Things are looking up for me in the Holy Lands.Â I just dinged level 26 tonight and I’ve been in a great deal more PvP encounters since my last entry.Â My character’s spec is still a little messed up and not ideal for pvp in this level range, but I’m holding my own a lot more.Â A few gear upgrades and I’m now sitting at 85% more HP and an additional 20% to each of my stats.Â This increase has allowed me to kill mobs and players easier.Â If I get the jump on someone my level (or +1) then I can get them to half HP before they start laying on the hurt.Â If they’re squishy then I usually win.Â Psionicists still give me a lot of trouble and Summoners, depending on their spec, are a beast but overall I don’t feel like I’m being annihilated anymore.
My finest PvP moment happened tonight while I was questing. I had just finished killing a mob when suddenly I’m charged by a Warrior.Â I popped my pet buff, sicked him on the Warrior with a knockdown and popped my 5 minute cooldown that summons 3 more mini-pets.Â My pet debuffed the the Warrior with a vulnerability and I crit pushing the Warrior near death.Â Then he shot up a bit in HP and I saw his Priest buddy hiding in the distance.Â I circled around a tree to kite the warrior moving him out of line of sight for heals.Â The warrior died and then it was time for the Priest.Â I was in a rough spot though with about 30% hp left.Â I had no potions on me.Â I just went nutso on the Priest and got him to 10% HP before he killed me.Â I almost killed two people my level!Â Turns out the Warrior is one of the biggest trash talkers on the boards – one of those tough guys who knows a lot.Â Learning this just made the kill all that more enjoyable.
The quest hubs in Asee-Teph are scattered and mostly unlabeled, positioned on uneven terrain and tucked in corners.Â Navigating this place is just plain nasty if you’re not familiar with the territory.Â Our faction has started calling the place Vietnam.Â Â I’m planing to make a map showing where all of the quest hubs are at and where you’ll find mobs that are harder to find.Â It should come in handy since 50% or more of my time has been spent wandering aimlessly trying to figure stuff out.
I’m managing a little more than a level a day at this point.Â Not nearly as fast as some but it’s a comfortable pace.Â I hope to be finished in Asee-Teph within the next couple of days and then move on to Eljune.