It took me a bit longer this time but here I am with the idea that inspired this whole "Outsmarting David" post. The one where I'm very certain that it will actually work.Thirth test: Convincing lady Xidar
When exploring around with one of my character I noticed that lady Xidar has knowledge about the shards and the Gate. She talks that she knows you are a Deep lord but of course at this point in time your character is still clueless about everything and think she is just talking nonsense.
But then I thought, what would she say if my character isn't as clueless about this world anymore? What if my character defeated the Forsaken, blew up the gate and then returned to lady Xidar? But this is one of my biggest tests yet, since it requires me to make a new character, play through the entire game while skipping this easy quest that gives me a shard and one of the few INT items that isn't exclusive to mages. Only an idiot would put so much time in trying this. So that's exactly what I did.
Well, it seems like David didn't foolproof his game after all. He didn't expect that someone would skip a quest that can be completed at level 9 and is very easy to find until they are level 22 and completed the entire game. I win after all.
Here you can see that I didn't go with the quest until I was level 22, Decurion Sargos has been waiting at this gate for all these months.
And then here it is. My victory. The thing David didn't expect. My only dialog option here is to say that I'm "just an adventurer" even after winning a debate with the Forsaken about the Gate and my heritage a day ago.
I'll be honest, I didn't expect David to have some hidden lore hidden here, nor do I expect him to change that now. After all, nobody before me was stupid enough to skip the good rewards from this quest until after beating the Forsaken. And probably nobody after me will do this again. But I just wanted to test the limits of the system. And see if I would be able to outsmart David.
On a sidenote, I couldn't even test the other idea I had since those dumb red floating orbs just wouldn't get the right angle to go through the door so after half an hour I gave up on that one. I might try it again someday in the future if I have more patience but it won't be for anytime soon.
David: 2 - BattleLord: 1