The list bug, plus some Evercrack.

So PotShot, in his infinite wisdom :snicker: links me today in his blog, which is always cool, so I head over and check out why exactly I’ve been linked. To my amusement, it seems the ‘fun with lists’ bug is going around the blogsphere (ooh, nerd term), hitting TAGN, Common Sense Gamer, PotShot, and now me. Fair enough, here goes…

Four jobs I have had in my life (not including current job):
1) Waiter at Frendly’s (first job, when I was naive to how aweful it actually was)
2) Tech recruiter for 3 days in Boston (phone for 9 hours straight, no thanks)
3) Granite countertop salesmen
4) Did not take it, but I was offered a job at Turbine to work on LoTRO, back in 2005.

Four Movies I have watched over and over:
1) Army of Darkness
2) Terminator 2
3) Braveheart
4) Office Space

Four places I have lived:
1) Warsaw, Poland
2) Boston
3) Winchester
4) Wayland

Four Shows I love to watch:
1) Entourage
2) Family Guy
3) Sport Center
4) Random MTV reality shows (yes, sad but true)

Four Places I have been on vacation:
1) Tunis, Tunisia
2) Cancun, Mexico
3) Milan, Italy
4) Dominican Republic

Four of my favorite foods:
1) Nachos
2) Hamburgers (every Monday)
3) Chili (on Sunday)
4) Steak

Four favorite drinks:
1) Sam Adams Oktoberfest
2) White wine
3) Lemonade
4) Gaterade/Powerade

Four places I would rather be right now:
1) Not in a cubical
2) On the beach in the Caribbean
3) At the movies
4) Playing poker at Foxwoods

There it is, done and done.

Moving on, I was able to put in some quality time with Everquest 2 finally, girlfriend in tow. I’ve settled on an Iksar Inquisitor, she went for Half Elf Brigand. I went Inquisitor because I’m sick of always looking for a healer whenever a group forms, and it has been a while since I played a traditional healer. The gf went with the brigand to give our duo some nice dps. Hopefully that combo works well, but if for some reason it will be a disaster, please comment and tell me why before we get too far into the game.

Last night we managed to high level 6 and finish up most of the starter island. The graphics still irk me at times, but I’m trying to just ignore them and focus on the gameplay, which so far has proved entertaining. Did something get messed up, or do the NPCs on the island not have voice? I know when I started a Fae character the quest giver spoke the quest dialog, but on the starter island this is not the case?

One odd departure from WoW and LoTRO is that resource nodes are everywhere, almost to the point of looking a little silly, as you literally trip over them they are so numerous. I’m unsure if either of us will get into crafting, as the gf hated it in LoTRO, and I’m personally a bit jaded myself after drudging through it in WoW and LoTRO. Chalk it up to one too many thorium ore loops in the Burning Steeps I guess. Perhaps I’ll give it a shot later, but for now we are focused on questing and getting our levels up.

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Former hardcore raider turned casual gamer.
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4 Responses to The list bug, plus some Evercrack.

  1. Cuppycake says:

    The starter island does have voices as far as I know. Make sure that on your patcher, you go into the options and make sure to “Download Additional Content”.

  2. syncaine says:

    Hmmm ok, I’ll have to take a look at that. It’s still a trial account, would that effect it at all?

  3. SmakenDahed says:

    I had a fair bit of success duoing with a DE Inquisitor and an Ogre Guardian. With the tank and healer roles covered it became a matter of finding DPS classes. DPS classes, generally being more fun and having less responsibility, tend to grow on trees.

    I think you should be good for duoing with that choice, but don’t quote me. Inquisitors used to be godly with their ability to stifle, though that was fixed (imagine being able to keep all enemies from using anything other than autoattack).

    I do know a Brigand and Mystic or Defiler worked well. A healer with slowing ability sort of offsets some of the lack of defense with a rogue type. The heals were a little more immediate, either blocking damage or healing it.

    Having played a Druid based healer (Warden), I can say they have a lot of healing power (you have to stack the regens though, one usually wasn’t enough for me – you can fire off 2 group, 3 single target, 2 instant cast), though it is slower to start off and burst DPS can hurt at times.

    You can’t go wrong with a Brigand. They’re not as dependant on position or being stealthed to fight and they have a lot of good group buffs – like group stealth.

    I definitely agree about the randomness of the harvest nodes.

    Voices are available for the starter island – at least they were with the full package. They might have removed them (as Cuppycake says) and put them as optional download for the trial to reduce the initial download size.

    Good luck and I hope you two enjoy! (/envy having a SO that isn’t jealous of the computer)

  4. syncaine says:

    Cuppy you are right, I had to make an additional download to get the voices. Odd that the Fae starting area voices are included, but the other areas are side downloads. Fixed now.

    SmakenDahed, the only reason we did not go with a healer/tank is that I’ve been playing a tank for years, and wanted to get away from that, and the SO likes to play fast paced classes, so Inquisitor/Brigand looks like it will work for us. Hopefully my healing can offset the lower tanking ability of the brigand. I’m sure I’ll be writing about it if thats not that case, haha.

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