Rite of passage

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May 272013
 
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Moggy scares the bejesus out of me!

 

If you’ve done the quest Repossession, then you’ll probably recognize the image above. So let me explain why Moggy (I think that’s what it’s called) scares me so.

 

In DDO, I only have one true character (all others are bank/mules), my perma-TR Rilama, whose aim is to attain uber-completionist status (3 times of every life) (one can only dream). But I don’t speed TR. I usually take 2-4 months to complete a life, because I like to do each quest once on elite each life. Which brings me to the quest Repossession.

 

At some point in this quest, you have to pick an art object that will open a secret door. The catch is all the other objects are trapped. There are dialog options based on your ability scores to check if an object is trapped or not. Every life I am able to narrow it down to 2-3 choices. And every life I die here once. Every life. Even on my artificer who could do traps (but that was my mistake). Even on my gimp-but-way-overlevel-first-life-wizard. And on my second try I do just fine.

 

So when I rolled a monk for my 5th life, I finally thought I could break the curse (Evasion, baby!). I narrowed it down to 3 art objects. I went into ocean stance, used the Walk of the Sun finishing move, drank a haste pot, drank all 5 resist pots, drank a rage pot, activated the human buff that gives you +2 to saves, grabbed one of them and… (drumroll, please)… DING!

Words cannot describe how I felt, only this:

Since then I have accepted that I must die in this quest as a Rite of Passage, a Sacrifice to Universe or some other nonsense. I foresee much suffering in the future…

Thanks for reading 🙂

  13 Responses to “Rite of passage”

Comments (13)
  1. It’s cosmic karma, I think. You must die here to balance the fact that I never have.

  2. I’ve only died there once. Had a close call on my 12 con cleric a couple days back but managed to stay alive. You’ll do it one of these days with no deaths I’m sure! 🙂

    • Well, I imagine those traps try to avoid your Ladyship at all costs. Imagine being the poor trap that killed the Empress of DDO: off with its … er … mechanical parts 🙂

      • Haha! Yeah, well, I just thought of something. Along with popping resist potions, drink some immunity ones so that they take the brunt if the hit and the resist helps with whatever force of it is left.

  3. Lol exactly the same for me !
    At each life, i die here, those trap are nasty on elite.

  4. If Moggy was a creature companion I would so buy him.

  5. Aww. 🙂 sorry man. My 1st life monk was able to narrow it down to 2, and I picked the right one. Then after completing I went back to try the other one and ding!

    • Ty. I would say you’re lucky, but from what I know about you you’re just a strait up good player 😉

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