Stoneroot Falls, The Warrens, and Fun!

I’ve been really excited about getting to play EQ1 again. I mean, really excited. I love EQ2, but as anyone out there knows it’s typical for me to bounce from games or to play multiple games at once. 

So it was that I found myself on my rogue, doing a mission that I’d never heard of before in Stoneroot Falls, a place called The Hive. At least I think that’s what it was called. It’s pretty much a blur. In the screen shot are Ninga and Ultann, monk and magician. We also grabbed ourselves a healer mercenary to test them out and see how well the little dark elf could hold up our ‘tank’. It worked out a lot better then I thought it would. It has been a while since these two have been back in EQ1, a year or so for one and two years for the other and things have even changed since last I played with the Nostalgia group. First surprise was that you no longer leave a corpse that needs to be looted. When I died I popped up in PoK fully clothed, still lost experience, and still left a corpse that could be rez’d, but no longer naked. It actually made me quite sad and I miss this aspect of the game a lot. I realize that things change in 10 years time but I hope that the game remains the same. If I had any fear it was quickly quelched as the monk pulled a few trains onto us, the healer mercenary ganked agro, and we all died a glorious death. It was fantastic. I have missed it.

I’ve been playing my rogue but really am not much of a melee person, so once the days activities were done (the rogue netted herself a few bits of gear, level 71 which she promptly lost in a train, as well as 9aa) I decided that I’d make something more comfortable for me to play, and went with a necromancer. 

Teamed up with a beastlord we headed to The Warrens to smack some kobold around after picking up pet toys. Ah, how I have missed pet toys! 

It was a lot of fun and it was just great to be playing again. I’m hoping to be able to level up the necromancer with some help and be playing them more often, but we’ll see how it goes. It’s nice to have the rogue to be able to do “big kid” things too as I term it. I haven’t done anything in EQ1 seriously since Omens of War back in 2004. Sure I’ve played, but it’s been in old content. That means I’ve missed out playing in Dragons of Norrath, Depths of Darkhollow (I did do a few missions in this expansion). Prophecy of Ro, The Serpent’s Spine, The Buried Sea, Secrets of Faydwer, and Seeds of Destruction. That’s a lot to catch up on! Not that I was ever a huge raider or anything in EQ1, but it’s going to be nice to visit old content as well as all of the new stuff that I’ve never done before. I may even get back into crafting, I haven’t decided yet. 

Other then that, just going to enjoy a nice quiet weekend. Still recouperating from the flu I had and getting my strength back and what not. Infecting the rest of Ottawa. 

See you in Norrath!

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