Challenge Crafting also known as Herding Cats

With the realization that the challenges are stupid amounts of xp depending on the number of stars you earn and the sudden desire to craft a flaming cloak. Cloak of Flame? What ever. When free time happens Fopo and I have been in the challenges.

Some of them we are getting down with the two of us. The kobold mining quests aren’t too bad, we might have 5 stared one of the ones in the extraplanar palace. I know we 3 and 4 stared a lot of the ones there.

But we are having issues in Kobold Island. We got 3 stars it and still only got 5 sticks or whatever that challenge gives. Not really sure what to do about it other then get the TR Train all together and run it. I don’t need tons, just 400 for now.

But I want to say the xp is great. Think we did one that took 10 mins and got 12k. I know there was another one we ran that was longer but was still about 1k a min xp wise.

Taking a look at the different turn ins. There is a ton of good items. The belt is a no brainier. The Cloak I talk about yesterday. Ring of the Stalker, and Bracers of Wind both have a place and the Mournlode weapons make some great undead killers. But mainly if you look into the turn ins. 300 of the “epic” bits turn in for and epic token. I think a good group could make 300 or more “epic” bits a run on some of them.

Epic Tuesday went fairly well even though we started later then normal. We did Wda what is becoming our warm up epic. 37 mins. Not bad time. If I can get into some Lobs and make Butterz an +10 stunning shield and make her a epic Spare hand her stunning DC will matter, at least on casters and what not. And getting our Assassin’s DC a bit higher wouldn’t hurt either.

Our normal fast DQ turned up a Green blade but took about 20 mins all together.

Popping over to Esnitch for the shot at an Axe seal got us a Utility Vest seal which went to the rouge. But the Epary crashers after that got me a much needed seal for a upcoming Shimmering Pendant. Just need a scroll now I think.

Alrighty, back to work.

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2 thoughts on “Challenge Crafting also known as Herding Cats

  1. Unfortunately, the really good XP only hits the first time you get a star… but I got in a 6-starring group on my gimpy hagglebard (and I still don’t know why they didn’t kick me out, I didn’t do much other than up the scaling lol) and whizzed her through 19 in about a night.

    Remember that most (if not all) of the Challenges, stars and points (and therefore ingredients) are mutually incompatible – the time you spend going after stars, you could better spend killing stuff on Kobold Island or collecting crystals (dunno what system Rushmore uses, but I know KI you get points for kills and extracted crystals, and the mining ones you get points for collected crystals).

  2. Yep, if you go for stars, you’ll get crap for mats. Usually on mat runs we ignore stars altogether, only if things go pair-shaped we go after some stars and bosses.

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