EE raids turned legendary

I wanted to do EE Defiler of the Just. This Saturday I had my lfm up for 1.5 h, while I was doing favor runs on my alt account. I had one joiner total in that time, and said person decided to join one of the other raid lfms as mine wasn’t filling. After getting bored with favor runs, I joined a group that was doing LH HoX, and after that I put up my own for Legendary Elite Tempest spine. With only doing fire & ice, the run took us 25 min to complete.

I also posted for a Legendary Hard shroud, and after we filled, we completed in 40 min, mostly thanks to the wizard Alisza, who both cc’d an outkilled all of us, lol.

I will continue running the U29 raids almost every day now until I have the items I want, but I will also continue to attempt to get my ee doj and mod completions.

That’s all, thank you. :)

Legendary Hard Shroud with pug

I’ve been quite busy irl of late and haven’t had time nor energy to blog or record youtube videos as much ass I have in the past. Today I decided that I wanted to do a recording of Legendary Hard Shroud, with pug of course. I put up an lfm and waited. After a seemingly long wait, I had a group and was able to do the run. Check out the video below.

That’s all for today. Thank you for stopping by and have a great day

EEraids Saturday

After the very little interest in EE Deathwyrm the last 2 times I posted for it, I decided to post for EE Defiler of the Just instead this Saturday. The experience I have to say was much worse. First I waited over and hour to fill my party, then the lag. I lost count of how many times we entered, started the clearing, lagged and restarted. Once we had a semi-ok instance we continued to  the first gate, then lag wiped there. Back to restarting cause of bad instance. Then when we finally got past that part we didn’t have enough dps, pulled too much trash and failed. So we decided to do eH instead. Same thing, restarting to get a good instance, lagged bad in the first fight. After a few of these, Lion suggested we just try eN instead. 10 man eN seemed a bit better. We were about 10 min in when we started having bad freeze-ups. I tried my best to keep killing, but when it looks like you’re almost completely frozen in place, only hitting the mobs a little… you know it’s gonna fail. A short while later we had too many reinforcements spawn and failed. So, 3h after I logged on and posted for the raid.. I had a total of zero completions.

Lag frozen in the air in Amrath

Instead I decided to post for LH Shroud, and this filled a bit faster. We had a much better experience, a bit choppy once in a while, but no real freezes. Managed to complete Shroud in 49 min.

That’s all I have for you today. Tc

Raid night and Sunday gaming

On Saturday I posted for EE Deathwyrm again.. and then decided to continue flagging friend’s toons for DoJ while I was waiting. I had the post up for a bit over an hour, during which I got a total of 3 joiners of which 2 of them decided to drop my group for an LH HoX and the third went to a doj. Ppl in EEraids channel wanted to do Legendary Tempest Spine, and I told them I can join them if they do, but that I don’t feel ready to host it. I said “I’m one of those who never used to do it heroic, so I don’t feel like I know it well enough”. Half an hour later Durk posted for LH TS an I joined, giving up on EE raids for the week.

The TS run was done in the common way and we collected all required runes. I learned that 60 strength is required for the levers on LH, and with buffs Cerge could easily do it. He’s a bit low on str, as I don’t have a lvl 30 str item for him yet. After TS we also did an LH Shroud where we ended up restarting once due to lag. I was falling asleep during p1 so decided to log off after Shroud and I did.

Sunday I was running Thazara and I started with EE Tor (see video below). I had an lfm up and we did EE 3bc, EE Wheloon and EE Storms horns.. and Thaz got lvl 28 (she was 26 when I logged on). Finished the gaming session by taking level, gearing her for 28 and checking my sagas.

Here’s the video I made of Thaz in EE Tor. Thaz is wearing heavy armor, which has made a big difference from when cap was 25 and Thaz was running around in robes. Thaz’s main spells that she uses are: Sun burst, Sun beam (these two are from Divine Disciple enhancement tree), Blade barrier and and Implosion. The sun spells are used as a crowd control, as they blind the mobs and the other two are for for damage. I also use Divine punishment, Nimbus of light and Searing light. Of the last two I use both the actual spell and the spell like ability. Thaz is a maxed wisdom evoker and light spammer.

