We’ve now played through Tython as a duo and moved to fleet. We’ve both selected our advanced class and trained so we’ll be ready for the first flashpoint for next session. I’m excited about experiencing this again with this duo (no spoilers in comments please!).
As an aside the printscreen button seems very unreliable in SWTOR now, perhaps it always was and I’m forgetting, but I seem to have a lot fewer screenshots than I thought I was taking during the session!
Dinging level 10 brought the first major reminder of our free to play status “you earn reduced experience!”!
I’m also mindful of the weekly roll limit for flash point gear, it’s set pretty low at three rolls I fear. I don’t mind so much the other common restriction we’ve seen – lootboxes from mission rewards that we are shown but do not receive. I think it’s pretty bad PR to taunt players like this, just don’t show the things if we’re not getting them! In any case I have plenty of cash on my main I can use to pay for things we can’t afford.
There are some unlocks we’ll have to consider, beyond upgrading my partner’s account to preferred status.
At some point we’ll probably want an inventory module upgrade plus maybe a cargo hold upgrade, especially if we do gathering. Otherwise I’m not sure what else we would want or need at this stage.
One thing I’ll be planning to do a lot more than my first run through the game is heroic missions, since we’ll be a strong group for taking those on. That should hopefully counteract the XP reduction enough for it to not be an issue.
I’m enjoying playing a different class and seeing a new story (the Jedi Knight’s), but also I’m rather interesting to be watching the Consular’s story from a different perspective as we go. It’ll be interesting to see how the journey of my partner’s character varies in the longer term, if nothing else he’s likely to settle on a different companion as he won’t require a ‘pet tank’.