Well it’s that time of year again. Time for the Pirate Event in all its former glory.
I say former because I have just about every treasure item you can get from the event. I’ve been running it for years. Sure it’s a grind (OMG the doors are open to crystal cove and I don’t have any compasses yet!), but oh how I love it.
I ran into an old friend on the Ghallanda server and I excitedly sent him a tell assuming he was in Smuggler’s Rest. I asked him what he was doing and he said, “Getting ready to flag for VoN.” Flag for VoN! On the first day of the Pirate Event? Outrageous.
Anyway, I coaxed him into bringing a friend and joining my group. The Cove wouldn’t be open for some time so we had plenty of time to farm for compasses.
He and his friend, a sorceror and a rogue, traveled from House K to the Harbor and soon I was excitedly jumping and clapping on the ship in Smuggler’s Rest. They just stared at me with puzzled expressions on their toon faces. Those looks said, ‘What’s the big deal? We’ve done this a million times.’
True. But we are SUPPOSED to be excited when the Pirate Event comes around. It’s how things are done on Eberron. Right?
Not so for them. They lasted about ten minutes in the public area before my friend politely said, “We’re gonna go on an adventure. Cya around.”
I was baffled. And sad. And a little miffed.
Things have changed and the old-time players have moved on to other things.
But what’s this? There’s a whole mess of new players standing on the ship, looking around in wonder and wanting to join a group.
Crystal Cove Event again? Yes! I love it.
*LFM. All welcome*