I don’t know how it was in the beginning of the game, but since I play you always could, @ReinRaus .
I thought spiders were hard because when I was a noob one killed one of my thralls. So I avoided them. I used to go for a sand reaper hive queen instead.
Then @stelagel told me spiders were preferable.
We were playing together and I convinced him to go for a hive queen,
The one between the Black Galeon and the Northen cliffs, East of the Savanah.
My idea was going strp by step. We were doing a challenge. We couldn’t craft anything. By anything I mean nothing at all. Not even a campfire or a tool. We had to loot it all.
I don’t remember which weapons we had, but probably some stolen very low level gear. So, after convincing Stelios, we went there instead of going for a spider. “Come dude, this is easy. It’s what I always do!”, “Are you sure, Marcos? Spiders are really easy”, “Yeah, I’m sure, let’s go!”
Well, everything was working fine until I went for the hive queen. Two sand reapers weren’t there, it seemed to me. Either they spawn later or they weren’t where they were supposed to be. The last yellow ones. I didn’t see them. So, I went for the queen and the two bastards got me by surprise. Somehow I got stuck and at a very low level the hive queen will kill you in a heartbeat.
As we couldn’t craft anything, I didn’t even have a bedroll, so I went straight to the desert, while Stelios was left fighting two or three reapers and the queen alone, with crap weapons that barelly scratched them.
“How are you doing mate? Hang in there, I’m coming as fast as I can”
" Arrgh! Malaka! I’m doing finee, argh!" Stelios is Greek and the most fun guy you can ever play with. When I got there he had killed what there was to kill. I was laughing my pants off.
“So, shall we go for the Spider now, Marcos?”.
Lesson learned. Then it took one fight. One. After I saw how easy spiders were, they became my first target. There’s NOTHING special about killing a world boss of this level.
Sure, there can always be a screw up, but you can go for any spider, huve queen, giant croc and you’ll kill them easily. At any level with stone weapons.
What’s there to be rewarded about?