Going Out With Pizzazz
April 7th, 2008 - By
Greetings and salutations! It's with deep regret I inform you that this
will be the last "Weekly Newsletter" you'll be seeing from me. It has
been brought to my attention that such a humble title has no place in
the upper echelons of great literature dedicated to espousing the
virtues of Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. Since "great literature" was not
something I ever considered my newsletters to be, I thought the
original name was appropriate.
Alas, you still haven't gotten rid of me so forget those dreams of
sending gargantuan mounds of "thank you" letters to the Ten Ton Hammer
management for now. You could focus that enthusiastic energy towards
another equally rewarding goal though... creating the new name for our
weekly newsletters. The way I see, you have two choices. You can either
come up with an appropriately humorous name for the newsletter yourself
and send me your idea
or you can pray to what ever you find holy in
this world that the gods give me a newsletter name in a vision of
wisdom. The alternative is ending up having a title like "The Telon
Telegraph", "Verbose Vanguardians", or something equally horrific
thrust upon you. The choice is yours!
While out running through the land of Telon the other day, I realized
it had been quite some time since I regaled you with tales of my heroic
adventures within the game. Despite the continual insistence of a good
friend, I do not "hunt like a spaz", thank you very much. Just for the
sake of argument, assuming for a moment that I was indeed willing to
concede the truth of his words, I still believe I do nothing more than
keep things interesting. Other friends or players may however refer to
these times of interest as "getting me killed". Pay them no mind.
A couple of weeks ago, I'm ashamed to admit that one particular group
of poor souls had to endure this method of hunting while we were in
Trickster's Haven. I may have mentioned a few times that I've been
spending an inordinate amount of time hunting in there (direct
translation? "Constantly!"). As such, I'm quite comfortable with my
knowledge of mob placement and movement patterns within the dungeon.
What I apparently was not comfortable with though, was my recently
rearranged buttons on my hotbars.
It had taken some time to get the group together, but soon, we were off
and running. A few of the group members had never completed the Excavation
(which is really the quest that kicks off
all the exciting stuff in Trickster's Haven), so we decided to run
through the quest for them, killing everything in our path along the
way. While it may seem a bit daunting at first, just follow my handy map
and you shouldn't have any problems finding your way around.
For one part of the quest, you need to locate the Pit of the Creeper.
In and of itself, this really isn't that big of a deal. It's not even a
big deal if someone gets a little too far into the room and aggroes a
single mob. Remember how I mentioned I had recently rearranged my
hotbar a little earlier? If you accidentally hit your Fear button in
that room, that is a big deal.
Fearing anything in a dungeon isn't normally one of the brightest ideas
in the first place, but I can't think of a worse room to have pulled
that impressive trick off in. Off the top of my head, I can't even tell
you how many level 42+ 4-dot undead mobs there are in that room. It has
to be at least 10 though. That's right... in my attempt to help my
fellow players begin a series of adventures within the depths of
Trickster's Haven, I managed to get them all slaughtered within a
matter of minutes. That's no easy feat if I do say so myself. Well,
maybe it is, but you get my point.
Now despite the laughter (or groans) I know everyone is releasing right
now, I know I'm not the only person that has accidentally managed to
slaughter their playing group in a spectacular fashion, so it's only
fair that you share some your more memorable incidents.
Tell us your tale!
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