like the timeline in game never progresses, which is totally ridiculous.
Personally, I’d rather games not be written with a hard chronology in mind and have timeline stuff involve changing existing areas in the game (TSW is… decent about that, I’d say, at least the former bit), but it’s not like anybody’s going to do that.
These are good points - but I wasn’t talking about RP with this post.
I don’t see people bringing the class story into their RP very much, honestly, and those that do are typically good at keeping spoilers away from it.
I was talking about major spoilers in public chats or like posting untagged spoilers in the SWTOR tag, for the most part.