Monday, March 23, 2015

An Average Day in Reign of Kings

Yesterday was an interesting day in Reign of Kings.

Amethys and I rolled characters on the Quadra Khan's (A guild from Mortal Online that we are both familiar with) server. Things started off slow, we tried out a new tactic of farming the Plague Town former residents for steel items. I believe we got lucky a few times, but between a few deaths and the amount of time it took, we decided it would be more beneficial to go back to the ole' "Start a base and farm" method.

So, we headed out and traveled far, far away from the main resource hubs. It was a long journey of twenty or so minutes to find a good spot. Along the way, though, we came across our allies in Ghost Division (Prince's guild, a guy that both Amethys and I know from MO as well). When I say "came across" I mean we were superbly lucky to find out that the location we picked for our own base (Wyvern's Tip on the map I linked earlier) was the same exact location they had already built on. They weren't on at the time, so we explored around a bit more before deciding that we should set up a base nearby. We chose the "tip" of Wyvern's Tip and set up shop there with the reasoning that it would be extremely difficult to siege something on top of a steep mountain.

After we got the initial platform finished, both of us decided to log out for the time being.

Some hours later, I decided to come back online and found that Amethys had done a decent amount of work. And, along with the Ghost Division guys, had done some raiding. I didn't know it at the time, but that would set the tone for the rest of the evening (morning for them). After getting me back up to speed and doing a bit more raiding, we built up our mountain fortress a decent amount. It was truly something to behold. Mostly made of log, it still managed to look frightening and provided us with everything we needed. Unfortunately, I failed to get a decent screenshot.

Anyways, the highlight of the night was successfully sieging what was the most impressive building on the server. It was a massive two-tower castle made of cobblestone. Surely not the most secure or strongest of materials, but the building still looked impressive. And the rewards it held were sweet.

We began by using a Ballista we had built back at our fortress in our newly created Siege workshop. With it, we created a small hole.

Initially, the hole was much too small. However, we figured out that we could make use of the rope to "Rag doll" ourselves through the hole. This hole lead into their smelting room, which was filled with resource - iron, steel, wood, and charcoal.

It should be noted that there were originally three other Smelters in the room before we got there. We had to destroy two as Amethys and I, as a result of the rope trick, were stuck behind them. We were able to destroy them successfully, though. From there, we almost made a fatal mistake in which we ALL managed to wiggle ourselves into the hole and found we could not break out. Thankfully, someone had been intelligent enough to grab the ballista. So, we cleared out another Smelter to make room for the Ballista and proceeded to blow a new hole to the second (Above) floor with it.

And what we found in that second floor was beautiful. Sleeping people, at least five I think. Plus chests. We also found that we had access to their roof, where they kept two other chests and their beds. Needless to say, we slaughtered them all in their sleep and proceeded to loot everything. We finished up with this portion of the castle by destroying their beds to cut off any chance of immediate retaliation. We were lucky that these people were offline, and remained offline, for the whole raid.

And from the roof. You can see their execution grounds.

From there, we continued our siege as the architecture of the building suggested other rewards on a basement floor. We blew into the basement from the outside with the Ballista, and then forced our way into the central stairwell from the inside. We found two more chests but we failed to find what we considered the ultimate prize: Their crest. Finding their crest would have meant we could completely dismantle their entire castle and then make use of the materials (again, mostly cobblestone) ourselves. However, after about an hour of trying and a couple of accidental deaths (apparently roping someone and forcing them through a door is fatal. For the person being pulled and for anyone who happens to be in the path of their high-speed limbs).

All-in-all, though, we made out like bandits. We were in and out completely undisturbed. We cleaned them out completely and tore up the place spectacularly.

The only bad thing is, due to the alpha nature of the game, there are frequent updates. Usually, this would be great. However, as they are still adding new items and features into the game, that means frequent wipes. We woke up the next morning to find all our work gone. It was fun, though. Surely a memory we wont be forgetting.

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