EQ2 Adventure Log and a “what I’ve been up to lately”

It’s been a few days since our last blog entry and I have a good reason, I promise! I’ve been playing Everquest 2 and astonishingly … Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne customs. I’ll start with the latter because I’m still surprised I’ve actually been playing it. Defense of the Ancients is the most popular WC3 Custom map out there and for good reason. It’s downright addicting and fun! Graev and I being in the same room playing together really gives us an unfair advantage that we exploit to it’s fullest potential. DOTA has been our filler for the times when playing anything else seems dull.Delbert

Now onto the EQ2 Adventure log. Frob and Froob the Ogre brothers are now level 16/17 and can kill most things with little trouble. We’ve started to run into problems keeping the mobs from beating on us and that causes problems being that we are both squishy. So aside from those problems the characters are really fun and have great potential. Graev, being the avid console gamer he is, usually bounces comfortably between games much more than I am capable. So finding myself with lots of free time I have decided to create a little character I can solo and group with on my own. After quite a bit of research and soul searching I created a Ratonga Brigand! His name is Delbert which fits him nicely. I’m confused about something though… he kills faster than the Fury and Coercer Ogre brothers combined. Is that normal?

I have a lot of time on my hands lately and I expect Delbert will quickly rise in levels beyond Frob and become my main. Not a bad thing I suppose. The Antonia Bayle server seems to have a shortage of Brigands so perhaps I will get groups easily – that’s always a plus. I’m looking for advice or tips on how to make the most of my Brigand so feel free to leave a comment or email me because I would love any help I can get.

More to come later as Delbert, Frob, and Froob level up!

  • Mmmms brigands are lots of fun, and yes, they’re a scout / dps class, so it’s only natural that they’re going to smush things far faster then your healers or your crowd control mage. Those are not exactly “dps” classes per say. Though later in levels some will most certainly argue that they’re on par with wizards and warlocks if they’re played right.

    If you’re solo’ing with your brigand, a few quick tips that any general scout would take advantage of. Number one, poisons are your life line. Be sure you have a few in stock, if you don’t have an alchemist to help you out there — poke me in game! — I’m on AB just do a search for /who all torrent and you’ll more then likely spot a character or two of mine. There are so many types of poisons, and they really will add a boost to your dps.

    Also take advantage of those stun skills you have. I think your first one is cheap shot. Great for taking a quick second to pounce behind a mob, and ping off one of those high dmg attacks scouts are famous for. Brigands are great debuffers, so they at times may appear to do a little less dps then say an assassin or a swashbuckler or ranger, but they’re amazing none the less and it’s all in how you play it!

  • Lastnight I got to level 11 and my Brigand is the most fun I’ve ever had in EQ2 – ever! He’s capable of taking out yellows with no effort at all.. or maybe I’m underestimating my ability and I’m really a super skilled player… but for now I’ll credit the Brigand. 😉 I’ll definitely look you up in-game! Right now I don’t really know many people and having someone to talk to or get advice and help from would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Stargrace. 🙂

  • I love brigands, in fact Anakh is a level 70 brigand. Feel free to hit me up on AB for any advice if you need it. They’re a great class.

  • ya i am currently leveling 4 alts at a time. (well not at the same time.). A warlock, fury, corercer, dirge.

    The warlocks totaly owns, he can kill things in 2 or 3 hits. The dirge is ok, but he more of a support class type. The coercer is fun, its the least played class in eq2, but they are extreamly powerful if played with a skilled played.

  • I don’t want to rain on your parade Keen but Brigands are in pretty bad shape in EQ2 right now. Brigands are considered “T2” dps alongside Swashbucklers, pet classes (Conj, Nec) and they are usually at or around “T3” dps in raids. Beings you’re such a low level, I’d advise re-rolling if you’re going to seriously play EQ2. Swashbucklers are very similar to Brigands but get more aoe driven attacks and are more …. “flamboyant” … in their attacks. My old main was a Swashbuckler with his epic.

    Right now I’m playing as a Conjuror and end game raids and Brigs are just….yeah.

    My 2cents