I was going to talk more about Artificers, this time defending melee artificers and spout some damage numbers and whatnot. But I don’t feel like it. They due solid damage, and once quicken reconstructs are online I will be top notch I think.
So what to talk about then???
I am level 14 with 15 banked so what else is there to talk about? The next life. I have fighter, paladin and the soon to be out druid to go until completionest. Druid is out because it will not be out when I am ready to TR (I hope) and do I really want to do another “new” class with out doing a few levels of sample play? Not really.
Both fighter and paladin work on the bowonk frame well enough. I missed the ranged option going 9/x on the rouge life if melee combat was stronger. So I am inclined to do the normal 6/6/8 bowonk lives for them.
I also find myself missing that hard up Ac tank. Leveling Samyus had some challenges. But feeling invincible was not one of them. And with Samius’ TR cache and a willingness to do the 2+ splash for evasion and full umd a quick and easy sword and board life might be just the thing to mix things up a little.
No matter. That is at least 2 or 3 weeks away. Lots of time decide, right?
Side note. I did some leading last night. Like really leading, and not just shouting orders to guildies/TR pals when shit hit the fan. I did a nice walk through with the guild/Fopo for a epic Small Problem. And then lost Fopo and picked up another guildie and lead Tod.
I don’t like to lead anymore. I don’t like having to be the nice guy that hand holds people and walks through the quest for everyone as if it is their first time. I play the social game here, not there. And I totally blame the time about 4 months after the influx of F2P people hitting the level cap. Or how I remember it “Six Months on the Fail Train”. That would make a good song for Ddocast.
Anyway I lead the groups and everything was fine. There was little to no loot however, so no reward for me to make me thing that maybe I need to lead more often…. But it was a good enough time.
Overall last nights runs went well and you did fine leading. It helped that some of us were familure with the epic. Aside from phlor getting lost, it was a pleasant run.
As for the artie, im sure that the right person and the right build would make a good melee artie. I just havent seen that yet. I do look forward to seeing your artie in some higher level stuff. Seeing other peoples builds gives me ideas and help me break out of my usual shell.
I have to admit, I was a little frustrated that we planned some things on twitter including me helping to get someone ready for TOD then someone we all know I refuse to play with getting invited. It was frustrating enough that I actually logged off because I was not enjoying being on after that.