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The Jedi Service Corps RP Project: a cross-server experiment

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The Jedi Service Corps RP Project: a cross-server experiment

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Darth_Slaine
04.12.2012 , 12:35 AM | #1
My dear apprentices, it has been clear to all of us true lore fans for some time that the Jedi Service Corps are the true heart and soul of the Jedi order. Knights and all that business are fairly boring. Service Corps members are the rock stars of the Force-wielding world -- this cannot be denied.

To celebrate the one true iconic mode of Jedi farmer in the Star Wars universe, I have decided to gauge interest in a cross-server RP project. What I would like to do is to create a directory of all Service Corp-themed guilds on the various RP servers to assist those wishing to engage in such roleplay but I'd also like to arrange some sort of mission prompts on a weekly or monthly basis.

By mission prompts, I mean something along the lines of "The agricultural division has issued a call for floral materials from Alderaan". All the guilds would be able to answer this call by collecting some amount of stackable grey items in the game... or maybe they would need to take screenshots of specific animals or buildings or organize academic calendars.

The point is, there would be something that would provide a touchstone for Service Corp RP across the servers and hopefully it would generate attention and draw in more RPers. Perhaps a guild would be able to win the weekly challenge -- or all participants might be encouraged to create a guild-blog that made public weekly achievements of the Service Corp.

I enjoy the Service Corp concept because it allows me to not be the one Jedi knight who saved the entire universe.
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This thread should be used for discussing possible directions this project can take and for expressing support or disapproval for the idea as a whole. I have only informally surveyed Service Corp players before, so I'm not sure how many of us are out there.

What are your thoughts?

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Guildrum
04.12.2012 , 08:29 AM | #2
*Le jaw drop*

I'd be all for this, like 100%. When I install 1.2 today, I am going to be making a Cyborg Knight, so this would be perfect for me! Only issue is... There's no Jedi Service Corps guild on Vrook Lamar to my knowledge...

If anyone's on Vrook Lamar and wants to try to start this up with me (preferably with a Jedi that's at least above 30, so I don't look like one of those guys who rolls an alt just to make a guild... >.>) PM me about it.
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Darth_Slaine
04.12.2012 , 04:27 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Guildrum View Post
*Le jaw drop*

I'd be all for this, like 100%. When I install 1.2 today, I am going to be making a Cyborg Knight, so this would be perfect for me! Only issue is... There's no Jedi Service Corps guild on Vrook Lamar to my knowledge...

If anyone's on Vrook Lamar and wants to try to start this up with me (preferably with a Jedi that's at least above 30, so I don't look like one of those guys who rolls an alt just to make a guild... >.>) PM me about it.
Yes, let's get the ball rolling! I have run into many players that are RPing Service Corps Jedi but I haven't seen any formal guilds yet. I've made <Jedi Service Corps> on LA for my alt but I assume other guilds must be out there.

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Guildrum
04.12.2012 , 05:40 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Darth_Slaine View Post
Yes, let's get the ball rolling! I have run into many players that are RPing Service Corps Jedi but I haven't seen any formal guilds yet. I've made <Jedi Service Corps> on LA for my alt but I assume other guilds must be out there.
I am just worried about interest/sheer number of Jedi on Vrook Lamar, that it wouldn't be enough to support a pure-Jedi guild, is all. But who knows, I will try for sure.
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TONZ
04.14.2012 , 03:28 PM | #5
Quote:
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This thread should be used for discussing possible directions this project can take and for expressing support or disapproval for the idea as a whole. I have only informally surveyed Service Corp players before, so I'm not sure how many of us are out there.

What are your thoughts?
Are you saying you advanced your alt without doing the class quests? Can this even be done? Interesting idea.

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Guildrum
04.14.2012 , 05:42 PM | #6
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Are you saying you advanced your alt without doing the class quests? Can this even be done? Interesting idea.
Totally plausible... As long as you wait until you get your ship.
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Darth_Slaine
04.14.2012 , 07:08 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by TONZ View Post
Are you saying you advanced your alt without doing the class quests? Can this even be done? Interesting idea.
Yes, it can be done. As Guildrum points out you would need to wait to get your ship, if you ever wanted to fly yourself to a planet instead of bumming a ride -- and you will never unlock your legacy name by using that character.

Here is what I did...

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So, you could leave the Jedi quests immediately and play a Force sensitive swordsman who uses Vibroblades, or you can wait until you might steal your companion like I did, or until you are issued a companion, or until you get a ship. There is no advantage to doing any of this beyond thumbing your nose at the role of the Jedi.

What I may do next is make an alt who is a Teras Kasi master. I'd use a Smuggler-template to get stealth and cheap shot and then just add the special Punch and Jab PVP Legacy abilities.

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Guildrum
04.16.2012 , 07:49 AM | #8
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if you ever wanted to fly yourself to a planet instead of bumming a ride
I have heard that it might actually be impossible to get onto another player's ship without one of your own.
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Darth_Slaine
04.16.2012 , 10:07 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Guildrum View Post
I have heard that it might actually be impossible to get onto another player's ship without one of your own.
That is a pain. I will give it a shot later and see.

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TONZ
04.17.2012 , 12:30 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Guildrum View Post
I have heard that it might actually be impossible to get onto another player's ship without one of your own.
[Edit] Didn't think that you might not be able to group and go on another's ship. I don't think it would be a problem.