I haven’t given you all an update on where we’re at in WAR for a while now.Â Since I just finished writing three papers for class this week I think updating you all on our progress in the game so far is as good a way to relax as any.
We’ve been slowly leveling our goblins on Wolfenburg for the most part.Â My Shaman and Graev’s Squig Herder are both level 35 now and we’re making our way through the Chaos quest zones.Â Our plan so far in T4 has been to take 2-3 chapters from each pairing at a time.Â We started with the Greenskin quests and did ch’s 15 & 16 then went to Dark Elf and did the same.Â We decided to stick with the Chaos area a little longer because we wanted to get out of Praag fast, so we did Ch’s 15-18 and we’re currently working on Ch 19.
Questing for the most part is honestly dull.Â I’m really not enjoying how shallow questing in mmorpgs has become and really long for the days of the sandbox roam n’ kill method.Â Actually, a mixture of both questing and grinding wouldn’t be bad.Â I hate using the word grinding though because of the negative connotation people have placed upon it.Â However, I know of no other way to describe it.Â Â Anyway, back to my ideal system.Â I would like to see some quests offered that take a while to complete and require more than “Go here, kill this” or “get me X of this”.Â I’d like for them to be extremely rewarding and as such not be abundant.Â What’s wrong with the idea of doing some massive involved quest and being rewarded with amazing exp and items you would actually REALLY want to use for a long time?
I’ve seen all of Bastion Stair now (33-40 dungeon) and fully completed the left side.Â The right side has been fully explored except the final boss has been giving me trouble.Â Overall it’s a decent dungeon.Â Takes about 30 minutes in a good group or less and provides good loot.Â There’s not much exploration but it’s a welcomed change from the WoW style dungeons.Â Again, I think a dungeon somewhere between What the DAOC/EQ dungeons used to be like and the WoW style is ideal.
Last thing I’ll fill you guys in on is my reluctant creation of an alt.Â Not just any alt… an Order alt.Â Yes, I was finally driven by boredom to create an alt on Phoenix Throne.Â Why?Â Because of the reasons listed here.Â Wolfenburg’s RvR right now is in either a stage of demise or transition – we’ll find out very soon.Â I’m worried about the talk I’ve been hearing of late that people are planning a mass exodus from Wolfenburg to a server with a better RvR community.Â Some times I feel like the server is dead and some times I think it’s great.. that’s the problem – it’s inconsistant.Â Sometimes I run around for hours and hours finding no action (even after I try to go out and create it) and give up in frustration.Â Other times the action is there waiting for me.
This alt I created is an Ironbreaker.Â Happy Fun Guyz has made an alt guild called Black Fire Fellowship (yay for RP names and stuff) on Phoenix Throne that we’re happily alting away on when nothing happens on Wolfenburg.Â So far the community on PT has been awesome and the RvR has been thriving; even in Tier 1 the action is HUGE in the rvr lakes.Â One example of the community is this group I came upon standing at the Ekrund warcamp.Â They were doing some sort of RP ritual which looked bizarre but the point is that for the first time there were people standing around and NOT moving at 100mph trying to queue for something or kill something.Â They were having a good time and their actions passively benefited my feelings of immersion.Â That’s a first in Warhammer Online.
That’s the update for now.Â Wanting to get my Shaman to 40.Â Wanting Wolfenburg RvR to pick up.Â Having a good time on Phoenix Throne every now and again on my Ironbreaker.