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Rundown - Double XP weekend

The weekend was subdued for me -- I usually spend a lot more time online during them than I did this time.  The excessive pollen in the area (we broke a record yesterday when it hit 8164), really has done a number on me.

That be said I did get a little time in on a few characters.  Nearly all were checked on Virtue, but some SGs were notoriously quiet when I did.   I got nearly a level in on Paramount Girl, pushing her shy of 36.  However she still isn't in an SG.  I've applied to a group, but they've yet to coordinate, interview, etc.

I did start one -- a mutant who turned metal, I call Alloy Boy.   I did it Street Justice/ Invulnerability.   I haven't really tried Invulnerability on a scrapper recently -- most of my scrappers have gone Regeneration, Willpower or Super Reflexes.  He's joined the Teen Supreme SG, and is already up in the mid twenty levels, thanks to the XP boost.

One of the things I did do was run the Drowning in Blood trial.   Based in what is usually a PVP zone Bloody Bay, this is similar to the now all too common Sewer trial Death From Below.   The big difference is you aren't running it as a low level character, so most of your powers WILL be available.  It has some interesting interaction between the new Shivans (think Galaxy City invasion) versus the traditional Bay forces of Shivans, Circle mages and Banished Pantheon Shamans.   Its not as clear cut as the earlier trial, since you're in wide open spaces surrounded by "force field" walls, but it works.  Strangely enough I see so many people even with upper level characters going for the Sewer trial.



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March 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAgent Canada

Pollen. It's the one thing I wish I could smash with my electric mace thing to make it go away...

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