Static group is enjoying the available packs

As you might have heard, SSG made all the content available to everyone until the end of April. See this post to read more about it.

Since this meant my static group has more content to run, we started with wiz-king R2 and continued with Outbreak in the druid’s chain. We usually run for about 2.5 hours, and after those two quests we were out of time. Have a look at the screenshots below.

I am playing Jarvanna with Judet piking for xp. I can use Judet to raise the group if things go sideways.

That’s all for this post, thank you for stopping by.

Raids week 166

Raids 166 were Wednesday March 18 and Saturday March 21.

Wednesday

1. Project Nemesis LH

The Wednesday group filled quickly and we were in and running the raid by 13 past 9 pm my time. Ositank was main tank, Forcystus Gish and Torimi laser. We were hit with some bad lag which caused several deaths, including me. Completion time: 17 min, 49 s. Loot: 84 nemesis runes, 30 threads of fate, The Labrythine Edge and Radiant Ring of Taer Valaestas.

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Firetha does cc

Firetha is doing three heroic fvs lives and I wanted to start out doing a vistani with focused weapon dagger. It’s been a good long while since the last time I played an fvs, so had to read up on casting stats. Learning that fvs can use either wisdom or charisma as their casting stat I picked charisma – since I knew it was a good stat for divine might. Anyway, soloing reaper 1 or 2, some quests have been really challenging, while others have been a walk in the park.

The other day I decided to do some heroic cogs farming – because they’re short and easy to farm, and it’d be nice to have more sharn gear for TRs. I did one completion on R1 and then switched to elite for farming runs – since R1 still felt hard. Since reaching the levels for cometfall and greater command I’ve been actively using them to try and cc the mobs I’m fighting. I also suddenly remembered I had picked hold person as well, so was testing it out in cogs. I was surprised to notice my spells landing on daask. Have a look at my screenshots below.

Hold person
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Darth gets to ride the raft

With all content being available to everyone until April 30th, I deiced to run some sharn on Firetha and my piker and future tank Darthpyre. In Just Business I had the idea to leave Darthpyre on the raft with Casper (which glides through the air after you’ve killed each mob spawn), and funnily enough it worked. I only moved him off it to loot. Have a look at some of the screenshots.

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Raids week 165

Raids 165 were Wednesday March 11 and Saturday March 14.

Wednesday

1. Project Nemesis LH

The post went up a about 9 pm Swedish time – 3 pm, EST, and after a few initial joiners, we waited a bit to fill. I was on laser, but asked Crone to do it for Gish so I could focus on healing. Ositank main tank. Completion time: 13 min, 54 s. Loot: 84 nemesis runes, 30 threads of fate, Radiant Ring of Taer Valaestas, Wildwood Wrists and Baz’Morath, the Curator of Decay.

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Raids week 164

Raids 164 were Wednesday March 4 and Saturday March 7.

Wednesday

1. Project Nemesis LH

I posted on Orien Discord an hour before that I would be posting for raids, and the lfm went up at 9 pm my time, after inviting Torimi. The group filled without issues and Balphanar played main tank, Torimi was on laser and Jorye + Dexxy ended up placing Gish. I went into earth room, only to zone in in a circle and die. Completion time: 18 min, 20 s. Loot: 84 nemesis runes, 30 threads of fate and Molten Adamantine Gauntlets.

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Raids week 163

I was unable to do my Wednesday raids last week, so raids 163 were only Saturday February 29.

1. Project Nemesis LH

I joined discord voice chat and started the game. Invited the guildies that were on and saved a couple of spots for guildies and a couple more for ppl in discord voice. I wanted to record the run to try and figure out why I occasionally haven’t been able to heal Balphanar, and Erofen told me it’s the disease that gives a healing debuff. When I started to be ready to go 1 short, Osi joined with a piker to fill. Balphanar was our main tank, Ferdo off tank and I was on laser (with Croneman taking over when I went into green). Completion time: 18 min, 38 s. Loot: 84 nemesis runes, 30 threads of fate, The Zarash’ak Ward and a +7 wisdom tome.

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Raids week 162

I was away on Saturday, so my raids 162 were only Wednesday Feb 19. The guildies did some runs on Saturday, but since I wasn’t there I won’t post about them.

1. Project Nemesis LH

I posted on Orien Raiding Discord 1 h before the raids and again when the lfm was up. There was some interest, but we ended up with two empty spots so Osi brought in a couple of pikers. I believe I asked Osi to kite Rudus, Drexnan to place Gish and Torimi was on laser. Completion time: 25 min, 30 s. Loot: 84 nemesis runes, 30 threads of fate, Ethereal Gaze, Radiant Ring of Taer Valaestas and Attunement’s Gaze.

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Latest about the interest in the raids

The last x number of weeks I’ve been posting for raids on Wednesdays and Saturdays on Orien server (check out Orien Raiding Discord). Saturday is the main raid night, with Wednesday as the second raid night. I usually want to run PN and THTH, after which I let the party suggest raids to run. I make my decision based on my own wants, but also on the difficulty of the raid and my experience in the interest in the raid in question – will I be able to fill the party and can we short man if we don’t? Here’s the list of raids I mostly do.

Project Nemesis

On Saturday I can fill 2 or 3 runs of this raid easily. I usually do hard, as elite is a lot more stressful and hard has better drop chances than normal. Hard is the default difficulty. On Wednesdays I can usually fill one or two runs, it’s common that at least one Wednesday run is short man, either on normal or hard. Short manning normal is easy enough, even without a tank.

Too Hot to Handle

This raid is harder than PN and also slightly harder to fill. On Saturday my PN group commonly stays for more than one raid and we then have a full group for THTH. On Wednesdays we’ve run 1 or maybe even 2 man short, less than that and I won’t run it. The difficulty I run is normal and we haven’t yet completed a diff above normal.

Killing Time

Killing Time is easy to fill and we easily run hard with almost any group with a tank-like character on dragon. We have completed a few elite runs, but mostly stick to hard for quick and easy.  Occasionally we’ve ended up 1 person short.

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Raids week 161

Raids 161 were Wednesday Feb 12 and Saturday Feb 15.

Wednesday

1. Project Nemesis LH

The Wednesday raids were just after update 45 and the raid took a bit longer to fill, probably because a lot of ppl who would have joined instead TR’d into an alchemist. I was running the new 64 bit client and was seeing funny yellow effects – every once in a while when I looked at the characters, their names would have turned yellow/ gold. Guild names below 160 would also be the same color (160 upwards have a different color already). Update 45 also saw a nerf to inquisitive, and PN felt like it took longer. Completion time: 27 min 15 s (with waiting inside before starting). Loot: 84 nemesis runes, 30 threads of fate.

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