EQ2 is one of the few popular games I know of that don’t treat their crafters as second class citizens. What I mean is they have a large number of quests dedicated to them and their professions, and DoV brought about the first crafting Heritage Quest. I had already completed my coldain prayer shawl on my tailor but I’ve had grand ideas of obtaining the item on each one of my crafters over time. Yesterday I finally earned enough faction with the Forgemasters of Thurgadin to finish off the shawl on my woodworker, pictured above receiving Brells Blessing. I love this chain of quests for a number of reasons, but most of all because of the timed portion at the end. If you miss a reaction or fail to counter it – you die, and you have to start all over. It’s some of the most intense crafting I’ve ever had to do, and I had a blast with it both times.

Torrent Knights is growing by leaps and bounds. What was once a small guild of four or five people has expended to ten regulars and some times even more. I still consider TK to be a ‘social’ guild more then anything else (meaning we talk a lot but don’t necessarily group up or do guild events unless we happen to be in a particular mood) but it’s neat to see people around. Last night thanks to a slew of Heritage Quests completed by Belghast as well as some raids run by Ibeogur and Nocturnous, we dinged 59. One more will extend our bank tabs an extra row, and 11 more will allow us to purchase a T3 hall – which is something I’m considering just to decorate, but I’m not sure if I want to. It’s a huge investment, 1,000 plat and the weekly cost would jump up significantly. I may just upgrade us to a T3 hall.

On that same note, we also managed to earn a few more guild hall trophies last night to put into our display! We now own 14 of them, which is pretty nice for a guild that isn’t really a guild. Last night we picked up Venekor, Chel’Drak and the Clockwork Menace by beating the raid zones. It was a lot of fun, and I’m excited about trying more raids as time goes on.

I hope everyone else had a fantastic start to the week, no matter where you found yourself. Happy gaming! I’ll see you in Norrath.