I spent the late afternoon chasing pinatas in Rift, but come Saturday evening it looked like we would have a full group and be able to move on to our next instance. The assembled group was:
- Earlthecat level 25 warrior
- Gizalia level 27 mage
- Hillmar level 27 cleric
- Jollyreaper level 27 mage
- Zahihawass level 27 cleric
Despite locking our XP last week, Earl was still a couple of levels behind us. So we left our XP locked… or most of us did, Jolly forgot and hit level 28 during the evening… and Earl took one of the XP boost potions that you get as veteran rewards every so often with the idea of using the evening to catch up.
This was also our first chance to really travel overland to a dungeon. Darkening Deeps was off in the Guardian side of the world, while you can almost see the Iron Tomb standing out in front of Meridian. This time we had to head out into the world.
Not that the Deepstrike Mines are on the moon or something. It is just outside of granite falls, and we had already traveled there overland.
We took the portal there, and then headed off to the mine, stopping only to take out a pinata along the way. As has become the norm with my instance group posts, it is long and full of pictures, all of which you can find after the cut.