So there I was, back from vacation, about to log in, trying to mentally review all the things I had intended to do in Everquest 2 before I left, and I get a message:
“HIIIIIIIIII ARRRREEEEEEE YOOOOUUUUUUUU IIIIIINNNNNN EQ2222222 ANNNDDDD SHHHHOOOOUUUUULLLLDDDD IIIII LLOOOOOGGGGG INNNNNNN?”
It was my friend Meopha. I think I have had the luck of finding the most talkative online player and the most silent, although my old friend Renrikk from Everquest always played a very silent rogue too.
Mutz and I formed a group with Meopha, and the trio of disaster was complete again. Meopha is currently level 34, and isn’t able to play a lot because she’s busy stabbing achilles tendons as Corka in Everquest. So when we do get to group, it’s a little hard to figure out what to do, since it’s hard to remember where we left off the last time we got together.
There are several good spots that the three of us could do. Runnyeye is good fun, but we already showed Meopha around there already, and it can get really crowded. Nektropos Castle would be great, especially since there are several quests that we can complete in there, but it would require more time than we had, and would probably be better for us to hit in the evening. I asked Mutz what he thought, and he said, “Just kill stuff.” Good idea.
We ended up trying the Obelisk of Lost Souls. I had read about Obelisk and it looked like the kind of dungeon that is eye-catching, challenging, but kind of overlooked. The nice thing is that there is no access quest to get in anymore, and there are several zones that have entrances to the dungeon (although they aren’t always up).
We headed to the entrance in Enchanted Lands. Luckily, after clearing all the mobs around the tree stump tower, we opened the door and found the purple smoke that indicates that the zone is accessable.
We didn’t have time to go too far in — we ended up just killing stuff in the big cavern that you zone into, and we did a little of the quest to access the upper levels of the Obelisk. Mobs were all heroic, ranging from around level 36 to around level 40. The named Soul Harvesters, which are quest mobs, also did drop some nice chests for us. We weren’t on that long unfortunately, but it was pretty good experience, and Meopha was just a few percentage points shy of a ding when we had to camp.
Hopefully we’ll be able to go back and head in further. Actually, I know we’ll have to go back and head in further, because it’s needed for the Speak As a Dragon quest, which is needed for the Prismatic quest, and the Claymore Quest, which we are working on right now. I hope Mutz doesn’t look at that link. I’d hate to think of what he’d say if he saw that we’ll be working on yet another hugely long quest.
Who am I kidding, I know exactly what he’ll say — “Just kill stuff.”