Last Saturday I was almost on time for raids, I believe I logged at 5 past 9, the lfm for Baba’s was up by 9.10. By 9.18 we were in and ready to start. I had posted for R1/EE or hard depending on group, but decided on hard as we filled fast and I didn’t feel like waiting for a dedicated tank. I think the last few runs I’ve done Baba’s, I have not gotten hut aggro, but this time the aggro switched to me a few times, meaning I was lying on my back by the outer wall, throwing heals quickly for the second I was up before down again. As for split I asked Rivella to go left and let the rest choose sides. Puzzles were somewhat quick and in the end fight we again killed everything. The shamblers went down quite quickly. The raid completed in 35 minutes and Memory of a Tailor’s Duress and Void, the Endless Cold dropped.
I had planned to eTr Maidae once Cerge hit cap. Well Cerge has been capped for a couple of weeks and I figured it was time to eTR Maidae. I considered changing her looks, but then wanted her to look almost the same. I forgot to change piercings from the default look. Here are her before and after:
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I was running one of the new quests released in Update 39 (Plume Mountain) and happened to get Celestial Beacon. Noticing the Hallowed effect on this item, and Thaz recently redoing her gear, I started wondering if I could turn the skellies in RSO. I had also read about the enhancement “Mighty Turning” in Radiant Servant.
My first try I went in solo, using the stick. I couldn’t kill the skellies. I recalled and adjusted my points in Radiant Servant to get Mighty Turning and tried again. This time the skellies died. I went back in on hard and couldn’t kill the skellies, so I swapped two gear items, belt and neck to get Legendary Dawn’s Herald-Charm (swapped to con belt not to lose con) and tried again. This time the non orange skellies died on hard. On normal I was able to kill oranged named too, but on hard they were immune. Hamster joined me for some testing ad we tested elite and reaper 1 as well, and I was able to successfully turn and kill the non orange and red skellies on EE and R1.
The next day I decided to see if I could get to the dragon by myself. My intent was not to fight the dragon, but I wanted to test doing puzzles. My first attempt I got killed by the king, who hurts even on normal.
Last week Saturday I was again a bit late for the raids, but not by much. People were already waiting and once the lfm went up it didn’t take long for a full party. I was told some of the party members were rather new to the raids so I decided on hard and switched from Thaz to Cerge since we were 3 divine. We were in and in progress before 9.30 pm and this week I also asked the divines to be on different sides and the rest to choose. Puzzles went quite well, I was focused on doing them myself but had help and they were being completed quickly. I always miss implosion and mass frog when I’m not on Thaz, as then I can’t just one button kill att the crows to unlock the puzzle. During end fight I pulled aggro on one of the shamblers, but the rest of the party quickly killed off the other one, then came over to help with mine. The raid completed in 36 minutes and Gulthias Staff and Dusk, the Light Descends dropped.
Last week Saturday I logged on at a bit after 9 pm my time and posted for babas. The post said something like R1/EE or hard depending on group. I got some joiners I know, some that have run with me before and Carlinee joined to tank. That character had been made specifically for the purpose of tanking this raid. I asked Carlinee to decide the difficulty, but I ended up picking EE. We were talking about insta killers for totems and it seemed like my and Osi’s mass frog were the only ones we had. I asked Osi to go left and pick his team, I went right with the rest. First run through the hut went well, but when we ported back out to the main area I (and someone else) got stuck in loading. Once I was back out I had the hut on top of me and before I could get up long enough to cast a heal, I was dead. So I piked most of the second time fighting baba. Second time through the hut also went well, but I had one of the totems save against frog. We didn’t have too many wisps and managed with almost no deaths. In the end fight when shamblers spawned, one of them ran off before Carlinee could grab aggro. This was quickly resolved though and shamblers were moved a good bit to the side. The raid completed in 46 minutes and Savior, the Breaker of Chains, Echo of the Icon, Void, the Endless Cold and a +7 to +8 con tome dropped.
The last post I did about Thaz’s gear was posted April 15. Since then I’ve adjusted and readjusted her gear several times and I realised it’s getting difficult to keep track of it all. So, I decided to make a spreadsheet, and since I also wanted to also keep track of her old gear setup, I decided to do a new tab each time I do a major gear swap.
Here is Thaz’s spreadsheet. Click on the tabs to view old and new setup. The spell power and crits down below show her different values depending on offhand weapon. Higher spell power lowers dcs, lower spell power higher dcs. The intent was to get the Adherent set without losing too much of what she already had. Click on the picture to view spreadsheet.
Saturday last week I wanted to post for R1 or EE babas, but since some of the Sokos were not on, I figured we’d see what kind of group we’d get. Interest was somewhat good and I didn’t have to wait too long for the party to fill. I saved the last spot for a tank for a little while, but since the party seemed fine with doing hard, I decided to fill the party without a dedicated tank. I asked Osi to go left, and Doobrey went left too to help with totems, the rest I told to pick sides somewhat evenly. I went right as I prefer to do. During our first run in the hut, after a few totems we were hit with crippling lag and I called a restart. I figured we’d save time restarting than trying to fight through the lag. After a restart things were going better. Kv was helping me with the puzzles and they were getting completed quickly. I was using mass frog to take out totems a often as it was off timer, and during the second run through I zoomed into a room with two wisps, thought I could take the totem out and run away. I did take the totem out, but wisps got me right after. The rest of the raid went really well, we killed wisps, scarecrows, shamblers and finally baba. The raid completed in 33 minutes and Savior, the Breaker of Chains dropped.
Last week on Saturday I was quite late for raids, because I had put an add up to sell my car, and people wanted to come look at it right away. I hadn’t expected things to happen that fast. After selling the car, and taking care of the degus, I logged on at about 10.30 pm my time. Since it was late, and most of my regulars weren’t on I didn’t feel like posting for EE/R1, but switched to Maidae and posted for baba’s hard. Interest was high and I barely got the lfm up before people started joining, even had to reserv the last spot for Gaijya. As for the run I suggested our two mass frog chars go to different sides during puzzles, other than that I told people to split up evenly. Puzzles went well and I felt like people listened this time when I said to kill wisps first. During the end fight when shamblers spawned and I wanted us to kill them, I aggro’d one of them and tanked him in a corner while the party worked on the other one. I was surprised that he didn’t do more damage to me than he did. We completed the raid in 40 minutes and got completely skunked on loot.