Admit it, you've binged on at least one game in your life. Don't be ashamed, everyone's done it at one time or another. Well, I've binged on a couple different games, but today, I'm here to discuss the game that I had the longest binge on: Star Wars: The Old Republic! I’m sure I can’t shake a stick at some of you hardcore gamers out there that spend entire days playing a single game. I only lasted seven hours before my brain hurt and my eyeballs felt like they were about to fall out of my head. Now, as I said, that’s no great surprise to you hardcore gamers. But imagine if you will my abject shock when I looked at the clock and realized that seven hours had elapsed while I was playing. But on to the game itself. I have two different active profiles in the game, one a bounty hunter called Defcon Phantom, and the other a Jedi Knight called Dreejal.
Defcon Phantom's backstory started off violent and then turned tragic. He wasn't always known as Defcon Phantom, having been born on Hutta as Vin Norgen, Defcon Phantom quickly built up a reputation for himself as an amateur bounty hunter. He attracted the attention of professional bounty hunter Braden and his band of misfits, Jory and Mako. Braden offered Defcon Phantom a position as part of his squad, which Defcon Phantom gladly accepted. However, when a rival hunter murdered Braden and Jory, Defcon Phantom and Mako were propelled into a mission of vengeance, one which would take them beyond Hutta and into a galaxy-wide event known as the Great Hunt.
Dreejal began as any other Jedi Padawan would, but when he was apprenticed to Master Orgus Vin, he found himself in over his head fighting off invading flesh raiders who were being manipulated by a rogue Jedi named Callef. Callef and his forces were defeated, and Dreejal was promoted to Jedi Guardian, an advanced discipline for a Jedi Knight. T7, Dreejal's robotic companion, led him to the Republic Fleet, which then flew to Coruscant. Arriving on Coruscant, Dreejal was horrified to discover that a top Republic scientist was actually a Sith in disguise. Dreejal pursued the Sith, and when I last played, was still in active pursuit.