Questing into the Second Week of March, Quest Runs March 7th to 10th

During the second week of March, my questing was pretty much with mid-level characters or epic level characters.  It was also an abnormal week for me because I had to do some traveling for work to get some management training so I didn’t get as much questing in as I typically would.  I started out the week with my typical slayer run on Monday morning.  I took Wapoyei (Level 24 Cleric/Divine Crusader) into the High Road.  While out there I collected another six slayers and defeated the specter, The Eternal Wanderer.  Needless to say I didn’t have a whole lot of time to play that morning.  In the afternoon, I logged on with Hamllin (Level 18 Fighter) and I took him out into the Sands of Menechtarun for some slayers.  During this session, Hamllin focused on the gnolls and collected another 62 slayers in that area as well as taking down Stinkpelt.  That night, I logged on with Suppply (Level 10 Paladin) and Harrgon (Level 11 Favored Soul) and I took them into Searing Heights to run the quest Bargain of Blood.  It was another dual boxing session and I wanted to get my revenge from my horrible attempt at Bargain of Blood from the night before.  On the way out to the quest, I picked up another 13 slayers for Harrgon.  In Bargain of Blood, I was able to the complete the optional objectives for destroying the assassination logbook, meeting up with the House Deneith Party, and freeing the slaves.  After completing Bargain of Blood, and getting my revenge, I then headed off and to do the quest Under the Big Top.  As I made my way through the quest, I only picked up one optional objective and killed Maz’il’tilnik.  In the end chest, Harrgon picked up The Big Top and Diamond of +5 Hide while Suppply picked up the Antique Greataxe as a story arc reward for completing the Phiarlan Carnival Series.

Wapoyei hunting in the High Road.

Hamllin battling the Windlashers in the desert.

Suppply making his presence felt in the Bargain of Blood.

Suppply taking note of the artwork in Under the Big Top.

On Tuesday morning, I was scheduled to play Neverwinter Nights II instead of the usual DDO.  I took my level 7 Spirit Shaman Ragnar further into the Warehouse in the Dock District of Neverwinter City.  For my afternoon run, I took Erdrique (Level 28 Rogue/Grandmaster of Flowers) into Sands of Menechtarun for some more slayers.  I also wanted to get something quick in before I headed out to Raleigh for my training.  While out there, I collected 57 gnoll slayers and came across Den Mother Fheena in the Windlasher Village.  That was all I could get in on Tuesday as I left shortly after that slayer run.

Ragnar participating in the battle in the warehouse.

Erdrique making his way to the desert.

I took my computer with me on my training trip in Raleigh and was able to get a few more runs in during the week.  On Wednesday, I logged on with Kolll (Level 22 Ranger/Shiradi Champion) and I took him into The Lords of Dust on epic hard.  Kolll picked up 54 fragments of the Token of the Twelve, eight mysterious remnants, the Golden Guile, a monster manual deed for Rhaksasha Hunter for 2,260 experience, and 17 commendations of valor as a quest reward.  However, that was the only quest I was able to complete.

Kolll taking down the cultists in Lords of Dust.

For Thursday,  I started out the day by taking Sludgge (Level 22 Rogue/Shadowdancer) into the Ruins of Gianthold (Heroic) for some slayers.  Sludgge collected 51 Stormheart slayers, two Stormfist slayers, and one Stormeye slayer.  He also defeated the ogre mage, Uthger Runetusk.  That night I logged on with Kanndar (Level 13 Paladin) and Stoorage (Level 13 Fighter) and I took them both into the Tharashk Arena (VON 1) for another session of dual boxing.  The completed the optional objectives for defeating Angog the Champion, Myr’dril, the drunken ogres,  troll enforcers, Smashjaw, and Grogan.  I picked up a number of monster manual deeds during this run.  Kanndar picked up two monster manual deeds, one for minotaur hunter and another for kobold hunter, each awarding him 446 experience.  Stoorage collected a troll hunter monster manual deed for 1,943 experience.  Stoorage also looted a Diamond of +3 Intelligence.  That run closed out my activity for the week.

