MMORPG Info Logo Preparing for an Odyssey

The launch date for The Shadow Odyssey is Tuesday, November 18th — not long now! It’s time to start getting prepared so that when those servers come up, I can hit the ground running. Here’s my list of things to do over the next two weeks:

Complete the D.I.R.T.Y. Collection

The purple shinies at the D.I.R.T.Y. site are now all in place for the Excavation Trinkets Collection. Although it has been confirmed that the shinies will remain in place for gathering after the live event has finished, it is unlikely that there will be any way to get the helmet in order to see them.

I’d like to complete this collection on all my characters as the reward is a house item which includes a port to the D.I.R.T.Y. site – which just happens to be the location of the airship to the Moors of Ykesha. Useful!

Clear my Quest Journal

The new zones are chock full of quests and I don’t want to be struggling to add them. I’ll be going through the journal with a strict rule: complete it now or delete it. I don’t mind doing gray quests but a lot of these have been hanging around my journal since the Echoes of Faydwer launch. If I haven’t found the motivation to do it by now, I may as well get it out of my journal.

Alternate Achievements

I’m looking forward to the new AA lines and although I’m at the cap, I’d like to have a head start when the expansion goes live. To do this, I’m finishing quests to the final stage which I can then complete once the cap is raised.

I’m making sure that I finish all the collections I can. I usually try to collect all the pieces myself but in the interests of a good tidy, I think I’ll pass by the broker and see what I can pick up without paying too much. I’d also like to pick up the missing pages for my tome collections now that they are tradeable.

Lore and Legend quests are another option for gathering AA, I’ll just have to remember not to examine the final body part until the AA cap is lifted. I’ve got half a dozen of these left to complete and it’s about time they got out of my journal.

Read the Zone Previews

I don’t want to see any spoilers as I love the feeling of walking into new areas and discovering what’s there. But I am looking forward to reading the teasers available on EQ2players including The Shadow Odyssey Zone List.

TSO Zone Previews published to date:

Cleaning Out the Bank

The new bank slots have made life a lot easier but a clear-out would still come in useful as I’m a bit of a packrat. I’ll be getting out the bleach and a stack of plastic bags to throw the trash into and spending an hour getting organized. I’m sure there will be lots of new things to store soon.

What about you? What are you doing to get ready for the new expansion?


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