Sunday, May 04, 2008

Tai Fung has discovered the Deceiver's Crystal!

Thanks, AC.

I'm gone, I'm back, I'm gone, and your siren call still rings in my ears, never unsubscribing. And when I come back, that's the rare I get?

Harumph.

Man, I so love this game, I really do. It's still such a blast to play!

Ooooh! THAT's how you do it.

You can update Decal by right clicking and selecting "Run as administrator."

This is for the error message "A file being updated is in use." Something something and try again, blah blah.

Woo hoo!

I've been playing on and off lately, but I might want to get the tradebot up and running again. Need my Decal, yo! ;-)

Love to all!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Log of Frost Haven quest

I logged in the other night, and noticed I have on me 22(!) stamina elixirs. That's like more Gatorade than some basketball teams drink! I split them out, and was about to drop 12 on the ground (leaving me with 10), when I reconsidered. Gbb had just hit me with a Strength Buff, so I figured, "Ah, I'll hang onto them."

Literally seconds later, Chef Wubbie announced that the Snowmen of Frost Haven were being attacked, and asked for volunteers to defend the town (he was summoning a portal in the MP). I think I've been to Frost Haven like ONCE before, and definitely never during the Abominable attack quest. So I figured I'd go kick in my best effort.


[General] Sister Shauna Kaboosh says, "Summoning portal to the snomman village in MP"
You say, "Woot!"
You say, "Um, not to be more stupid than normal, but . . . fire attacks?"
[General] Sister Shauna Kaboosh says, "Acid or BLudge"
[General] Sister Shauna Kaboosh says, "and then frost"
You say, "Ah, glad I asked, lol"

Life lesson -- You'll never know if you don't ask!

So I took the portal, and found myself alone on the side of a mountain. Ah, but I'm out of ANY kind of arrows! Time to fletch!


Anyway, I used to carry a TON of acid arrowheads, stockpiling them like I was waiting for a sudden onslaught of Iron Golems, when I realized I hadn't used them for so long, that I muled them. So much for acid attacks.

You make a big bundle of deadly blunt arrows.

There we go.

Silver Staff cast Major Item Enchantment Aptitude on you
Silver Staff cast Item Enchantment Mastery Self V on you
You say, "Malar Aeril"
The spell consumed the following components: Prismatic Taper, Prismatic Taper
You cast Infected Caress on Ivory Blunt Compound Bow

If there's ONE thing I know, it's how to buff a weapon. Actually, I left that part above in for a reason later on. You'll see.

[General] Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "Snowmen killers meeting at 68.3S 25.7E"
The Mana Elixir restores 65 points of your mana.

No life magic. It's either elixirs or my Casting Stein.

I need extra mana for a reason.

You say, "Malar Aeguz"
The spell consumed the following components: Prismatic Taper, Prismatic Taper, Prismatic Taper, Prismatic Taper
Your spell fizzled.

That's one of them.

You say, "Malar Aeguz"
You cast Cragstone's Will on Ivory Blunt Compound Bow
Ivory Blunt Compound Bow cast Endurance Self VI on you, but it is surpassed by

Ok! I'm armed! I'm buffed! Off to the MP!

You have been teleported.

Teleport? Oh. I thought I was hitting the "E" key to see my bow, but I hit the "3" key. What's mapped to the "3" key? An Aphus Recall Gem. Maybe I shouldn't hotkey those things because I went from "alone on the side of a mountain" all the way to "at the Aphus Lassel drop."

Oops. Let's hope portal recall will get me back to the mountain.


Silver Staff cast Major Item Enchantment Aptitude on you
Silver Staff cast Item Enchantment Mastery Self V on you
You say, "Shurov Thipaj"
The spell consumed the following components: Prismatic Taper

Whew. It worked.

[General] Sister Shauna Kaboosh says, "Anyone else joining the Snowman beatdown?"

Me! Me! Me!

WTF were those coords again? Run like hell, and look for the swarm of white dots!

Except there's just one white dot. Wubbie.


Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "Mooies"
Tai Fung smiles
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "hurm this might hurt"

Ya THINK?!


Time to fess up.

