So, several new quests have been released and Thaz’s gear hasn’t been updated in a while. I looked at her gear and how to improve it. Ravenloft has a lot of nice gear, but some of them would lose me things that I can’t get anywhere else, so I couldn’t switch them out, for example the spell lore on embers and the impulse on earthen mantle.
This is what I came up with. I also want to point out that Thaz has the following tomes: +7 con and wis and +6 the rest.
Raids 71 was just yesterday (April 14). I logged on just after 9 pm my time and was about to post for Baba’s, when I noticed that Storms had a post up for Baba’s. There really isn’t any point in posting a competing lfm, unless you’re planning to do a different difficulty, so I considered starting with another raid. While I was deciding on what to do, Storms’ lfm disappeared, i.e. filled and I put mine up. Baba’s and Strahd are the most popular raids right now, but I prefer to start with Baba and through it have a group for Strahd, rather than post for Strahd first.
Evilynnn is my alt on another account that I bring along when I play Jarvanna with Schoan and Valdayanie. She’s basically there as a buff and raisebot, usually parked at the start of the quest. She’s also in a different guild than my main chars, a guild I made for my banktoons and chars that don’t get much playtime. I usually use the buffs on the ship of my main guild when I want to give this char guild buffs.
Anyway, today when I logged on Evilynnn I saw something strange in her buffbar. Her buffs displayed as 7:47. Since I know the max time of buffs to be 5h, this got me very confused. After stepping into a quest I noticed that what I was seeing wasn’t hours at all, but minutes and less than 10 minutes later the buffs had expired. Since the buffs are paused in public areas I couldn’t tell how fast the timer was ticking down.
I figure I should have realised they were minutes, but I haven’t really thought about this before.
After raids on Saturday I found Osiride resting on the guild ship. I noticed his dragon head had glowing red eyes. So I asked him how he’s got them, and he told me it’s the Reaper’s Helm, the one you can see Thaz wearing here. It would seem that this helm ends up under the scales on the dragonborn. Totally weird, but a nice effect. 🙂
We have reached week 70 of the Saturday raids. Actually it’s the 70th post since my restart of EEraids, and I changed the blog posts from EEraids [number] to just raids when I stopped mainly posting for LE or EE raids. It was fun for a while to focus on trying to run raids on EE, but with the release of reaper and racial reincarnation, finding people at the right level and skill set to do the raids became more challenging than I had the patience for so I lowered the difficulty. I’d rather do more raids at a lower difficulty than wait for hours to do one run.
Anyway, raids 70 was yesterday and I logged on a bit after 9 pm Swedish time. There were only 16 people on in EEraids channel so I figured I’d struggle to fill my raids. I posted for baba’s normal and in 20 minutes we had a full party. Several people from Soko joined, and I liked that. I told the party to split up for puzzles, my only suggestion was that Leaden go left since I wanted to go right. Puzzles completed quickly and except for some issues with the red named scarecrows, they were getting completed in no time. In the first time through I got aggro of one of the reds and couldn’t go help kill the other scarecrows, which I believe slowed us down a little. Second time through one of them died and then respawned and ran across the already completed puzzle. The rest of the raid was good with few deaths. We completed in 30 minutes and as much as 3 named items dropped: Tremor, the Breaker of Bones, Torn, That Which Renders Despair, and Spite, the Fractured Shards. Sadly Spite got left in the chest since it got passed to the wrong person and said person recalled before this was noticed. Continue reading →
On Saturday it was Easter weekend, so I expected the raids to be hard to fill. I was a bit late on and posted for baba’s as the first raid. To my surprise, shortly after posting, people started hitting the lfm, and before 9.30 pm my time we had a full group. As always I told the party to split themselves up for puzzles, and I don’t believe I asked clerics and warlocks to split up, but we did. On my side there was a bit of confusion as to who should do the puzzles, so it took a bit longer because of that, second time through went better. We had some deaths but very little, and shamblers were being dealt with. We finished in 28 minutes and a con +7 tome dropped.
Last Saturday I logged into ddo during the day for a few runs on Maidae and was asked by two people when the raids are. Due to time zones and daylight saving, knowing when things are can be a bit confusing, as I noticed since both of them guessed an hour off, first person an hour early and second an hour late. 🙂 When I did log on for raids, the group filled in about 10 minutes and I had a couple of people interested in joining, but sadly we were out of room.