The fun of the Crystal Cove returns to DDO :). I’m looking forward to getting some runs through the Smuggler’s Rest and through the Crystal Cove during the next week. So far I have taken Containment (Level 6 Cleric) and Erdrique (Level 13 Rogue) through the event. I took Containment through it twice on Thursday when it opened back up and Erdrique ran through it three times on Friday. I’m sure I’ll take Erdrique back through it a couple of more times tonight. I have few other characters that are working on various pieces from the Crystal Cove including Garrrin (Level 22 Barbarian/Fury of the Wild), Wapoyei (Level 24 Cleric/Divine Crusader), and Kolll (Level 22 Ranger/Shiradi Champion). I also believe Stoorage (Level 12 Fighter) might have a piece or two he is working on. I also wouldn’t mind working on building up Erdrique’s Admiral Tricorn hat. I think I had started on it actually, can’t remember for sure.
Containment working on sending the kobolds to get some crystals while he dispatches the undead pirates in the Crystal Cove.
Another thing that I enjoy about the Crystal Cove and Smuggler’s Rest is that it is the only place to get some unique monster manual kills. The hobgoblins, bugbears, specters, skeletons, kobolds, and others are only found out there and during the event. For me, that usually means a couple of monster manual deeds being collected as well as some extra experience from collecting those deeds. In fact, I know I picked up at least three monster manual deeds with Containment when I was out there during the first night and at least another three with Erdrique.
Another enjoyable thing that occurs while running around the Smuggler’s Rest is the random drop of specific pirate treasure maps. These aren’t the treasure map pieces that Euphonia is looking for, instead they are additional treasure maps from other pirates who thought there secret treasure chests were safe. I think that is a nice little touch added to the Smuggler’s Rest to help keep farming for those treasure map pieces to open up the Crystal Cove fun and interesting.
Erdrique collecting doubloons from the pirates in the Smuggler’s Rest.
I hope everybody else enjoys their time out in the Crystal Cove and Smuggler’s Rest this next upcoming week. Also, don’t forget, that if you want to participate in DDOCast’s scavenger hunt that the both the Crystal Cove and Smuggler’s Rest have a number of waterfalls in them :).
Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting out in Smuggler’s Rest and the Crystal Cove!!