Small Victories in Lower Guk

Instead of hanging out in EQ2 last night, the trio headed back to EQ. Over time I have come to realize that I am a very difficult person to game with. I can hear some of my friends agreeing with me from here, hehe. I tend to bounce between a few games, and I used to get upset at myself over it but I’ve come to the conclusion that it is simply how I game. Every one has a style and it happens to be unique to that person. Thankfully I’m blessed with a close circle of friends who understand that it’s simply how I am and they don’t hold a grudge against me (I hope) as one week I’ll be playing EQ2 and then the next I pop back into EQ. It makes for frustrating times I know and I want (and need) my friends to know that I appreciate them so much more for putting up with my quirks.

Back to EQ! Well, the Cazic Thul and Blackburrow revamps may not be there any more, but the Lower Guk (which has been revamped before) and Unrest zones are sporting a new look these days. Ninga (Wpus), Ultann, and myself headed to Lower Guk to see if we couldn’t score a few of the new pieces of gear. Now, the night before the zone was pretty empty. Most players seemed to be spending their time hanging out in Unrest. If you recall that zone it’s quite small and there were over 30 people in it. Guk was down to four.

Such was not the case last night, as an evening that started out with only four in the zone quickly grew to 25+. Lower Guk is also quite a small zone, especially since it’s slightly lower in levels compared to Unrest which means things die faster and people pull further.

We did manage to set up camp in the Assassin / Supplier room though, and we did manage to get one spawn of the assassin. He dropped a darkened guise of the deceiver which I relogged my rogue to snag. It’s got heroic stats so even though she’s already a dark elf and the illusion is not that handy, the rest of the item is. We were hoping to camp for the darkened flowing black silk sash, but alas that happens to be one of the more popular camps of the zone and we were unsuccessful.

Before heading to Lower Guk we also decided to spend a little time working on the hand augment quest. I’ve mentioned this quest before, it’s an enormous chain with a lot of components but well worth the work.

As an added bonus to our exploring yesterday, my necromancer (minxes) inched her way to level 81, and 20% into the level! This will be the first time that I’ve been so close to the level cap in EverQuest. I made a vow to myself to try to get to max level as I have NEVER been there before in this game. I’m excited, I’ll admit. Not only did the necromancer cling to level 81, but the enchanter finally inched her way over to level 80! I was again very happy about this. I haven’t looked up her level 80 spells yet, and she’s lacking in gear (though she does sport a good array of fabled gear) and I *should* work on her epic some time, but I was still very happy to have hit level 80.

I hope everyone has an amazing Thursday, just think, only one more day until Friday! If you happen to live in Canada, enjoy the long weekend!

See you in Norrath!

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