---ALERT: This review is written by someone who is not a native English speaker.--
Dark Lord of the Sith giving his last breath as the shimmering blue lightsaber cuts through his chest, Jedi Master battling her way through the hoarde of sith troopers, Chancellor with a look of defeat on his face as he stands in the Senate Meeting unable to acquire the majority vote, a young aspiring smuggler picking the lock of a famous bounty hunter’s ship unaware of what is about to happen, an Ace pilot bidding his farewell as he hops aboard his X-wing’s cockpit, Fleet Admiral running left and right trying to keep her fleet intact while battling against a fleet of Mandalorian Dreadnoughts, a young child standing right at the Coruscant’s famous Plaza just as the Mandalorian Dreadnoughts start to bombard the planet, a slicer trying to hack the code of a turbolift in time to escape from the enemy base…
Lotj stands for Legends of the Jedi, but in reality it is the Legends of the Star Wars. Every player will have a chance to create and enjoy epic moments with their characters throughout the storyline of Lotj. I’d know, I’ve played many of those roles.
Those of you reading this might wonder if this mud is worth a try. Bear with me as I tell you my own story:
I was 18 years old back in 2004 when I first joined Lotj. The mud was crowded, there was about 100ish active players at every given day. The Republic hardly managing to stand straight, Kuat Drive Yards hoarding hundreds of Imperial Star Destroyers, Neru Bas dominating both the Sith and the Jedi as they had developed their own mantra and ways, the Republic and the Jedi Order crumbling down against the pressure of Neru Bas…
So being the egoistical guy I am, even at that age, I create my character. Name? Easy… Nadral Skywalker. Hrm no skywalker? Okay fine… Nadral Skylancer. Race? Gee what was Anakin’s race? Now I thought I was a Star Wars fan, at least one with some decent bit of knowledge, turns out I didn’t know jack. I called my best friend, asked him what was Anakin’s race since there were a bunch of human races and I wasn’t sure. He casually tells me Wookiee, and in the blink of an eye I had my first character. Just thinking about it gives me the goosebumps. I remember I was a total newbie back then, that is the one thing I miss the most. After taking my first wage, Senator of Ryloth suggests that I buy a ship. Sure I said, how hard can it be I said…
-Fast tracking 1 hour afterwards- With a defeated demeanor I finally ask to my clan mates, “So how do we launch this ship?” Launch? Really? That simple? -grumbles- Okay cool. So where is this engineering company at? Suffice to say I am one of those annoying know it all types. Back then the help files weren’t really as good as they are now, took me a long while to figure out the helpfile. Now it’s almost impossible not to find the information you are looking for.
I’m not the most popular person in Lotj. I’ve done some bad things in the past, I was helled and banned, to be fair they were all justified. I look at it all as a growing and learning experience. Much like in every community people will form their own opinions, some will be friends with you, some won't. But if you are still reading this, you have got to stop and wonder. 15 years spent at the same mud. How many of us can say that? I’ve been to various muds, they all have their own community. “Cliques” is just a word for friends that likes to play together. Yes it can be abused, some might share information. But such was the case in all the muds I have played at. At least in Lotj there are rules and punishments for those who break it.
Lotj from 15 years ago and Lotj now are quite different. Our community is not toxic. We do not frown upon outsiders or new players, it is quite the opposite. Lotj is one of the most new player friendly games you can come across.
For the Europeans and Asians out there. Hey I live in Turkey, so I’m basically in the middle of you lot. I won’t lie, the activity in EU timezone is not as great as the US timezone. That does not however mean that you will be all on your own, with nobody to interact with. There are plenty of us Europeans and Asians at Lotj.
As a player who has seen the ups and downs I can honestly say that -this- mud is worth playing. Oh and if you are wondering which ship I ended up buying? It was a Firespray, it is still one of my favorite ships. It has its own hotel(logoff) room, locker and a prison cell. So what are you waiting for? Come on over and create your own Legend.
PS: You might not believe me but I owe a lot to Lotj. My grasp of English is one of those. Should've seen the younger version of me trying to speak English when I started playing Lotj. So a huge thanks to the Lotj pbase (@Fishy and @Renegadejedi in particular.)
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