Abyss – First Thoughts

Last night I reached level 25 for the first time, which of course meant the Abyss.  A daunting but very exciting prospect!  I gathered together with Trystan and Delacroix, and we started doing the quests.  While killing the Klaw Scouters (note: to those of you who haven’t done the quest yet, Klaw Lookers are not the correct mob to kill for the quest) we got sidetracked and did a few quests killing the Veteran Klaw <insert here>.  We killed a few Sentinels and Patrollers, eventually moving on to kill the Fighters for the Siel’s Tears quests.  Sure we got sidetracked, and brought along another party-member (another Glad, so a three Glad, one Temp party for elites and it worked rather well) who kept accidentally following the wrong party, but we had a good time.

After we did inevitably die a few times, and Delacroix and our other party-member fell into the lava pit of doom, we decided to call it a night.  Finished the flight test despite the lag in Morheim, and were finally ready to jump into the Abyss!  All three of us were excited needless to say.

First opinions are overall positive.  It’s a nice feeling to have so many places that danger can strike from.  Ironically, I kind of felt that way in Morheim anyway, as I had a bit of a negative opinion of the Asmodian attitude towards PvP.  It seems that people need someone to take control of the situation, as several times one person was all it took to stand at the front and shout, “Where the hell are you going?  Stop standing around and get in there!” And suddenly we were all charging in and bashing heads together.  I thought that the Abyss would be similar, but it seems the attitude has definitely improved.

I’ve been more careful about picking my targets and knowing when to back down, and the three of us got a few good kills, both in our party and solo.  We also got a few good mini-battles which was great fun.  Of course, something had to leave a sour taste in my mouth, and I found that after all those nice battles and even the deaths where I fell to higher levels or genuinely better-skilled PvPers on the Elyos side, some of our Asmodians were running away from fights that they could easily have won.  There were three or four Rank 6 Elyos Soldiers versus myself, Delacroix, Trystan and at least five other Rank 6 and 7 Asmodian Soldiers, and everyone except the three of us idiots ran away.  I’ll be sure to not rely too heavily on other players in the future when my own life is at stake.

That said, I still am thrilled to be in the Abyss and am looking forward to seeing my first fortress siege.  I would like to take this moment to say congratulations and thanks to the Xeo FreneZy guys who worked hard on the fortresses yesterday.  I think before that a lot of the Asmo side were a little antsy at our lack of success in the Abyss, and I’m glad to see that something has been done about it.

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2 Comments on “Abyss – First Thoughts”

  1. Eyeball Says:

    Yes the abyss definitely comes with dangers. Believe it or not alot of players are scared to die in pvp. Luckily I am in a huge zerg guild, and I never have to worry about being somewhere alone, or a small group.

    • Psyche Says:

      I’m not surprised they’re scared, but at the same time I don’t know if that’s exactly the right mindset. xD PvP comes with its dangers, like you say, so death is to be expected. Luckily you don’t lose much when you die, particularly to enemy players, so I’m not too worried myself.


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