Monday, December 26, 2011
Belsavis: The prison planet
After some plot antics, you'll find yourself on the secret Republic prison planet of Belsavis. This planet has extremely interesting scenery (as seen above) and a great plot. Well, I wasn't crazy about our class plot, but the Imperial stuff was very good. There's also lots of ancient secrets, as is to be expected on a planet that the galaxy as a whole basically wasn't aware of.
All of the things I just mentioned are completely counterbalanced by the fact that it is VERY FRUSTRATING to get around Belsavis. The first few zones are remnants of prisons, with mazes of half-finished walls and random rubble. It takes at least twice the time you'd expect it to to get from point A to point B. The gaps between walls are always, always filled with mobs too. Once you are out of the first couple maps it gets a little better, but it is still a hassle to just get to where your quests are. There's a light at the end of the tunnel though: your last companion! Yay!
I hate him.