This quest made me laugh out loud – literally, not a “lol” but a real actual laugh – when I encountered it for the first time.
On the off chance that someone will read this that has never run the quest, I’ll avoid spoiling the joke, but it definitely has one of the more unique themes that you can find anywhere in the game.
Or any game 🙂
Now to be sure, “unique” and “laugh-out-loud funny” do not equal “enjoyable on repetition”. Turbine has stuffed so many XP in this quest that I feel compelled to run it once or twice in each TR life.
Or at least I should. But no. I’ve achieved impressive levels of frustration in this quest that can only be challenged by Inferno of the Damned. The kind of frustration that makes you question why you devoted an evening to the game at all.
I know there are a few players out there that have mastered this quest and having one of them in your party reduces the frustration. But at cost: you are reduced to a spectator role while your “ringer” does the active part.
Everyone should do this quest once, with a fun group, and without spoilers.
Afterwards…. not so much?
On the other hand, Tomb of the Blighted is another quest in the same adventure pack (Litany of the Dead Chapter 3) that has a bad reputation. But in this case the rumors are wrong; Blighted is a delight! So much so that it deserves its own post.
- Tormented = funny, very creative, not to be missed, painful to repeat
- Blighted = not as funny, almost as creative, not to be missed, run as often as you can
Notice that I have no links to the Tomb of the Tormented quest. I couldn’t, every single link I could find had a map and/or a walkthrough and/or other spoilers.
It is just that kind of quest.