Having a group quest in my log kinda stresses me out a bit, because I know that it’s not always up to when I want to get the quest done, but when the opportunity presents itself in the form of other interested players. Usually I don’t have a problem putting a call out to zone chat, since there’s almost always a couple of people with the same quest lurking over their heads, but last night I couldn’t find anyone to fight Mr. Bonetalon here.
Fine. I’m not going to be slave to the suggested group size, I determined. I took out my hospital staple guns and went to town on this oversized chicken. And it mopped the ground with my face — but only after I made a good dent in its health bar.
So I regrouped by buffing up and replacing a DPS skill for a healing one. I came back at Bonetalon like a man possessed, dodging its telegraphs like mad, doing damage when I could, and always healing, healing, healing. Long story short, after about seven minutes, I whittled that bird’s health down to nothing while keeping my own topped out. That was a good accomplishment for the night.
Speaking of accomplishments, I’ve really come around on challenges in WildStar. Sure, some are really annoying and sometimes borderline impossible, but not *having* to do them but *wanting* to do the ones I do make a difference. I find that I really do enjoy trying my hand at each challenge as they come along, at least making bronze for a shot at a good prize. And if the challenge ends up having a juicy loot table? I make a note of it for the future.
I’ve worked on two quick Thayd challenges to my daily rotation, since both of them take five minutes combined and offer chances at decor and dye. It’s how I’m ending most of my night sessions, with a quick sprint through the town and some garbage pickup. I can see myself going back through the game later on to mop up the challenges that I missed or failed at doing.