[ARPil] Day 14 of 30 – Is it hot here or is it just me?

Rakuno waving near the griffon station in the Great Divide

This post is part of The 30 Days or ARPil event created by Pizza Maid of Pizzamaid.moe. You can find more information about it in here and the 30 questions here. If you are interested on seeing who is participating on the event, there is a block to the right with all blogs that are part of it too. Let me know if I forgot someone or put someone in there by mistake. πŸ™‚

All my answersΒ  will be about my character Rakuno, my ratonga monk in Everquest 2. From this point on it will be him doing all the talk!

Question 14: How does your character react to temperature changes such as extreme heat and cold?

Having fur I usually have more tolerance to cold temperatures than most races. On the other side of the coin, I usually have more trouble with heat. When I have to deal with extreme temperatures I try to focus as much as I can, control my chi in a way that the temperatures won’t bring me down. It is the only way I can get through places like Lavastorm without fainting after five steps or going completely naked.

There was this one time where I had to infiltrate some bad guys. My contact was able to put an illusion so I looked like one of the dwarves that worked for them. I don’t know if this was part of the illusion or just some psychological thing but I actually felt like I didn’t have fur. It felt cold even though I was wearing clothes proper for the freezing temperatures. Honestly, after that I experience, I really have no idea how you furless people can go through life without wearing heavier clothes. I guess you just are used to the cold.

10 thoughts on “[ARPil] Day 14 of 30 – Is it hot here or is it just me?”

  1. That’s an interesting idea, if illusions actually make yourself feel like you are what you look like, or if they give a placebo effect.

  2. In this case it was probably more of a placebo effect. Although it does make one think about the possible psychological effects of wearing certain illusions like, say, a Troll Pirate Lady disguise. (No, I am not making this up. There is a questline in Moors of Ykesha if I recall correctly where you do get to disguise yourself as a troll pirate. You also get the opposite gender of your character’s too, so a male character gets disguisde as female pirate troll!)

    • And there I thought it was just GW2 who had such quests (always found those so creative) – but they probably “stole” it from EQ2! Learned another thing. πŸ™‚

      • I think any game that has illusion magic in its lore and a class/skill/school of magic specialized in it will inevitably have quests like that. I mean, it can be a pretty useful excuse for coming up with quests like “We need the player to infiltrate the enemy that is of a specific race, one that might be completely different from the player’s own race. How can we do that?” “Just have the NPC cast an illusion spell on them!”

      • If you mean the pirate troll disguise that one is more of a case of a physical disguise, I think. At least I don’t remember there been any mention of illusion involved. Which makes one wonder how that works when you play a shorty race like gnomes or a really big and buffy race like ogres.

        But it was a funny quest to infiltrate the troll pirates. πŸ™‚

          • Stilts could be an explanation, for sure. Two more short races to stack up would work if they used robes. Since these are pirates though they let a lot of skin exposed…. Like the troll pirate legs. *shudders*

    • Oh, gods. That is a mental image I could live without. I will need to find something to clean my brain of it. I wonder if acid will be strong enough….

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