The end of the year is always busy at work, since projects needs to be finished and customers want to pay their bills for the budget, etc. This means we suddenly get a lot of work that has to be finished “yesterday”. I’ve been working over time every day, sleeping little, drinking too much coffee, and trying to make a little bit of time for ddo.
Here’s this week’s run down
TR night. I was joined by TorGrimorde and Domfig in Necro 2. I did the lfm thing and we got a full party. Oh, now-a-days I usually do the “ip with hire, send tell”-thing. We start and if ppl want to join they can join ip. I kind of hate waiting. 🙂 We got a nice group with healer, caster and a druid-monk. 🙂 Had some deaths but most of it went imo pretty well, much easier than last time I ran these. We ran 3/4 for the flag (only missing shadow guard), but of course I forgot to take in game pics, until the last one we did.
1. Maidae having a look at a sleeping Mdjai, estimating the upcoming fight
2. Boss fight. Too easy, barely had time to take this shot
I decided to not play Tuesday, and just work instead. Wednesday I had decided to run eADQ and Shroud on Cerge. I log on, put up an lfm, send a tell to Andy asking about the Yellow Dopant, and he replies that I should join Haelton. But, but, they’re doing eH! Ok, fine, I’ll join. Me on my max 20 saves, no spell penn feat lvl 21 sorc in eH (lvl 23) eADQ. Haelton and Vadym start as duo, and we’re soon a full party. I tell them I expect to be rather useless, and I’m more or less. I kite fine, die twice (sonic trap in bat and then no one came to my aid when I was kiting 2 giant scorps), do a little bit of damage and throw a few ddoors. I still feel rather proud for only dying twice and staying out of trouble in the boss fight, lol.
3-4. Against the Demon Queen eHard
We join the first group for he raid, in which Andy and Jedli and some other ppl I know are (it was Jedli’s raid). Raid itself is pretty easy with so many awesome ppl, and I can just DoT away for all I’ve got. 🙂
5. Zawabi’s Revenge eHard
After completion I put up an lfm for hard shroud and I get a healer, a few casters and a druid. I ask if it’s ok if just take anyone for the last spots, as I expect our heals to be adequate. Healer’s a bit nervous, saying he doesn’t trust his healing skills. I reply “we’ll be fine. just try to keep the melee alive and don’t worry about the casters”. Someone replies “yes, especially the sorcs” (I was the only sorc). 🙂 Well, we don’t seem to be having any problems, we’re not zerging, but keeping a good pace, imo. Enter phase 4 and someone says “this is very smooth for hard”, and I’m thinking “let’s see how we do in phase 4 first”.
6. Shroud circle puzzle
Phase 4 is a 2 rounder without deaths and enter phase 5. During red name fight I ask our healer “Could you please heal Connian before he dies?”, as I was watching his hp get lower and lower. Healer healed the barb and all was well. I think the fvs was meleing at first but then decided to jump out of dodge and mostly heal, I’m not sure. I know I just run out of mana as Harry goes down, and I was dual dot’ing (ice+acid), while keeping myself healed the whole time.
7. Enter phase 5. 8. Fighting reds in phase 5
9. Floating Harry, I never noticed him before. 10. Harry fight
Everyone finishes and as we’re about to loot Frizzle says something like “how are all your shrouds so smooth, cerge? Wednesday’s like a lag free zone”. I giggle and reply “is that so?” (I feel I very seldom have lag free shrouds). 😛 Was rather funny anyway.
TR night again. Since my sister just bought VON, I wanted to run her through the flag quests. I was again joined by TorGrimorde and for VON3 Domfig. I did the lfm for trapper and healer, and we got a good trapper, but as we were about to start VON3 Dom had some technical difficulties, we got a healer, waited for him and then lost both our healer and trapper. I was pretty annoyed, decided that let’s just recall and restart. Grim switched to trapper toon (was on monk), and we were joined by a sorc. Heals were hireling.
All in all we had good runs. And Maidae kicks butt. 🙂 Had a close call in VON3 a few times, fell off in VON2, but other than that it was good. Me and the sorc also took out the optional bosses in VON3, after he taught me that if u walk rather than jump around the corner, you will not miss the ledge. 😛 Oh, and after boss fight was over I look up and say “wow, what happened? Why are you all dead?” (I see at least 3 bodies on the ground, well soul stones anyway). Lol. Maidae got enough xp for lvl 10.
Cannith night. We started off the night with an elite run of Frame work without optionals for Teraza’s sight, and it actually dropped, so Keava got it. The we decided to try ADQ elite on level. I do the lfm thing and we get a wizard as we’re getting to the 5th room, and someone sends me a tell that he’ll join for the raid, that he’s done the pre. Well, except for a few deaths, everything is fine up until the boss fight. We all last a few hits… then wipe. Ness uses a cake, take us to the shrine, we get up, I use my sp pots, back in.. and wipe again. I send a tell to the guy waiting that I don’t think we can do this. He replies that he’ll help us flag, that he can take one of the melee’s spot for the first fight, then leave for the second so all of us get flagged.
11. A caster in Frame work. 12. Helping Keavaa kick matador butt
Well thought was good, but Dom decides to wait instead of one of the melee, and I’m told to put up a couple of bb’s and kite them. This fails as I’m trying not only to kite, but to heal the others who are running around as well, and I can’t even find them to target them, so one by one we drop again, me as 4th or 5th. Helper guy has to leave after, and our wiz also leaves so we diced to leave it for another day.
13. Keronna looking back from ADQ
Instead we decide to run second plaza chain, starting with Assault on Summerfield. We stay somewhat good togehter, have a few deaths (including me as I aggro’d something that hit back rather hard, lol). Find a rare and do the optionals. All in all a pretty good run. After which we decided to call it a night for this week.
14. A rare rare. 15. Kicking rare butt
16. Loading screen
17. Boss fight. 18. Winning the quest
Thank you for reading and happy holidays. 🙂