But oh, so typical. =/
It was a nutty Saturday afternoon, when Kitra asked if I had the time to make a quick Harby run. I really didn't. But she hates doing that stuff alone, and I thought I'd try to help out (and basically be a target).
The trouble was that I still hadn't:
1. Untrained/Retrained Bow
2. Found a new Bloodletter Drudge Charm
So I was scrambling to do that stuff (a huge tip-in/save from Marie, who just handed me one, I so heart her), when at the same time I've got something going on in RL around me (distracting me), as well as trying to type out/talk out to guide Kitra to the train/untrain place. On top of that Polendra something, who was totally nice to chat to was also talking to me.
Oh, and in @a chat, people were trying to explain how you could (this is baffling) actually RUN Harby BEFORE you give Vincadi the item. WTF? I have a hard enough time getting flagged for a freaking "Go kill 50 Repugnant Eaters" quest!!!
Anyway, in the middle of everything, I started to raise up my XP in to Bow. You know, where you get it to where you need 310 million for a point, and then stop, so you get the extra 310 and 350 million?
Click. Click. Click click click click click.
And just like that, in the middle of everything: Click.
Your base Bow skill is now 380!
So I didn't get any XP post Harby, just so I could "Fred Berry" my ass to the Train/Untrain dungeons.
"You may complete this quest again in 6d 14h 23s."
At that point, I just recalled to Yanshi, talked to Vincadi, and got my free 350 million.
That's 310 million XP down the tubes, but it's a lesson learned: I do NOT like to rush to get ready for a quest. I'd rather miss it. And sometimes, I need to just let a few lines of text fly by, and catch up on the reading later.