In an attempt to give myself a break from the TR grind, I’ve been playing on a lot of lowbie alts lately. It’s been pretty interesting. One of the more interesting ones have been my rogue though. I went from playing a Hate Tank ‘Grrrr, I KEEEL U’ Monk with high survivability between heal scrolls, AC, Shadow fade, and 600+ HP to my lowly rogue with just over 100 HP, which I’d say is pretty good for a level 7 rogue, seeing as I’ve seen worse. My survivability includes jumping, Tumbling, sneaking, bluff, and Diplomacy. Not exactly what I’d call Top Tier stuff, but it works. I suppose I could have went Half Elf, but I have always enjoyed the Halfling race. I always feel so ‘free’. Such a big world and I’m just a tiny halfling. What class suits a halfling better than a Rogue? And Oh my Goodness, the Sneak attack damage is amazing. When I can get it in. Bluff has become my best friend in the whole world!
So, I ran my Halfling Rogue today, obviously. Quest included things like Proof is in the Poison and Carnival Chain. Yay! Rogue happy quest! No. Just No. I thought it was going to be easy, but I got put in charge of doing all the work at some point. Not sure when, but it just kind of happened. Today I joined one of my Guildies on his lowbie he was trying to level. A Druid. Yay healz!? Nope. He had Vigor, I think. That was about it. Dwarfs like to tick me off. Plus, he happens to be that ONE guildy that likes to do ‘unspeakable’ things to my poor little Winter Wolf Pup. So, I had to hide him.
Proof is in the Poison ended up being my little ole’ Rogue, my Guildy Druid, A random Pugging Sorc who had the urge to fling himself into the midst of combat and die and then a hireling cleric. Oreth, I think it was. The first time, my Guildy had some ‘pay back’ he wanted to give me. So, while I was uncovering that first trap, my guildy flung the lever and I was diced into a million little pieces. Don’t Kill your guildies in PVP with one hits on your dark monk with touch of death. They remember that stuff. They’ll get you back. Eventually.
Second time, the Sorcerer died like a room or two in. Yay! Pocket party members! So, we dragged him along to the shrine, or shall I say, I did. My Guildy decided to go AFK for a few, and left his hire and cleric on me. Fine, I said. I whipped out my shield wand and resist acid and ventured forth! I always say, if you can make yourself immune to Acid and Magic Missiles in that quest, then you are already immune to most of everything that quest really has to harm you. You still have to watch the caster swinging hypnotism though. Lucky for me, I was hidden most of the time. I just snuck around, with the hire and pup on my tail. They drew the aggro of mobs, and I snuck up on the casters, swinging my tiny blades in all the right places, taking them down with ease, then jumped and tumbled between the crowd of fighting to my next target taking them down with ease, One by one. If one turned toward me, a quick bluff took care of them. “Hey! Is that a sexy Dwarf lady!” They turned. Joke is on them. There are no Sexy Dwarf Women.
Eventually, my Guildy caught up and we got to the shrine. We dropped our pocket caster off and headed off, though he would probably been better off in my pocket. Moments later. *Ding* followed by *Ding* followed by *Ding*. We could only guess what was killing him. We were sure we cleared the room, but he would eventually catch up. I’m not sure when. Probably sometime near the last room where we tore the boss apart. Seriously, A Sexy Dwarf Lady bluff will work every time. It’s just so unbelievable that it actually works. Probably not a good idea to do it if there is a dwarf lady in our party though. I’ll have to remember to switch stuff around. Wouldn’t want a burly Dwarf lady barbarian to suddenly become hostile. Bluffs like that won’t work on them. It tends to have the opposite effect. There was this cousin of a cousin of mine. *Tsk Tsk*
Finally we went into Carnival Chain, except, we didn’t get to take any rides. They were infested with Teiflings. Go figure. I knew clowns were creepy. A Small Problem, which is known probably to be the hardest actually turned into the easiest one for us somehow. The Chapterhouse was a pain, specifically at the spiked hallway. We had no true seeing, and guess what!? We killed every single mark in there down to the last one, which ended up being the real one. *Grumble* You can only imagine the time it took to just get past that. By the end of it, I think we were all a little annoyed. Oh, we didn’t have the Sorcerer at that point. We have a Cleric, bard, and a Monk that joined us. No real ranged characters. It was a sad sight to see. We were finally happy to get the quest done, when we received the key in the last chest. Most of us said ‘NO WAY!’ but ONE of us get going on about chest and loot and all that hum bug stuff. Ok, it was me. I guess there is no point in hiding my rogue nature. I like Loot.
Harharhar! So, there we were in the Vault Room! *Ding* *Ding* *Ding* *Ding* *Ding*. Let’s move on.
The Rogue took himself a break though. I was just too wiped. Not really, but I needed to take a trip to the store. So my party took off to do the quest, and they finished as I got back. Lucky me, I had already done it. So, we moved on. By this time, we were down to Me, My Guildy Druid, A Cleric, A Monk, and a Hire Cleric.
At that point, is when we actually went to the Carnival. There was Flame throwers, Doggies on balls, Strong man bells, All sorts of Illusionist and of course, a Succubus bent on destroying us all. I don’t thinK I would have minded though. There are worst ways to die than at the hands of a very attractive Succubus. Not today though! I was set to work on disabling traps left and right until coming across a band of magicians who locked themselves inside boxes and put swords through them! I always enjoyed that trick, but I’ll never enjoy it again. Not after having several running after me wanting my brains. “Take the Dwarf!” I screamed. The dwarf could at least look more beefy, even if he did have the smaller brain.
Finally, we got to the big top where we fought this sexy- er… Malicious Succubus. She died. It was sad to see her go, but we got loot! Yay Loot! My End reward happened to be the Runearm from that chain, which was nice as that was probably the only thing out of that chain that I didn’t already have. I already have most of the low level runearms, so that added nicely to my collection. Maybe one of these days, I’ll actually play my Artificer. So, my rogue had his fun for the day after being cooped up for so long doing nothing. Perhaps tomorrow, I’ll head back to my main and continue my grind there. Perhaps another time, my faithful Rogue. Another time.
Until next time….!!! What characters do you like to play in your ‘off’ time?