You say, "I've actually never done this, lol"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "kill snowmen... then kill giatn abominable"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "when he dies loot a frozen prest"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "then we kill giatn lava golem"

Well, that seems straightforward enough.

You say, "Seems straightforward enough . . ."

Aren't I expressive? ;-)

Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "and then again and again then you get a coal to melt the present"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "then you get a crap present and never wanan do it again ;)"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "but you might get a good present"
You say, "LOL, gotcha"

I better concentrate.

You have left the General channel.
You have left the Trade channel.


Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "his assistant respawn throuthg thr fight"

What assistant?

Two Headed Snowman says, "It's a shame I can't make more friends. FRIENDS ARE FOR LOSERS!"

Oh.

You resist the spell cast by Angry Snowman
You resist the spell cast by Angry Snowman
You resist the spell cast by Angry Snowman

OH!

Abominable Snowman numbs you for 19 points with Foon-Ki's Glacial Floe.
Two Headed Snowman says, "I don't WANT TO HURT YOU!"
Two Headed Snowman says, "I don't WANT TO HURT YOU!"

Well, as it happens, I --do-- want to hurt YOU!

You resist the spell cast by Angry Snowman
Angry Snowman is shattered by your assault!
Abominable Snowman cast Gelidite's Gift on you
You resist the spell cast by Angry Snowman
Magical energies lose 1 point of health due to Abominable Snowman casting Vitality Siphon on you
You resist the spell cast by Angry Snowman
The thunder of crushing Angry Snowman is followed by the deafening silence of death!
You resist the spell cast by Angry Snowman
You resist the spell cast by Angry Snowman

I know Magic D sucks as a skill, but it's darn nice to have when you're fighting mass mobs, even if high-level ones still land on you.

Angry Snowman is shattered by your assault!
You say, "DIE, EVIL SNOWMEN!"
You resist the spell cast by Angry Snowman
You beat Angry Snowman to a lifeless pulp!
You resist the spell cast by Angry Snowman
Abominable Snowman cast Glacial Speed on you
Angry Snowman is shattered by your assault!
You say, "TASTE MY ARROWS OF DOOM!"
You say, "THEY TASTE LIKE, WELL, DOOM"

Ok, so much for the parade of Snowmen Wearing Hats Who Seem Angry.

Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "he sonly got 400k ghealth"

Holy CRAP! Look at that thing! He's got TREE TRUNKS for arms!

You say, "WTH? To quote Luke Skywalker, "Look at the size of that thing . . . ""
You lose 120 points of health due to Abominable Snowman casting Vitality Siphon on you

Ouch. That's a third of my health.

You say, "DIE GIANT ABOMINATION! BUMBLES BOUNCE, BUT YOU SHALL FALL FLAT (heh)"
Abominable Snowman cast Glacial Speed on you
Abominable Snowman cast Broadside of a Barn on you
Abominable Snowman cast Gelidite's Gift on you, surpassing Gelidite's Gift
You expertly heal yourself for 134 Health points. Your Treated Healing Kit has 1 use left.
You lose 129 points of health due to Abominable Snowman casting Vitality Siphon on you

Sheesh.

Two Headed Snowman frosts you for 120 points with Frost Bolt VI.

Um . . . more like two thirds. Sheesh.

The Elaborate Field Health Rations restores 70 points of your health.
You expertly heal yourself for 60 Health points. Your Plentiful Healing Kit has 52 uses left.
You heal yourself for 107 Health points. Your Plentiful Healing Kit has 51 uses left.
You lose 126 points of health due to Abominable Snowman casting Vitality Siphon on you
You heal yourself for 100 Health points. Your Plentiful Healing Kit has 50 uses left.

OK! I GET IT! This is getting old. I'll tell the Bumble that.

You say, "This Vitality Siphon thing is getting old, Frosty . . ."

Like I said, it was just me and Wubbie. Rather, Wubbie's Tinkerer. And when I examined the Evil Bumble . . .

You say, "Holy cow, he's only at 97%"

Uh oh.

You lose 126 points of health due to Abominable Snowman casting Vitality Siphon on you

Oh dear.

Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "400k health"

I was WONDERING what he meant by that from before! Maybe if I imperil him . . .

