A tunnel full of blasting acid? Huh. Must be back in the Waterworks.
Ah the Waterworks… of all of my foggy memories of DDO of the past, this one remains one of the strongest. It’s not because I was particularly enamored of it, but because we ran it so many times with groups to get that sweet, sweet loot at the end. It used to be a rite of passage for lowbies and something groups would stumble over, but I think this has changed with time.
The Waterworks is a four quest chain series that’s tied together with the titular underground adventure zone. As it’s all sewers and ugly rooms and gobs of kobolds, it isn’t something that’s exactly a thrill-a-minute, but again, it’s all about that end reward for the chain. For me, this time around, I wanted to run through it in order to put a wrap on the Harbor and move on.
I wasn’t particularly interested on carefully exploring the areas. Relying on my vague memories (which proved to be pretty reliable, thanks to muscle memory), I blitzed through the quests and mowed down hundreds upon hundreds of kobolds. So many orphans are going to have a bad day today, methinks. Just about none of it is that fun, but perhaps the worst is one quest where you have to find a single dead body that’s randomly placed in one of three dozen cells scattered about. Wheeeee.
While Waterworks is about 90% kobolds, there is a smattering of giant spiders, ogres, and even zombies to mix things up. In the end, however, all it did was make me so ready to ditch the Harbor for good.
At least I got a level out of it. Hello Level 5 Artificer!
To the dead kobold that ended up floating in mid-air thanks to a placement glitch, know that I am forever memorializing your great sacrifice as a brief mention on an MMO blog. It’s the literal least I could do for you.
On to the Marketplace! Just eyeballing the area, there are soooo many quests to be done. I’m also going to have to re-acquaint myself with the area and figure out where all of the different services are.
All I know is that I’ll never look as cool as that fighter up there. You’re amazing, dude. Imma going to head back to Salvation Army +1 to see if I can find a turquoise jumper from 1989.