DFC and other Instances
Yesterday was one of those ‘if it can go wrong, it will go wrong’ days. It was a round of bad news followed by incredibly bad news followed by holy *bleep* please just let it be Friday. Thankfully, now it is. A new day is always a good thing. I attempted to burrow my head into game for the evening and just relax and forget everything that had gone on during the day. For the most part it worked. While some may argue that using video games as a way to ‘escape’ reality may be bad, I think as long as nothing is suffering (ie: you’re not actually neglecting real life) stepping away in order to cope better by being more relaxed, is a very good thing. There are lots of methods to relax after all.
My inquisitor lacks alternate advancement as I mentioned yesterday, being level 83 and only having 68 of them. My good friend asked if I’d like to do some of the lower level instances to gain some aa and they’d loot all of the items to be able to transmute. Of course I said yes and by the time everything was done I was sitting at 81 aa and I also managed to ding level 84. That’s right, I obtained an entire level doing zones like Ruins of Varsoon, Nektulos Castle, and Deathfist Citadel. We even completed the training is a shield Heritage Quest for a little extra fun, the first one my inquisitor has ever completed (slacker that I am).
It was a very relaxing evening, and exactly what I needed. As you can see above lots of chests dropped which enabled both of us to feel at least slightly productive even though we were doing much lower level content. Plus now that I’m nearing 100 aa I don’t feel quite as bad. My next goal is to inch my way towards 90 so that I can actually wear some proper gear and not be quite as horrible as I am right now. We’ll just have to see how that goes.
On a completely unrelated note, I am so very sorry to see Alan “Brenlo” Crosby leave Sony Online Entertainment. I met him last March when I flew down to San Diego, and he’s one of the most passionate people I saw within the community. I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.
Happy gaming, and I’ll see you in Norrath