I have been having a bit of fun in EverQuest over the last couple of days. I haven’t really had much time to play since we have been so busy trying to install the new floor, so when I do get to play, I don’t really know what to do.
When I got in the game yesterday, I decided to see how many Station Credits I had (you get a specific amount of credits every month as a subscriber) so I could buy something fun and I found a few items. First thing I bought was an illusion for myself (picture above) which is of a burning Nekhon. As you can see, it’s a dragon like creature that walks on legs like a minotaur (or bull) but has flaming wings. I get two icons in my spell icons box, one is the illusion and the other is the added benefits of the illusion which burns creatures that strike me and levitation. It looks awesome, especially when I’m fighting, but he looks so funny when he runs.
I also bought a couple of other things…
The first thing was a Nightmare Skull. That is a pet illusion; you cast it and your pet turns into that. The only problem was I forgot that I don’t have a pet, I have a familiar, he isn’t considered a pet. A pet fights the monsters (mobs) for and/or with you, but your familiar only gives you added benefits like clarity. So, I wasted 200 station credits. I would be better off buying that for my necromancer EvilXanapus.
I still wanted a new pet/familiar so I found the Steamwork Companion. He is a little floating robot which gives me levitation and when I am fighting a mob, he steps in front of me and takes some of the damage. He stays around for 5 hours which is the same as my regular familiar, so he keeps me floating for a long time. I mean, he’s not that useful, but any damage mitigation is good so I don’t mind. Plus he’s cute to have follow me lol.
The last thing I bought was Shrooms of Sight. It’s basically drugs lol. They have had alcohol in the game forever, but this is different. Although it’s not what I thought it would be. I thought that I would be seeing some strange stuff going on that nobody else could see, but all it does is it turns the screen different colors for a minute or so. It’s really actually kinda lame lol. It was cheap so no harm done.
So here is me in my regular gnome form with my Steamwork companion and my bloodbone protector mercenary. He fights all of my battles for me. He isn’t considered a pet because he is a paid mercenary and he goes in the group. I would love it if he were a floating skull, but I like him as a bloodbone skeleton, especially when I am using the Nekhon illusion.
This picture was taken in the Western Wastes on the Velious continent at the zone to Siren’s Grotto. I have been going there to fight for Deepwater Ink for alchemy with my Vah Shir Shaman character named Painen Dabum.
As a level 77 wizard I don’t get any exp killing the mobs there, but it’s quick money and I get the alchemy ingredients I need in a timely manner. And believe me, there is a lot of money to be made there. I get tons of gems that sell for a couple hundred plat each. I can fight in there for a couple of hours and make 1000 – 2000 platinum. I go there for the alchemy ingredients, not the money, but it helps, especially since I have to pay the mercenary 35p every 15 minutes and the potions I make in alchemy cost money to make. I am making the potions to sell back to the merchants and to get my alchemy skill up.
Although, I would do better with the higher level alchemy potions, but those ingredients are foraged and it’s boring to sit in the Dreadlands with my druid for hours upon hours twiddling my thumbs waiting for the forage button to let me forage more.
But I digress, I am having a lot of fun playing the game again, even though I am playing by myself lol. I can’t wait to get the burning Nekhon and the floating skull for my necromancer, I think that would be awesome to look at. It won’t be any time soon because they don’t give me very many station credits every month. If I really wanted those things, I’ll have to pay them real money for more credits and I just don’t want to spend any more money than I already give them every month.
Can’t wait to play again.