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Baby Magehood

Well, I've gone from the Baby Magehood level 1 of fighting boars and wolves with a lone fireball and a mere frost buff to level 6 Magehood of questing with someone (the lovely and foreign Fulmena) and killing Yeti like Wend??s. 
I've discovered that where there are many evil creatures, they're probably guarding stolen loot like Felix's stuff or a treasure chest or something of that nature.  It's kind of been a whirlwind of absorbing information like location names and creature specifications. I can't say I've been doing a very good job if it, so forgive me if I don't get them exactly right.  Like the difference between a Burly Rock Trogg and a mere Rock Trogg. And the Trollwhelps... they were annoying and fierce.

I've had help though, and I'm grateful for it.  The lovely Tarma accompanied me through the tunnel leading from my starting point in Coolridge Valley to Khoulanos, but she departed swiftly after I saluted her for her trouble.  Fulmena met me in Khoulanos and offered to group with me. We went off to visit the Inn (a name I should become familiar with since it's my home for now), and I met my Mage Trainer and learned Cooking skills.  We picked up a quest killing boars and bears and even took down a cave of Yeti/Wendens(?).

So I've learned that attacking with the frostbolt will slow the target down and then a few well placed fireballs will help destroy it. Mages are apparently meant to attack from the background while the stronger more powerful classes attack up front. I'm still really awkward even in that, getting distracted by the shiny while I shoud probably be helping attack the next evil creature.  But, we got us a treasure chest and a completed a quest. She got more experience than I did, but I still squeaked by into level 6.

After the obtaining the shiny, we found ourselves a place to rest, all tuckered out. 



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Sep. 6th, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC)
Actually mages are one of the most powerful classes - just squishy. The melee classes just have more armor and tools for holding aggro (the monster's attention), so they tank while mages/warlocks/hunters stand in the back and do thier thing...
Sep. 6th, 2007 07:11 pm (UTC)
Ok. I was getting the general idea, which is good.
Sep. 6th, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
That's so cool! I'm jealous of you having that brand new experience. I remember when I was just learning the game and it was so magical and addictive. I wish that it was still that powerful. Then again, in many ways it is probably better that it isn't!

Not to say that the game stops being fun, but it becomes different later. I'm not sure how to best explain that difference, though.

Now that you've got your account, we'll get you in the guild if you'd like :)

Sep. 10th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
New obsessions are certainly addicting in many ways. :) Luckily, for the sake of friends and family, they eventually tend to lose a little of the shiny.
Sep. 6th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
Are you going to do nice things with wolves too? Because I realize you have to operate in the constructs of the game, but I might feel... disloyal if I read about too many wolf battles. :-0

Sep. 10th, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
Well, I'll try not to kill any wolves unnecessarily, I promise. But most of the time it's a life or death (again) situation. Well, lately, b/c I was out on a quest for boars and where there are boars, there are wolves. But I finished that quest this weekend.
Sep. 10th, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
For some reason that phrasing seemed really funny :)

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