Fired up the Wednesday night perma-death group again.
Barttelby Uno - bladeforged pal/sorc 1/2
Hydraulixx - warforged arti 3
Razog - bladeforged pal 3
Adementia - warforged sorc 3
Two warforged and two freshly minted bladeforged joined forces on sunny side Korthos to route the cultists and their fishmen overlords to help Jeets and the rest of the K-team send the white dragon Assicrackx packing!
An uneventful zerg through all the Korthos quests on elite was made slightly more interesting by the two bladeforged starting with no items whatsoever (unless you count 4 +20 jump potions). I have never been so happy to loot a rusty longsword in the entirety of my DDO career! The novelty was short lived as we never came close to dying despite a brisk pace that slowed only once to watch Hydra disarm two ice traps.
I feel far fewer reservations about starting new PD characters at Vet 1 or Vet 2 since there is such a dearth of opportunities, especially before level 4, where anything less than falling asleep at the keyboard and autorunning off a cliff actually has a chance of killing you.
It's nice to say "I got my guy up to level X" without dying, but the first four levels seem like more of a warm up than anything else - even with PD characters. It feels good to run with this group again. Next week should prove to be more exciting. The Kobold shamans are usually good for a scare or two.
Can't wait to see who fortune farts on first.