To get there is a pain. The little floaty stone steps are deceiving in their apparent simplicity. Then they decide to put these little steps over a drop that if you camera down is just wrong in a great way. Whom ever created this tiny bit of player hell has my full support if they want to join a nut farm. The little chest at the beginning of the true puzzle just kudos you crazy programmer you!
Then there are three levels of elemental purgatory. Windy, Stormy, and Chilly. Really? The next time I go exploring I am going to order my toon a LandsEnd jacket... I just could not do it with Sia. I tried and tried and tried. Screamed "Move your gimpy ass!" and would have chucked my controller but this dang lap top isn't paid off yet. Maybe next time.
So I rethought my plan of pain. Why do it with my ranger when my good ole engineer has a nifty rifle skill. 5 button all the way. Which was the plan. Alas combined with my sheer eye-crossing frustration and a dip in my interwebs connectivity that conspired to give me 4 yes 4 fps for the duration of the first two hours trying with Leopa, my rather loud disbelief at fail jumping again roused the house and the neighborhood. We may have had rubber-neckers outside of my window thinking I was giving my hunny hell....
In the end, I conquered the course. As I told my guild last night, after they said that they would have given up already, it was like my honor was at stake as a gamer and I will get this done! I did it....but not without some serious help. When you fall you can die and a flat ton of folks helped several times to rez me. To those who showed me the shortcuts and proved that jumps I though impossible were in fact just a matter of concentration and trust, thank you sooo much! It is easier to go on when you can see others achieving your goal.
|In order from left to right:, Uptownsage, my Leopa, slightly front Stejje, and Sakaiya.|
After the 'turns you into moa' battle at the final stage, I took this screenshot of the very awesome players that helped me through the last bit of my journey. Well played to you all! And for the love of the six, bring some snacks and a good speed buff when you try some of these epicly trying yet cool factor achieved inducing puzzles of ohhhh hell naw!
Ps: I will admit to having fun after it was all said and done. Sometimes it is the things that you have to push yourself toward, the things you have to struggle over that gives you the best sense of accomplishment and a bit of yep I AM THE MASTER MUHAHAHAHAHA!