My journey through the lands of Ro have continued in EQ2 this week. I have been spending my time running through the Peacock Club quest line, which starts with an attempted rescue of what seems to be a damsel in distress in the city of Maj'Dul. This is an incredibly long and engrossing quest line, that whilst making you run around just a bit too much in the early stages, tells a fun story and leads you into some interesting places.
The quest leads you into the murky world of Court politics in Maj'Dul, and leads you into the Living Tombs in search of ancient information that may explain the true purpose behind the secretive society known as the Peacock Club. It's a lot of fun, and I've made two levels and a couple of AAs running through this quest. It's certainly worth running through at least once if you've never played it before. Eventually the quest line leads to an epic raid at which you can pick up a Tier 6 prismatic weapon (though it will be a while before I get that I fear).
Voltaan has been helping me run through the quest. I could probably manage it solo but it would take forever; there are a lot of mobs to get through in the Living Tombs.
On to other things. The Dragon Age 2 demo is out next Tuesday and will unlock unique in game items if you play it. Personally I don't think I'll be bothering with the demo - I'll be buying the game anyway, and don't want to give myself any story spoilers.
The game has now gone gold and the first full review is out. PC Gamer have given it a whopping 94%, saying the gameplay will last upwards of 50 hours. They also say that the game has "the best RPG combat ever. Not gaming's best story, but maybe it's best storytelling. Darker, sexier, better"!
Not long to wait now!
Finally, a brief update to a post I made last month about the UK coalition governments decision to sell off the UK's public forests to private concerns. Well, in an unexpected and possibly unique case of actually listening to the huge public outcry that their policy caused, the government has done a complete U-turn and abandoned their plans! A victory for common sense! Perhaps they finally realise that the value of something is not necessarily the same as its price.
Now they just need to change course on all their other terrible policies. Well, I can dream.
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