Everquest 2: Goodbye Darklight, I Hope

The highest level character I ever had in this game was a level 32 Templar.  She’s gone to The ALT Graveyard, of course. 

My Wizard just needs to complete the Quests in Darklight Wood.  I’m at 19 and a half.  I have just two quests in my log.  One is to get eight of something in the Spider Tunnels.  I actually peeked in the entrance one day and it seemed crammed full of spiders.  These are so aggressive, and and they appear to uncannily teleport which makes me think I should save that for the very last quest in the area.

The other quest is to get something from level 20 Briarstone Ancients.  I managed to kill one somehow one evening.  My other tries have resulted in me reviving at the Wanderlust Fair.

I was a bit discouraged after my last ignominious defeat, and went through the nearby tunnel to see what Nektulos Forest looks like.

Apparently Nektulos Forest is even darker than Darklight Woods.  The enemies were this guy at level 26 and two baddies in a camp at level 20 and 21.

I’m in the position of having completed what I can do successfully in my current area and it really isn’t going to work out for my Wizard to move onwards.

There is another area to the side of the current map called The Common Lands.  It was levels 10-20, I think, so perhaps I should go over there to see if I can gain the rest of my level.  Then I shall laugh, hahahaha at the spiders and Ancients.

EQ II: Wizard Out in the Woods Once More

The quests in Neriak “City of Hate” are finally complete and my character is back out in Darklight Woods.  Compared to the City, the Woods is a sunshine drenched place.

As if by magic, finally I have the recipe for Blessing of the Prime in my pack!  OMG!!!!

I want to port back to the City or my House so I can go back to the Abandoned Island and finish this quest line.  Noobaroon that I am, I can see no way to transport to either place.  This means I have to use the area map to find my way back to The City, then make my way through that dark maze of streets to my home.

Should I complete the quests in this area or zoom back to the ever desirable Island?

Since I picked up a recipe I couldn’t use, I considered doing the unthinkable and killing off my non-bad guy characters and creating new baddies so I can share resources among my characters as I always do.  I hate to say, but the long term life/health of this little mouse is in doubt, so I perhaps should just go all in Evil, apparently, and enjoy it while it lasts, is my thought.  Prepare for screams of angst through the virtual-o-sphere as I kill the poor bugs off.

EQ II The Message In A Bottle

Today when I logged in my Bottle was in my inventory. 

I set it down in a nice spot for display.  Note I finally have a new outfit.  My knobbly little mouse knees are right out there for all to admire and dream on.

I read the message and of course choose to use the bottle’s spell.

Poof! In a bit of sparkle I am transported to an Abandoned Island.

Nearby is a survivor of the crash who needs help.  I search the beach area and find a book which gives me a cooking recipe.  I get a quest to find the ingredients in a nearby untended garden.  There is a cooking fire near a shack.  There are several other books on the beach but they can’t be interacted with.

I’m asked to make a Prime Blessing Recipe using the workbench in the shack but I don’t have the recipe for some reason ( I keep thinking it must be in one of those other books).  I can’t advance.

Looking around the island a bit I see a vulture like creature who is level 15 and my character is only level 12.  Remembering how much trouble my Froglok had with a spider just one level up, I don’t have the confidence to attack it.

I think I’ll leave her here for the nonce and see if those books can be interacted with next time I log in.