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Post by Dargodd on Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:26 pm

I've run around and explored quite a bit, but beholders seem to be the best experience, to the point that very rarely is there a time where no one is down there, even when there are only 1 or 2 players online.

So, if there are any area's for level 30+ character to go explore that have things that are on their level to fight, I would love to be pointed in that direction. Thanks Very Happy
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Post by Elhanan on Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:44 pm

I enjoy hunting on the Islands a bit North of Macedone. It also has some Beholders, but is in the open as a rule, so one gets to explore and see other locations, encounters, etc. May be called Deathwater, but has been a while since I have played there.
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Post by Dargodd on Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:54 pm

I've been to Deathwater, didn't really see anything higher level besides beholders. I think I explored most of the island unless I missed a cave, not really a lot there.

*Edit* the only really highish level area I found, was an orc castle that I climbed the side of a mountain up to. Nothing to awful at first. A few orcs called like stormguards or something (First found it back at level like 22) then I opened a door and an orc ran out hit me 3 times for about 50 each and I believe devastating crit me. So... I guess that is the highest level area I have found so far.
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Post by MannyJabrielle on Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:59 pm

You should give the dark realms a try.

Gettting into the dark realms is a bit of a puzzler though. Go play in the swamp to get started Wink
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Post by Dargodd on Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:22 pm

Hmm, I'll go explore the swamps some more I guess. I went through there once, most I found was a temple of air elementals.
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Post by MannyJabrielle on Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:14 am

There's a few more to find Wink Be sure to explore the whole swamp. It can get rather muggy and foggy in there, sometimes can't see your hand in front of your face, much less that interesting ruin ten yards away.
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Post by Talvi on Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:27 pm

I'm having exactly the same problem. I've been looking for areas appropriate to my level since the early epic levels, but I cannot really find anything that qualifies.
The toughest area I found in the Dark Realm is where you fight 3 dracoliches at the same time (made me use a couple of healing potions the first time, at 25 or so. Now they don't even get my HP to drop below 90%). The castle they are guarding has nothing in it except an okay staff for mages and a few low-tier enemies, unless I am missing something? Not worth the 2 soulgems unless there is another hidden area there.
Other than that, the orc castle with the orc king and his minions is the only area that seemed challenging to me ever since I reached level 20 or so. And to be honest those fights are not very exciting...I think a significant part of the reason is the atmosphere. It's just not befitting for an area that houses what is possibly supposed to be one of the strongest enemies in the game (the music should be much more epic, for example).

All in all, unless I have neglected to find some crucial area transition, door, or similar, I have to say that there isn't really anything besides the orc king and possibly his general in the other castle that really puts up a challenge for an epic level character - not for fighter types, anyways. Which I think is somewhat disappointing, especially seeing how tough it was to level to 15 or so (both in terms of challenge and in terms of time spent per level), while at epic levels all enemies except for a very few are absolutely effortless. The exp gain doesn't scale too well, either. I went from 20-40 in much less than half the time it took me from 2-20, even though the exp needed per level increases steadily.
If anybody could point me to any true epic level area that I might have missed, I would be very grateful.
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Re: Anyone point me towards some higher level area's?

Post by Dargodd on Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:41 pm

I did the puzzle (I think) to get into the Dark Realm. I got to a place called like undead castle or something. Killed the guy at the end. But I didn't see anything else of important there. I didn't see any area transitions either inside the castle or in the zone right before it. Is there something I am missing to get to the other area's of the Dark Realm?

I definitely didn't see any Dracoliches.
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Post by MannyJabrielle on Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:26 pm

Yes, there's more to the dark realms.  You guys should start looking for Uncle Nemmy and Momma Whore Wink

If I see you guys on, or you see me, send me a tell, and if my connection's not too shoddy, we'll go hunting Very Happy
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Post by Dargodd on Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:57 pm

Okay, so do you have to do the process to enter the place (Trying to be vague sorry) every time you want to enter the dark realm? I feel like it takes forever to collect the stuff for the puzzle.
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Re: Anyone point me towards some higher level area's?

