The first report I got back from Gaff in his new adventures in EverQuest II is that my major source of income is gone.
There is no more ink!
My main character back in EQII, a dwarf cleric named Nomu Stonemantle was also a level 60 alchemist.
He made a little money doing quests and a little money selling drops and a little money making skills for other players.
But he made a lot of money selling ink. Ink of any kind. Ink from any tier.
Nomu could not make enough ink to satisfy demand. My guild-mates would call me to come out of that damn trade skill instance and heal. But greedy dwarf that he was, he could hear the tinkle of gold coins and pressed on with ink production.
Well, okay, maybe it wasn’t that bad, but it was a steady income. Not great, but steady. Enough to outfit him and 5 alts with equipment and mounts and still have 50 plat or so in the bank.
50 plat isn’t going to win anybody a spot on the Top 100 wealthiest on any server, but it was a nice nest egg.
And it is a good thing I still have it. If I go back some day I will have to find an honest trade.
What to do? Can you still get killed by the forge when blacksmithing?