I can't be arsed to do it. Game in general musings here.

December 06, 2007 04:46PM
Short version: Exploration is just the icing on the cake that, despite all efforts to the contrary, make this game too much of a time sink for more than 2 or 3 chars a year for me lately. It's a headache and I can't quite put my finger on why.

Long Version:

I don't have the knack to put myself in the area writer's head, the luck to find these things on accident, the persistence and ally base to get a group together to kill in PvE the mobs (and keep them alive in getting to these mobs) and the desire to comb logs, read flashy descriptions, or cheat, to get this information.

And the fact of the matter is, if you want to be Ravon, Niheriva, Victoria, Cabdru, Drucyrus, Jhyrb, any lich, or whoever else, you need to know where these things are or be able to find them quickly and spend time you don't have thinking of obscure or tedious ways to kill mobs (assuming you don't have a perma on your side) and the persistence to harrass elite cabalmates during the rare times they log in, using cop-out excuses when they delete for why they couldn't help you.

I also am not interested in catering to someone else's playtimes to get what I want done so that rules out a large part of empowerment and immteraction for tattooes, and increases the rewards for those playing the game longer tenfold.

Couple that with a smaller playerbase and an inability to come up with things besides exploration I could be doing because getting spotted in the Inn damns your character to being permanently hunted down for gear-whoring whether or not you actually have the gear or can probably easily avoid those tracking you, well, exploration is the least of my worries for figuring out how to better enjoy the game. Yet, it is the most damning weakness I, and many other players, have that could otherwise put up a fight against the top-tier competition of the game in the PK sense.

Is it possible to get that good? Sure. Is it worth the time investment? Hell no.

For instance, I haven't seen a noticeable character I personally can remember out of Death_Claw since his last Vindicator, and he and Vladamir and Magus are all people that, despite their shortcomings, I know could put up a decent competition for some of the most sterling high end roles in the game, cookie-cutter or otherwise. They've all at one time or another expressed exactly those sentiments.
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What I hate about exploration...

Yhorian(VIP) December 06, 2007 01:51PM

I have recently found love for exploration...

Sam December 06, 2007 05:51PM

I love exploration..

istirith December 08, 2007 01:24AM

It's the nouns off nouns off nouns that bugs me

ExPaladin(VIP) December 06, 2007 05:10PM

LOL. I hate those too.

Sam December 06, 2007 06:00PM

Half tempted to write...

torak December 06, 2007 05:03PM

Certainly makes nepenthes areas easier,

Guy December 07, 2007 11:10AM

Re: Half tempted to write...

Bryan December 06, 2007 05:41PM

If anyone really has a good script for this please post I could use it. nt

jad_hoven December 07, 2007 11:12AM

I can't be arsed to do it. Game in general musings here.

Scrimbul December 06, 2007 04:46PM

Scrim, my AP's and shamen never used preps...(Druc)

jimcrenshaw December 11, 2007 03:05AM

Re: I can't be arsed to do it. Game in general musings here.

Death_Claw December 07, 2007 12:34PM

Sorry, Man, but you're (mostly) wrong about the PK competition part.

Balrahd(VIP) December 06, 2007 08:33PM

High h/d can be pretty forgiving

Quixotic December 07, 2007 05:31AM

I understand that stoneskin and protection are all you need for general PK.

Scrimbul December 06, 2007 09:16PM

Well, stoneskin, protection, and call blood nt

Rade December 07, 2007 04:48AM

Magus and Vlad both have super solid chars right now.

Sam December 06, 2007 05:53PM

Wands are meant for people who are as anal as that.

DurNominator(VIP) December 06, 2007 02:32PM

Exploration isn't fun.

infi December 06, 2007 02:30PM

Heh. Mousetrap quest anyone? nt

istirith December 06, 2007 09:08PM

Re: What I hate about exploration...

daurwyn(VIP) December 06, 2007 02:19PM

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