I clicked the spoiler image. I shouldn't have. But that's awesome.
Don't worry, the shot is actually a pretty minor spoiler compared to what actually happens.
They should've given us that for free and made us pay another $10 to advance in WotG
Funny thing is, if they had a story on the level of the nation quests this patch, I think it most definately would've been worth $10. The thing about the last fight of ACP, though, is that even people who haven't bought the expansion can help with it, so you don't have to have the expansion to experience that fight (True that you need one person who has the expansion to open the arena of course, but still), only need it to get the armor.
Did "The Long March North" and "The Forbidden Path" today (Windurst).
I wish my laptop didn't suck so much, otherwise I wouldn't have to just stare at gradient skies and crappy framerate during these battle cutscenes, heh.
Pretty simple sleepga-kill fight, only one is immune to sleep but a PLD can hold it while DDs take out the small ones one by one easily.Spoiler Image
. As much as I like the Windurst quests, I did not like this segment, because it was a pretty cheap plot device to use and the way it was done basically made it so I couldn't possibly care about what happened.
Nevertheless, it passes quickly enough, so we can move on the the real meat of the story, and the appearance of one of the most important elements that made CoP and ToAU more epic and scale. Spoiler image once again.
After this is a meeting with the Star Sybil. Does she actually do anything other than just look pretty all day?
And of course something we've all been waiting for a long time...the appearance of the legendary Karuha-Baruha.
Anybody that has knowledge of the Vana'Diel history knows his importance not only in the Crystal War, but his importance to the understanding of the nature of the avatars. Meeting him in person though, was rather unremarkable. I hope to see his character do great things.
A fetch quest follows, but I don't quite understand why this is here. We get another Magic McGuffin to trace, but I probably lack an understanding of it because I haven't done Windurst nation quests- I really should try to do those sometime.Spoiler image from one fork of the fetch quest.
I was confused when I saw this guy, but I told by my LS members that he plays a key role in the Windurst nation quests, which is probably why I don't recognize him.Spoiler dialogue
between Karuha-Baruha and Robel-Akbel is great, I really wonder about this man's motives.
Hopefully I'll get the Sandy quests done sometime soon. Having done the Bastok and Windurst quests, I expect great things from the Sandy ones as well. Both of these quests have been left on a strong cliffhanger, and I feel something huge is about to happen. When's the next patch, dammit!?