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Monday, March 12, 2012

Quesh

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Another planet completed and another milestone reached! Merec is now level 40 (gah, Speeder Piloting level 2 is expensive!) and is leaving the red chemical-stained skies of Quesh behind for the freezing atmosphere of Hoth.


I found Quesh to be a strange planet. It's much smaller than the other planets I have visited recently, with only one map zone (a big one mind!) and no bonus quest series. It's almost as if it was filler content. That's not to say that the world and questlines were of any less quality however.

Quesh is a world of great natural resources (the chemicals used to make adrenals are found here) that has been turned into a polluted and toxic industrial wasteland. Huge factories pump out thick black smoke into the angry red skies, and toxic pools of waste litter the landscape. It's not a great holiday destination, but does look really atmospheric.

The world storyline centres around the struggle between the Empire and Republic for control of the planets resources. I found it to be a little too similar to the overall Balmorra story, though the questline itself had a few great moments, including a fun stand-off with the campest Sith Lord I have ever seen in Lord Magras!

Lord Magras sports the very best of this season's "camp villain" ensembles

The smuggler storyline on Quesh was a short interlude, but fun all the same. Not only did I rescue Ozzik and his crew, but also recruited them to work with me. My powerbase grows (cue maniacal chuckle).

It was great to run across Beryl Thorne again, and see that the game remembered the romantic liaison that Merec had with her on Taris in Chapter 1. That led to a very amusing scene between Beryl and Risha as they cattily argued over the good captain. It's going to be fun if those two ever meet up again.


As well as reaching level 40 I managed to find a few datacrons too. For the most part these were real easy to obtain, the only issue being with one that required the aid of my wife as we needed to press two buttons at the same time to escape a cavern that was rapidly filling with poisonous gas. Unfortunately I only realised what was required after a few failed attempts!

So that was Quesh. Short but fun, like a sweet sorbet between the main courses of Balmorra and Hoth. I'm looking forwards to exploring Hoth (it's in Empire right, the best of the movies by far). Time to don my winter warmers.

7 comments:

  1. Greetings! I'm new to your blog, but am finding it an enjoyable and informative read so far. With the mention of Quesh, I just had to comment.

    Three of my toons are 38-40 and this planet is kicking their butts. Well, not the whole planet, just the elites at the end of the quest chains. My gunslinger is lvl 40 and she and Corso get stomped by Captain Jesh in a serious way. She still hasn't beaten him and I have come to the realization that it's a gear/rotation issue. Which is what brought me to you blog in the first place! :)

    My Jedi Knight is 38 and he didn't beat him first time out either, but I think with another level, Jesh will be toast. I seem to have a better grasp of his interrupt abilities and that seems to be the deciding factor in many fights.

    My Imperial Agent has just gotten there, so it will be interesting to see how he does.

    Anyway, I'll be happy to put this planet in my rear view screen and do some frolicking in the snows of Hoth.

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  2. Hi redhedlvr

    sorry to hear you're having some trouble. I can't really offer any advice over the usual (make sure you have adrenals/stims/medpacks and good equipment for your toon and your companion). I find for some of the elite bosses I have to make liberal use of Distraction to interrupt their attacks.

    On the offchance you are on The Red Eclipse feel free to give me a shout and I'll come give you a hand :)

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  3. Thanks for the offer. I'm on Giradda the Hutt (sorry about spelling) so I'll have to go it alone! LoL. After reading your post about rotations, I feel a little better armed with more info. A respec is going to be a must as well as better gear for poor Corso. I'm healing after every battle, so that seems like a good indication something is wrong.

    Anyway, thanks for responding! I loved reading your write up of the planets. We seem to be about at the same levels so no spoilers for me yet. And I have enjoyed seeing another player's perspective on events.

    Thanks again.

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  4. So how much is speeder lev2? I dread to think.

    Can't wait to get to Hoth myself, my fave location and part of my fave SW flick. Looking forward to reading your write up..after you have finished ME3 of course :)

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  5. It currently costs 210,000 creds, though I think they are reducing it in a future patch. Still saving...

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  6. I've read somewhere that the speed increase for lvl 2 riding isn't that great, but that it's harder for the mobs to dismount you when you fly near them. Have you noticed anything like that?

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  7. I'll let you know, I can't afford the skill yet!

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