I had a lot of other things to get done yesterday, so I didn’t play for more then two or three hours but I did get a lot accomplished thanks to Ultann and Wpus. Before I ended up crashing for the night I saw Ultann’s inquisitor reach level 71 which was just fantastic. My paladin managed to hit level 67 (or was it 68?) and the fury is 64 (I believe). We ran around BarrenSky and did various KoS (Kingdom of Sky) instances including The Nest, and Vaults.
Vaults typically drops a legendary class hat of some sort from the final named but alas our luck with master spells and loot has been absolutely horrible and we saw neither. I have no idea if it’s just a bad streak or what but we haven’t gotten any items in a very long time. Instead a symbol dropped that has some defense and parry on it so I snagged it for the paladin and gave up her bow.
I’m looking forward to starting RoK quests and getting some gear and coin rewards. Then there’s also the mass amount of TSO shards I’d like to gather in order to outfit her in her T2 shard gear. That will be a slower process, but I’ll get there eventually. Amassing Adept3/M1 for skills will also take a lot of time (and money) but I’ve found that unlike most MMO’s I actually enjoy tanking in EQ2. Maybe it’s just because I’m comfortable with the game, or maybe there’s some other reason, I’m not sure.
Once I level the paladin up it will be time for my warlock and dirge to take advantage of the recruit a friend (on the same account as the paladin). I wish the bonus experience worked for quest experience, though I suppose that may be just a little over powered.
Today I’ll be playing LotRO during the day with Kasul who is off work, so I won’t have any EQ2 time until later this evening. I hope to push the paladin to 70, and get the fury a few more levels as well. We’ll see! I hope everyone had an amazing weekend.
Yesterday I was looking through Arysh’ quest journal, thinking to myself “wow, I only have room for 8 more quests”. The quests that I do have in there I’m reluctant to delete, they’re either chains that I’d like to complete one day, or they’re book quests that I don’t ever delete because (gasp) house items rock. One quest that had been in there forever (almost literally) was part of the Sanctum of the Scaleborn timeline. It’s one I’d never completed on any character – even though I have basically lived in SoS in the past, working on Claymore (which I completed on Arysh).
The quest is the ‘infiltrating’ line, that starts just inside the doors to SoS on the left hand side. The first few quests are quite easy, you have to run around placing listening devices. Of course by now everything is very grey to me, so this was no issue. The entire quest compromises of 6 portions, each one slightly more difficult then the previous.
When I got to the final two quests, Shadowgeist came to SoS to help me out. Not that I needed help per say, but killing grey heroic mobs can be slow (and boring). Since I was there, I decided to log in Ellithia, the 74 defiler. Added her to group and when we mentored, the zone turned green (and most of the upper levels still grey) which was perfect. We had to kill enough scaleborn to finally get a trial stone to drop, and that was probably the most difficult part of the whole quest. The trial stones are used to spawn a ring event in a pit and in the amount of time I’d been in SoS, I only saw one. Thankfully, we were lucky and got one to drop after clearing out a few rooms.
The quest gave me a LOT of achievement, and it was just plain fun. Of course there was a hidden reason why I wanted to complete this chain, and it was not the fact that the second last reward was a cool looking sword that my warden could wear.
It was of course a house item. One of the few things in game that will pull me to a quest no matter what level it is. The dragon bust doesn’t look all that impressive compared to the other crafted ones, but it does have a fair amount of status on it, and I’m proud for collecting it. The final quest makes you kill Cyenadros, a x2 epic dragon that resides above the gorg pit in SoS. He (she?) was not up when we made our way there, but you can trigger them by killing the worshippers who hang out on the rug on the bottom floor. Then upstairs x2 drake will spawn around the outside of the main platform. Kill them, and Cyenadros will spawn in the center. The dragon is level 67, and we duo’d it at level 74. They DO have a kick back, so make sure you’re up against a wall when you fight or you’ll get tossed over the side. Other then that, fairly simple fight.
Arysh hit 149aa when all was said and done, which is not too bad. I’d like to be closer to 160, but since I haven’t worked on her at all, well, I’ll take what I can get.
When I was done with the SoS quest fun, I decided to level the paladin a little bit. Sitting at 62, Lithe has her 52 rare spell (hate transfer via group) and is a lot of fun to play. I logged in my templar (Petites) to box along with, and headed off to do The Nest in Barren Sky with Shadowgeist.
The paladin managed to hit level 65, which means she can group with level 80’s and get quest updates (finally). The templar also hit level 78, which is a huge deal to me because solo’ing with a templar is like watching paint try. It also means I’m close to having my 5th level 80 character, and possibly a tank before too long on the 2nd account (which I’m really looking forward to). At 65 I can start the Kylong Plains quests, but I think I’ll wait until 67-68 before starting them. I haven’t explored very many zones with Lithe yet, and I’m still enjoying the paladin more then I thought I would. I looted a very nice shield off of Cyenadros last night, so she’s sporting that. Now I have to save up another 100p for some T8 loams, too. Only five more levels before I’ll start using those (and I should level the alchemist up to help her out too).
There’s still so much fun to be had in Norrath, I hope everyone enjoyed their Saturday! I’ll write more about the other games I bought on Friday this week hopefully. he