It’s time for the Monday Night at the Vertical City Cantina: Episode 8 Recap.

Last Monday Night, we embarked on a journey towards Level 55 with a Republic Smuggler.  While we didn’t achieve this goal, we did get a chance to complete a Red Reaper flashpoint.  It had been a long time since I’d taken part in this Flashpoint, and to be honest I was quite rusty.  Watch the video to get an idea how the mission goes down.

Now I’ve not leveled a Smuggler to level cap before, this is a new experience for me.  But here’s a few things I’ve come to realize about them.

  1. These guys can lay down some serious DPS, especially once they acquire the XS Freighter Flyby ability.  There’s is word that this ability is getting a Nerf in the next major publish, and after seeing how much damage it puts out, I can’t blame them.
  2. They can make Ranged DPS fun, their rotation (I’m Sharpshooter Spec) is quite easy, and deals a good bit of damage.  You have to be careful of energy management, but other than that you can have a blast.
  3. In Cut Scenes, they live up to the reputation.  If you like snarky remarks a Smugglar doesn’t disappoint.

Now that this character is level 54, it’s time to think about the future.  I quite possibly will focus on getting the Bounty Hunter up to Max Level, they seem to be natural enemies, though the Imperial Agent is the mirrored advanced class.