I've decided to make a few posts over this weekend about what I think about Valencia Part 2 so far. I can tell you that there IS a challenge so far. It looks like it's time to start farming for the gear from Moo Manchu because this world is very challenging. I promised myself I wouldn't make this post about dislikes, so I'm going to talk about a few things that I like about Valencia 2 so far! I only made it to level 66 1/2 so keep in mind that I don't know everything and I'm only going off a little section of Valencia 2.
#1: The Storyline: I've always loved the Pirate101 storyline! This is a continuation after Aquila. We're sent to the Capitol of Valencia 2 to find Captain Gunn since he has Catbeard's piece of the Map to El Dorado. I'm not going to say too much on this post because I want it to be a surprise for everyone. I'll just say that this storyline really involves our companions when talking and a lot of times it's very funny! I like how Kingsisle makes our companions feel alive and not just running around with us like robots (not the Armada - though it would be cool to have an Armada companion, no we're not getting one in VL2). I really do like everything so far, so I can't wait to quest through the live realm to see what else happens.The storyline is sure to make you laugh at points if you do read and listen to the dialog like I do. :D
#2: Our New Companion, Contessa: If you didn't know by now, we do get a new companion in the game. Kingsisle actually gave us a sneak peek Vine a few weeks ago that shows her main attack on an enemy. She is an awesome companion and I can tell I will be using her as one of my main in VL2 when it's released to the live realm. As I've mentioned above, Kingsisle gave life to the companions and Contessa was one of the new companions that they made seem very funny and awesome. I will be using Contessa as one of my main companions because of her strong hits on enemies! :D
#3: Some Of The Challenge/ Not All: Some parts of the challenge of this world is the way it should be since it is the world after Aquila. Now, other challenging parts.. you'll have to read my Dislikes post on that. I think this world should be a little challenging, especially for those who can quest through very fast and say they're bored a few days later. I can tell this will take me awhile to get through and this was what I was expecting, at least some of the sections of VL2.
#4: The Gold: I've noticed that we receive a lot of gold after fighting mobs and especially bosses in VL2. I actually received one treasure chest that had over 9k gold! I'll have to go back and find out what boss that was because I have a feeling that'll be my new boss to farm gold from if there's not another boss in VL2 that has more gold. I really can't believe the amount of gold this world gives, and I think it's awesome if you ask me. If you're worried about running out of gold, this update is the place to go... so far! I hope they keep this in the live realm. It'll be a lot easier to buy one of the ships..
#5: The Pirate Ships: I LOVE that the ships are from other worlds and are level 70. I don't know if this is temporary since this world was released earlier than it was expected to (at least it seems that way to me), but I still love this idea. I'm actually a fan of the Marleybone ships and I was upset when I couldn't use mine anymore when I had to quest through Aquila. There are actually ships from what seems each world that everyone can use and they're all level 70 ships! There is also equipment for these ships which you'll have to check out.
#6: Valencia Part 2: I love VL2 and I can tell Kingsisle put a lot of work to make it seem different than the first Valencia. I'm very thankful we have a great team to put this world out. I love a lot of how VL2 looks including the amazing Sunset (or Sunrise?), the buildings, NPCs, etc.. Thank you Kingsisle! I can't wait to see how everything else looks when I'm able to quest through the entire world on the live realm. I always save the rest as a surprise. :)
These are really the main six things that I love about this new update! I really didn't tell you everything which was my goal, only things that I liked about this new update. I'll have a dislike post later today or sometime this weekend. Thank you all for reading and thank you Kingsisle for an awesome new update. Until next time, I'll see you around the Skyways!