For ages, I dreaded the fact that the perfect rifle for my Hunter’s look in World of Warcraft would require running Trial of the Champion. I had no idea how hard it would be to handle the jousting solo, and the thought of that alone and drop rates kept me away from it for the longest time. But finally, yesterday, I took a deep breath and went in, knowing at least Legacy mode would make it a little easier. It was still going to be a challenge, but… wait, did I just get that within three runs? Without anything being more than mildly annoying?
Yes, we all remember the projects that turned out to be far harder than we hoped, but we don’t put in enough memory for the things that are much easier than planned. When you expect a crafting project to be a nail-biting thing in Final Fantasy XIV when it’s actually just a quickly finished event. Or when you get nervous about fitting a new ship in Star Trek Online only to find you already have most of what you need and the last piece is easily gotten. So what about you? Which MMO projects have been unexpectedly easy for you?