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Mashugana
11.17.2019 , 08:30 AM | #1
I'd like to start making my Tatooine stronghold more like a home but i am overwhelmed. I imagine i'd want a bedroom type area, a place to show off trophy, and a functional area with Legacy Storage, Mail, etc.

Any advice? Pics or links to give examples? Vendors to check who sell cool stronghold stuff? Crafting advice? Ideas or examples of what people have done with the massive spaces I have in my stronghold?

Thanks creative people - I have no idea how to make this place look cool

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xordevoreaux
11.17.2019 , 08:39 AM | #2
My advice:

For the first room, start with the most compelling reason to go into your stronghold, and put that stuff closest to the zone-in point so that you're in and out as fast as possible if you just need to swoop in and get something, rather than traipse however far into your stronghold to get things.

For me, that's amenities: cargo bay, legacy bay, guild bank, appearance mod station, item mod station, the jawa peddlers, and mailbox, GTN, and a felusa.

Once you get that out of the way, THEN worry about theme and other decos for the remainder of your stronghold.
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JediQuaker
11.17.2019 , 09:59 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Mashugana View Post
I'd like to start making my Tatooine stronghold more like a home but i am overwhelmed. I imagine i'd want a bedroom type area, a place to show off trophy, and a functional area with Legacy Storage, Mail, etc.
Tatooine is my main stronghold. My general layout is:
- the central round area near where you first zone in is mostly my "equipment area". It has all the things like Cargo Bay, Legacy Storage, GTN terminal, etc, plus some seating.
- the balcony is basically a party/entertaining area.
- the two rooms off the balcony are bedrooms/livingrooms - one Republic themed, one Imperial.
- the hanger bay has my Smuggler's starship in it plus a lot of Utility>Crafting decos.
- the rest is divided into various areas like a med bay, garden, science labs, market, camp, etc.

It's publicly listed on Star Forge (as Qua'ker) if you want to visit.
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DuchessKristania
11.17.2019 , 10:10 AM | #4
I've actually turned my Tatooine into a resort, so it's less about making a home and more about making a vacationget away, lol. However, in my more frequently used strongholds I try to set them up for ease of access. Like others have said, put your storage, and fools close to where you spawn in. I tend to start with that and work my way out. I find that the places can fill up more quickly than you expect.
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casirabit
11.17.2019 , 10:25 AM | #5
Mine is being done a a light Jedi theme as it is for my Jedi Consular/Shadow. I have one room where we have a small cantina, then an enclosed dining room ( I used the balcony but use the stone walls to enclose it), a council rooom, a teaching room, lightsaber crafting room, a bunk room for the jedi padawans, etc.

What I would suggest is go visit some to get some ideas. A lot are open so you can visit.


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Tsillah
11.17.2019 , 11:06 AM | #6
Mine is an Imperial Military base run by my Sith Inquisitor. If you're on Darth Malgus I'd be happy to show you around if that's your style of course.
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Mongorr
11.17.2019 , 12:39 PM | #7
I'm currently torn between making it a full-fledged resort (soo many beautiful trees available now to make it nice-looking) or going back to my Hutt-themed stronghold (links in my signature).

Generally, as others already mentioned, I would put the functional area near your starting point. You can make themed rooms to make it look "logical", e.g. a shower room, a dormitory, a bar, a cantina, etc. Adding personnel makes your stronghold much more lively. If you lack personnel decos, place your companions.

I suggest as inspiration you take a look at the Tatooine strongholds on TOR Decorating ( https://tord.mmo-fashion.com/customi...ine-homestead/ ) and check out the stronghold forums ( http://www.swtor.com/community/forumdisplay.php?f=422 ).
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SerraShar
11.17.2019 , 02:03 PM | #8
I don't care for decorating,cose hello..static object...shocked nobody riled up over that after all these years lol

and also credit limit suck...

But when I'm really really REALLY bored...I do decorate .

I don't buy the new stronghold...for the reasons above.....so I have your coruscant and Dromun kaas stronghold..oh and Yavin 4 ? But only the basic room lol aint gonna pay to unlock more rooms .