Sludgge doing some hunting out in Gianthold.

Kanndar battling the drunken ogres in the Tharashk Arena.

So, although it was an “off” week for me, I still had a number of interesting runs.  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!



Questing Over the Valentine’s Weekend, Quest Runs February 12th to February 14th

It was a relatively busy weekend for me, even though I had a short weekend of questing.  My questing was dominated with runs with my primary character, Erdrique (Level 26 Rogue/Legendary Dreadnaught), as is typical for me during the weekend.  With Valentine’s Day being this past Sunday, I only made some quest runs on Friday and Saturday, although I did log in on Valentine’s Day but it was only during the day time for some minor character maintenance.

I started things out on Friday morning with Harrgon (Level 11 Favored Soul).  I also logged on with Suppply (Level 10 Paladin), from my premium account, and partied them up to do some dual boxing.  I took them out into Searing Heights for a typical morning slayer run prior to work.  Unfortunately I able to gather many slayers in the morning.  Shortly after I entered the Searing Heights, my computer crashed :(.  Not sure why, but by the time I got everything booted and restarted back up, I had to take off for work.  I did wind up collecting about 18 slayers for both of them.  In the afternoon, I took Hamllin (Level 17 Fighter) into House Cannith and into the challenge Kobold Island: Short Cuts.  I was able to collect just over 300 shards before the time expired.  I wound up getting 102 orthon metal scraps as a reward.  That was the only afternoon run I was able to get in.

Harrgon taking on the Bloodtide pirates in Searing Heights.

Hamllin dealing with kobolds in Kobold Island: Short Cuts.

Friday night, I logged on with Erdrique and I was joined shortly later by Friedrice.  We then headed off to House Deneith and worked on the quest Spies in the House on epic hard.  I was expecting on us having some difficulties in here, but I was quite pleasantly surprised.  We completed all of the optional objectives for rescuing the various prisoners.  All told, I wracked up over 112,000 experience from the run.  I gathered 58 Fragment of the Twelve, a Sigil of the Lion, and 17 Commendations of Valor.  Once we picked up our quest rewards and rebuffed, we headed back out and into the Stormreach Harbor to start the Web of Chaos chain on epic hard.  We headed off and took on the starting quest of the chain, The Lords of Dust.  We didn’t come across any major obstacles as we made our way through the quest.  The optional objectives we completed were to defeat Bastion, broke the evil altars, and then we defeated all the cultists.  I picked up four mysterious remnants from our encounters, 38 Fragments of the Token of the Twelve, and was awarded an Envenomed Blade.  As a quest reward, I picked up 17 more Commendations of Valor.  I was a little disappointed in that I didn’t get any more scrolls nor did I get any seals.  After we made our way through Lords of Dust, I went on to do some character maintenance and then called it a night.

Erd and Fried fighting the undead and elementals in Spies in the House.

Exploding a meteor on top of Bastion in the Lords of Dust.

