November 5, 2007

The Return

I am officially dubbing my return to Dark Age of Camelot, The Return: Heartless Pwns Noobs. This morning I ran into the newbie RvR dungeon, Demon's Breach, and proceeded to lay waste upon the scum of Albion. Then I killed a lurikeen. Yes, they really do exist. I killed so many newbs that I gained two levels! What!? Players can gain levels by killing people? The ability to gain experience from killing other players is one of my favorite aspects of DAoC, and it is even greater now, netting almost three times the normal experience rate.

However, I did all of this without playing the class I had originally planned and researched for. My initial character was going to be a Norse Warrior, but I quickly found out they are slow to level, constantly out of endurance, and pretty much no fun for a returning player. Also, Warrior's are expensive to get started. So, I chose to play a Kobold Bonedancer. Let the LOLs begin.

The Bonedancer is a very strong class for someone that solos a lot. The more I thought about it, the more I justified to myself that it was the right thing to do, regardless of the fact that Bonedancers are an easy-mode class. I don't care! I am here to have fun and kick ass. Not only does a Bonedancer allow me to do both, but it also allows me to easily farm to support other characters like my Warrior.

One of the coolest things I discovered during The Return, was the fact that players can receive their first horse at level ten by simply completing a "go get the saddle" quest. Before I knew it, both my characters were galloping across East Svealand wasting away precious grinding time.

I am having a ton of throw away fun, and that folks, is the reason I returned to DAoC.

5 comments:

KevinC said...

Awesome. Glad to hear that DAoC is still a great, fun game. As long as you're having fun, pwn away. Makes me long for the olden days out on the frontier.

Bonedead said...

The fastest ways to level imo are the battlegrounds. You have the possibility of running into players which give increased xp, plus, the mobs are worth 2x xp. Just this morning on my Theurg (toa server what am I thinking) I got from 20-23 in an hour or so just killing mobs in the 20-24 BG. I was even being stalked by a shadowblade so I was constantly on the move. When you start to get more money visit the housing entrance and search the market explorer for potions. There are level 10 potions, str/con buff, dex/qui buff, haste buff (20 mins a piece), and end regen buff (5 mins). There are ones at level 20 and 30 as well (maybe even higher) but the level 10 ones are most widely used and about 10g a pop, which can be costy at first.

heartlessgamer said...

None of my characters even has 10 gold yet :P

MMOCrunch said...

Awesome, sound like fun. I always wanted to try DAoC, but at the time I refused to pay to play. Not anymore though. :)

MMOCrunch said...

Awesome, sound like fun. I always wanted to try DAoC, but at the time I refused to pay to play. Not anymore though. :)