[Dungeons & Dragons Online] Once again solo and only with time for one quest to test my video card changes, I took my paladin into a dungeon called “The Low Road”.
Kill a few easy mobs and keep moving. An ooze (slime? snot?) attacks so I switch to a cheap club and kill it. Switch back to my sword (since my nice mace is pretty damaged and it is a loaner so I need to take care of it).
I arrived at a fork in the hallway. Left or right. There is an open door on the left and a creature on the right (kobold? I forget already). I kill the creature on the right but come back to go left, taking note of a lever right in the middle of the fork.
I look through the door and see a ledge with no obvious exit. I go back and throw the switch. The door on the left closes and the door on the right opens. I go there and find a ledge just like on the left. I approach the edge of the ledge.
Looking down, it’s all water. I can’t swim. What to do? No real option here, I drop off the ledge into the water. Lucky for me it’s only a foot deep on the sides. There is a deep pool in the middle of the room.
Looking around, there is a ladder on each side of the pool. I climb the closest ladder and dispatch a creature. I spot a lever and pull it. I hear a door open. Back down the ladder.
I see an opening in the wall now, go in and pull another lever. Something happens somewhere. I swim across the pool and climb the other ladder, repeating the same thing. Kill creature, pull lever, opens door, pull another lever. It opens a hatch deep in the pool. Did I mention I can’t swim? Well, I can’t. Quest over.
I’ll sum up at this point. I had fun, but the quest is on rails for the most part. I never found myself weighing several choices and deciding to go in a certain direction. I pretty much had only one thing to do at each point. It was an enjoyable quest, but not all that creative.
I found myself thinking about Morrowind. Neverwinter Nights even. What is DDO giving me that I can’t get somewhere else for no monthly fee? Nothing I can think of right now. I’m just glad my video card seems to be working again. I’m not done with you yet, DDO.