I made a throne room in my dromun kaas after seeing the Lousy one given by BW at the end of Kotet .

I also have a casual dining area, with the rain beating on the window . Make it look sinister and perfect for them meeting around a drink...along with some zapping lol

I have a garage, with all my speeder (Though I aint a speeder collecter, so dont have much ) .

The only part where I had lot of fun, where the stairs on each side on DK stronghold ? they are littered with them dead Troopers as trophee as you go up !

On Coruscant stronghold..I really don't like it much .The view suck, the sound suck.....

So far , I only turned one room in sort of a classroom . Will have some kind of medbay and a trooper thing going , if I can bother.......so muh .

But yeah, as I understand it . You can pretty much make anything . This isnt a SIM game where you need to make a bathroom or your sims will pee on the floor lol You can make an Intelligence thing...and what not.

Though I do think YAVIN 4 is perfect for recreting a temple of Korriban..it has all the vibes......with acolyte and sith lord.....

Ok..went in the game and took some pic! maybe they can inspire someone lol though I do not claim to be a great decorator! lol

Entrance : This is the best thing! cose no more having to suffer the Fleet lag and idiots!

https://imgur.com/6rGpCfr

The Dining Room (I guess?) : and yes there is a dead tree in middle of the room! plz, it get watered now and then, with DS polluted water lol I though it add 'Embiance'' lol

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The Halleyway : just me..or them soldier don't look scared enough ? Note to self: Discipline them later!

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The Stairs : (Ahh BW , you shoved onto me them stupid Robots, and LOOK NOW! I GET THE LAST LAUGH! Mandatory : Muahahahahaha )

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The Garage : Thats how speeder keep working, what ? you though it was Magick? This aint Harry Potter!

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Some kind of sleeping&Storage room (Couldn't decide what to do with them bed)

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Ahhh My Throne Room! (Still cant sit on the Throne T.T)

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This room is a circle room that lead to 3 other smaller rooms :

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This is one of the 3 rooms on the 1st floor and is where Vilains gather around for my Last Takeoverthaworld Scheme!

https://imgur.com/izWjrqs

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One other room only has this....potentiel to make it a torture room where Machines goes to dieeeee! Muahahahaha

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CORUSCANT!

Study, class....with no student yet..sorry.....we should never have broadcasted that Saresh was coming to make a speech about TOGETHERNESS! Damn that women! Lol

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Medbay: Healing with Jedi Goodness!

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Halleway:

https://imgur.com/sbEk7uH

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Lunafox
11.17.2019 , 03:19 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Mashugana View Post
I'd like to start making my Tatooine stronghold more like a home but i am overwhelmed. I imagine i'd want a bedroom type area, a place to show off trophy, and a functional area with Legacy Storage, Mail, etc.

Any advice? Pics or links to give examples? Vendors to check who sell cool stronghold stuff? Crafting advice? Ideas or examples of what people have done with the massive spaces I have in my stronghold?

Thanks creative people - I have no idea how to make this place look cool

My advice would be to start with your main area upstairs with the balcony, flanked by the two smaller rooms. The great room where the elevator comes up to, is a great show room for trophies as well as a nice interior gathering area, where you could easily dedicate a corner for practical considerations such as your banks, mail, gtn etc.

Either of the smaller rooms off the balcony would make ideal bedrooms, or you could have one as a bedroom and the second as an office or headquarters with all your tech etc. The room that the elevator descends to, makes a nice dining kitchen area. You can easily make apartments for three different toons with the areas available on Tatooine.

I would save the other areas like the tunnel, the garage and the quarters down below and beyond after you have a good grip on your balcony area.

Below are some screenies of my Tattooine SH. I hope they inspire you. Have fun! Another great place for inspiration is TorDecorating https://tord.mmo-fashion.com/

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Mashugana
11.17.2019 , 04:09 PM | #10
Holy cow this is awesome! Thank you all so much - i felt like a nerd for asking but the stronghold is like a mini-game for me.