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The drama of decorating your stronghold

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The drama of decorating your stronghold

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Dementedwitterer
11.26.2016 , 09:07 AM | #11
The Drama for my Strongholds is finding a complete set of the Dark and Light Datacrons, and getting the Master Datacron displays. As for themes, Yavin is my Sorcerers Sith Academy, which is almost finished. Coruscant is a Barracks for my Troopers squad and needs work. Nar Shaddaa is for Smugglers and just has one room done at present. And Dromund Kaas is my Warriors Lair. I kind of overthink things like this lol.

As for decorations that don't exist, i would like those sort of broken fountains you see on Tython and Alderaan, they'd make a nice garden decoration.
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Jinook_Phi
11.28.2016 , 10:42 PM | #12
Before I dive in, where do you all grind decorations? What is the best path to get lots of decor goodies? Ive been doing solo Star Fortress story mode, but rarely anything new comes up anymore.

In terms of decorating, for me, its all about the story. And for me, that story dates way back to the days of SW Galaxies. It was the first ever video game I played. Decorating was a big deal in that game. And in that game, you could write a little bio that other players could read if they clicked on you. That was the birth of Jinook Phi from The House Of Phi- Alderaan. Ive used that name for every SW game Ive ever played and even had a blog going a bunch of years ago.

When I arrived to SWTOR, the whole legacy thing, I decided to alter the backstory a bit. Essentially, a smuggler by the name of Gritz Reevo fell in love with a Alderaanean royal. He had to take her name when they got married, so he added the name "Phi", begruddingly. They had two sons that were very different boys, Jinook and Bubka or "Bubba" as he came to be called.

When the boys where young teens, an Imperial Agent set fire to their home to cover her tracks on one of her missions. The House of Phi had developed a very advanced cloaking tech that The Empire wanted. Gritz was badly burned, he lost his wife to the fire and was never the same again. Jinook grew up to become a Master Jedi and is all about doing the right thing. Bubba became a famed Bounty Hunter and in spite of his dubious profession, also "usually" does the right thing. Usually is more negoitable with Bubba, though. And he prefers rockets to flame throwers for obvious reasons.

Gritz in the meantime, wandered the galaxy, became a rather well known smuggler in his own right but when his son, Jinook, took over the Galactic Alliance, he was all in. He bought a huge casa in a remote part of Tattoine, which acts as Jin's informal command center when he's not on Odessen.

Ok, so now you know the backstory which is what 100% informs my decor choices. Im only 37% decorated but I really like what I have done so far. Its on Old Droggo server I think? Open to da public. Being it's Gritz's home but Jin's command when not at HQ, it refects that.

Top Deck

- A strong Alliance military presence in the lobby leading into the living room.
-The living room is well appointed and designed for entertaining. A fellow Master Jedi is there at all times, just in case. The a juke box can be turned on for ambiance.
-To one side is the commerce room and repair shop. Thats where all the jawas hang out to sell their wares, a legacy and standard storage lockers, GTN and mail terminals and a repair/modification bench.
-On the other side is Gritz's bedroom which Jin sometimes uses, cozy but work friendly. I lovely waterfall backdrop to the bed, a fireplace, a nice place to drink too much Corellian ale.

Bottom Deck

-The small room outside of the elevator is kind of a magical room, hologrgam colorful treets, a foundtain, just a great place for guests to hang out and chat.
-When you leave there, you enter out sculpture garden, still under development but impressive nonetheless. Guards keep watch on the hangar door.
-Just up the way is our base cantina, filled with dancers and good times. There you will find plenty of reminders of our victories against Arcann, given all the trooper corpses that adorn the bar.
-If you are a civilian, it is recommended that you not really explore any further. But if you do dare to wander, you will find our military quarters which includes our highly protected armory, our barracks and our Jedi Meditation temple. As well, we have the latest turret technology protecting the Reevo Casa (and part time Phi command center).

I am really enjoying doing all this, especially because it ties a specific backstory.

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louisfriend
12.01.2016 , 08:39 PM | #13
had avoided strongholds for awhile, knowing full well once i started, i'd fall down a massive rabbit hole.


I live in nyc, my main toon's Coroscant apt. Basically going for a sleek modern apt feel. Trying to collect a lot of the art objects, and keep it really clean. Or at the very least, not just drop a lot of rando stuff in the space.


as far as things i wish they had, I'd really like more "ambiance" items that're a bit more niche. Like i'm decorating my "garage" area. I'd love it if there were like... "grease stain" or some small floor items, that would look like knick nacks or things to make the floor look more like the vibe of what i'm trying to do. maybe "floorings" options that depicted work mats, or some sort of industrial flooring. or something that wasn't just a rug.


I also really wish, not every really cool large object was a center piece. Or that, maybe, very large interior rooms, you could sacrifice extra large slots. to have a singular "center piece" tile.
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DirtyDiggler
12.08.2016 , 08:51 AM | #14
Just recently returned and of course have to get to updating my stronghold. I always love returning from a break and finding lots of new decor to buy....
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Xina_LA
12.08.2016 , 02:19 PM | #15
I stripped all of my strongholds bare last week to start over. There are so many cool new decorations, I wanted to change up the themes. I also gained two new labels that I want to use for SH themes.

I hope we get some more display screens, similar to the Tatooine and Dromund Kaas info screens. I'd go wild over screens with occasional changes of picture, or something that looked like a repeating news report. It would give a sense of contact with the outside world.

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Capella
12.09.2016 , 07:37 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Xina_LA View Post
I stripped all of my strongholds bare last week to start over. There are so many cool new decorations, I wanted to change up the themes. I also gained two new labels that I want to use for SH themes.

I hope we get some more display screens, similar to the Tatooine and Dromund Kaas info screens. I'd go wild over screens with occasional changes of picture, or something that looked like a repeating news report. It would give a sense of contact with the outside world.
I think this would be awesome! What about a Changeable Landscapes screen that rotates between a few different pictures of different worlds?

Speaking of art objects, I've noticed some paintings that look like they're of Alderaan, Makeb, and Tython hung on walls in various places (I know Makeb and Corellia have them). Wish those would become decos.
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Volund_Starfire
12.13.2016 , 01:23 PM | #17
My Yavin SH is neutral and Alliance-themed. My Coruscant SH is Rep (geared toward my two Jedi and Trooper) and my DK is Imp (geared to my Sith and Agent). My Nar Shaddaa is going to be for both my BH and Snuggler.

I have a Tattooine SH, but it is strictly for storage and is maxed at 100% with my various unused decorations. I keep it at 100% so I don't have to make my other ones look overloaded just to get the bonus.

Though, I also change up my decorations on my Yavin to fit the time of year. Right now (Life Day), it's very festive with at least one tree in each room and the main room looks like a Christmas party for all to enjoy. Halloween is more a time for Rakghouls and Dreads. All that sort of thing.