On Saturday, I logged back on with Erdrique.  I was by myself 😦 this time but still decided to work on the Web of Chaos chain.  I went ahead and started working through Servants of the Overlord on epic hard.  I didn’t have any major issues here, even though I thought I was going to have a hard time with the drow casters.  I completed the optional objectives for opening the sealed door in the beginning of the quest, defeating the fire reaver lord, and defeating Flamefang.  I picked up two monster manual deeds while making my way through Servants of the Overlord: Hellhound Hunter I (gained 2,359 experience) and Rakshasha Exterminator II (gained 2,359 experience).  I found another 56 Fragments of the Token of the Twelve, scrolls of Templar’s Bastion and Cruel Nobility, and a seal for the Darkstorm Helm.  I also picked up the Flameward.  As a quest reward, I picked up another 17 Commendations of Valor.  After rebuffing, I then headed off to do the quest Spinner of Shadows on epic hard.  The Spinner of Shadows is one of those quests that either goes really well or can go sideways quite quickly.  Likely, I had a really smooth run through the quest this time.  I didn’t have any problems dealing with the Spinner however the Vault ability really helped me in this regard.  I was able to complete the optional objective of keeping the Silver Flame Guardian alive.  I picked up a scroll for Templar’s Retribution and a seal for Templar’s Bastion.  I also picked up 44 Fragments of the Token of the Twelve and the quarterstaff Luminous Truth.  For a quest reward, I picked up another 17 Commendations of Valor.  I then headed off to the complete the chain and tackled Beyond the Rift, also on epic hard.  I didn’t have any worries about this particular quest on epic hard.  Beyond the Rift isn’t that difficult of quest, except for dealing with the spell wards in the second half of the quest.  Luckily being a rogue those weren’t an issue.  I completed one optional objective and that was defeating Ozebaw the Unwholesome.  I didn’t gain anything else worth note from the quest but I selected another 17 Commendations of Valor as a quest reward.  Once Beyond the Rift was completed, I called it a night.

Erdrique watching the argument in the quest Servants of the Overlord.

Erdrique making his way down the tunnel to the Spinner of Shadows.

Erdrique taking a look around the strange rift that now exists between worlds.

My quest runs over the weekend were definitely fun and I gained quite a bit of experience from these runs.  I hope everybody else had just as much fun over the Valentine’s weekend.  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!

Crystal Cove Type Weekend, Quest Runs September 18 to September 20

This past weekend was a break from my norm.  Some of this was due to the Crystal Cove being active while another was a change in which character I ran on Saturday night.  To start the weekend out I took Larrs (Level 21 Bard/Fatesinger) into the Ruins of Gianthold (Heroic) for some slayer runs.  He is slowly making his way to the 1,500 mark in the Stormfist Camp.  In the afternoon, I logged on with Hamllin (Level 17 Fighter) and I continue him through the Sands of Menechtarun slayer area.  I was hopeful that I could get his last rare encounter but Commander Errulf decided he wanted to allude me once again.  On Friday night, I logged on with Erdrique (Level 20 Rogue/Fury of the Wild) and took care of some maintenance tasks and then I grouped up with Tipsyblood and Delaran and we ran through all of the Web of Chaos chain on heroic elite: Lords of Dust, Servants of the Overlord, Spinner of Shadows, and Beyond the Rift.  We did have some difficulty in Spinner of Shadows but we eventually blasted our way through it.

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Larrs fighting the Stormfist in the Gianthold.

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Hamllin noticing the mummy avenger trying to hide in the Desert.

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Erdrique looking for the missing brother in Servants of the Overlord.

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The Crawlers making their way to the Spinner of Shadows.

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Erdrique battling the enemy drow in Beyond the Rift. 

Now Saturday was where things differed for me.  I took the opportunity between my weekend chores and yard work to log on with Erdrique and I was fortunate enough to get up with Okhamel and Delaran and we did a circuit of Smuggler’s Rest and Crystal Cove.  Saturday night, instead of logging back in with Erdrique, I logged in with Charlock (Level 15 Fighter) instead.  I did this because Hellbanisher, who is currently level 15, was looking for some help to get through Madstone Crater on elite.  So I wound up grouping up with him, Khamelburger, Clairique, and Tipsyblood and we went through the Ruins of Gainthold and completed Madstone Crater will little difficulty.  We then decided to do a few runs of the Crystal Cove on those characters but Hellbanisher had to logoff unexpectedly but the rest of the group decided to continue with the Cove especially since it was only going to be active through the weekend.  We ran through it twice and then called it a night.

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Erdrique battling the crowd in the Crystal Cove.

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Charlock making his way to Madstone Crater and running across some giants.

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Charlock battling the ogres in Madstone Crater.

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Charlock hunting around in the Smuggler’s Rest.

