Again I will go into more details about L17 quests, all of them deserve a few words.
Monastery of the Scorpion: Good quest. Great exp and not too difficult. I haven't ran it with char with trap skills in a long time so I was a bit lost trying to find all the trap boxes, but it did get better on 2nd and 3rd run.
Enter the Kobold: Horrible quest. Up to the boss battle it was ok, but then...I was a bit over confident on my 1st run thinking resist fire potion+evasion will be enough. I was wrong. Fireballs were non issue as I almost always evaded them, but scorching ray(not evadable) was enormous pain. I didn't have enough dps to quickly kill the kobold and I couldn't bring my hireling into the arena(he dies there almost instantly) so I had to resort for different tactic. Keep hire at the back of the tunnel and run there every time I needed heal(self healing was insufficient). But it was taking too long. I got to the point where I wanted to quit, I stopped recording and clicked recall. But then I said to myself, @#$@ it I'm going to see this through. It took me ~60min to finish this run.
For the 2nd run I stocked on some fire shield scrolls and with experience from 1st run I went in again. I even bought gold seal hireling to stand at the shrine. And it was even worse. A lot worse in fact, because I forgot to restock on fire resist potions. With only ~5potions I knew I can't go slow, so my only option was to try kobold as fast as I can and hope that he will not reset every time I ran back to heal myself. Well when he was at ~15% he reset. Then I ran out of resist potions and started dying. This run took about 75min to complete.
For the 3rd run I restocked everything. I decided to do it completely differently and bought some ice storm+acid rain scrolls. When the fire elementals spawned I switched to my new tactic, using ice storm+acid rain scrolls I very slowly killed all 3 fire elementals. It took some time but it was safe. Then it was fairly straight forward. Kobold hopping around made it very annoying but I managed to kill him and then the effreti and then I successfully completed.
Prey on the Hunter: Not too difficult. Giants are pretty tough though. Massive HP+the way they push me around=patience is required.
Stealer of Souls: Horrible even on casual.
Earth part: Giants again, massive hp(even on casual)+the way they push me around was very annoying. But not too difficult.
Ice part: Same thing about giants. Plus I fell of few times on my way to the boss and when I got there I learned that Song of Freedom doesn't work the way I thought it was. I was hopping to use it to clear all the fogs, but that didn't worked out. Boss fight was therefore very long and very annoying.
Fire part: Horrible but with a little patience it was doable.
Air part: Worst of them all. Giant+some air elementals=I fell of few times. Boss that likes to dispel my buffs and cast a lot of fogs=very hard.
And all that hard work for only ~9k exp...
I also ran The Druid's Deep at this level. This was my first run, right after it was released so I was a little sight seeing and exploring. First thing that caught me by surprise was "red musk pollen" in Outbreak, before I realized what was going on I was helpless and had to recall and rest. But then it was ok, not too hard and I like them visually. The end fight in The Druid's Curse was more difficult than I expected so I had to tactically retreat, but overall nice chain.
Disable Device +1
Use Magic Device +1
Racial Toughness II
Human Greater Adaptability Constitution
209.266 plat, 16 gold, 10 silver, 9 copper
-5000 +4 icy burst greatsword
-3000 +3 icy burst lognbow
-50.000 +2 icy burst greateaxwe of greater giant bane
-4000 +2 holy bastardsword of greater elemental bane
-8415 small ingredients bag
+17725 Corruption of nature ... it sold almost instantly on ah, should have set higher buyout, but at the same time I hope someone didn't buy it thinking it was L24
-2400 19x scroll of teleport
-4000 50x scrolld of fireshield
+35128 +4 Pandemonioum Longbow of Lacerating
-3778 3x wand of cure serious
-4000 resist potions
-4000 50x scroll of ice storm
-4000 50x scroll of acid rain
-4300 50x potion of pretection from energy
-2150 25x potion of protection from acid
Monastery of the Scorpion - 3xN
Enter the Kobold - 3xN
Prey on the Hunter - N
Stealer of Souls - C
Outbreak - N
Overgrowth - N
Thorn and Paw - N
The Druid's Curse - N
+1 CHA tome
Dragontouched Leather Armor ,resistance+5,protection+5(later con+6)
Monastery of the Scorpion(video)
22:58 - Finish Quest
946 EXP per Minute
Enter the Kobold(video)
54:22 - Finish Quest
385 EXP per Minute
Prey on the Hunter(video)
20:53 - Finish Quest
602 EXP per Minute
Stealer of Souls(video)
49:00 - Finish Quest
181 EXP per Minute
11:17 - Finish Quest
347 EXP per Minute
10:51 - Finish Quest
553 EXP per Minute
Thorn and Paw(video)
18:39 - Finish Quest
290 EXP per Minute
The Druid's Curse(video)
24:22 - Finish Quest
335 EXP per Minute