EQ2: The Common Lands

I’m glad I decided to go look at this area.  After the darkness of Darklight Forest and the even dimmer Nektulos Forest ahead, I go through a tunnel to sunshine and a savannah.

Perhaps it is just contrast, but it is the most beautiful place I’ve seen yet in the game.  It reminds me of World of Warcraft’s Barrens area, but the animals are nicely drawn and realistic looking.

Unfortunately the first quest I picked up took me into a cave called Wailing Cave (So close to Wailing Caverns but nothing like it inside).  Among other features it had a Pit of Death which I didn’t explore.

I liked that it had a spike trap!

These guys killed me because I wasn’t up to full health from my last fight.

Dead or no, I have a feeling there was much more to the cave, I’ll go back in once I find repairs.  I made level 20 on these quests which was I hoped for.  Cool area.  I’ll have to explore before moving to an area for my actual range.

Everquest 2 The Wizard in the Deep Dark “City of Hate”

Thanks to The Stylish Corpse, and her EQ2 post, I thought I’d work on a single one of my EQ2 characters just to keep moving forward.

 I chose my Pirate-y looking Mouse Wizard who just is so cute and who plays well (perhaps closest to the Mage/Caster type character class I’m used to).

She finally emerged from Darklight Woods and is now making her way around Neriak The City of Hate.  No lie.  The place is the darkest environment I’ve seen outside of a horror game.  She has a home with a tent, a table and a painting on the wall.  Snuggly as anything compared to what’s outside of her door.

I tried to work through the crafting quest and make a candelabra.  I had loads of Tin in a Harvester bag in my house vault, but I couldn’t get the dang Tin out of the bag for love or money.  Did I feel extra stoopid or what?  As I’m writing this I wonder if I have to pull the whole bag out of the vault and then grab the Tin.  Yowza. 

I shall try again.  I’d like to get this bit done and any other quests within the city.  I really don’t enjoy playing “evil” characters so the whole ambience of Neriak is weighing heavily on me.  I think if I feel she is stuck there somehow (not possible, right?) I’ll have to abandon her and play the Cat type character who is out in that nice sunshine drenched area and who vibrates goodness.