Wow, it's been a while since I've posted in here...
A lot has been going on, though. There's been a lot of evening and weekend playing between myself, providences
. I play a number of pairs with providences
, though I think my favorites are Noo Dee Girl (mine) and Noo Dee Boy (theirs), and nFERNo (mine) and Cynder Fella (theirs). We need to get some screen shots of them up.
When all three of us play, it's exclusively as Imri, Daath and Nashiim, where we all just hit level 26 this last weekend. Our last two levels have been attained simply by hunting instead of doing missions. Primarily, we try to hunt orange/red and occasionally orange/red with a purple or two. We've gone into some more dangerous areas of Talos Island, taking on a ton of the Devouring Earth and getting our asses handed to us a few times, but mostly doing the ass-handing. As well, we've explored a lot of Dark Astoria, which is reminiscent of walking through the Silent Hill games. The Banished Pantheon have been exceptionally good hunting, with several squees of delight at the spooky places we've been finding, like Moth Cemetary. My best memory is when I heard suhina
over Skype saying, "Hey, look, there's open coffins you can stand in--AAAAAAIIIIGH!" The shriek was precipated by an eruption of Dessicated Husks out of the ground by the coffins. We rushed over to help and took out the mob, and then laughed ourselves silly.
We did briefly team with some others to take out the big baddie, Adamastor
, who is found in the Moth Cemetary area of Dark Astoria. Our team of eight spent about 15 minutes beating him down, during which time nobody died (though the other healer on the team aside from me would have died several times over had I not been healing him
more than the other team members). We all got the Keeper of Secrets badge and a nice bunch of XP for our efforts.
The last couple of nights, after doing some furniture shuffling in our townhouse in preparation for contractors replacing our windows this week, I've spent some time playing Bricktastic, my (now) level 37 hero. On Monday night I pushed him through the last 2/3rds of an XP bar to get him to level 37, by completing a couple of story arc missions. It's so nice to see yellows turn white in the middle of a battle. :o) Last night I went and tried to access the Roman-era area, Cimerora, since Brick is a high enough level to get in. It turns out he has to run a story arc of missions before he can get the password to get into the Midnighter Club. He ran the first of them last night after doing some post-levelling enhancement/recipe work, but there's still five or six to go. I don't know if I'll get to play much tonight, as it's our son's birthday today.