I usually don’t want to do this raid during Sat raids, but for Wednesday raids I was ok with it. In fact, I chose this raid, while people in channel were making suggestions. I waited a bit while some flagged, and then stepped in and started doing puzzles. The faster you can complete the puzzles, the less trash you have to deal with. As we reached the shrine I locked the raid just as someone hit the lfm for the last spot.
Titus was dragon tank, Qif dropped ragers. I forgot who was supposed to do death lords, but we had 6-7 people come to shadow side, so after 2 times trying 3 phylacteries, I figured why not try all 6. Doing 6 guarantees you the right phylactery if you don’t fail the timing. The end part was fast and the raid completed in 46 minutes, 30 seconds (we slowed down as we waited before the shrine). Loot: 125 deathwyrm runes, 18 threads of fate, 1 shadow phlog each, 21 shadow scales, Dumathoin’s Bracers, Dark Diversion and a +6 upgrade tome of charisma.
1. Old Baba’s Hut R1
Horhus wanted to try tanking 1 shambler on R1, so Carlinee stayed to keep the other. We had 3 Soko Irrlicht players (+ Lubash), so I suggested Horhus and Leo go with them left, the rest with me right. I had the hut on me about half the time when the hut was active. In the hut I frogged totems and imploded lesser crows, but we had so much dps that I didn’t actually need to. End fight was close to flawless and we completed in 37 min, 49 s. Loot: 125 hut runes, 24 threads of fate, Memory of a Tailor’s Duress, Spite, the Fractured Shards and The Invisible Cloak of Strahd.
Due to real life I’ve not really had time to keep up with the blog as much as I used to, and most of my blogs are about the scheduled Saturday raids I do almost every week. I’ve been writing this blog since 2012. It started on MyDDO and moved to WordPress in 2013 after Turbine announced that they would be shutting MyDDO down. This isn’t a farewell blog, and I do plan on doing the blog for as long as I am playing the game which I hope is going to be another x amount of years (I have so many plans).
The thing about DDO for me has always been the people. I ended up on Orien server after a quick visit on Sarlona (person who invited me to play played on Orien), and over the years I’ve run with a lot of people and some of them have become regulars in my raids. My memory is terrible, and I forget who I’ve run with so looking back at the blog and the screenhots every so often is fun. Some people have stuck in memory more than others, mostly because they’ve been distinguishable in some way – their char, their personality or maybe because I was impressed by their play style or maybe because they were just fun to play with. I’m very bad with names and I’ll spot names in my blogs that I had no idea I ran with. I remember spotting Osi’s alt in one of my older blogs and I didn’t know who he was at the time.
This is the very first raid screenhot I found, dated August 5, 2012.
I didn’t really have much more to say right now, I was just thinking about the people I’ve met and forgot about.
Happy questing, and if you’re around on Orien, feel free to say hi. 🙂
Raids 126 happened June 8, 2019. I was eager to get back to Too Hot to Handle to see if we could apply what we learned last time, but since Osi was on a TR life and not flagged for it, I decided we should do some other raids first and then do THtH.
I noticed that Osi had a lot of hp even as a warlock and since warlocks have been tanking the raids before, I asked if he was planning to tank and let him pick the difficulty. Since we had 4 Soko + Lubash I asked L to pick his team, and then chose Leo to go left with them. Talelin dc’d the second time through the hut so Ice switched sides – since Osi was hurling the totems and the rest of us were mostly waiting anyway. Completion time: 38 min, 41 s. Loot: 125 Hut runes, Threads of fate, Dusk, the Light Descends x 2 and Molten Silver Gauntlets.
Shortly after I bought Sharn I wanted to turn my reserved name Thazmaniac into a tiefling – since I wanted her to look like a devil. I haven’t had much time to play her, but starting at level 7 I’ve gotten her to 15 (14) in the pictures, and I’ve been soloing heroic R1 with a hireling. R1 has been feeling quite easy so I could probably have done R2. I also made an assistant character on an alt account to help me out in crucible and pop.
Here are some of the screenshots from the last runs.
The Cogs is a wilderness located in Sharn. All the quests here are full walkups with no quest giver. Most of the quests are also quick, one of them is a bit longer and one can be long if you decide to do it that way. There are 8 quests in the cogs and they can be completed in any order. Here are my screenshots, adding the sharn loading screen to hide the spoilers.
While first chain is run from the Clifftop Tower Disctrict, the second is located near the tavern and the banker. Here are my screenshots from the second chain, adding the sharn loading screen just to hide the spoilers.
I tired to grab a few screenshots while running the quests, but I don’t have a lot yet. Most of the quests I’ve only done once, some twice. Here are my screenshots from the first chain and some of the public area.
My first experience of Sharn is that the public area is very pretty. Apparently you don’t fall very far if you decide to jump off, but end up back up to. I didn’t test it out though.
Raids 125 happened June 1, 2019. Since Lujaan doesn’t want to stay late, I let him pick the first raids, and we’ll do others after he leaves. He suggested Baba, KT and Too Hot to Handle. In that order.
1. Old Baba’s Hut LE
Usually we run LH if we don’t have a dedicated tank and Horhus said he can tank hard, but since we’ve completed LE without a tank before, I suggested we give it a try. Party split was left: Soko minus Minnimi, but then someone went to the wrong side so Titus joined us on the right. In the end fight we killed the shamblers and managed to do so without them doing the debuff. Completion time: 47 min, 11 seconds (we waited a bit inside for someone). Loot: 125 hut runes, 24 threads of fate, Vestments of Ravenloft and a +8 upgrade con tome.
I wasn’t able to do the raids last week, and I’ve also been too busy to do the blog for the raids the week before, so here it is finally. Raids 124 happened May 18, 2019. I was also feeling quite tired during raids and after 4 raids I felt done for the night. I believe Osi did one more raid after I logged.
1. Old Baba’s Hut R1
Shambler tank: Osiride, split for sides: left side Sokos + Lubash (who I keep calling Soko even though he isn’t), right side Phoenix Clan (my guild) and Lobfist. With Sokos (and Lubash) and my guild, we only had 1 free spot that was offered in EEraids channel. I was looking a bit at my stats with buffs (the picture I added). Tahlua took red crows, I helped kill lesser crows and a bit with puzzles, but tried to let others have a go. Completion time: 41 minutes, 58 seconds. Loot: 125 hut runes, 24 threads of fate, Gulthias Staff, Torn, That Which Renders Despair and Void, the Endless Cold.