Over the past week, I basically ran characters in the level 20 to 21 range or in the level 8 to 11 range. My adventures this week started out early on Monday (April 14th) with my normal slayer runs. I logged on with Larrs (Level 20 Bard/Fatesinger) and took him into the Ruins of Gianthold (Heroic). Like Garrrin, I want to finish up that slayer area on heroic and then tackle it on epic later. So I ran Larrs around Gianthold and took a few jarilith’s, Zakaya cultists, and fire giants before I headed off to work. After work, for afternoon run prior to dinner, I brought on my main character Erdrique. Erdrique (still working as a druid) is level 9 at the moment but fast approaching level 10. I took him into Searing Heights and collected his last two rare encounters (Cruor Russo and Guck, who are usually the first two I find most of the time) to complete the zone and then took him into Stromvauld’s Mine where I had a fun time locating the dead engineers and taking on the drow. After I completed my run through of Stromvauld’s Mine I logged to make dinner and to spend some time with my wife. I logged back on later that night and was scheduled to play Erdrique once again. This time I took him into the Caverns of Korromar and have a fun time taking on the undead dwarves and did great all the way up until I got to the end beholder…where I was then killed with a single disintegrate. However, once I got back up I took him out and all of his blackbone buddies . I was also a little distracted because I was playing my Monday night digital PNP game. After the run through Caverns of Korromar, I called it a night.
On Tuesday, I started the day with a character from my premium account, Containment (Level 3 Cleric). I took him into Cerulean Hills for my morning slayer runs and then headed out to work. I was scheduled to play Hamllin after work for my afternoon run, so I took him into Delera’s Graveyard to start the Delera’s Tomb Story Arc. I got some help from Twotoe and we had an easy time blasting our way through the undead ranks. After that run, I logged out for dinner and then logged back on later that night with Lorrikk (Level 11 Monk). I started the Sentinel of Stormreach chain with him and took into Searing Heights and into the Bargain of Blood and then into the Black Loch where he easily dispatched the Blood Tide pirates. After that, I had to call it a night.
Wednesday morning I logged on with Lorrikk again and continued with my pirate theme. However, I took him into Three Barrel Cove. He still needs a few more slayers and a few more rare encounters before he maxes out that area. So I got some slayer kills in prior to the hot fix. I didn’t log in after that for the rest of the day, as I spent the rest of the afternoon and that night with my beautiful wife for date night .
I logged back on Thursday morning with Charlock (Level 13 Fighter) and took him into Sorrowdusk Isle for my morning slayer runs. After collecting a few more slayers (mainly ogres and trolls), I logged off to head to work. I didn’t log back into later that night with Garrrin (Level 21 Barbarian/Fury of the Wild). Garrrin just recently completed the Web of Chaos chain, so I started the Sentinels of Stormreach chain with him next. I took on Bargain of Blood and the Black Loch on epic normal. I brought along his onyx panther, a level 21 Favored Soul/Exalted Angel, and his level 17 owlbear. I didn’t have any issues with either quest. I’m looking forward to getting him to level 22 so that he can use an epic greataxe. Currently he is still using a much lower level greataxe, mainly because I can’t find a better one and I didn’t feel like farming to build a greensteel. After those runs, I logged for the night.
So that was pretty much the highlights of my runs this past week. On Thursday night, after I logged out with Garrrin, I did some character maintenance with some of my other characters. I’m currently working on a new system to help organize my “inventory” across all of my characters. Basically I’m going to assign each character a specific type of gear and have them “hold” that gear. I then plan on tracking that gear through the use of spreadsheets. I’m hoping this will allow me to cut down on the amount of “duplicate” items I have as well as to help do some better planning. However, it is taking me forever to get everything situated. But I’ll get there…
Thanks for reading everybody and I hope everybody else had a productive week!! Now get back into DDO to do some hunting!! Later all!!