You know what’s a great feeling? When several long-term projects you’ve been working on in an MMO come to completion almost at the same time and your character takes a giant leap forward. I had such a moment this past weekend as my Lore-master managed to overcome several challenges to hit a significant milestone.
I had just turned 40 and was at a questing speed bump. I needed to move into Misty Mountains, but those quests were 43 or so, and I didn’t relish the idea of just doing skirmishes to close the gap. So instead I decided to focus on getting my first legendary traits — you know, the trio of traits that you get by finding pages for these books you buy. It’s a lot better than it used to be, by far, and I knew that having a legendary trait at my back would help during the 40s.
So I divided up my time between a camp in the Misty Mountains and another one in Angmar, each of which had the possibility of coughing up half of the pages needed. As I embarked on a long killing spree, several interesting things happened. A few class traits finished up around then, and I discovered that the mobs I was grinding were needed for a set of racial traits as well. I love two-for-one opportunities.
By Sunday evening, I had accomplished the following:
- Obtained all three legendary traits, all of which I’ll be slotting
- Got two new racial traits, one useful for melee and one a heal
- Farmed enough mathoms to get Kindred with the Mathom Society (hello nifty horse!)
- Finished up a few class deeds
- Dinged level 42
- Farmed around four gold or so
When I returned to the bard, I was pretty satisfied. Being able to equip the legendary staff-and-sword trait along with the Man trait that gave more bonuses to parry and evade was a big step forward in my melee combat. Plus, I loved seeing my morale jump by 300 or so.
We don’t always get nights like that, so they’re to be cherished when they do arrive. I love it when a plan comes together.