Royal Runed War Bow cast Moderate Bow Aptitude on you, surpassing Moderate Bow Aptitude
You heal yourself for 60 Health points. Your Plentiful Healing Kit has 49 uses left.
You heal yourself for 91 Health points. Your Plentiful Healing Kit has 48 uses left.
Gelidite's Gift has expired.
You cast Gossamer Flesh on Abominable Snowman, surpassing Gossamer Flesh

Whoops, Wubbie had that covered. Back to work.

Ivory Blunt Compound Bow cast Endurance Self VI on you, but it is surpassed by Temeritous Touch


Abominable Snowman cast Gelidite's Gift on you, surpassing Gelidite's Gift
Abominable Snowman cast Gravity Well on you, surpassing Gravity Well
Abominable Snowman cast Broadside of a Barn on you, surpassing Broadside of a Barn
You lose 129 points of health due to Abominable Snowman casting Vitality Siphon on you
Gelidite's Gift has expired.
You lose 88 points of health due to Abominable Snowman casting Vitality Siphon on you

I swear, if I die to a SNOWMAN, I'm retiring to my villa to write my memoirs.


You heal yourself for 204 Health points. Your Plentiful Healing Kit has 47 uses left.

Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "Acid of Bludge is best weapons"

Who's he talking to? Oh! Another guy showed up! Elchorn! No idea who that is, but it's another body to get attacked by these spells!

You say, "Woot! Another body, er, fellow!"

Abominable Snowman cast Gelidite's Gift on you, surpassing Gelidite's Gift
You lose 129 points of health due to Abominable Snowman casting Vitality Siphon on you
You lose 86 points of health due to Abominable Snowman casting Vitality Siphon on you

Or maybe he'll still focus on me anyway . . .


You heal yourself for 86 Health points. Your Plentiful Healing Kit has 46 uses left.
You lose 84 points of health due to Abominable Snowman casting Vitality Siphon on you
You heal yourself for 176 Health points. Your Plentiful Healing Kit has 45 uses left.

Either he's going to run out of mana, or I'm going to run out of healing kits . . .

You lose 122 points of health due to Abominable Snowman casting Vitality Siphon on you
You heal yourself for 79 Health points. Your Treated Healing Kit is used up.

There goes one. Plus, I'm low on stamina.

The Stamina Philtre restores 125 points of your stamina.
The Stamina Philtre restores 104 points of your stamina.

You heal yourself for 78 Health points. Your Plentiful Healing Kit has 44 uses left.

You lose 129 points of health due to Abominable Snowman casting Vitality Siphon on you
You lose 129 points of health due to Abominable Snowman casting Vitality Siphon on you
Abominable Snowman cast Glacial Speed on you, surpassing Glacial Speed
Inky Armor has expired.

Glacial Speed has expired.
Glacial Speed has expired.
Glacial Speed has expired.

He's rather hot for me, eh? Enough of this Treated/Blue kit crap. Time to pull out the roll of toilet paper.

You heal yourself for 174 Health points. Your Renegade Herbal Kit has 19 uses left.

Woot.

You say, "Woot, he's below 90%, lol"
You say, "So by morning he might be dead . . . ;-)"
Abominable Snowman cast Glacial Speed on you
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "thats the plan"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "or before he spawns a copy of himself"
You say, ". . . ."

He was joking, right? RIGHT?

Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "he and his guard spawn aevery 3 hours"

I peed in my armor at that point.

Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "i doubt they make sure hes dead before spawning a new one"
You say, " . . . . "

More peeing of armor. At least I have my trusty pet.

Tai's Pet Penguin tells you, "Listen, it's been fun, but I'm just going to go see if I can recall to the MP"

You're out of ammunition!

You make a big bundle of deadly blunt arrows.
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "its Turbine you can only expect so much"
You say, "I wonder if we ran him out of mana?"
You lose 129 points of health due to Abominable Snowman casting Vitality Siphon on you
You say, "Oops, answered that"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "i ususlaly kill his stam"
You heal yourself for 121 Health points. Your Renegade Herbal Kit has 18 uses left.
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "lets melees crit more"
The Stamina Philtre restores 125 points of your stamina.
The Stamina Philtre restores 98 points of your stamina.
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "grrr"
You lose 129 points of health due to Abominable Snowman casting Vitality Siphon on you

By now, Wubbie is at "First Base" hitting him with spells. I'm at "Third Base" shooting him. Elchorn, a melee, is sticky melee'ing the beastie between us two.

