Soggy’s Gamble

On the south coast of Dread Wastes there’s another fishing village run by The Anglers. It’s a small village which appears to have a quest or two, an innkeeper and a flight master. They all seem to be crew members of the Mist Hopper which is the shipwreck at the base of their village.

Coming into the village from the main road, you’ll be greeted by the flight master as well as a great view of that massive shark. There’s also another entrance coming down from Mazu’s Outlook found on the other side of the village.

Captain "Soggy" Su-Dao

Captain “Soggy” Su-Dao is located in one of the huts, with some interesting items around him.

That elf head made me a little nervous so I was going to back out quietly while he was talking to an Alliance person but I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt. He seemed to be preoccupied with some Deckhands outside.

Don’t mind those two idiots outside – they’re caught up in some fad called ‘Sharking’.

I’d wager they feel pretty dumb about that picture in a coupe of months.

No doubt a play on ‘planking’ and ‘owling’ which became popular recently.

When leaving the building, I headed over to one of the deckhands who kept looking between the shark and cameraman.

So I asked him why he looked so scared? He replied:

Do you mind? We’re trying to get a picture here.

Geez, so much for being a concerned citizen, so I head over to the cameraman…

I’m really focusing on my photography right now.

A little bit later, I overheard them saying:

Would you hurry up? My arms are getting tired!

Hey, what do you suppose your “hyperfocal distance is right now?

Just take the picture already!

Exploring the village a bit, I introduced myself to the Flight master, Innkeeper and Deck Boss.

Other points of interest included the huge seal in a small pen, and other Deckhands going about their business.

Around the corner, you’ll find something quite intriguing…

Most Loved Items

After my recent hacking incident, I began to think about of some of items I would hate to lose after all these years of playing. I realise we are talking about coloured pixels here on a screen but boy are they pretty pixels. So what better time to suggest this kind of Shared Topic?

What are the top three items on your main that you just love for sentimental, fun or silly reasons and would hate to lose? Tell us a story, what makes them so special and as always illustrate with screenshots

The first thing that came to mind was actually the character herself, although technically she’s not an ‘item’, but she’s still the character that’s kept me playing all these years. Cymre has been my main since BC came out and I don’t see that ever changing. I’m sure the hacker would have tried to transfer her as well but since she was the Guild leader she was thankfully ‘stuck’ on my server. As I said before, I had 99 free slots in my bags after I logged back in after the hack, I can’t help wondering what the hacker thought when he saw I had absolutely no free slots at the time.

Especially since he might have considered most of the items junk –  I do hold a lot of transmog items/costume pieces on my person, simply because my bank and Void Storage are already full. The last time I looked on the beta, they didn’t seem to be adding another column to Void but you never know, I’ll keep thinking positive :)

Being in your own personal Guild, you do have the added opportunity to use the slots of the Guild Bank too :P I admit that I use quite a few of those slots for future or potential costume pieces, as you just never know when you might need that accessory.

Am I right?

August 2006

When it comes to actual items, I was relieved to see my Scepter of the Shifting Sands. I can’t tell you how fulfilling it was to actually finish that whole chain (even after the content was relevant); made all the more sweeter when they added a Feat of Strength to it. Thank goodness there wasn’t any monetary value to it.

Secondly, it would have to be my Fragments of Val’anyr. Unfortunately, I’ve had to put my wish of completing it on the back burner indefinitely but I was happy to see they were in my bank as well. I recently wrote about my trials and tribulations in regards to this mace but I am determined to get it done eventually, it’s just a matter of when. I just wish you didn’t need more than two people once you clear the first boss. The drop rate leaves a lot to be desired too.

Who said you couldn't fish underwater?

Last but not least, I always thought what a good item my [Band of Icy Depths] would be to a hacker. Just look at the sell price… I admit I don’t use it too often but I’d rather switch a ring than a weapon for underwater breathing.

So what are your top three?

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