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Charlock protecting the kobolds in the Crystal Cove.

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Charlock battling Jack Jibbers in the Cove.

On Sunday, I tried to run the Crystal Cove once more with Erdrique during the day but the Cove wasn’t open and still needed another 400 map pieces before it was going to re-open.  I logged back on Sunday night with my low level druid, Cannock (Level 7).  I then took a quick look at his equipment and quickly swapped to Erdrique who I used to craft Cannock a number of shards.  After I crafted the shards I needed, I switched back to Cannock and then I joined up with Khamelapple, who was waiting for me, and we went through The Swiped Signet, The Friar’s Niece, To Find a Witness, The Old Archives, and the Crypt of Gerard Dryden all on elite.  Not a bad night at all.

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Cannock battling Scourge in The Swiped Signet.

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Cannock hunting down some spiders in the Catacombs.

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Cannock looking back at the Sanctuary after finishing To Find a Witness.

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Waiting for the librarian.

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Khamelapple and Cannock battling in the Crypt of Gerard Dryden.

Overall it was a nice weekend even though it was outside of the normal routine.  I hope everybody else had a great weekend as well and I hope everybody else has a great week to.  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!

More Epic Questing Than Normal This Week, Quest Runs Week of September 14 to September 17

This week, I had more questing activities in epic levels than I normally do.  But then again, I shouldn’t be too surprised by this because Erdrique (Rogue/Fury of the Wild) is level 20 at the moment so by default I will be playing more with level 20 and higher level characters.  However, Erdrique won’t be really progressing into the epic questing until he finishes the heroic quests, which I can’t imagine will take him much longer consider he is nearly done with level 15 quests and has started on level 16 quests.  I might not be able to knock out the Litany of the Dead though, I’m not sure if I have the sigil completed, will have to double check on that so that level 15 quest might need to be bypassed.  However, I digress :).  To get things started off this week, I hopped into a different game for my work day morning questing, Neverwinter Nights II.  So on Monday, I took my level 7 spirit shaman, Ragnar, further into the gang territory of Neverwinter City.  Feels like I have been in this portion of the opening campaign forever, but I guess it should feel that way when you only get on once or twice a month or so.  I just need to work some more time into it, but then again that means less time for DDO…  Of course over the coming winter months, I’ll probably have more time to work in both games as my yard work would hopefully decline.  We’ll see how that goes :P.  Later on that afternoon, I logged back into DDO with Hamllin (Level 17 Fighter) and took him through a quick slayer run in the Sands of Menechtarun.  Hamllin is steadily making his way through these slayers.  He now is working on 1,500 slayers in the gnolls and 750 for scorrow and undead.  He also only needs one more rare encounter (Commander Errulf) as well.  On Monday night, I logged on with Wapoyei (Level 24 Cleric/Divine Crusader) and I joined up with Hellsbain and we entered The Battle of Eveningstar on epic hard and steadily moved through it without much of an issue.  We then headed over and completed Don’t Drink the Water on epic hard as well.  We didn’t get to play our digital PNP game on Monday night because our DM couldn’t get online :(.

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Ragnar making his way to more trouble in Neverwinter.

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Hamllin enjoying the night sky in the desert.

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Wapoyei up close to a powerful green dragon.

Things started out on Tuesday when I logged on with Kanndar (Level 12 Paladin) and I took him out into Sorrowdusk Isle for some slayers.  Kanndar continues to make progress to maximizing the area out.  In the afternoon, I logged on with Erdrique and I took him into the quest Delirium.  Luckily I had some help from Hellinna because for some reason I was suffering some serious lag issues.  I was able to make it through the quest but it was barely playable.  My lag issues continued when I logged on with Berann (Level 8 Barbarian)  and took him into Irestone Inlet.  I realized earlier in the afternoon, that in this case, the lag issues were most likely on my end and not from the game.  I tried to reset my router, as this has been the issue in the past on a number of occasions, but I still had a problem.  I then updated my video card drivers and hoped it would work better on Wednesday morning.

