I think that one of the reason I like MMO’s really has a lot to do with the whole social aspect. I crave it a little I think. I like the interaction (most of the time). Attention I don’t like, I try and shy away from it most of the time, but I do genuinely like to talk to individuals and get to know people from all over the place. My life is pretty busy the way it is, and I don’t get much opportunity to meet new people, living in a relatively small town where I either already know, or know of most of the people around.
The guild I’m in is called “Envy”, and I really like listening and talking to them, they are a super nice bunch. I’m lagging behind them a bit in levels (but what else is new.. always been a slow leveler.. lol) But they are still friendly and willing to help.
Last night I mentioned in guild that if anyone had some Life crystals that they didn’t need, to let me know. Once you reach level 25 (was awhile ago for me as I’m now 32 Priest /31 Knight) depending on your job, you would need different kind of crystals that only seem to drop inside the “Forsaken Abbey” instance. 15 of said crystals grant you a certificate which allows you to learn an “Elite Skill”. I was needing to catch up my Priest’s elite skills so was again in need of yet more Life crystals.
I had spent some time alone trying to gather some with on my Knight, but the drop rate isn’t wonderful. Over the course of 2 weeks nightly, I had only ended up acquiring about 3 crystals that I used on getting my Knight’s Elite skill.
Last night, a few very nice guild members, Kule1, Twizzle, and Teena offered to do a Forsaken Abbey run with me so that I could gather some more. Very nice of them! Ended up getting 4 from that. Another Guild member Ariella had been collecting crystals, but because they are of the new druid elf class, and the game doesn’t have “Elite skills” for that job yet, she couldn’t use them, so offered them to me. I thanked her, again was very nice of her!
With their generous help, I was able to get my Elite Skills for both Priest and Knight caught up to my current level. Once I gained my level 25 elite skill, I was then able to get my level 30 elite skill for priest. The level 30 gives my healing a boost, saves me mana, but decreases my magical attack rate. It also makes me look like this:
In Runes of Magic, they have different wings you can buy for your character to wear. They are more physical looking than my picture above, and you buy them with tokens or diamonds that you purchase using real money, or rubies, which you get for spending diamonds in their store (think of them as change.. lol)
It will be awhile until I could get any of those kind, so it kind of made me laugh to see my new skill generated wings.. good enough for now.. hehe