And then more snowmen beamed in.


Two Headed Snowman cast Defenselessness Other VI on you
Two Headed Snowman grazes you for 35 points with Shock Wave VI.

You lose 110 points of health due to Abominable Snowman casting Vitality Siphon on you
You heal yourself for 76 Health points. Your Renegade Herbal Kit has 17 uses left.
You heal yourself for 99 Health points. Your Renegade Herbal Kit has 16 uses left.
You lose 129 points of health due to Abominable Snowman casting Vitality Siphon on you

Running low on Toilet Paper kits now. Back to the Blues.

You expertly heal yourself for 124 Health points. Your Plentiful Healing Kit has 43 uses left.

At this point, with the baddie Imp'd and getting hit with a blud. rending bow, I wondered how I was doing. I didn't have Decal on, but normally squelch ALL combat anyway. Let's see.


You succeeded to remove a global squelch.
You graze Abominable Snowman for 128 points of bludgeoning damage!
You evaded Abominable Snowman!
You graze Abominable Snowman for 130 points of bludgeoning damage!
You evaded Abominable Snowman!
You evaded Abominable Snowman!
You graze Abominable Snowman for 126 points of bludgeoning damage!

Yuk.

Elchorn says, "he have fire vuln on him?"

Fire?

You evaded Abominable Snowman!
You evaded Abominable Snowman!
Abominable Snowman evaded your attack.
You evaded Abominable Snowman!
Abominable Snowman evaded your attack.

Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "yeah"

I thought bludg? I'm so confused on damages.

You evaded Abominable Snowman!
Abominable Snowman evaded your attack.
Abominable Snowman evaded your attack.
You evaded Abominable Snowman!
Abominable Snowman evaded your attack.
Abominable Snowman evaded your attack.
Abominable Snowman evaded your attack.

Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "Acid Bludge are best usually"

Yay!


Abominable Snowman evaded your attack.
Abominable Snowman evaded your attack.
You graze Abominable Snowman for 130 points of bludgeoning damage!
You graze Abominable Snowman for 138 points of bludgeoning damage!
Defenselessness Other VI has expired.
You graze Abominable Snowman for 158 points of bludgeoning damage!
You graze Abominable Snowman for 135 points of bludgeoning damage!
You evaded Abominable Snowman!
You graze Abominable Snowman for 158 points of bludgeoning damage!
You evaded Abominable Snowman!


Elchorn says, "dont have my acid buffed"

You and me both, pal.

You succeeded to add a global squelch.
The Stamina Philtre restores 125 points of your stamina.
The Stamina Philtre restores 104 points of your stamina.

Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "grrrr"
You say, "Anyone have a spare blowtorch?"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "I wish"

You make a big bundle of deadly blunt arrows.

You resist the spell cast by Angry Snowman
You flatten Angry Snowman's body with the force of your assault!
You knock Angry Snowman into next Morningthaw!
You resist the spell cast by Angry Snowman
The thunder of crushing Angry Snowman is followed by the deafening silence of death!
The deadly force of your attack is so strong that Angry Snowman's ancestors feel it!
The thunder of crushing Angry Snowman is followed by the deafening silence of death!
You beat Two Headed Snowman to a lifeless pulp!
You beat Angry Snowman to a lifeless pulp!

That was theraputic. SOMETHING died. And it wasn't me!

Now, where were we?


You lose 107 points of health due to Abominable Snowman casting Vitality Siphon on you
You expertly heal yourself for 171 Health points. Your Plentiful Healing Kit has 42 uses left.
The Stamina Philtre restores 125 points of your stamina.
The Stamina Philtre restores 125 points of your stamina.

Oh, riiiiiiight.

Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "He likes you"

Ya THINK????


