I dinged 62 last night after getting my giddy-up to level out for the evening. I got about 40% of the level done in one sitting by doing Zangarmarsh quests with full rest. Notable kill: Boglash went down with Tiggr still having 62% health and Huntr with 40% mana. Woot. Deadr couldn’t solo him until 64, if my memory serves me right.
Paladr hit 150 Blacksmithing in pursuit of using the Mithril Spike plans he got in SM on Wednesday night. Metal is a bit hard to find on the AH in Velen, but I’ll manage. I’m making things I almost find useful now.
I’m sure some of you have heard of Duels already. DM Osbon pointed me to it on Monday. I didn’t get a chance to register until yesterday morning and I played last night after Huntr hit 62. MAN!! It’s addictive. I moved up through the first 3 levels pretty fast, and now I’m at level 7 with a bunch of duels sitting in the queue for others to log in and play me.
I created Gitr (of course) and at level 5 made him a sword-specialized warrior. It took me a few duels and skirmishes to figure out the reward system since I don’t like to read documentation outside of my job. It was pretty quick and intuitive, though. The game includes quests, equipable gear, talents, XP, gold, tokens, and item drops when you buy bags. I’ve lucked out on a few item drops already that you can even sell on the market higher than vendor trashing price.
It’s a great time-waster, and I strongly advocate it for those with boring jobs that just require you to sit at your desk all day and answer the phone when it rings. I wasted almost 2 hours after midnight feeding my new addiction. Get it here, you won’t be sorry.