Y’know how when you click on the Silver Flame Guardian in “Spinner of Shadows,” you get a dialogue box with the Guardian telling you crap about granting you its essence and how it can help you defeat the Spinner and all that?
I don’t get that any more. When I click the Guardian, there’s a little exasperated pause, and then it gives me a box that says, “Seriously? You AGAIN? Stop bothering me! If I wanted you to have that shard, I’d’ve given it to you by now.”
No, it doesn’t really say that. But it might as well. Vic has a Silver Slinger, a Scroll of the Silver Slinger, and a Seal of the Silver Slinger. She’s had them for quite a while. But sadly, the shard eludes me, despite running Spinner so many times, I find myself looking for ward crystals every time I squash a spider on the bathroom wall.
I’ve run it solo. I’ve run it in groups. I’ve run it on eNorm because I didn’t know if they’d fixed the bug that was preventing epic scrolls/seals/shards from dropping on higher difficulties, and then started running it on eHard after I found out that – as they should – epic upgrade items seem to drop more frequently there.
Last night I got the bright idea, after soloing EH Spinner on Acanthia, to put up an LFM for free loot and ask for the shard to be passed, should it drop. The party filled in record time, but no shard for anyone, at least not the Silver Slinger one. Too bad I’m not trying to epic a Luminous Truth or pretty much any item that starts with Templar, because those show up more often than chicken butt jokes on Miley Cyrus’ YouTube channel.
Every night, after I get to the point where I’ve Spinnered till I just can’t Spinner no more, I say, “I give up. I am never, ever, EVER running that #$%& quest again.” And then the next night rolls around, and despite my best intentions, I find myself trotting down to Harbor to talk to Orrex once again. Last night, though, I actually meant it… but only because I’d hit ransack. And then I remembered that I don’t have to run it on Acanthia, not when I have Even, Jall, Vic, Dissy, Char and Meren all eager for loot and epic XP – and NOT at the ransack point.
It’s not like Vic doesn’t love her Needle – oh, she does, very much. And she’s quite fond of her Slaver’s Hand, too. But being just one piece away from an epic Slinger for so long – well, it’s a matter of pride now. No way am I giving up.
I did pick up some other scrolls and seals – alas, no shards, although I think a few of the people I ran with pulled various ones. And it occurred to me that maybe, while I wait to pull the Slinger shard, I could think about epickifying (YES, dammit, that is a word) her Doublecross Bow even though she
rarely never uses it. So I dug out my scroll/seal/shard green bag and checked to see if she was missing any pieces for the Doublecross…
FML. I have the seal. I have THREE scrolls. But once again, no shard.
See you again tomorrow night, Spinner.