Over the past couple of days my life has been miserable. Instead of the Ettenmoores being a wonderful buffet of clueless soon to be enslaved meat-sticks mindlessly stumbling around waiting to be devoured it has become a place that is decidedly dangerous for me.
In the past, the need to "map out" of a tight spot was something that would happen once every several weeks. Lately, the "map out" strategy has become a regular in my rotation through in an increasingly fragmented and distorted survival toolkit. At some point, someone decided to start using hunters as they were intended - which makes them the new danger.
FUN MOMENT: I was being chased by a 6 man group that had been wearing me down all evening. I was out of cool downs and out of time so I decided to try and map out even though the enemy was tracking me and much too close for me to get away with it. Thankfully, instead of shooting me the hunter pulled out Heart Seeker - the induction time of 5 seconds gave me the additional 3 seconds I needed to complete mapping. It's a mistake I'm guessing that hunter won't make again.
It seems like every time I wedgie some lone soon to be enslaved person a dozen or more hobbit burglars materialize. They are backed by a couple of Rune-Keepers, a couple of Minstrels, and the Pope. The "understanding" I had with some Freeps has been discarded and the Ettenmooeres has become populated with a new, impatient, blood-thirsty Freep that doesn't have time to be nice. I think the recent Freep advances have caused them to show their true colors - they must all die for this insolence.
Recent violence on the Ettenmoores has caused me to significantly revise my 'todo' list. I won't mention names *cough* Raithorn *cough* but I've a couple of people that I owe really big *cough* Bace *cough* and should I catch them alone I'll make a harp outta their *cough* StormSniper *cough* innards. The people on my secret 'todo' list should NOT wander out onto the Ettenmoores alone and they should continue to employ the pocket burglars their very lives have come to depend upon.