For last night’s adventure, I decided to take a trip the the university and then the black market. As my little Mastermind was but 7th, this was an interesting trip. Still, I survived and made it to CoV’s auction house, which should really be called cBay (with the good guy version called hBay, of course). Silly copyright restrictions.
MY main purpose for visiting was to first of all make some enhancements using this new system. I’m a tradeskill addict from way back, so I was all over this. Unfortunately, you have to be 10th to run the tutorial (my allotted salvage storage was full, woe is me), but I was still able to do the combines after I figured out where to go. It’s easy, and I happily found you cannot fail. Take that, cruel EQ1 system! I made a few for myself, noting that they were ~4% better than anything I could possibly buy, and then made my way to the auction house. Hopefully to find my server’s Zubon and be 100k richer.
The auction search engine…well, what can I say? I love it. I’m going to guess there are not that many items possible to search, because constant, real-time status updates plus prompted item titles seems painful to run on a lot of items. I had little trouble finding most of my items, and after a few false starts, emptied my newbie bag onto the Market. I sold several items for 20K, which I then turned around into buying a reciepe for the Pet set with. I also made the mistake of listing a bunch of items for 100 infamy, which sold quickly. This was a mistake since they sell for that to a vendor, but selling it on the Market costs me a listing fee, so I lost probably 50 or so infamy before I realized that.
After a little while, I left the Market and ran back to the University to make my new pet-set enhancements. Set bonuses, ah, I’m familiar with that. I slotted my pets with their new enhancements, smiled at the bonuses, and ran off. Hammie-O’s at 7th. Gotta love it.
Following that, I ran around doing a few missions, including my first mayhem mission (very fun!), and found out that there’s a Market in newbie town, and I didn’t need to risk life and limb as I had. Silly Oz. I’m to the point now that I understand the game more, although I’m still not satisfied with the pet commands (a defensive position that doesn’t randomly attack things would be nice), but otherwise favorable. I’ve also got an award that says “thanks for 3 years of playing” which has a free tailor session attached to it, yet I get prompted every time I log in that I have no free tailor sessions. I’m assuming my reactivated account has confused their system a bit, so not really worrying about that.
Current CoV grade: 3 Oz’s on a 5 Oz scale.