Originally posted on my GuildPortal Blog on April 20, 2013: http://www.guildportal.com/Me/540050797/span/2013/4
The Catacombs Story Arc has been present in DDO since its release back in 2006. And I know a number of of DDO vets who can’t stand the story arc..including a number of guildies. However, I think it is a fun an interesting set of quests and that the underlies the classic D&D ideas. The Catacombs Story Arc centers around a number of classic D&D elements:
1). Corruption and deception
4). The ability to control life
5). Classic undead D&D monsters
I always enjoy running the story arc, hunting through the crypts of the Silver Flame’s Catacombs in the search of Marguerite and then hunting down all of the Dryden family secrets.
I believe the reason for the majority of the angst that the Catacombs receives is mainly due to the sequence of making sure the story arc advances correctly.
However, I my humble opinion, if you want to run a classic feeling D&D sequence of encounters, the Catacombs Story Arc is good low level chain to run….just remember to advance your quest correctly!!!