Phear mah mad levelling skillz

Skill0rz? Whatever.

I just realised, when Ysharros the Shadow Warrior hit R14 yesterday, that … *cough* … she’s my highest level ever WAR character. You can’t count the beta template R31 chars, they came out of the box that level.  I got a Disciple into the teens at some point in beta, but the wipes were coming thick and fast that that point and I’m pretty sure Chryse only made it to 13.

Of course, as Dragonchasers* rightly pointed out, if you add up my Averheim alts I’m level 59. Wow, that’s higher than I expected; and no, that’s not 10 alts all at level 5.9 — I only have 7 chars right now, thank you very much. So nerh.

I did put in a few smallish playsessions with the alts this week — lower level characters are much easier to drop in on if your playtime is limited, I find. For one, you don’t have to run nearly as far between quests at lower level, and for another there’s the familiarity with the content that means you can zip about pretty quickly getting some minor things done. So Amariel and Ysh are 13 and 14 respectively (if not respectably), a quartet of the others are 7, and my lil Ironbreaker Meabh lags behind at 4.

I’ve become accustomed to reining in my leveling, too, since Mort and I usually try to play together. The couple that plays together, stays together… yeah… maybe it wasn’t MMOs they meant. Anyway, he has a lot less — a lot less — playtime than I have, especially since he doesn’t have the benefit of working from home. At least I don’t have to commute back to my game machine! We tend to make the alts more or less at the same time, and more or less pair them up so that they more or less match in levels; which means right now I’m trying really hard not to play some of the characters I’d love to play. I’ll give in eventually, which will cause duo problems of its own.

In the meantime, I guess I’ll either concentrate on Ysh the Shadow Warrior… or go play alts on another server. Have char slots, will travel.

* No link for you! Hit the site and hit the blogroll. It’s not there to ease my bunions, ya know!

Oh, how time flies

Two weeks and change already since the SE headstart for WAR. Golly.

In no particular order, and because I’m not awake enough to be my usual incisive, precise, concise and brief self ( — what?), I have:

  • learned to embrace my inner Rambo. Someone pass me a headband, stat!
  • learned that Florence Healingale can also SMITE. Foolish kin
  • unlocked tome entries
  • done really silly things that should have unlocked tome entries but didn’t, dammit
  • discovered that there are more seeds in WAR than even Capability Brown would know what to do with
  • made potions, chugged potions, and skinned dryads for their, er, potiony bits
  • learned to love scavenging and not worry about how it looks when a delicate high elf pulls the ears off one of her fellows. “It makes potions, you know.”
  • wished that high elves could have eye patches
  • accepted that I am an underachiever where levels are concerned
  • become sick to death of Amariel’s undyeable blue robe. It’s a good robe, but…
  • reinforced my status as knower of irrelevant things. I don’t know about Mungurd Dungeon, but I do know where Mung the Half-Crazed Hermit can be found.
  • rampaged through scenarios I know. RAWR.
  • endured scenarios I don’t know, until I do know them and can rampage through them
  • wondered why those who are clearly determined to dislike something continue to try it. I don’t like fennel, and no matter how many times I force myself to eat it, I’m always going to blog about how it sucks. However, as an excuse for blog articles, it gets pretty damn stale pretty damn quick. Find something you enjoy and blog that. Srsly.

I did some work and slept and had a cold and ate and stuff, but nobody cares about that. Also, I promise never again to write about anything but WAR, judging by the tumbleweeds blowing through the non-WAR entries. Actually, I’ll write about whatever I damn well please, but I promise I won’t cry if you don’t read it.