Usually finishing up the Annihilator set in Warhammer Online is no big deal.Â It’s the first real set of RvR armor that provides Lesser Wards.Â I’m proud of my accomplishment though because it has taken me since the very first T4 Keep sieges to get it.Â Morkeen (my Shaman) is the first character I created in WAR – I had to rename him from Keen to Morkeen after transfering from Wolfenburg when the server was dissolved.Â After taking a break from my Shaman, then a break from Destruction, then a break from the game, I’ve finally returned and found my place in the game.Â I’m enjoying my Shaman more than I ever had.Â I enjoy healing and making an enormous difference in my groups and warbands.Â I feel like I contribute, even though the Shaman is still not developed properly (waiting in 1.3…) and AP starved all the time.
RvR has been crazy the past few days since I hit 40.Â I’m able to log on at 8am or 11pm and have non-stop action.Â Being the underdog isn’t so bad now that I think Destruction has found their groove.Â Our Realm is still very outnumbered and undergeared but we’re organized.Â When we have our warbands working together on ventrilo and truly planning our actions it feels like we never lose.Â When we’re hectic and unorganized we get stomped.Â That’s how it should be.
We’ve been able to hold our capital city for 3 days now without losing it and I was able to run Bilerot for the first time yesterday.Â Fairly simple dungeon actually.Â It’s the harder of the two city dungeons but I found it to be cake if the people going know how to play.Â The hardest part seems to be the random mechanics like whether or not certain mobs will one-shot your tank or if the healer will get killed.Â Other than that, it all felt tank and spank with a few kiting parts for big dogs.Â I’m going to do both Blood and Bile later this week with hopes that Sentinel gear will drop for me.Â Right now the PvE content in WAR is lacking and I see where Heartless_ misses the PQ’s at 40.Â I could really use more dungeons (especially since B&B have lockout timers).
Gear does matter in WAR and I do feel it a bit.Â Being 5/5 Annihilator has helped me catch up and I’ve socketed my gear with wounds talismans since I RvR so much.Â With nearly 6k HP I live long enough for my needs and never feel stretched with my own HP – just that of my allies when they’re being focus fired.Â I was also able to run the middle PQ in Bastion Stair and get my staff – something I did a couple dozen times with zero luck months ago. Â When Land of the Dead comes out I should be ready to hit that content running.Â My Squig Herder (Gorkeen) is level 30 (or 31?) and he should be able to run through the “leveling up” content of LotD.Â I have the best of both worlds right now and I’m finally enjoying WAR’s “end-game”.Â Finding this enjoyment pre-lands of the dead has solidified my staying in WAR for a long, long time.