Dec 182014
 

I had lost the love. Running Heroic content at level, with the exception of a few deliciously malicious quests, had become a tedious, pedestrian, PEDESTRIAN!!!, exercise of simply going through the motions; pick quest, step in, sleep-walk to the end objective while melting any mobs so foolish as to get in the way, finish. Rinse off, move on.

Last month I decided to take matters into my own hands and began to run my Elites at level minus two ….or three ….or SIX! Dragon-screw the experience; I was seeking the experience. Yup, sad as it sounds that is what Elite scaling has done to MY game. Not yours, his, hers or theirs. Mine! The burden, the fault lays within Me. The game experience that I expect to have AT-LEVEL no longer exists for a solo character/personality. But not all is gloomy, lost or melting like our mobs in the End of Days. I just have to work harder to find the pain-threshold I require.

Did I ever mention that I don’t and never have given a Flying-Quack about loot? Never have and never will. Sorry, just the way it is. Well, not since the peak days of Shroud anyways. I like MY stuff, the loot I have. I dislike having to shuffle it around to make room for something newer or “better”.

Champions have arrived and I am having fun again. At-Level heroic still sucks but that’s ok. I Love Champions! Though I suspect their formula for Epic Elites might be a wee tad off in the short term. Heck! Unless they have just the right buff they seem to be soft on Heroic Elite and definately squishy on Heroic Hard. A pity the Orange names in all my favourite quests won’t be getting any of the Dev-love I feel they deserve. Hey, c’mon Respec Respect for Time Served right?

Here are a couple pictures of Luedwig experiencing at Level-13 what he should be experiencing at Level-18. Oh well, fun is fun and this game still has life.

No help here. Luedwig and Jasperpoo would have to confront the Devils alone...

No help here. Luedwig and Jasperpoo would have to confront the Devils alone…


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Wonder how Luedwig, Wizard-10/Monk-3 made out? The Vampire did just fine Thank you. Oh huh, now I get it; Luedwig is a vampire and vampires bite necks and Jasperpoo ripped out an “apple” from the Champ’s neck. Haha…funny, I guess. *shrug.
I love a Red Name that just ....Stands There. Like taking a screen pic from a baby.

I love a Red Name that just ….Stands There. Like taking a screen pic from a baby.

A few other small triumphs, wishing that the same experience could be exchanged for the same experience AT-LEVEL; Acid Wit Elite at Level-12, Mired in Kobolds Elite(minus momma) at Level-12, the Lord of Stone Elite(that’s a level-19 quest guys…shame!) at Level-13. Other quests to name but they are a post unto themselves …unfortunately.

Questing solo with? Luedwig is done without the use of shrines or other resources. No consumables! Conquest, Ransack, kill them all and break everything but a warning to my fellow Vampires; Watch out! Beware! Champions with light damage on their attacks are a killer. Literally! And a heck of a lot of fun. πŸ˜‰ No shrines or instant resurrections allowed so you have to make a choice; suck on the re-entry penalties (go ahead and heal up at the bar. Try to estimate your SP at time of death) or restart the quest. Either way, a fun distraction waiting for guildies to log on. πŸ˜‰

In closing, Devs? Turbine? I Still Don’t See my Luedwig “Scaling-Toggle” but thank you for the Champions. Thank you very, very much. πŸ™‚

Thanks for visiting,
Luedwig Bait H’oven
Thelanis 2006

Ps. I was playing with the spelling of Cosmetic and wanted to see what it would “feel” like if it was spelled it as the guard might “say it”. Then I squished the layers and since I’m posting from a coffee-break we’re stuck with it. πŸ˜‰

Pps. What’s this about a contest and it’s ok to post a pic? Yay! πŸ™‚

What do you think?

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