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Touristing in Quarterstone

December 22, 2008

After becoming a citizen through high house Rune in Chronicles of Spellborn my travels took me to the shard of Quarterstone. So far I have just done some initial quests and some time running around in the area.

The Oracle district and the temple

The Oracle district and the temple

Quarterstone is pretty much a city shard, with a couple of districts placed around the center area, the Oracle district and the big temple there in the middle.

When initially arriving to Quaterstone one lands (at least I did) in the Palace District, which as the name implies is a big palace area with gardens and greenery. The names of the other districts also are tied to some distinct feature, except for one of them. The other districts are:

  • Fountain district
  • Green district
  • Arena district
  • Pit district
  • Statue district

So in total seven districts. The district which do not match its name is the Green district, which is something completely different and which seems to be the hostile district here – I was attacked very soon after stepping into the area there. My quests were in the Fountain district, I did not see any other quest givers when running around in the other districts, so that may perhaps be something that comes with higher levels. For now I just leave here with a few screenshots in the end here.

After  running around in the area for a while I decided to head back to Parliament shard and jumped on a shard ship at Pit district – could not get a ship back from Palace district. The cost to ride in a cabin was 25 silver, which would have been a large portion of my income, so I decided to go with the crew instead – that was free. While the trip to Quaterstone was quite uneventful, the trip back had a bit more action. Pretty much almost directly after taking off with the shard ship it was attacked by a couple of pirates who suddendly materialized on deck and took me by surprise. Luckily they were only level 5 and the rest of the crew jumped in also, sp they were quickly dealt with. The rest of the trip was calm, but it certainly kept me on edge a bit.

 

Pirate attack on Shard ship

Pirate attack on Shard ship

I guess and hope that the pirates will scale in levels and with the number of players on the ship, or perhaps there will be different levels depending on which path one travels.

Path to Fountain district

Path to Fountain district

 

Oh they have a fountain in Fountain district...

Oh they have a fountain in Fountain district...

Entrance to Arena district

Entrance to Arena district

 

Outside the arena

Outside the arena

 

Inside the arena

Inside the arena

 

Entrance to Pit district

Entrance to Pit district

 

A pit in Pit district, what are the chances?

A pit in Pit district, what are the chances?

 

The lovely Green district

The lovely Green district

 

Guess this is Statue district...

Guess this is Statue district...

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  1. Beau
    December 22, 2008 at 03:06

    Oh man, I can’t wait to get the full game. It’s such a beautiful game!

    Thanks for these entries!

    beau

  2. December 22, 2008 at 16:40

    Appreciate the updates…rub it in our face you dog!!!

    lol

    The screenies are so cool…but, uh, can you make them clickie to larger versions? I want to see them at your full resolution.

    thanks much

  3. sente
    December 22, 2008 at 21:52

    Ah I had forgotten to add the clickie links. The uploaded images are resized versions though, only 960×600 (I run at 1920×1200) but at least they are clickable now. These are the same that are shown directly in the text, but they are resized by the HTML to smaller view in the post.

    I guess I could upload original size images later or add such in the future.

  4. Tenet
    December 23, 2008 at 23:15

    Where are all the other people? This does look great, but also like a single-player game – where are all the other players?

    Try to capture some with your next set of screens. Thanks!

  5. sente
    December 23, 2008 at 23:50

    Well, that is not so easy because there are not many people around to see…

    Typically you cannot distinguish a player from an NPC until you get rather close if they are standing still. Otherwise players are the ones running when they are not attacking (NPCs walk, only run when attacking)

    In the newbie zones (Hawksmouth and Aldenvault) there can be a few people seen, but in the other areas I have been to I have not seen other players often.

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