Last night I had intended to create a couple of new alts in Wildstar but the Free to Play avalanche kept me from logging in all evening. Reading about the forthcoming announcement of the next Everquest 2 expansion (EQ2Wire: 1st October) and the pre-expansion Sundered Ground world event series tempted me to dive back into Norrath again instead.
I think I’m past the point of trying to work out Everquest 2 quests all on my own. I simply don’t know the world well enough and haven’t really a clue what I’m doing half the time. Perhaps my Iksar character should know that Lxena T’Kith (the quest giver for the pre-expansion quests) is obviously a Teir’Dal (Norrath’s version of Dark Elves) name – I am sadly not so attuned to this world’s customs. So on the wiki I popped and soon had the waypoint link to find the initial quest giver.
After an initial foray into the world, I returned to Madam T’Kith and was sent on to a different NPC, this time with a vague idea where he might be. My warden alt spends almost all his time in “Down Under” where the crafting stations and NPCs are to be found.
A bunch of elemental slaying followed. Handily I did the chain on my solo-DPS specced shadowknight, so he could safely pull large groups and grind them down simultaneously with area damage spells.
I missed on the earlier stage of this series of world events, each stage is only available for a few weeks it appears. I’m ok with that though, honestly it makes perfect sense for pre-expansion events to be time limited. I’ll be following the forums closely for news on any future additional quests.
This character is still 94 as the game espouses an old-school pace of character leveling. However despite not having a max-level character I can still take part in these pre-expansion events thanks to the game’s encounter scaling tech – I really like this aspect of EQ2. Bhagpuss noted this in a recent post comparing Guild Wars 2 with EQ2, Daybreak Games seem better than other MMO devs at providing a good mix of content for characters of all levels in their updates and expansions.