Working my way through level 37 has been interesting. I’m currently questing at Beranid Hills, fighting large groups of undead and druids. The camps are a bit annoying, it’s really hard to pull safely. More than one death was experienced last night, although the penalty for death is not that significant (thankfully) so no one was upset. The quests reward coin (and not much) which is annoying because I could really use some gear upgrades. I went shopping on the broker last night for a few items, but since there’s such a small community, choices are limited. I’m hoping this changes in the future. Of course my crafters can also help out with gear, but I’m in that difficult level range where the new stuff is around 42, and the old stuff is in the 30’s still. As I did with my blood mage, I’ll just have to grind it out. I’m really looking forward to being 40+ on the shaman (although I’m thinking of switching over to the blood mage again once they’re around the same level).
I will admit it’s very nice to be out of Qalia, land of blinding bright sand. Thestra suits my personal taste much better as far as continents go.
Before too long I’ll be working on swamp armor and trying to raise my faction depending on what type of gear I want to go for. I already have a few pieces on my blood mage, so that should help me out. I have absolutely no idea what I’ll be doing from 50-55 but I’m sure I’ll be able to figure it out then. Hopefully I’ll be able to work on my flying mount quest, I think it would be really neat to finish that. It involves raiding, so I’m not sure if I’ll get the chance, but a lot of the casual guilds PUG it these days so we’ll just have to see. Other places I’ve been leveling include:
Cragwind Ridge, River Palace, Seawatch Coast, Tar Janashir, and in the future I’ll be headed to Jathred’s Twist and Dragon’s Backbone (neither of which I’ve been to before). That should take me to 40 without too much trouble (hopefully). My shaman is a bit squishy, and I’m thinking of changing my alignment. Right now I’m with the phoenix because of the bonus to + heals / dps they have and the fact that I don’t do a lot of soloing. However; I’m thinking I may want to switch back to bear. It’s for a pretty silly reason too, the phoenix form makes me float, constantly, and it gets really annoying to maneuver around that way. If I click off the form I’m still left with the buff which includes levitation. I’ve switched a few times now, so I’ll have to give it some thought.
As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!