Raids 136 were Wednesday August 14, and Saturday August 17. Here is the list.
1. Project Nemesis LH
Osi says LH is the usual so we we did LH. This run went quite a bit better than our first LH attempt. Check out the video below. Completion time: 21 min, 56 s. Loot: 84 Nemesis runes, 30 threads of fate, Ethereal Gaze, Baz’Morath, the Curator of Decay and Wildwood Wrists.
The second raid of Sharn has a lot of things going on and it’s been a lot of fun trying to (together with other raiders on Orien) figure everything out. This is what I have so far.
When you enter the raid, the rune panel is lit up. There are 5 runes at the bottom, each with a different symbol and 3 runes next to the head with what I consider the “lock” symbol. When the lock symbols are lit, the locks on the door can be opened, which is part of the failure mechanism.
The “lock” runes, the head and the rune panel
I’ve spent quite a few evenings farming Sharn with Hamster, Osi and some others, and there are still a few items I’d like to have to finish my gear. I did, though manage to finish my set with what I currently have, and update the spreadsheet. Check out tab August 9, 2019 by clicking on the image below for the latest gear setup. Click on the other tabs to see older setups.
Just a short blog to post something different from the raids blogs.
I might do another ‘this is my cleric’ video at some point, if I have the time and energy.
That’s all for now.
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Raids 135 were Wednesday August 7 and Saturday August 10. Here are the highlights.
1. Project Nemesis LN
Osi was our main tank and we didn’t really have second tank. We also had some first timers. I wanted to practice doing the laser, and messed up more than once. Completion time: 24 min, 21 s. Loot: 64 Nemesis runes, 25 threads of fate and Band of Diani ir’Wynarn.
The raids I talk about here are always my led raids. If I’ve joined someone else’s hosted raids, I don’t do a blog about them. This week I was away Saturday so Osi did the Sat raids, I only did Wednesday July 31. The new Sharn raid was out only a few hours before my Wednesday raids. Here is the recap.
1. Project Nemesis LN – failure
At least Storms, Osi and Fleea had completed the raid before, so I was asking about the mechanics. I wanted to record our first run(s), and was therefor only using discord voice chat (my recording software only allows for one push to talk key and I normally use two). I asked Storms to explain the raid to us and we spent a bit of time at the start going through things before starting. Things were going resonable well, but as we were killing the last elemental, the door got opened and we failed.
Raids 133 happened Wednesday July 24 and Saturday July 27. Here is the recap.
1. Killing Time LH
I decided I was going to try using discord voice chat for the raids, and fiddling with that kind of stole a big part of my concentration for the raids. Still, most of the party joined the voice chat, and I was only using discord voice for at least the first two raids. If you haven’t joined yet, Orien Raiding discord is the place to be (https://discord.gg/PKDxEtg). For KT, Osi was tanking, Arrowhavoc shadow kiter and Titus Nyt tank. I forgot who kited dogs. We had some deaths, probably because I was distracted and didn’t heal ppl, lol. Completion time: 25 min, 51 s. Loot: 84 time runes, 24 threads of fate, I think no named items.
Raids week 132 were Wednesday July 17 and Saturday July 20.
1. Too Hot to Handle LN
I logged on, invited people from channel who were interested, then put the lfm up. Storms told me we might struggle to fill since Matrix just ran this raid, but as soon as they completed, the people from their raids joined mine. I was a bit thrown when some said ‘it’s only normal’ (I haven’t found normal to be easy just yet), and didn’t quite know if I should give people roles or not. I was testing out a gear swap and then got insta killed by a doom skull. Completion time: 15 min, 40s. Titan tank: Carlinee. Puzzlers: X and Doobrey. Loot: 64 forge runes, 25 threads of fate.
We have a new player run discord server dedicated to Orien raiding. If you’re on Orien server and are interested in running raids, feel free to join: https://discord.gg/PKDxEtg
The server is intended for everyone, no matter skill level. We have a calendar where anyone who wants to schedule a raid can create an event, and we are planning to do more learning runs.
Raids week 131 was Wednesday July 10 and Saturday July 14.
1. Riding the Storm Out LE
We started Wednesday raids with RSO. At first it was just me and Osi and we were deciding what I should post for. After waiting a while we decided to go short man and Osi’s alt was allowed to stay in party. This is the run where I realized that the Eye of the Storm timer controls when the multispam lightning is going to hit – it starts at exactly 10s left on the timer, and hits 6 times. Tank: Rzyman with Osi as backup. Completion time: 41 min 21 s. Loot: 125 Kor kaza runes, 25 threads of fate, Cerulean Guard, Discerning Gaze and Azure Guard x2.
Raids week 130 happened July 3 and July 6. Here are the highlights.
1. The Mark of Death EN
Osi had joined Matrix’s THTH when I logged on, so it was just me, Leo and Azzallea. Hamster joined and after waiting about 15 min I figured we could do a quick mod while waiting for more to join (I posted for hox). I stayed center while Leo and Azz did the rooms, which was going fine until people started joining the lfm and I got distracted. I got in trouble with beholders and some time after we killed the death knights we wiped (Hamster wasn’t flagged so was sitting it out). A jibber’s was used and we completed in 11 min 6 s. Loot: 7 masterwork tapestry shreds, 8 threads of fate, 64 death runes (I think, as I forgot to screenshot them) and Epic Litany of the Dead. Leo and Azz didn’t want the Litany, I had the old version so said I could grab the new one (lower min level), which meant throwing my current one away to buy it back after putting the ml 26 in the bank (they’re exclusive).