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Kanndar dealing with Furley in Sorrowdusk Isle.

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Erdrique and Helllinna fighting the boss beholder at the end of Delirium.

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Berann making his way through Irestone Inlet.

Wednesday morning came along and I logged on with Harrgon (Level 11 Favored Soul) and hoped that the lag issues I had on Tuesday weren’t going to reappear.  Unfortunately they did reappear.  I limped Harrgon out into Three Barrel Cove for a little, stuttering the entire time.  Once I got back from work, I decided to reset my router again and to reboot my computer in another attempt to clear up my lag issues prior to logging back in for my afternoon run.  After I completed that and after working out, I then logged back into DDO and loaded up with Hamllin.  I was very much relieved to find out that the lag was no longer an issue and the game was crisp with some movement :).  I took Hamllin back out into the Sands of Menechtarun, enjoying my “freedom of movement” :P.  I didn’t log that night because it was my weekly date night with my beautiful wife.

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Harrgon slicing his way through Three Barrel Cove.

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Hamllin making his way through the Sands of Menechtarun.

To round out the week, I logged on with Cantlin (Level 12 Sorcerer) and took him out into Sorrowdusk Isle for some morning slayer runs.  The game was still running really smoothly, thankfully!!  When I got back home from work in the afternoon, I logged in with Erdrique and started the Web of Chaos chain and ran the Lords of Dust on elite (doing the heroic version).  On Thursday night, it was time to run some more epic stuff so I logged on with Sludgge (Level 22 Rogue/Shadowdancer) and I was joined up with Rameses and we completed the The Tide Turns on epic normal.  After we took out Captain Tew and his crew we then decided to deal with more pirates and ran out to Smuggler’s Rest and ran the Crystal Cove twice.  Ramses had switched to his other character, Friedrice (who is level 24), and we completed both runs of the Crystal Cove on level 24.  We called it a night after that.

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Cantlin exploring the caves of Sorrowdusk Isle.

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Erdrique and his flesh render waiting for the cultists to attack.

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Sludgge battling in the midst of his explosive time bomb in The Tide Turns.

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Sludgge entering the Smuggler’s Rest.

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Sludgge working on protecting the line in the Crystal Cove.

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Our gang coming across the mutinous first mate.

The week was definitely interesting and a little irritating with dealing with my lag issues in the middle of it.  Luckily I was able to get it fixed for now.  I was really worried I was starting to lose my video card.  It was a fun week and I hope everybody else had a fun week as well and I hope everybody has an even better weekend!!  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting in DDO!!

A Lot of Questing Over the Weekend, Quest Runs July 24th to July 26th

This past weekend was full of questing :).  I kicked things off by taking Crawlller (Level 6 Ranger) out into the Tangleroot Gorge for some relatively swift slayer runs prior to work on Friday morning.  I did miss my afternoon run, as my wife and I went out to eat for dinner on Friday afternoon but I made it up back on up on later that night.  I logged on with Erdrique (Level 15 Rogue)  and joined up with Khamels and Hellbanisher.  We then made our way over to the Necropolis to take on the Tomb of the Tormented, Tomb of the Forbidden, Tomb of the Blighted, and Tomb of the Unhallowed.  We started out with the most annoying of the four quests, Tomb of the Tormented.  As I was moving a rat through the second maze, Hellbanisher lost connect and later I got an out-of-game message from him saying that his house had lost power.  So Khamels and I continued and we finished up the four flagging quest for the Cursed Crypt, which is planned to be taking on next Friday.  After we completed those quests I hit level 15 with Erdrique and then leveled up after which I called it a night.

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Erd and Khamels dealing with the annoyance of Tomb of the Tormented.

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Erdrique fighting the mephits of the Tomb of the Forbidden.

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Erdrique having to deal with undead casters in Tomb of the Blighted.