Post by Talvi on Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:34 am

Thanks Manny! I will try to find these two. Going hunting together sounds better still; hopefully we manage to catch each other online someday.

Dargodd, you have to do the process every time, but don't necessarily have to collect the stuff whenever you want to enter. The stuff you need can be bought from various merchants, albeit in very limited amounts. It also (rarely) drops from some creatures.
As for the area of the Dark Realm that has the dracoliches, the guy at the end of the castle has the key. It's not a key of the traditional sort, though.
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Re: Anyone point me towards some higher level area's?

Post by Ramana Jala on Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:22 am

Dargodd wrote:
the only really highish level area I found, was an orc castle that I climbed the side of a mountain up to. Nothing to awful at first. A few orcs called like stormguards or something (First found it back at level like 22) then I opened a door and an orc ran out hit me 3 times for about 50 each and I believe devastating crit me. So... I guess that is the highest level area I have found so far.

I'm curious, where was this?
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Post by Angel of Death on Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:47 am

Ramana Jala wrote:
Dargodd wrote:
the only really highish level area I found, was an orc castle that I climbed the side of a mountain up to. Nothing to awful at first. A few orcs called like stormguards or something (First found it back at level like 22) then I opened a door and an orc ran out hit me 3 times for about 50 each and I believe devastating crit me. So... I guess that is the highest level area I have found so far.

I'm curious, where was this?
Don't open if you do not like spoilers!:
The Castle of Blood in the sky beyond the Rift with the copper dragon lair would be my first guess based on his description. Wink


Talvi wrote:Dargodd, you have to do the process every time, but don't necessarily have to collect the stuff whenever you want to enter. The stuff you need can be bought from various merchants, albeit in very limited amounts. It also (rarely) drops from some creatures.
Again. SPOILER ALERT!:
Not true. There is another way into the Dark Realm. Rumours has it if you wear a certain ring gained from a certain demon the Mystaran Shrine in the Vale opens up a short cut in the form of a portal. Wink
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Post by Ramana Jala on Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:52 am

Hm.  Beyond?  I'll have to go look there again.

Thanks!
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Post by MannyJabrielle on Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:35 pm

What AoD said, plus, once you got the item mentioned, you can use it in conjunction with another quest item for some additional travel options.
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Re: Anyone point me towards some higher level area's?

Post by Dargodd on Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:57 pm

I don't see how I've missed anything. I go into the temple, then the Fields of Death. The only place to go in here in the citadel of Devoured Souls.

That's all I can find in the Dark Realms.

I've explored everything I can, even walked around in Detect mode. Nothing.
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Post by Elhanan on Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:24 am

I cannot help, as I have never gone there w/o someone with the ability to open a portal. Perhaps this is something you should consider, and ask around for a tour guide.
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Post by RustyDios on Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:32 am

The demon at the end of that section drops an item... it may look like nothing of importance... you might be a bit foolhardy to pick it up, but it is the key we are after..

Take this "key item" in hand ....

And walk across the raised platform at the Mystara shrine behind Valorians Vale... ....
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Post by Talvi on Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:37 am

AngelOfDeath, what I meant was getting to the 'initial' area of the Dark Realm. The portals in the 'second' part always lead me back to Valorian's.

Dargodd, the 'second' part of the Dark Realm (with the dracoliches) doesn't connect to the first one, other than that you need to visit the first one at least once to get the key required to enter the second part. Maybe you should, with the key in hand, Wander around Wink
Alternatively, you can do what RustyDios suggested.


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Re: Anyone point me towards some higher level area's?

Post by Angel of Death on Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:53 am

@Talvi: The Dark Realms are connected to each other. It's a one way portal/gate though (as far as I know), so to get out you would have to go out through the ancient temple (or use a potion of escape). Wink

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It's past the boatman and the 3 dracoliches. There's a lonesome fence/gate way in the back on a hill which may not seem like anything important...but go through it anyway.
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Post by MannyJabrielle on Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:59 pm

Yes, the dark realms are all connected, however, you can only enter the one part if you're under level 25.  Nor can you get from that part to the other parts, although you can get from the other parts to there.

The fields of death are basically a "Baby's first dark realm romp" area.
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