My goal during this past weekend was to put a wrap on Galeras with my Engineer and move on. Galeras isn’t a horrible zone… but it isn’t my favorite, either. The “pretty” parts don’t really stir any feelings in my soul, and the war-torn battlefields and grey canyons are depressing. All the more so that I know that gorgeous Whitevale lays ahead. So I pressed on and finished up the last dozen or so quests.
All I had to do after that was to finish up my Scientist path missions. I try to be vigilant in doing these as I go through the zone, but I had three unfinished, with one of those being 14/20 datacubes found. Big sigh and then I hunkered down with an out-of-game map to track down everything, do a puzzle to open a door, ta da, I’m done.
It actually was pretty beneficial. I got to level 15 with my Scientist and level 24 with my Engineer (hello bolt cutter!). I’m feeling so much more confident with this class than I was in the first month after launch, not to mention that I’m settling in well with my house and guild.
I poked my head into Whitevale this morning before work and my daughter climbed on my lap and helped me spot pearls as we went on a diving mission. She really likes to be my game “spotter”, so I’ll tell her to point out giant spiders and clickies and so on. It’s a good wake-me-up when you have a four-year-old shrieking “THERE! THERE IS ONE!” in your left ear.
It really will be nice when my Engine laps my Medic and forges on to a part of the game that I haven’t seen yet. I’m not feeling incredibly anxious about it or anything, but I’ve rerolled enough as it is. It’s time to see new frontiers.