Questing over the Weekend, March 27th to March 29th

This past weekend was dominated with low level runs once again, as I primarily focused on taking Erdrique (Level 3 Rogue) through the Harbor.  However, prior to those runs, I took Stoorage (Level 11 Fighter) out into the dense jungles of Sorrowdusk Isle.  While tromping through the woods, Stoorage continued to wrack up slayers as his way to that elusive 1,500 cap.  Later that afternoon, I took Hamllin (Level 15 Fighter) out into the same area.  Like Stoorage, Hamllin also continued to wrack up on the slayer count.  Later that night, I logged on Erdrique and took him out into the Harbor so that he could start to make a new name for himself in Stormreach.  I went through the last of the solo quests, An Explosive Situation and Home Sweet Sewer, and then I made my presence known to Baudry Cartamon and I made my way through his small story arc (Protect Baudry’s Interest, Stop Hazadill’s Shipment, and Retrieve the Stolen Goods).  I then made my way through Walk the Butcher’s Path and The Sunken Sewer.  By the time I had completed those quests, Hellbanisher had logged in and the we set off to take on Stealthy Repossession and The Smuggler’s Warehouse.  I then had enough experience to move up to Level 3 and then I went out to the Cannith Challenge Vendors to get the low level Spare Hands and Ring of the Stalker to realize I was short one Crude Talisman (I wrote about that here.)  So to get my last Crude Talisman, I switched characters to Hamllin and he ran Kobold Island: Kobold Chaos.  I then stashed my talismans in the shared deposit box and logged out.  I logged back on with Erdrique and picked up both items.  By this time, Hellbanisher had logged out, but I still wanted to more quest.  So I ran, Recovering the Lost Tome and then called it a night.

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Stoorage hunting for hell hounds in the cave in Sorrowdusk Isle.

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Hamllin hunting down the denizens in Sorrowdusk Isle.

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Erd starting his work for Baudry Cartaman.

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Erd looking for the good stolen from Baudry by Hazadill.

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Erdrique fighting Warlock Cyressy in the Butcher’s Path.

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Erdrique and Hellbainsher looking for the smuggled gems.

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Hamllin taking on the kobolds in Kobold Island: Kobold Chaos to get Erd his last set of Crude Talismans.

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Erdrique looking for the stolen tome.

On Saturday, I started out my questing a little earlier than normal.  I logged on with Suppply (Level 9 Paladin) who I was supposed to run with on Thursday but instead of logging in I took a nap .  I took him the last quest in the Sharn Syndicate chain on elite, Come Out and Slay.  Later that night, I brought Erdrique back on and I was joined with Hellbanisher and we ran through Missing In Action, Kobold’s New Ringleader, Information is Key, Haverdasher, Garrison’s Missing Pack, Durk’s Got a Secret, Cerulean Hills,  and Where there’s smoke.  After those runs, Hell logged out but I continued on and ran through Bringing the Light and finished up the slayers in Cerulean Hills.  I then also attempted the Swiped Signet but one of the infamous apprentices hit me with a sleet storm and I was killed sitting down .  I called it a night after that.

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Suppply taking care of the Sharn Syndicate in Come Out and Slay.

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Erd muttering about having to attack a slime with his hands.

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Erdrique and Hellbanisher exploring Osgood’s Basement.

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Erd watching Hell freeze some scorpions in Haverdasher.

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Erdrique and Hellbanisher getting annoyed by a kobold shaman in Garrison’s Missing Pack.

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Erdrique and Hell looking for the Kobold Brothers.

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Time to explore the Cerulean Hills.

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Erdrique and Hellbanisher dealing with the orcs in Where There’s Smoke.

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Erdrique trying to find his way through the Quickfoot Hideout.

Moving for a change of pace, I logged on with Kolll (Level 22 Ranger/Shiradi Chamption) and I attempted to run VON 1 the Tharaskh Arena on epic hard once again.  The last time I attempted to do this feat, I was slaughtered at the end fight.  During this go round, like before, I breezed through the majority of quest and made it to the end fight with ease.  However, once I took my hirelings out into the area, things got a little interesting.  I actually survived all way up until the third wave when my favored soul ran out of mana.  I attempted to re-enter the quest but I was originally grouped with Hellbanisher at the time (who is only level 4) and when he logged out to change characters I had tried to get back into the quest.  The mechanic in place wouldn’t let me re-enter because Hell was still in my part.  As he wasn’t loaded back in yet, I simply kicked out of the group which then reset the instance .  I didn’t have enough time to restart it again.  So, VON 1 still remains on Kolll’s take down list!!

