not exactly what we "did today" but close enough i guess, twas Saturday
- we have been mostly on Ab lately, taming and breeding, building up etc. but wanted to do something on the island for a bit of a change. the only things left we havent done are ascension and the cave of the Strong. so we head to Green Oby and start moving rex, we need trophies from alpha Ape and Brood to make our alpha ascension run (hopefully this weekend ). we have been on those alpha runs many times, but usually as riders with other tribes. plenty of beta trophies in the ol'vault but no alpha heads other than dragon. run both fights back to back, then heal up the rex with Hellboy (crazy red 85k food daedon), get everyone parked again and its like....well....now what?
there was mention of trying the snow cave again, and i knew one day we would go back, but the last trip was still kind of a sore spot with me -- (9 or 10 of us on the server went in and we all died and lost tons of gear) -- but it was either that or go back to Ab and do a cave there, so i said sure (half expecting not to go ). get back to camp, running around grabbing gear when i see Gnome has his cyan death squad (all 48 dimorphs) hovering above his thyla when i realize we are actually going to go back in, the 3 of us....
we are all literally "loaded for bear" and the adventure begins -- other than a large polar bear spawn in the first room, it was totally horrible and we made decent progress, going slow and killing everything needed to get to the next room, trying to keep the dimorphs away from bears. from the last trip we knew things would re-spawn quickly behind us, and we planned on fighting our way back out, so after grabbing artifacts we started back out and were pleasantly surprised that not many of the mobs had re-spawned...i was starting to get a little excited as we were coming up on the "first room" again, when Gnome gets dc'd and the proverbial poo hits the fan -- 5-6 bears again and i kid you not, id swear 10 purlovia. Ruh and i died pretty quickly, thats when it hit me all the bags we dropped are all further away from the entrance, and after 2 more back to back deaths i had to re-spawn back at our north camp. with images burnt into my brain of the last whoopin the cave put on us and knowing we had one room to clear to get out i grabbed what fur i could, a 290 AR from the boss vault and 2300 rounds, grabbed my wyvern and was back in just a few mins. turns out the primitive fur i grabbed lasted one bear bite, ruh threw me her pants (lmao, cyan ofc and the AR i grabbed was hers, cyan) and i went ham, spraying rounds at anything that moved -- other than the cyan pants, rambo would've been proud. Gnome had made it back in by now and with almost everything dead it was time to grab the gear and get the fooz outta dodge -- which we did in short order. i was the last out, there was a bear guarding the gold drop that i was not leaving without, and yes....Journeyman cloth glove bp for my Ruh (she loves her painted cloth sets).
we get back to camp, unload everything and talk about the madness -- we have one dimorph left, and she has earned her spot at the fireplace now with the other shoulder pets that are special, never to see the outside again -- although she will give us eggs for another, smaller cloud, at some point.....maybe lmao.
anyways, a SS or two for your enjoyment hehehe.