As many of you know, Celestia came into the live realm earlier this week. I must say, I was surprised on how quickly it moved from test to live; I expected there to be more problems... but I suppose KI did take a long time making it top-notch for us before test realm. There are still a few glitches to account for, like not being able to collect the Zodiac Tome in the starfish room down in the Grotto, but that's only a minor thing, and after beating more of CL, going back will be a piece of cake.
Contrary to my original beliefs, CL is anything BUT a piece of cake. I didn't do anything with CL in the test realm because I was busy with school, but I was hearing great things, and that it was difficult. I didn't expect it to be as difficult as I soon discovered though.
When I first entered the survey camp and saw all those fire crabs, my spirits went down the drain. Even with my prisms, those fire monsters were not easy to beat. Along with the difficulty, I couldn't seem to get the items needed from the crabs within a reasonable amount of time. I guess it's all luck, but still... COME ON. It was a little bit beyond frustrating. I did get through the first part of CL today though, and am now on the Floating Island battling more monsters.
Celestia definitely exceeds my expectations in more ways than one. The world itself looks awesome, the monsters are new and unique to this world, and they're not just an elemental or spiritual denomination... they can also be one of the new three schools! That makes it a little more interesting, since you don't really know what they'll be attacking with.
All in all, I really do love this new world. It's great to be able to do quests and use the experience instead of it being useless.
Have fun ITS, Wizards!