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Kolll having some fun in the Tharashk Arena.

Overall, it was light and refreshing weekend.  I hope everybody else had a great weekend as well and I hope the week continues.  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!

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Questing and more Questing, August 18th to August 21st

This week’s runs were quite diverse.  I ran low level characters, my two heroic true reincarnated characters, and a level 20 this week.  My questing activities began this week with Cantlin (Level 11 Sorcerer) with some slayer runs in the Searing Heights.  While roaming around out there, Cantlin was able to locate all of the explorer points and completed all of the rare encounters out there.  Now he only needs to worry about his slayers.  Later that afternoon, I took Hamllin (Level 10 Fighter) out into The Tomb of the Shadow King.  I only had a hireling with me but even with that said I only died once, and that was because my hireling’s pathing got messed up and she didn’t follow me.  Besides that one hiccup I made it through the Shadow King on elite with little difficulty but it was quite challenging as I used up every bit of my hireling’s mana during that run.  That particular run also reminded me back when the Shadow King first came out which I pondered about here.  Monday night I was scheduled to play Berann (Level 7 Barbarian) and he still needs a number of quests in the Harbor and the Market.  This was good because I was also trying to work on a new character in my digital table top game which meant that my attention was quite diverted that night.  However, I still took Berann through The Kobold’s New Ringleader, Information is Key, Haverdasher, and Garrison’s Missing Pack.  After those runs I called it a night and logged out.   

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Cantlin exploring the Searing Heights.

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Hamllin working his way through the Tomb of the Shadow King.

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Berann cleaning up the vermin of Haverdasher.

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Berann charging forth in Osgood’s basement.

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Berann looking for Garrison’s missing pack.

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Berann taking on two bugbears at once in Kobold’s New Ringleader.

Tuesday morning I ran with Larrs (Level 20 Bard/Fatesinger) through the Ruins of Gianthold (Heroic).  It was my first time logging Larrs on since the changes to the bard enhancement trees so I was testing some of his new abilities, which I wrote about here.  After collecting some slayers, I logged out and logged back in that afternoon Berann and I took him into the Cerulean Hills and finished that explorer area.  I then logged in with Erdrique (Level 16 Druid).  I took Erdrique into Assault on Summerfield on elite and posted the run in the LFM panel and had one other join me in the run.  I logged out after that run but logged back in on Tuesday night with Sludgge (Level 20 Rogue/Shadowdancer).  I spent a lot of time with Sludgge looking through the auction house in hopes of getting him some new gear but the only thing I wound up getting was a new deathblock docent.  After the purchase, I went to the quest Bargain of Blood and started the Sentinel of Stormreach Series.  I had no problem making my way through the quest and had a smooth run through their on epic normal.  After that run, I called it a night.

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Larrs experimenting in the Ruins of Gianthold.

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Berann looking for things to kill in the Cerulean Hills.

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Erdrique prepping for battle in the Summerfield District of Stormreach.

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Sludgge fighting the Bloodtide Pirates in the Bargain Bazaar.

On Wednesday, I logged in with my low level cleric Containment (Level 5).  The first thing I did with Containment on Wednesday morning was to level him up to five.  After leveling, I then took him into the Waterworks Slayer area and collected some more slayers and rares.  Later that afternoon, I logged on with Hamllin and took him into the quest, Faithful Departed.  The Faithful Departed is an interesting quest where the drow are trying to desecrate the sacred graves of the elves and trying to destroy the elven venerated mummies.  The thing about this quest, if one of the venerated die then the quest fails.  Luckily, I haven’t had many issues with this in awhile and Hamllin moved through the quest relatively easily on elite.  I didn’t log in on Wednesday night because that is my date night with my beautiful wife :).

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Containment exploring the sewers of the Waterworks.

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Hamllin fighting the drow in the Tomb of the Ancients.