You say, "And here I was about to throw my stamina philters on the ground because I thought I had too many . . ."
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "hehehe"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "who knew acid had uses"
You say, "This is why I quit carrying those arrowheads!"
You say, "I never used them. Murphy's Law . . ."
You say, "Woot, below 60%"
You lose 129 points of health due to Abominable Snowman casting Vitality Siphon on you
Elchorn says, "there we go"
You heal yourself for 117 Health points. Your Plentiful Healing Kit has 41 uses left.
Elchorn says, "didn't have mcneils on me"
Elchorn says, "he'll go down faster now"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "DIE DIE DIE"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "hehehe"

Get into it Wubbie!

You say, "Evolution happens faster than this guy is dying"

You expertly heal yourself for 90 Health points. Your Plentiful Healing Kit has 40 uses left.
The Stamina Philtre restores 125 points of your stamina.

Aaaaaand, out of arrows. Again.

You make a big bundle of deadly blunt arrows.

You lose 129 points of health due to Abominable Snowman casting Vitality Siphon on you
You heal yourself for 122 Health points. Your Plentiful Healing Kit has 39 uses left.

Back and forth and back and . . .


You say, "We're more than halfway there now at least"

Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "suck it snowman"
Tai Fung figures there's got to be a "snowballs" joke there somewhere
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "sigh... oh Tai"

Oh, C'MON! It was late! I was tired! Heh,
"snowballs." Huh huh huh huh. ;-)


You say, "Hey, cool, under 40%"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "its good he dunno life rin"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "we'd all be dead"
You say, "I'm still flipped out that Acid(!) is what he's weak to"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "this and tusker fists is bes"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "er best"

The Stamina Philtre restores 125 points of your stamina.
The Stamina Philtre restores 105 points of your stamina.
You heal yourself for 113 Health points. Your Plentiful Healing Kit has 38 uses left.
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer fails to affect you because Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer is not a player killer!
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "hes aliot slower no stam"

Maybe Frosty should have kept his OWN stamina Philtres!

You say, "Excellent work!"
Elchorn says, "keep draining him =P"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "So after hes dead we go to frost"
You say, "Oh, right, forgot that there's another step"
Elchorn says, "yeah for the other fun guy"

Hard to believe I'm clueless, isn't it?

Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "but the next oen faste"

Well, since he's almost dead, and since we're fighting a Magma Golem next, I better buff again, right? Because I'm such a buffing god, as I'd mentioned earlier?

Silver Staff cast Major Item Enchantment Aptitude on you
Silver Staff cast Item Enchantment Mastery Self V on you
You say, "Malar Aeguz"
The spell consumed the following components: Prismatic Taper
You say, "Good thing this has Infected Caress built in."
You cast Cragstone's Will on Ivory Fire Bow, surpassing Cragstone's Will
You make a big bundle of deadly fire arrows.

Yup. I had made fire arrows to fight a Magma Golem. I didn't even think twice. I just went back to the Abominable since he was about to die.

Ivory Blunt Compound Bow cast Endurance Self VI on you, but it is surpassed by Temeritous Touch
You make a big bundle of deadly blunt arrows.

All my fletching/buffing prompted Frosty to go fight Wubbie some more.

Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "HE LIKES NME"
"I feel like Sally Field"
You say, "UNION!!!!!!!"

I've never even SEEN "Norma Rae" but I got that joke! Nothing?

Tai Fung racks his brain for "Smokey and the Bandit" references, since Norma Rae didn't work . . .

Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "5%"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "RAR"
You say, "Prepare to melt, evil Bumble!"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "0%"

Woot!

And look who got the kill . . .




Bong! Bong! Frost Haven's Mayor sounds the alarm again. All the fighting has drawn
Scold down from his mountain lair. Prepare for battle everyone!
You say, "WOOT!"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "Loot present fast"
You say, "Done"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "Giant lava soon"

At THIS point, it hits me, just as I take out and nock my FIRE bow. Fire. I'm using fire against a LAVA monster. I stared at the screen, looking at my FLAMING ARROW ON FIRE, waiting to shoot a monster who was ALREADY on fire.

Effing . . . sigh. I'm hopeless.


