Erudian Library and Research Halls Instances

Yesterday I finally managed to wiggle my way into some instances in EQ2 – the first time I had actually gotten to explore the Sentinel’s Fate areas on live servers. My group first headed to the Erudian Library which is one of the easier zones included this expansion and also one of the most fun. Players get to figure out which NPC murdered another (and where, and with what) and accuse them of it. If you guess right, you get some extra rewards and neat house items. Afterward we headed to the Research Halls, which was also a lot of fun and not too difficult.

SF has new shards (and on a side note why did SOE implement the fix to disallow gray shard runs after they made those shards obsolete?) and I have a handful of them stored up. There are shards (tokens) for pretty much everything now, PvP, Crafting, various forms of PvE gear. Even all of the live events have a ‘token system’ of some sort (Erollisi day, Magical Grottos, etc). My banks are filling up with these things.

I managed to get a lot of nice upgrades for the troubador through these in instances including some very nice charms. I’m still inching my way towards upbeat tempo (the troubadors bread and butter) but I’m not that far away now. I haven’t played the bard seriously in quite some time. It’s been fun so far.

I did have one major change this weekend. I decided that playing on multiple servers is simply too difficult. It’s too hard to spread characters all over the place and expect them all to accomplish every ‘major’ goal in the game. I love games that only have one server so the choice is made for me, but since that is not an option for EQ2 I had to make a pretty hard decision. In the end I came to the conclusion that I would play on Oasis, and no other servers. This weekend I spent most of it packing up belongings from Antonia Bayle and moving my characters over. I don’t even remember the last time I was only playing on one server, it’s been 2-3 years. The decision was a long time coming and it certainly wasn’t an easy one for me. There were a lot of outside factors that came into play (that I’m not going to get into here on my blog because it’s simply not the place). I’m very happy with my decision, and I’m really excited on playing on one server. I’m already fairly settled in over there as it’s one of three servers I was attempting to play on.

I did also get some battleground time in – and I have all sorts of thoughts on that subject, but it’s a post for another day (maybe backlogging yesterday, since I didn’t make a post).

Happy gaming, and I’ll see you in Norrath!

4 Responses to Erudian Library and Research Halls Instances

  1. Akely says:

    I find the changiung of said Shard quests a bit weird. As far as I know those Quests are the only ones that you can not grey out and still get the reward. Please correct me if I’m wrong. I remember how happy everyone seemed to be when they changed it so you actuallu COULD turn in grey Quests and DO get updates and rewards.

    And hey, Stargrace: Are you going to change “Happy gaming, and I’ll see you in Norrath!” to “Happy gaming, and I’ll see you on Oasis!” now? :P

  2. Thor says:

    Ahhh ok same page now : ))

  3. stargrace says:

    I mean the instances, you used to be able to go in as a level 50 (at level 80) and unmentor, and the zones would be gray so you could do the quests for shards (and achievements). However, they’ve been changed so that you can no longer unmentor in those zones.

    Not the solo shard quests.

  4. Thor says:

    on a side note why did SOE implement the fix to disallow gray shard runs after they made those shards obsolete?)

    Maybe I misunderstood you on what you said here.. But I still do the solo shard runs on my level 80 toon for a set of T1 shard armor before heading to SF …

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