So I think I finally have this flu thing on the run. My doctor gave me antibiotics, nasal spray, and an inhaler, and my sniffling and coughing are getting slowly better — emphasis on the “slowly.” The laryngitis is no better and I still have serious coughing fits, waking me (and the rest of the building) up during the night and rendering me practically laugh-less the rest of the time. Ok, maybe “on the run” is an exaggeration. :p
Meanwhile, it’s back to the Moors of Ykesha in EQ2. Without the Frostfell Wonderland Village and all its shiny goodies to distract me, I’m back to running through the solo faction quests and the daily tradeskill tasks with Riannon, my main. I initially tried the daily tasks with Kharri, my Carpenter, but being as she’s only a 50-something Defiler it was going to take me eons to get enough faction with Grobb and Tupta for the “fluff” furniture recipes. Ria, on the other hand, is capped, which gives her the option of adventuring to raise faction. I think she was able to reach the recipe-purchasing goal in only a day or two.
After a full evening of laid-back adventuring and questing, I’m up to 11k with the Guktan Guard, 14k with Clan Grobb, and 16k with the Survival Accord. I also earned a full Achievement Point — Ample Harvest FTW! — and cleared out a handful of quests from my perpetually full journal. All in all, not a bad night!