Thursday, October 7, 2010

The 2 Hour, 22 Minute Hero

Retired from the world of Lost Souls to paradise at level 50
A female kobold adventurer, about eight and three tenths dimins tall, two and three fifths dimins wide, and thirteen twentieths of a dimin front to back. She was a member of the Brotherhood of Wine and Song and the Stalkers of the Gate. She left Lost Souls on Karmina 3, 559.

This was my first kobold hero (as well as the first adventurer I've heroed since the level required to hero was changed to 50), and it took me all of 2 hours, 22 minutes of playing time to get. As far as I can remember, the play-by-play went something like this:

Hour 1: Wake up in Sanctuary as an Amberite and vivi to kobold (I picked Amberite to have the extra skill points as well as the possibility of vivisecting into a dakshin or something at level 200 if I felt like going that far). Next, go do At'Lordrith's Riddle, get a ring of flight. After that, start working on training up lockpicking on the Losthaven sewer grates, and get a bit of training in lockpicking from mouser. Dump all gained attribute points into dex, and spec lockpicking to 10 (I forgot that kobolds get an autodidaction point).

Later, joined Brotherhood of Wine and Song for the extra lockpicking spec.

Hour 2: Pick locks in Liathyr. Realize that footlockers can be picked too. Realize halfway through the hour that I would make better time if I joined stalkers, so that I wouldn't have to fly all the way between Liathyr and ST. Set portals in Liathyr, ST, Discordia. Got to around level 44 by the end of this hour of play.

Last 22 minutes: Pick locks in Liathyr and ST, portaling between the two. Lockpick skill at this point was in the 250-300 range. Started feeling a bit guilty over being an insufferable munchkin. Heroed at about 2 hours, 20 minutes. Heard a couple of "woot"s and "LOL"s over OOC, and retired the character.

All in all, I have to say that I like lockpicking XP, but that it seems like it might be a bit much. After all, my kobold was getting about 30k experience from picking one door lock (and about 4k for a failure) by the time she retired, and even Porphyria, a level 227 mazikah (with -15 assim) gets around 4k for a success, meaning she can make somewhere around 200k xp just by spamming shadow tower with her Jinx lockpick.

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