This time I managed to grab the precious hours of Nexios, a profilic Sith roleplayer hailing from the Dark Side. Nexios continues to be admirably open to opportunities with the wider community at the same time as leading Entropy, a Sith guild with an impressively extensive history.
The honesty and wry self-awareness of this interview is something you don't see often from experienced roleplayers, and it's definitely worth the read for anyone interested in finding out more about Sith roleplay, the stumbles of getting started, and of course about the man himself.
There have been real security concerns cropping up more frequently on the moon and while that seems an obvious statement, the sharp uptick in incidents hasn’t been limited to just the Lowers. Shops on the higher levels and located in high tourist traffic areas have begun to see an overflow of violence. CarSec has been largely ineffectual according to local business owners which makes some of them openly question if the money being sent towards the Hutts for this so called service would be better spent elsewhere such as private security firms.
The idea of multiple armed independent security firms all wandering the promenade has some business owners justifiably worried about what that might do to the flow of tourists. They declare that simply shoring up the currently understaffed CarSec details should more than compensate for the surge in violent crime.
No matter what side of the fence you find yourself, it’s hard to deny that security has become much more of a concern in areas that were previously considered lower risk. A recent explosion that rocked the Corellian sector raised warning flags for some groups that said it was only a sign of things to come if steps weren’t taken. There is a movement saying screenings for those arriving to the moon should be stepped up while others argue that will hinder the free trade environment the moon is known for.
It does beg the question of what the Hutts will do next. If they begin to demand more credits from those under their protection umbrellas, it could be the final push some need to seek privatization of their security needs. It makes one wonder what firms would fill those needs. With the decline of some protection organizations on Shaddaa, it leaves consumers with few options unless a new face of security makes its appearance on the scene.
Until then, we suggest keeping one eye open when out at night and perhaps see if you can’t manage a little body armor under that cute dress you want to wear clubbing as it might make all the difference.
Picking up from last month's issue, the second part of the Criminal Character Spotlight highlights some of the troubles and conflicts criminal characters have to deal with as a detriment on their lifestyle and other key aspects of criminal identity, such as organizations, independents and infamy.
Ladies and gentlemen, beings and sentients of our fair Galaxy. From the far reaches of the Wild Space and beyond, I - Mystic Mog - have come forth to share with you the wisdom I have seen in the stars themselves. The Force has blessed me with foresight of the cosmos, and from that I divine forth what is in store for you the next month.
Heed this warning, dear readers, for the ebb and flow of the Force is forever changing. The future is a finnicky thing that even the most talented of us fail to fully interpret its meaning:
Community Highlight: Margo Faulkner and Braya Yasra
This month I have tracked down Margo and Braya from the First Expeditionary Fleet (FEF). These are two of the most requested players I have been asked to speak to, so it was great to finally catch them and find out more about their roleplay and place in the community.
As long-time roleplayers from even before swtor, both Margo and Braya have solid insight into how to get started with roleplay, character development, story coordination, and more. They are two positive, enthusiastic individuals and the Darth Malgus server is definitely lucky to still have them around.