I spent very little time actually playing EQ2 last night, but I did get a couple of things done, including a review of the guild’s ranks and a revision of the bank rules. And I posted recruitment notices in a couple more places. Not sure whether I’ll do that on the official boards yet. I did get a couple of bites already, which I consider pretty good considering that I have not really pushed it as of yet. At least one appears to be a perfect casual recruit.
I did start questing in Everfrost, finishing a few of the first ones. I find this zone very atmospheric for some reason, at least so far. Maybe it’s because the first several quests all require you to swim around in the frigid, shark-infested waters. Just to get to the Everfrost mainlaind, you have to swim. Friyja proved surprisingly able at taking on the sharks, and before long I had hit level 41. Just five more levels before I surpass my previous record.
I’m still somewhat behind on Acheivement Points, but not as badly as I was. I’m not terribly concerned over it at this time, but at some point during leveling I would like to turn off combat XP and catch up a bit. I also think it will very shortly be about time to resume some serious tradeskilling activity; my experience the other day with Rantry was a positive one, and fortunately Provisioning does not use many of the ingredients required by the other tradeskills I’m pursuing at the moment. I also have a tailor and a jeweler in the works, but I haven’t hopped on to either since coming back. Both characters are in the mid teens in terms of adventuring level, and both are housed in Freeport.