🙂 Sorry for not blogging in a while, and oh, the lack of pictures. I’m gonna post some pics soon. Well, my last week in DDO was good and bad. Instance freezes have been getting more common and it’s getting on ppl’s nerves. How many instance freezes can I count last week? We froze in Gianthold Tor (had to recall), Tharashk Arena (had to recall), Caught in the Web, ToD, only to name a few. The other week Meridia froze and on Sunday Eveningstar and the Marketplace froze. I can understand why ppl haven’t been wanting to do too many raids lately. Is this only on Orien?
My Saturday night is usually raid night. On a good raid night I’ll run 2xeADQ, 2xShroud, 2xeVON, ToD, CitW… maybe Abbot, HoX, VoD, something, something. Well, this Saturday it felt like I just kept wasting my time. First I was invited to do second healer for EE Eveningstar, to which I declined (my reply was “you don’t need a second healer, you need good CC”), then I got invited to do a hard CitW by another cleric. This runs was just f’ed up. Both me and the other cleric were getting ready to leave at the leg fight already, but we decided to try to get through it. At the first optional we had a good talk with the party; I said “we’re low on dps, so focus on one mob at a time, and follow Komrad’s lead, target what ever he’s beating on. I will be mass healing from him”. Half way to the second optional ppl were still running around like chicken and when lag hit us, me and the other cleric recalled and dropped the party. Hard CitW and the two clerics had used a total of 21 pots at the leg fight alone (and we had a 3rd healer, fvs, who kept dying). And I usually do very well on mana management. Like 1 h wasted there.
Later on Robai wanted to do elite ToD. He’s always trying to convince me to do elite and not hard. Well, things got kind of f’ed up. We got as far as phase 3 when lag hit us, ppl started dying and we couldn’t damage Horoth at all (Ppl dying = Horoth gets hp back). So we recalled and restarted. Second try we lagged out before phase 1, and we decided to just do hard, which we completed.
My weekly elite shroud was very good, after which I was invited by the same guy as earlier to heal EE. This time Sschindylryn. Rusted blades was done with different tactics than what I was used to, but it went ok. Death Undone.. well. Party leader says “We’re gonna fight the cats in the library and loot the chest before blowing up the cauldron”. Well, enter the library, ppl are split up in the room, so while I’m trying to find one monk on one side of the shelves, the party leader dies and says “you have to be faster”. Well fucking hell, I can’t very well heal through walls. Then someone opens the door to the cats and blows up the cauldron. We’re like wft, dude? And then as we’re leaving the library, some ppl go left, the rest right and I just stop cause I don’t know who to follow, and 2 ppl die. I say over voice “This isn’t working, I’m leaving”, my friend who was in the party sends me a tell “you should do that”, so we both recall and drop group, only to be invited back a little while later. Second try is a bit better, even though ppl are still not paying attention to the party leader. I said that I’ll be mass healing from him, but either ppl don’t use voice/ listen or they’re just stupid, I don’t know.
I’ve done EE’s without CC, and I’ve done EE’s without any real melee. Both work, as long as ppl play to their strengths and work together. When ppl do their own thing and expect the healer to be able to keep ppl alive, that makes me angry and frustrated and from now on I will start dropping groups that do not listen. I do not like wasting my time on stupid ppl.
Ty for reading and letting me vent a bit. 🙂 Have a great week with hopefully a lot of good times in DDO.
P.S. Pretty please Turbine, fix the instance freezes during the server down time on Wednesday. Ty very much.