Thursday, January 26, 2017

Permadeath Companions Part 1: Meet Merciless Jennifer

Ahoy Pirates!

I hope everyone's 2017 is going well so far.  I can't believe it is almost February already!  That means only 11 months until Christmas, but who's counting? :D

Anyway, I made a poll at the end of 2016 asking which Pirate101 Challenge I should attempt. Most people voted for permadeath companions.  I finally got around to making my new character and questing a little bit, so I decided to make a post to share my progress with all of you.

I decided to make a witchdoctor, since it is my favorite class.  Her name is Merciless Jennifer, who was orphaned by mutiny, raised in Krokotopia and is naturally spooky.  And this is what her flag looks like:

I decided to skip over the tutorial and start right in on the storyline.  I received my first companion (Kan Po) and talked to Avery who sent me to find an amulet.  I met up with Bonnie Anne who sent me to fight some troggies and blow up some cannons.  Then I got to recruit Bonnie Anne to my crew! Woot!

After that I headed further into Skull Island to try to find some scouts that were out looking for Fin Dorsal.  I found one of them caged up by some more troggies.  I fought the troggies to get the key and freed him.  Then it was time to fight some sharks!
The sharks (cutthroats) were stronger than the troggies, but I was still able to defeat them with no problem.  We headed into the cave and found all the tunnels were flooded.  My crew and I fought a few more cutthroats to get a key to the room where we could drain all the water.

The only problem in this room was.......More troggies!  This battle was different because it wasn't really a battle.  We had to go around the troggies to attack the pillars so they would rotate and the water would drain from the, tunnels. My crew and I were able to do this in 3 or 4 turns without receiving too much damage from the troggies.  Buh-bye troggies!

So after we flushed the water (and the troggies) down the drain, we were able to continue on and fight with Fin Dorsal.  This was the toughest battle so far.  Before I went in, I made sure I had decent gear equipped and more importantly, I made sure I had leveled my companions up to my current level (level 3).  Sergeant Shepherd also joined us for this battle, which helped.  It also helped that we only had to defeat Fin, so we could focus our attacks on him.
 So we defeated Fin Dorsal and got Avery's amulet back.  I haven't lost any companions yet, but that last battle was close.  I had to have Bonnie Anne heal Kan Po because he was very close to dying.  I should be getting more companions soon, so that should help me out, as well as getting to level 5 so I can get some better gear for myself.  Before I left the Temple of Gloom, I picked up my first side quest, to return a cane to its owner.

I am going to pick up the side quests and try to complete them as I go so that I can gain more XP, gold and training points to keep my companions leveled up.

Anyway, I am going to try to quest and make a post every week or so.  It was a lot of fun to get back in game and replay the beginning.  Everything feels so new! That is always a fun feeling for me.  See you all next week!