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Fighting the mummy boss of the Tomb of the Unhallowed.

I got on a little earlier than normal on Saturday night because my wife was out babysitting for a friend.  I logged on with Erdrique and I took him out into the Red Fens for his turn at acquiring the slayers out there.  I complete one circuit out in those bogs and then realized that I needed to upgrade my Spare Hand and Ring of the Stalker and headed off to the do some Cannith Challenges.  I then ran through Dr. Rushmore’s Mansion: Picture Portals.  After a run through Dr. Rushmore’s mansion, I then went back out to the Red Fens and that was when a few other Crawlers logged on.  Gutterat and Khamels logged in and after a little bit of guild chatting, we decided to run the Web of Chaos Chain on epic hard.  Gutterat hadn’t played through this particular quest line yet since he had returned to the game, although he had run a number of the quests out in Eveningstar.  So Gutterat switched to his Shadar-kai, Lethalix (Level 20) and Khamels switched to his level 22 ranger, Friedrice.  I then logged out and brought on Garrrin (Level 22 Barbarian/Fury of the Wild) and we headed off to Lords of Dust.  We rolled through Lords of Dust on epic hard and had some watching Lethalix figure out where the taps were.  Servants of the Overlord went pretty well too, as I was expecting on having some trouble in there.  However, I was pleasantly surprised as we moved through the drow, spiders, and raksashas will little problems.  The Spinnter of Shadows took us a little longer as we had to wait for the spiders to spawn who drop the crystals to relight the torches, but overall it wasn’t a problem either.  The last quest, Beyond the Rift, was also relatively easy, and I was glad to have Lethalix with us to disarm the numerous spell wards.  After we made our way through the Rift and back to Evenigstar to get our rewards, I then called it a night.  It was a good night and I was glad to take Lethalix through some quests he hadn’t seen before.

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Erdrique floating around in the Red Fens.

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Erdrique making his way through Dr. Rushmore’s Mansion in Picture Portals.

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Garrrin taking note of the travels through the Lords of Dust.

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Garrrin getting up close and personal of a fireball from a raksashasa lord.

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Garrrin noticing an eerie crevice on the way to the Spinner of Shadows.

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Garrrin battling the drow in Beyond the Rift.

Sunday was relatively quiet compared to Friday and Saturday but still quite active.  I logged on with Charlock (Level 14 Fighter) and decided to take him into the Ruins of Threnal where I completed the Threnal Arena.  I was little embarrassed to get destroyed by the last beholder but I got my revenge when I came back and took him down.  I then joined up with Khamels and we headed off for the Eastern Excavation and completed the quests: The Library of Threnal, Escort the Expedition, and Hold for Reinforcements.  After we completed Threnal East we decided to head over to Ataraxia’s Haven and to complete the quest Reclamation.  After we convinced the Duergar to leave the mineshaft, I logged out and called it a night.

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Charlock battling in the arena in Threnal.

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Charlock and Khamels looking for the library in Eastern Excavation.

So, definitely a nice set of quests this past weekend and little bit of a shift in my questing where I didn’t stay with Erdrique for the majority of the time  But it was good to group up with Lethalix.  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!

Having Some Fun in Epic Hard Quests

I’m still learning my way through the epic questing scene, even though I have quite a number of characters that are level 20 and higher.  As such, I have started to slowly move to running some of the epic quests on epic hard as opposed to epic normal.  Of course, I have only done this a few times with characters I’m more comfortable.  In fact two out of the three last epic quest runs I completed were on epic hard.  And each of them went pretty smoothly.  The first one was with Wapoyei (Level 23 Cleric/Exalted Angel).  In this particular instance, I decided to take on the Lords of Dust on Epic Hard.  Wapoyei still needs quite a bit of work in terms of obtaining gear but his healing and radiant server aura is powerful and I felt like he could hold his own in there.  That and being able to summon forth his onyx panther, and his two owl bears (level 25 and level 17), and another hireling that he would be ok, not including his summon monster.  So I took over to the Harbor and entered into the quest and then realized that my rogue/shadowdancer hireling had expired and didn’t feel like heading out to get another one so I pushed forward with out that hireling.

