October 14th, 2003

Tom Lehrer is Smug

Ackmena meets the Emperor

Tonight's Star Wars: Interior Decorators of the Old Republic fun involved a visit to the Emperor's Retreat on Naboo. This is one of SW:G's much-vaunted "theme park" areas, in which ordinary players like you or me get a chance to rub elbows with some of the more famous characters in the Star Wars saga. Of course, in order to do some elbow-rubbing, you first have to perform several tasks, like escort someone 2000m away to the theme park (what they're doing 2000m out in the middle of nowhere is never explained, but that's probably not the point) or simply kill something or someone. Other theme parks include Jabba's Palace and Watto's Junkyard on Tattooine, and Nym's Stronghold somewhere else that I am told is based on one of the other Star Wars games. I'm doing the one that's strictly for Imperials, since, well, I am one.

Each mission nets you either a useless piece of gear (Electrobinoculars that are busted? A Work Light that doesn't?) or a piece of clothing which you may or may not have already bought in the Bazaar. (But hey, these high-quality jackboots sure look good.)

But it's all worth it when you get to meet Darth Vader.

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