Another day in the life of a Royal Krondorian Pathfinder in Midkemia Online.
I have been playing my Soldier in Midkemia Online for around 3 weeks now and I must say that it is only getting better the more I play him. I can’t believe it has taken me this long to even try the class.
I was out hunting the other day to gather essence for my Order when I was suddenly attacked by a city enemy, unprovoked I might add. Now usually it is considered bad form to attack an enemy while they are hunting, especially if it is unprovoked and you do not see it happen very often. Now, having only played a soldier for a relatively short time and having never participated in PvP as a Soldier, my first reaction was OMGWTF should I do. The first thing I did was to call for back up over my City channel and then I proceeded to try to defend against my foe as best as I could while waiting for the backup to arrive. I threw a couple of my basic attacks at her to keep my adrenaline up and eventually help arrived in the form of a well-known Magician who resides in my city. He made short work of the nasty little elf and I was free to carry on about my business.
This little encounter got me to thinking; maybe it was time to learn how to fight so that I can take on the enemies myself with an idea of being able to take part in the ongoing city conflicts of Midkemia Online. I started by attending a training session in my guild hall where I was taught the basics of Soldier combat and some rudimentary tactics and combos to get me started. After around 30 minutes I was ready and felt I knew enough as to defend myself should it happen again.
After a little roleplay in the city I prepared myself to return to hunting and within minutes of starting my hunt another Citymate was calling for assistance as he was being attacked by a notorious thief. With my new found skills I immediately set to travelling to the place of the combat and began to attack the person in question who immediately turned his focus on me as I began shielding his victim from harm. Unbeknown to me, in his attempt at defending himself the one who had called for aid had set up what is known as a Supernova, a devastating area of effect spell that causes massive damage. As the battle wore on the fight was joined by three more from our city and another four from the enemy city, making for a large scale combat. The tide of battle began to turn and we had killed the thief and almost killed the second attacker when BOOOM!!
The supernova had gone off taking everyone in the room with it, all 7 of us who were left in the room. I learned a lot from that battle and had a good laugh about it too, on return from the halls of death that is.
I am now ready to take part in the two big Siege events and the constant battle that involves capturing or assisting with the control or liberation of the many towns in Midkemia Online.