How was everyone's weekend?
They should give out a badge for having to defeat Envoy of Shadows three times in one story arc.
That's just my opinion, since the AV is all but impossible to kill without having at least two or three others to back you up.
Nevermind the second to last mission that involves a ton of Death Mages as well, but in the last mission you have the AV, Death Mages, those damned quicksand happy Earth Thorn Casters and all for the low low price of extra debt and a hole in the head.
The debt doesn't bother me, the need to have to find a crew to work with for the ENTIRE arc does. I like teams, really I do, but to have a tough AV in several missions of one story arc is just absurd.
Needless to say, it was all fun ;)
I did each mission one at a time with an hour break or so in between, so had different pick up teams for the first few. The second to last mission involved my SG plus one guy I picked up, (SS you rocked, thanks). Lots of us died several times, but it was really a good time. Good XP and Influence, and a nice assortment of strategies for defeating different sets of mobs in different rooms.
As one member of my SG likes to say, if you're into playing Wack-A-Mole, go to an amusement park. We used strategy and tactics and overcame the odds nicely, the only time people died was when we were overwhelmed by Random Portal ambushes. (very sneaky).
Enter portal, appear somewhere completely random on map sorrounded by 12 Earth Thorn casters, 1 Death Mage, 3 Behemoth Overlords and into an area of quicksand=instant death.
The positive to all of this is, it was a rewarding experience, I leveled to 38 during the whole process, and I picked up a few new badges
. (I'm such a badge whore!)
for SK'ing a member of the SG a whole bunch, Gravedigger
when biding time in Perez for those cave door missions, Charmer
and Head of Hydra
for allowing myself to be foolish enough to say yes to an invite at the end of my night for a trip to the Abandoned Sewer Trial where I had fun with a nice Particle Cannon and all, but racked up more debt in very embarrasing ways.
Not a bad weekend for badges! :)