Silver Staff cast Major Item Enchantment Aptitude on you
Silver Staff cast Item Enchantment Mastery Self V on you
You say, "Malar Aeril"
You cast Infected Caress on Gold Frost Bow
You say, "Malar Aeguz"
You cast Cragstone's Will on Gold Frost Bow
Gold Frost Bow cast Coordination Self VI on you, but it is surpassed by Boon of Refinement
You make a big bundle of deadly frost arrows.

You say, "I can't believe I fletched fire arrows . . ."
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "he dies 2 times and doubles each time"
Scold singes you for 33 points with Flame Bolt VI.

Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "Wow ;)"

Isn't Wubbie tactful? Because you KNOW he has to be thinking, "OMG GIMP GIMP GIMP!"

You say, "I even buffed my fire bow . . ."
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "Buffs failing here"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "gonan reboff"

This is getting nowhere. But I have a secret weapon. Wubbie hit Scold with Imp and Cold Vuln. And I have a near max CS bow with Minor BT.

Silver Staff cast Major Item Enchantment Aptitude on you
Silver Staff cast Item Enchantment Mastery Self V on you
You say, "Malar Aeril"
You cast Infected Caress on Ivory Longbow
You say, "Malar Aeguz"
You cast Cragstone's Will on Ivory Longbow

Scold tells you, "Yes! Now we're having some fun!"

Yes, Scold, we're about to . . .

Scold tells you, "Come on! Is that all you got?! Give me your best shot!"
You succeeded to remove a global squelch.
Critical hit! You numb Scold for 5694 points of cold damage!

That's better.

Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "when he dies there will be 4"
You say, "4 what?"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "smaller him"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "then each of those makes 2 tiny versions"
Critical hit! You numb Scold for 5694 points of cold damage!
You numb Scold for 2722 points of cold damage!
You lose 42 points of health due to Scold casting Drain Health Other V on you
Scold grazes your lower leg for 6 points of bludgeoning damage!
You heal yourself for 167 Health points. Your Plentiful Healing Kit has 35 uses left.
Scold says, "First I'm gonna stomp all of you squelchy things and then I'm gonna destroy this annoying little town!"
The Golem falls apart. Each segment reforms into a smaller version of the original.

A touch quicker to die that time . . .

You succeeded to add a global squelch.

The Stamina Philtre restores 125 points of your stamina.
The Stamina Philtre restores 125 points of your stamina.
You lose 53 points of health due to Scold Chunk casting Drain Health Other V on you
You heal yourself for 129 Health points. Your Plentiful Healing Kit has 31 uses left.


You succeeded to remove a global squelch.
You evaded Scold Chunk!
You numb Scold Chunk for 2613 points of cold damage!
You evaded Scold Lump!
Critical hit! You chill Scold Chunk for 6485 points of cold damage!
Scold Chunk tells you, "Congratulations! You hit me. Now it's my turn!"
Critical hit! You chill Scold Chunk for 6485 points of cold damage!
Scold Chunk tells you, "Congratulations! You hit me. Now it's my turn!"
You numb Scold Chunk for 2853 points of cold damage!
You lose 60 points of health due to Scold Chunk casting Drain Health Other V on you

I like this exchange of damage MUCH better than with Frosty . . .

The golem splits in two. The small halves turn to face you!
You evaded Scold Lump!
Your assault sends Scold Lump to an icy death!
Scold Lump says, "No!!! I'll be back!"

You frost Scold Lump for 3228 points of cold damage!
You succeeded to add a global squelch.
Scold Lump suffers a frozen fate!
The little golem explodes in a gout of flame.

You say, "Thanks Wubbie!"

As in, "Thanks for the debuffs on these beasties so I can finally get a kill here and there!

Scold Lump says, "No!!! I'll be back!"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "Tada"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "now loot a coal"
You say, "Zoikes!"

We DID it!

Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "and unfreeze your present"
You melt the frozen present with the hot coal. The steam dissipates revealing a wonderful present box.
Elchorn says, "snow man, can't complain there"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "BAH"

I got a . . . fireplace?