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Wapoyei creating havoc in the cultist base.

Even without the additional help of the rogue/shadowdancer hireling, that I had planned on helping me out, I still was able to move Wapoyei and his makeshift party through the quest with little difficulty to be honest.  I used the onyx panther and the owl bears to help maintain and gather ire of the many cultists while my aura pretty much kept everybody up in health.  I also used energy drain in conjunction with the spell destruction for some fun insta-kill results, including many of the champions I encountered.  I also used a number of light spells (nimbus of light, searing light, divine power, and avenging light) along with the epic destiny rebuke foe to help as well.  Although Wapoyei was one level higher than the quest, I still expected to get killed at least once.  But I never fell, nor did any of my pets, including my level 17 owlbear which I found quite surprising.  The biggest problem I had was with Karas at the end, but by using the the intimidate ability on three pets Iwas able to keep his focus on them as opposed to Wapoyei, which allowed me to keep the pets in my aura as well as allowing me to attack.  In the end, it was nice run.

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Kolll taking down a gnoll monster champion who tried to drop his chest in the wall…bad, bad, champion.

The more surprising quest I ran was Tomb of the Wizard King on Epic Hard with Kolll (Level 22 Ranger/Shiradi Champion).  At the time, Kolll was level 21 which made him one level under the level of the quest (level 22 on Epic Hard).  Even with him being under level, I figured I would have plenty of room to kite and hide, allowing my pets and my favored soul/exalted angel hireling to finish off anything I started.  So, I entered the quest and summoned forth my onyx panther, my level 17 owlbear, and my hireling.   The first few encounters with the gnolls in the beginning went fairly well and I was able to take them out pretty easily, including a few champions.  However, I did run into a little hiccup.  As I moved further into the first room I was so fortunate enough to have two monster champion windlasher evokers and I was bright enough to grab both of their attention.  Needless to say, I hit my first death but was able to get back up and take them out.  I then took out the Den Mother, who was a champion, and moved my way further into the quest.

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Kolll hadn’t encountered these bad boys before.

By using a combination of duck and cover, kiting, and multi-shot I was able to make my way through the majority of the quest without any other issues until I hit an expected new enemy source, the death hex wraiths.  I never encountered these before and before I new it was found myself as a soul stone.  However, I had my hireling get me back up and I was able to take them out.  I also was a little surprised to encounter the skeleton mages at the tombs of the Jackal and and the Lion but they were much easier to deal with.  I did get killed one more time during the final fight with Raiyum when more of the dread hex wraiths spawned when I got him down to under 50%.  Again, I was surprised and this time my whole little party wiped.  I was forced to buy a resurrection cake but Raiyum was nearly finished by that time and I was able to finish him off and the rest of his wraiths to complete the quest.

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A mysterious remnant was trying to hide on me.

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Too bad the rest of the mummies in the Wiz King weren’t like this one.

So overall, I was pleased with both Wapoyei and Kolll.  I was also happy when running the Wiz King with Kolll as I gathered quite a number of scrolls; a token of the twelve; a few monster champion remnants; the seals for the demonscale armor, vambraces of inner light and the mysterious ring.  I will continue to run more quests on the higher difficulty settings and I hope the majority of them go as smoothly.  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!

Nice Mixture of Questing, November 17th to November 20th

My questing runs this week included quest runs from all ranges: low, medium, and high levels.  My questing started out with a Monday morning slayer run with Garrrin (Level 21 Barbarian/Fury of the Wild) who received some assistance from Friedrice while collecting some easy slayers in the Ruins of Gianthold (Heroic) landscape area.  Later that afternoon, I logged on with my main character, Erdrique (Level 8 Monk) and I took him into three of the common House Kundarak quests: Chamber of Insanity, The Ruined Halls, and the Forgotten Caverns.  I didn’t have any issues with these runs while tackling them on elite.  Later that night, I logged on with Rimuldar (Level 23 Wizard/Magister) and I took him into the Lords of Dust on Epic Normal and had an interesting time taking on Gnomen and his cultists.  I logged out for the night after I got Rimuldar through the Lords of Dust.

