Ah, the DT. I've seen a number of those going around as of late, and
while I was rubbing my oldbie beard and thinking about the golden days
which may or may not have been, I was pondering the topic of the
There are a number of ways to get re-eq'd after a catastrophe. Some
people turn to auction with a laundry list, some mail out lists to
their friends, some gather up a group of friends or strangers and
go dashing about the mud.
I personally prefer joining a group, as well-organized as possible,
and simply going down through the list. Meet new people, stomp some
mobs, make an unhappy person happy -- it's like an oldtime barn-raising.
Of course, these groups don't always form, but I'll tell you the biggest
thing that keeps me out of them -- and that's when I send tells to
offer to join the re-eq group, and the person acts as if they don't
care if they buy it or kill for it, or they refuse to co-ordinate the
acquisition of their new eq. I've run halfway round the mud, draining
my hp/ma to get a pile of items for someone, only to return and find
they've already gotten or purchased the items in some other manner.
That's frustrating, and discouraging.
If you're not a group-up type, don't like to ask for help and would
rather buy items, prefer a low-profile approach, etc. then those are
fine too, but remember that there are a lot of ways to re-eq -- if you
keep your head up enough to take advantage of 'em.
Oh, and one technique that doesn't work --
chat Anyone help me re-eq?
chat Great, for all the help I've given people, no one will help me
...right after each other. If you want a group, take the time to build
one up, the same way you'd build an xp/hell/sl/etc run. And nothing
is a bigger turnoff than guilt trips, IMHO, because it turns any
"re-eq party" atmosphere into a "re-eq so I don't feel like hell"
At any rate, with all the DTs going round, any other thoughts on the
pitfalls and effective methods associated with re-eq'ing?
Saturday, April 24, 12:23PM
Does certainly seem to be a lot more people DT'ing lately. And of course i
f I say anything bad about that, I will be next. :) I'd simply like
to point out the value of typing 'x' in an area that you aren't 100%
familiar with. Yes, sometimes you DT because you did something dumb, even
in an area you are familiar with. But I'd say upwards of 80% of DT's are
simply not looking where you are going.
I have an amazingly good streak of avoiding DT'd going, its been about
2 years since I hit my last, of 2 ever. I'd like to think that the
difference comes from looking where I am going before I move.
As for re-eqing... Helping people re-eq will inevidably get you help
re-eqing when the time arrives. Nomad who just DT'd isn't here a
lot these days, but sure got his eq back fast. If you help, you will
be helped. So if you are someone that doesn't help people re-eq, just
remember that when you DT and no one will help you.
Saturday, April 24, 01:55PM
Generally, for an 'established' character, there is plenty of
cash in the bank after they DT. My approach to it is simply
to hound Rhia, Grizzled Merchant, HOL Keeper and some others
on the mud who people usually sell eq to. After that, generally
your char should have the level and enough stat to solo
a few of the non-sale eq (kick/flee, wither/flee, borrow ID vials, whateve
Then there are those SL and DIS eq, and some Salem/Boston eq
that probably isn't a good idea to try to get solo, esp
when you are underequipped. That's when you lure ppl
into helping you -- and personally that's when your reputation
starts to pay off. In my case, chances are it's my pker
that dt'd, so i guess i could promise future favors
or future discomforts :p
All in all tho, although annoying as hell, re-eq isn't all
that bad if you are reasonable with the time
table. You can't get everything in a day or two,
(actually, i think you could, but) give yourself
a week and don't overly spam people, you'll be set.
Oh yeah, try to DT when lots of your friends see it
too, so they can get a bulk of it done.