Daily Archives: February 18, 2011

The Level Grind on Fippy Darkpaw Wouldn’t Be So Bad if SOE Would Stop Taunting Us

On one of the progression servers? Then please disregard this message:

But I suppose we all signed up for the authentic, hardcore experience.

Go us!

And Then We Were Three

How hard is this game that I am posting about hitting level 3?

Well, Skronk and I made it that far.

Though I would guess that we only played about 40 minutes, tops, to get from levels 2 to 3.  Working in a group helps.

It also helps that we managed to get ourselves a little better armed.

Skronk and Vikund

Skronk got himself a pair of clubs while Vikund found a worn great staff.

So far, so good.  Grouping up has helped speed things along and the slow pace of levels hasn’t deterred us yet.  Granted, we’re not going lightning fast.  I saw a level 12 looking for group that night and I saw a group of level 15s the next.  I don’t have that kind of time to invest daily.

But with our advancement we have both managed to collect a bit of cash.  It was time for Vikund to see what other spells he could obtain.

That meant a run back to Halas and some research.

Back in the day, back in 1999, spells in EverQuest, like most everything else in the game, were doled out the way they were in TorilMUD.  Every five levels you hit another tier of spells from which you could choose.  So you had some at level one, then another set at level 6, 11, 16, 21, and so on.

However, somewhere along the line, they changed all of that.  You got more spells and regular intervals.  If you run through the tutorial that is in the regular game, you get a bunch of those spells as part of the intro.  On this server though, there is no tutorial and nobody tells you what spells you get.

So you can figure it out the hard way, by going to the spell vendor at your guild, or you can look it up on the web.

Allakhazam, still my friend after all these years.  It was the place to go in 1999, and it still seems to be the place to go in 2011.  There I found a listing of all the shaman spells and the levels at which I can learn them.

I didn’t grab them all, but I now have a little bigger selection of things in my spellbook.

A few spells

So, slowly, things are developing.

And, while we were out the other night, we got to see Fippy Darkpaw make his regular assault on the front gates of Qeynos.

Bark Bark Bark Die

The guards got him.  They always do.

So Vikund is developing into a useful character… for level 3.  The heroic barbarian shaman.

Heroic Vikund

Now I think I had best start working on some clothing.  He’s got the figure for the bare chested look, but you really have to wax oil a chest like that on a regular basis.

Anyway, our EverQuest quest for glory continues.  Looking for level 4 soon!