Phinigel is live! Surprisingly it came up exactly when they said it would! I rolled a Necromancer named Fragglemancer, and my friend Ursus made a Druid. We’re currently leveling up in Steamfont Mountains where mob density seems to be pretty good.
So far so good on the server. There are 530+ people in Greater Faydark. Instances or “picks” are now holding 100 people vs. the 20 they used to hold, and there are no queues to be seen during prime time despite there being as many people here as I can remember there being (or more) on Ragefire. There are no queues, and the lag is normal. Kudos to Daybreak there.
What they didn’t tell you about Phinigel – my list so far:
- EXP is 60%+ slower
- Pet mitigation was majorly nerfed (level 1 pet dies in 2 hits from a white)
- Pets now instantly get aggro regardless of whether or not their owner is in melee range
So I find myself fighting an uphill battle struggling my way through these lower, slower levels, but my outlook is decent. I’m going to stay the course with a Necro until at least Kunark. We’ll see if I go back to Iksar Monk at that point.