TSW’s current long-term event, The Whispering Tide, is almost through its second phase, and I am SO READY to see what’s next. About half because I’m excited to see the next stage, and half because I’m dead bored of running the same 10-minute mission over and over. It’s frustrating because that’s pretty much all I’ve done lately when I log in to the game, and STILL haven’t run any Nightmare dungeons.
The portal mission resets every half-hour and I feel a constant pressure to run it as much as I can. You earn currency each time, and it looks like it might be pretty expensive to buy all the event goodies I want by the end of it. The awesome Runic Automaton pet costs 75 fragments and I don’t remember how many slivers, and each mission run gets you one fragment. And I’m not even counting the honeycomb-style outfit pieces I want too. I’m really hoping we open up more ways to earn both currencies as the event progresses.
Speaking of progression, there’s a great interview with Joel about Issue 8 up at MMORPG.com. He loves to tease.
Anyway, with just 2 (I think) tentacles left on the portal we should be learning more soon. For those of you participating, how do you feel about the event so far? Are we at a good pace for unlocking new stages? How do these rewards stack up against those from older events?