Level 65- 70
Its out of Thunder River. Next we head to the frozen lands of Atzels Approach where your bladder can now expand but your nipples will contract. Now there is one rule to Atzels approach …Bring a friend. Not you…THEM!! The mobs in Atzels do not believe in a fair fight. You attack one, you bring him, his neighbor, their dog, grandma and 17 of their closest friends. They even have magical instruments littered across the camps..”The Uber Horn of BAF-ing” DO NOT let anyone you attack run to the horns! If they do, the entire camp can come down and smack ya…heck sometimes even your real life mother will awaken, come through the door and PWN you (...and your at college!). Now that’s a horn!
I hate Aztels. It’s a sucky zone and one you will suffer through. Caution will serve you well in Atzels and even with that, you will die. You will find that there isn’t a lot of easy quests here. Many of the quests you get are red and you need to kill BAFing groups 4 levels higher than your own. It’s tough. My advice, BAF someone of your own. Send out a /Yell, /Tell, IM from Facebook, classified in the local newspaper …whatever just find someone and duo everything here. It makes a tough zone a lot more tolerable (…er, me?...um ...no, cant…I have…knitting, yea knitting class tonight!...gonna knit skirts with Conan).
Aelfriths camp is the first quest area you’ll find. Actually it is the only quest area. There are several randomly placed quest givers throughout the zones, so keep your eyes out the for ‘!’. This is the first zone where you notice that the number os quests start to go down. There is a nice Wall of wanted posters but you can only do half, the other half comes at lev 70. You will need Climbing of at least 450 to get up the glacier to the higher level Trogs and climbing of 600 to get up the rope ladder near Skammestein. You can live without climbing the rope, but I do suggest you get yours to at least 450. If you grind all these quests you will get about half way through level 67 …THAT’S IT and it sucks!
Key Quest: Xiode from Mannanan server (Whom you may remember from such forum troll posts as “Funcom hates Pygmies!” and “I quit AoC…AGAIN!) notes a simple quest at Skammestein. As you’re killing your way through there enter the tents, there are cases that you can click that give a quest back at Aelfriths camp…free, simple XP.
When you’ve run out of quests, my suggestion is find a group and do the prison instance back in Thunder River. That instance and its hand in quests will get you close to 2 levels. I know a lot of people like to grind solo, but I’m tell you, Grouping and Instance XP is where its at! This is the big issue that’s overlooked by most of the players in this game. This is one of the main mistakes I see players make as they strive for 80....they skip the group stuff. Yes, you can solo your way to 80, but you’ll get their faster is you just PUG an instance or two..and get better gear while doing it. However, if you must grind then Skammestein camp is a great grinding spot for lev 65-68. Plenty of 65-67 fast respawning mobs and a nearby rez point. If that’s not good enough…sigh…to the villas with ye!
Key Quest: Remember Conan. He gives a series of quests to kill in Atzels, so head back to him periodically and turn in and get new.
Fun Quest: Kiebus sends you off to basically take out an entire village of enemies in the northwest corner of the zone. The questline involves setting fires to the walls of the camp. When you do ..MOVE (or stealth) cause 60 Mobs are inc to put out the flames. When its all done you have 3 minutes of Mayhem, where you have to stand your ground against all comers for a full 3 minutes. Its a Hyborian cage match...Very fun!
Key Quest: When you set off to go to the dragon's cave. HOwever getting there is tricky. To find the dragons cave, head to Atzels Fortress. As the fortress coes into view there is a path up the snow to the left(west). Go up the path and look for polar Bears (of the rabid variety). Go past the polar bears and over a small bridge and then youll get to the top of the dragon's Cave. you need to find the Climb Point...its near the mining picks and tools. climb down and be rdy, therre are lev 79 snakes slithering about.
Key Quest: Kill Kronor quest. It’s a tough quest and I don’t recommend it unless you have a partner (or 3) or your lev 69ish. Just too many mobs spawning fast on you to do solo. However once you do get it every time you head down the waterfall (which is often) you spawn these guys right in front of you. My suggestion is that you delete this quest until your ready to do it.
Level 65-70 Quest NPCs
Aelfriths Atzel's Camp
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