Welcome to a new project, experiment, challenge or whatever you wanna call it. Normally experiencing the content with well-geared toons, I figured it would be quite interesting to approach the game from the perspective of a casual player. How does it feel starting from scratch and build up a character without the help of your mains? How long does it take until you are geared enough for the latest endgame content? Welcome to the Lowbie Diaries, it should be fun!
The last week might have been the luckiest one of the character yet. I got a Companion Pack from the New Life Lockbox, which was the first major drop I got from the VIP in about six months. Considering the drop rates, this sounds about right. I turned the pack into ADs, because I don’t really want any of the Companions (aiming for the Bear Cub longterm) and bought progression in other areas.
I got myself Valindra’s Crown to complete the Artifact set, converted a few ADs into ZEN for future Mounts and Companions and unlocked the Artifact Stat Increase and Class Feature as well as the right At-Will Artifact power. Cubes are not as expensive today, but these are exactly the type of things you normally don’t do when you need to be picky. On the Artifact Stat Increase I rolled 397 with limited tries. I normally aim for 350+ and then move on, so this is absolutely amazing although the gameplay relevance is marginal.
Luck continued with a legendary drop on a random Prophecy of Madness skirmish. It’s not only the first legendary of the lowbie, but actually the first legendary I encountered through all of my characters. Sadly the drop also impressively illustrates how annoying the RNG in this area of the game is. After months you are finally able to get a hand on a BIS item and then it’s not the Ring you need. The Ring of the Fortress generally is one of the more useless ones anyway. I’m not gonna salvage it for 6k, but it probably won’t leave the bank slot either.
To complement the lucky drops, I brought Jewelcrafting to level 25 and am now able to get a second double slot Ring. Leadership? Let’s not talk about that…
See you next week!
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The Lowbie Diaries Vol. 18: VIP Benefits And Other Convenience Tweaks
The Lowbie Diaries Vol. 19: Professions, Companion And Mount Goals
The Lowbie Diaries Vol. 20: Here Comes the Grind
The Lowbie Diaries Vol. 21: Maze Engine Preparations