Back in the day (uh oh – he said “back in the day”. There go half the readers), back when Epic difficulty was new and seriously difficult, way back then, we used to get a special reward on quest completion.
Not just loot, although we’d get special loot too. No, I am referring to the visual and aural treat of opening an Epic Chest.
Epic quests might have many chests, most of them do, but only one would be the Epic Chest, and the only way to get that one was to beat the quest. Epic Chests are never optional.
Opening an Epic Chest was special, partly because you might get a scroll/shard/seal that you needed (although probably not), but more because of the special effects.
The explosion of pink; the chorus of angelic harmony from on high; the glittering gold within!
Now that is how one opens a chest!
Except no longer, the Epic Chests have gone the way of Epic questing; something you can do on the way to the real game, which is Legendary.
Yet the chests remain. Dusty and ignored, perhaps, but still there, still ready to explode in epic magnificence for the chest epicurean who comes upon one.
I’ve sprinkled this article with images of the five Epic Chests that I’ve looted rather recently. They are lovely, and each one is totally worth your click to see in full size.
According to this list, there are 23 more; I think I am going to make a point of finding all of them and showing them to you.
Because … Epic Chests.
🙂 😀 🙂