Yesterday I decided to collect the datacrons on Nar Shaddaa. My first stop was the Network Access where I found the datacron easily enough. I had a brief scare because I missed the pipe I was supposed to jump on to and fell down. Thankfully I didn’t die and it turned I was where I needed to go anyway. I took the hidden taxi to the datacron and made the stupid mistake of clicking on the glowing communicator before I collected the datacron. The communicator deposited me back to the beginning so I had to do that all over again. This one was by far the easiest datacron to get.
Next stop was the Duros Sector. Climbing up the stack of boxes was easy, but the three pipes were a bit of a chore. I’ve mentioned before that I’m not the best jumper so it took me a few tries before I finally jumped up to the last pipe and ran across it. I found that it was easier if I jumped at an odd angle to get onto all three of the pipes. Getting to this datacron was a bit nerve wracking because by the time I managed to jump the pipes I was so terrified of falling down and having to start over again that I spent the rest of the trip jumping from the canopies and balconies very slowly.
My third destination was the Corellian Sector. This one was very interesting and reminded me of the balloon ride on Tatooine. I had to jump up this oddly shaped container and onto the two shelves to get to the top of the bench overhang. Sadly I just missed the kiosk by the time I got up there so I had to wait awhile for it to come back around. Unlike the Jawa balloon on Tatooine, the kiosk is really small so it would be very easy to completely miss it. As it came closer I hopped up and down a few times to steady my nerves and then jumped onto it when I figured it was close enough. Luckily I made it and took the slow ride around the room. It was just as interesting as the balloon ride and I was able to just stand there and take a closer look at some of the details of Nar Shaddaa, which is quite extensive. Whoever made that planet really put a lot of thought into it. The kiosk took me to a ledge where the datacron was located.
My fourth and final datacron location was in the Industrial Sector and probably by far the most interesting place. The datacron was in a literal incinerator. As soon as I stepped into the room I said, “What in the world?” My sister was close by and came over to see what I was doing and she said it was like that one scene in Galaxy Quest when Gwen says, “Screw that!” upon seeing a hallway full of chompers. I died twice while trying to find the correct code to turn off the shield. The second time I died I turned to my sister and said, “I’m going to say it. Whoever wrote this datacron location should die.” That got a laugh out of her. The third time was the charm and I put in the correct code and grabbed the datacron.
It was fun tracking down more datacrons and I look forward to the next planet I tackle. It’s very interesting to see the inventive ways they hid these datacrons and the surprises they have in store for players.