The trial island hooked me.
I remember logging in for the first time and as with all mmos, didn't have a clue. I don't know about you, but I'm always shy at first, I keep to myself until I understand what's going on.
The starter zone had like five or six quest to get you started then around level 3 you had "the cave". This cave stopped me in my tracks on my first character. I was stuck.....Couldn't do it on my own, didn't have the knowledge. What do I do ?.... It seems to me I have to wait for another to come along.....Should I be so bold and ask for help at level 3 ?....Well I did and this set the stage. I was totally impressed. This "cave" at level 3 was a fond memory. Then again at level 5 and yet again at level 10. Yes, by level 10 I was an expert at grouping.
When I made it past all that and dumped into the "real world" it was more of exactly the same, a struggle. Still trying to solo, I would come across the spider cave and encampments all over the place. Just like level 3, I was stuck yet again, then again and again....I would sit and wait for others. The shyness was gone, Vanguard forced it out of me....... Then came a long friends list.
Don't get me wrong. I still pulled off many solo actions that shouldn't have happened, and the journey was great. Being cornered with seemingly no way out was a better feeling than any modern gimmick..... Please give me more of the same !
Pantheon, please have doable content on par with Vanguard