Knocking Out Some More Slayer Areas

One of things that I like to try to do with my questing schedule it to make sure I get some time to complete explorer zones. I usually try to do some explorer area runs right after I get home from work during the typical work week and on Monday nights when I’m also playing digital PNP with some friends (since my attention can be diverted from DDO on those nights for quite a bit of time).  Recently, I completed a few of these areas.

Erdrique (Level 13 Bard) and Sttollen (Level 14 Rogue), while dual boxing, completed Sorrowdusk Isle.  It took me forever to finally come across Vermilo during this go round but he eventually sprang forward.

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Erdrique and Sttollen finally find Vermilo to finish up Sorrowdusk Isle.

Cannock (Level 9 Druid) completed Tangleroot Gorge, which was ironic because he completed Three Barrel Cove prior to Tangleroot Gorge, primarily because he was also dual boxing with my other account and the majority of my characters on that account happened to need Three Barrel Cove.  Therefore, Cannock saw more time in that area.  But he eventually completed Tangleroot.

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Cannock finally finishes Tangleroot Gorge.

To end things out Containment (Level 9 Cleric) maxed out Three Barrel Cove, where he received a lot of help from Cannock and Berann (Level 10 Barbarian).

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Getting some help, Containment completes Three Barrel Cove.

Now Erdrique and Sttollen get to move onto the Red Fens (where they will both be guzzling down some slayer potions as reaching 7,500 max kills in that small zone is a huge task to do) while Cannock and Containment get to move on to the Searing Heights were they get to challenge some Sulatar drow and Blood Tide pirates.  Looking forward to it!!

Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting in those explorer areas!!

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Frustration with the Restless Isles…

As I take Erdrique through this particular life on his way through the completionist train, one of the goals I wanted to try to accomplish was to knock out all of the Wilderness Zones, at the appropriate levels, as well as hit up all of the quests on elite (excluding raids) without “leveling out of them”.  So far I have done pretty good.  Erdrique currently stands at level 15 and the lowest non-raid quest he needs is Ghola-Fan which is level 12 on elite, so he hasn’t out leveled it yet. 

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Erdrique exploring the Restless Isles.

As for the explorer areas, he has completed Korthos, Cerulean Hills, Waterworks, Tangleroot, Three Barrel Cove, Searing Heights, Red Fens, Sorrowdusk Isle, and Ataraxia’s Haven all within the appropriate level ranges.  The next one to hit up was the Restless Isles.  Well, I did complete all of the slayers for the Restless Isles, but when I completed that I was forced to take my current level (leveling from 14 to 15 as I had a level banked).  The only thing I had left for the Restless Isles was to find one more explorer point and knock out one more rare encounter.  However, these both require the Golden Figurine which is only attainable from the quest Slaver’s of the Shrieking Mines.  So, just to satisfy my need to get the area complete, I ran the Slavers of the Shrieking Mines over the weekend obtained the Golden Figurine and came back out to the explorer area. 

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Erdrique taking on Than Hap, one of the rare encounters in the Restless Isles.

I took the Golden Figurine to the appropriate wildman rebel and he let me into the hidden passage where I picked up the last explorer point.  Now, every other time I have done this, the rare wildman has always been there.  Well, go figure, this time I only had a regular wildman to defeat and now the only way to complete this area is for me to rerun Slavers of the Shrieking Mines just so I can get a Golden Figurine and try again.  Talk about frustrating…I wish the named wildman encounter would also spawn at a secondary point.  Oh well, I guess I will have that one not complete, although I do plan on knocking out Ghola-Fan I do not plan on hitting up Slavers of the Shrieking Mine again, unless a guildie needs it.


Erd enjoying the view in the Restless Isles.

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Erdrique fighting Runetusk ogres on his way to Slayers of the Shrieking Mines.

Perhaps Erd will get luckier on his next go round.  It is time to prep for the Desert now as well as Gianthold!!  Thanks for reading all and happy hunting!!