That’s all folks, thank you for stopping by and happy hunting.

EEraids completion times – the spreadsheet

I recall posting about this before, but I have enhanced the spreadsheet a bit since then. Here are the statistics for the EEraids done so far (that is, since I started calling them EEraids). I have made the spreadsheet publicly viewable, so if you wish, you can come back to it later and see where it’s at.

Currently it only contains Deathwyrm and Fire on Thunder Peak, but I may add more later. I have added completion time, deaths and monsters killed, I may add other things later if they are of interest. The time is based on the screenshots I took at the end of the raid. Since it seems like the clock does not stop on completion, it may be that others may have a slightly different completion time depending on when they took the screenie.

Click on the image below to view the spreadsheet

More info and the screenshots can be found in the blog, the blog’s name will be something like “EEraids xx”. I can add the links to the spreadsheet if there is interest in it.

That’s all, ty for stopping by and do join me for the raids sometime.

EEraids 34

It’s been over a week since EEraids 34, and I’m only now getting around to posting about it. EEraids 34 was Saturday December 26. We did EE Deathwyrm and EE Fotp and after that, Short helped me flag Cerge for Legendary Shroud. Deathwyrm was… a bit tricky this week, as there were several ppl in the group who either didn’t know the raid well enough, or just wasn’t listening. I had Short help me sort the problems as well as we could. The raid took a bit longer than usually at 69/ 74 min. I noticed last time I did these raids that the clock does not stop when the raid finishes, so depending on when I took the screenshot, the time will differ.

Completion time on the first screenshot, notice the difference in the quest report below

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2015 in review

:) as you all know I like stats and numbers. WordPress just sent me the link to the annual report for 2015. Below is the automated blog post from WordPress. Enjoy.

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

And if anyone is interested… here is the annual report for 2014.


P.S. EEraids was up and running last Saturday and the blog post is still to come.

Maidae TR 5

I finally managed to cap and TR Maidae yesterday. The plan was to do one more eTR and then TR before they released U29, but time ran out, U29 came, and I had to get to level 30 to TR. It was a good thing, though, that I was a bit busy and they managed to get a hotfix in before I tried to TR. Here are Maidae’s before and after:

12 fighter/8 monk/ 10 epic                                    8 monk/ 6 ranger/ 1 cleric

I still need to gear her and do her quickbars before I’m ready to start questing.

That’s all folks. Thank you for stopping by, and happy holidays.

EEraids 33

I’ve been away several Saturdays this fall/ winter, so I’ve skipped a lot of raid nights. But last Saturday (Dec 12) it was time for raids again. I put the lfm up a bit before 8.. and didn’t get any joiners, so I logged on a dual account to finish flagging them for doj. But before I had a chance to get very far, I had 4 others in the group, so had to boot the other account.

It didn’t take long before we had a full group and got going. But already at the second puzzle we started lagging and I called a restart. Second try was a bit better. Due to the restart, the party was much more together, and we did the trapped room. This path has changed since the last time I remember doing it. It used to have re-spawning mobs, now there were no mobs at all, just high dc traps. I think the guys who were trapping said you needed at least 102 for a success. For the second selection we ended up doing red light – green light. It was a lot less painful that some of the runs have been. Of course there were a lot of deaths, but no near wipe.

Cerge and the dracolich

For the end fight I wanted the party to drop the ragers, as we usually do. The problem, no one in the party had that much experience in it, so there was a bunch of trial and error before they got it done. But once they did, the raid progressed quite smoothly. The shadow side only needed 2-3 tries before they found the real phylactery and soon after we finished. My quest reports shows 72 min, but this is because the screenshot has been taken after everything was looted. The actual completion time was 69 min 4 s.

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