New Stronghold Bonus And A Short Hiatus

It took awhile and way too many credits, but I finally succeeded in getting a 150% stronghold bonus and all I can say is wow. The difference in CQ points is insane! The most CQ points I’ve ever had was a little over 1,700,000 and that was when I had a stronghold bonus of 115% and I was only able to get that much by working my butt off for an entire week and doing most of the stuff on the conquest list. Last week I reached over 500,000 points in just two days on one toon and that was from doing nothing but rampage and heroics.

I’m beginning to understand how a lot of people in my guild can average 2 to 3 million conquest points on a weekly bases. Honestly, it’s a little crazy how a stronghold bonus can help out so much. The downside to all this is that I have six fully unlocked strongholds I need to decorate and that can get expensive. I’ve been trying to save money by running all the flashpoints that drop decorations. I’m also only working on my three favorites for now.

In the near future I’m going to focus on conquest to see how much I can make in one week and if I can manage to get on the leaderboard in my guild. It will definitely take a lot of work and competition since so many others also have a 150% stronghold bonus, but I think it would be worth it to make it in the top ten at least once. Plus I really want to break my conquest record.

I was intending to try out the new bonus this week to see how many CQ’s I could get, but I had some computer issues that took me a couple days to figure out how to fix. Then when it was all said and done, I realized just how burnt out I was from playing Swtor and the two days I had a reprieve from the game didn’t feel like enough time away. So I’m taking a week long break away from the game. I logged in on Tuesday to claim the encryptions for my guild and that’s all I’ve done this week.

A part of me feels like I should at least make conquest for the week on my characters, but I know myself and won’t be able to stop there so I’m ignoring it for now because the world won’t end if I miss one week. Instead I’ve been replaying Kotor — something I haven’t done in a few years and continuing the Assassin’s Creed franchise. When Tuesday comes around again I’ll decide from there if I need to extend my hiatus. In the meantime I’m enjoying my mini break.

–Chash Larol

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