because thread got shut down while i was writing this novel of a post:
Example, the well quest I mentioned in previous post, we competed our first crack at it, but i had something like 5 deaths. Anywho, my end reward for it was a list of intensely powerful random loot items set to correctly reflect the difficulty of the quest. Each caster type weapon had to be carefully scrutinized. I opted for a scepter to give dave with 114 radiance spell power, efficient max I, greater necro focus and i think a effin superior lore. oh and +15 implement universal spell power. There was a scepter that came close to being ideal for my toon but it was 108 spell power...This is random lootgen gear from completing a single quest. Yes it was knarly hard honestly. Some resources where consumed, but now im staring at a list of caster items that take all the named gear id gathered over the past years of pretty stinkin hardcore play and toss it out.
That means if I get no better at running the quest and it takes my sorc 3-5 maj pots per single epic elite quest completion, I can have at least 4-5 outstandingly powerful items with 2-3 hours of play and a very small stack of major pots.
I remember I spent much much longer than that in crystal cove grinding grinding grinding for those green dragonshards. And THAT got blasted for being WAY too fast for newbies to get epic gear, and not much of the gear was very good compared with traditional epic gear.
I will say though I do feel positive personally that I can play in a forgotten realms world. Its what DDO has lacked for me personally since i first played it.