You say, "Holiday Hearth?"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "its a big fireplace"
You say, "Ah well, my villa needed a heating source. =)"
You say, "Fun quest!"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "repeatable in 23 hour"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "and they spawen every 3 or 4"
You say, "That pack doll will dissolve soon, be careful!"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "you need a coolie device for you house?"
You say, "Nah, I live in the cold north. =)"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "if you want the doll take him :)"
You say, "Oh, cool, Wubbie! Thanks!"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "I have more than enough"
You say, "Memories of a prolonged battle . . ."
Tai Fung -)
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "Well I was gonan help you get an Ice Box to keep your house cool"

Oops. He was being exceedingly nice, and I didn't get that. Time to have a little more fun!

You say, "Oh, is that not a present?"

I really did think Ice Boxes were possible gifts.

You say, "How do you get an ice box?"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "we head bravely into Mount Ingot and kill the boss and loot his heart"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "and then each snowman here gives a different reward.... a title, a carrot dagger, giant snowballs, ice box and some other things"
You say, "lol, a carrot dagger"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "its just up the hill"
You say, "Sure, let's try it"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "We are headed right to the bottom ignore the trash mobs"

Scold tells you, "I'm guessing those sniveling little snow drifts sent you. You should have stayed out of this. Now you get to see what it feels like to be melted!"
Your assault sends Scold to an icy death!
Scold says, "Oh, I'm just getting started!"
The Golem falls apart. Each segment reforms into a smaller version of the original.
Scold Chunk tells you, "We will wreck you!"
Your assault sends Scold Chunk to an icy death!
The golem splits in two. The small halves turn to face you!
Scold Chunk says, "I could use some help with this one guys!"
Scold Chunk tells you, "We will wreck you!"
Your attack stops Scold Chunk cold!
Scold Lump suffers a frozen fate!
Scold Lump says, "No!!! I'll be back!"

Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "loot a lump :)"
You say, "Haha, awesome"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "back to village"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "you find one?"
Elchorn says, "the heart?"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "yep"
Elchorn says, "got it"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "to the village"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "Ok"

Back in Frost Haven now. Wubbie took me door to door to point at the Snow People.

Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "this snwoman gives the ice box"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "this oen is the carrot dagger"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "Mayor gives title"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "she gives giant snowflake"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "he gives a pie that gives a 13% frost buff"

You say, "What a cool town (no pun intended)"

Maybe a little intended. At least it wasn't a "snowballs" joke.

Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "Nip gives deadly snwoballs"
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "Numb gives giant snowballs"
You say, "I'll go for the ice box"

You give Elijah Scold's Heart.
Elijah tells you, "Ow! It's still hot, and burning. The fact that it still gives off heat is interesting. Let's see, I have your reward over here."
Elijah gives you Ice Box.

You say, "Woot!"
You say, "My villa has a heating and cooling system, lol"
You say, "Great quest, thanks for the heads-up"
You say, "Now I know what to expect if I do it again =)"

Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "its here all the time ;)"
Elchorn says, "off I go, thanks for the fun times in Frost Haven again"
You say, "I need to bail -- thanks for the quest guys. =)"
You bow deeply.
Wubbie's Lil Tinkerer says, "See ya Tai thanks for coming :)"
You say, "=)"
Logging off...

My villa now has heating and air conditioning. And when the battle was over, I had 9 Stamina Philtres left. I'd have been in trouble if I had dropped them.

Pretty great quest.

Friday, January 04, 2008

And here I was thinking I was in a rare drought . . .

. . . when I find 2 rares in about 6 hours (RL time, not game time). Probably within 2 hours of game time.

Something called a "Harvest Reaper" which took about 30 minutes for me to kill (I was almost better off waiting for him to die of natural causes, since his head was on fire) dropped a Mana Conversion rare

(woot.).

Then, a Tukora Lieutenant (I am at 210 out of 250 for killing those buggers) dropped a Magic Resistance rare. I'm guessing that's a touch more valuable.

The long road out of poverty continues!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Woot! I'm broke!

LOL, I actually found a Globe of Aubrean in the marketplace, and snapped it up for the simple price of a Virindi Desecrator mask. So I still had some MMDs left.

Which I then spent on a Horn of Vigilance. :-P

Penniless to start 2008. Not a worry. I welcome the challenge, and will get my trade bot up and running to make a little cash.