Saturday, April 11, 2020

Something To Do

Just a very quick post to mention a couple or three things going on right now that won't be around forever. I already alluded to the Beast'r holiday in EverQuest II, which only lasts for a few days. It also includes a new Overseer mission that begins in Darklight Woods.

I ran it last night and today. Well, I went there and got it, after which it's just a case of remembering to collect the rewards for each stage and trigger the next. You can do that from anywhere, on any character.

The rewards for completing the sequence of missions, apart from the regular Overseer chests, are a new agent with the verdurous talent, the Dendro Defender prefix title and a choice of really lovely butterfly plushies. Okay, flutterwasps. Same difference.

Beast'r is only with us until Tuesday so there's no time to waste if you want any of those. After that we'll be pulling on our chaps and saddling up our ponies for a Showdown at the Diaku Corral. That one comes with a lot of content and some really rather enticing freebies, as Telwyn has already noticed.

More about that here when it happens, I'm sure.

Oh, and while we're on the subject, there's another ongoing promotion in EQII right now, adding time-limited mercenary reduction potions to final boss crates in Blood of Luclin instances. If you play EQII you should know what that means and if you don't, well you really don't need to, do you?

Worth noting is that those potions also drop from the crates you get for doing the gathering quests in Recuso Tor and Sanctus Seru. Or they probably do. Last week's promo was mount reduction potions and I got two of them that way.

Over in the senior EverQuest, a game I now seem to be playing again, thanks to the Overseer feature, there's another 50% xp bonus over Easter. Always welcome, particularly now I actually have a way of levelling up my higher level characters that doesn't take forever.

Also, the evocatively named Stomples Day is happening over there. Evocative of what, though, well that's quite a question, isn't it? It's similar to Beast'r if I remember correctly. I know I did it when it was new but that was a long time ago. In the unlikely event I do it again this year I'll try and post something about it.

More interesting than repeating holiday content is the #EverQuest Together promotion which began yesterday and runs all the way until the second week of May. It's mostly a bunch of cash shop offers but it also opens all of EQ's Time Limited Progression Servers up to everyone for a month. Well, all the ones that aren't just about to be merged, at least.

Normally an All Access account (aka a subscription) is required to play on these but now any freeloading casual can join in. Why they'd want to is another matter but the option is there if anyone wants to grab it.

I might. I was thinking only yesterday that I miss levelling up from scratch. I was pondering starting in some other MMORPG (ArcheAge Unchained, which Mailvaltar often suggests as a good option, is also allowing anyone to play, no sub required, although only for the weekend). Maybe I'll make yet another EQ character, get to level ten and never play them again.

That's about all I wanted to mention but there seem to be MMORPG promotions and freebies flying in all directions just now. You don't pay your money and you take your choice, I guess.

And finally, in completely unrelated news I'm just so thrilled about I have to mention it, even though it is utterly and completely irrelevant to anything I've just written, Lana del Rey has just released the title and artwork for her upcoming spoken word album: It's called Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass and you know what it looks like because it's up there at the top of the post.

I want it now!

1 comment:

  1. Well, I hope this post title is taken from the Depeche Mode track on 'Some Great Reward...'


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