Dungeons, Achievements, and Hot Zones – Oh My! #EQ2

Yesterday was spent working on my neglected templar, who managed to reach level 83. She was my first EQ2 character ever and thus holds a special place in my heart. I’ve been contemplating betraying her to an inquisitor because they’re the flavour of the month at the moment, but I would want to complete my enervated weapon first which I can’t do until 86. That way I don’t need to completely re-do the inquisitor mythical. The inquisitor possess one skill that no other healer gets, and it’s quite over powered. Their mythical allows them to group cure while moving, and it’s incredibly fast casting with an almost instant recast. This is incredibly valuable in raids and dungeons where players may be moving all over the place to avoid certain locations, as well as being bounced and thrown through the air. Not to mention they’ve got a very nice amount of DPS, and help all melee classes quite a bit. It was a relaxing run to get her to 83, and I’m looking forward to continuing on with her leveling as the mood strikes me.

Yesterday the hot zone was also Ascent, so my guild mates and I ran it twice, with various alts. A few fabled dropped each time, and my shadowknight managed to pick up a nice bow. The first time through I ran the instance on my swashbuckler who is doing quite well as far as gear goes, and then the second time I ran it on my defiler. Both times were nice and relaxing which is the great thing about going with guild groups, even if we did only have four people.

The rest of the evening was spent going on achievement runs, we (the guild mates and I) headed to Loping Plains and decided to do Evernight Abby, Mistmore Manor, and Ravenscale Repository for achievements. My swashbuckler had never been there before so I went from 211 aa to 217 with little trouble. I’ve finally started working on the heroic side of things, although I’ll need to reach 225 aa spent before I can work on the 2nd tier.

I know everyone is eagerly awaiting the beginning of Fan Faire to see what amazing news comes out of it, and I’ll try to post any big announcements here. In the mean time, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!