This weekend I ran an interesting set of quests. The weekend started with Wapoyei (Level 23 Cleric/Exalted Angel) taking on some slayers and rares out in the High Road on Friday morning. I was joined that morning by Friedrice and we ventured down the explorer area taking on the various Netherese and hobgoblin enemies. That morning we only came across one rare encounter. After we battled some of the wild forces in the High Road I logged out and headed off to work. I didn’t log back in until later Friday night and because of that I logged on with Hamllin (Level 13 Fighter). I had originally planned on logging in Hamllin right after work but my wife surprised me for my birthday but having my daughter come down and visiting us so we went out to eat for dinner. So when our celebration was over I logged on and took Hamllin out into Ataraxia’s Haven and took him through the quest Sykro’s Jewel where he took on the scrags and duergar without having any issues. After I completed Sykro’s Jewel I logged out Hamllin and logged in with Erdrique (Level 9 Monk) who I had originally planned on playing Friday night. I was joined up with another guildie, Sontris, who has recently returned to the game after taking about a year or so off. We decided to hit up a Cannith Challenge first, Dr. Rushmore’s Mansion: Behind the Door, which I thought we were going to fail until we found one lucky crest to open up the doorway to Ugg. After we completed that challenge, we headed off to Redwillow’s Ruins, Mirra’s Sleepless Nights, Dead Predators, Purge the Heretics, and Caged Trolls. We knocked them all out on elite with relatively little difficulty. Once we completed the Caged Trolls we decided to call it a night.
On Saturday, I logged on with Erdrique once again and I was joined up with Sontris once again. The first quest we attempted was the Lava Caves: The Circles of Power. Unfortunately, we didn’t have a good map and there were no purple crystals anywhere near the base. We did our best to collect enough crystals but it was a pretty doomed adventure, lol. After that attempt, Sontris logged out and then I took Erdrique to Delera’s and ran the first two quests on elite: The Mystery of Delera’s Tomb and The Missing Party. The Missing Party netted Erdrique well over 20,000 experience :). After that run I called it a night.
Sunday I was scheduled to log in Wapoyei. I logged him in and took him out to the Desert to take on the Chains of Flame on Epic Normal. I knew the quest would take a good amount of time. I made my way out there and summoned forth both of my owl bears and my onyx panther. I also had with me a Shadowdancer hireling to take care of the traps. Overall it was a long quest but I really didn’t have any issues. One of my owlbears did get killed but that was because of the buggy AI where he got stuck in one of the traps. Although the quest took a long amount of time to finish, I felt it was worth it when I netter well over 80,000 experience for the run. By the time I finished it was well after midnight, so I called it a night.
Overall, the weekend was full of experience :). Netting a large amount of experience from Delera’s and a good chunk from Chains of Flame was pretty rewarding. I hope everybody else had a good weekend as well!! I also wish folks a Happy Thanksgiving this week (for those in the US) and wish everybody some happy hunting.