In Midkemia Online , when the players need or want something (well, something competent and sensible), the administration listens.
Well, they listen all the time and always take our feedback and opinions into consideration. I think that's one of the perks of having a small, loving community rather than a big anonymous one. But anyway, let's take a look at the goodies we got today: We got new Token Shop items.
So there's this place, it's called the Emporium of Extraordinary & Magnificent Wonders. Yeah, I know, the name makes me chuckle every time I read it too, but it's rather fitting. It sells mini-artifacts. I say mini-artifacts because they are a sort of special items that don't really have an impact on survivability or bashing or pvp, but have either flavor or utlity value.
Let's take a concrete look at what we got today:
- Dwarven Mining Rune: You can ATTACH RUNE TO <mining pick> to grant that mining pick the chance to
produce two commodities instead of one when mining a resource node.
- Goblin Felling Rune: You can ATTACH RUNE TO <lumberjack's ax> to grant that ax the chance to
produce two commodities instead of one when chopping a resource node.
- Herdmaster's Horn: With a herdmaster's horn in your inventory, if you use the whistle skill in
Riding, your whistle will recall all your loyal mounts and pets from anywhere in Midkemia, rather
than only your mounts in the same area. This destroys the horn.
- Killian's Collar of Blessing: You can ATTACH COLLAR TO <mount> to protect that mount, once, from
death. If you have set a home stable, your mount will flee back to its home stable instead of being
killed. This consumes the collar.
- Quicksilver Fishing Pole: This fishing pole, in addition to resetting to you, allows you to catch
fish more easily.
- Scythe of Silban: This scythe, when wielded, gives you a chance to find additional herbs when
- Supplicant's Blade: A divinely-blessed blade that lets you OFFER corpses from anywhere in the
world to your Patron God. You must be in a Sect to use this blade, and the essence gained is less
than normal (though your communion remains unchanged), so visiting a shrine is still preferable.
I'm not sure how much they might mean to you, but they sure as hell mean a lot to us. I mean, you can see that, for example, none of them is giving you an edge in bashing/pvp, but they have great uses in commodity and herb gathering, or preserving your mounts. Really, they're little things, but really valuable in ways that might not be apparent at first. Mount theft and killing is, for example, a problem sometimes and, if your thief isn't willing to negociate a safe return for your mount, you basically have little to do. Now, there's a way to retrieve them. And that item, for example is really cheap.
Some of those items were suggested on the forums just a few days previous so, in case you're wondering what is the best free mmorpg then you need to look no further. Our administration loves us!
Yes, I'm quite hyped about this, especially because we waited a while, some time ago, for the Token Shop to be improved. And now they are doing it constantly and giving us goodies. There's also other nifty items you can buy, like, different accents for your character, neverending supplies of booze (heh, for the heavy drinker), fireworks and other things.
Oh, but you might be wondering how you get these tokens? They're not exactly as common as coins or credits, which is what makes them special. Although the items themselves aren't so very powerful, the currency for them is rare. It's usually obtained through various events, promotions, from the Iron Elite membership, buying them from other players, etc. Not so common, but not so hard to obtain either and they are rather cheap at the moment, although I have a feeling that this will change the more items we get.
Well, that's that for now, I should poke at Kando. He's enjoying some quiet fishing time with his new quicksilver pole. I already got him a scythe too, he likes his herbs and alchemy. We'll get to that next time. For now, if you still need to ask yourself what game should I play? then you're clearly not reading my entry well. You need to play Midkemia Online! I'll see you there