Ordeth and Saryan have been working on some heritage quests over the past few play sessions, with Foomby’s Stolen Goods being the latest. The first step calls for the death of Darkflight Faeries until you find a Cracked Gold Monocle. This is now the fourth character I’ve done this quest with and for each one, this step seemed to have taken the longest. It was certainly true of this latest attempt, with Ordeth and Saryan killing what had to have been five billion faeries before getting the monocle. After seeing “Quest Item Not Found” for a good chunk of our evening, we decided to log off and try again the next day.
The gold monocle was eventually retrieved, which meant that we had to kill Chomper, a level 37^^^ fish. He wasn’t anywhere to be found, so we started the placeholder dance, and after about four or five Hungry Nibbler kills, Chomper reared his ugly head.
We buffed up, got set, and just as Ordeth was going to pull Chomper, another duo swept in out of nowhere and pulled him first. The other duo consisted of a fabled-out 70 Necromancer mentored down to a level 39 Defiler. Admittedly, I was really hoping they’d wipe, evil me, I know, but we had spent a fair amount of time swimming around the pond killing Hungry Nibblers and muckfins and felt like the Chomper spawn was “ours”. Needless to say however, they killed the big fish and went on their merry little way.
I realize that’s the nature of contested mobs, but it was fairly obvious what Saryan and I were doing and I don’t think it would have hurt to send a quick tell asking if we wanted to group up. Oh well, I guess it gives us something to do later on.