My Paladin is a Shadowknight
For anyone who has read this blog over the past five years I’ve been writing on it, you’ll be well aware of the fact that I betray my characters in EQ2 – often. In fact I don’t think there is a single character I’ve ever played that I haven’t betrayed at least once, and some of them multiple times. It doesn’t matter what level they are, or how many masters they own, when I start to get the urge to betray I typically go through with it. In fact just two weeks ago I was betraying my warden over to a fury.
I enjoy my ‘quiet time’ in game. That’s not to say that I don’t like talking to others, I do, but there comes a time where I prefer to solo and do my own thing. Sadly, none of my characters were really optimized for that sort of play style – until I created the paladin. With the bonus experience this weekend I managed to gain a bunch of achievements, and on a whim decided that paladin was not really my play style for a solo character. They have fantastic aggro management making them optimal in tanking for groups. They have great heals, both single target and group.
However, shadowknights have a lot of tools available to them for soloing – such as feign death, and evac. I decided that I’d like to make better use of the ‘solo’ tools, and thus began my betrayal. I spent 450 plat on kaborite clusters, made all my new adept3, and spent an hour or two working my way through Neriak doing the simple quests required to move my faction. I’ve played a shadowknight before (though I’ve never had one of my own) so they’re not exactly new to me – and they play a lot like the paladin did. I mentored down, headed to Ruins of Varsoon and quickly farmed myself a few masters and some achievements. It was a nice pleasant quiet night, and I’m looking forward to seeing what other trouble the shadowknight can get into. I know that a lot of people are playing crusaders this expansion for various reasons, but at least while I’m playing by myself it doesn’t matter how many others are playing one since I’m doing my own thing.
Happy gaming no matter where you find yourself!