Babaente at the Temple

10 09 2008
PM mole hunt interupted by Alien sighting

PM mole hunt sights aliens

Baba spent a few hours Tuesday hunting Mole bots in the woods between 20k and  the player city south of 20k.  In 2 hours he only found 5 and there was no Notum Saturated Metaplast plates to be found.  The plates are said to be very rare by long time 200+ players, so Baba is thinking seriously of just getting back on the leveling path, and forget about rare drops entirely.

Babente had an exciting 2nd night at the Temple of the Three Winds, notorious for its trains.  Having learned previously that at 24, she is too squishy to even think about going in solo, she had to wait for a team to form.  Her first team of the evening was:

  • Warrell  – 30 solitus male Crat, clan
  • Kruzifix –  24 opifex male Fixer, clan
  • Leione – 28 solitus male Adventurer, clan
TOTW evening started out slow.

TOTW evening started out slow.

They had just entered the first large entry hall, and taking on one of the cultists there, when a huge train including a few bosses from Aztur’s room engulfed them.  With health bars dropping dangerously fast, the team retreated back outside.  The next try a few minutes later was more productive and they
had made it as far as just entering the first L shaped hall on the left, when Babaente was hit with Link Death (LD).  From her perspective every thing just froze.  Fortunately for her, since the hall had been fully populated with mobs, by the time she was able to re-log, she was able to catch up with the team which had just entered the room at the joint of the L.  From there she helped fight the rest of the way to the first large hall where DOT (Defender of Three)
holds court.  They had to pause for a teammate to take care of something in real life.  When the teammate returned someone outside the team pulled DOT out into the end of the hall where they were.  The team tried to stay in a corner and continued fighting cultists.  Babaente made a fatal mistake.  She had moved so that her back was facing the direction of where more mobs were, instead of keeping the mobs they had killed to her rear.  While fighting a mob with the team, a mob from behind her attacked her and killed her.  There was no more chatter in the team chat as she rezzed back at the Clan outpost nearby, so she assumes that DOT had wiped the team as her team window showed no names.

From this Babaente formulated this Lowbi Squishy rule.  Always keep your back to mobs you have killed. Another Lowbi Squishy rule is try to keep the teams tanks between you and the mob the team is fighting.

Babaente had quite a wait, after returning to the Temple entrance area, for another team.  To pass the time, she inspected the other toons there.  What she finds interesting is how so few people make use of the social tab, especially since it costs nothing extra, but adds to much.  One of Babaoroody’s biggest irks when he started was the lack of the ability to individualize your character.  Baba went through the temple before the social tab was available as it is now.  The crowd out front of the temple was a sea of black and brown temple robes, with everyone wearing the same basic armors etc.

A second team formed up eventually that included Babaente.

  • Samenanny – 24 nano male Doc, neutral
  • Megasis – 33 solitus male Doc, omni
  • Aquatica – 17 solitus male Doc, omni
  • Samexer  – 23 opifex male Fixer, neutral
  • Peanut____????       – (a lowbie trox who said nothing in team chat, so no record)

The lone tank ran way ahead of the team to about half way into the first hall, where he was quickly surrounded by several mobs, while the rest of the team drew agro from the cultists near the door.  Before the team could regroup sufficiently, another train showed up.  Everyone except the trox tank made it back outside.  The tank left the team.  And after another similar attempt meeting another train, that team broke up.

After waiting for what seemed like 30 to 40 minutes Babaente got onto another
team.

  • Chiumi – 27 solitus female MA, neutral
  • Gjchan – 35 opifex male MA, neutral
  • Lchan – 35 opifex male MA, clan
  • Arcini – 31 opifex male Fixer, clan

The MA’s were all around level 24 at the time, the levels above are what anarchy onlines official database lists them to be at the time of this writing. This brings us to Babaente’s second Squishy Lowbie Player tip of the day. Always accept a team with multiple MAs at the temple.  They seem to be far superior at tanking in the 20-30 range at the temple than trox enforcers.  With 3 MAs the team cut through the cultists like butter, and had no trouble getting all the way to the middle boss hall, Nematets room.  They successfully took down all the mobs in Nematets room, sparing Nematet.

Babaente came out ahead with an Acolyte robe and one of the Notum Rings of Three.  By the time they reached Nematets the team was working well, with the 3 MA’s tanking while the Fixer and Babente hung back and provided support with heals, nano, etc. Babaente would debuff each mob with Claw eyes, and then once the tanks had started in, she would hit the mob with one of her fireball type mini-nukes.

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