« on: December 14, 2013, 12:54:41 AM »
Gather around and let ol' Knit regale with a tale of exploitation and adventure. EVERQUEST
Being a level fifty-nine druid, you have a handful of choices available to you in the end game. Charming Permafrost bear pits (boring, and a pain to get to), grouping (frustrating since no one wants a druid), and Kedge Keep. Kedge Keep, being completely underwater, is more or less impossible to do without some sort of Enduring Breath item. Luckily for me, I bought one in order to submerge myself in the Ocean of Tears out of sight of player killers back when I was level fifty-four.
What are we killing in Kedge Keep? Everything minus Phinny, his guardians, and Estrella. Those seahorses are something terrible though. I wasn't sure how I would kill them. Until I found out about the magic of charm and gate in Kedge Keep.
You see, apparently if you charm one mob, sick it on its friends, and gate, the mobs will suddenly choose to free-for-all in Kedge Keep. Being a druid, I was after a certain mob: the Corrupted Seahorse. Suddenly I knew how I was going to kill him.
I sat down in those caves for what must have been minutes. Suddenly, a Tainted Seahorse spawned before my eyes. I sicked a light blue con on him, dragging him along with the other three seahorses in the room with the Tainted into a fury. I waved goodbye to my pet, and set forth gating outside.
After a minute of finding my way back into the zone, I found the Tainted near death fighting a single mob. Not too much of a worry since I simply found another seahorse to let loose upon the Tainted. The Tainted's life bar went to 0% and there she was: my corrupted. Unfortunately the corrupted made short work of my seahorse I had let loose upon it, and so I had to gate out. The corrupted had won the battle, but I was intent on winning the war.
Filled with pixel lust, I immediately set forth with my devious plan. The cave slowly respawned, filling with seahorses. The Corrupted sat quietly, minding it's own business. After all, the Corrupted had killed all it's compatriots in glorious battle. I charmed a light blue con horse and began Operation: Die Hard with a Scuba Tank. Again, gated, and made my way back.
What happened afterwards filled my beard-on-the-inside brain with adrenaline. Not only had my pet died, not only had the corrupted gone insane. Everything within vision in the zone had gone ape shit. Mermaids killing each other. Seahorses locked tails with each other whilst hurling balls of bees and lightning. Meanwhile I hid in the corner for dear life, hoping that my invisibility wouldn't break. Finally my Corrupted Seahorse was winning having slewn all it's combatants and the mermaids. Then the unthinkable happened.
You won't escape me, Estrella Gloomwater!
My corrupted seahorse had summoned Estrella Gloomwater from her throne for no good reason other than to fuck her shit up. She wasn't having any of it either. They went at each other's throats like they hadn't been living together for years (I come from a decent family, people). The Corrupted, battered at 44%, was whooping Estrella's scaly arse. I knew she would win though. A light blue con seahorse suddenly appeared in the cave. My only salvation for soloing my Corrupted kill.
With the Corrupted in the front and Squallsurge in the rear, Estrella was taking a beating. In the end, Esrella would win at 20% life and my pet being immediately dispelled (or charm breaking, I don't know). I guess I could be mad at losing the Corrupted. Then again, I set loose Ares, God of War himself upon the magical land of Everquest this night. I'd like to think Rallos Zek gave my druid a pass today despite hunting his followers in Western Karana to extinction.
Good night and stay family friendly.