Well the good Duke’s hunt has come to an end. I have to admit, I enjoyed this quest even though I would have like to have seen more people active in hunting for mobs.
As we suspected a few of the mobs were pretty inaccessible to small parties … at least one mob was past the Onyx Golem for example. By and large though quite a few were soloable or doable in 2’s and 3’s. A shout out to Bratac and Theldan who were relentless in their hunting and also to Riddick, Juan and Chyort who all joined me for kills here and there.
As I said in a prior post, this quest got me out into the Realms fighting mobs I haven’t fought in all my time here. Even though I’ve used purple pouches, shields of oak and soulslayers, I have never killed Malvos (who wasn’t tagged) nor Nazir (who was) … or for that matter Jedhian (no, not tagged either) … but on my tour through Cursed Lands I hit them all.
Similarly with Sauron and his Staff of Barad-Dur … a staple item I’ve never popped before this quest. Many of the others are mobs that I wouldn’t run because their equipment isn’t an upgrade for any of my characters … the Devil in ToE … Zaka Mede in La Chute … and so on. All in all a great tour of the Realms … it gave me a chance to make and use an immob mage, to experiment with several different styles of running and dragged me into some of “new” areas.
Many thanks to Belkira and all who were involved in the administration and design of the quest.