If woosh woosh zoom is the sound of a lightsaber, then woosh woosh is what you see depicted above, I imagine. The zoom would be if you hit another lightsaber, but I didn’t manage to get a shot of that.
I know it isn’t on par with Strawberry’s photos (is anything?), but I’m still a little bit proud at this photoshoot. The jedi didn’t know I was taking shots of them, they were playfully sparring with each other. They were jumping at each other and throwing each other back all the time, which resulted in silly me constantly running after them.
It looks a bit like good jedi are fighting evil sith, but these are actually all players for the Republic (“good”) side. There were some restrictions initially, but in Star Wars: the Old Republic you’re now pretty much allowed to choose whatever outfit or colour of lightsaber you’d like. And some like to swing red sabers even though they fight for the Republic – don’t ask me!
These were just friendly spars, but there are areas where you are can fight ‘real sith’ (players for the Empire side) in open battles. There is a warzone world you can travel to, but it is an unpopular and pretty much deserted place on my server. The popular way is to ‘que up’ and get teleported to a mini-game warzone with objectives to score.
There’s also the option to pick a ‘PvP server’ (Player-vs-Player), where you can fight any of the other side you find on whatever planet you’re on. This is more realistic in a role-playing way, but you have to be prepared to fight whenever. It can also result in unpleasant situations, where a group of players keep ‘ganking’ (killing) the same person over and over, who just happens to need to complete a quest in that area.
As you all know I’m pretty much am a coward, I of course play on a ‘PvE server’ (Player-vs-Endgame), where this isn’t possible!
This was Rav MMO education for today, teaching the SL masses since 2012. I hope you had a pleasant read, and don’t forget to switch on the safety button of your lightsaber!
As usual, more fighting jedi can be found at my blog Ravalation, at Epic lightsaber fights.