Raids 143 were Wednesday Oct 9 and Saturday Oct 12, which are my weekly scheduled raids. I also posted for VON 5-6 R1 for bravery Monday Oct 7 and joined Epic’s Sharn raids Tuesday Oct 8.
Monday: VON raid
Since I hadn’t run this raid this life and the xp is really good, I and Hamster decided to do a one time run for bravery. I’ve never not been able to get enough ppl for this raid, so I suggested we just start. We only got 4 joiners, but it was enough. VON 6 was a bit difficult since you need a melee for the pillars, and half the part wasn’t melee. It was fun though.
Every so often Soko arranges a real life guild meetup in Germany, and this October I and Darth attended. Of course, I am in Phoenix Clan and Darth doesn’t play anymore, so it wasn’t our guild meetup, but we have both played DDO with some of the Germans, and I thought it would be fun to meet in real life. 🙂
I wanted to get a group photo for the blog with as many people as possible (not everyone were there the whole 3 days like we were) during daylight. The pics are from Saturday. 🙂 Enjoy.
That’s all for this post.
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P.S. This was the reason for me missing raids last week.
Raids 142 were Wednesday Sep 25 and Saturday Sept 28 with an additional PN on Tuesday 24th, that I wasn’t going to include at first.
1. Project Nemesis LN
I had intended to join Epicsoul for this raid, but he cancelled a short while before so I decided to post for it myself. I was dualboxing and was piking in Osi’s group while I had the lfm up for PN, which is why I let the lfm be up for so long. A whole hour after the lfm went up we had enough party members that I felt we could attempt a short man. I was on laser and forgot to move the laser on our first attempt on gish, so had to redo it. The run took about 30 min, and I didn’t screenshot the quest report. No named loot.
Raids 141 were Wednesday September 18, and Saturday September 21.
After last week’s really slow raid nights where we struggled to fill, I was surprised at how quickly we filed this week. This was of course in part thanks to some of the guys from Night’s Watch who joined.
1. Project Nemesis LH
We filled quickly and with a full group and Vintovka tanking I stepped in on LH. Some deaths but nothing major. Completion time: 23 min, 16 s. Loot: 84 nemesis runes, 30 threads of fate and The Hallowed Splinters.
Raids 140 were Wednesday September 11 and Saturday September 14.
1. Project Nemesis LN
As per usual we started the Wednesday runs with PN. After waiting 30 min I decided we should just short man with what we had, so entered normal instead of hard. I was on laser, Osi was main tank, the rest dps. Completion time: 31 min, 17 s (with more than 10 min inside waiting for a person who then dc’d). Loot: 64 nemesis runes and 25 threads of fate.
Raids 139 were Wednesday September 4, and Saturday September 7. Here’s the recap.
1. The Mark of Death EH
Osi wants the ring from MoD so I suggested we start the Wednesday runs with MoD. Like expected, we didn’t get many joiners, so Osi brought in a couple of pikers and we short manned EH. The run was quick and mostly easy. The ring didn’t drop, but we got 84 death runes and 11 threads of fate.
On Friday Ositank was doing reapers and I joined for xp. I usually never run above R3, he was doing R5 and R6. In this difficulty I spotted the new reapers (I don’t know the diff the pictures are from, probably R6).
When we do the raids, we’re very dependent on a good tank, so I wanted to make one. When Darth quit the game a few years ago he let me use his characters, and a few of them have a lot of past lives. We looked through the chars and I felt this one was the best fitted to turn into a tank. I may still need to do some ED xp before he can actually tank, but here is the build plan. This is an attempt to merge Storms’ fighter tank with Jedli’s cleric build into a cleric tank. Since this is my first attempt, and I don’t even have gear for this char yet, I don’t know what the end result will be. Have a look:
Character Plan by DDO Character Planner Version 4.37.105DDO Character Planner Home PageDarthpyre Roidrage
Level 30 True Neutral Aasimar Male
(4 Fighter \ 15 Cleric \ 1 Wizard \ 10 Epic)
Hit Points: 899
Spell Points: 1626
Abilities Base Stats
(36 Point)(Level 1)
+4 Tome of Strength used at level 1
+4 Tome of Dexterity used at level 1
+4 Tome of Constitution used at level 1
+4 Tome of Intelligence used at level 1
+5 Tome of Wisdom used at level 1
+4 Tome of Charisma used at level 1
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At some point I decided that I wanted to get some heroic past lives of Firetha, and stop playing her like I’ve been playing all the others – TR, ER, some time at cap etc. The issue is that I don’t really enjoy running heroics if I have the option to run epics or raid, so Firetha (and her party of bots) has been left in heroics for almost 3 years. I finally capped her last weekend after completing her third wizard life and I’ve now decided to do 3 favored soul lives. I’ve only played a favored soul once before and that time I made an iconic caster – starting at 15. This means I’ve never actually played an fvs in lower level heroics. I asked Osi and he recommended using a deity weapon because they get bonuses from warpriest tree. While he did quarterstaff, I looked at my weapon options and decided to go for daggers. I’ve played around with the lite planner – since the planner I usually use hasn’t been updated for tiefling, and I’ve come up with a plan – that I don’t know if will be good, but I can always change it later if it turns out it’s terrible. I picked tiefling mostly cause I think they look cool and they get +2 to cha.
Here it is:
Favored Soul 20
True Neutral Tiefling
36pt Tome Level Up
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Strength 14 +5 4: CHA
Dexterity 12 +5 8: CHA
Constitution 16 +5 12: CHA
Intelligence 12 +5 16: CHA
Wisdom 10 +5 20: CHA
Charisma 18 +5
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