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Garrrin and Friedrice hunting in the Gianthold.

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Erdrique fighting the shades in the Chamber of Insanity.

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Erdrique amazed by the diversity of monsters held in the Ruined Halls.

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Erdrique using stunning fist to immobilize the trolls in the Forgotten Caverns.

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Rimuldar enjoying the use of Prismatic Spray to stone jarilith’s in Lords of Dust.

On Tuesday, I started the day with Stoorage (Level 11 Fighter) who I took out into Sorrowdusk Isle to collect some more slayers and rares in that exotic area prior to heading off to work.  When I got home from work, I took Hamllin (Level 13 Fighter) out into the quest the Keeper’s Sanctuary.  While running the Keeper’s Sanctuary, I did suffer one death from a nasty set of blades and spikes that were protecting a hidden chest.  I knew I was going to get killed so I wasn’t that upset about it, but besides that little hiccup I didn’t have any issues.  On Tuesday night, I logged on my low level cleric Containment (Level 5 Cleric) who I took into the Cannith Challenge Dr. Rushmore’s Mansion: Behind the Door.  I was quite happy with this run because not only was I able to complete the quest, I was also able to figure out the bubble puzzle room for the first time, which was quite nice indeed .  After I took Containment into the challenge, I then spent some time to get him some new gear from the auction house and then I headed into the Waterworks to complete The Kobold’s Den: Clan Gnashtooth and The Kobold’s Den: Rescuing Arlos on hard (need to do this becase Containment is on my premium account).  After those runs I logged out and headed off to bed.

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Stoorage hunting and exploring in the Sorrowdusk Isle.

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Hamllin battling Annelisa in the Keeper’s Sanctuary.

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Containment fighting the Mother of the Nest in Dr. Rushmore’s mansion.

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Containment dealing with the kobolds of Clan Gnashtooth.

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Containment inviting himself to Chef Kraskuth’s meal.

On Wednesday, I was scheduled to log on with Hamllin and to take him out to explore Three Barrel Cove first thing in the morning.  Later that afternoon, we had some more connection issues and I didn’t get on until late on Wednesday night and only took care of some typical character maintenance with Erdrique.

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Hamllin enjoying the scenery in Three Barrel Cove.

For Thursday, I did some slayer runs through Three Barrel Cove with Suppply (Level 8 Paladin) prior to work.  That afternoon, taking advantage of my wife having to work late, I decided to log in with Erdrique and to take on the quest Archer Point Defense, which I had planned on doing on Wednesday but couldn’t because of the downtime.  So after I caught up on Erdrique’s scheduled quest runs, I then logged on with Hamllin and took him out into Haywire’s Foundry, which was the quest I was originally slated to run.  I had fun time taking down Haywire’s crazed worforged and other constructs.  Later than night, I logged on with Stoorage who complete a run throug the Cannith Challenge, The Lava Caves: The Circles of Power.   While running Stoorage through the Lava Caves, I was worried that I wouldn’t complete it until I found a large source of purple crystals straight ahead in the map.

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Suppply going for a swim in the Cove.

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Erdrique hunting down the hobgoblin leader in Archer Point Defense.

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Hamllin battling the warforged in Haywire’s Foundry. 

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Stoorage looking for some crystals in the Lava Caves.

It was a good week of questing overall, even with the snafu on Wednesday.  I got some explorer quests ran, some challenges ran, and a nice mixture of regular questing ran.  I also had a nice selection of levels ran ranging from level 5 to 23 .  Now I’m looking forward to the weekend .  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!