I called upon Charlock (Level 13 Fighter) on Thursday morning for my regular slayer run and took him into the Sorrowdusk Isle.  Charlock continued to collect his slayer in that area, he needs less than 200 kills now to max the area out.  I didn’t get a chance to do an afternoon run but I did log in Thursday night with Crawlller (Level 5 Ranger).  I took Crawlller through The Miller’s Debt and The Kobold’s New Ringleader on normal, hard, and elite.  I ran the Kobold’s New Ringleader on three settings because Crawlller is one my characters on my premium account and I don’t have access with that account to open the quests immediately on elite.  After those runs, I called it a night.

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Charlock facing off against the ogres in Sorrowdusk Isle.

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Crawlller exploring the Bonebite Hideout.

So, overall, my quest runs over the week were spreadout across lower levels, middle levels, higher levels, and epic levels.  So it was quite a diversity of runs.  I hope everybody else had a nice set of quest runs as well.  That’s it for now, thanks for reading and happy hunting everybody!!  

A Run Down of Quest Activities, April 21st to April 24

The week of Good Friday was an abnormal week for me, however this past week was more of a typical week.  The only change to my normal runs was that I also tried to get in as many runs as I could for the Festival of the Traveler.  The week’s runs started out with me taking Berann (Level 7 Barbarian) out into the wilds of Korthos Island for my slayer runs of the week.  So far, I have really enjoyed playing my half-orc falchion wielding barbarian.  Although I haven’t done anything quite challenging yet with him, I like his “feel” and enjoy the play style.  After I ran around and cleared out Korthos Island, I then logged out to head to work.  Once I got back home, I logged on with Erdrique (Level 10 Druid) and took him through a round of the Festival of the Traveler to me get re-oriented with egg hunting route.  After I ran that, I logged on with my other heroic true reincarnated character, Hamllin (Level 8 Fighter).  I was scheduled to take Hamllin through Three Barrel Cove and into the Garl’s Tomb: The Troglodyte’s Get.  The Troglodyte’s Get can be a pretty touch quest if you aren’t prepared to handle a ton of slow, hold person, and fire ball spells being cast at you from a multitude of troglodyte shamans and warlocks.  I made it through the Troglodyte’s Get with little problems and then logged out to make dinner.  I then logged on later that night (while also being logged on with Digital PNP group) and brought on Rimuldar (Level 21 Wizard/Magister).  The first thing I did was to take Rimuldar through a circuit of the Festival of the Traveler.  I then noticed that Rimuldar had never completed the Web of Chaos chain so I started that out with Lords of Dust on Epic Normal.  Using my onyx panther, owl bear, and a exalted angel hireling I had no difficulty getting through it.  Since I was also playing the digital PNP game, things were slow going so I was only able to make it through Lords of Dust.  Will need to hit up the other quests next time.  After that run, I needed to log out for the night.

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Berann running through Korthos Island.

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Hamllin on his way to Garl’s Tomb decides to take some pirates down in Three Barrel Cove.

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Hamllin fighting Zaokh in the Troglodyte’s Get.

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Rimuldar looking to collect some eggs for the Festival of the Traveler.

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Rimuldar and his gang in Lords of Dust.

