Yes, this is another ShadowBane post. YASBP.
More mine fights…a bane (city siege) that I missed because I live on the wrong continent…and making friends with an old enemy. When I say old enemy I mean ‘Since I started playing’ old and when I say enemy I mean ‘I hate your guts with a vengeance’. I’ve played ShadowBane for about 2 years. When I started playing, a player going by Willix ganked me. In-game it is said: “Once is fine, Twice is Unlucky, Thrice is War.” We have no rule for five times. Within two days. There isn’t a way we should’ve met that much. He was level 68 and I was level 34. He should have been way of on the Isle of Oblivion in the middle of the Ocean, but no, he was in Phaedra’s Prize, ganking me. A couple of PMs revealed that it was, indeed, intentional.
Fast forward to two months ago. The Redemption server, where we played, had been shut down. I had become a Council Member in my guild of Violence By Design. And WillixShopper got invited. More PMs revealed he was the same person. I had chosen a new name to avoid some old enemies who had a legitimate reason to kill me, so he didn’t recognize me and we kept it that way. He begged non-stop on Nation chat for an hour, so I kicked him from the guild.
Fast forward to two days ago. I log on to find that my new guild, Bohse Onkelz now has WillixShopper organizing a mine fight! I keep quiet, and ask him about Ponchous (my old character). He tightens up, and asks me who I am. A little dialog and he apologizes. I end up in the mine fight that he organized, and he saved my neck – twice. I did my fair share of fighting, but when some idiot player brings one of the rarest items in the game to a mine fight, you don’t want to die after looting it. When you die, anyone can loot anything in your inventory. I already had the item, Willix asked for it and I gave it to him. All seems well, but I’m keeping my eye on him. He is a Thief after all…
Yesterday was a rare event: our guild picked up a seasoned EverQuest player. He was new to ShadowBane. So we got him started, I helped him level to about level 30, helped pick a profession, and gave him some gold to train with. This is how our guild works. New player or new alt, we pitch in to get you/it to level 75 as quickly as possible. It’s good for you and good for our guild. So, turns out he has managed to strike upon an uber build first time. Dual swords, Heavy Armor, and Low Int/High Str. A slightly abnormal Warrior type in that not only is he high Str instead of high Con (strong instead of tough), but he also has the ability to heal himself. So, he is killing reds (AI controlled monsters that are way above his level) along with my level 75 theif (to whom they are whites, way below my level). I can’t wait until he gets to try the mine fights. I’m half expecting him to be able to 1-hit-kill a druid. Or at least 3-second-kill one, while inside a maelstrom of AoE spells.
Lots of fun happening!! Many more mine fights and one or two more banes coming up. If only ShadowBane wasn’t shutting down July 1st, there would be even more than that.