Remember this post? Where I bashed the upcoming 120 (Master) capes? Well, believe it or not, just around that time, the temptation of those capes started to form in the back of my head. Mining has always been a skill I’ve been particularly proud of as it was my first 99 in what is regarded as one of the harder skills. Although it seemed comically impossible, I began to think of what it would be like reaching 120 Mining.
Then, at the end of September, the decision was made. I began to painstakingly learn the process of Barbarian Assault and gathering the golden mining outfit. Soon, I had mastered a few roles in Barbarian Assault and had the privilege of landing myself onto some pro teams (seriously, everyone had comp capes and were hardcore skillers and yet I was the person of choice to fill out the teams, funny how that works). Seren Stones made 120 seem much more achievable and after spending 4 straight months mining 95% of my playing time, I actually did it?!
It was an unforgettable journey and while it did delay any sort of progress (outside of mining) on my account, it was something I was very glad I did. This will sound clique, but it honestly its true, the friendships I made/deepened during the grind for 120 was the best part of it (ok, not going to lie the particles are pretty slick too). I met some amazing new people and deepened previous relationships I have had.
Since then its back to catching up on the past 4 months I’ve missed.
If you are considering going for a 120 yourself, I would encourage you greatly to do so. It takes commitment, but in the long run, its fun. Its fun to see the progress you make over time and not to mention the bragging rights. Also, if you are pushing for a 120, I highly suggest finding someone to do it with, it’ll keep you going and give you a new friend.
If you missed it, here’s a short video on getting my cape: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkMwF6FWeN0