The Mines of Meldrath, and the assassin gets a new look
Yamini picked up a few pieces of legendary in the Mines of Meldrath yesterday
Of every instance out there, besides the T7 ones, my favorite lowbie instance (for the time being at least) would have to be the Mines of Meldrath, located in the mines of Steamfont. There are 5-6 named in the zone, and the loot is very nice for the level. There’s a fabled dagger that drops there that I’ve been trying to get for my assassin (who is now a ranger, more news on that in a moment!) and there’s also a fabled hammer that drops that procs harvests when you use it. That’s right, a hammer that will give you crafting raws (you have to be a low level character to wield the hammer or else the proc won’t work) as you fight. That’s so cool. My defiler is 50% of her way through 62 and too big for the hammer to proc but I wanted to see what it looked like anyhow. There’s also very nice swords and some monk boots, lots of experience and it’s a fairly easy zone. I’ve been doing it daily in the hopes that the dagger drops. No luck yet, but the assassin (ranger) is still 4 levels away from using it anyhow, so I have time to farm it.
Now, anyone who knows me knows I get restless. I had made a fae ranger a few days ago, but was not exactly looking forward to leveling yet another alt up — even though I found the class exceptionally fun. There’s the evil fae coming out at the end of this month and I don’t want to be burnt out making lowbies before that even happens. So I decided that my 48 halfling assassin would just simply betray back to a ranger and I’d delete the fae ranger and make room for an evil fae warlock (once the free content of Neriak goes live). I’ve had Yamini since 2004, but never really spent any time leveling her. I love the class, but I’ve just always been side tracked. She started out as a ranger but betrayed the old way at level 14, slaughtering 500 orcs for the Overlord Lucan.
It was easy to betray her back to Qeynos, probably because I have such a history betraying characters already – former betrayals:
- Stargrace = Illusionist -> Coercer -> Illusionist
- Arysh = Warden -> Fury
- Goudia = Dirge (freeport) -> Dirge (Qeynos) -> Dirge (Exile at the moment going back to Freeport as a Troub at T7)
- Faydai = Necromancer -> Conjuror (contemplating moving her back to a necromancer for the rez and feign death)
- Misako = Mystic -> Defiler
- Yamini = Ranger -> Assassin -> Ranger
In fact the only one of my characters who I have not betrayed is my templar Dasie. Not sure why that is, I’ve never really had an impulse to betray her to an inquisitor. I don’t mind betraying as much as some do. It refreshes my characters for me. I’ve betrayed two at level 70, the rest were lower levels, where it doesn’t matter if your skills get re-set because you’re just going to get new ones. The two level 70’s had a lot of help from their guilds in order to betray and replace lost relic gear. It’s not something I take lightly, though I do get the impulse to betray quite quickly and then just do it and it’s over with.
Since the assassin is now a ranger, it’s looking fun. I love ranged attacks. Which is why I wanted to betray. I have a woodworker who makes arrows, and I never use her for that purpose. I’d like to try my hand at it. The Rain Caller heritage quest is something I’m eager to do even though it’s 10 levels away, it looks like a fun bow to play with.
Before betraying I did a few key things. I picked up all of the evil language primers so that I can speak both the good aligned and evil aligned languages. The rest will come from quests. I also went to the sage in the mage tower, and picked up all of the book quests that are sold there. The merchant won’t talk to me now that I’m a Qeynosian again. I can still purchase them from the librarian in the South Qeynos mage tower though, completing books for both sides. It may seem boring, but well, I do still love my house items and obtaining items for individual characters. I think that’s one thing that marks me as a little different then some people. I’ll treat each character as an individual and obtain their own housing and their own unique items as opposed to just mass sharing between all of them. Maybe that just makes me crazy though who knows *grins*. Had fun talking to Kilanna again a bit before servers came down, we have a lot of the same interests in game and that’s always fun to chatter about. Looking forward to delving back in and upgrading all of the rangers new skills. Then it’s off for some adventuring (I think..) looking at DFC at the moment.