Tuesday morning started out with a quick run of the the Festival of the Traveler and then a slayer run with Rimuldar.  I was planning on working out in the High Road but since I couldn’t get to Eveningstar (without using the Hall of Heroes from the login screen) I instead went to the Vale of Twilight since I hadn’t been out there in awhile.  It was good to get into the Vale, even over level.  After gathering some Shavarath Slayers, I logged out to head to work.  Later that afternoon, I logged back on with Erdrique and did another run of the Festival of the Traveler.  I then started to take Erdrique out to Three Barrel Cove to do Scondrel’s Run.  The Scondrel’s Run was the last quest Erdrique needed to finish up Three Barrel Cove.  As I was getting ready to head out there, Twotoe logged on and joined me.  We quickly tromped through the pirates of Three Barrel Cove and then entered Scondrel’s Run on elite.  The Scondrel’s Run is perhaps the first quest where you encounter significant numbers of minotaurs, but they didn’t slow us down at all.  After the run through Scondrel’s Run both Twotoe and I logged out to take care of dinner and other things.  I logged back later that night with a character from my premium account, Containment (Level 3 Cleric).  Because Containment is on my premium account, I can’t open quests directly on elite, and this night I was planning on finishing up the Baudry Cartamon Chain on elite, since I had already ran it on normal and hard.  So I started the chain, entering Protect Baudry’s Interest, on elite.  As I was working through the quest, Hellbanisher logged on and he had just finished going through a heroic true reincarnation.  So after I got through the first quest, I joined up with Hellbanisher and helped get through Redepmtion and Sacrifices and then we came out to the Harbor where he opened the entire Baudry chain on elite (Protect Baudry’s Interest, Stop Hazadill’s Shipment, Retrieve the Stolen Goods), as well as The Kobold’s New Ringleader, Durk’s Got a Secret, and Walk the Butcher’s Path.  During the run through Durk’s Got a Secret I was fortunate enough to pull a Muckbane .  After all of those runs we called it a night.         

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Rimuldar looking for kills in the Vale of Twilight.

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Erdrique and Twotoe dealing with the scorpions and minotaurs of Scondrel’s Run.

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Containment and his hireling protecting the crate.

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Containment and Hell looking for Arissa in Sacrifices.

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Containment and Hell working to keep the crate safe.

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Containment and Hell looking for the Stolen Goods.

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Looking for the kobold’s new ringleader.

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Taking on the slimes with our hands.

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Contaiment and Hell taking a stroll through the Butcher’s Path.

Wednesday morning was a light day in the world of DDO for me.  With the DDO being down Wednesday morning because of the hot fix, I played Neverwinter Nights II instead.  I logged on with Spirit Shaman Ragnar and took his party through some of the crypts just north of Fort Locke.  After work, I logged onto DDO Hamllin and took him through the The Forgotten Caverns.  After that I brought Erdrique back on to do another circuit of the Festival of the Traveler.  I then called it a night and spent the rest of the night with my wife as it was date night .

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Ragnar leading his gang through the Crypt.

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Hamllin taking on the ice mephits of the Forgotten Caverns.

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Erdrique looking for some more eggs.

Thursday was quite an active day.  I started the day with Stoorage (Level 9 Fighter) and took him into Three Barrel Cove for my morning slayer run.  After gathering the majority of the explorers, I logged and headed out to work.  I then logged back on with Erdrique and ran through the Festival of the Traveler, Sorrowdusk Isle, and the first part of Grey Moon Waning (The Grey Moon’s Den: The Trollish Scourge).  I then logged out to take care of dinner and logged back on later that night with Stoorage once again.  Like Containment, Stoorage is one of my characters on my premium account and he was in the process of finishing up the Assault on Splinterskull on elite.  Khameltoe logged on and offered to help me finish up Assault on Splinterskull (Doom of the Witch-Doctor: The Way to Zulkash, Doom of the Witch Doctor: Zulkash, the Herald of Woe, The Last Move: The Way to Yarkuch, The Last Move:Yarkuch’s Last Stand).   After we got through out, I asked Khameltoe if he could open the Sharn Syndicate series for me on elite.  We then headed off and completed: Stand Your Ground, Dirty Laundry, The Stormrever Fresco, The Bookbinder Rescue, and Repossession).  That just left me with Come Out and Slay to worry about.  We called it a night after those runs.

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Stoorage gazing at the wreck in Three Barrel Cove.

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Erdrique traveling the roof tops looking for eggs for the Traveler.

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Surveying the ogre camp in Sorrowdusk Isle.

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Erdrique taking on the Black Sun Ogres of Grey Moon.

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Stoorage on his way to battle Zulkash.

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Stoorage on his way to deal with Yarkuch.

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Stoorage following Khameltoe into the last fight in Splinterskull.

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Having fun in Stand Your Ground.

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Stoorage is working on cleaning up the dirty laundry.

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Never trust a warforged like Zircon.

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Rescuing the Binder Family.

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Time to take back the Stormreaver Fresco.

So, it was a pretty productive week overall, at least in the number of quests tackled.  I hope everybody else had a productive week and hope that your weekend is even better!!  Happy Hunting everybody!!