A different type of grind

Qutey, fae monk.. think she’s 7 here, floating her way over the cliffs in Butcherblock

I decided to start a new character yesterday night, wow what a surprise. I went with a fae monk, I absolutely love feign death and I wanted something that has solo capabilities because I don’t plan on grouping with her at all. At level 7 I left Kelethin and headed to Qeynos, knowing from the start that it was not where I wanted to spend the majority of my time. I learned a few new things. Well, I already knew fae had glide. I realized how much I love it though. I made it through Butcherblock with no agro and no deaths, floating down to the water off of the cliffs that have killed many of my other characters. You can see the docks off in the distance, much fun. I also learned that there is a Kelethin / Qeynos citizenship quest. If you’re from Kelethin and want to live in Qeynos (obtaining the call of Qeynos spell and the bind point spell) you do not have to betray. . . This was news to me, I had no idea. It also works the other way around if you want to switch your home from Qeynos to Kelethin. Apparently there will also be these sorts of quests for Freeport to Neriak and vice versa.

The quest reminded me of the end portion of the regular betrayal quest. I had to go pick up garbage from the Antonican Highway. Once I’d finished that I had to speak to some guards, and then speak to a few more people, and then pledge myself as a citizen of Qeynos. I worried about what would happen with my call spell but it was replaced for me and I also got the bind point skill automatically. Very nice feature. If I decide that Qeynos is no longer the place for me, I can move back home to Kelethin with the little monk. In the mean time, Qeynos will do.

Getting to level 10 was easy enough. I hung around the Peat Bog and Forest Ruins, and did every quest I could get my hands on. Once I hit 12 I turned off my combat experience, I decided when I made the monk that I would do a different type of grinding with this character. I gave her a set of mastercrafted gear, some rare dollies for the charm slots, rare weapons, and a bandolier. I also upgraded her skills to adept3, after all what fun is an alt if you can’t completely twink them out. I then set off to quest. Leaving my combat experience turned off. She hit 5aa easily enough, and is now level 14.. not bad at all for someone who doesn’t have combat experience on. She managed to get feign death, leaving her at a comfortable spot. I’ve completed about 70-80 quests on her, which is not too many yet. I want to finish off the few she has and then venture into the sewers to do more, on both the Qeynos and Freeport sides. I also want to take her back to Kelethin (damn it why didn’t I pick up the druid portal bush when I was there!) and complete the quests that I skipped over on my hasty departure to Qeynos.

I typically level up all my alts very fast. They hang around in the 20’s and 30’s long enough to farm RoV and CoI and RE, and then I boot them up to the 50’s with Obelisk. I box almost constantly on them. I don’t want to do that this time. I want to explore the content a little more in depth and play along quest lines that I’ve never seen of or heard before because I’ve been busy on my “main” characters. Will the monk ever get anywhere? Who knows. For now, she’s settled into a nice 1 room Inn located in the Baubleshire, some books and other knick knacks (a lab flask, what a wonderful quest that was!) scattered about, half unpacked. We’ll just have to see how things go.

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3 Comments

  1. Hmm… I had also been considering whether or not to switch off adventure xp with my Monk girlie – i think it is a great idea.

    My girl is in mid 30,s so she still has stuff at the high end of Nek, as well as EL and Zek. She is also going to start coming to a real nice place to start stuff in Feerrott, plus the EoF content woah!!!. I have also not tried out anything in Splitpaw even though I have the adventure pack..

    So much fun to be had and so much to see. Seems such a shame to miss out on it all doesn’t it :)

  2. stargrace

    Ah nothing actually special about the quest *chuckles* It gave a house item though, and that makes it wonderful! It was just one of the baby zone quests, I think the peat bog, could be mistaken though. Almost 100 quests completed!

  3. So do tell…what’s the lab flask quest? :) I need to know! :)

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