Dogs and cats.
I finished the Critter Tears collection and received the Spirit of Tears reward, which looks like a ghostly cat. I was pretty lucky in that it only took me four or five tries per animal to get tears, I’ve heard from some players that have had really bad luck and had to kills dozens.
I’m more of a dog person than a cat person though, so I was also happy to collect enough Otherworldly Sourcestone from the River of Souls event to get a Shade Touched Hound. It cost one hundred of the sourcestones, which didn’t take too long since the four dailies each yield ten (or they do now, it was increased in a recent patch). I’ve also picked up the odd sourcestone from closing death rifts as well, but I’ve only gotten a few at a time that way.
I missed the first couple of days of the event, so it’s only been since Friday that I started seriously running these quests, and so far they are still fun. The next stage starts in the 9th so I’m sure I’ll be ready for something different by then.
It’s a small server after all.
Telara usually feels like a pretty large place, but it’s started to get smaller. I say this because while I was in Shimmersand hunting for rifts and saw a Death Rift pop. As I rode up the trail to the rift and joined the public group, I found myself with none other than Mr. And Mrs. MMOGC. Pretty funny that I randomly run into guildies like that.
Now that I’ve gotten the hang of it, I’m really enjoying being able to swap roles depending on the situation. Usually I run around in my Stormcaller/Elementalistl PvE solo build, which has been working out excellently.
Anytime I end up in a public group of more than two others, I swap over to my Chloromancer/Warlock and get a little more practice at healing. Switching mental gears from a DPS mindset to a support/healing mindset is tricky, especially without the helpful fiction if logging out to swap characters. It’s very fun though and very handy in situations where you suddenly find that a change in strategy or tactics are needed.