My Characters progression in Midkemia Online, the tale of Bobby Wincestre continues.
As you know from my last posts the hotly anticipated skillset of Swordmastery has finally been released by the fantastic staff in Midkemia Online. This skillset was originally announced shortly before the character was made and it was always my intention of having Bobby learn the class as soon as it was possible, however I have encountered a few difficulties that may stall his progression in this sense, but while these difficulties may pose difficulty in gaining the skillset it has opened up a whole new avenue for my character progression and roleplay.
Swordmastery is the Guild tertiary for the Queensguard of Elvandar and while Elvandar and Krondor are on friendly terms, the lore dictates that only a very few trusted humans are allowed to set foot into Elvandar and even fewer allowed to gain access to the guild hall of the Queensguard. In the past, guild based tertiary trainers were in areas that could be accessed by anyone, provided they could track them down using in character information and they would then impart their knowledge onto you so that you could learn the skills they taught. Anybody of the correct class were able to pick up the skillset but those of the aligned guild got major perks for taking the set which boosted the power of said skillset. This has changed slightly in this tertiary as the trainer has been locked away inside a room belonging to the Guild and they guard access to it fiercely. There are ways to gain access unbeknown to those trying to prevent you but you will quickly be found out and more than likely become an enemy, which takes me onto the next bit. In order to power this new skillset you would need to nurture a great tree in a forest environment and maintain a bond with said tree, the only people able to plant said trees being the second Guild of Elvandar, the Spellweavers. So as you can see, I have much roleplay and character development for my plan to come to fruition and while I may not be the first outsider to gain access to this skill, at least by going the long way around I will get to utilize it to its full potential when I finally do.
The thing I love about these MUD games is that the other characters are all played by real people and as such the roleplay is also fresh and spontaneous, characters will progress, relationships will be formed and broken and the ambience and the world will continuously evolve around the player base, it is always a joy to log in and every new character enriches the game more. I have made initial contact with the embassy of Elvandar and I have received some guidelines on how to begin building up the trust of the Eledhel that reside there, and if I can help them knock a few Moredhel on the head while I am at it all the better and this is why I still consider Midkemia Online to be the best MMORPG of 2012.