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  1. #1 *SWG Legends: Player Spotlight: Captn’Dax* 
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    B-D (Black Diamond)

    Where in the RL world do you live?
    Dallas, in the Nation of Texas

    How long did you play the live version of Star wars galaxies?
    I found out about a Star Wars based game Beta and signed up in 2003. That started the whole SWG experience for me.

    What type of work do you do?
    I manage strategic analytic projects for the intelligence community.

    What does a typical Star Wars Galaxies day consist of for you?
    I start with waking up Captn’Dax, typically he is somewhere near the back alleys of a cantina or some watering hole after a night of Convoy raiding. After checking Legends and Pilot’s Hangout Discords, I’ll head into space and look for some adventure; convoys, duties, Kessel or helping out a follow pilot complete a mission. I have to check in with my partner for space loot trading and what’s happening in the research lab. Occasionally, I will log in on one of my Alternate Characters and experience some the great SWG ground based content too. Deco is another fun aspect of the game and I enjoy using space based items incorporated into the house’s theme.

    What was the race and profession of your very first character?
    My first character in 2003 was a Human Smuggler. I really wanted to live in the movies and with JTL coming out later, I finally had my YT1300! I heard later they made a movie named Solo after Daxamatic’s early days :) .

    What is the one thing you’ve always wanted to be in Star Wars Galaxies that isn’t or is no longer?
    I would like to see GCW2 for space deployed soon and hopefully it will draw more folks into space PVE and PVP content. Space PVP does exist now, but it would even better with more folks participating. Can I add a plug for ‘Space Chrons’? The ability to create space based quests with a Chronicles type of system would be very interesting.

    What other hobbies or activities do you take part in, other than playing Star Wars Galaxies?
    I enjoy my family time, and have had 4 generations living with me over the years. I really focus on golf with our daughter, who is deciding if the LPGA or Med school is her roadmap in life. Car restorations is the other passion and provides me the ability to be hands-on with tools, the latest is a Mercedes convertible my daughter drives. The only game hobby I have is SWG here on Legends, no other MMO has ever kept my interest.

    What race and profession is your main character?
    Captn’Dax is Human Pilot and Shipwright.

    What do you like the most about the profession you have chosen for your main character?

    I consider my main profession as a Pilot. Shipwright is a natural pairing with the ability to RE (Reverse Engineer) looted parts, which is one of the most complex and enjoyable parts of the game. While travelling, it allows a quick assembly of new part for a fellow pilot, or making some IBGs (Interdiction Burst Generators) for pulling down unsuspecting Convoys from Hyperspace to raid them!

    What faction is your main character?
    Captn’Dax is aligned with the Smuggler’s Alliance - Neutral on the surface worlds.

    What is your favorite player owned ship?
    That’s an easy one for me: YT1300. Iconic! However, my daily flier is the Krayt (currently painted in Life Day colors). I also have a Rebel and an Imperial Pilot character as well. One of the surprises I have had here on Legends is flying the V-Wing and TIE Defender Prototype. Fun!

    What is your favorite ground vehicle?
    What is this ‘Ground Vehicle’ you speak of? Oh right.. The BARC is my main ride along with the Rattletrap.

    How did you choose your main character's name?
    I started in Beta with Daxamatic, sort of a tongue-in-cheek name and it stuck with me thru the end of SWG. Captn’Dax seemed natural joining Legends as I wanted to just focus most of my game experience in space.

    What is your favorite planet and/or city and why?
    Planets... hmmm, the round things we fly around... To be honest, Lok has surpassed Tatooine with its vast landscape, canals and the marooned pirates that seem to pop up and attempt to hijack my loot when hauling it back to the Lab.

    In space, it has to be the Nova Orion Station, it really adds to the immersion of being in space and every now and then some impromptu adventure starts by bumping into someone at the station.

    What is your favorite NPC?
    Lord Cyssc. He is a rather unpleasant fellow and has a fleet of baddies that make for a fun time. His taunts are … well … let’s just say they could use some improvement.

    What are the most credits you have ever spent on purchasing a single item for one of your characters?
    Hmmm ... that’s a tie; 80 million (each). I wanted a Kimogila as a pet again, so I bought that early on. The next month I purchased my first decent weapon for my Ship’s RE project. Since then, like other Pilots, space parts trading is a key aspect of the economy, with some deals approaching crazy credit valuations.

    What do you like best about SWG Legends?
    The active community and staff. I spend most of time pairing game play with Discord, it really has a great ability to connect with new people you meet, and invite them to join in. It’s great having a cross-section of folks to chat and interact with.

    Describe your best experience playing Star Wars Galaxies.
    Scrambling to get home after work every day to log in JTL Beta (Jump to Lightspeed). The first main ship I flew after the starter Scyk was the Dune Lizard, and I stuck with it all throughout the game. My most fond memory is stumbling across some Black Suns in Endor Space … and to find that it’s not like the movies - one shot kills. After watching the explosion on screen, which turned out to be me after I ejected, I awoke in the cloning center with cybernetic legs. Back then, it was a very slim chance to get those. I had them removed by those specialists in the Med Centers, but they kept them after charging me a fee!

    What is your favorite questline and/or place within Star Wars Galaxies and why?

    I think my favorite overall quest line (and location) is on Kashyyyk. Aside from being a cool place to explore, the quests are so varied with ground and space which gives spacers like me time on the ground to enjoy the other aspects of the game. Hopefully some new pilots come from those quests and join us to have a good experience in space too!

    I have to mention the Legends Server’s unique Group Convoys (Tier 6) too, it’s like heroics for pilots. These can run for 3 to 4 hours and the groups have a lot of fun shooting up the Gunboats, Fighters and Corvette all while socializing.

    Thanks for the interview Dax!
    Last edited by RoarAsh; 12-20-2018 at 12:35 PM.
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