So, a while back I posted about how Acanthia soloed the Pit at level 5. I was pretty darn proud of her, as the Pit was long my nemesis. (Now we’re just drinking buddies.) Alas, ComicRelief was not so impressed:
“CASUAL??? Pffft – I scoff at “casual”. HA! says I.”
And thus “The Dare” was born, whereupon Comic vowed that he would solo the Pit (with hireling) on normal with a level 5 character. Now to be fair, he’s since done that… but not without deaths and/or re-entries.
DEATHS??? RE-ENTRIES??? Pffft – I scoff at “deaths and re-entries.” HA! says I. I could take poor squishy Syrmere, my level 2 wizzy, in there and, though it would take hours if not days if not weeks, have her pick off trogs and oozes one or two at a time, release and heal, then go back in and repeat until the place was cleared out. So THERE. 😛
See, when it comes to the Pit, you do not poke fun at me. My ex tried that – “Oh honey, you could never solo the Pit.” What did I do? Smiled, nodded, waited until he went to bed and then soloed the Pit. So when Comic scoffed at Acanthia’s solo run on casual, I knew what had to be done. I smiled, nodded, waited until my new ranger Chartreusia reached level 5, and then – armed with resist and cure pots plus a few wands for backup, a FvS hireling who liked to blow all her mana casting Soundburst whilst tending to forget that she could heal, a pair of sweet scimis (Rusted Shamshir and +1 Seeker of Backstabbing) and a +1 Seeker Composite Longbow of Shattermantle – I soloed the Pit. With all optionals (and STILL NO DAMN MUCK’S DOOM!). On NORMAL. With NO deaths. With NO re-entries. At LEVEL FIVE.
Top THAT, oh round red smiley-faced one. *grin*