For those who still follow this, here’s a quick update to our DAoC adventures.
Realm RVR as stealthers is lame on the Devon cluster. We go out and try to find people to kill and it takes at least an hour. There are no choke points because of the way the portal system works (You can portal from keep to keep to avoid the fights when you’re trying to get somewhere basically).
Instead we tried level 24 battlegrounds on the Devon cluster, which was a lot better. Fights were more frequent, but then you would run into the guy who had his guild farm an artifact for him (gear for level 50 players) and you could not kill that guy.
So now we’re back to playing on Alb/Gareth. We’ve leveled characters up to level 24 and are working on playercrafted suits of armor. I suspect we might be playing there this weekend, but with busy schedules it’s hard to tell.
I’ll try to put some screenshots up when we do get around to playing.
As for the next game, I am not sure if there is a consensus other than “anything but WoW.” Age of Conan, which comes out at the end of May, could be promising, however, it is guild vs guild combat. While I enjoy PVP, I think this would lead to more griefing than I am willing to put up with. Just like in Shadowbane, this would create monster guilds and alliances. It would be more about politics than PVP. We might just have to suck it up until Warhammer this November.
On a side note, one of our guildies from a long, long time ago saw me posting on the DAoC forums and decided to join us on Gareth. Welcome back Revvo! Good to see one of the old crew about.