Tuesday, March 8, 2011

And so it begins...again.

Letting the days go by/let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by/water flowing underground
Into the blue again/after the money's gone
Once in a lifetime/water flowing underground

"Oh sure, I'll just crank out a few quests, level up a bit, I *am* a Grandmaster, after all..."

Kyle, my Tour Guide of pain.

So, I just sashayed myself out, cranked out some quick "Talk to..." quests, got assigned a kill quest, (Yes!), and lined up for a little 2-on-1 zappity-zap. Then, outta nowhere:

*bobble* "What the Helephant is this!?!" *bobble*

I know it's been a while, but this is not the W101 I left behind. It's almost...hard. "Collect x amount" now means "Kill 'x' times 5", it seems. My dear Scarecrow is not a "cure all"
The mobs, they work *together*. This is not my beautiful house. This is not my beautiful wife. Fortunately, Kyle Firesword ported in to help me collect my last (2 of 3) "clue". *6* crabs later, I got a clue. We're not in Azeroth, anymore. Kyle, (who tossed a few impressive criticals), brought me a bit more up-to-speed, and confirmed what several bobble-headed trips to the Survey Camp had suggested. I must re-learn. Thank you, KingsIsle! Got through the Eel Cave, and got smashed by a wandering level 10 boss. *sigh*

Gardening, um,"wow". I dropped some seeds yesterday, and today it was "needs water", "needs music", "needs pollination". Needy, needy, needy. It's like having more kids. But, I gotta tell ya, I was ready to dismiss Green Thumbery, and KI just *had* to make it fun, didn't they? Yup, they did.

I still don't really "get it", but I will, in time. I don't need to rush. I'll just take time to stop, and smell the coral.

After all, I am new, here.

Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...


Kevin BattleBlood said...

For some reason, the quote "My pockets are empty, but as a parent with many friends and relatives around, I'm the richest person in the world" pops into my mind listening to that Talking Heads song. Is this the quintessence of the aura of this post for you too?

John Lifeglen said...

If you need any help with CL just let me know, I'd love to assist. It certainly is a change from what we grew used to for the methodical way of slaying bosses by the dozen in DS and before (Trap, trap, blade, wand off weakness, AoE anyone?). Things really begin to get interesting around Stormriven Hall when you get your level 55 wand/staff (EPIC looking staff for death btw) since the wand/staff gives you critical chance without the loss of another staf.

Fatal Exception said...

@Kevin: In essence, yes. I've often said the W101 Community is the absolute best, out of *any* MMO, and I 100% mean it. The fact that a 'simple' card game can grow and evolve, without "selling out", or losing it's innocence simply sets an entire industry on it's ear.

@John: Ty for the offer. I'm obviously going to have to "keep my beginner's mind", and accept that I cannot rest on my laurels. I have to applaud KI for being able to "take W101 to the next level", after thinking they pretty well boxed themselves in.