Letters From Tamriel

An epistolary gaming blog

Maelstrom Arena: and so it begins

@Zells - sepia stone - smallFor months I have been thinking that I wanted to try MA, but I kept putting it off until I was “ready”.

Last night I ran out of patience waiting on “ready”.  Said to myself: yeah, I’m half-asleep and should log off, my gear is mis-matched bits & pieces, and I’m not sure what’s even on my weapon bar right now, but let’s walk in and at least see the place.

The first round was a piece of cake, actually made me think I had a chance, and the second round (w/the Dwemer spinning blade traps, gah) was hilariously impossible w/the weapon bar set-up I had.  So much dying.  So much Daedra trash talk.  My understanding has been that building up a false sense of confidence before getting turned into paste is the quintessential Maelstrom Arena experience, so even though I didn’t get far, I feel like I was really there, y’ know?

Never feel like I know a dungeon until I’ve died there a dozen times (per boss, usually), so the learning process has begun! And in related news: I am really tired of my armor being a mess.  I think it’s time to try farming vCoA2 again.  No need to wish me luck; what could possibly go wrong? :p

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